When I was back home in Pinas, I kept hearing the word Jejemon here and there. Even on television, I kept hearing about it. I asked my Mom about it and she looked at me as if I was speaking another language. Mom just rolled her eyes at me and gave the plainest reply she could muster “I never know anything that is going on nowadays” she said and just continued munching on the dried mangoes I brought her from the grocery.
So I just googled it, and here’s what I found after a few clicks.
Jejemon is a term used for people who not only exxagerate but over exxaggerate the spelling of the words in the keyboard as though they were typing it using a mobile phone.
Wikipedia defines a Jejemon as “Jejemon is a pop culture phenomenon in the Philippines. Jejemons are defined by Urban Dictionary as those “who has managed to subvert the English language to the point of incomprehensibility and online lynch squads.” A Jejemon is described as one of a “new breed of hipsters who have developed not only their own language and written text but also their own sub-culture and fashion.” Jejemons also imitate “gangster” like attitudes which make them similar to the English chav, Scottish ned, Irish skanger, Russian gopnik and Australian & New Zealand bogan.
The word “Jejemon” supposedly originated from online users’ penchant to type in “hehehe” as “jejeje”, either because “Jeje” is derived from Spanish, whose speakers denote the interjection as laughter, or because the letters “h” and “j” are beside each other, and that it is appended by “-mon” that came from the Japanese anime Pokemon, with “-mon” meant as “monster,” hence “jeje monsters
Here is a perfect example of Jejemons gone wild:
And another one.
And lastly Wikipedia notes that The Jejemons are said to be the new “jologs”, a term used for Filipinos of the lower income class. Jejemons are often attributed to be of inferior intellect, but this belief may be wrong as a number of them exist in exclusive schools and science high schools. The parameters of being classified as a Jejemon are still unclear, and how the different “levels” of “Jejemonism” are reached, although there are named levels such as “mild,” “moderate” and “severe” or “terminal.
In my opinion, this Jejemonism fad should just wear off. It hurts my eyes to read what they write and sometimes a bit challenging too.
Or maybe Im just getting too old?
1. Lahat ng Problema may solusyon, kung walang solusyon, wag mo na problemahin.
2. Always remember, kung kaya ng iba, ipagawa mo sa kanila. Don’t force yourself, make life easier.
3. Hindi lahat ng guwapo may girlfriend …. ang iba sa kanila may boyfriend.
4. Dont face your problem if your problem is your face. ….. umiwas sa lahat ng bagay na nakakaaninag — salamin, microwave oven, stainless steel na kaldero, kutsara, tinidor, magpokus sa mga letra kapag nasa harap ng computer screen.
5. Di bale nang tamad, di naman pagod.
6. Practice makes perfect but nobody’s perfect so dont practice.
Silliness just takes over me whenever I am depressed.
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“I stay awake in the coldness of the darkened sky contemplating why, for some reasons, has my emptiness made itself manifests, extending to that niche where I was given life and growth, that because of austerity I was made separated from…”
– Inday… hindi makatulog dahil nahohomesick
“I am solitary. I find it hard to succumb into slumber, though the downpour of rain should’ve made it easy. This exuberant emotional glue I have for you, cannot be simply washed away. The multiplicity of what I feel for you is inevitable. This isn’t platonic. It’s real, true romance.”
– Inday, nageemote sa may bintana, habang iniisip si Dodong, ang boyfriend niya
“The statute restricts me to love you but you have the provocation. The way you smile is the proximate cause why I love you. We have some rules to think of. We have no vested rights to love each other because the upper household dismissed my petition!”
– ganiito nakipagbreak si Inday kay Dodong (driver ng kapitbahay)
Amo: Inday bumili ka nga ng mga isda.. o nga pla inglesira ka… would you please purchase many fishes for our this week’s meals?
Inday: Judging from your statement I believe you meant a variety of fish. The term “fishes”, although rarely and even erroneously used, connotes a plethora or an array of different kinds of the aforementioned gilled creatures. But the more pressing questions before I traveresed the road to the wet market would be: What certain type of fish? Fillet or not? Frozen or just right smack the day’s catch? (Pauses) Aaah… by manner of careful extrapolation, given the meager budget in this houshold’s quasi-peasant middle class taste, I assume then I will source the staple “galewng-gowng”. Am I correct?
