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Unknown Brochure

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Since we have received a set of brochures that we did not request, I asked Cathy, my contact in ALICO, what to do with it.

Cathy: Baket?
Orlee: Ano gagawin ko dito sa brochure ng isang pamilyang masayang naghahabulan sa damuhan?
Cathy: Naka-drugs ka nanaman ba?

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2012 in Work Anecdotes

 

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Hold Your Horses

Cathy, dali!?” I begged my friend / regular contact in one of the insurance companies that I regularly talk to.
“Wait! Hold on to your horses!” she replied.
“Hold. On. To. Your. Horses? Kakapit ako sa kabayo ko?” I asked while laughing.
“May nagsabi nyan dito sa client. Ginagaya ko lang.”

 

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The Filipino Revenge in Brazil

“Ano naman balak mong gawin sa Brazil?” Cathy asked me when I told her that I’m planning to visit Rio by 2013.
“Wala lang. Bucketlist. Maglalakad-lakad lang,” I answered.
“Ano ba meron dun?”
“Try kong mag-artista. Nang makaganti naman dyan sa mga Brazilian ana nasa Pilipinas. Lahat na lang sila artista…”

 
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Posted by on January 13, 2012 in Journeyman

 

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Orlee Tries to Translate

“Follow up ko lang ‘yung certificate?” I asked Cathy, a kabayan from the insurance company that I usually deal with.
“Orlee, wala na. Napadala ko na last week.”
“Di pa raw na-re-receive ng kliyente eh. Dalawa lang daw ‘yung nakuha kanina.”
“Na-pick up na nga. Last week pa. Mag-pi-print nanaman ako?”
“Sino ba nag-pick up?”
“Hay naku. Paiba-iba kasi sila ng nag-pi-pick up ng documents eh,” Cathy complained.
“Sige. Describe mo nga sa akin ang nag-pick up nitong sinasabi ko sa’yo para masabi ko sa client.” I asked her.
“Yung nag-pick up last week ‘yung panot na Pana. Tapos kanina ‘yung mas batang Pana,” she described. Pana is the term Filipinos coined to describe Indians here in Dubai.
“Oh sige sasabihin ko ‘yan sa kliyente: Today it was the young Indian messenger. Last week, it was the… the… Anong English ng panot?”
“WAG MO NANG SABIHING PANOT! Basta ‘yung mas matanda.”

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2010 in Work Anecdotes

 

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