Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Case of the Unknown Sausage

sausage-424277Mercy brought some sausages from Germany and she wanted her Filipino colleagues to taste the famous Deutsche meat product.
“Sige iiwan ko lang sa personal cupboard yung sausage. Kuha na lang kayo,” she told Gem and Dok.

After a few hours, both have confirmed eating the sausage, “Thanks, Mercy! Masarap sya.”

Mercy wanted to bring home her lunch box so she was shocked to find that lunch pack still has the sausages there.
“Sure kayo sausage yung kinain n’yo?” Mercy asked Gem.
“Yung may mashed potato?”
“Hindi! Sausage lang yun!”

They asked the whole office but no one admitted that it’s theirs. All were laughing at this funny mistake.

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Posted by on June 30, 2015 in Work Anecdotes


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Forever Requirement

“Baka hindi muna ako makapunta sa wedding mo,” A friend told me. She recently separated from her husband, “Bitter pa ako sa mga wedding.”
“Ok lang,” I answered.
“Galit ka?” she asked.
“Hindi, baka kasi magmaktol ka lang dun. Saka kailangan kong bisita naniniwalang may forever.”
“Grabe naman requirement ng bisita mo… Kailangan naniniwala sa forever.”


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Posted by on June 29, 2015 in Heartbeat



The Most Beautiful Starbucks in the Philippines

On our way to our wedding venue in Batangas, Tem, who was driving at the time, told us, “Kuya, gusto n’yo pumunta yung pinaka-magandang Starbucks sa Pilipinas?”
Being the big coffee lover that she is, Mitch exclaimed, “Sige!”
I was not convinced and asked my sister, “Baka naman inuuto mo lang kami ha?” It would of course be our treat if we stop by.
Tem laughed at the idea and told us, “Oo nga!”
“Oo nga! Bahala ka!” she answered while laughing.

“Baka naman mamaya sabihin mo, nandito rin sa Tagaytay ang ‘Most Beautiful Jollibee branch’ ha?” I followed up.


The Most Beautiful Starbucks” in Twin Lakes, Tagaytay City

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Posted by on June 23, 2015 in It's All Relative


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Ajug Rice

Tatay is really getting fat and I wanted him to change his eating habits. One way of telling him off is by guilt shaming his food intake.

One time, I saw him scooped  a lot of serving of rice for his little viand.
I told him, “Tay! Andami naman n’yan!”
Surprised, he answered, “Hindi ko kakainin ‘yan… Titignan ko lang oh,” and stared at his food.
“Kung titignan n’yo lang eh di picture-an na rin natin.”



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Kape. Mainit.

downloadAte Pam, my eldest sister who has been based in Japan more than half her life seems to be slowly losing her command of the Philippine language. She would sometimes tell me, “Naiwan ang Ketai sa Kruma.” Naiwan ang celphone sa kotse. Last year, she was ordering a cup of coffee in Jollibee and she said, “Miss. Kape. Isa.” “Ma’am ano po?” asked the waitress. “Kape. Isa. Mainit.” Barok na?

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Posted by on June 21, 2015 in It's All Relative


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Spoiler Free Social Media

Kat, my colleague, and I religiously read and watch the Game of Thrones / A Song of Fire and Ice.

During our lunch time, the same day as the airing of season five’s finale (Mother’s Mercy), we wanted to avoid any spoilers so we kept off Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. We just ate our food and told each other, “Ang boring pala kapag walang social media.”
“Wala,” I answered, “Kain lang tayo.”

She then screamed, “Orlee! LinkedIn! Wala naman sigurong spoiler dun.”

A few minutes later, “Kat, oh! May opening ng trabaho…”


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Posted by on June 16, 2015 in Uncategorized


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Suit of Error

Ronald and Atong decided to send their respective wedding suits in my balikbayan box in order to refrain from carrying these when they come home.
I specifically told Tem, “Tem yung mga suit kina Ronald at Atong yun ha. Yung kay Tatay bibitbitin ko palang.”

When the box arrived, Tem was upstairs but can hear nanay and tatay discussion downstairs.
Nanay: Eto na pala yung box!
Tatay: Nasan suit ko?
Nanay: Eto suit mo oh. Sukatin mo nga.

Tem immediately jumped and screamed in the staircase, “Hindi ho sa inyo yang suit! Kina kuya Ronald yan!”

Nanay: Hubad! Hubad!
Tatay: Kaya pala masikip.


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Posted by on June 15, 2015 in It's All Relative


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