We just returned home from the Philippine Embassy, where my stepson got his new passport.
I could not enter, as there was no parking and I had to double park outside the embassy.
Because I didn’t have the chance to get inside I saved the Pinoy officials from hearing my usual panloloko.
The last time I applied for an entry visa (although I am married to a Filipina I still need a visa….I could theoretically apply for a Filipino passport but I have to do it in the Philippines, I can’t do it here through Embassy) the guy at the counter asked me: “what’s the purpose of your trip to the Philippines sir?” and I said: “ubos na ang mga kahon ng Red Horse sa bahay, kailangan kong bumili ng bagong supply“. And the guy rightly observed: “you speak Tagalog sir”, and I replied “opo, sa dami ng maboboteng usapan kasama ng mga kabayan”
It’s always the same story: each time I have the chance to enter the embassy I cannot hold back from doing some panloloko.
On one occasion I told them that I wanted to apply for the position of bagong consul ng Pilipinas sa Roma….
Kaunting biro bilang pampatunaw….