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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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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.”

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

 

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Miggy’s Japan

“Miggy, kamusta Japan?” I asked my nephew.
“Malamig!”
“May aircon?”
“Wala,” he answered, “Dito na lang ako forever and ever and ever…”
“Why?”
“May lindol na… may tornado pa.”

 
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Posted by on May 16, 2012 in It's All Relative

 

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Tweet of the Week: Honmei-choko

 
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Posted by on February 11, 2012 in Dubai Friends

 

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Chinese vs Japanese Knowledge

Doubting his ability to speak any real Chinese, I asked Atong, “Siguro mas marami pa akong alam na Japanese word kesa sa alam mong Chinese word.”
We then asked Ronald to say common words and Atong will tell the Chinese translation while I, the Japanese translation.

Ronald said, “O sige, puno.”
Atong answered, “Pun-no.”
I answered, “Cherry blossom.”

“Sapatos!”
Chinese, “Sup-pa-tos.”
Japanese, “Ot-to.”

“Make up!” Ronald asked us.
“Shisheido,” I answered because, “Mayberine” didn’t work.
Atong answered with, “Ly-na at Chin-chan-su.”

“Madadaya naman kayo eh!” Ronald screamed.

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2012 in Dubai Friends

 

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