Spell Saab


We’re in the car right now, welcome to the second episode of Domestic Dispute. I hope this is clear but don’t worry because we’ve decided that for the next consecutive episodes of Domestic Dispute we’re gonna do a transcription of the podcast because —

Move into the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches

Because I feel like —

Move into the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches

Alright. I feel like my readers are.. just that: readers.


So I think you would enjoy a transcript of things that transpire.

So kanina we were talking about, ano, “what are things that drove you crazy when you were kids?”

Are we doing that now? Okay, sige.

And, like, which of those crazy things that your parents did would you like to…



Ay, partake. Mali.

Impose to your future, our future kids.

I think it’s a good topic of discussion kasi, especially for newly married couples, right?


Or if you’re in a srss relationship — SERIOUS RELATIONSHIP — ok, I’m trying to speak clearer now. And also, even if you’re not in a relationship, I think it’s a fun topic of conversation.

Yeah so kunwari, this actually started kasi my dad is very anal

HAHAHA I hope he doesn’t hear this

Hindi, kaya he was so successful – because he was extremely OC. He grew up, like, when he would wake up he would have to garden and then he’d be forced to do piano lessons… Basta parang he’s —

He followed a schedule

Yeah he has a strict schedule and he’s a firm believer that no minute or second should be wasted in a day. So parang he’s not a couch potato. There’s no couch potato gene in him.

Grabe and that’s why he so successful.

My mom naman is more free-spirited. She’s relaxed na, (copies mom’s voice) “Ah, okay lang yan!” ganyan. So yun, I think I got a good mixture. So anyway, growing up, one thing my dad would always do is parang kumbaga if there is a plan na we go from POINT A to POINT B — anything that will mess up that POINT A to B will be…


Chaos na! For example, buong grade school/high school life, mass namin was at 10AM on Sundays and the church was 3 minutes away, walking distance from our house. If 10AM yung mass, we would have to leave the house at 9:30.

To get good seats! I get him!

Yeah, to get good seats, pero OA sa good seats. As in wala pa yung pari nandun na kami. So I think that’s one. Ikaw?

So you have to be awake by 9?

Hindi! 8:30! He assumes na 1 hour and 30 to get ready. Kahit ako: guy. Ako, it takes me what? 5 minutes to get ready. So gigisingin niya kami ng 9:30

Oh gosh

And then matutulog ako ulit and then pipilitin ko talaga matulog but isang katok lang niya, as in my whole world will be like “SHIT OH MY GOD I OVERSLEPT.” Ganon.

And you kinda got that, right?

Yung pagiging OC sa time?

Yung pagiging anal haha


Well, kind of. Sa time, I think it’s nice you try to be on time all the time. But the thing is, what drives me a little… It drives me crazy when I asked Jim like out of the blue, “Hey, you wanna go to Rockwell?” on a Sunday

Kunwari QC

No, no, here’s my ano ha.. We live in Pasig and then I say, “you wanna pass by Rockwell?” before we watch a movie at night with my family in —


In Shangri-la! And then he’s like, “WHAT?? THAT’S IMPOSSIBLE!” Tas parang ako, “Oh my gosh, it’s a Sunday, it’ll take us like 10 minutes to get to Rockwell…”

Wait, first of all..

That happened

That only happens when there’s a logistical concern, like from South to North

But that happened. Rockwell to Shang

Kasi nasa South na tayo, ay hindi, nasa may Shang area na tayo tapos magsh-Shang tayo ulit?

No, galing tayo sa bahay natin tapos pupunta tayong Rockwell tapos babalik tayo sa Shang.

Kaya nga, now that you say it nga…

It sounds ridiculous

Yun nga, I was raised that way.

He panics. As in, “THAT’S IMPOSSIBLE!!”

Kunwari pag may gigs kami… Kwento mo pag may gigs.

Pag may gigs kami… Ano?

Kunwari may gig kami sa Route 196 sa Katipunan,

Wala na yun, imposible nang mag-Makati kami even sa morning

Yeah, wala na. If we are in the middle…

Not even The Fort! “No! That’s impossible. We’re gonna be at Route at 10PM tonight, we can’t go to Fort at 11AM!” Exagge! As in. WHAT?? So that kind of drives me crazy but it’s okay.

