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Cross Sell Addict

Ronald needed to cross sell a certain number of bank products per month. He took it seriously.

So when he saw the sea of people at St. Mary’s Church last Ash Wednesday, he said, “Sayang! Ang dami sanang cross sell.”

 

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Sleep Pray

“Orlee, don’t sleep!” Sharad, my colleague, told me while trying to close my eyes in front of my computer.
“I’m not sleeping!” I told him back, “I’m praying.”
“Oh. Sorry…” he answered sincerely.

After a few hours, he caught me again trying to snooze but this time it was obvious that I was sleeping as my posture gave it away.
“I was praying.”
“Don’t say that. Don’t give me that. You’re obviously sleeping.”
“That’s how WE pray.”

 
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Anj, When?

Showing all our Macbook’s to Anj, including Atong’s new MacBook Pro, I asked her, “Ikaw, Anj? Kelan?”
“Ha?” Anj asked, “Alin? Bibili? Mag-aasawa?”
“Mag-aasawa? San galing ‘yun?”

 
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Eternal Preggy

“Bad trip talaga ‘yung isang Filipina na kausap ko. Walang modo kausap. Kabayan pa man din,” I told Zinnia.
“Masungit?”
“Oo! Sobrang bastos kausap. Simpleng oo or hindi lang ang sagot magsasabi pa ng mga words na unprofessional or something. Basta napaka walang kwenta kausap.”
“Ilang taon ba?”
“Mga kasing-edarin natin.”
“Orlee, baka buntis.”
“Buntis? Eh ang tagal na n’yang ganun. Baka bulok na ang bata sa t’yan.”

 

 
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Surprised Color

When they asked, “Ano istura ni Ronald sa surprise?”
“Namutla talaga s’ya..” When I realized that he was kinda dark, I corrected myself, “Ay! Namiolet pala s’ya.”

 
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Atong and His Mouth

For his upcoming birthday, Ronald originally planned a birthday dinner at Ramee Hotel but we prepared an afternoon McDonald’s Surprise Party. Keeping Ronald’s surprise birthday party a secret was like next to impossible when you have Atong as a friend:

  • When we asked Ronald who did he invite for his dinner party, we asked Ronald, “In-invite mo rin ba si Uno?” Atong answered, “Syempre, s’ya nga lang ang batang bisita dun eh.” But Ronald was not planning any children’s party. It was our plan! So we asked him, “Atong, bakit naman importante ‘yun?” while giving him the big eyes.
  • When we were with Pat and Tin, Ronald was on the phone, Atong told the couple, “Tamang-tama! Nasa akin ang (McDonald’s) invitations n’yo.” Pat looked at me. I asked Atong, “Tamang-tama? Tamang-tama?”

 
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Ronald’s Fave Cartoon

Planning Ronald‘s birthday party, Ness asked me, “Orlee, itanong mo naman kay kabayan kung sino ang favorite cartoon character n’ya para ilagay sa cake n’ya.”
“Wala s’yang favorite cartoon character. Ay meron pala! Si Sexbomb Jopay,” I answered.


“Ay! Di naman cartoon character ‘yun! Good luck. Ipalagay mo sa cake si Jopay.”
“Wala s’yang alam na cartoon character! Wala naman kasi s’yang tv nuong bata s’ya. Maswerte na s’ya kung makakain sila ng 1 beses sa isang araw…”
“Ano ka ba!? Kahit nga street children kilala ang Bio Man!”

 
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