I am bored to death ……..


in a lil while.. I gotta clean our kitchen.. it’s Monday… that’s my job.


So far…. I ate 3 donuts… and chocolate milk…. Watched buffy.. and boy meets world… read prolly 100 pages of this book…. Checked my mail and realized mr. D’Agata wants me to do as I lay dying by some Faulkner guy after I borrowed Hawthorne’s Blithdale Romance …..


I gotta have a life.


Ohhh…… hey.. I found this… let’s do a lil check..  I put J on those that uhh.. ‘apply’ to me… oh.. and they’re red..


JYou refer to power interruptions as “brownouts.”
JYou’re related to everyone.
JYou respond to a “Hoy!” or a “Pssst!” in a crowd.
JYour middle name is your mother’s maiden name.
JYour parents call each other Mommy and Daddy
JYou have uncles and aunts named Boy, Girlie, or
JYou have relatives whose nicknames consist of
repeated syllables like Jun-Jun, Ling-Ling,
Mon-Mon.(by the way my relatives nicknames are
Vhim-Vhim, Jun-Jun, Nik-Nik, Tik-Tak, and Kit-
JYou call the parents of your friends and your own
parents friends Tito and Tita.
JYou point with your lips.
    You have four or five names.
JYou greet your elders by touching their hands to
your forehead and saying “mano.”
    You follow your parents house rules even if you
are over 18.
    You live with your parents until you get married
and at times even after you’re married.
JYou say “rubber shoes” instead of sneakers, “ball
pen” instead of pen, “stockings” instead of
pantyhose, “prijider” instead of refrigerator,
“Colgate” instead of toothpaste, and “open” or
“close” instead of turn on or turn off (as in the
JYou use paper foot outlines when buying shoes for
friends and relatives.
    You make your children sing and dance to amuse
your friends and relatives.
JYou have a karaoke machine.
JYou decorate your dining room wall with a picture
of the Last Supper.
JYou keep your furniture wrapped in plastic or
covered with blankets.
JYou have a Sto. Nino somewhere in your house.
   Your kitchen table has a vinyl tablecloth.
JYou recycle shopping bags as garbage bags.
JYou have a piano that no one plays.
JYou keep a fly swatter in your kitchen.
JYou keep a tabo in your bathroom.
JYou own a wooden barrel man from Baguio.
JYou eat with your hands.
JYou eat every meal with rice.
JYou use your fingers to measure the water you
need to cook rice.
JYou eat your meal using a spoon and fork.
JYou feed all your visitors.
   You keep your stove covered in aluminum foil when
not in use.
JYou wash and re-use plastic utensils, styrofoam
cups, and aluminum wrappers.
JYour pantry has Spam, Vienna sausage, corned
beef and sardines in it.
JYou love to eat daing or tuyo.
JYou prop up one knee while eating.
JYou eat your meal with patis, toyo, suka, banana
catsup, or bagoong.
JYou eat fried Spam and hot dogs with rice.
JYou put hot dogs in your spaghetti.
JYou order a “soft drink” instead of soda.
JYou eat rice for breakfast.
JYou hang a rosary on your car’s rear view mirror.
JYou make the sign of the cross before take-offs
and after landings and every time you pass by a
JYour second piece of luggage is a balikbayan box.
JYou are standing next to eight boxes at the airport.
JYou collect items from airlines, hotels, and
restaurants as “souvenirs.”
JYou feel obligated to give pasalubong to all your
friends and relatives each time you return from a
JYou can convey 30 messages with your facial
JYou greet one another by raising your eyebrows or
tossing your head.
JGoldilocks is more than a fairy tale character to
JYou love to use the following acronyms: CR for
comfort room, OA for over-acting, TL for true
love, BF for boyfriend and GF for girlfriend.
JYou’re on “filipino time”.
JYou always leave your shoes or slippers outside
the doorstep.
JYou use an umbrella for shade on hot summer
JYou prefer sitting in the shade instead of basking
in the sun.
    You know how to play mah-jong.
J You have a relative who is a nurse



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