Mamaya na nga!

Mamaya na nga!

July 14, 2017 | Filipino Culture

9:01 AM: Isusulat ko na ba ‘to? Maya-maya, 5 minutes. (Prepares coffee, browses Facebook, trolls 5 different people on a single post about cats being useless bags of fur and rage, drinks coffee, watches cat videos on YouTube, prepares a second cup.)

Time check! 11:30. Game, I’m going to write this copy and do my job. But first, research! (Googles “Mañana habit”, opens a couple of new tabs and checks YouTube for additional info, sees Indian dance videos under “suggested video” section, Googles “trypophobia”, ends up watching pimple popping videos on Facebook.) Time check: 5:50 PM! Pambihira!

The Mañana habit is one attitude we should change. How, you ask? Ay, teka, wait. Mamaya ko na explain. Andito na season 7 ng GOT eh!

Bahala na si Batman

Oh wait! May isa pa pala akong kailangang isulat! Pero pano ko ba to sisimulan? Argh. Bahala na!

The phrase “bahala na” is commonly used in the Philippines and it is an attitude which can be interpreted in a number of ways. Some say that it is a way to avoid responsibility and an excuse for laziness, while others say that it is good because it is a way to acknowledge that a supreme being or a “bathala” (hence the word “bahala”) has greater power than man, which eventually becomes a motivation to turn oneself stronger and more capable of doing something.

Turns out, mine works like the latter interpretation. May natapos din!

Rainy Omens

Rainy Omens

July 14, 2017 | Filipino Culture

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome and give a thunderous round of applause to the rainy season! Oo, whether you like it or not, nandito na siya. Damang-dama na nga natin ang pabugso-bugso niyang effect diba? At dahil diyan, I’ve gathered several rainy haka-haka na, for some reason, matagal na nating sinusunod o pinaniniwalaan.

1. Umaaraw at umuulan? May kinakasal na tikbalang!

Hanggang ngayon, di ko pa rin alam kung saan o paano nagsimula ang haka-haka na ‘to. Pero come to think of it, baka nga naman nasa kasagsagan ng merry-making ang mga tikbalang. At ang mga nararamdaman nating mga patak is actually the aftermath of the popping bottles of champagne part of their program.

2. Ayaw kong maulanan, baka dumami ako.

This one’s pretty easy. If you’ve watched the movie, Gremlins, you’ll get it. Pero kung hindi, panoorin mo na. May torrent naman. Siyempre joke lang yun. Piracy is stealing. Stealing is against the law. Piracy is a crime. Anyway, sa movie kasi, kapag nabasa yung “mogwai” a.k.a. gremlin, nagmu-multiply siya. That’s it. Sana applicable siya sa pera ‘no? Para naman mas maging masaya ang kasabihang, when it rains it pours.

3. ‘Pag naambunan ka, maligo ka or else magkakasakit ka.

Scientifically, getting wet, whether sa ulan o sa isang tabo man ng tubig will not give you a cold. Why? Because only a flu virus can make you sick. So hindi mo talaga kailangang maligo ‘pag naumbunan ka. Though, the only person who can convince/force you is your mother. Isa!

4. ‘Pag may kidlat, pinapagalitan ni Zeus si Hercules.

Remember the days when your parents would teach you a lesson by using their favorite pamalo? Well, the Greek gods also do the same. Case in point Zeus, the Greek god of sky and thunder, and his demigod son Hercules. Sadyang magaling lang talaga umilag si Kuya Hercules sa mga thunder strikes ni popsy. Now you know.

5. ‘Pag may kulog, nagbu-bowling si San Pedro.

San Pedro takes his bowling games in 7th Heaven Bowling Inn seriously. Kaya naman ‘pag malakas nag kulog, strike yun for sure. Pero kapag kumulog sabay ulan, naku, siguradong talo siya.

Oh hayan. It’s up to you if you still want to continue believing or doubting these omens. The important thing is to keep safe and stay dry this rainy season. Kung meron din kayong alam na iba pang rainy omens, message niyo lang us sa Facebook at facebook.com/KuyaJResto.