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Lintik Lang Ang Walang Ganti

Posted on September 30, 2009 at 16:48 Down the Drain 1 Comment

Just came back from ITTC, helped packed relief goods for some of the victims of the great typhoon Ondoy. I went there this morning 30 minutes before twelve, only to find the people having snacks already. For a while I felt like a fool. But soon after I was able to help work a few things out.

While we waited for lunch, we had a “Pinoy Henyo” game. The item on me was UP Diliman. I managed to guess it right on time. Compared to the others, it was relatively easy. Others included ulap, kuko, kili-kili, muta, and alipunga. The one I gave was niyog. Lunch came, and another game followed while we waited for further announcements regarding the delivery of the goods — charades. Our topic was movies. Soon we divided ourselves into two, those from Luzon and those from Visayas and Mindanao. The movie title that hit me was “Lintik Lang Ang Walang Ganti”. Since it was kind of hard, I decided to let my mates guess the middle word first. Then, I went down to the last by hitting my palm with my index finger. The motion’s “Pitik”, and I gestured that it sounds like the word. Immediately after, my efforts were paid off. Our team lost though.

Everybody was so eager to go play Basketball in Timezone in technoHUB. As for me, I was already feeling tired and sleepy (not to mention that I wasn’t able to take a bath in the morning because I slept almost six in the morning already). This has been the second time in which I missed a sort of “gathering” between us. If it’s to happen a third time, I should try to evade it.

A Day in Nihongo Class

Posted on September 26, 2009 at 02:23 Down the Drain 5 Comments

Sensei: Akuran-san, Nihon no uta o shitte imasu ka.
Watashi: Hai, shitte imasu.
Sensei: Taiteru wa nan desu ka.
Watashi: Himitsu desu.
Sensei: Taiteru wa “Himitsu” desu ka.
Watashi: Iie. Himitsu desu.
Sensei: Sou…

(Sensei indicates that I sing in class one of these days and a classmate points out the presence of a karaoke machine in the classroom.)

Watashi: Jodan desu.
Sensei: Iie, jodan janai.
Watashi: Jodan desu yo…

Later I was murdered by my classmates when we had a drawing activity where we work in pairs and one tries to guess the person his/her partner is thinking and drawing it out on paper. In any case, I’ll see them in court. Haha.