Friday, December 14, 2012


AH said...

Pin Pin

Youth prank where you stab someone with a pin and shout "Pin Pin!" Then you may carry on your daily routine

Don't pin pin its dangerous -
if you insist then use a new needle every time.

If 'pin pin' is not said it is not a pin pinning but is an assault.

AH said...

Tomas Pinpin was a printer, writer and publisher from Abucay, a municipality in the province of Bataan, Philippines, who was the first Filipino printer and is sometimes referred as the "Patriarch of Filipino Printing."

Tomas Pinpin is also remembered for being the first native Filipino to publish and print a book, "Librong Pagaaralan nang manga Tagalog nang Uicang Castilla" in 1610, entirely written by himself in the old Tagalog orthography.

In 1637 he published and printed what is thought to be the first newspaper in the Philippines, the 14-page "Sucesos Felices", that reported mainly on Spanish military victories.

It is estimated that all throughout his career, from 1609 to 1639, Tomas Pinpin printed at least fourteen different publications.

There are no records of Tomas Pinpin after 1648, so both the date and place of his death are unaccounted for. There's a Tomas Pinpin Monument at Barangay Ibayo, Abucay, standing in the centre of Tomas Pinpin Memorial Elementary School. A bust in his honor rests at Plaza Cervantes while a street in Escolta bears his name.