Simpait ng dita, nilasap ng buhay
Nagugunita ko, o mutyang hirang
Subalit laging nagugunam
Ang sumpa at pangako
Kay dagling naparam.
Ang aking puso, pag may damdamin,
Hanggang kailan pa kaya,
Muli mong sasariwain
Ang sumpa, sa sadlak sa libing
13. Puzzles and Riddles: Binubusan
1. Isang biging palay, sikip sa buong bahay. (Ilaw)
2. Isang señora, nakaupo sa tasa. (Kasoy)
3. Naririto na, hindi mo pa nakikita. (Hangin)
4. Baka ko sa Maynila, abot dito ang unga. (Kulog)
5. Isang bayabas, pito ang butas. (Ulo)
6. Dahong bumunga, bungang dumahon. (Pinya)
Luyahan: -1. Ano ang kauna-unahang ginawa ng kalabao? (Anino)
Balibago –1. Kain nang kain, walang bituka’y walang ngipin. (Gunting)
14. Proverbs and Sayings: Binubusan –
2. Nakikita mo ang butas ng karayom, nguni’t ang butas ng palakol ay hindi.
3. Hindi lahat ng kumikinang ay ginto.
4. Huwag mong bibilangin ang sisiw hanggang hindi pa napipisa.
5. Huwag mong sisikaran ang tulay hanggang hindi ka nakatutulay.
7. Kung ang padala ay dila, ang pagbalik ay balita.
8. Walang mataimtimang babae sa matiyagang lalaki.
15. Methods of Measuring Time, special calendars:
During the Spanish occupation, the people of Binubusan did not have any device used in telling or measuring time. According to the old folks, they just looked at the sun. The different positions of the sun gave them the time. Another method is by looking at the leaves of the acacia. They say that the leaves close at five o’clock in the afternoon. One more device is the position of the North Star. At three o’clock in the morning, this star is above the eye level. It disappears when it is four o’clock. Pertaining to the calendar, it was the “Honorio Lopez” calendar which was used during the Spanish regime.
In Luyahan, one method of measuring time used by the barrio folks was the position of the shadows of the trees or any other object. At noon, they could tell the time that it was almost twelve o’clock because the shadow cast by the object is centered to it. Others tell the time by the position of the sun.
In Matabungkay, the methods used in telling time were by the rising and setting of the sun, by the crows of roosters at night and by the closing of leaves of certain trees in the afternoon. The people use the calendar made by Honorio Lopez for they say it is very dependable. In it are the names of children and the foretelling of the future conditions, etc.
16. During the Spanish time, the people of Binubusan were very interested in stories. One of the stories they loved to read was the “Ibong Adarna.” There were also some other stories like the “Kurido” and the “Moro-moro.” Some people play these stories during the celebration of the fiestas.
Part Three: Other Information
17. Information on books and documents treating of the Philippines and the names of their owners.
18. The names of Filipino authors born or residing in the community, the titles and subjects of their works, whether printed or in manuscript form, and the names of persons possessing these: