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Pressure Pen

As much as possible, anyone who’s taking Medicine or Law doesn’t want to preempt any thing as to not humiliate themselves in the future.
Well Rommel forgot that  Lynwas still taking law… not yet a lawyer.
Seeing her gift, Lyn uttered, “Nakakapressure naman! Kakayurin ko muna yung ATTY.”

 
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Posted by on December 30, 2009 in Tropapeeps

 

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Unisex

“Wow! iPod Nano 5G,” I screamed, amazed at Jayson‘s new gadget.
“Yan yung pinakabago. Pasalubong ko sa kapatid ko,” he answered. He’ll fly home for Christmas.
“Bakit eto napili mong kulay?” It was silver.
“Unisex kasi yang kulay na ‘yan.”
“Aaahhh…. Unisex ang kapatid mo?”
He laughed and answered, “Hindi! Dalawang kapatid ko ang maghahati d’yan!”
“Klaruhin mo kasi, pare.”

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

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Brit Acc

“Pare, ang hirap talaga minsan intindihin ng boss natin. Hirap ng accent nila,” Roger complained. Our boss is British.
“Ayan! Manood ka kasi ng Harry Potter para masanay ka! Twilight ka kasi ng Twilight eh.”

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2009 in Work Anecdotes

 

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Sacrifice

“Orlee! Tumawag sina Daddy kanina. Noche Buena na sa amin. Nalulungkot talaga ako,” Zinnia told me.
“Isipin mo na lang wala silang pera sa Pilipinas para di ka malungkot,” I always tell Zinnia to look at the brighter side of things, we are here because the pasture is greener here in Dubai. That’s why we had to work far away from home.
“Eh, Orlee…. May pera sila eh. Nagpapadala kasi ako.”

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2009 in Dubai Friends

 

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Peripheral Roger

I called up Roger, my Filipino colleague, “Pare, tara! Kain na tayo.”
“Sige, sunod na ako.”
I was reading the paper when I saw him enter the pantry in my peripheral vision. Shocked by the news, I told him, “Pre, patay na pala si Britanny Murphy?”
I heard him say, “Huh!?”
I looked up, it wasn’t him. It was Faisal Khan, my Pakistani colleague, “I didn’t get you. I only understood ‘Murphy’.”
I apologized and explained it to him, “I thought you were Roger.”

When Roger came to the pantry, Faisal told him, “Roger, Britanny Murphy is dead.”

 
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Posted by on December 23, 2009 in Work Anecdotes

 

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Maximum Amount

A few years ago, my high school friends went to Puerto Gallera. Everyone asked, “Magkano minimum nating pocket money para makasama?”
Someone answered, “Php 1,500.00 pwede na!”
Joy then asked, “Eh magkano naman ang maximum?”
Opportunity to ridicule: I immediately asked, “Pano ‘yun, Joy? Pag palagay na nating Php 5,000 ang maximum amount. ‘Guys, ‘di nga pala ako makakasama kasi Php 6,000.00 ang pocket money ko, lampas sa maximum amount.'”
She laughed and agreed, “Oo nga no?”

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2009 in Tropapeeps

 

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Net

As he was sorting his laundry, I told Ronald, “Dapat yung mga ganitong mga sweater nilalagay mo sa…”
“Fish net! Oo alam ko na ‘yun!” he finished my sentence off.
“Sasabihin ko sana lundry net, pero kung gusto mong manghuli ng isda, eh ‘di sige.”

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2009 in Dubai Friends

 

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Ras-Al-Khaniac

Bing is still adjusting to her new life in Ras Al-Khaima.
“Kamusta?” I called her.
“Eto, malungkot. Nakakatakot dito, Orlee.”
“Bakit?”
“Andaming manyakis!”
“Bakit? Ano nangyari?”
“Nung isang araw, naglalakad ako pauwi,” her office is 5 minutes walking distance from her flat, “Tapos may tumigil na sasakyan sa harap ko at nagbaba ng bintana, pinasasakay ako!”
“Ano nangyari? Anong oras na ba ‘yun?”
“Maaga pa naman. Pero ang mga tao dito kapag nakakita lang ng babae talagang binababaan ng bintana. Di ko talaga pinansin at dere-deretso nga ako.”
“Ayan kasi! Nag-pa-plunging ka pa kasi eh!”
“Anong plunging!? Wala na ngang ipa-plunge eh!”

 
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Posted by on December 18, 2009 in Dubai Friends

 

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Usapang High

A few years ago, my sister, Tem, brought home a marijuana plant. Yes! You read that right! A Marijuana Plant!

“Kuya, bigay ng tropa ko!” she proudly said.
“Ok ka lang?” I asked.
“Oo naman! Palalaguin ko to. Amporma ‘di ba?”
“Anong sabi ng nanay?”
“Di pa n’ya alam.”

Fast forward to a few days after…
“Nay, alam n’yo bang may uwi si Tem na marijuana?”
“Oo, dinidiligan ko nga araw-araw, eh.”
I was appalled. This craziness should stop! So I injected my evil (but genius) thoughts to nanay’s: “Nay! Alam n’yo bang illegal ang magtanim ng marijuana?”
“Talaga?” she wondered.
“At alam n’yo ho bang kapag nagkasilipan ng bakuran eh kayo ang hahanapin ng mga pulis dahil kayo ang may-ari ng bahay?”
“Oo nga ano?” she agreed.

Another few days…
“Nay, ‘yung marijuana natin?” Tem asked.
“Pinakain ko na sa manok.”
“Noooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!” she screamed.
“Nay, kamusta ang manok?” I asked.
“Ayun! High!” Nanay answered.

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2009 in It's All Relative

 

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Pakain Ka Naman

Zinnia has a boyfriend!

But she can’t scream this fact to everyone.
When the news slowly crept through the office, our colleagues were kinda disappointed:
“Zinni! Why didn’t you tell me you now have a boyfriend?”
“Hey you! Keeping secrets from me?”

Zinnia told me, “Ano gagawin ko, Orlee? Maglagay ng treats sa pantry? PLEASE HELP YOURSELF WITH SOME SWEETS IN THE PANTRY. I NOW HAVE A BOYFRIEND – ZINNIA

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2009 in Dubai Friends, Work Anecdotes

 

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