Comedy Relief: Poet Laureate, 1991

It was the usual Sunday family lunch at Brother Andrew’s [ Lola Charing’s ], and we all usually recounted what had happened the last week…

I reported:  “I was in Apalit [ Pampanga ] a few days ago because I had to do something.  While there, I visited the cemetery and prayed for our dead.”

“That’s good.  How’s everything there?”  Brother Andrew inquired.

“Everything’s alright.  Poor Lolo Forting, they’ve installed his ‘lapida’ [ tombstone ].  It says ‘Poet Laureate of Pampanga’.”

“But he was really a poet.  Nothing wrong with that.”  countered Brother Andrew.

“You should see how it’s spelled, Brother…”

“How?”  asked Brother Andrew, a wicked, expectant smile on his face.

“Poet L-A-U-R-I-A-T of Pampanga, Brother.  Chinese LAURIAT not L-A-U-R-E-A-T-E!!!”

“LAURIAT???!!!  POET LAURIAT???!!!  Ahahahahahah!!!”  Brother Andrew asked in disbelief, his eyes wide open.  His food went up to his nose and he was convulsed laughing.

[ As National Museum Director Corazon “Cora” Alvina very wittily quipped at that time:  “THAT’S A PAIN IN THE POET!!!”   😛   😛   😛   ]

Harharhar!!!   😀   😀   😀



  1. December 8, 2009 at 1:32 am

    Overheard at a matron’s mahjong marathon in Magallanes Village.

    Matrona A : ” Dear, dear. I think my son is BI.

    Matrona B : ” What ? You think Junior is BI-SEXUAL ? ”

    Matrona C : ” That’s not possible. Junior is very homosexual ? ”

    Matrona D : ” Yes, your Junior is not BI-SEXUAL. ”

    Matrona A : ” I know he’s not bi-sexual. Junior is BI-POLAR ! ”

    Enter a uniformed maid serving merienda. The senior ladies are building blocks of mahjong tiles anew. A Filipino favorite pastime where conversations rife with laughter, glad with gossip.

  2. Paz Atienza said,

    December 7, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    I so love this post! Couldn’t stop laughing…

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