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Weh?

I have realized that I’ve been saying “Weh!” too often too many times…

“Kuha mo na ang tono?”
“Oo.”
“Weh?”

“Maganda yung palabas.”
“Weh?”

“Ok na ako.”
“Weh?”

Today, I have reached the peak of using this word when I was speaking to a foreigner correspondent and had used the word. I immediately corrected myself.

“Where’s the certificate that I have requested?” I asked.
“I already sent it, Orlee.”
“Weeehh….rrrr is it? I haven’t received it yet…” Good. Save.

Must. Not. Use. This. Anymore.

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2012 in Work Anecdotes

 

Squint

This shot was taken this morning… Facing the sun.

Everyone trying to smile without squinting… Hard…

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2012 in Dubai Friends, Observant

 

Tissue

Before Rollie could come inside the car from the grocery, Ronald said, “Tignan mo si Rollie oh. Binatang-binata… Bumili ng tissue.”
Everybody was still laughing when Rollie came in. “Bakit?” he asked.
“Binatang-binata ka raw… Kasi may tissue ka raw lagi,” I told him.
“Hindi!” he answered , “Kailangan kasi sa CR yun…” then went on explaining the purpose of the tissue.
“Defensive!”

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2012 in Dubai Friends

 

Isabela Runner

Atong, from Isabela, out-ran everybody from our choir, yesterday morning during the Terry Fox Run for Cancer in Atlantis, Dubai.

In the news, later that day, it was recorded that the hottest day of the year in the Philippines happened just now and it was recorded in Isabela, Atong’s province.
The news’ caption was: 37 DEGREES NORMAL SA MGA TAGA-ISABELA.

“Kaya pala sanay na sanay sila magtatakbo sa ilalim ng araw.”

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2012 in Dubai Friends

 

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Of Money and Gold Bars

Jake, kamusta ka na?” I called up my friend this morning.
“Eto ayus lang,” he answered.
“Siguro ang yaman-yaman mo na.”
“Oo naman,” Jake answered, “Eto nga oh… Nakahiga ako sa limpak limpak na pera,” he added sarcastically.
“Talaga?” I had to come back on him, “Buti ka pa. Masakit kasi matulog sa gold bars. Matigas sa likod.”

 

 

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Subject – Verb Agreement

“Maliligo lang ako saglit. Baka tumawag si Tem,” I told Ronald.
“Sige,” he agreed.
“Magtatanong kasi yun sa paggawa ng email,” I answered, “Ikaw na magpayo ng tamang sentence construction saka correct subject-verb agreement.”
“Mamaya ka na maligo!”

 
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Posted by on April 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Malditang Mabait

“Tulungan naman nating tong isa kong friend galing BDO. Naghahanap sya ng work dito sa UAE,” I told Ronald and Ness.
“Sige,” Ronald answered.
“Send mo naman sa kanya sample ng CV mo. Para makopya nya ang format,” I asked him.
“Sige. Ano ba email nya?”
“Mabait kasi yun. Kaya tulungan natin. Anong email nya? Maldita_something@yahoo.com,” I answered.
“Mabait!? Tapos maldita!?” They both screamed.