362/365 Daily Dose of Happy: Papa’s Random Expressions
Parents say the strangest things. My dad, for example has a number in his repertoire including:
"Tastes like fried chicken!" - a compliment; to be applied to ANYTHING
"Mura man Cebu Plaza!" ("Like Cebu Plaza!" - a compliment; for places, venues, projects (?). He used it to describe a set of shelves he’d just painted white so yeah. Work with that.
"Mana! Tuyo na!" ("Done! It’s already dry!") - picked up from this commercial that plays in perpetua and lurks around every corner of local TV. An eye herbal medicine thing. Eye beam? Whatevs. Used anytime.
"Sa tamang timpla!" ("With the right mixture/dosage(?)!" - another TV-commercial-originating line. With matching dance moves of raising both arms up in the air, repeatedly and a grinning, almost manic expression. Again random use.