Celle Gonzales Calomos

Celle is an English college professor first at the University of Nueva Caceres, later and now at the Naga College Foundation, her Alma Mater. Her gems are her four handsome sons. She says she is still a dreamer and a hopeless romantic. But most of all, a lover of the Bicol language and hopes to contribue to preserve and propagate its use. Celle has more energy to spare she is also the chief editor of the "Vine," the Catholic newsletter of LLFCC community at the Archbishop's Palace in Naga city.
Haen an Puso /  Where is the Heart by Celle Gonzales Calomos
Haen an Puso / Where is the Heart by Celle Gonzales Calomos

Dae mo ako haputon ngonyan / Kun haen an puso ko. / Dae mo ako hilingon na garo pinipirit / Na simbagon taka. Haen mananggad? / Kadto yaon duman sa pinakamalaad / Na bituon kun maaaga, nagtatago, /

A Closer Look At A Calabangueño
A Closer Look At A Calabangueño

You only have to set foot on Calabanga’s heart (the ever commotion-packed Parada) in order to know its language. “Oatat ka man magmarat nin iwos?” a Calabangueño would ask you if you are a stranger. Several dialects would come rushing into your mind but not a single word from the sentence just uttered would equal that which you think you know.