Ang Tabo at Ang Toilet Paper

Published by in Humor
21st Nov 2010

Minsan, nag-usap ang tabo at ang toilet paper sa C.R. ng isang five-star hotel.

Toilet Paper:  Hey, Tah-bow!

Tabo:  It’s Ta-bo.

Toilet Paper: That’s what I said, tah-bow. What are you doing in the restroom?

Tabo:   Restroom ka diyan…C.R. ang tawag dito sa atin. Of course, people here use tabo after making pupu. Then they flush by de buhos.  Saka wag mo na akong ini-  Ingles. Pilipino ka rin. Nagkataon lang na mga dayuhan ang gumagamit sa ‘yo.

Toilet Paper :  Hey, cool it!  I just thought baka malito ang mga puti kung anong ginagawa mo dito.  You know, they go by de punas, not by de hugas or de buhos.

Tabo :  When in the Philippines, do as the Filipinos do. Alam mo, karamihan sa mga Asyano ay gumagamit ng tabo sa C.R. It seems to be an Asian thing lalo na ng mga puritang bansa sa Asya. Marahil dahil kapos tayo sa tubig kaya natuto tayong sumalok gamit ang tabo at mag-ipon ng tubig sa timba. Toilet paper?  Pamunas lang yan sa basang puwet pagkahugas. Gets mo?

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Toilet Paper:  Dami mong sinabi ‘te….TMI.

Tabo:  Anong TMI? Tabo mo ito? Tabo mo iyan?

Toilet Paper: TMI…Too much information.  For Westerners, normal na lang ang  paggamit ng toilet paper sa pagpupu. Tabo is alien to them. Hindi ka makakakita ng tabo sa toilet.

Tabo :  Talaga? TFTS.

Toilet Paper : What’s  TFTS ?

Tabo : Thanks for the share.

Toilet Paper : You’re welcome.  So what’s tabo in English?

Tabo: Water dipper. Diyan nga ako nagtataka. Bakit hindi pamilyar ang mga Westerners  sa water dipper, eh, mga Griyego ang nakadiskubre at nagbigay ng pangalan na Big Dipper at Small Dipper?

Toilet Paper:  You have a point there.  NST.

Tabo:   Paano naman napasok ang National Service Training sa usapan?

Toilet Paper:  Hindi ‘te.  Nice share, thanks.

Tabo:  Pero aminin mo, di ba mas malinis at maginhawa  ang pakiramdam pag tabo style ang ginagamit pagkatapos magpupu? Kahit kayo ay gawa sa 2 ply, 3 ply, 4 ply o plywood pa yan, the best pa rin ang tabo.

Toilet Paper:  Oh yeah, I should know. Isipin mo nalang ang baho at dumi na tinitiis ko sa bawa’t punas. Eeeww! It’s so yucky!!!

Tabo: Yucky talaga!! Di ko maisip ang isang kulturang walang tabo. Mabuti nalang napunta ako sa mga Pinoy, malinis sa katawan.  Kaya, mabuhay ang gumagamit ng tabo!!!

Toilet Paper:  Mabuhey!!!

Tabo: Mabuhay ang gumagamit ng tabo!!!

Toilet Paper: Mabuhey!!!

Tabo: Sige partner, BTW…

Toilet: Oy, alam ko yan… By the way…

Tabo: Hindi… Back to work….May nagpupu.

Toilet Paper: Ah ok…NTT!

Tabo: Wala naman bastusan.

Toilet Paper: Hindi ‘te.  Nice talking, thanks!

  • Richie Montalbo

    Ayus!

  • Jimmy Shilaho

    ….

  • drelayaraja

    ;-)

  • Adelnica Amor R. Izon

    I got a good laugh on this one!hehehe

  • nobert soloria bermosa

    …ano daw sabi ni Leo?? hehehehehe,nakakatuwa naman,it’s really so yucky using pamunas..nasanay na kc sa de hugas

  • Suni51

    Pta nahi kya likh diya toone? hindi bhi hai beech me. Beauty fool hi hoga jo bhi hoga. Vanakkam, satsriakal. I love your article. Aisi taisi kar di yaar. Lovely read, Daswedaniya.

  • Rhodora Bande

    Hahahaha! Likha, you were able to deal with this subject matter with flying colors! Only a writer named Likha can do it. Ako, di ko na sasabihin saan ako. Napaka-personal ng usaping ito pero nakaya mo, Sis. Mabuhey ka!!

  • AJ Garcia

    :) I agree with you RB, It’s only Likha who could do one like this. Gutsy girl.

  • culprit pontiff

    lufhet.. pasaway na tixu un….
    pa-english english pa..

  • PR Mace

    Cute.

  • Christine Ramsay

    A very funny read. Well done for translating as well.

    Christine

  • margaridab

    Cool post but I’m sure it is more funny if I could understand Filipino

  • Kaye TM

    so funny likha.hehe
    BTW, TFTS. NTT! =p

  • awesome11

    Nice write dear ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  • Brewed Coffee

    Hahahahaha! Tama si RB, ikaw lang makagagawa nyan. I had a good laugh at this. It seems you are in your elements these days. More more!

  • papaleng

    Napautot ako talaga rito. Excellent Pinoy humor..

  • Starpisces

    hahaha, you have my liking for sure…..
    fun….
    thanks for translating, if you don’t translate, I may tease you again, like what I did to you on your recent post.
    Heeheee.

  • Kuru Tsu

    anong “purita”? Lalim,hehe. Really funny but its true. :)

  • crisdiwata

    Hahaha! Totoo yan! Nadale mo girl! Ang amo ko French at masasabi ko lang haaay sige na nga BTW back to work na uli hehehe

  • genley

    nice one!!! It was great!

  • My Health Mad

    Galing hehehe

  • Steven R Croot

    I wish I could read it.. :(

  • Adelnica Amor R. Izon

    padaan ulet hehehe

  • chechai

    hahahaha thanks for the great laugh!

  • K Kristie

    Wow post! Galing mo talaga, Likha. I want more!!!!!!! :)

  • Yovita Siswati

    hilarious! thanks for the laugh.

  • nz2rdfox

    nice way of presenting and entertaining as well, but most of all inofrmative..kaya next time wag na gagamit ng pamunas..hugas talaga para sure…:)

    Greta share

  • Ruby Hawk

    sorry, i don’t understand the language.

  • SharifaMcFarlane

    Translation ;-)

  • steelvern

    u have a point there LIkha… funny but it make sense. :) )

  • rgjimenez

    Good Joke!!! I love it..

  • Empi

    ayos! englisherong tisyu yan. lol

  • Bo Jack Russo

    I read the English version.

  • Phoenix Montoya

    Me too…. translation? lol (feeling kano) :D Good one, Likha.

  • roaringlion

    hahahaha

  • sandcastle

    Mas nakakatawa pala ang Tagalog version, LOL!

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  • lovestar2010

    great share

  • Freethinking

    I’m glad I got the poop on this one. :)

  • FX777222999

    Me? I can’t do this…a good laugh with this piece..thanks for sharing.