Behind the scenes: Despedida for Angel Locsin

Once again, one of our Pinoy officemates is leaving us. As always, a despedida is the next best thing to do.

How do you think we OFW’s organize a despedida in this part of the world? Simple. Just find a suitable restaurant, then eat, pay the bill and go home. That is it. A despedida party.

The despedida party we all know back home — with women, girlfriend or wife, with little or too much drinks, with singing or dancing and etc…, is not allowed here.

It is already 7:15 p.m. here. It is time for me to go to the so-called despedida party. But before I go, let me share with you the e-mail messages about this. You’ll find funny and interesting things. If you can read between the lines, you will discover the fascinating personalities of my Pinoy officemates.

So, I suggest that you read from start to the end.

Strawberry Mille Feuilles”, what is your taste, the right pronunciation? I will find out.

Thank you for your time.


10 July 2007
From JS: Mga kababayan kong mapanata,
Tennis, tennis, at tennis pa uli. Pagod noh!, Well para maiba naman ng konti and tradisyon..pag may umaalis.

As you are aware, and to those who doesn’t know yet, ehemm! our dearest ex-beauty queen is leaving SAIB on the 18th of this month. Hence, a “despedida dinner” has been planned on Monday, 16, November July at 7:30 PM in a cozy and sosy “Water Lemon” restaurant along Thalia St. (this is one of the bistros AD’s company is handling). I called AD about the plan, and he informed me that we have to give the number of attendees for him to give us a good but affordable menu.
Interested? KKB.
Répondez S’l Vous Pla’t
From DP: I’ll think it over sa Nov. 16th pa naman pala. pero count me in na rin!!! he3x

11 July 2007
From JS: Magandang umaga po… sa kasalukuyan ito po ang gustong makisalo sa Despedida ni Angel Locsin: Jeff, Willy, Deo (maski na raw sa November pa naka set ang dinner! ha, ha, ha!!!), Angel B, Rey, Cris, Bobby, Eddison.
Yong wala pang desisyon…malapit na po ang finals, pleeeessss!
From EA: Sabihin mo ngayong araw na ito ang finals kaya magsasara ang elimination mamayang 4pm. Yung mga Ina Raymundo at Ina R. Te, dead malicious na lang sila. Sana maganda kung costumed despedida party. Lahat nakaheadress. EEEiii🙂
From JS: Attention uli…. may mga nagtampo, hindi raw sila maka-aattend kung Monday, 16 July, kaya kung pwede raw…sa Sunday, 15 July 2007, same time and venue. Ok pa rin ba yong mga confirmed para sa Monday? Salamat.
From RE: huwag mo na kasing reset yung date okey lang di kami maka attend after all lagi naman kaming di kasama dito sa bank eh. maraming salamat na lang! regards and god bless!
From JS: Hindi, na reset yon bcoz sa iyo. kaya humanda ka ikaw ang door prize kay Angel.
From CL: ok din ako sa Sunday.

14 July2007
From JS: Gentlemen, as of this date, eto yong join sa ating Despedida Dinner kay Angel: Jeff, Eddison, Willy, Bobby, Cris, Deo, Boy, Rey, Angel B., Joey.

Date : Sunday, 15 July 2007
Time : 7:30 PM
Venue : WATER LEMON
Place : Thalia St., Olaya

Paki confirm na lang today ng 3.30 PM kung sino pa ang gustong sumama. Maraming salamat po.
From JA: DIBA MAHAL DOON? WHY NOT KOREAN OR CHILIS?
From JS: Bibigyan tayo ng discounts ni AD. Approximately 50 riyals per head…less..%
From JA: ok kung ganun, ang alam ko kasi Orange Juice pa lang SR 80 riyals na.
From RT: Eh di approximately 100 riyals ang discount. (50 per head) LOL.
From JS: Parang ganoon, para hindi masyadong halata…ha, ha
From RE: Before i leave run down please ng mga kasama natin sa despidida party ni Angel once more with feelings nga. Thank you very much and god bless!
From JS: As per RE’s request, ang OK: Jeff, Eddidson, Willy, Bobby, Cris, Deo, Boy, Rey, Angel B., Dong, Rey E, Rolly, including myself. Kasama of course, ang debutante… total number -14. Salamat po.

