Monthly Archives: January 2014

Song Status

A colleague asked me, “How are you, Orlee?”
“I’m alive,” I answered.
“Just like Justin Bieber?” she asked.
“What do you mean?” I was lost.
“You know that Justin Bieber song — I’m alive. I’m alive…” she sang.


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Posted by on January 27, 2014 in Uncategorized


24th day of January Hearing Impaired

Yesterday was a hectic day.

We ran the 10k for the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon at 7 AM.
Sang at the Sto Nino Festival in St Mary’s Church at 11:30 AM
Sinigang na Baboy Lunch at Al Rigga (2 PM)
Dinner at Boardwalk for Eric’s Birthday Celebration at Boardwalk by 6 PM

During the sinigang lunch…
“Ambilis naman! Naubos agad!?” Ronald topld Mat while she was sipping the Sinigang na Baboy soup, “Parang suso!”
“Anong suso?” I heard and corrected, “Linta!”
“Ang sabi ko soup! Hindi suso!” Ronald told me.

At dinnertime…
“Ang dami palang krus dito,” Atong told us after he was observing the deck from Boardwalk.
“Hindi yun krus. Crane yun para sa construction,” I told him. There were a lot of visible construction sights near the Dubai Creek.
“Cruise! Dhow cruise. Anong pinagsasabi mo?” he asked.
“Ayoko na mag-marathon, kuya, nakakabingi.” Mat told me after.

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Posted by on January 25, 2014 in Uncategorized


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My Big Love

MyBigLoveDuring our training for the Dubai Marathon, Mitch and I ran together most of the times.
During one evening where she was so tired, I screamed at her, “Hon, last 100 meters na lang!”
She then told me, “Parang trainer kits,” while running.
Then I remembered a certain Filipino movie, “Parang movie ni Sam Milby and Toni Gonzaga.”
“Si Sam ang mataba dun!” she told me.
“Kaya nga!” I sarcastically answered.
She punched me afterwards.

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Posted by on January 23, 2014 in Heartbeat


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Last Resort

“Hon, sorry na…” I begged Mitch after one LQ.
“Di naman ako galit,” she told me.
“Bati na tayo?”
“Oo naman,” she answered.
“Buti na lang. Kasi last resort mo na ako,” I kiddingly told her.


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Posted by on January 20, 2014 in Heartbeat



Biodegradable Burger

“Magkakaroon na ng Elevation Burger sa Al Ghurair (mall),” Ronald excitedly told us.
“Client namin yun,” I told everyone.
“Biodegradable ang burger nila,” he proudly told us.
“Baka naman ORGANIC?!” I sarcastically answered.
“Ay! Oo. Organic,” he stood corrected.

Elevation Burger

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Posted by on January 14, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Curious Mitch

“I’m always curious.”

That’s what Mitch answered, when I posted this candid photo of her on instagram with the caption: She likes touching the walls to feel the material. #architect #onlyarchitectsgetit #passion



To which Joy, our choir conductor, commented: Yan din ginawa nya sa choir loft kahapon. Nakita ko yun!

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Posted by on January 12, 2014 in Heartbeat


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The Car Accident Test

1495550_10202899864000331_252867727_nFriday evening, the day after the accident, I told my friends, “Alam n’yo after nung accident and masettle ko na lahat, dun ko lang naisip na, swerte pa rin ako: Kasi usually lobat phone ko, pero that morning hindi. May load din sa card. May gas pa rin ako. Minsan running on empty na ako. Tapos may cash ako sa wallet kasi minsan talaga barya lang laman ng wallet ko. Kasi may kotse naman bakit ako magdadala ng cash lagi. Ayun naging pambayad ng towing service.”
“Parang kinakailangan mo talaga ma-experience,” Atong and Ronald told me.
“Siguro talagang nakalagay na yung test na yun for me. Kasi tinest talaga yung lakas ko to be alone that morning,” I told them.
“Yung tipong, sabi ni Lord: ok ang load, wallet and gas ni Orlee, ngayon ko na ibibigay yung test sa kanya,” Ronald said.
I suddenly became quiet.
Atong screamed, “Naaay! Iiyak!”

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Posted by on January 12, 2014 in Dubai Friends


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