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I Beg Your Pardon?

When my colleagues tell me, “I’m sorry?” while speaking to them, that simply means they want me to repeat / rephrase what I just said.

These are the following reasons for the miscommunication:

WRONG ACCENT
“Okey but didint we get dat dokyument olredi?”

AMERICAN ENGLISH CONSTRUCTION
“You threw it in the garbage?” as opposed to rubbish.

SPEAKING IN FILIPINO
“We got the document na?”

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Posted by on November 5, 2010 in Lists, Work Anecdotes

 

Beaula ASB

After a week of learning how to play poker, we asked Beaula, “Sasali ka sa tequila?”
Bing answered, “Di ‘yan umiinom.”
Beaula said, “Ok lang. Sige pa-shot-shot lang.”
“Ganyan talaga, last week sugal ngayon alak, sige next week pambababae naman ituro sa’yo.”

 
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Posted by on November 5, 2010 in Dubai Friends

 

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Can Afford Cupcakes

Zinnia introduced me to this delicious but expensive cupcakes named Kitsch. The shop is located on Jumeirah Beach Road and the cup cakes cost 14 to 15 dirhams.

When I discovered that Kitsch supplies the cupcakes in Deira City Centre  Cinestar Cinema I went loco and told Ronald that it’s a must that he taste it.

“Sige,libre na kita. Bilhin mo, babayaran kita later,” I told him.

Asking for two cupcakes, the kabayan asked him, “Kabayan, ok lang? Kinse isa nito eh.”
“Oo. Ok lang,” he answered.

“Mukha ba akong walang pambayad ng AED 30 (two cupcakes)!?” He asked me after.
I laughed and told him, “Oo! Hehe.”

 

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