Stating the Obvious

If you’re a Filipino, then you probably know that when your friends (and most especially your relatives see you), they love stating the obvious:

“Oh my gosh, you’ve gained weight!”
“You’re so thin. Have you been eating?”

My favorite though is,

“Oh my gosh, you’re here.”

to which I’m so so so tempted to reply,
“Nope. I’m just a hologram.  See? There’s a button beside you & you can make me disappear!”

“No, I’m just a figment of your imagination.”
“This isn’t real.” (Yes, just like that line in Divergent. Hello Theo James!)

But of course, I just give them a sheepish smile and most of the replies are stuck inside my head.  But, if I’m not in a good mood, everyone someone comments about a supposed weight gain, I tell them about the true status of their weight too. Woops. *Shucks. Honesty will get me nowhere in this case.*

But if they’re kids, I can’t do anything about them.  They’re born without a filter.  Haha.


stating the obvious comics

Have you ever encountered any of these?  Which one’s your favorite & which one’s your pet peeve?


Tipsy <3

P.S. The Big Blog X Epilogues have been uploaded.  Watch me consume all of Ponggo’s camera batteries here thanks to endless retakes. Clearly, I’m not made for video blogging. Hehehe.

P.P.S. Join the next Watercolor & lettering workshop on January 10, 2014 from 2-5:30pm! 🙂 It will be held at Fully Booked in BGC.  Details are still being finalized but if you’d like to be the first one to receive news on this, you may sign up here. 🙂

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Mimi Gonzales
9 years ago

Haha, this one’s a good laugh! By the way, I hope you can come here in Cebu. I know it’s too much to ask, but if someday that would happen, I wouldn’t miss any of your workshops! 😉

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