Monthly Archives: July 2014

Wild Wadi Diwali

brandMitch asked in our BBM group, “Ano nga ba ulit young parang Pasko ng mga Hindu? Wild Wadi?”
Wild Wadi is of course the Water Park located near Burj Al Arab.
Atong laughed and answered, “Diwali!”
She laughed when she realized her mistake, “Magkatunog kasi!”

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Posted by on July 27, 2014 in Dubai Friends


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Elevation Burger, one of our clients, offered an Iftar Treat to our company last Thursday.
We saw a few colleagues there but most who availed the treat were the Filipinos. Since it was rare to be invited for an Iftar Dinner, we had fun with it.

Their burgers are very tasty and since it was free, some of us ordered the 10-patty Vertigo Burger.


Some of us ordered all the toppings for which Kat was abled to taste some of the delicious toppings. Unfortunately, the toppings were under the patties.
“Ang sarap nung toppings sa ilalim!” she screamed.
“Kat, bottomings tawag pag nasa bottom.”


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Posted by on July 24, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Wash Out

After not seeing Rob and Dianne for 4 months. They have commented that Atong and I have grown big. We have been going to the gym religiously for 2 months now.

“Ang laki n’yo agad,” Rob commented.
“Thanks,” we answered.
“Pero dapat pahinga rin kayo ng konti sa protein. Mag wash out kayo para malinis ang liver,” he suggested.
“Hoooh! Ayaw mo lang malampasan ka namin eh,” I told him.
“Feeling ko nga,” Dianne answered, “Hindi ka naman nag-wa-washout eh. Ayaw n’ya lang siguro malampasan,” she added.
We all laughed after that.


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Posted by on July 16, 2014 in Dubai Friends, Health Buff



Spotting in My Dream

After office, I see to it that I immerse myself to physical fitness.
And immerse I did as apparently, even in my dreams I am spotting for someone in the gym.
Ronald, my roommate, told me, “Nagsasalita ka nanaman kagabi.”
“Anong sabi ko?”
“Sabi mo: ‘Ok kaya mo yan… 1, 2, 3, 4…'”

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Posted by on July 16, 2014 in Health Buff




Mitch and I have an inside joke. I now use ‘Rhabjee’ when I wanted to thank her. Here’s why.

“Hon, sabay ka sa amin papunta Reef Mall. Mga  tayo aalis,” I told her.
“Ok hon, Rhabjee,” she replied.
‘Rhabjee?’ I asked myself. Is that a new word that she learnt today? Some Hindi word maybe?
I googled, “Meaning of ‘Rhabjee'” and found nothing.


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Being a grammar freak that I am I had to know.
When I met her, I asked her, “Hon, ano yung Rhabjee?”
“Typo lang yun. Thankee lang ang tinype ko.”

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Posted by on July 16, 2014 in Uncategorized


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I have always heard about a certain place called Nuvali. I see friends drop by to this particular place just to visit the parks and enjoy the cool breeze.
All this time I thought it was somewhere in Quezon City as most of these ‘friends’ who go there are from QC.

Last night, while talking about Nuvali, Dianne has said, “Ang daan kasi papuntang Nuvali eh papunta nang Tagaytay…”
I was shocked. I know my Tagaytay-Cavite-Laguna area. I’m Mr. South of Manila so I gotta ask, “Tagaytay? Nuvali??”
“Oo,” she answered, “Sa may Sta Rosa (Laguna).”
“Saan ba akala mo ang Nuvali?” Atong and Ronald asked.
“Sa QC… Nuvali… Akala ko Novaliches ‘yun.”
They laughed and asked, “Bakit mo naman naisip na QC?”
“Kasi may Boni – Boni Avenue, the Fort – Fort Santiago. So akala ko pina-sosyal na Novaliches yun. Nuvali.”


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Posted by on July 16, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Japan Trip: Nanay and Tatay

“Tem, excited na si Tatay?” I asked my sister. Tatay and Nanay will spend a month (2 months?) in Japan.
“Oo kuya! Nandito nga kami ngayon sa mall namimili ng requests nina Ate,” my sister answered.
“Magagamit na nya mga jacket nya,” I told her.
“Naku kuya! Summer ngayon sa Japan. Napakainit daw. Sabi nga ni Tatay, ‘Ano ba yan!? Kung kelan ako mag-a-abroad, mainit pa?'” Tem chucklingly told me.


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Posted by on July 12, 2014 in Uncategorized



Not My Gift

I was excited to handover my gift to Mitch during her birthday so when I told them, “I-video n’yo ko,” somebody handed over their gift. To which I told my videographer…

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Posted by on July 12, 2014 in Dubai Friends


Batang Api

Paula became the monster that scares Little Rafa. When Tem say, “Ate Pau! Ate Pau! Si Rafa oh!” the little toddler cries. Scared of his 18 year old cousin.

Tem posted this video on Facebook and it just broke my heart. My sister can be very evil. Ate Richie, from the US, even told my sister, “Tem, matatakot any bata. May psychological effect yan!”
To which my little sister promised not to do it again.

A few weeks later, Tem posted this photo: Miggy testing the waters. Mabait naman pala si Ate Paula. (he’s so cute)


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Posted by on July 12, 2014 in It's All Relative


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Arm Wrestling

Atong and I were arm wrestling and it sounded like we were talking a picture, so Yvette screamed, “Sali ako! Sali ako!” Only to see this…

“Oh, ikaw na next?” We asked her.
“Akala ko picture!” she answered.

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Posted by on July 5, 2014 in Uncategorized