My wonderful boss is Chinese so today he is celebrating the Chinese New Year. He met the whole team this morning and this is how it went:
Wonderful Boss: Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year.
Best Site Designer: Happy New Year! Kung Hei Fat Choi!
WB: I like that. Even Cantonese you know, good, good. In the Philippines do you celebrate Chinese New Year?
PM: Yes. We eat your rice cake. What do you call that rice cake?
SEO Writer: Tikoy.
PM: What is tikoy in English?
Maybe we can google translate it.
PM: Nian gao is that it?
WB: Yes, we do eat nian gao.
PM: How do you celebrate your new year? Did you stay up till midnight?
WB: I stayed up.
BSD: Do you put a lot of coins in your pocket and jump?
WB: I did not put a lot of coins, it’s too heavy.
BSD: And eat 12 kinds of fruits?
WB: 12 kinds of fruit? What is that?
PM: BSD, did you date a Chinese girl before? You know too much of this stuff.
WB: Date a Chinese girl on Chinese New Year??? That’s weird.
And yes, we do babble continuously in English.
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haha. cute story. WB is silly. 🙂
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how i wish ganyan din ang office environment namin
happy weekend, musang!
same to you too denoy.
madaming chinese sa office namin. pero di ako nakatikim ng tikoy this year.
bakit naman? habol ka pa gb!
before, somebody always gives us tikoy on chines new year…ngayon wala! why oh why!
pahinging tikoy PM!
lol di naman ako chinese kg hehe!
This one all happened in Skype, eh?
lol…ang gulo. it would be nice to have some tikoy right now.
masarap no kayni?
hahaha. panalo ang boss mo. may sense of humor pala.
o my gulayness..hehe. happy new yr ^_^
this is my year!
.. your wonderful boss is funny, hehe. happy cny, pm!
he is such a wonderful person. such a treat to be working with him. gong hei fatt choi!
That’s my life here every working day. That’s why I’m looking forward to the weekend, more Tagalog.
masaya pa din naman eh!
In English? That is so nosebleeds.