So now the question is, shouldn’t we raise our kid like that?

I wanna raise our kid to also think that “on time is late and early is on time” so I want that kasi ako, oh my gosh, just to compare: with my family, if you say 5pm early dinner they’re gonna show up at 7. It’s crazy. I’m used to it. Like, “Okay, 5pm!” so I’ll be there by 6 because I know no one’s gonna be there at 5 and they’re still late. Grabe. As in it.. It’s… It’s so.. Ugh.

Well it’s good because we’re both at the opposite sides of the extremes, diba?

Well, yeah, pero ako naman I think it’s also hanging out with you that got me to be very…

Hindi! When we started dating you were saying na you’re very anal about time.

Well, ako, kunwari I have a gig and then I end at like 4AM and I have a 7AM calltime — I’m there by 7. I’m not like, “ugh I wanna sleep again!” kailangan talaga cos like, I dunno…

Hindi, when we started dating naman that was one of the issues eh. Like in the middle. Kasi parang sa umpisa it’s like “GAME ALL OUT!” Gimmick tapos kita ulit the next day parang “Okay, this hot girl wants to go out! Game!”

Oh thankyouverymuch

So parang okay, game! Pero may corporate job ako nung time na yun so in the middle of the relationship, which happens sa most relationships diba na parang…


No! Parang you start assessing more? Diba? So kunwari on a Wednesday night yayayain mo ako na, “hey you wanna go to..” kung anumang club or whatever… Parang it got to a point na sasabihin ko, “Uy…”

“NO!” hahaha

“Parang nakakapagod.” Ganon


Hindi, parang… Wait.. What were we talking about na pala?

Na at some point in the relationship, you kind of have to take a breather and be more practical about logistics

Which brings me to my point na what I want for our kid is middle ground. To be relaxed, like how you guys grew up na relaxed and a little or a certain level of uptightness thaht’s healthy

Am I your dream child? Cos that’s kind of me.

Not really…

Hahahaha HEY! Alright, well, ako, I was sharing with Jim kanina a thing that I got from my mom. Actually I didn’t get it from my mom. I just thought about it kanina kasi we were talking about how our parents are and what they instilled within us. And sabi ko for some strange reason my mom was so anal naman about… Can we stop using the word anal? It’s just disturbing. Hahahaha


My mom was just very, very… umm… Strict! About us not borrowing from our friends. Anything. Like if we borrowed an eraser? We would get an earful.

Mostly school supplies? Kunwari, how about a laser disc?


Bawal rin yun?

No! Bawal! Of course, that’s the stuff that you would borrow from your friend diba? Like TEENBEAT MAGAZINE or whatever

Video games!

Pag nalaman niyang binorrow mo yan sa friend mo, lagot ka!

Ano yung gagawin?

Sobrang papagalitan lang kami… And she would say return it and don’t ever borrow again. And that’s why she also doesn’t like us hitching a ride with our friends. No, no, no. I don’t know why. Well, I kind of know why. I was thinking out loud kanina with Jim. I think it’s cos well now I never borrow anything

Parang you don’t wanna be over-dependent

Yeah, and I know some kids before my age in grade school who would always borrow money from me, diba, mga 20 pesos kahit ganon lang. And I guess I would get annoyed at some point and I think siguro that’s a reflection on the parent eh. So I guess my mom was thinking like, “I don’t want Saab’s friend’s parents to think na pinalaki ko silang ganyan.”

Ako naman baliktad. Like, sa amin naging issue ang lending too much. Kaya parang ngayon naging praning na ako. Did you notice that?

Yeah, I noticed that.

Parang kumbaga..


Not swapang! It’s not easy for me to let go of stuff even if it’s a very close friend kasi I had two instances that changed my life.


Kasi first, when I got here… Yun nga, I lived in New Jersey.

Oh yeah, just a backgrounder: Jim’s a Jersey Boy!

