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Cake for Breakfast

07072009383Ponette asked when she woke up, “Tito, pwede kumain ng cake?” leftover cake from Mig’s party.
“Pong, kain ka muna breakfast,” I told her, “May kare-kare d’yan sa kusina. Pagka-kain mo na lang ng almusal kumain ka ng cake.”
Growing kid Ponette, ate alot of kare-kare. So when she finished I wanted to reward her for eating a hearty breakfast, “Pong, gusto mo na ng cake?”
“Busog na ako, Tito, andaya mo naman kasi eh.”

 
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Posted by on August 14, 2009 in It's All Relative

 

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Yes! I Did! No! You Didn’t!

BookclubI called up Freida, my book clubmate and former colleague, yesterday to greet her a Happy Birthday. She was touched and she appreciated the gesture.
She then sent an email to our circle (which simply means adding Estela to the discussion), “O-oh! Thank you sa phone call! Na-touch ako. So sweet.”
Estella replied, “Hoy! Bakit ako ‘di mo tinawagan nung birthday ko?”
Then I replied, “Tumawag kaya ako, ulyanin ka. Choppy nga nun kasi nasa Marikina ka, mahina ang signal.”
“Excuse me, wala ako sa Marikina nun!” she answered, “Nasa Libis ako nun nag-pa-park sa basement kaya mahina ang signal. Saka hindi ko na birthday nun. Kinabukasan na ‘yun.”
I, not realizing this, used the ‘time difference’ card, “May difference kasi sa araw kaya siguro nalito ako,” and Estella bought it though it’s only a four hour difference.
Freida, the one who is celebrating her birthday, replied, “Hala! Napasama pa pala ang pag-‘Thank You’ ko.”

 
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Posted by on August 14, 2009 in Tropapeeps

 

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