OK. As per requests, and coz I love riddles myself I am going to start a new weekly series of “BUGTONGAN TAYO!”
Every Wednesday I will post a few Filipino riddles (mga bugtong Pilipino) and have you guess them. I’ll provide answers by the next Wednesday.
BUT – you also can post your riddles and have everyone else guess them. Either email them to me or post them in the comments, whichever you like. Of course credit goes to you but you have to supply the correct answers as well.
So – here goes Series 1:
1. Dalawang pinitpit na suman, nagmula sa puklo at hindi sa baywang; mag-ingat ka katawan at baka ka mahubuan.
2. Isang pamalo-palo, libot na libot ng ginto.
3. Ang amain kong buo’y may kapatid na babae; ngunit siya naman ay hindi ale. Sino siya?
4. Matanda na ang nuno hindi pa naliligo.
(My apologies to those who can’t understand Tagalog; I tried translating but it didn’t work for me… so call-out to Tagalog speaking readers to please help?)
— UPDATED: July 27, 2005:
For those asking for more bugtong (Filipino riddles) you’ll be glad to know we have a page full of riddles, and you can find the compilation in this page: Mga Bugtong / Filipino riddles.
Have fun guessing ‘em!