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Zinnia Tries to Translate

“Orlee, kinasal na raw ‘yung officemate natin,” says Zinnia.
“Talaga?” I asked.
“Ang bilis nga eh. Kasi parang a few months ago palang eh wala pa raw makita ang magulang n’ya para sa kanya. May mga nirereto raw pero hindi gumagana.”
“Gumagana?”
“Nag-wo-work.”

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2010 in Dubai Friends

 

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Diet Cake

Our waitress friend told us a story when we were hanging out at their cafe…

Yung mga kasama ko takot lumapit sa Briton na customer. Sabi nila ako raw ang lumapit.
Lapit naman ako, “Hi, Ma’am! What do you want, madam?”
“Do you have diet cake?”
Syempre nalito ako. Kasi lahat ng cake namin nakakataba.
“I’m sorry ma’am?”
“Diet cake?”
“Madam, I’m sorry but all our cakes have sugar. We have blueberry cheesecake, chocolate cake…”
“Oh no! No. No. Not cake… Coke.”
“Aaahhhh, we don’t have coke ma’am only Pepsi products,” syempre nkalusot na ako, kasi wala naman talaga kaming coke products.
Pag-alis nila, nahawa na ako, “Think yow, mem.”

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2010 in Dubai Friends

 

Follow Me on Twitter

On the way to the badminton court, we had two car: one was Tina‘s the other one was Atong‘s.
I was with Tina, who was leading the convoy.
Ron, the navigator of the other car called, “Saan kayo dadaan?”
“San daw tayo dadaan?” I asked Tina.
“Basta dun sa alam kong daan.”
“Basta sumunod na lang kayo sa amin,” I told them. After putting down the phone, I was still jokingly talking over the phone, “Sundan n’yo na lang ako sa twitter. Ilalagay ko kung saan kami dadaan.”

 

Badmintoner Orlee

Badminton courts here in Dubai are way different from what I am used to back home; hence, the shoutout:

In Dubai, there are no rented courts, everyone must play at their own risk. Players are asked to join a game where players they don’t personally know are playing, “Oh Orlee ikaw na papasok dun sa susunod na game.”
“Wow! Pressure!”

I suddenly missed the rented per hour courts in the Philippines: Php 50 per hour.
That even me and my friends are so tired for playing a game of 35 or so rounds we would still tell each other, “Guys! Laro pa tayo! 20 minutes na lang, sayang ang oras. Come on! Come on!”
“Pagod na kami. Nasan ang logic?”

Dubai Badminton Playmates

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2010 in Choirboy, Desert Tales, Health Buff

 

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Schlinder’s Menu

I told Jade and Marish, “Nanood kami ng Schlinder’s List. Napanood n’yo ba ‘yun? Grabe pala talaga.”
“Saan tungkol?” Jade asked.
“Sa Holocaust.”
“Ha!? Kumakain sila ng tao?” Jade asked.
I wondered and asked him, “Kelan pa naging kasingkahulugan ng holocaust and cannibalism?”
Ronald defended Jade, “Akala ko rin ‘yun ang ibig sabihin nun. May pelikula kasing ‘yun ang title: Cannibal Holocaust.

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2010 in Dubai Friends

 

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Chinese Mafia

Ronald was invited to dine in a Chinese Restaurant near our flat.
“Kliyente namin ‘yung may-ari nung restaurant,” he told me.

After the dinner, he told me, “Nakakatakot kamo ang itsura nung boss ng mga Intsik.”
“Bakit naman?” I asked.
“Kasi parang mga GRANDFATHER talaga itsura nila. ‘Yung mga mafia.”

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2010 in Dubai Friends

 

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Barong and Eskoba

I asked my mom, “Nay, bakit ho nag-himulmol-himulmol ang barong ko?” after it was hand washed.
“Marupok s’ya, anak, panget siguro nang pagkakagawa,” she answered.

I spoke to myself, “Ang panget tuloy.”
Our help, Evelyn, overheard and answered, “Ineskoba kasi yan ni Ate,” she was referring to my mom.

“Nay! Ineskoba n’yo pala ang barong ko eh!?” I confronted my mom.
“Napakadaldal talaga n’yang Evelyn na ‘yan!”

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2010 in Choirboy

 

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