(Wednesday Writing) : Indonesian-Filipino’s False Friend


Salam Mabuhay! I am not good at Filipino, but I like to explore its similarities with my own language. As we are part of Austronesian grand family, no wonder there are many similarities though we’ve been separated more than centuries or even millenia. Root can’t lie. Besides of the similarities, there are also some false…

(Sunday Writing) : Indonesian-Filipino Similar Words Recalled.


Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) is a standardized of High Malay officially recognized in Indonesia, meanwhile in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, it has a slightly different standardized forms eventhough still have large mutual intelligibility. In general, all are actually dialectical variations and if it’s called different language, it’s about nationalism and political aspects. Filipino or standardized Tagalog…