Taglish

Believe it or not, ATMs in the Philippines often ask if you want the instructions to be English or Taglish. What the hell is TAGLISH? Obviously, its mixing Filipino Words with English Words. For some cultures, this is actually disrespect to their native tongue. I do understand why. But for Filipinos, it is very normal. Here’s a test for non-Filipinos. Below is a statement I wrote for my Facebook Status. Can you understand what I just said? If yes, please leave a comment below.
Day 2 of 7

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First Day of College
Holy Angel University
Circa 2005

“Anong ginagawa ko sa eskwelahang ito? Dapat nasa UP ako. Biology dapat course ko, hindi Business Management. Bakit kasi di ako pinayagan? Bakit kasi only child ako at sobrang protective nina mama? UP dapat ako, hindi dito. Sira ang record ko na iskolar mula elementarya hanggang high school!”

9 years after, kanina, habang napadaan sa HAU.
First Day of College, 2014. 

“Bute na lang nag HAU ako. May mga taong dapat akong makilala. May mga experiences na dapat pagdaanan. May mga kalokohang dapat gawin. Namiss ko ang K116. Namiss ko ang HR class. Namiss kong kumopya sa mga accounting subjects ko (lahat ng management students, ayaw ang accounting). Namiss ko ang Theatre Guild. 2 months from now, Agosto na, pasukan na sa UP Diliman for my masters. Salamat sa Diyos at pinatikim niya sa akin paano maging isang Angelite bago maging Isko. Kinakabahan ako baka di ko matapos ang kurso (eh masyado kasi akong ambisyoso e), pero alam ko, may Holy Angel University akong babalikan.”

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