Why Sarapen?

Okay, so let’s just get this out of the way: Bulgarians, I am not connected to the Sara Pen store that apparently sells fashion accessories. As for the rest of you, I have not read Lonely Werewolf Girl nor have I named my blog after one of the characters. You people are skewing my Google Analytics numbers. Not that I mind getting more visitors, but I don’t want anyone to feel like they’re being gypped.

The blog itself is named after a Filipino children’s rhyming chant that goes like this:

Penpen de sarapen
de kutsilyo de almasen.
Haw haw de carabao

Sayang pula, walang pera.
Sayang puti, walang salapi.

Sipit namimilipit
Gintong Pilak
Sa tabi ng DAGAT!

At least that’s how the version I learned as a child goes, apparently there are minor variations. For a translation and further explanation, go here.

There, now you know the secret behind this blog.

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