And trying to make friends because Ateneo nung time na yun pag jologs ka cool ka. Unlike now na, “Hey, do you have an iPad? No? Oh my God, don’t hang out with us.”

“Oh my God, are you poor? Get away!”

Before naman sakin, like, “Hi I’m Jim!” tapos sila “SINO `TONG–“


“FEELING!! FEELING!!” So I had no friends so my way to get a gang… Gang talaga? Barkada or group… Kunwari lunch time, lalabas ko yung meal card. Naalala mo yung meal card?

Yeah, we didn’t have that.

We had meal cards na isa-sign mo lang.. [and the parents would pay for it later]

Of course Ateneo has meal cards. Oh wait, I think we had that I just didn’t avail of it.

So both me and my sister would do that. We’d bring our friends tapos manlilibre kami ng sizzling plates and then isa-sign namin yung meal card tapos parang may bill yun diba na lalabas? So yun

You know that’s exactly what Mindy Kaling did? I read her book, Why Not Me?, and that’s what she did. She brought candy to school to win friends.


Wala lang. Fun. Read that book

Anyway, episode 2 ko naman. I needed friends cos it was so lonely eh. Diba you’re a fucking small kid, diba? Tapos yun nga, it’s so weird cos yung mga ka-batch ko sa grade school, they would touch each other’s dicks tapos —


Hindi! I mean playfully! Tapos yun nga I couldn’t understand bakit sila yung cool?

Wait, sorry, how would they touch each other’s….

Kunwari gaganunin ka nila (makes dick-flicking sound effects) PANG! PANG! Tatamaan lang nila.

Ano yun, parang, “PARE!!” ganon?



Basta kunwari, peeing in the bathroom or doing number two was so scary cos minsan they’d flip you over habang umiihi ka sa urinal or pag nagnu-number two ka aakyatin ka tapos pagtatawanan ka. “TUMATAE SI GANYAN!” Anyway, it was horrible.

Horrible! Ateneo, please fix your kids! Charot.

No, it’s different na now I think.

I hope so.

Anyway, my point is… I went to school with an 8850. Kinuha ko yung 8850 ng dad ko, nung time na yun sobrang cool nun diba yung Nokia na small silver phone na sliding? So I was like, fuck I’m gonna be the coolest kid! True enough talgang, “wow, si Jim may ganyan!!” …. Ninakaw.


Alam mo pano?


So I was so cool that day, nakisabay pa sila sa van ko. “Gusto niyo sumabay sa van ko? Hatid ko kayo sa Katipunan!” “Game, game!” Ganun ako nun. So I left the phone at the back kasi nagssnake ako or something, I don’t know. When I got home I couldn’t find the phone. Ninakaw pa nung mga sumabay sakin.

Sino mga sinabay mo? Hindi mo ka-close?

Mga kaklase ko


It was grade 5. Talagang EVIL. Anyway

That’s why na-trauma ka about lending stuff?

Yeah the lesson is, again, middle ground tayo. Wag naman maging swapang. Wag rin naman maging masyadong generous unless in 5 years we suddenly become Henry Sy.

Ako I think I would say I’m generous with my friends but more of with my time and service.


So I think that’s a way to compromise na parang that’s another way of showing your friends you care instead of lending them your gadgets or trying to win them over with new shoes or whatever

But again we agree na sa middle. Kasi mate-take advantage yung ganyan eh

I was thinking more of your close friends

I still disagree

I’m sorry but I would do that to our band..

Hindi, kaya nga I’m saying find the balance..

EH AYOKO NGA EH!! Charot hahaha

Move into the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches. Alam mo hindi ba natin nata-tackle?


Love life.

What do you mean love life?

A lesson! What did your dad or your mom teach you when it comes to the other sex?

Well my dad always threatened to break their legs. Any boy. So that was a great lesson. Hahaha. No, I like that my mom was always there for me to talk to. I was very open with her. I was really open with her about who I was dating or sino nang nag-break ng heart ko or whatever. Pero of course that was in college na, when I was 18 and above cos in high school bawal kami mag boyfriend.

