To make contacts in the address book, Nanay would have a hard time the names of her contacts so for one ‘poso negro’ contact, ate Mimi helped nanay by naming it HIGOP TAE.
Sam was shocked at the name and laughed hardly.
Nanay told one story last night.
“Yang si Butchoy eh sobrang dilat nyan nung araw. Dati eh nagtae yan ng isang araw. Dinala ko sa ospital eh ang sabi ng Doktor eh alalang-alala! Sabi ng doktor eh, ‘NAY! ILANG ARAW NA HO YANG NAGTATAE? BAKIT NGAYON NYO LANG DINALA?’ Dok isang araw lang. Madilat lang talaga.”
Ronald and Atong decided to send their respective wedding suits in my balikbayan box in order to refrain from carrying these when they come home.
I specifically told Tem, “Tem yung mga suit kina Ronald at Atong yun ha. Yung kay Tatay bibitbitin ko palang.”
When the box arrived, Tem was upstairs but can hear nanay and tatay discussion downstairs.
Nanay: Eto na pala yung box!
Tatay: Nasan suit ko?
Nanay: Eto suit mo oh. Sukatin mo nga.
Tem immediately jumped and screamed in the staircase, “Hindi ho sa inyo yang suit! Kina kuya Ronald yan!”
Nanay: Hubad! Hubad!
Tatay: Kaya pala masikip.
“Tem, kayo ni Nanay ang mag-foo-food tasting sa caterer, ha? Kasi wala naman kami dyan,” I told my sister.
“Talagang kami naman,” she answered.
“Kailangan kasama ang Nanay. Alam mo naman yun, napaka-sensitive ng dila,” I told Tem, “Palibhasa nagluluto, eh lahat ng ibang pagkain hindi na masarap: kesyo lasang ihi ng daga o kaya tae ng ipis,” Nanay uses the worst adjectives on food she does not like.
“Bigyan mo na lang si Nanay ng benefit of the doubt, baka naman nakakain na talaga sya nun nung kabataan nya.”
For her heartbeat exam, Nanay’s heat rate was needed to pump fast the doctor gave her two options…
“Nay, kailangan n’yo hong maglakad sa treadmill para ho mapabilis natin ang tibok ng puso nyo para malaman natin ang kalagayan n’yo,” her Doctor advised.
“Ay, Doc, ayoko ho ng treadmill, napapagod ho ako,” Nanay answered.
“O sige, ho. Pwede naman hong tusukan na lang kayo ng karayom deretso sa puso,” the Doctor offered Nanay.
Upon hearing this, Nanay was shocked and answered, “Sige ho Doc! Mag-te-treadmill na lang ako!”
UPDATE: Nanay already went thru the operation and it was indeed successful.
Was updating my little sister on my condition lately. My tonsilitis got really bad that I had to take time off from work for 2 days.
“Kuya, ayaw raw gumaling ng sakit mo. Sabi ni nanay… umuwi ka na raw. lolz!”
“Sabi nga ni Tatay: Ikaw si pauwi. Dati bumaha lang sa Saudi pinapauwi mo na agad. Ngayon konting sakit lang. Hindi ganun lang yun.”
“May kaibigan ho ako, may pumutok na ugat sa utak,” I told my family.
“Kawawa naman,” they answered.
“San ba nakukuha yun? Sa stress?” My mom speculated.
“Nabasa ko na baka sa stress nga yun. Kapag hindi nilalabas yung sama ng loob yung mga internal organs ang nagdadala ng steam,” I told my mom.
“Panong maiiwasan yung sama ng loob na ganun?”
“Yung iba pag-nagmura daw mawawala yung steam sa loob ng katawan,” I told my Nanay.
Being the good mom that she is, she told me, “Naku, anak. Sige lang ng sige ha? Mag mura ka lang ng magmura… Para walang stress.”
“Nay, kaya pala wala kayong stress sa katawan…” I told my Nanay.
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Tem heard our mother’s phone received a text.
She grabbed it and read it out loud, “Nay, sino tong nag-text sa inyo? Padala raw ng pera nasa hospital daw.”
Nanay, who is used to this type of modus operandi messages, replied to Tem casually, “Sabihin mo ‘Tangina mo, mamatay ka na, bisitahin ka namin sa morge.'”
“Tem, alam mo bang Eart Hour nung March 29?” I asked my sister.
“Ay! Talaga, kuya?” she answered, “Ano nga ba ginawa natin nun?”
“Naku! Nag-participate tayo. Eto oh nakunan ko sa video…” Then I showed her this uploaded youtube video.
“Wow!” She commented.
“Ang bait natin no? Off ang ilaw, off ang tugtog. Pero nandito tayo nag-iingay. Banas siguro kapitbahay natin na nagparticipate,” I told her.
Every time I come home, I wanted to treat my family out for a fancy meal. Last year we ate at Buffet 101 in MOA area and for this year, I wanted them to try my favorite breakfast place in Tagaytay — Breakfast at Antonio’s. They serve breakfast the whole day.
When we arrived at the resto, the servers first handed the drinks menu. We noticed that the cheapest drink is at Php 300. Fancy indeed.
Nanay looked at me. I kiddingly told her, “Tubig lang ako.”