Monthly Archives: March 2012

iPad and Biking

Yesterday, Miguel and I had a big fight.

He was begging to borrow my iPad so that he could play Angry Birds. Since I’m pro-physical activity (believe it), I told him, “Sige. Pero mag-bike ka muna ng sampung ikot sa harap ng bahay.”
He disapproved and just sees only what he wants, “Tito! Palaro ng Angry Birds…”
“Ay ayoko. Bike muna ng 10 ikot.”
“Tito! Angry Birds! Tito! Angry Birds!”
It kept on and on and ignored the little boy and continued reading.

After I left, he picked my book up and tore one page.
When I saw this, I told him to apologize to me, “Mag-sorry ka kay Tito!”
“Ayoko! Galit ako sayo!”
I held him and never let go.
Nanay and Tatay came and asked for Miguel but I told them, “Pag nag-sorry na s’ya.”
My nephew continued to cry. “Ayoko! Galit ako sayo!”
“Bati na tayo, basta mag-sorry ka muna kay Tito. Ibibigay na kita kay Lola. Palalaruin pa kita ng Angry Birds basta sorry lang.”

After almost an hour of crying, he quieted down. He slowly sat in front of me, asked me, “Tito… Mag-so-sorry ako pagkatapos mo ako dalhin kay Lola.” (still on his own terms)
I picked him up, and brought him to his lola.

“Nag-sorry na?” Nanay asked.
“Pag dinala ko raw sa inyo mag-so-sorry na,” I answered.
“So…rry…” Miguel answered.
After 30 minutes of giving him to his lola, he approached me, “Tito, Angry Birds?” so I gave him my iPad.
He apologized on his own terms and was able to borrow the iPad without doing the 10 rounds of bike. Smart boy.

Today, first thing that he told me after I was up was, “Tito… Mag-ba-bike ako sa labas para pahiramin mo ako ng Angry Birds.”
I laughed and told him, “Sige! Ten ha?”
Here he is after the 10th round.

“Tito! Ten na!” He exclaimed.

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Posted by on March 31, 2012 in It's All Relative


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Revo Taxi

Entering Blue Wave in Macapagal, the parking attendant lady asked me, “Sir, paglabas pa po ang bayad.”
“Ah paglabas pa?” I answered.
“Ano na lang po ang plate number n’yo?” She asked.
“Ano nga ba?” then asked my passengers, “Ano nakalagay dyan sa gilid ng pinto?”
“Ano to taxi?!” They all asked.

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Posted by on March 31, 2012 in Dubai Friends


Pineapple Computers

I thought this shop would forever reside only in my imagination. Apparently, there’s a store in Brunei named as such.

Apple Computers – Check!
Pineapple Computers – Check!
Star Apple Computers?

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Posted by on March 29, 2012 in Journeyman, Observant


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Miggy’s Angry Bird Addiction

Miggy knows how to play Angry Birds. The only hindrance between the game and him is when the iPad is in the home screen. “Tito, paano yung ‘Angry Birds’?”
One time he asked, “Tito palaro nitong Angry Birds?” while pointing at this app…

“Naku!” I told him, “Hindi yan Angry Birds. Twitter ‘yan.”

Bird nga naman yung sa twitter.


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Posted by on March 29, 2012 in It's All Relative


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Graduation Gift

“iPad na lang ibibigay namin sa pamangkin ko para sa graduation n’ya,” I told my Dubai buddies. Tem and I decided to give Paula a new iPad.
“iPad!? Ang yaman!” Bing screamed.
“Samantalang ako…” Atong shared, “Ang natanggap ko nuon… Isang pack lang ng brief. Pagkababang-pagkababa pa ng stage.”
“Kawawa ka naman…” we all agreed.

Here’s the screaming Paula with her new toy.

The presentation of the gift.

Can’t wait?

It’s not an underwear! 🙂


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My Glee Story

“Tito, paano ka ba naging choir?” Sam, my 2nd year high school niece, asked.
Instead of telling her the boring story of how I auditioned in the Imus Institute Pitch Choir during my 2nd year in HS (roughly the same age as she is), I told another story.
“Kumakanta ako nun sa shower ng ‘I Can’t Fight this Feeling Anymore’ nang biglang narinig pala ng choir conductor namin na marunong pala ako kumanta. Kakatapos lang ng laro namin ng football nun. Tapos sabi n’ya kung gusto ko ba raw sumali?” I told Sam.
She started laughing.
“Tapos nagalit nga yung bestfriend ko sa football kasi daw di dapat kami sumali sa choir. Nilagay nga nila yung ka-choir kong pilay sa CR tapos inalog-alog.”
“Tito!” she screamed, “Napanood ko yan! Buti na lang napanood ko yung season 1 ng Glee!”


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Posted by on March 29, 2012 in It's All Relative, TV Stuff


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Jaw Smile

I was able to finally experience my first Photo Booth picture during Rommel and Arnie’s wedding.

With props and all…

And another one…

“Anong ginagawa mong ngiti sa 2nd picture?” Asked Joy.
“Sabi kasi ng kapatid ko, payat daw pag may panga eh, kaya pinapalabas ko,” I answered.
Joy and Arlyn then tried smiling while showing the jawline.

The photo with the jaw.

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Posted by on March 29, 2012 in Observant, Tropapeeps