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Daily Archives: April 14, 2011

1 House, 2 Gates

Having a house spanning 2 baranggays and with a gate each, beggars would often mistake that the two gates belong to different households.

“Minsan nga may mag-do-doorbell sa kabila,” Tatay told me a story…

Tatay: Kayo rin ‘yung nag-doorbell sa kabila eh.
Beggar: Eh hindi naman po kasi kayo nag-abot kanina, baka dito po mag-abot na kayo.
Tatay: Ganun pa rin, wala pa rin akong iaaabot sa inyo. Wala si Ate.

Me with ‘Ate’ and Tatay

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New Centrum 2: High Blood/Low Blood

“Kaya pala ako mabilis mapagod!” Ate Mimi concluded.
“Bakit?” I asked.
“Di ba mababa na nga ang dugo ko? Tapos ang iniinom ko palang pampataas ng dugo eh ‘yung pampa low blood sa high blood ni Nanay. Buti sinabi ni Sam, ‘Mama, bakit mo iniinom ‘yan eh kay Lola ‘yan.’ Akala ko vitamins.”
“Nye! Ilang araw mo na iniinom?”
“3 araw na. Kaya pala ako mabilis mabugnot.”

We’ve been here before.

 
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