Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Northern Marianas: Chewing betel nut in Saipan

I've been quite busy here in Saipan so to keep you entertained, here are photos of me eating betel nut or nganga to us Filipinos. Yikes! I didn't realize chewing on it gives you a high!

5 comments:

  1. ivan,

    that's funny! i enjoy reading your blog.
    nganga can cause euphoria....

    dp

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  2. Hahaha! Euphoria... we were looking for the right term for that high feeling that nganga gives. I guess that's it. Thanks!

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  3. NJ boy1.12.06

    Haha...no wonder my grandma- rest her soul, who hails from Magalang never stop chewing nganga!

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  4. Ivan:

    Betel nut is a mood enhancer. That was why it was served on an oval silver tray --- "platilla para buyo" / "buyera" --- during the parties of the Spanish Era...

    Bwahahahahah!!!

    Toto Gonzalez

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  5. Really? Hmmmm... maybe I should serve betel nut during my parties too. Bwahaha!

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