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Monthly Archives: May 2012

New Haircut, Gagay and Gelli De Belen

This was posted on my wall:

And my colleagues discussed it over lunch.

“Gagay talaga, Bro?” Roy answered.
“Di ko alam yun,” Z answered.
“Classic yun!” I told them, “Prinsesa ng uling. Sya nakaimbento ng Uling-Powered Generator.”
“Gelli de Belen talaga?” they asked.
“90s yun! Camiguin. Ober Da Bakod. Gagay. Radio Romance.”

 
 

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IdiotMatic Expressions

“Orlee, sinabihan ba naman ako ng officemate natin na I’m wearing so many hats daw,” Z shared.
“Bakit n’ya nasabi yun?” I asked.
“Napaisip tuloy ako kung nakita nya sa Facebook ko na nagsuot ako ng iba’t ibang sumbrero pero di ko maisip, tapos saka ko lang na-realize na idiomatic expression pala yun nung sinabi nyang I’m doing a lot of work.”
“Hay naku nangyari rin yan Z sa akin,” I shared, “Kasi nung isang araw yung receptionist sabi sa akin, ‘There are new cards for pick up in the reception” so sabi ko, ‘Again!? I don’t want it!’ Tapos sabi nya, ‘Im pulling your leg.'”
“Pulling your leg?” Z asked.
“Oo. So ang sabi ko: Yes! You’re making my legs tired walking back and forth. Tapos sabi nya, ‘No. Pulling your leg – kidding you.'”
“Wow!” Z exclaimed, “Bago rin.”
“Oo nga. Dalawang idiomatic expression agad.”

 
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Posted by on May 28, 2012 in Work Anecdotes

 

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Three Way Chat with Joy and Lyn

I had a chat with my close buddies…

Lyn: maglist down ka orlee ng mga gusto mo sa babae, tapos piliin mo un top 2.. kpag nakita mo na un ayos na, wag ng iinsist un iba pang gusto mo dhil di lhat ng gusto mo nasa iisang babae. kung gusto mo mabait at loyal, kpag nakakita ka na wag mo ng hilingin na maganda, ayos na un hindi pangit khit di maganda, kung gs2 mo matalino at loyal, magtiis ka kung medyo di mabait at maganda hehehe

Joy: Wahaha! Tama

Orlee: Gusto ko maganda saka mayaman. Saka mabait at matalino. Saka sexy at palaban. Pwede ring morena at matangkad. ‘yun lang naman. Mahirap ba yung hanapin?

Joy: ay nako orlee. kung sobrang yaman mo pde mo makuha yan wahahha. payaman ka muna ng sobra sobra baka sakali

Lyn: hahaha. saka dpat bata ka pa rin.. pero sa edad mo malabo na yan kc un mga natitirang may katangiang ganyan puro taken na

Joy: oo san ka makakakita ng mayaman at maganda na single? wahahhaha

Lyn: mga highskul pa lang un natitirang kumpleto ng ganyan at di pa taken, O kaya elementary

Sabi ko nga.

 

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Tropapeeps

 

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New Name: Orally

Someone called me today, “Is this Orally?”
“No. It’s Orlee.”
“Yeah,” he insisted, “Orally.”

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2012 in Work Anecdotes

 

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Sit – Upo

To discuss something within your cubicle, is called ‘sitting’ in our office, as opposed to a meeting.
“We’ll sit on it later.”
“She sat late in the evening to finish the report.”

Since I now have Filipino colleagues, aside from my longtime Filipina companion, Zinnia, we have now translated to the Filipino word – upo.
When one of the new colleague shared that her boss sat with her it sounded funny in the Filipino version.
“Bakit ka OT?”
“Inupuan ako ni Boss.”
“Mabigat?” I kiddingly added.

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2012 in Work Anecdotes

 

Jessica Sanchez’ Cover

Ronald tried to sing the Jessica Sanchez cover, “This is my father…. again…”
“Mali.”

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Reminiscing American Idol

Since I came home late yesterday, Ness, Anj and Ronald already watched the downloaded American Idol result show.
I decided to pop it again and they have decided to re-watch it.

A few minutes in into the show, Anj and Ronald was acting as if they didn’t see it (an hour) earlier.
“Wow! Safe sya!” Ronald screamed.
“Akala ko ba napanood nyo na to?” I asked.
“Bakit?” Ronald asked, “Bawal ba mag-reminisce?”
“Reminisce!?”

 
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Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Dubai Friends

 

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Miggy’s Japan

“Miggy, kamusta Japan?” I asked my nephew.
“Malamig!”
“May aircon?”
“Wala,” he answered, “Dito na lang ako forever and ever and ever…”
“Why?”
“May lindol na… may tornado pa.”

 
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Posted by on May 16, 2012 in It's All Relative

 

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Tem’s New iPhone

I called my sister, I wanted to hear about the news that she just bought a new iPhone.
“Hello?” I opened.
“Hello?” she answered.
“Hello?” she said, “Hello?”
“Hello?” I was getting crossed, “Hello?” and I dropped it.

After a few minutes, she called back, “Hello?”
“Hello!?” I screamed.
“Kuya!” she replied, “Sorry may plastic pa pala kanina…”

Her new iPhone

 
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Posted by on May 16, 2012 in It's All Relative

 

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Potlock Salary

“Kulang kasi talaga tayo ng tao,” I told my new teammates.
“Oo nga,” They answered.
“Kung gusto n’yo… Magbawas tayo ng tig-iisang libo sa sweldo natin tapos mag-pa-hire tayo ng isa pang tao. Tatlong 1,000 yun,” I kiddingly suggested.
“Hindi na!” They both screamed.

 
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Posted by on May 12, 2012 in Work Anecdotes