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Lechon de Media Noche

Since a whole lechon was too much for a family of 10, Nanay requested during the media noche dinner, “Itabi natin ang kalahati sa birthday ng Tatay n’yo.”
“Nay! February 9 pa birthday ni Tatay!”

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Posted by on January 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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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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More Friends, Longer Life

“Tay, may bagong study na mas mahaba ang buhay ng mga taong maraming kaibigan,” I told my father.
“Parang totoo yan. Kaso etong nanay mo lagi akong pinipigilan makipag-inuman sa mga kaibigan ko eh.”

“To Long Life!”

 
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Posted by on June 6, 2012 in It's All Relative

 

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Lolo and Shalani

When Ponette learned that she’s not coming back to the Philippines this coming school year she started to cry.
Her lola asked her, “Bakit?”
“Naalala ko kasi si Lolo,” she answered, “saka si Shalani,” her dog.

“Na-level pala kayo Tay sa aso,” I told my father later.
“Oo nga eh.”

 
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Posted by on June 2, 2012 in It's All Relative

 

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Lotto: The Answer

“Huwag n’yo na ako ihatid ho?” I told my parents.
“Bakit ba?!” Nanay demanded, “Eh sa gusto kita ihahatid. Ibababa ka lang naman dun.”
“Yun nga ang ayokong eksena eh. Yung papalayo kayo from airport. Malungkot yun.”
Nanay’s eyes began to swell then uttered, “Gusto ko na talagang manalo sa lotto.”
“Yan! Sabihin mo yan!” Tatay followed.
“Oo nga, Nay,” I told my mother, “Dapat manalo na kayo sa lotto para umuwi na kaming lahat.”
“Yun nga lang…” Tatay told us, “Paano mananalo? Eh hindi naman tumataya.”

 
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Posted by on April 2, 2012 in It's All Relative

 

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Fart Wars: Lolo Vs Miguel

Tatay shared…

Si Miguel ba naman, dalawa lang kami sa kwarto.
Biglang may nangamoy.
Sabi ko, “Dang baho. Sino umutot?”
Ang sagot ba naman eh, “Hindi ako, Lolo! Di ko alam!”
Eh dalawa lang kami.

The suspects

 
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Posted by on March 20, 2012 in It's All Relative

 

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Nagpa-Bampira

Tatay would at times speak cryptically.
Like yesterday, after our Pagsanjan trip, he told us, “Nagpa-bampira kami kanina.”
Ate Mimi got it first, “Nagpa-Malabanan!” Pozo negro.

Our toilet now flushes easily.

“Yum!”

 
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Posted by on March 20, 2012 in It's All Relative

 

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