Monthly Archives: June 2009

Small Toy

AileenAileen asked a favor, “Pwede magpadala sayo ng toy para sa pamangkin ko? Maliit lang, promise!”
Polly Pocket?” I asked.
She laughed and blurted, “Gago!”
“Sabi mo maliit!?”
“Meron pa ba nun?”



Faceboob Profile

Talking about Facebook profiles, my x commented, “Ayoko ng mga profiles na puro cleavage, parang bad girl yung dating nila.”
“Boobs = Bad girl? X, ano naman kinalaman ng boobs sa personality?”
“Yung mga pictures na puro boobs ang nakikita, parang bad girl lang sila.”
“Kaya ba laging kalaban si Ara Mina tapos laging bida si Lea Salonga?”

Ara Mina


Lea Salonga

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Posted by on June 29, 2009 in Uncategorized


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Pinoy Treats

“What will you bring back for us, Orlee?” my colleagues would always ask. They are expecting sweets from the Philippines.
Being the selfless guy that I am, I would like them to feel the Philippines as how I felt it, not just some superficial sweets so I would tell them, “Pik-choors.”
“What!? We want the real thing,” they would complaint.
“I’ll bring real pictures.”

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Posted by on June 29, 2009 in Journeyman, Work Anecdotes


Earn Money While Flying

Random Facts:

1. To earn back their money spent on buying cars, people here in Dubai offer carlift. They would approach mall rats in the who seems to be going home and tell them, “Sir/Ma’am, carlift?”
Their price starts from 15 dirhams onwards.

2. If you buy a ticket from Dubai for a Cathay Pacific flight to Manila, they will give you an extra 15 kilos on top of your alotted 20 kilos. That means a whopping 35 kilos for my baggage home. Going back here though it’s really limited to just 20 kilos.

3. Everything is cheaper in the Philippines compared here in Dubai, with the exception ofcourse of electronic gadgets. (Hello? Di ko naman uuwian lahat ng friends ko ng celphone?) I haven’t filled up my baggage and I am not even close to 30 kilos.

4. It is acceptable to help your kababayans with their baggage, if they are over the limit, you could let them ride in your weight as long as you’re not over your limit yet. If they have to pay for excess baggage it would cost hundreds even thousands per additional kilo. (OA)


Summing up all these random facts I’ve decided to approach people in the airport on my flight, “Sir / Ma’am, excess baggage? 15 dirhams per kilo.” See Savings…


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Posted by on June 28, 2009 in Desert Tales, Journeyman, Lists


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Dubai Documentary

I started shooting videos of my Dubai life to show my family when I return home.
Shooting the flat on a messy Monday morning, Ronald asked, “Bakit kung kelan marumi ang bahay, saka ka kumukuha ng video?”
“Para malaman ng nanay na magulo ang buhay ko sa Dubai,” I answered with a grin, “Baka sabihin pa nya: O Choy wag ka na magpadala, ang hirap naman pala talaga ng buhay d’yan sa Dubai.'”

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Posted by on June 26, 2009 in OFW (ok fine whatever)



Kuya, Laptap! 2

Ronald and I shared the cost of Tem’s much requested laptop. We bought her an HP Mini-Note and since she lost her a pair of shoes last month, we kept telling her that we only brought her a pair of Nine West shoes.
“Ayoko ng Sapatos! Kaya ko bumili nuon!” she screamed, weeks before her birthday.
“Ay! Tem! Nakita ko nga pala si Miguel sa Friendster ni Paula kagabi. Ang cute!” I diverted the conversation.
“Buti ka pa nakita mo si Miguel sa LAPTOP MO! Ako walang laptop!” she sarcastically answered.
“Oh! Eh di ilagay mo yung picture ni Miguel sa bago mong sapatos mo…”

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Posted by on June 23, 2009 in It's All Relative



Ponette’s Blackmail

Ponette, my 6 year old niece, knows how to blackmail her lola.

Ponette Nagai

She know how my mom takes good care of her blue grass loan. Nanay waters it twice a day and cuts it everyweek to a certain height. She wastes, ehem alots, her time maintaining the grass.
So Nanay would leave Ponette at home, not tagging her to the mall, Pong would scream, “Sige! Pag ‘di mo ako sinama, bubunutin ko ang damo mo!!!”

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Posted by on June 22, 2009 in It's All Relative


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koalaRonald was browsing his Facebook profile when he saw his friend embracing a live koala. We all know that koalas, as well as kangaroos, are natives of Australia.
He told me, “Tignan mo oh! Sa cruise nagtatrabaho si Melissa kaya madami s’yang napupuntahan. Koala oh! Ibig sabihin… nasa Malaysia s’ya?”
I laughed hard. Real hard.
“Koala Lumpur, di ba!?”


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Coffee Prince

Have you tried making coffee for your guests in a corporate meeting? Well… I have.

We don’t have an officeboy, to run errands for us, so one time, when guests arrived for a meeting in our office, I had no choice but to make the coffee for them. I didn’t quite hear what they requested because they all spoke at the same time: “Black.” “With sugar.” “Without sugar.” “With milk!”

So when I came to the pantry, I didn’t know what to do so I just prepared black coffees with sugar. Bahala na!

After I served the coffee, It didn’t hit me that I’ll be included in that meeting. I was quite embarrassed when they were sipping the coffee that I made while eyeing me as if saying, “This is not what I asked for!?”

coffee prince

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Posted by on June 17, 2009 in Work Anecdotes



Ano Apelyido Ni…?

It’s an old game, you add surnames to known one-named personalities.

I kiddingly asked my tropa, on our plane ride to Boracay a year and a half ago, “Ano apelyido ni Ne-Yo?”
They didn’t know yet that I was kidding so they all silenced and thought, “Eh wala naman s’yang apelyido eh!”
“Meron! Aspilet!” I answered.
“Nay! Hindi naman eh, Colors!”

So it went on with other artists, “Si Fergie?”

Arlyn was not giving us attention when she overheard the question, “Ano apelido ni Rihanna?”
She assumed we were talking about highschool classmates so she screamed, “Rihanna Abad.”

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Posted by on June 17, 2009 in Tropapeeps


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