Inday: You meant the freshwater milkfish? Then the “ba-ngooz” is it!
“La vida no es una broma actualmente. El dinero es tan duro de pasar. Puede usted bajar el precio parci mi? Soy ya su compradora avido diario por favor?
– si Inday tumatawad sa merkado ng isinama siya ng amo sa España
*Drunken shrimp and blue lobster meat with caviar serve with milagrosa rice (red avriety) and apricot sauce *Vegetables in balsamic vinegar splashed with extra virgin olive *Lychee and peach salad with sour cream cheese topped with lemon zests
– baon ni Junior sa daycare na inihanda ni Inday
“Bloody hell!!! What the f*ck did just landed on my cutie top? I mean I’ve spent all day just to make myself look fabulous. I think I’ll have this eewy thing removed in a whip wham of time!”
– reaction ni Inday nung natalsikan sya ng mantika habang nagluluto ng tilapia
“Ipomea aquatica has become the constant ingredient to this Filipino delicacy which is very helpful in the digestion during the peristaltic process of the food we intake. Due to the continuous rains and floods, the harvest of the said vegetable has lessen the production in the market.”
– banat ni Inday kung bakit walang “kangkong” sa nilutong sinigang
“Allergens triggered the immune response. Eosinophilic migration occurs to the reaction site and release of chemotactic and anaphylotoxin including histamine and prostaglandins. These substance results to increase circulation to the site promoting redness.”
– sagot ni inday nun tanungin ni sir kung bakit may rashes si Junior
Amo: Day! Bakit may bukol si Junior?!
Inday: Compromising safety with useless aesthetics, the not-so-well engineered architectural design of our kitchen lavatory affected the boy’s cranium with a slight boil at the left temple near the auditory organ.
Amo: (Di nakareact) “Dear Mom,
Had it not been for the smelling salt, I must have collapsed moment ago. Junior has become a little monster to me. Remember the head accident he had? As if it wasn’t enough, he was summoned by the principal of his shabily run academe. Oh such an erudite bunch of baboons! I never lot being a governess can be such a strenuous employ.
Walanghiya ka! Magpadala ka ng pera! Nasa ospital nanay mo, dumugo ang ilong kababasa ng pesteng sulat mo!
Mister: Bakit tuwing pag-uwi ko, nadadatnan kitang nanunuod ng TV??!!!
Inday: Because I don’t want you to see me doing absolutely nothing!
Amo: Inday di ba nanood ka ng The Buzz kahapon? Bkit daw umalis si Angel Locsin sa GMA7?
Inday: Sometimes people choose to leave not because of selfish reasons but because they just know that things will get worse if they’ll stay. Leaving can be a tough act and it’s harder when people can’t understand you for doing so.
“Physical stress and excessive work may result to serious damage to one’s body. It is therefore essential that once in a while we take a break from our usual routine to replenish the lost energy we once had.”
– sabi ni Inday sa amo noong humingi siya ng dayoff
Misis: Inday, bakit mo binenta yung sirang silya?
Inday: I have computed the chair’s fair value less cost to sell, and the value in use using projections for 5 years and a pre-tax discount rate. Accordingly, the value in use is lower, so I decided to sell the chair. This in accordance with PAS18 on Revenue, PAS16 on Property, Plant, and Equipment, and PAS36 on Impairment of Assets!
Misis: ADIK ka talaga Inday!
You might have seen and laughed at these already, but they’re worth a second laugh.
