From Friends

My friends and how they affect my precious life.

So Long, Green 2

It’s still so vivid. One evening in 2007, I sent him a text message, inviting him for a meetup at McDo Philcoa. He said, “Sure. What for? What up?” I replied, “I dunno. I just missed you.” A few hours later, I arrived at McDo and I saw him inside waiting for me. I had Chicken McNuggets. He had McChicken, large fries and large coke. He asked me how I was. I said I was great. He asked again why we were doing this. I told him I just wanted to bring back the old days — back when we…

And That’s the Bottom Line!

Here are some completely innocent statements but my friends’ dirty minds tell them otherwise. Sanay Na One very toxic night, I had been editing political ads on my laptop with my small marketing teammates at our apartment FOR HOURS. My friends Dohna, Dane, and Frances were sitting on the airbed while I was on the stairs facing a chair where the laptop was on. There was just no place in the mattress left so I had to sit on the bottom step of the staircase despite the discomfort. Dohna grew concerned about my situation so she asked, “Yoshke, masakit ba?”…

Andre and the Comedienne: Good Looks Chronicles

It’s been a while since I posted conversations with Andre. We don’t spend that much time together anymore even though we’re now housemates. Ironic, yeah? Blind Spot While walking around at a mall: Yoshke: Uy, nakita mo yung nakasalubong natin? Grabe, he was checking you out! Tingin sya nang tingin sayo! Andre: Ah talaga? Hindi ko nakita! Gwapo? Yoshke: Err… Hinde. Andre: Aaaah… kaya hindi ko nakita. Aba, may selective blindness! Top 3 Shy Guy: Uy Andre, may papakilala ako sa’yo na officemate. Gwapo. Eto Facebook nya. Andre: Oh sige sige. Shy Guy showed Andre  the guy’s Facebook profile. Andre:…

The Giraffe in the Ref and the Completely Puzzled Life

One December evening in Paranaque, Andre, Dane and I were killing time by solving puzzles that I compiled in my head since I was a little boy. You see, I love solving puzzles and challenging my friends to put their problem-solving skills to a test. It was one of those nights. We spent hours solving the detective stories I throw at them. Mind you, they were very difficult puzzles. Just before daybreak, Dane said: Dane: I am used to simple puzzles like the giraffe-elephant-fridge puzzle. Yoshke: What’s that puzzle? Andre: OMG! You don’t know that? Yoshke: No. Everyone else does?…

Typical Andre

A Typical Text Message from Andre Just when I thought I had escaped the z00-reminiscent insanity of my friends for the holidays, I received a message like this: “Waaa. Kumusta naman yung nagdeliver ako ng ham. Sabi nung customer ‘Thank you.‘ Ang sinagot ko ‘Good luck.’ Wahaha. Ang tanga ko lang.” Wahaha, agree, agree. A Typical Yahoo! Messenger Chat with Andre (December 22, 2008) Andre: Youre not going anywhere naman tonight di ba? Yoshke: Nope Andre: Raincheck daw Yoshke: Huwaaaaat?  si Jerwin? Andre: Yeah. May sakit Yoshke: I invited Patti pa naman Andre: Sa Saturday nalang Yoshke: Ah aright, kayo…

Office Distractions

Accusing Distraction Tuesday morning. Esan, a brand new co-worker, excitedly told me about someone she used to work with. Esan: Yoshke! I’d introduce someone to you! You’ll like him. He’s hot  and a real gentleman! His name is ^&%##. Yoshke: Esan, I’m already seeing someone. I’m a one-man man. I’m one loyal, trustworthy guy. Esan: Wushooo… Yoshke: Ano namang tingin mo saken? MALANDI? Everyone in the office, who, apparently, was listening: OO! Hala. Sabay-sabay pa. Singit pa nung isa, “At feeling mo HINDE?” Haha. Henaku. Hindi naman talaga… Repeating Distraction One boring afternoon at the office. Yoshke: If I tell…

Another Weekend With Andre

FRIDAY NIGHT (February 6) Sa MRT Ayala Station. While waiting for TP Winwin who was at a reloading station, we couldn’t decide where to go and what to do… Yoshke: O ano nang kyeme natin? Andre: Depende nga sayo kung kekyeme tayo. Eh di ba nga may kyeme kang hinihintay? Yoshke: OK lang naman sa akin kahit ano. Andre: So kekyeme nga tayo? Kasi kung hindi tayo kekyeme, uuwi na ko. Dito lang naman sakayan ko. Yoshke: Gusto mo bang kumyeme? Andre: Gusto kong kumyeme kasi ayoko pang umuwi. Eh ikaw nga? Anong kyeme mo? Yoshke: May kyeme lang ako.…