Friday, October 24, 2008

baguio: too much phallicism?

noong una ko'ng nakita ang mga wooden penis key chain at man in the barrel na souveneirs sa baguio, akala ko for commercial purpose lamang ito at walang direct cultural reflection para sa mga taga dito.
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subalit ng nakita ko ang mga bulol na ito: napaisip ko, for commercial purpose na lang ba talaga ito?


tulad ng naunang post: no comment pa rin ako.
tam-awan artist village, baguio cityhuli ka, balbon!!!
Oh My Gulay restaurant session road, baguio city

uhhh... uhuh?!
oh my gulay restaurant too... ang gargoyle na may attitude
seen in one of the native houses in tam-awan artist village



o malibog este malisyoso lang talaga ako?

tingin mo?!?

*may idea ako pero gusto ko muna malaman ang idea mo...

15 comments:

Mr. Scheez said...

Male chauvinistic beliefs. Parang the male genitalia is a symbol of power and dominance in the tribes people of the Mountain Province. Methinks.

mrs.j said...

i agree with mr.s
pero syempre u cant deny ma el ka din! choz!

i miss baguio its my 2nd home gnun ako ka atach dyan

~Kinesics said...

Oh lord! Hahahah WOW...it feels like being in the Castro area there! :)

I miss Baguio...I lived there for about year back in 1993. If I remember right, it's by the Tabora Bldg...I think there was an ice plant below the apartment my parents rented for me and my 2 cousins...so, our floor is always COLD! :) Good times, good times. Im hoping to visit Baguio when I get there in December!

Thanks for your post...it brings back good memories. :)

~kinesics

Will Shady said...

What language is this? Reason is cuz I wouldn't mind translating it into English, but I kind of get the point though. ;)

Kyogre said...

kitnana, butu-buto met la aminen.

Denis said...

di ko na gets yung photos, tsk im so naive.

RONeiluke, RN said...

siguro kasi yung mga native tribes sa baguio, they see the males as the superior ones? they are the ones who lead, and work. very patriarchal. kaya siguro ganun. nagevolve na lang siguro ang tingin ng tao dahil nagevolve na halos lahat... but culture and traditions are bound to outlast the times, i guess...

Toilet Thoughts said...

Madaming beses akong napadpad sa baguio, bakit di ko napansin mga ito. hahaha.

Pero since napansin mo... siguro ma L ka lang tlga. at ang radar mo eh nag aalarm pag me phallic symbol na tumama within radius/ vicinity mo. haha. joke po.

jericho said...

aba malay ko ... have to ask the cordi people here. pero tama si mrs. j.. ma-el ka rin naman talaga (yata). hehe

Mugen said...

Palaging phallic ang panaginip ko lately. Ibig sabihin, may isang bagay akong nirerepress. Hahaha.

KRIS JASPER said...

click yang wooden dick keychains as pasalubongs ko d2.


Siguro kasi malamig sa Baguio kaya yan lagi ang nasa isip nila.

dak said...

hmmm... i think the carvings are primarily due to their lack of appropriate covers since kopong-kopong which is still apparent among the natives in Baguio and Ifugao provinces. Dba?

I was in Baguio last Friday, just ate dinner at Central Park and I think they have a new, bad cook. Sayang.

odin hood said...

malisyosong malibog :)

the spool artist said...

dito nga sa cambodia they worship them! they are said to be symbols of the hindu god shiva that's why they have carved around a thousand cocks here in the river bed where they get their water... said to sanctify and fertilize their lives...

i guess phallic worship and pop culture surrounding it is present sa lahat ng cultures...

Looking For The Source said...

if females were the dominant people in baguio, would we see people seeling wooden vaginas? or barrel women?