Monthly Archives: September 2015

Work Anectode: Kabayan Blunder

A phone call from an insurer, “Hello pwede po kay Orlee?”
“Sir Orlee po ito. Ano po iyon, Ma’am?” I asked.
“Ay! Kabayan?”

You spoke Tagalog first, remember?

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Posted by on September 30, 2015 in Desert Tales


Pog vs Taching

We were playing poker when Mark started smashing the chips with each other.
Patrick screamed, “Pog!”
I said “Pog!”
Mark himself said, “Pog!”
Atong then answered, “Taching.”

Mark then recognized each uttered words, “Napag-aalaman lang generation! Sabi ko Pog, sabi ni Orlee Pog, sabi ni Pat Pog… Sabi ni Atong Taching.”
We all laughed then Sef said, “Ano yung pog? Ano yung taching?”

poker time

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Posted by on September 27, 2015 in Uncategorized


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22090_10154245097384657_7773904274575962813_nWhenever Tin needs to set her foot down, she would call her daughter Lilly by her full name: Lilly Madison!
The little girl would know that her mom means business whenever she hears her second name.

One time, Lilly got mad at her toy and screamed, “Bunny Madison!”

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Posted by on September 26, 2015 in Dubai Friends



I Missed You Guys


Last Eid Al Adha, the Al Rigga group (and some new joiners) went to Al Ain and stayed for an all nighter at the Danat Resort Al Ain. We did our usual road trips, laugh trips and food trips.
During our poker session, Seff screamed, “Guys! I missed this. I missed you guys.”
Mark answered with, “Seff, ngayon mo lang kami nakasama tapos ‘I miss you guys’?”

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Posted by on September 26, 2015 in Dubai Friends


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A’s Solution on Having Too Many Kids

“Ang balak ko talaga mag anak ng 8,” A answered.
I asked her how many kids she and her husband wants.
“Andami naman nun, Arlyn! Usually 1 or 2 lang ngayon.”
“Sabi ng asawa ko wag na lang daw pag-aralin yung isa para may kasama kami tumanda,” she answered.
“Magandang idea yan: Huwag bigyan ng ambisyon para di iwan ang magulang.”
“Parang ganun na nga.”
Then I asked her, “Sino ang di pag-aaralin? Yung panganay? Bunso? O yung pinakapanget?”
“Ay lahat ng anak ko walang panget,” she defended.
“May panget pa rin dyan,” I told her, “Pag-pinagtabi-tabi.”
“No comment ako dyan sa topic na yan,” Said Joy.

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Posted by on September 8, 2015 in Tropapeeps



Ronald and Marclee were sits in St. Mary’s Baby’s Room. This room is especially designated for children to eliminate the screaming and crying of kids inside the church.

Two weeks ago, during a Eucharistic Celebration, at a time when everyone seems to be quiet inside the room. Marclee pointed at this picture and screamed, “DOG! DOG! DOG!”


Ronald felt embarrassed as the little boy should have screamed, “Lamb! Lamb! Lamb!”
Tin and Patrick silently snickered and told us after, “Nakakahiya. Ang tahimik tapos biglang sisigawan nya yung tupa ng dog!”

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Posted by on September 7, 2015 in Dubai Friends


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Marvel Cinematic Universe Fanboy

I’m a big fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies that I actually told my then fiancee, “Ipapalabas na ang Ant-man sa July! Yun talaga ang highlight ng buong buwan ng July ko.”
“Yun talaga?” She asked, “Di ba kasal natin ang July.”


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Posted by on September 6, 2015 in Heartbeat, Popcorn


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