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Stolen Wallet

“Gusto ko pasalubungan ang tatay ng wallet. Bulok na kasi wallet nya,” Tem told me.
“Eh bulok na rin kaya wallet ko. Matagal na ‘to.” I told my sister.
“Eh kuya kaya naman kasi ‘yan ang wallet mo kasi yung maganda mong wallet ‘di mo magamit.”
“Ay oo nga ‘yung tinago ko sa mga classmate ko.”

Ronald overhearing the conversation asked, “Paanong ‘di magamit.”
Tem then told, “Paano si kuya, nawala dati ang wallet sa school. Pagkatapos nagbintang! Pinakapkapan sa teacher ang buong class. Marami raw kasing laman ‘yung wallet. Kalahating araw natigil ang class.”
“Kelan to?”
“Elementary. Tapos pag uwi n’ya ng bahay nasa kwarto n’ya palang naiwan ‘yung wallet.”
I then followed the story with, “Di ko na madala ‘yung wallet na ‘yun sa kahihiyan. Kasi alam nilang lahat nawala ko ‘yun.”
“Nakakahiya!”

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Posted by on January 20, 2010 in Treasure Chest

 

Prodigal Son

Kuya Bien, one of my kuyas in my new choir, made a poster of all the CVC members thru the years and he unintentionally forgotten to include me. Here’s the first draft:

I then sent an email and commented: “Wow! Ang pogi ko naman dyan!”
He finally realized his overlook and immediately sent a revised one:

He caught me online that night and buzzed me, “Sorry I forgot.”
“No issues,” I told him. Then I realized that I’ve gotta have that ace to emotionally blackmail him.

The next night, I caught him online and the conversation went like this…

Orlee: Kuya Bien, bakit di ako counted as family member ng CVC? May nagawa ba akong masama?
Bien: Har har har. No issues daw?
Orlee: Grabe naman. Tapos sarcastic ka pa… Ayaw nyo ba sa akin?
Bien: Kasi masyado kang magaling manamit..na O-OP kami. (he was starting to ride on my joke)
Orlee: hahaha! Good one.
Bien: Tapos taga La Salle ka pa..yung iba TUP at PUP lang.
Orlee: i guess kaya walang maayos manamit sa inyo. Kasi tinatanggal nyo agad. Hindi agad counted as family member.
Bien: Tapos ang hilig mo Harsh brown. Kami prench pry lang.
Orlee: McFlurry ang gusto ko
Bien: with the tongue swirling while pronouncing the word? Tapos imbes na uuwi sa Pinas sa vacation diretso lang sa Bangkok, Australia…
Orlee: Wala eh. Sorry. Tinatry ko na ngang bumaba pero hirap palang i-level. Di parin counted sa family…

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2010 in Choirboy

 

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The Philip-Chelsea Phenomenon

While exiting from the last car going to the front exit in the Burj Khalifa Metro Station, I saw two guys looking at me at one of the cars, seated side by side.

They both waved at me: It was Philip and Chelsea.
I mouthed, “Hi!”
They both answered, “Hello!” then looked at each other.
I asked, “Wow! Magkakilala kayo?!” What a small world.
They shook their heads and answered, “Hindi.” What are the odds?
I laughed and introduced them from outside the car (I was outside).
“Chelsea, si Philip, classmate ko nung highschool. Philip, si Chelsea, choirmate ko dito.”
They then said their formal ‘Nice-to-meet-yous’ and waved ‘bye’ when the car door closed.

Tem observed, she was with me the whole time, “Kuya! Ang galing! Nag-uusap na sila.”

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2010 in Desert Tales, Dubai Friends

 

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Pantsless

Once in a while, Zinnia, my Filipina colleague, would wear a dress to the office.

Two days ago, when she wore a dress, an Indian colleague told her, “Oh! You’re only wearing a blouse?”
I guess this is what my Indian colleague thought…

I then told Zinnia, “Akala ko pa naman maporma ka today, wala ka palang pantalon,” while laughing.
She then answered, “Ayoko na ngang tumayo, baka isipin nila wala pa akong underwear.”

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2010 in Work Anecdotes

 

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Nanay Ko?

Back home in the Philippines, there seems to be a new maid every other month. We (siblings abroad) are at times lost who’s hired and who resigned.

One time, Tem phoned the Philippines.
Aiza, the new maid answered, “Hello?”
Tem answered with, “Nanay ko?”
Aiza saw Ate Richie and handed the phone to her, “Oh! Nanay n’ya raw!”

“Humanda s’ya sa akin pag-uwi ko!” Tem warned.

 

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Ms. January

Betsy, my flatmate, asked the correct way to pronunce the first month of the year, “Jan-wari? Ja-nyu-wa-ri?”
“Jan-wari,” I answered.
“Jan-wari. Feb-rari. Pinagtatawanan kasi ako ng officemate kong Indian. Mali raw ang Ja-nyu-wa-ri saka Fe-bru-wa-ri.”
I smiled, “Ok lang ‘yun malapit nanaman ang March. Wala ka nang problema.

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2010 in Dubai Friends

 

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Fish Host Suggests…

Tem, Mahi-mahi’s former Fish Host, suggested to one Indian customer, “You may want that fish in cooked in curry.”
“Excuse me?” the Indian client asked, “Why do you kept suggesting curry on every dish?”

“Eh sa yun ang lagi kong sina-suggest, kuya, kapag Indian, eh,” she later told me.

 
 

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