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Friday, July 1, 2016

-Word High July Post for 01 July 2016

Greetings, folks.  Today we are going to start a brand new meme.  I have no idea how it will work to try to write one new post per day.  It seems the world we live in has gotten so complicated and we live with so much hustle and bustle that we just can’t get anything done.

It isn’t that I don’t think I can think of anything to write.  I have a very hard time keeping my verbiage down to a minimum.  It takes me 500 words just to say hello.

The general gist of this meme, which is called Word High July, by the way, is to take a new word from the Philippines every day and blog something about it, be it a picture, a poem, or some long-winded post like this one.

We have a sister-in-law from the Philippines, whom we have never met.  Our church sponsors a mission in the Philippines, at least in part. And we have a friend from there, too, so maybe we will learn a little more about the area as we seek to blog about these words.

Here goes.

The first word is kilig, which means butterflies in the stomach.  We are all familiar with that.  I have suffered them when facing new jobs wondering how they would work out.

I am told that many people face these when they are to speak in public.  I used to.  One day I say a movie about Audy Murphy starring him as himself.  He had the line, “They can kill me, but they can’t eat me. That’s illegal.”  Ever since the time I heard that, I have been able to speak in public without the worry of what people would think of me.  I taught CPR to a room full of about 100 dentists one time without thinking too much about the fact that there were so many of them, and they were professional men, and I was a high school student.

Still, just before surgery, or a medical test I have those same butterflies in the stomach. 

Disclaimer: These words and these photos are from an article by Isabelle Laureta on BuzzFeed titled
“36 Of The Most Beautiful Words In The Philippine Language”. All credit goes to them.


  1. OOoh. :) An interesting and very personal take on the word Kilig. :) Thank you for participating David! Looking forward to more of your posts. :)


    1. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I have a post ready to post each day for all 30 days. Some were a challenge. Some just jumped out at me. Thanks again.


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