Ah ganun?


So tayo, ano? Pagbabawalan ba natin magka-boyfriend or..

I think —

Can I say something that is not sexist

I know it’s gonna be sexist cos you’re gonna say the girl will never have a boyfriend.

Sa high school.

Tapos yung boy pwede??

Kasi I think it helps develop the —

No!! Of course not!!

Oo naman noh!


Oo because —


Because the guy learns to be, you know, faithful…

Bakit, eh yung girl?? Oh my gosh! Did I marry a sexist??? I’m so sorry, girls!!

… Move into the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches.

How dare you, Jim?? Charot.

No, kasi high school guys are fucking assholes!


And I wanna..

You know what, I propose kasi our kids don’t go to an all-boys or all-girls school cos that fucks them up. Go to a co-ed school, have friends.


Don’t have one-on-one relationships, have a lot of relationships.


Diba? Talk to boys! Talk to girls!


Ako, I think hindi ko papagbawalan yung kid ko but I would make her feel like, “ugh medyo baduy” ganun. Like, I would make her have really high self-esteem

But the thing is YOU’RE gonna be baduy in her eyes eh

No no no no no

So if you say it’s baduy..

Excuse me!! I’m gonna be a cool mom! How dare you? Gets mo yung sinasabi ko? I’m gonna make her have high self-esteem and then I’m gonna be like, “okay, pero hindi ba mas masaya kung mag-banda ka?” Diba?? Ganon. That would be cool.

(Just parked) Paano to? Hold on?

Yeah, we’re gonna go up the elevator. We just got home so.. This MIGHT be the end of the podcast hahahha or we’ll be right back.


Okay, we’re back! Domestic Dispute episode 2 we’re talking about stuff we learned from our parents. Another thing that I wanna share is how my dad and mom were kind of really sweet towards each other even in front of us. I think that was nice. Although I wasn’t aware of it at first kasi nag-debate pa kami ni Maxx kasi we were in a movie theater and then my dad asked my mom, “do you want anything, sweets?” And then I said to Maxx, “Ano daw gusto mo? Gusto mo ba daw ng sweets?” Sabi ni Maxx, “Ano ka ba, yun yung tawagan nila ni mama!” Hahaha so I thought that was cute. What about you, what did you learn about love.

Well, ganun din. My dad naman would never get mad in front of my mom in front of us. He had a bad temper when we were growing up pero never sa mom ko. So I think as a son I would never raise my voice to her. And parang it put women in such high regard. So that’s the one thing I wanna do. I mean that’s why I say I don’t want my daughter to be exposed to assholes because men are evil, men are ugly, and women are pure.

THAT’S RIGHT!! JOKE. I’m kidding we’re all equal.

Also, my dad, he never imposed lalo na sa dating.

Hindi kayo bawal to have a boyfriend or girlfriend?

Ako? No. Well, the girls medyo. I don’t remember. Pero for me, what he would do is he never said, “don’t do this/don’t do that.” My first date ever, I was grade…

My gosh, grade school you had a date???

Grade 6

A date??

Yeah. From mIRC.


Hindi, kasi my friend said, like, “this girl is super hot” so I said, “okay, cool!”

Grade 6?

Tapos ako parang, “shit! What do I do?” So tinanong ko dad ko and he brought me to SM. Sabi ko, “Pa, I saw something on a show. He was wearing suede shoes.” So the whole day —

What show was this?

I forget!

You told me about this

Yun nga, yung sinasabi ko sainyo nila Jason [our bandmate] na he’s a teenage boy and then he strums a guitar and then he becomes like a BioMan. If you know it please e-mail us and mention us on Twitter para I’ll finally remember. Anyway. So I had to look for suede shoes so my dad, umalis siya sa office, picked me up, went to SM and we were there the whole day tapos naghanap lang kami ng suede shoes. Tapos the one I finally chose had purple soles. And my dad was, like, you could see it in his face na “wag” pero he didn’t say anything. So I bought the shoes, I wore it. Our date was at Miggy’s. You know Miggy’s?

What’s that?

