Sunday, September 26, 2010

Para-paraan

It is one thing to hail a cab from the airport with a driver that does not speak any English (but can read addresses just fine) and another to order a food that you want but don't know its name because 1) the menu is written in Vietnamese and 2) the lady doesn't understand a thing about what you're babbling no matter the simple description you provide.

So what's the best thing to do? Get her from behind the counter and proceed to a customer table where you saw the food you want and show it to her. Voila, language barrier solved!

4 comments:

yesdumagan said...

Vietnam! Ang galing galing! ;-)

Rah said...

parang pansit canton na may itlog lang :)

Marye said...

Akchuli haha. Kung pwede nga lang sabihin namin sa kanya yun e kaso wala talaga, lost in translation!

mando said...

Don't tell, show! Tama!