My use of the term “binalot” has been limited to the answering of queries pertaining to my whereabouts. For example:
Buddy: Hey Marv, you ever been to Disneyland?
Me: Yeah, I’ve binalot.
College Professor: Hey Marv, you ever been to any of my lectures?
Me: Yes, I’ve binalot of your lectures.
Potential Employer: Hey Marv, you ever been to jail?
Me: Uh, no. I, uh, never bin to jail.
Well, it turns out that the term “binalot” also refers to the Filipino method of preparing foods in various types of wrappers—usually banana leaves, although other wrapper types may also fit in this category. And with “Binalot” being the theme for the current Lasang Pinoy event, I had a couple of ideas to play around with.