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Mano Po Ninong, Mano Po Ninang by FaithSensei Mano Po Ninong, Mano Po Ninang by FaithSensei
December 3, 2011 - A former rondalla mate, Grace M., told me that she saw this artwork in Light Rail Transit 1 (LRT 1)'s video ad in their train stations. Well, they didn't even ask consent to use that in commercial purposes. :(

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January 24, 2010 - I won the 2nd place! :D Maraming salamat po sa :icondevpinoys:! :D :party: Yeaaaaaaah! Salamat po sa subscription! :party:
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It is a tradition for Filipino children to kiss or touch to their forehead the hand of an old person they meet. This is called mano, from the Spanish word for hand. When done to their godfather or godmother, kids expect a monetary gift, especially during Christmas.

From [link]


Po = a word added to a phrase to show respect, e.g. "Thank you po!"
Mano = hand in Spanish
Ninong = godfather in Tagalog
Ninang = godmother in Tagalog


I remember when I was a kid, during December 25, when it's time for exchanging gifts, my uncles and aunts would ask the kids to fall in line so we'd get some fresh-from-the-bank crispy twenty-peso bills in red packets (We're not Chinese, but it's been my relatives' tradition to give Ang Paos to the kids). And also, a bigger amount is given if you're their lucky godson or goddaughter. :D And take note, that's regardless of your age or profession. Like me, I'm now working but my godparents still give me Christmas gifts/money hehe :D

Receiving gifts is one exciting thing during Christmas. But as the cliché goes, "It's better to give than to receive," I've learned that the more generous you are and the more you share your blessings to others, God will pour down His riches so you'd be a channel of His blessings (plus tithe-giving is important). This Christmas, we celebrate the season when God gave us his most precious gift, Jesus Christ his only Son, to save us from our sins. May we always remember that Jesus Christ is the reason for this season. :heart:


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Entry for devPinoy's Pasko at Bagong Taon ng Mga Pinoy Contest. Check the gallery here. :D
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:iconsaurri:
Saurri Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TT^TT wla ung mga ninong at ninang ko!!!! pmunta sla ibang bansa!!!! tinaguan nila ako!
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:iconfaithsensei:
FaithSensei Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha :D
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:iconsaurri:
Saurri Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mga kuripot kasi
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:iconmarscomics:
marscomics Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
astig ang paskong pinoy!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconfaithsensei:
FaithSensei Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe talamat! :D
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:iconteruteruu:
teruteruu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
tunay yung bente!! :D
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:iconfaithsensei:
FaithSensei Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oo :D
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:iconteruteruu:
teruteruu Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
ang lufet. XD
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:icondarkerianne:
dArkeRiaNnE Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Student General Artist
congraaaats :clap:
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samjoel20 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations!!!
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:iconfaithsensei:
FaithSensei Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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samjoel20 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^_^
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:iconmagboboterski:
magboboterski Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
congratz on winning :worship:
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:iconfaithsensei:
FaithSensei Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Salamat po! :D Haha bakit may worship icon? :D
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:iconmagboboterski:
magboboterski Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
nanalo eh, wala na tau magagawa. nice job-desu
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:iconfaithsensei:
FaithSensei Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Salamat! :D
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:iconmagboboterski:
magboboterski Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
:thumbsup:
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:iconjcroxas:
jcroxas Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
ui! congrats! :D hahaha
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:iconfaithsensei:
FaithSensei Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Salamat :D
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EnzanBlues456 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
:heart::heart:
:+fav:s
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:iconfaithsensei:
FaithSensei Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks also for the fave! :D
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:iconenzanblues456:
EnzanBlues456 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!! :love:
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:iconstephfaith:
stephfaith Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
:thumbsup:
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:iconfaithsensei:
FaithSensei Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :party:
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harvest-jacobina Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
I love the rich coloring. :D
Good luck in the contest! ;D
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:iconfaithsensei:
FaithSensei Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks also for the fave! :heart:
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:iconkaaser:
Kaaser Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
:clap:
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:iconfaithsensei:
FaithSensei Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Nyaaaahaha thanks sa fave! :D
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:iconkaaser:
Kaaser Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
NP :XD:
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:iconabsence8:
Absence8 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
haha this is cute. reminds me of philippines
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:iconfaithsensei:
FaithSensei Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahahaha go back here in the Philippines :D
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:iconabsence8:
Absence8 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
ill go back later
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:iconfaithsensei:
FaithSensei Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? Welcome home! :glomp:
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:iconmrgrumpyy:
MrGrumpyy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Student Artist
Haha, cute x]!
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:iconfaithsensei:
FaithSensei Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You should try Christmas here. It's really fun. :D
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:iconle0patra:
LE0PATRA Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
Wow! This is such a bright and colorful picture you made, and with such a charming description! :)
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:iconfaithsensei:
FaithSensei Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe thanks! :D
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:icontheshopkeeper:
TheShopkeeper Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Student General Artist
Ah! This picture is so cute, Miss Faith!
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:iconfaithsensei:
FaithSensei Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Heehee thanks. That's my entry for "Ang Pasko at Bagong Taon ng mga Pinoy" (Christmas and New Year of the Filipinos")[link] Thanks also for the fave! :D
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:icontheshopkeeper:
TheShopkeeper Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Student General Artist
Ah, cool! I hope you win, Miss Faith! Good luck! :D
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:iconfaithsensei:
FaithSensei Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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yasu777 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Student
hmmm.....
i gotta great idea 4 a x-mas story tha will make all others seem like z-mas fanfiction
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:iconfaithsensei:
FaithSensei Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Z-mas fan fiction? :XD:
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:iconyasu777:
yasu777 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Student
really, really bad fanfiction...
if y'all want some g0od x-mas fanfiction, (it exists)
then...[link]
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