Before going home(from work) , Mami Jen asked for my email address.
Mami Jen : Janis, ano nga’ng email mo.
(Sinabi ko naman ang email ko.)
Mami Jen : ‘Yong de Asis mo, one word lang.
Janis : Yup.
(Sumabad si Mico)
Mico : So pa’no ang pronunciation non? Deasis, like disease.
Quite honestly, I never got curious about my last name, where it originated from, what its true meaning is. But Mico’s remark sent me into deep thinking. Honga no? Janice Deasis, ang pangit! Pero ano nga bang ibig sabihin ng last name ko? Have you ever wondered what your name really mean? What about your last name?
While Aize, Andrian and I were heading to Cubao, I noticed the shirt the guy beside me was wearing , a white shirt printed with Inutel Inside (It’s a spoof of Intel Inside logo). Napangiti ako. Witty. Ang mga Pinoy talaga super creative, super witty and imaginative. Natandaan ko din ang isang British writer who, years back , wrote something ingenious and unique about Filipinos. Sabi niya “Whose parents would name her daughter Ning-ning, Len-len or Nene?”. How come daw ang “boy” ay pangalan ng isang actual na tao? Then when I was inside a bookstore, my attention was quote by a book which cover featured Monalisa that actually read “Monay Lisa”. I had a good laugh the whole day because I bought myself a book by Neni Sta. Romana – Cruz. The book? Ngalang Pinoy. Good thing I won P400 worth of Sudexho passes the night before in our account raffle.
At first, I thought the author held a grudge against de Asises as she was fond of using our last name as her examples. There’s a section there wherein all Pinoy first and last names if Americanized would sound strange — strangely funny, familiar but still witty.
Alfonso de Asis – Alzheimer disease (huh! so if I am an American my full name would be Janice Alzheimer Disease?!?!?!)
Binigyan ko ng kuwento ang ilan sa mga illustrations :
May magkaibigan na nag-uusap sa cellphone.
Friend1 : Dito na kami. Sunod ka na lang.
Friend2: Saan ba kayo?
F1: Cofee bar.
F2: Anon’ng bar?
F1 : Brew huh
F2 : Ano? Aba? Bruha ka din?
F1: Tange! ‘Yun ‘yong pangalan ng bar. Brew Huh!
Nag-text si Misis kay Mister.
Misis: Nasaan ka na, hon?
Mister: OT ako.
Misis: Wag ka masyado magpapagod.
Mister: Oo naman.
Misis: Anong oras ka uuwi?
Mister : Hindi ko pa alam, e.
Misis: Sige.Ingat ka.
Hindi alam ni Misis na ang OT , hindi overtime, hehe, ObeerTime bar pala.
May mga owners na hindi ma-let go ang pagiging bata, hanggang sa negosyo kailangang kasama ang mga favorites nila:
Iba’t ibang versions ng Starbucks?
Here are few of my faves :