Miggy’s is a burrito place in Commonwealth.

I don’t know that. Were you expecting me to know that?? Cos I don’t!

So before I got there, nag set-up ako. My friends were there with me. My friends told me, “dito ka sa table na to” “papasok siya dito” “dito ka maghe-hello” Okay. And then when she got there… Grade 6 yun so siguro 4 feet palang ako. 4’2″? 4’3″? Siguro 5’8″ siya.

OA ng 5’8″ exagge

I swear!!!! And then I found out years later when we were in college na she became like the school’s biggest varsity volleyball stars kasi she was so fucking tall. She ended up being like 6’3″

So what happened on your date?

Wala, I bought her a quesadilla.. Tas nag-hello, hi lang kami.

Ka-grade mo siya, grade 6?

Parang grade 7 yata siya. So binilan ko siya ng quesadilla, umupo kami sa table then we talked. Not even talk…

Lakas ng loob mo ha! Grade 6?

Grabe! Talagang, it was like…

(our kasambahay was knocking on the door) Wait lang, commercial

Give us a second.


Okay, we’re back.

So anyway, until now I could vividly remember how the scene was but the biggest thing was I think na because my dad was like “Bahala ka. If you wanna wear shoes that…” Sabi niya kasi “you’ll never wear those again.”

And you never did?

I never did. Never wore those shoes again. Pero it was cool to learn on my own. So feeling ko that’s how I’ll do it rin. If it’s a boy, the only thing I’ll mandate early on is safe sex.

At grade 6, ganon?

Yeah. Kung kamukha mo yung anak natin kailangan yan.

If he’s a guy itatago ko siya sa closet forever. Hanggang maging bakla siya. Hahahaha! I would love to have a gay son. That would be the best. Anyway, Jim does not agree. I’m kidding. Ako, ok lang sakin mag-date but I think I would do something like my mom would do. I’d be at a restaurant beside that restaurant.

Oh, that’s cool.

Diba? Ganun lagi yung mom ko eh. “Okay, sige, you can go but I’ll just be near.” Hahaha

Actually ang plan ko talaga pag girl, the only thing that I’ll be strict with actually is you.

What do you mean??

Na you won’t control her..

*GASP* Excuse me? I would be like, “GO, HONEY!”


“Go! Go conquer the world! Don’t get knocked up!” Hahahha books before boys.

Yeah pero yun nga kailangan ikaw yung best friend. Anyway, that probably wraps up this episode


Did you enjoy this format? KASI PINAGHIRAPAN KO I-TRANSCRIBE YUNG PODCAST. HAHAHA. Any comments and suggestions will be appreciated below!✓✓✓




  1. Reply

    Lyka Sumido

    June 7, 2016

    Hi Saab! I think I like this better. I read the transcript first and I was imagining your tone, facial expression, your dynamics while talking. It was fun. Nagamit ko imagination ko (plus I can imagine your ngisi sa pagsabi na “let’s stop using the word anal” haha). I will listen to the podcast now (I’m at work haha kunwari listening to music lang ganon)

    I also love the topic!!! In YFC, we call these things Family Culture. And madalas my boyfriend and I will talk about how we’re gonna raise our future kids so makikita talaga yung differences. And it helped us to understand each other esp during arguments. Kasi nga magkaiba ng background. :) Thank you for this!

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      June 7, 2016

      Hahahahaha yayyyy!!!

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    June 7, 2016

    I like this new format. Thanks for the effort :)

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    June 7, 2016

    Yessss! Loved the format! Especially for us folks at the office na the speaker won’t work. And I’m one of your readers na “reader” (haha labo!) that’s why I enjoyed reading the transcript.

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    June 7, 2016

    LOVE THIS NEW FORMAT!!!! SOBRANG NA APPRECIATE KO TO!! Hahaha. I know kasi how hard it is to transcribe because I used to transcrive episodes of Bogart Case Files and ang hiraaaaaaaap. Haha kudos to you Saabae!!!! <3<3<3

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    June 7, 2016

    How long did it take you to transcribe this? I read your blog while I’m at work so yeah, I can’t listen to your podcasts! Thank you for the effort!