15 July2007
From JS:
Gentlemen, our menu for Angel’s despedida tonight @ Water Lemon:
Starter
5 combo selection
Salads
4 Greek Salad
4 Seafood Pasta Salad
4 Caesar Salad
Main Dish
Glazed Grilled Chicken (recommended by AD)
Desserts
Strawberry Mille Feuilles (never tasted this, siguro lasang, isip, isip…strawberry ito…ano sa palagay nto?)
Beverage
Open Softdrinks (bottomless)

SAR 40.00 + Service Charge = SAR45.00 each

Punta na lang tayo sa restaurant ng 15 minutes earlier. At para sa kaalaman ng lahat, meron po tayong mga bisita rin na kasama sa tennis at malapit sa puso ng ating debutante.

From AA: Mas gusto ko malaman kung paano i-pronounce yung “Strawberry Mille Feuilles” kesa malaman yung lasa nya! Huh! Ang hirap!!!!
From JA: Ah ang pag pronounce nyan simple lang naman pag French. First let your mouth pout a little while the lips are tightly closed. Mille Feuilles is pronounced as Mwah Fwah.
From EA: Korek! Magmukhang BISUGO ka muna bago mag-pronounce ng mga French words. E.g. Putwah twah! (French for Puta ‘To) 🙂 Cést la vie
From AA: Aahh! Ganun pala….so yung “May pulis! May pulis! Sa ilalim ng tulay” eh sa French…”May Pwah! May Pwah! Sa ilalim ng Twah!”
From EA: Malapit ka nang matuto. Promise. You’re learning fast. Grabe! Ang intelligent mo. Truly!!!
It should be ….May Pwalis, may pwalis salalem ng Twalayh! (silent i yung ilalim. dapat meron kang silent letters para gib na gib. Promise). Wag kalimutang magmukhang bisugo bago mag-pronounce. Wag ka lang mahipan ng masamang hangin at baka magmukha ka ngang bisugo eternally.🙂
From JA: hehehehehe. paano ba tumawa para mag mukha kang Frances?
From EA: Gayahin mo lang ang mek-ap ni Marceau na parang kabuki lead actress ng Shogun kahit tulog mukha ka pa ring Prances. Gamitan mo ng Revlon Cherry Deep Red No. 5 ang lipstick mo ha! Mas maganda yung lead base na lipstick para femme fatale ang pouting lips mo.
Pucker up guys. Back to work.🙂
From AA: eh di…hwah! hwah! hwah!
From EA: Ano yan……naiiyak sa tuwa?🙂
From JS: Eto pa…may ayaw daw ng grilled chicken kaya, half would be glazed grilled chicken and the rest would be FUSILLI CHICKEN PESTO…naku baka sili na hinulma na lang para mag mukhang chicken ito.
From JA: PECHO NG MANOK NA MAY SILI lang yan.

6 Responses to “Behind the scenes: Despedida for Angel Locsin”


  1. 1 annamanila July 16, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    Masaya ang despedida. Planning pa lang riot na.

    Am reminded of our yahoo e-group for our highschool class planning a grand reunion. Mala ganito ang exchange hanggang biglang nagaway over a logo (big deal).

    Natuloy ba ang despedida? Oo naman siguro.

    Yung reunion namin .. hindi ako sigurado.

    Enjoyed … pinoy na pinoy.

  2. 2 myepinoy July 17, 2007 at 3:10 pm

    Masaya naman according to the enjoyment level here. If compared sa despedida dyan sa atin, boring ang term.

    But just the same, the masaya or malungkot is only in the mind di ba? Is it sa isip o sa puso? Anyhow, okay na rin. Yong “Strawberry Mille Feuilles” na curios kami is but like layers of lumpia wrapper o kaya parang manipis na waffer then naka-sandwich ang strawberry with white cheese. Ang iba lang ay yong strawberry sauce.

    We thought this is something pero it turned out sa pangalan lang pala. Basically, sandwich sya.

    About sa not so good incident sa planning ng reunion nyo, it is but typically Pinoy. Yon bang away about trivial thing or nothing at all or like making a mountain over a dust (???). ( kailangan ng microscope para makita. LOL)

    Hay, Pinoy nga tayo. Agree?

  3. 3 Major Tom July 18, 2007 at 10:06 am

    Ang galeng pala ng mga handaan dyan–magulo at parang ang saya-saya…

  4. 5 myepinoy July 21, 2007 at 9:24 am

    Major Tom: OO, typical na Pinoy. LOL

    Annamanila: Pag vacation ko, bibigyan kita ng sandwich. Ha ha ha.

    Thank you.

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