Saturday, May 15, 2004

kasalanan ng mga lamok

nasabi ko na ata to. pero sasabihin ko ulit.

kasalanan ng mga lamok kung bakit tayo nagdadamit. kung hindi sila nangangagat, aba, di natin kailangan magdamit! kung mainit, hubad lang tayo. kung malamig, magbalot ng kumot.

sa init ng panahon ngayon, kalokohan ang magdamit. kalokohan ang magsuot ng damit pang-opisina. lalo kung nag-co-commute ka lang. parusa ang naka-polo at pantalon.

natusta na ang utak ko sa kasusuot ng damit. kung lahat tayo nakahubad, wala tayong problema di ba? menos gastos na, wala pang problema kung di ka sabay sa uso. kasi walang uso.

kaya ang masasabi ko lang, dapat magdamit lang tayo kung kailangan. at bumili ng katol.

my husband

yes. my husband. i just found out i had one.

a few days ago i ran into a friend from high school. she had her daughter with her. we had coffee while catching up on things. then she asked me how many kids i had already?

huh? i was about to feel insulted. (read: was she saying i'm fat???) then i told her i didn't have kids yet.

then she asked me where my lovey-doods (her phrase, not mine) was. i told her we broke up some time ago.

she gives me this look and says "but you got married na!"

again, huh?

apparently, a couple of years ago a rumor circulated in my hometown that i was already married. hmmm. she didn't tell me whom i was married to. she didn't know.

i ended up laughing and wondering who my supposed husband was (is?)

small towns. can't beat living in one.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

boyfriends, taxi and telephone conversations

one day i was in a cab on my way home. "puff the magic dragon" came on over the radio. the driver turned it up. this was how our conversation went.

him: 17 pa lang ako nung lumabas to.
me: di pa ho ako ipinapanganak nun. (with a smile, of course)
him: ilang taon ka na ba?
me: 28 po.
him: dalaga pa?
me: opo. nag-aral po kasi ako.
him: di bale, hihintayin ka naman ng boyfriend mo.
me: ala po akong boyfriend eh.
him: (looking at me sideways since i was sitting up front) sa beauty mong yan?
me: (jokingly) eh, ipinagpalit ho ako eh.
him: (in a very mild, conversational way) aba, mahanap nga yan at mabugbog.

i laughed out loud. wouldn't you have?

another interesting conversation i had with the credit card customer service rep. she called up to ask whether i wanted a supplementary card for my family or not.

her: hi ma'am. gusto lang po naming malaman kung gusto niyo ng supplementary card.
me: required ba?
her: hindi naman po. pero you can get up to 7 supplementary cards. kung ayaw nyo ng 7, pwedeng 3.
me: no thank you.
her: ma'am sa inyo naman po pupunta ang bills.
me: yun nga ang masakit eh.
her: talaga po bang ayaw niyo ma'am? sa kapatid?
me: meron na mga kapatid ko eh.
her: sa kaibigan, boyfriend?
me: ala akong boyfriend eh.
her: OWS?
me: huh?
her: di ako naniniwalang wala kayong boyfriend, ma'am! ang cute cute ng boses niyo eh.
me: (laughing by this time) wala talaga.
her: talaga ma'am? ilang taon na ba kayo?
me: 28.
me: (still laughing) hindi naman.
then i stopped myself. i almost explained my life to her!
her: talaga po ma'am. basta ma'am di ako naniniwala na wala. ang cute cute niyo e. (huh? the application didn't include a picture)
me: wala talaga. ano name mo?
her: m____ po.
me: sige, pag nagka-boyfriend ako, tatawagan kita.
her: pasensya na ho kayo ma'am kasi nacu-cute-an talaga ako sa boses niyo eh.
me: ok lang. bye.

this conversation was fun. ordinarily i wouldn't have entertained the call but she sounded so bubbly. serves me right, i suppose.

still, it made my day. it's interesting how they assume that i have a boyfriend... oh well.

am back

it's been weeks since i've written a half-way decent post. mainly because things have been going haywire in my life.

but that's done, so.... am back. :)