1. Black Hawk Down – Ibong Maitim sa Ibaba
2. Dead Man’s Chest – Suso ng Patay
3. I Know What You Did Last Summer – Uuuyy… Aminin!
4. Love, Actually – Sa Totoo Lang, Pag-Ibig
5. Million Dollar Baby – 50 Million Pisong Sanggol (It depends on the exchange rate of the country)
6. The Blair Witch Project – Ang proyekto ng Bruhang si Blair
7. Mary Poppins – Si Mariang May Putok
8. Snakes on a Plane – Nag-ahasan sa Ere
9. The Postman Always Rings Twice – Ang Kartero kapag dumutdot laging dalawang beses
10. Sum of all Fears – Takot mo, Takot ko, takot nating lahat
11. Swordfish – Talakitok
12. Pretty woman – Ganda ng Lola mo
13. Robin Hood, Men in Tights – Si Robin Hood at ang mga Felix Bakat
14. 4 Weddings and a Funeral – Kahit 4 na beses ka pang Magpakasal, Mamamatay ka rin
15. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Ako, Ikaw, Kayong lahat
16. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone – Adik si harry, tumira ng shabu
17. Click – Isang Pindot Ka Lang
18. Brokeback Mountain – Bumigay Sa Bundok
19. The Day of the Death – Ayaw Tumayo
20. Waterworld – Basang-Basa
21. There’s Something About Mary – May Kwan Sa Ano Ni Maria
22. Employee of the Month – Ang Sipsip
23. Resident Evil – Ang Biyenan
24. Kill Bill – Kilitiin Sa Bilbil
25. The Grudge – Lintik Lang Ang Walang Ganti
26. Nightmare Before Christmas – Binangungot Sa Noche Buena
27. Annie Hall – Ang Butas Ni Annie
28. Never Been Kissed – Pangit Kasi
29. Gone in 60 Seconds – 1 Round, Tulog
30. The Fast and the Furious – Ang Bitin, Galit
31. Too Fast, Too Furious – Kapag Sobrang Bitin, Sobrang Galit
32. Dude, Where’s My Car – Dong, Anong Level Ulit Tayo Nag-Park?
33. Beauty And The Beast – Ang Asawa Ko at Ang Nanay Nya
34. The Lord Of The Rings – Ang Alahero
Thanks to ABBA who tagged me. They say this is the in thing nowadays. Anyway, this is a welcome distraction from work, and this makes me look like I am working when I am really not. Pardon me if I seem maasim, today is not a good hair day.
Oh and by the way if I tag you, here are the instructions. Feel free to follow – or not.
What to do:
1. Mention the person who tagged you and create a link back to them.
2. Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months (see below).
3. Pick your month of birth.
4. Highlight the traits that apply to you.
5. Tag 12 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving a comment for them.
6. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve done it!
I was born January. So let’s see what they say about me.
Stubborn and Hard Hearted. Stubborn I sometimes am, but Hard Hearted? Never.
Ambitious and Serious. I am
Loves to teach and be taught. Teaching is in my blood.
Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. I do but only sometimes.
Likes to criticize. Hindi naman masiyado.
Hardworking and productive. Very true. Ehem.
Smart, neat and organized. Very true din. Ehem again.
Sensitive and has deep thoughts. I am sensitive to other people’s feelings.
Knows how to make others happy. Somehow I am thinking sex here.
Quiet unless excited or tensed. I am thinking sex again here.
Rather reserved. I do keep some things bottled up inside me.
Highly attentive. Only to things that are worthy of my attention.
Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. I don’t get sick easily. Palaban ang bacteria ko.
Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. I am romantic and I express love easily.
Loves children. I do.
Loyal. Super loyal to friends.
Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. I am a social person. I get jealous easily.
Very Stubborn and money cautious. Stubborn? A lot. Money Cautious, cant agree.
I am tagging Friendship Robertisms, Iyaan Bobot, Cousin Daniel, Fionixe, Mandaya Moore Orlis, Jackie Baby of Qatar, Karlo of Pinoy Blogero, Jaleesa, Mister Hubs, Turismoboi, Jay from Down Under and The Tripper.
And here are the traits of the 12 months.
The Twelve Months
JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.
FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.
MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.
APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.
MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.
JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.
JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.
AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.
SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.
OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.
NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.
DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.
I didn’t get a chance to relax today. Not even a cigarette break. Calls just didn’t stop and I was at a mad rush to confirm all my pendings. I am off tommorow so I usually finish off whatever pendings I have so the guys who are on duty would not have a hard time with my bookings. Its bad enough that they have to handle all the calls, but if in case I have anything pending then they would have to analyze my bad handwriting and whatever calculations I have in my files. The worst case scenario is if they had a difficult time – they might call and ruin my extended weekend sleep. But busy as I was, I still took time out to play with my cameraphone.
Thank God Its Wednesday.