Nuno Sa Punso

by Pmel ( | | )













Nuno sa Punso

Would you like a cup of tea, with me
Here under a shade of mango trees
Within the comfort zone of a wooden fence?

Would you like a taste of bread, I made?
It's bibingka pie I baked today
Wrapped in banana leaves from a plantation, there;

Over the hedge and far beyond
stretch my masters' farm where I belong
Combed by the passing wind of love


I guard this land. 




nuno_Soprano.wma - Pmel

Pmel Oki

Nuno sa Punso, it is said that they show themselves to kids. It was also said that they were turned into fierce dieties to make Filipinos hate their own gods and to put an end to polytheistic belief.

So I'm wondering, perhaps in the pre-Spanish Colonialism, Nunos were friendly, kind dwarves who guards the farms and sometimes would allow kids to spend some time with them for a cup of good old ginger tea. :3

by anakngfaraon on December 31, 2008 - 12:50pm

Hi Pmel,

Growing up, I was surrounded by grandmothers and grandaunts who taught me to say "tabi-tabi po" whenever I would walk on soil or grassy lands.  They say it's equivalent to saying "excuse me" or "may I pass", but in the lingo of nuno, dwarfs, and the likes.  I've been told if I don't say that, I will be in trouble - like what happenned to one of my grandmothers.   She got really sick, and one of my great-grandaunts said it's because she stepped on a nuno.  They did "tawas" and offerred cigarettes and kakanin to the nuno in our backyard.  She got better after that  - or maybe it was the medicine she took at the same time they did the "tawas" on her.

I believed in those things when I was younger....hmmm....

by Pmel on December 31, 2008 - 1:26pm

My aunt had a similar story: A root began growing on the sole of her foot and only an albularyo was able to take it out.





I treasure these little stories ... remembering them could sometimes make me happy. 

by isangsakongtubig on January 8, 2009 - 12:28pm


 hi pmel i just heard your voice- i'm astounded! art at its best.

(di ko kasi pede pakinggan sa opis now lang sa bahay. )



kung hindi ka babalik, araw araw na lang akong maghihintay

by jonsdmur on January 1, 2009 - 6:03pm

A Collection of Short Stories-Jonsdmur

Ganda ng kanta!


by noelablon on January 7, 2009 - 4:18am

Galing may bonus pang music. Meron nga akong sinusulat na bagong kwento at nabanggit ko rin doon ang nuno sa punso pero hindi tungkol doon ang story hehe.

Great! Teka, boses mo ba iyon? Ganda din. Sana gawa ka pa ng mga katulad nito na merong bonus audio clip. Thanks for sharing.

Hear me as I say and write the things that I mean.
Let me gather the words and make a new dream.
I stand here with a new hope, a new adventure, a new beginning.
Now stop and look around, for we are now sailing.

by isangsakongtubig on January 7, 2009 - 10:55am

 meron akong lalaking skulmey dati sa probinsiya na bigla na lang lumaki yung tyan, bali-balita na nanuno raw at napaglaruan ng mga hindi nakikita sa skul. pinatawas tapos kung anu-anong orasyon yung mga ginawa sa kanya. may pumunta pa nga sa skul tapos pinaputol yung mga talisay tapos nag-alay ng baboy.

 hanggang sa nabalitaan na lang namin namatay na sya.


lately na lang rin nalaman na tetanus pala ang dumali sa knya.





kung hindi ka babalik, araw araw na lang akong maghihintay

by Pmel on January 8, 2009 - 8:10am







But now we know better! :)
by spike_west on January 7, 2009 - 4:19pm

Tagal ko nga inaatay na marinig uli ang boses mo. Kakatuwa kasi medyo parang magaan sa pakiramdam, yung tipong malayang malaya kang ipahayag ang iyong damdamin. Hindi ko alam kung ano ang meron sa boses mo, pero ang alam ko lang  narerefresh ako pag naririnig kita. (hindi kita binobola pwamiss)




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by Pmel on January 8, 2009 - 8:09am

Don't be fooled by the melodious voice, Spike!






It doesn't necessarily mean, I'm beautiful! *blushes*

by noelablon on January 8, 2009 - 9:01pm

Sometimes nga kung sino yung pangit boses siya pa yung maganda or pogi.

Parang ako.....

maganda ang boses..... pero pangit hehe! - ano akala niyo?

