Monday, October 16, 2006

Hapones?

Overheard on the radio this morning, a radio announcer interviewing Robert Dean Barbers, the General Manager of Philippine Tourism Authority:

Radio Announcer: Saan pong bansa nanggagaling ang pinakamaraming turista sa Pilipinas?

GM Barbers: Maraming turista ang nanggagaling pa rin sa U.S.

Radio Announcer: Ay, ang akala ko po ang nangunguna sa listahan ay ang mga Koreano.

GM Barbers: Pinakamarami pa rin ang galing sa US, sinusundan ng mga Koreano tapos mga Hapon.

Radio Announcer: Ahhh....so mga Americans, Koreans and Japans. (?!?!?!?! )

Rough translation:
Radio Announcer: From which country do we derive the most number of tourists?
GM Barbers: Majority of the tourists come from the United States.
Radio Announcer: Oh, I thought the list was topped by Koreans.
GM Barbers: We get the most number of tourists from the U.S., followed by Korea, then Japan.
Radio Announcer: Oh, so Americans, Koreans and Japans (??!?!?!?!)

40 comments:

kyels said...

Hmmm ... A mistake there?

It should be Japanese, noh?

(:

Mita said...

Americans are first? Kinda surprising. They probably count visiting Filipinos with US passports as Americans...
Japans...hehehe...sandali, let's not judge the announcer, he's not a book!

Abaniko said...

Japans? Hello? Japaneses!!!

bugsybee said...

I wonder what the "Japans" will say if they hear this. :) I thought number one would be the Koreans - I see them everywhere!

vic said...

I think he was right. Americans include every nationalities, including Koreans and Japanese. "Japans" sub for Hapones? Took a sharp ears to notice.

Rey said...

Ay, ang bobo. Pangalan lang ng tao sa Japan hindi alam???

Kung ang Philippines as Filipino, eh di sa Japan ay Jafano!

Lekat naman. Andali nun. sus! Siguro bagay rin akong Anunsier, err... Anounc.. err... ok, tagapagbalata.

Toe said...

Ahhhhh... pwede yata sumaling Game KNB? yang announcer na 'yan. Dati, I heard Kris Aquino ask for countries with only one syllabe. She said France, Greece... and LAOS! AY la-os pala siya (both the country and Kris). :)

ladybug said...

kyels> Yes...the announcer should have said "Japanese". It happens to the best of us. Sometimes, our minds move faster than our lips can handle. :-D

ladybug said...

mita> I see your point. I agree, maybe they also count as tourists Filipinos who now hold US passports.

Regarding the announcer....hehehehe...I agree that he shouldn't be judged. Aba, pinasikat yata ni Ms. Melanie Marquez yang kasabihang iyan.....hahahaha.

ladybug said...

abaniko> Wow! Haahahahaha....pwede ka na rin palang radio announcer!

ladybug said...

bugsybee> Honestly, probably because of my busy schedule, I don't see any of these nationalities around. Wala tuloy akong idea kung tama yung mga observations na ito. Anyway, di rin naman ako naglalalabas ngayon. Buiti ka pa galing ulit ng Cebu. Hope you had a nice time! :-D

ladybug said...

vic> Yes, I also agree. Americans nowadays encompass people from all kinds of nationalities. It has been a melting pot of different cultures and ethnicities. I myself have lots of relatives who are now in the US and have become citizens there. When they visit us, they are probably regarded as Americans visiting the Philippines.

ladybug said...

rey> Hahahaha....you're so funny. Pwede ka na ring maging radio announcer dito....hahahaha! :-D

ladybug said...

toe> Ay...hahahaha...kakatawa naman yan. I don't think this announcer can join GAME KNB though. Nasa kalabang istasyon kasi ang announcer na ito eh. :-D

myepinoy said...

Pwede na rin, kasi di ba pag plural or marami dadagdagan ng s. So maraming hapon in english is japans....lol

hindi kaya silent "e" lang. ha ha ha

Siguro, katropa siya ng mga TFC Middle East reporters (kuno)...

