I’ve decided to be consistent with the theme; hence I did this…
Happy 23rd Deej!
“Bhe, paano ka naman naging finalist sa Philippine Blog Awards na ‘yan?” DJ asked me when she visited Dubai last week.
“Sa special category na Pinoy Abroad lang naman ako kasali eh,” I told her.
“Alam mo ba?,” I added, “Yung meaning ng category ko, para maging finalist eh,” then I read from the PBA website: “This award gives due recognition to the Filipino blogger who has contributed significantly to the community and the country through blogging.”
“Eh paano ka naman nag-contribute sa community eh patawa ka lang nang patawa?” she ridiculed me; then added, “Kaya ka naging finalist dahil sa mga blogs mo tungkol sa akin.”
Logo ng Kayabangan
A few weeks ago, Ronald and DJ were reminiscing about their former posts.
Ronald, who used to work for Dunkin’ Donuts, said,”Dati oh! Lagi kaming may libreng donut tuwing magsasara na.”
“Talaga!? Wow! Ang sarap naman nun,” I told him.
“Wala ‘yan sa amin,” DJ answered, “May libre kaming kahit anong drink sa Starbucks.” She used to work for the coffee giant.
“Eh di pwede kang mamigay?” I asked her.
“Oo, Bhe! Mga pinsan ko nga nakaabang na sa uwi ko. Kinokontrata na ang iuuwi kong kape. Nakakasawa na rin kasi,” she answered.
“Eh kayo? Anong libre sa work mo?” They asked me.
“Ummmm…. Meron din! Insurance. Lagi nga kaming may discount sa insurance eh. Ang saya-saya nun. Everyday meron kaming insurance discount.”
“Kamusta raw si DJ sa Oman?” I asked Bing. DJ was recently hired as an Flight Attendant for Oman Air based in Muscat.
“Ayun papuntang Malaysia, may training daw,” Bing answered.
“Wow! Sosyal Malaysia, lapit na sa atin.”
“Itanong mo kung ano ang training,” Bing made me guess.
“Eh di pag-e-FA.”
“Syempre pero mas specific: How to land on water!” Bing told me while grinning.
Funny thing that my flatmates took it seriously that everyone wore nothing but shirts, put their feet on their seats and drank vodka straight up. The party was just brewing when I left them at that and went to bed.
Almost at my REM cycle, I heard people screaming:
“Putang-ina! Bakit kayo papayag!? Upakan na natin!!”
“Huy! Tama na ‘yan!”
“Lasing ka lang! Tangnaka!”
“HOY! TAMA NA!”
“Guys! Tama na ‘yan!”
“WAG KAYONG PUMAYAG! FUCK SHIT!”
They had a rumble. Tondo theme certified.
The next morning we told DJ, “Deej, congrats! I heard successful daw ang Tondo-themed party mo kagabi?”
After ganging up on DJ:
“Dapat intindihin mo si MJ!”
“Huy, kawawa naman si MJ, lagi mo nalang ginaganun.”
“Ang bait talaga ni MJ.”
…she was fed up from all of the boys so she screamed, “Si Ate Bing lang talaga nakakaintindi sa akin tungkol sa amin ni MJ!”
Ronald replied, “O tignan mo, nasa’n s’ya ngayon!?”
“Huy! Nag-annual leave lang si Ate Bing!” she answered.
I then replied, “Kaya nga! Nag-annual leave para ma-de-stressed!”