Habang nasa jeep on my way to Midtown, I heard two people talking about their family’s ongoing feud. From the conversation, there sprung a question I’ve always wanted to ask…
Sino ba si Kopong Kopong?
People use the term to pertain to years and years past. Usually it stresses the oldness of an event (“Yung away nila eh nagsimula pa nung panahon pa ni Kopong Kopong”) or a thing (“Yung mga gamit namin sa office, panahon pa ni Kopong Kopong”). Sometimes, in an effort to use it more explicitly to denote time, we also hear, “Ano ba yang sasakyan nyo, 19-Kopong Kopong pa.”
Hindi ba kayo nagtataka kung sino nga ba itong si Kopong Kopong?
On a related matter, growing up in Cavite, I got used to hearing something that made me think now that Kopong Kopong probably had an alter ago. It’s the expression, “panahon pa ni Mahoma.” It’s used in the same way as Kopong Kopong. O di ba. Sino naman si Mahoma???!!!
Just a few questions in my very baffled mind. Kindly give your say on the matters raised.