I met my friend Bob Martin in Davao this past Tuesday. I went there to visit him and also to have my Bisaya lesson with our teacher, Bebe. We decided to have a joint lesson among all three of us and to practice our conversational skills. The lesson went well and Bebe said our homework was to go to the market (palengke) and buy something and converse with the vendors there.
So off we went in a pedicab to the largest market in Davao, about 15 minutes away from Bob’s house. At the market, we walked around a bit and practiced our Bisaya . At first, I was nervous about speaking, but I did manage to talk a little. Bob, on the other hand, was very conversant and seemed to have a good grasp of the basics while speaking to many of the people there.
I wound up buying a kilo of fresh salmon for 150 pesos, a little over 3 dollars. We cooked it that night-lami kaayo. See the video above of us at the palengke. Thanks Bob, for a fun day–lets do it again.