Wednesday, June 18, 2008

pescador de bantayan

Bantayan island is one of the major producers of dried fishes specially the danggit of which Cebu is also famous of. danggit are small flat fishes that is abundant here. in English they are called rabbitfish or spinefoot fish. it is fried and eaten with vinegar. perfect for breakfast!so expect fishermen occupying their own space on the waters surrounding the island of Bantayan. most of them come in groups while others go out alone with small fishing boats. Cebu city and other neighboring towns largely benefit from the fishermen of Bantayan.you'll notice that some are quite unique because they wear head coverings and wearing long sleeve-shirts to protect themselves from the heat of the sun. we actually call them "slipknots" because of the rock band Slipknot, whose members wear weird masks.one minute you see them on top of the fishing boat and in a while you'll see them jumping off their boats at deep sea areas. so by next time i'll visit Bantayan, i'll make sure to buy those masks and goggles and try to jump with them. that's adventure!
others chose to hunt along the shorelines for crabs and other sea dwellers on the rocky shores of the nearby islands. and since most of the people here depends on fishing as their livelihood, children as young as six years old are already into fishing.
they spent their childhood here and treat the sea as their playground.

49 comments:

Rio said...

nagparamdam lang....hehe=)

rayts said...

nice documentary here, Dong. i like how you freeze-frame each image and tell your story. Bantayan Island seems like a nice place to explore. the water looks friendly and serene.

olan said...

nice post dong! danggit is my favorite dried fish! lalo na pag breakfast. and the best ang quality pag danggit ng cebu. ika nga, DANGGIT BAI! your photos are great! love the shots dude!

the donG said...

>hi doc rio, ayos!

>hi rayts, thanks a lot! it's a peaceful island with water that's serene. this side of the island rarely experience big waves because it is covered by the bigger beu island.

>olan, salamat! ako din. paborito ko rin talaga ang danggit ng cebu.

me said...

danggit bay! i love danggit esp on champorado, super-sarap talaga... i dunno if its the same but we call it "tunsoy"...

ifoundme said...

i love tuyo... hmmmm.... kelangan may danggit parati...

sho said...

thought i'd reply here.

The projects in Manila was an eye-opener to all of us on the trip. The adults had gone 2 years in a row. Too bad the school here did not do a followup after that. The adventure trip to Cebu was memorable and adrenalin charged.

Phi Phi Island in Thailand? Was that inspired by the movie The Beach starring Leonardo Decaprio? Think I was there w some Caucausians backbpacking. They brought me to some awesome places which I would not have ventured to Thailand and that sparked off the backpacking bug which I must say, I kind of miss.

I'm stuck here in the city and the only untouched island left here is nothing as scenic as the ones you put up here. That's the voice of envy speaking out. Haha. Take care.

the donG said...

>me mangyan, paborito nga ng karamihan yan. hindi ko alam kung pareho nga yung tunsoy at danggit.

>ifoundme, oo nga. sana ganun din ka mura yung danggit dito sa manila.

>stanley, it's good to know that you enjoyed your adventure in cebu.

i agree with you. there should've been a follow up but not to worry coz we also have volunteers who continuously assist in building houses.

yes. the movie "the beach" was shoot there.

you really need to travel soon. looks like you missed traveling so much.

redlan said...

U know what? ang maganda sa blog mo dom ay sini-share mo ang mga adventure mo with details and photos. this is just like a documentary blog for me. hindi ko na kailangan mag-research at pwede na hindi na manood ng t.v. you brought up the simple living of people and the beauty of a place for me to realized and love more about the nature and continue to be inspired by the simple but great people.

kaya, at the end tumulo ang laway ko dahil na-miss ko na ang danggit! with matching kamatis at tuyo

redlan said...

yung realize sa comment ko dapat wlang d. kahit simpleng grammar hindi ma-perfect kasi naman submit agad before i-review. hahaha. sorry.

Nash said...

whaaaaa

this is so nice dong!

dali swimming swimming while catching fish :P

check out my first video blog

KRIS JASPER VAN DYKE said...

good morning.

ginutom ako after reading about danggit.

mabuti na lng meron d2 sa fridge. lol. well... breakfast muna ako.

the donG said...

>redlan, maraming maraming salamat. goal is really to share the experience not forgetting th people of bantayan who deserve all these posts. these posts are all tributed to them.

hahaha... masarap nga yan pag may kamatis. kakakagutom buti na lang marami akong nabili.

>nash, hahaha... parang hindi ka excited magswimming. i just checked your first video blog but it's not visible.

>jasper, astig! meron din pala dyan. buti na lang.

V said...

oh my! i miss the beach really!
ganda! clear turquoise waters.. oh i so envy you pareng dong

(recovered my account, this is vera, again. really) hehe.

Sandpiper said...

These are fantastic pictures! They make me wish I were there.