Pero I can feel you are pretty. Sometimes it does reflect from the voice.


by underwoodwriter on January 7, 2009 - 10:01pm

i say, you ought to do podcasts instead of blogging... mind you this is only a whimsical suggestion brought about by a bad case of hangover. Prozt!

by Pmel on January 8, 2009 - 8:08am







I think it's a wonderful suggestion! *nods* That is, if I figure out how to use podcasts! xD

by omme on January 8, 2009 - 5:33am

the song just made the piece so much better....

i grew up in the belief that nunos are evil dwarves... never thought of them like people... just guarding their tiny parcel of land....

great concept!


by Pmel on January 8, 2009 - 8:07am







Thank you, thank you, thank you! :3
by Rom on January 8, 2009 - 1:34pm


when i was young i got some sort of overgrown prickly heat all over my body except for my tongue and eyes. the albularyo says it was caused by dwende in the well behind our house, on which i accidentally kicked when i was playing. they (dwendes) got irritated on me and throw sands on my body which cause those stubborn and itchy things all over me.

Tawas is the answer that time. the albularyo instructed me every 6pm everyday to go to the well alone and spoke to those unseen creatures, asking their forgiveness and telling them that i am about to apply the "medicine" the albularyo gave me.

3 days past i got cured. nobody knows what it is that got into my body. 


sketchy. life. stories. on

by Pmel on January 8, 2009 - 3:35pm








But if everything is left unsolved, you continue to believe. That's the secret behind all folk/street/political (in the ancient times) magic and behind Noah's Ark.You believe because there is no proof ... just an old, old book that claims that it did exist.

by j luna on January 8, 2009 - 3:45pm

Mag-wiwi kaya ako sa punso na malapit sa amin.


by Pmel on January 8, 2009 - 3:52pm

If you did get sick, let us know which of the three was able to cure you:

1. Albularyo

2. Lola mo

3. Doctor


Tell us what their separate diagnosis is for you. That would be something. :)

by j luna on January 8, 2009 - 3:55pm

Sinong nakaka-alam nung storya o nung Joke tungkol sa pag-ihi sa punso?

Pakikuwento naman para magets ni Pmel...


by Pmel on January 8, 2009 - 3:56pm








Hindi ko nga nagets. ^^;

by Rom on January 8, 2009 - 4:33pm


 mamamaga ang birdie mo kapag na nuno ka hahaha!


sketchy. life. stories. on

by Pmel on January 8, 2009 - 4:35pm





IT's a good thing I haven't asked him yet!!! It would have been so embarrassing! LUNA!!!! D<

by j luna on January 8, 2009 - 4:13pm

Kaya ako nalang ang magkukuwento...

Sa Barrio nakita ni Inggong may lalakeng iika-ikang maglakad..

Tanong ni Inggo.."Brod, bakit ka iika-ika"
Sabi ng Lalake, "Natapakan ko kasi ang punso sa tabi ng kapilya. Nanuno ako lumaki ang paa ko."

Maya-maya'y dumaan si Jose.

Napansin ni Inggo na ang laki ng kamay ni Jose.

Inggo: Pare, napaano yang kamay mo? Bakit ang laki?
Jose: Natapilok ako sa tabi ng kapilya, pagbagsak ko naituon ko yung kamay ko sa punso..Paggising ko, hala ang laki na ng kamay ko.
Oy Inggo! Bakit tumatakbo ka?

Jose: Ha? Iihian ko lang ang punso sa tabi ng kapilya.

by Pmel on January 8, 2009 - 4:20pm









I still don't get it ... ?
by j luna on January 8, 2009 - 4:25pm

What happened to the foot and the hand of the two guys?

What is Inggo planning to do?

How can we connect the two prior incidences to what Inggo plans to do?

Based on the two prior incidents, what conclusion might have triggered Inggo to react that way?


by Pmel on January 8, 2009 - 4:32pm






I'll ask my uncle. :P

by Rom on January 8, 2009 - 4:42pm


 hahaha! bro, tulad din ito ng kwento sa kumpisalan. alam mo yun?

nung makita ng isang babae nakapila na magkukumpisal yung isang kalalabas pa lang sa kumpisalan na naghugas ng kamay sa agua bendita--tinanong niya ito bakit siya nag hugas ng kamay sabi niya inihawak niya kasi sa birdie ng BF niya.

Yung isa naman naghugas ng mata niya tinanong niya ang sagot namboso daw kasi siya.

ang ginawa ng babae hindi na nangumpisal nagmumog na lang siya sa agua bendita. 


sketchy. life. stories. on

by j luna on January 8, 2009 - 4:48pm

Salamat sa pagpapaalala.

Pmel, dalawang insightful and relevant questions na ang itatanong mo sa uncle mo.

Spell "Committee" with feelings?

by Pmel on January 8, 2009 - 4:51pm