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Pinagdasal

After a week's worth of looking for a job in Dubai, we invited Rhezzie to come to church with us. Church is always followed by breakfast either in Jollibee or in IKEA.

After a few days after, she received a positive news.
"Buti na lang sumama ka sa church," Ronald said, "Tignan mo may work ka na."
"Oo nga, Kuya!" She answered.
Ate Weng interrupted, "Ay bakit? Pinagdasal mo ba yun?"
"Ay, Ate, hindi. Gusto ko lang talaga magbreakfast," she jokingly answered.
Ronald laughed, "Oo nga ate! Syempre yun ang una nyang ipagdarasal."
"Malay mo di nya pala yun naalala…" Ate Weng defended.

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Pwera Usog Film

After a few supernatural scenes, I told my co-audience, "Napaka unbelievable naman ng movie na to… Naka-jacket yung movie eh nasa Pilipinas."

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Zanjoe Cut

Over breakfast, I told them, "Hindi pumayag yung barbero na gupit ko eh pareho ng ke Zanjoe."

"Dahil malaki mukha mo?" Ronald said.
"Malaki nga yung mukha mo. Maliit kasi yung face ni Zanjoe," ate Weng said.
"Teka ha. Wala pa akong sinabing sa mukha. Yung buhok nya kasi nakasiksik sa anit. Sa akin daw buhaghag. Nag-judge kayo agad."

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

You All Look The Same

Asheri, my Sri Lankan colleague called Abeen, one of our Indian colleagues, "Ullas!" as she mistook him for another Indian colleague.
"Racist!" He kiddingly told her.
I butted in and jokingly told Abeen, "Well… you all look the same."
"Heeeeyyyyy!" they all screamed.

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Kalahating Pangarap ni Ness

In just a few weeks our couple friends, Ness, a Filipina and Sef, a half-Syrian, half-Pinoy is about to celebrate their 2nd wedding anniversary.
Their love story brings me back to the statement Ness used to tell me…
"Pangarap talaga ng tatay ko na makapangasawa ako ng foreigner."

Before her marriage, I told her, "Ness, matutupad na ang kalahati ng pangarap ng tatay mo."

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Erwan Heussaff Vs Panlasang Pinoy

Erwan recently uploaded on his channel his version on how to cook Tinola. There was a long pep talk and update on his life before he started cooking.
During the "pep talk", ate Weng screamed, "Dali na! Luto na!"
Ronald and I looked at each other, "Ate, talagang pinagmamadali mo si Erwan ha."

"Ang tagal kasi. Si Panlasang Pinoy deretso luto agad."

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Game of Thrones Live

I told my wife to wake me up at 6 am early Monday morning for the early viewing Game of Thrones. I just hate to be spoiled so I had to catch before everybody else.

The next morning…

“Hon,” while tapping me, “Game of Thrones na. Gising na.”

 
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Posted by on July 20, 2017 in Uncategorized