Friday, February 4, 2011

Carabao....Cousins

It was my dad who took this photo a year ago during our 2nd visit to the Philippines. According to my mom, Akesha was overjoyed at seeing the carabao for the first time, and she did not even hesitate to take a ride on the carabao's back.....lol! They borrowed this carabao from a farmer so Akesha can ride on it. My parents took their 3 grandkids to the farm and gave them a free tour. I thought it was a neat idea for them to find way to bond with their grandkids. Akesha and her cousins had a blast.
This is my entry for this week's ABC Wednesday....
According to Wikipedia, the carabao (Filipino: kalabaw; Malay: kerbau) or Bubalus bubalis carabanesis is a domesticated subspecies of the water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) found in the Philippines, Guam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and various parts of Southeast Asia. Carabaos are associated with farmers, being the farm animal of choice for pulling both a plow and the cart used to haul produce to the market.

29 comments :

Kay L. Davies said...

Isn't she cute? So nice that she had a chance to bond with her cousins.
The carabao does look a little less ferocious than the water buffalo, and a lot better for children to ride on.

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greensborodailyphoto.com said...

I love learning anything about culture-- especially new words! Thanks for sharing. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Cheryl said...

Life's one big adventure when you're a kid. Looks like fun!

Cheryl
ABC Team

Alexa said...

Beautiful!! She looks SO confident up there on that carabao—and so happy to be with her cousins.

Vernz said...

ahahaha.. pareho man mu ug post ni Mommy Rose.. si EJ iya sad pa ride ug cabao...hahaha... kacute.. agi ko Dhemz..

Leslie: said...

She's a brave little girl - I think I'd say a polite "Thank you, but no" if I were asked if I'd like a ride! lol

Leslie
ABCW Team

kat said...

nyahahaha ang tisay misakay ug kabaw hahaha...i wonder if nagkasinabot ba sila sa iya mga cousins hehehehe

w0rkingAth0mE said...

ANg cute same kayo ng entry ni mommy rose :) visit my entry too in my real pinay blog.

teJan said...

hahha..ang cute ni akesha oi! maypa akesha kasuway pag kalabaw:)

good day dhemz!

Roger Owen Green said...

looks like a fun ride.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Mrs. Kolca said...

Very brave Akesha! Congrats dear. You are truly Pinoy cos you were able to ride a carabao. Haha.

I remember riding a carabao when I was in grader school. My grandpa used to carry me so I could go up on its back and enjoy the ride. Weeeehhhe!

Chelle said...

You are very brave, Akesha... Sana maka-ride rin ako sa carabao someday...:-)

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

ang ganda ng pagkakakuha ng larawan sakay ng kalabaw..larawan pa lang nagpapatunay na tiyak maganda ang lugar niyo..

Lina Gustina said...

So brave Akesha...
It's a big carabao!

Greyscale Territory said...

I now know what a carabao is! Quite a large animal! And love the smiling faces in these photos!

mikhaelangel said...

Thank you poh ma'am.. ang cute nang baby.!

Lulu said...

taasa na sa pila sa kabaw oi! great pic mami

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Ang ganda naman ni Akesha habang nakasakay sa ibabaw nang carabao. Para siyang isang model na ala Lady Godiva, lol. Mabuti naman at nakapag bonding din siya sa mga pinsan niya sa Pinas. I'm sure nag enjoy nang husto si Akesha sa pagkakabisita ninyo sa Pinas nuon. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

analou said...

Hahahaha ka-cute ni Akesha nga nagsakay sa kabaw. Proud kaayo ang kabaw nga naay mestiza nga pasahero...

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carinamodella said...

What a brave kid! She's enjoying the ride.

Clarissa said...

Kawaii!!Di pa na-experience ng mga kids ko ang sumakay sa carabao.Akesha's so proud to ride the carabao^_^

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

Pinoy na pinoy talaga itong si akesha, hindi mn lang natakot ni mang kalabaw hehehehe. love the photo though, sus visit visit na sd mo next year ani tsang, ang anak na sa kabaw sakyan ni akesh. hehhee

promdi said...

tapang ni akesh d natakot sa kalabaw, bka akala ni kabayo at maghohorseback ride xa:)

andami kalabaw d2 samin pero never pako nakasakay, lol

(clarizza m)

Tina said...

wow so pretty Akesha in the carabao.. ka nice sa view.. :) ako mga anak ignorante ug animals.. talawan kaayo mosakay.. :)

eden said...

Cute pic.. maayo kay wala mahadlok si Akesha sa kabaw..hehehe

chubskulit said...

Psst daming tagahanga ni Akesh at ni kerbau hehehe.. Sensya na po at huli sa long line hehehe.. Busy busy kasi.. mwah!

Mom Daughter Style said...

she is so cute

Cacai M. said...

oi sakay mn sa kalabaw si Akesh.. pagka-cute sa mestisa!

Grace Arreza said...

Hi Ate Ddemz. Ang cute naman nya tingnan sa likod ng kalabaw ehhehe ^-^