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September 23, 2008

Out of order

I was reading the post, The Senate is “Out of Order” in the stressed in the city blog earlier tonight.  I was reminded of a time many years ago when Key & I were in a restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City. We were trying to order some food and a couple of items we wanted were not available. The waiters told us they were “out of order”. We got a laugh out of that. It was my first time to hear about this. Then some time later, in Bangkok the same thing happened. I was trying to order something and the waitress also told me it was “out of order”. I was surprised, thinking maybe I missed something about the meaning of this phrase. Maybe this is part of the vocabulary among the restaurant service providers? Nobody knows.

Who knows what other words and phrases are being misused nowadays but have become common place or quite accepted…maybe that’s how words and language evolve.

September 12, 2008

Time for some funny stuff

Filed under: Life stuff,Observations — carnationzky @ 3:32 am
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I read this from Jesi’s multiply (Ministry of Mindful Thoughts). It’s so funny and shows how Pinoys are full of sense of humor and creativity. I could not understand a couple of them though (I need time to process or digest them first ha ha ha). Do you think only Pinoys can understand this? I will let Key read this and see if he can get it. Maybe I will also let my colleagues from other countries read this and see what their opinions are.

TOP PINOY BUSINESS NAMES

1. Parlor in San Juan is named “Cut & Face”.
2. Wholesaler of balut in Sto.Tomas, Batangas: “Starduck”.
3. My brother’s party needs business: “Balloon-Balloonan” .
4. Internet cafe opened among squatters named “Cafe Pindot”. (Is there a Café Pisil nearby?)
5. In Manila, there’s a laundry named, “Summa Cum Laundry”.
6. A store selling fresh chicken, owned by woman named Dina: “Dina Fresh Chicken”.
7. A pet shop in Kamuning: “Pakita Mo Pet Mo”.
8. Bakery: “Bread Pit”.
9. Bank in Alabang: “Alabank”.
10. Restaurant in Pampanga named, “Mekeni Rogers”.
11. Restaurant in Pasig : “Johnny’s Fried Chicken: The “Fried’ of Marikina”.
12. A tombstone maker in Antipolo: “Lito Lapida”.
13. A copy center in Sikatuna Village called “Pakopya ni Edgar”.
14. Salon: “Hair Do t Comb”.
15. A goto resto: “Goto Ko Pa!”
16. Internet cafe in Taguig named, “n@kopi@”.
17. Name of a kambingan, “Sa Goat K ita”.
18. Laundry shop: “Wash Your Problem”.
19. A lugawan in Sta. Maria, Bulacan: “Gee Congee”.
20. A bakery: “Anak Ng Tinapay”.
21. A store selling feeds for chickens: “Robocock”.
22. Shoe repair in Marikina : “Dr. Shoe-Bago”.
23. Shoe repair store along Commonwealth, “SHOEPERMAN: we will HEEL you, save your SOLE, and even DYE for you”.
24. Petshop: “Petness First”
25. Flower shop: “Susan’s Roses”. (I heard there’s another florist nearby whose store is named “Petal Attraction” )
26. Taxicab: “Income Taxi”.
27. A 2nd hand watch store: “2nd Time Around”.
28. A squid stall in a wet market: “Pusit to the Limit”.
29. A barbershop in Cagayan de Oro: “Pinoy Big Barber”.
30. Panaderia: “Trimonay Bakeshop”.
31. A ceiling installer: “Kisame Street “.
32. A car repair shop: “Bangga ka ‘day?”
33. An aquatic pet store in Malolos: “Fish Be With You.
34. Neighborhood pizza store: “Pizza Hot”.
35. A beauty salon: “Saudia Hairlines”.
36. This mobile massage business name isn’t funny, but their slogan is: “Asian Mobile Massage Service: Massage only, God is watching.”

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Appropriately named resto

Appropriately named resto

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