Monday, August 25, 2008

a proud La Sallian

Got this from Blimpi and since I find this cute, I'm reposting this as well. Nakaka-relate ako e!

With all honesty, wala naman sa batch ko ang ganito magsalita. Although yes, I do hear people when I was still in the campus na ganito magsalita. Di naman sa ikinahihiya (cute nga e) ko but super result ng generalization na i-link ang conyo language sa mga Lasalista.

Unbelievably, I miss my Alma Mater. Hail hail... Animo La Salle!


. . . . . I now present to you, the 10 Commandments of Speaking Conyo

a repost from


originally published in the August 2008 issue of The LaSallian, reposted here by the author

by Gerry Avelino and Arik Abu (with reports from George Chan, Jr.)

Conyo here, conyo there, conyo everywhere! Here at La Salle, conyospeak has become an unofficial language as a good chunk of the student body knows, or maybe even mastered the socialite tongue. However, one must never forget the basics of the conyo and we thusly bring you: The Ten Conyomandments.

1. Thou shall make gamit "make+pandiwa".
ex. "Let's make pasok na to our class!"
"Wait lang! I'm making kain pa!"
"Come on na, we can't make hintay anymore! It's in Andrew pa, you know?"

2. Thou shall make kalat "noh", "diba" and "eh" in your pangungusap.
ex. "I don't like to make lakad in the baha nga, no? Eh diba it's like, so eew, diba?"
"What ba: stop nga being maarte noh?"
"Eh as if you want naman also, diba?"

3. When making describe a whatever, always say "It's SO pang-uri!"
ex. "It's so malaki, you know, and so mainit!"
"I know right? So sarap nga, eh!"
"You're making me inggit naman.. I'll make bili nga my own burger."

4. When you are lalaki, make parang punctuation "dude", 'tsong" or "pare"
ex. "Dude, ENGANAL is so hirap, pare."
"I know, tsong, I got bagsak nga in quiz one, eh"

5. Thou shall know you know? I know right!
ex. "My bag is so bigat today, you know"
"I know, right! We have to make dala pa kasi the jumbo Physics book eh!"

6. Make gawa the plural of pangngalans like in English or Spanish.
ex. "I have so many tigyawats, oh!"

7. Like, when you can make kaya, always use like. Like, I know right?
ex. "Like, it's so init naman!"
"Yah! The aircon, it's, like sira!"

8. Make yourself feel so galing by translating the last word of your sentence, you know, your pangungusap?
ex. "Kakainis naman in the LRT! How plenty tao, you know, people?"
"It's so tight nga there, eh, you know, masikip?"

9. Make gamit of plenty abbreviations, you know, daglat?"
ex. "Like, OMG! It's like traffic sa LRT"
"I know right? It's so kaka!"

10. Make gamit the pinakamaarte voice and pronunciation you have para full effect!
ex. "I'm, like, making aral at the Arrhneo!"
"Me naman, I'm from Lazzahl!"

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Pag May Pera

Pag may pera

Kung san-san nakakararating

Napapalakad ng malayo

Nakakaabot ng Glorietta.

Pag may pera

Humahaba ang oras

Ang lunch break ay na-e-extend

Malling ay nasisingit.

Pag may pera

Buhay ay gumagaan

Ngitiā€™y umaabot hanggang noo

Lovelife din daw ay kikinang

Ang saya pag may pera.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

For CPA job hunters

This entry is especially made for my new friend, Byron (hope I got his name correctly)

Why choose ILC/PwC Tax Consultant as a career

1. In time, you can be referred as a Tax expert or as my friends would refer to it: "The Walking Tax Code". This is appropriate if you want to specialize in something that common people would pertain as a very complex field.

2. You can take up law school while working at the same time. Our line of service usually involves legal matters/ materials. Moreover, we read lots of materials here that you will get used to reading that once classes start, reading assigned cases will seem just like breathing to you.

3. I am surrounded by outstanding lawyers. In relation to the previous number, you will feel more inspired to become one because of the environment; you get to see their majesty and genteel minds. Moreover, you can approach them about your school assignments and ask for their opinions.

4. You will appreciate BIR's existence in this world. Without them (and their complex minds), we will have a boring career.

5. You will hone your stage skills, if not discover that you in fact possess atleast one. Here in PwC, our lives our balanced. We don't only work but we also dance, sing, act and play sports. In my one-year stay in the firm, I have acted in front of the whole firm, cheerdanced and though privately, I've sung my heart out and went wild with a microphone in my hand.We have gone out to the videoke place several nights now.

6. The Tax Department is just like an extension of my college life minus the quizzes and projects. My colleagues are of my age that's why we click with what's in and what's not. We understand how each other feels on usual circumstances (unreasonable bosses and workloads, office crushes, movies, etc). Our brainwaves are more or less complementary.

7. As I said, my colleagues are of my age. We have money and we have same interests: travelling. I've been in Sagada, in Hundred Islands, Biak na Bato, Mexico and Grande Island. Next month, we'll be snorkelling in Coron, Palawan. This is what I call LIFE.

Want to hear more?

Monday, August 04, 2008

Beware of PCD

The Festival Mall was painted red, orange, yellow, green, violet and blue yesterday by who else but the PCD.

We went to see The Dark Knight (please see a separate review for this movie), drove like lunatics in Xtro Drive, screamed to death in the Xtreme Coaster and lastly, did what we love most: kept each other to-date while eating pizza in our favorite Pizza Hut (watch out, I'll also make a "food" review for this one).

What's Up and What's Down?

Aurora: Blessed with a new nan pengyou. Why am I not surprised?

Belle: As usual, chased by an alien from Venus. No one's surprised either.

Jasmine: Kerida-material, that's how hot she is.

Snow White: Heart is shatterred due to her insecure boyfriend.

Ariel: She's with someone and I only have this to say: she deserves someone better.

Cinderella: Too tired with life. No lovelife shared.

Here's my favorite part of our chit chat: the insecure boyfriend used to tell Snow White not to go out with us. The reason? "Manla-lalaki lang na naman kayo"