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      June 8, 2016

      About an hour and a half? HAHAHAHA but I was distracted by a lot of other things :p

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    Dianna Jean

    June 7, 2016

    Ganda nang website mo Saab!!! Happy blogger lang kasi happily married. <3 Cheers to more blogssss!!! #SaabandJim

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    June 7, 2016

    Hahahah HI SAAB AND JIM!!!! Love this episode. Was smiling and laughing the whole time while reading the transcript. Love you both!

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    June 7, 2016

    Mas fun basahin! Swear! Thanks Saab! Effort! Hugss! :)

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    June 7, 2016

    I enjoyed it! Thanks for the effort of transcribing! Especially for us na blocked ang streams sa office! :)

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    June 7, 2016

    PS: Just read this pero na LSS ako sa “Move into the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches..” ♫

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    June 7, 2016

    This was so entertaining to read and I enjoyed it so much! In the middle of reading I was like “pano niya kaya to tinranscribe? baka may App siya to do that for her.”
    And I learn that you transcribed it for us! Aww.. Thank you. Much appreciated kasi I transcribe sa office meetings and I find it such a tiresome task talaga. So yeah. I have new respect for you girl! ♥

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      June 8, 2016

      KAPAGOD, GIRL!! Buti less than 30mins yung episode na yun. Haha!

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    June 7, 2016

    great format!!

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    June 7, 2016

    Yes yes yes, kasi I can’t stream at work. Haha

    Oops. Taking a break lang, not procrastinating.

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      June 8, 2016

      Hihihihihihihihihi yeah right!:p

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    June 7, 2016

    Oh my gosh! I know how hard it is to transcribe! I had to transcribe interviews for my psych subject and sobrang hassle for me, kasi minsan di siya clear. So THANK YOU FOR THE EFFORT!!! I really loved it and your topic as well!! <3

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    Marla Tricia Joy Morris

    June 7, 2016

    I super enjoyed listening, and at the same time reading, to your podcast! Thank you for this Saab and Jim <3 I love you both forevs <3

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    June 7, 2016

    Enjoyable. Fun! Mas nakaka-excite pag nagbabasa, pero syempre maganda rin yung naririnig! God bless your relationship! Kudos sa pag transcribe :)))

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    June 7, 2016

    Hi Saab,
    Thanks for the transcript! Really appreciate it especially since we’re not allowed to play any media stream here in the office..got to do with proxy something ek ek.


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    June 7, 2016

    Yas! Thanks for this (‘this’ meaning the transcription service and time really the best love language)! <3
    And thank you for this topic!! Love how you and Jim grew up in two different households, so you both have an idea on which would work better in a particular situation and meet halfway with regard to the others. :)

    Sana 3-4 years na para may mini-Saab and/or Jim na.

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    June 7, 2016

    OMG Saab grabe sa effort! Transcribing is a part of my daily work mode (since I am a journalist. Yeah I know I think I should change my profession given what’s happening right now if you know what I mean haha) and I understand the effort that goes with it so I really appreciate the time you’ve given to this blog post <3 Nung una hindi ko nakita yung mark na kapag bold sayo yung quote parang unang pagkabasa ko alam ko na agad kung sino haha. Please do more podcasts! Love you both!

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      June 8, 2016

      Hehehehe you know me so well ;) And also, may God protect you IYKWIM <3

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    June 7, 2016

    What’s the peaches song? I craved for peaches hahaha
    And yes!love the transciption! Thank you!! May pa bold and italicized pa bongga!

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    Pat A

    June 7, 2016

    “If he’s a guy itatago ko siya sa closet forever. Hanggang maging bakla siya.”
    HAHAHAHAHAHA! OMG that’s my mama’s plan too when she finally gets grandson kasi walang naging bakla sa mga kuya ko hahahaha!

    Uy, perfect yung ganitong format lalo for those na nasa office when checking your blog (hence takas lol). I know you’re busy so if you need help transcribing just let me know! :)

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      Pat A

      June 8, 2016

      *gets a grandson

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      June 8, 2016

      Omg love you for volunteering!!!!

