There was this Pinay named Maria who was born and
raised in Olongapo City . She met her husband, John while he was
stationed at Subic Bay Naval Base. Maria doesn’t have an excellent
command of the English language, but she and John manage to communicate.
One day, Maria decided to cook a big dinner for John, so she called John
up at work and told him to come home straight from work.
John and his co-workers had been working long hours trying to finish up
a project their admiral had assigned weeks ago, so they were excited to
finally finish it. They decided to go to the ship’s chow hall to
When John came home around midnight, he realized he forgot about the
dinner that Maria had made for him. As Maria came out of the kitchen,
John began to explain.
John: “Honey, I’m really sorry. The guys decided to celebrate a little
bit, so we ended up eating at the ship.”
Maria: “Ah, like that, ha? I cook the house for you, you eat the ship! ”
John: “Honey, I’m really sorry.”
Maria:” Ahh! Don’t sorry to me! From now, you do your do, I do my do!
You harden there! ”
[Maria ‘s Tagalog translation] Ah, ganon ha? Pinagluto kita dito sa
bahay, kumain ka naman sa barko! Mula ngayon, gawin mo ang gusto mong gawin, gagawin ko ang gusto kong gawin! MANIGAS KA DIYAN!
This is Maria’s story. If you didn’t find it as funny, oh well…
YOU HARDEN THERE!