Then there were those whose names are of totally mysterious provenance to me up to this very day - Enteng "Campana", Joseng "Tuhod" and Iskong "Patis" (who was both a band musician and the town barber - so what has patis have to do with these? hmmm...). Speaking of how parent's names are passed on even to their children, Mang Isko (Larumbi) has a son who is similarly a band musician and barber - yes, you guessed it right - he is known as Totoy "Patis". On a side note, this father and son tandem cut the hair of generations of male Cabuyenos...I remember barbershop trips with my Dad and kid brother (when it was still located next to the old Cabuyao Cinema and Aling Juana's delicious halo-halo store next door) when it was usual to find the menfolk of Cabuyao (Santos Gaynilo, Iking Hemedes, Lolo Aciong, Valentin Panganiban, among others) having their trims and engaging in discussions about the burning issues of the day.
Well, I guess all this could not have been shocking to a generation who grew up to such commonplace commodities as Katialis, Tentay Patis, Ang Tibay shoes and Kiko Baterya...what about you, do you have a funny name or two in your family tree? *grins*
by Cabuyao - Stories, Anecdotes and Remniscences on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 12:27pm