Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature School on Blog
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM Band, 8 to 9 evening class Monday to Friday
Respect the ghosts and spirits
When walking on untrodden trail,
Or beating a path to nowhere,
Unreached by mail or far from rail.
If you wait 'til the sun goes down,
And home you aim before dark you bid;
Then take the route through the thickets
Say tabi-tabi as old folks did. ~
Tabi-tabi in Tagalog, bari-bari in Iloko, is a courteous word to let one pass in an unknown territory."
There’s no harm in believing in it, and practicing it. It warns any would-be attacker such as a snake, or any helpless creature to give way. It is good to be conscious and cautious in an unknown territory. Uttering the word is building self-courage. Keep within hearing distance if you are in company.