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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

 

When Pigs Fight

“Ano ba kasi dinikit mo sa kusina at inalis nila?” I asked Tem. Her flatmates removed her reminders in the wall that caused a big brawl.
“Ewan ko ba nga kung bakit nila inalis. Ang sabi ko lang naman dun: CLEAN AS YOU GO PIGS.
“Yun lang naman pala, bakit naman sila maiinis?”

 
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Posted by on May 12, 2012 in It's All Relative

 

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Stopped Without Prior Intimation

“Orlee, meron ba naman akong na-receive dito na motor claim. Sabi, ‘The taxi in front of the vehicle suddenly stopped without prior intimation’,” Z told me.
“Without prior intimation!? May warning?” I asked.
“Kaya nga eh,” She told me, “Kakaway muna sa likod?”

 
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Phone-per Weight

When we were about to leave from Pearly’s place after the “Palabok Party“, Ness asked, “Ate Pearl, totoo ba yang phone mo?”

“Hinde! Paper weight!” I answered.
“Napakayabang mo!” She screamed.
“Eh bakit naman sya maglalagay ng ganyan sa bahay nila kung di gumagana?”

 
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Posted by on May 12, 2012 in Dubai Friends

 

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Dumb Cane

My colleague sent this email:

 Name: Dumb Cane

This plant is common in UAE, in many offices and homes. It is a deadly poison, mainly for the children. It can kill a kid in less than a minute and an adult in 15 minutes.  If touched, one should never touch their eyes; it can cause partial or permanent blindness.

I looked around and realized that this same plant is beside my desk in the office.
“Is this the same plant beside me?” I replied.
“Yes, please don’t chew on it, kid,” he answered.
“Good thing you told me that. I was about to do that.”

 
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Pormal Letter

“Z, nasaan yung document?” I asked her. I was looking for something.
She then sent me an email:

Dear Orlee,
The document was handed over to Vanessa. Please find attached for your perusal.
If you have further question, kindly contact the undersigned.

(O di ba!? Pormal!?)

Zinnia

I then told her, “Nawala na ang parka-pormal nung nilagyan mo ng (Pormal).”

 

 
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Open Tomorrow

“Orlee,” my Tunisian colleague called my attention, “What is ‘bukas’?”
“Open,” I answered.
“Open? What is tomorrow?”
“Bukas,” I answered with a different intonation.
“The same? Very confusing.”
“Bûkás is open, Būkàs is tomorrow,” I told him.
“I get it… Bukas bukas…. Open tomorrow.”

 
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Anong Ginagawa Mo Dito

Joy was going to ask Janice what is she doing in a particular song (Soprano 1 or Soprano 2?), she instead blurted out, “Anong ginagawa mo dito?”
Everybody else screamed, “Anong gingawa mo dito? Lumayas ka!”
Followed up by, “Parang awa nyo na po…”

 
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Posted by on May 12, 2012 in Choirboy

 

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WWMGD – What Would McGyver Do

My shoe broke whilst I was still in the office…

I asked myself, “What would McGyver do in this situation…”

Rubber bands + Staple wires = Works all the time

 
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Posted by on May 12, 2012 in Work Anecdotes

 

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