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TBT #9: Utang Mo!

Just told Mitch about this anecdote.

***WARNING: OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE.

Aki wanted Jollibee for merienda, she asked her lola, “Lola, kain tayo sa Jollibee?”
Nanay quite pissed, lack of budget we suppose, answered, “Jollibee-hin mo mukha mo.”
Aki, being the defensive apo that she is answered, “Lola, hindi ka nakakatawa, ha?”
“Sabihin mo kasi sa mama mo magbayad ng utang n’ya,” answered nanay.
Aki answered, “Sinabi ko na nga ‘yun.”
Nanay replied, “Ganito sabihin mo: Mama, magbayad ka na raw ng utang mo.”
Aki, confused by the idea, said, “Lola, parang mura ‘yun? Utang mo? Parang Tangnamo.”
We laughed our asses off, hearing this from a 5 year old.

Aki Lola Pong

Lola with her two then 5 year old nieces (Aki and Pong)

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Posted by on October 17, 2013 in It's All Relative

 

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Anong Floor Po

420709_121476248052255_496249314_nI was skyping with my mom (she’s in Japan!) this morning when she decided to show me my sisters apartment in Yokohama.
“Yan ang bubong,” she told me while showing me the ceiling.
“Eto ang kusina.”
“Nay anong floor ho?” I was trying to ask her which level does my sister live in. It’s a condominium west of Tokyo.
“Eto ang floor,” she showed me. It’s parquet btw.
“Second floor!” Aki screamed.
“Yown ang tanong ko. Salamat Aki,” I answered.

 
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Posted by on May 4, 2013 in It's All Relative

 

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Aki’s Sensei

Aki’s Sensei (teacher) had a question, the answer was nine. So Aki answered, “Nine,” in English.
She then realized her language error and corrected herself, “Oh! Kyuu!”
Her Sensei knew that she cannot deny the fact that Aki can speak three languages so she answered in Japanese, “It’s ok, Aki, you already know that in English so you can answer in English. In the future, just remember… I can only understand until ‘ten’.”

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Posted by on April 14, 2013 in It's All Relative

 

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Aki on Unicycle

“Nay, san galing yung unicycle ni Aki?” I asked my mom today after seeing Aki’s photo on Facebook.

“Galing Japan yun! Padala ng mama nya,” Nanay answered.
“Magaling nga sya eh.” I commented.
“Sabi nga ng Tatay mo kay Aki: Naghihirap na mama mo, magpapadala ng bike iisa ang gulong. Tapos wala pang manibela.”
“Oo nga naman,” I answered, “Sabi ko nga sa mga kaibigan ko dito may sa-Perya ang pamilya natin eh.”

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2012 in It's All Relative

 

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Aki Have a New Camera

Tem phoned home, “Aki, pakausap kay lola?”
“Ehh!” Aki might be too lazy to pass the phone.
Tem realized she needed to be more convincing than commanding, “Aki, may uwi ako sayong pink camera. Saka binilhan ko ng Hello Kitty na case. Magagamit mo sa school.”
“Talaga, Tita Tem?” she answered cheerfully.
“Oo. Excited ka na?”
“Opo.”
“Tawagin mo naman lola, kausapin ni Tita,” Tem finally told my little niece.
“Ok! Wait lang!” Aki answered.

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2012 in It's All Relative

 

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Small Sensei

Since Paula is now studying Japanese, which Aki is already very fluent in, she asks her little cousin for help.
So whenever there’s an assignment, the 17 year old asks the 8 year old, “Aki, tara na. Gagawin na natin yung assignment ko.”

Aki and Paula

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2012 in It's All Relative

 

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I See Dead People

“Tito tignan mo yung bata,” Aki told me pointing at the kid at the side of the road. We were traversing the road going to Caliraya Lake in Laguna.
“Nasan?” I played with her, “Ikaw lang nakakakita!”
“Naaaay!” She screamed.

Back at home, I told Aki, “Aki may babae sa labas.”
“Tito, ikaw lang ang nakkakita,” a taste of my own medicine.

 
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Posted by on April 15, 2012 in It's All Relative

 

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