08 Apr2013

Something to start your week. While I get my bearings, groceries and recover from a near harrowing week of work in Cebu, have a good chuckle or two.

At the Cebu Domestic Airport terminal last night, there were hundreds of passengers waiting for their flights, several of which were delayed, and it was as packed as a wet market. Over the PA system the announcement went something like this…

“Zest Air flight xxx is now on its final call for boarding. Please board now and have a REFRESHING FLIGHT… I realize Zest Air is owned by a fruit juice (with lots of sugar) magnate, so perhaps that was the connection, but since WHEN has an airline flight ever been REFRESHING?! Perhaps if they had showers on board and offered free bars of Irish Spring with lime zest that might make a little more sense.

Meanwhile, of the oddest things asked of our sales crew at Zubuchon, while pointing at packaged lechon, the potential customer says “Miss, is your lechon cooked or raw?” to which our quick but polite Manager THOUGHT but DID NOT REPLY “If it’s cooked, it’s lechon, if it’s raw, it’s baboy”… He was having a bad hair day. :)

And finally, also last night while waiting for my 1.5 hour delayed Cebu Pacific flight (which I have sworn several times not to patronize after 3-4 awful experiences) which I had to take on short notice, I had to take a leak, and entered a surprisingly empty looking bathroom. No one at the urinals, no one at the sinks, but a bit of stirring in a closed cubicle. I started on my journey which is hard to interrupt, and this is what I heard:

“It’s hard no? HARD? Kip going, kip going…
Stand up now, STAND UP…”

So what are your evil minds thinking now?!?

“See, dat’s your pupu Junyor, your PUPU.”

Hahaha. I kid you not, I could have died laughing. More posts up soon.



  1. besYS says:

    Thanks MM for making me laugh! (my break-time from a toxic duty)

    Apr 8, 2013 | 11:53 am


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  3. Jenny says:

    This is just what I needed after a long weekend I had. Thanks for the laugh!!! Off to bed now, with a lighter heart. :-)

    Apr 8, 2013 | 12:02 pm

  4. Faust says:

    We want more…

    Apr 8, 2013 | 12:06 pm

  5. EbbaBlue says:


    Apr 8, 2013 | 12:42 pm

  6. lookie says:

    hihihi rin it’s 2 am here in new jersey,can’t sleep… now i’m really exhausted from laughing!!!!you are too much!!

    Apr 8, 2013 | 2:49 pm

  7. little mary says:

    hahahahaha! a real toilet humour…

    Apr 8, 2013 | 2:59 pm

  8. elaine says:

    Bitin! Lol

    Apr 8, 2013 | 3:26 pm

  9. Lei says:

    hubby and I could make a compilation of these things we also encounter. but of course we would just always smile at each other while currently witnessing such events :)

    you made me laugh today MM! thanks!

    Apr 8, 2013 | 3:56 pm

  10. calorie-shmalorie says:

    hehehe funny!

    Apr 8, 2013 | 9:35 pm

  11. marilen says:

    Ha ha-ha ha-ha!

    Apr 8, 2013 | 11:07 pm

  12. Rochelle says:

    Hahahahahahahah! ROFL! :)

    Apr 8, 2013 | 11:42 pm

  13. Chinky says:

    Got a good laugh out of this!

    Apr 9, 2013 | 3:17 am

  14. Natie says:

    Oh, Gee!!! Glad you’re back and with all these humorous tidbits!!!

    Apr 9, 2013 | 7:24 am

  15. millet says:

    hahaha! loved the lechon/baboy episode! and you have to stop listening to conversations in public restrooms, heheheh

    Apr 9, 2013 | 8:52 am

  16. joanie says:

    the last one makes me laugh really hard. i have a toddler who is currently potty training and i can imagine my mother saying the same thing :)

    not to high-jack your post. i have to share with you funny story related to potty training. while i was at the bathroom. my 2 year old started knocking the door and said “push mommy. push it and i’ll give you an m&m”. :))

    Apr 9, 2013 | 10:30 am

  17. elit says:

    hahaha very funny real life antics!

    Apr 9, 2013 | 10:38 am

  18. terrey says:

    which reminds me of my own tot who told me that his pupu is like a “rock” because it was hard…shucks!!!

    Apr 9, 2013 | 3:25 pm

  19. angie says:

    lol… ;op

    Apr 10, 2013 | 12:00 am

  20. sophie says:

    hahaha, laughing so hard now.

    Apr 10, 2013 | 2:25 am

  21. Angel says:

    So funny! :-D Laughing hard now! LOL!

    Apr 10, 2013 | 3:40 am

  22. Betchay says:

    Ha!ha!ha! Real life humor….panalo

    Apr 10, 2013 | 1:28 pm

  23. Maki says:

    I like the raw lechon one.. hahaha.. and the pupu.. more MM.. lol

    Apr 10, 2013 | 1:35 pm

  24. Mtriumph says:

    Hi MM, Cebu Pacific was a huge disappointment as far as air travels go. On my recent visit to the Philippines, i decided to book all my domestic flights via this airline because it was budget friendly. All the flights were delayed and they have a tendency to change gates close to boarding time. In any case, we enjoyed Cebu but did not get a chance to visit your world famous Zubuchon. Sayang! I hope to be back. We discovered a really neat resort in Moalboal called Hale Manna. Thanks for blogging about Pinoy food. Mabuhay ka!

    Apr 10, 2013 | 11:48 pm

  25. Lilibeth Zialcita says:

    Hilarious!!! Thanks for the laughs marketman!

    Apr 11, 2013 | 6:21 am

  26. kristin says:

    HAHAHA! salamat sa pagpakatawa MM :)

    Apr 11, 2013 | 8:04 pm

  27. Slightly Epicurean says:


    Apr 14, 2013 | 7:17 am


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