“Tumpiang”

I was with a cousin, yet another business-minded and very successful Pampanguena, recently and she related a funny anecdote about her great grandparents…

Her great grandmother was from an established and affluent Pampango family.  That family practically owned all the land in that town because they were the first to settle there.  She departed from family tradition because, instead of marrying from among the other good families in their town, she openly entertained the attentions of a Spanish “mestizo” gentleman from Southern Luzon.  The relationship blossomed and, parental objections notwithstanding, they were finally married.

All the ladies in her family, with their almond eyes and their overfed, oily “ensaimada”-like complexions,  disapproved of her marriage to an outsider, and to a Tagalog at that [ never mind that he was a Spanish “mestizo” ]!!!  Her own mother sarcastically quipped the line that literally made its way down the generations to the present:  “Ala ne mang dela iyang taung a yan queni cung e yng ‘tumpiang’ na [ the male youknowwhat ]!!!”  [ “That man did not bring anything here but his ‘youknowwhat’!!!” ]

What???  Bwahahahahah!!!  Truly, the dynamics of family don’t change… ever!!!

Nineteenth century Capampangan bitchiness at its best!!!   😛   😛   😛

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15 Comments

  1. September 5, 2008 at 12:46 am

    Toto, absolutely correct.

    Imee has the facial features of Dona Pepang Edralin’s sisters.

    But when Imee smile she shows her Romualdez side: the mischievous grin so famously exhibited by her playful mother when the latter was still the innocent girl Loreto Romualdez Ramos so loved.

  2. LCIN said,

    April 1, 2008 at 6:26 am

    Not to mention that Ric*o Oc*mpo sends text messages, emails, or correspondence to local celebrities who, in turn, write ( and gush ) about them. Thus, another sort of P.R. for the couple here.

  3. socialclimber said,

    June 19, 2007 at 11:32 pm

    The infamous couple are trying to penetrate the US fashion market with their new creations that look like miniature coffins. They were able to land in US Vogue through the help of a fellow Capangpangan, who co-owns Headquarters PR. One of its job is to send the client’s products to celebrities to wear or use them.

  4. Garganta Inflamada said,

    April 18, 2007 at 9:51 pm

    zippo wrote:

    *mee may not look like a M*rcos or a Rom*aldez but try studying the features of various *dralin family members in Sar*at and you will find where the chin and jaws came from

    *************************************

    Who looks at the *dralins? 🙂

    I don’t. Besides, that’s such an easy…errr, boring explanation. The other version is certainly more interesting.

    G.I.

  5. zippo said,

    April 18, 2007 at 11:15 am

    The story about *mee being Arsen*c’s daughter is pure and utter hog-wash (just like the story that “the real” B*nget is really dead and that the “present one” is a mere double).

    *mee may not look like a M*rcos or a Rom*aldez but try studying the features of various *dralin family members in Sar*at and you will find where the chin and jaws came from 🙂

  6. taitai said,

    March 29, 2007 at 2:42 am

    Toto:

    How are R*co and T*na *campo doing these days? They seem to be a lot “quieter” following the release of Kit*y G*’s controversial books. Although they do have some publicity (including a feature in US Vogue) for their new bag and jewelry lines. Have they recovered socially and financially?

    He is Capampangan, right?

    Just wondering…

    Taitai

  7. Garganta Inflamada said,

    March 15, 2007 at 11:43 pm

    The Water Snake? Y porque nadie quiere para ella! What does a basketball player know?

    On the subject of the Water Snake (moccasin ba?) 🙂 — so, talaga bang anak siya noong late mayor of Manila, si Arsenic Las*on? I mean she really looks so different from the younger two siblings. Have any of you seen Arsenic’s daughters? Parehong baba (chin) as I*ee. Wala namang iyong babang iyong sa mga Macoy as sa mga Romu*ldez. And wasn’t the special conference of the title “Muse of Manila” — after natalo na iyong Waray nang the legitimate Miss Manila title, FOR NOTHING? I think……………NOT.

    He was such a known babaero.

    I wonder if the real Lucrezia Borgia had this much intrigue in her life?

    Interesado as always,
    G.I.

  8. March 12, 2007 at 7:58 am

    dfbxdfbxdfbg:

    *lolsz!*

    Many things in this world happen because of the “Tumpiang”…!!!

    Toto Gonzalez

  9. dfbxdfbxdfbg said,

    March 12, 2007 at 2:11 am

    Is the tumpiang also the reason why the Water Snake eloped with M*notoc?

  10. March 11, 2007 at 3:24 am

    Adjie:

    Please, Do tell us stories about the famous “Tana Dicang”…!!!

    Toto Gonzalez

  11. Adrian Lizares said,

    March 11, 2007 at 12:31 am

    Dear Toto,

    yes we need more women like these to tame the Pinoy world, what a mess!

    Adjie

  12. March 10, 2007 at 9:36 am

    Adjie:

    By all accounts, that Old Lady was a strong woman.

    She must have had a similar temperament to your ancestress, Dona Enrica Alunan de Lizares “Tana Dicang”… 🙂

    Toto Gonzalez

  13. Adrian Lizares said,

    March 10, 2007 at 1:17 am

    Hello Toto. Now that Mother is one Lady with Cojones! Love it! Say it like it is, right?

  14. March 4, 2007 at 10:15 am

    cousin paz:

    I just love old-fashioned bitchiness, specially when they come from such venerable ladies!!!

    Toto Gonzalez

  15. cousin paz said,

    March 4, 2007 at 8:56 am

    Hi Toto,
    Mom and the Barbies have another way of saying it when they disapprove of a union too — “mig vende camote ing lalaki!” (the guy just sold his you know what too). Hahahaha!

    Paz


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