Inday Chronicles – Amsterdam
The city itself is charming and is very rich in Architectural History.
Unfortunately, it is also very dirty & stinky!
I was lucky to get a day off last Monday , so I hopped on the train & walked the streets of Amsterdam for 6 hours!
I had a great time! Talking of natural high……
*** INDAY ***
First, it is an endearment for a Visayan girl, whether from Cebu, Negros, Iloilo or Mindanao. In Visayan families, girls are always called Inday. Oftentimes they are called Inday all their lives. Inday is a tender word which means, precious, dear, loved one.
Second, it is a term to describe friendship and affection. Thus, Visayan girls who are close friends tend to call each other “Day” in the same manner that Visayan boys call their close friends “Bay” or friend.
Third, Inday is a term used to indicate respect. When a Visayan addresses a woman he does not know, he calls her Inday. Its like saying Miss or Madam. When a man wants to introduce himself to a girl, he prefaces his spiel with ” Inday….”
Finally, the word Inday implies veneration or honor. A woman of high standing in a Visayan community is addressed as Inday.
Taken from the article By Liling Magtolis Briones (Inday is not always a Maid)