Lawstude said...

i love danggit bai. nung magpunta ako cebu dumaan muna ako palengke before going to the airport. kumapit sakin amoy ng danggit kaya napilitan ako magpalit ng damit sa airport lols.

great captures again dong.

the donG said...

>hi vera, june na pero pwede bang habulin ang pagpunta sa beach habang wala pa ang mga bagyo.

buti na lang na recover mo pa yung account mo.

>sandpiper, i really hope that you'll be able to visit bantayan.

>lawstude, kakatuwa naman experience mo. malamang sa taboan ka pumunta at nakisingit ka pa talaga sa loob looban ng palengke. salamat!

Luke said...

a beautiful place to fish! very nice shots!

Dakilang Islander said...

hmmpt! dahil sa post mong 'to naalala ko na naman ang napakaraming danggit na dala ko sana dito during my vacation..kaso nawala ang bagahe ko hangang ngayon di pa nakita..na-imagine ko na ang amoy un..hehh

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

Very interesting to see the locals at work, especially the children. My husband spent much of his childhood living by the ocean and he just loved it.

the donG said...

>luke, thanks!

>dakilang islander, sorry to remind you of that. hehehe... sayang nga talaga.

>hi karen, really? that's nice. maybe jake, luke and kenzie should visit that place too.

equilibrium2008 said...

This is a very lovely place. I think if ever I will visit this place, can I invite you as well? :)

Anonymous said...

may oblation swim sa bantayan? :D

kingdaddyrich said...

may oblation swim sa bantayan? :D

IA said...

Uwing-uwi na nga ako, binanggit mo pa ang danggit! Hey, your blog is really informative...I didn't even know what danggit was in English, and I never even had any inkling that danggit from Cebu is good! Alam ko, danggit from my place masarap din! Hehehe.

madbong said...

galeeng ng pics parekoy, mukhang masrap makilangoy sa mangigisda. paano yon, may net sila sa ilalim?

At pwede din ba exchange gift este links? andun ka na sa akin.

Coldman said...

astig ang mg pics mo parekoy.

galing!

the donG said...

>hi equi, sure! that would be great!

>kingdaddyrich, hehehe... wala naman.

>hi ia, thanks! im happy that the posts is helpful. saan nga pala yung sa inyo? parang gusto ko ring tikman ang danggit doon.

>madbong, hehehe... sarap talaga. kaya next time makikitalon din ako sa kanila. sigurado yon kahit malalalim. hindi ko napansin yung net pero malamang meron.

sure. adding you on my blogroll.

>coldman, maraming salamat!

Lerlyn said...

grabe ang dami mong readers dito sa site mo! I craved for danggit 4mos ago!2mons preg that time... sarap ng danggit!

Twerlermz' blog

Belen said...

wawa naman ang mga kids. instead na nasa classroom, nandoon sila sa dagat nakababad sa tubig

the donG said...

>hi lerlyn, naku mahirap maglihi sa danggit. marami bang danggit dyan?

>hi nanay belen, not to worry kasi summer pa yan and the children there really value education. i've talked to some of the parents.

equilibrium2008 said...

Okay sinabi mo yan.. wala ng bawian ha? :)

Ferdz said...

Ayus tong running accoutn mo Dom! You can actually make a guide na on Bantayan island

Carver said...

Beautiful shots and a very interesting post.

the donG said...

>equi, depende din sa availability. hehehe... ayan palusot na.

>ferdz, yon nga talaga plano ko kaya lang hindi ko napuntahan ang madridejos. kaya kulang pa. maraming salamat!

>carver, thanks! you're back.

BW said...

very clear and tempting water. Makes me wanna dive ! Hey, i'd like to go fishing with those fishermen in their boats too :)

Heart of Rachel said...

Beautiful shots!

I love danggit. I didn't know they were called rabbitfish or spinefoot fish. Interesting English names. I learned something new today.

That's a unique mask. I'm sure it would be an adventure to join them in the water.

the donG said...

>bw, if that's the case then we can go out together with them. that'll be one great experience.

>hi rachel, yes. kakatuwa nga yung danggit sa english. when i'll go back to bantayan, i'll definitely look for those head covers and goggles and try it myself.

mimi said...

bakit sila naka mask?

the donG said...

>hi mimi, nakamask sila dahil sa init ng araw. ramdam na rin nila ang global warming.

Travel vacation said...

a good place that can increase the inspiration for all of us ..

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thank you for this excellent info, I would like to visit there.

Technology and Informations said...

beautiful, beautiful, interesting ... that's no good at these places .. I like that.

Healthy Live said...

I like it, and I'm sure everyone would like to place this good, I was eager to visit it for the sake of my family happy.

Finance Business Corner said...

Thank you for everything you have shown to us, you will definitely experience I use to soon come and visit this nice place.

Technology said...

very good, the quality of the natural beauty of incredible ..

bobby said...

really beautiful and very fitting for my soon to visit.

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