Thing I love #2
This thing is something I never knew existed three years ago. I did not have a need for this item. I did not wish I had one.
When I arrived and was shopping for household supplies I kept seeing these huge colorful basins on the shelves at the store. They were very affordable but I still had my NA (North American) eyes and I didn't even know what they were for.
Soon I started noticing them everywhere, and I found out they had a name! Palanggana (pa-lang-ga-nah).
Now, we own three large palangganas and several smaller ones. These things are the best! They come in all shapes, sizes and colors. We use them for laundry, sorting things, a swimming pool, a spaceship, a car, holding water balloons, a bathtub for Miss Muffet and bunch of other things.
It took me a long time to be able to say that word without messing it up or saying the Tagalog word for "name" instead, which is "pangalan (pa-nga-lan)."
"Excuse me, what is your washbasin?" :)