March, 2008 Archives

So eto na nga ako, still trying hard na magkaroon ng sariling blog. Isa pang bagay na pino-problema ko eh kung ano ba dapat ang laman ng blog.

Contents o Nilalaman: One of best blogs na talaga namang hinahahangaan ko is Jim Paredes’ Writing On Air. Para sa ‘kin kung ihahalintulad ang blog sa beer, eh …Ito ang Beer!

I was hoping na sana ganon ang kalabasan ng blog ko pero mukang di kakayanin ng budget ko…este ng brain waves ko. So I have to consult my personalized, digitalized and super sized blog guru, none other than…(drum roll please..) si Inday! At siempre as expected, ang payo ni Inday “… chenes, chenes, chuva chuva, achuchu achuchu, eklavu, eklava, trulalu, trulili, etchetera etchetera…” WOW! Itong si Inday, ang galing talaga para siyang si Tiya Delly Magpayo in her own field of practice. Wala akong masabi sa aking sarili kundi ” Dyos ko po!…NALOKA AKETCH!

Ewan ko nga ba dito kay Inday o, kapag ganyang usapan na eh para siyang si Mel Tiangco at Mike Enriquez ng Beinte Quatro Oras. Walang Kinikilingan!… Kaya ayon, minsan pati ang aking mahal na Ina eh pinatos. Kinuwentuhan ni Inday ang aking mahal na Ina at siempre uli as expected kay Inday “”… chenes, chenes, chuva chuva, achuchu achuchu, eklavu, eklava, trulalu, trulili, etchetera etchetera…” me halo pa itong pa “Pramis talaga, madir”. Para bang si Inay, na trulala. Walang syang nasagot kundi, “ano’ng pinapramis mo?”

Mother and Gabe at DCJust listening to the conversation of these two lovely women of my life is an entertainment in itself. Minsan yan bigla nalang hahagikgik ng tawa si Inday. My mother, she is 74 years old pero di nyo aakalain ganon na sya katanda. She is still very much active physically and mentally. She does lots of excercise and most of all she can still run after her 2 year old grandson. Retirement for her is a no-no, for her it is like putting herself on the waiting list. One of the good things about my mother is that she is more like a “kabarkada” to us. Kahit anong lakaran sasama yan.

May kahinaan na rin ang pandinig ni Inay kaya minsan kapag kausap mo siya feeling mo sinisigawan ka nya. Kung kakulitan naman ang pag-uusapan, from a scale of 1 to 10 (10 as the worst) eh wala pa naman siya sa 1. She is pleasantly makulit and that made her more fun to be with.

There is one thing that is rare, unique , bukod tangi and can only be notice with my Inang. That is, ewan ko ba sa lahat ata ng Ilocano eh si Inang lang ata ang bukod tangi na kapag nagsalita eh sounds more like Anabelle Rama… Yes, the Anabelle Rama as in…

” Dear te, Dear te, Dear te!!!” – sigaw ni Anabelle Rama kila Lorin at Veniz (mga anak ni Rofa) habang naglalaro ng tubig sa kanal.

Isang araw, it was spring time and we were doing some spring cleaning (…kaya nga spring cleaning eh, kasi spring). Pagkagaling sa trabaho after that night, nakiusap ako kay Inay na bantay-bantayan nya yung mga mag-tri-trim ng puno. So ayun, nagbantay si Inay and I went to sleep. All of a sudden, bigla na lang akong naalimpungakatan kasi ang aking Inay, ang aking pinakmamahal na Inay, para bang narinig kong sumisigaw. Kausap nya yung nagputol ng puno sa likod ng bahay,

“Be carefull with my son’s dick… my son have big dick “

Para bang gusto ko silang babain at i-explain na, “my mom means deck“. Naloka Aketch!

….hugot muna

Ay naku! siguradong matutuwa si Ate Sienna kapag na nabasa nya tong blog na to. Sa totoo lang, kay tagal tatagal din akong pinagtutulakan ni Inday upang mag blog.Kay tagal tagal ko rin pinag isipan kung anu ano ba dapat ang style ng blog ko.

Tagalog ba o English? Thas a milyon dollar question for me. Payo ni Inday, (with matching pa-sosyal arte) “use english para you have more audience,who knows baka maka-gets ka pa ng good endorsement..” (oh i love her when she does that,reminds me of our high school days …one of the very reason kaya di ko sya nilagawan nung high school.Sosyal ang dating…tipo bang kilig to the bone, feeling ko di ako papasa.) Anyways, bigla akong napangiti kasi naisip ko pwede pala kong kumita at masmalalaki kung english ang gagamitin. ENDORSEMENT! syet! feeling ko bigla ako si Tiger Woods naka suot ng Nayk o di kaya eh si Goma na nakasuot ng beneton.

On the other hand, biglang kong naisip di naman ako magaling umingles. I suddenly remember when my daughter was small and christmas tree where tall, sa twing umo-order ako sa drive thru believe or don’t palaging iba ang inaabot sa akin.Minsang umorder ako ng French Fries …eh bigyan ba naman ako ng large sprite. Kaya nga ba ayaw na ayaw mag-drive thru eh.(At kahit ngayon ,hangang ngayon kahit itanong nyo kay Inday, ayaw na ayaw ko ng drive thru.)When things like that happen my anakis will start lecturing me about proper english pronounciation tipo bang…” Tatey, repeat after me…broccoli, coffee …”.

Up to now, almost 21 years old na si anakis but she still does at may halo pang “tatey,you’ve been wathcing to much filipino chanel.” And as always, I just answer her with a quote from one of the APO’s song.” anak, epol…mansanas pareho lang yun,kinakain yun!”

… to be continued