I overheard some local tourist talking about the natives. I heard one ask a fellow shopper where to find the natives? I wonder what kind of native she is talking about but since they are in the city of pines I assume she was talking about the Igorots. The lady said if you are talking about the Igorot you are looking at one of them. That puts a smile in my face, but then the girl who asked gave a reaction I don't know if I'm going to slap her in the face or pity her for her ignorance, I choose the later though.
The girl said.. WEHHHH HINDI NGA! Bakit maputi ka, dibah pangit sila? (Really, then why do you have a fair skin, isn't it that they are ugly) Unconsciously I tried to find a thing where I can see my reflection.
|This is what we wear before|
Photo credit to: Filipinasoul.com
I do understand those people who are still not aware of the so called modern world, stuck with what they know, I admire them though for being bold.
This is what we wear now....
(I would like to thank my sis for letting me use her pictures)
We were not stuck with what we use to do, we also follow the flow of things around us but it doesn't mean we forgot who we are. We are still Igorot the warrior of the north. We still practice the old ways but we accept the new.
I am proud of my roots I am proud to be an Igorot :)