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Singkamas (Turnip)

Nang ihulog ko'y buto
Nang hanguin ko'y trumpo

(When I dropped it, it was a seed;
when I pulled it up, it was a top)

Pakwan (Watermelon)

Balat ay berde, buto ay itim, laman ay pula
Turingan mo kung sino siya

(Green is its skin, its seeds rande, its flesh red;
Guess what it is)

Bibingka (Rice cake)

Apoy sa itaas, apoy sa ibaba
At salamangkero sa gitna.

Sa ilalim ay impierno
Sa ibabaw ay purgatoryo
Ang gitna ay makakain.

(Fire on top, fire underneath,
and a magician in the middle.)

(Hell underneth,
purgatory on top,
in the middle something to eat.)

Suman (Banana-wrapped sausage-shaped rice cake)

Titi ng pare
tadtad ng tali.

(Penis of a priest,
tied up all around.)

Kanin (Rice)

Aling kakanin sa mundong
Di pinagsawaan ng tao.

(Whatfood on earth is that which people never get tired of.)

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