Anonymous said...

hey! thanks for commenting! :) http://incense18.wordpress.com

JAPANS???????????????????
Shouldn't it be JAPANESE?

A little humor there ha!
hahahahaha!

That somehow made my day! :)

kyels said...

Well, yes, I believe that sometimes our lips tend to be faster than our minds!

Ingat!

(:

ipanema said...

lol. Japans. Kasi siguro maraming branches ang Japan. :)

Ma. Anna Mikaela said...

woah! Japans... maybe it was an innocent mistake? hehehe

;) and btw ladybug, thanx for droppin by my blog i super love badminton

Major Tom said...

Some of these personalities are really amateurs pretendings to be pros...

jina said...

HAHAHAH! Sharp ears you got there, ate..

Hahaha..

Anyway, exams update. Bukas na last day. Woohoo! So far, so easy. Tapos I'll be watching my classmates play in a badminton tourney [they were in the freshmen badminton team] tomorrow. What fun. My eyes are gonna pop out from the rallyings.

LMAO.

Take care!

ladybug said...

myepinoy> Haahaha...tama ka diyan. pwede na ring pagtiyagaan ang "Japans." :-) Hope you have an enjoyable weekend ahead of you!

ladybug said...

http://incense18.wordpress.com> Hi there! Thanks for dropping by. :-D Glad you liked the funny booboo story. Hope you have an enjoyable weekend ahead of you!

Jerome aka Bridget Jones said...

plural noun eh. syempre japans. masyadong kritikal at mapanuri ang mga tao dito. charos. hahahaha!

hope the pregnancy's going well, dearest! made a tribute of all my blogfriends, by the way....

ladybug said...

kyels> Thanks again. Hope you enjoy your weekend! Take care! :-D

ladybug said...

ipanema> Hahahaha. Actually, andami ko pang naririnig na booboo pero deadma na lang ako minsan kasi ako rin naman nagkakamali. Baka pati ako rin pala pinagtatawanan na ng iba. Have a nice weekend! :-D

ladybug said...

ma. anna mikaela> It probably was an honest mistake. :-D But it was still funny when I heard it. Thanks for dropping by also! Hope to see you around!

ladybug said...

major tom> Meron talagang mga radio announcer na nag-gagaling galingan. Madalas namang magkamali at minsan di naman naiintindihan ang issue. Ang mas masaklap, yung mga nasa payroll. Hay buhay. Hope you have a nice weekend. :-D

ladybug said...

jina> Good luck! Isang araw na lang at mag-eenjoy ka na. Sarap talaga pag sembreak na. Hope your friends win in the badminton tourney! Have fun! :-D

ladybug said...

jerome> Thanks for your concern. Ok pa naman ako. Tita, salamat at nakasali pa ako sa tribute kahit sandali pa lang tayong blog friends. Have a nice weekend! *hugs!*

snglguy said...

Hey ladybug. How are you? Sorry for the late comment, I haven't been bloghoppng lately because of you-know-what. Hope everything's well.

Have a nice weekend

ladybug said...

snglguy> Hi there! No worries, I'm ok. I haven't been posting much lately din naman eh. Hope everything else (aside from the you problem about PLDT) is ok. Hope you have a peaceful and worry-free weekend. :-D

Senor Enrique said...

Hilarious!

-sham- said...

LOL

Yin Mei said...

Your ears must be sharp since you can catch that mistake, i mean it's only on the radio =) Nice entry =)

JV said...

To the radio commentator: Tsk... tsk... tsk! Umm... wow! May plural na pala ang Japan! It's Japans na! What a pity! Heeheehee...

Toe said...

Hey update! Long time no blog! :) Hope you're okay and taking good care of yourself and the baby! :)

david edward said...

hi ate..

musta na po?
:)

(._.) said...

Hey
Erm,I'm not sure if you remember me but you once tagged my blog(crazyfunkyrainbows.blogspot.com), wishing me luck for my badminton tryouts?Well, just to let you know, I got in to the team!Thanks alot!!!

ladybug said...

Hey guys! Thanks for all your comments. I'll surely be posting again of these days. Babalitaan ko kayo ano nang bago. :-)