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        Pat A

        June 9, 2016

        Serious yan! I do it for a living kaya ang lakas ko mag-offer haha pero I’ll do it for free! May software for it pero hindi accurate, maiinis ka lang magproofread hahaha.

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    June 7, 2016

    I commend you for transcribing!! I suggest you use a software may ganon naman na. Anyway, I can’t wait for you guys to have kids. It would be like a sitcom ?❤️

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      June 8, 2016

      WHAT SOFTWARE??????? Pero malamang bawal ang taglish? LOL

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    June 7, 2016

    This is awesome Saab!!! Very lovely…. I enjoyed all the topics…Do this again please… hehehe! Love you Saab. ♥

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    Louise Ramos

    June 8, 2016

    The effort for the transcript! Wow, just wow! But I love it Saab–the format and all. Super enjoy hearing your voice and Jim’s. :))
    Caffeine Rush

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    June 8, 2016

    Yeyy! Love this format! Ramdam na ramdan ko parin personalities nyo and as usual sobrang funny! Ang saya lang how Jim is always game sa mga gimmicks mo sa blog mo haha. Sana wag ka mapagod magtranscribe, I’m so happy about this cos I usually read your blog in the office kaso youtube is blocked so whenever you post videos I get really anxious to go home and watch haha. Thank you!

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    June 8, 2016

    Just dropping by to say that I like this format better :) I’m more of a reader than a listener and my mind would wander when listening to podcasts (never got into audio books either). Thanks for transcribing your episode!

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    June 8, 2016

    Loved the format! I agree with Shiela there, especially for us at the office na all we could do is read (discreetly pa ah) kasi ya know, bosses lurk and all that. ahahha. Also, I loved this episode! :D

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    June 8, 2016

    I like the topic and the format too!!! Keep it coming ;)

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    June 8, 2016

    I like this format kasi na-iimagine ko sino/pano kayo magsalita. Though at first hindi ko alam kaninong part yung lines but when I got to “my dad is very anal”, sabi ko ay, si Jim tong italicized. LOL. Also kasi tagal mag-load ng vids eh. :(

    In our family naman, we did not openly talk about dating or sex, bad or good. Parang we just knew kung ano proper or improper. But they did impose restrictions esp to us girls. We were not allowed to date until we finish college, dapat sa bahay liligawan and when we got into relationships, they constantly reminded us to never engage in PMS. Yung kuya namin, wala lang. Haha. Basta be responsible lang ganon.

    Now that we are in our mid 20s, nasabi namin ng sis ko na mabuti din pala na we weren’t allowed to have boyfriends because we got to focus on improving ourselves and making strong bonds with our friends. To be fair, our parents let us enjoy naman basta alam lang limitations & we don’t forget our responsibilities. I was allowed to party until dawn, watch concerts, go on trips.

    So I guess yun din gagawin ko sa future kids ko, tell them enjoy life muna and focus on what’s important. Find their bridesmaids first before their groom. Better yourself so you won’t see a guy as your knight in shining armor (because first of all you’re not a damsel in distress), but as a partner. Ang strict parent ko ba? LOL. And syempre be more open on dating & sex issues.

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    June 8, 2016

    Huhu sumakit ulo ko sa Taglish!!! Please speak straight Tagalog / English nalang! I’ll get my international friends to listen! :)

    Nice content, btw :)

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    June 8, 2016

    Natawa ako dito – “Actually ang plan ko talaga pag girl, the only thing that I’ll be strict with actually is you.” Hahaha may mga funny and witty na hirit si Jim!

    Anyway, thanks for the effort, Saab! Agree ako, better to para samin na nasa office na hindi makakapag-podcast! Basa basa nalang! God bless!

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    June 8, 2016

    Saab I also like this format. So fun and I’m also imagining you talking while reading this. Please post more. I love read your blog. ?

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    June 8, 2016

    My fave line here – “on time is late and early is on time”

    Will try to apply this starting now! :D

    more Domestic Dispute pleaaaaase :3

    more power and xoxo,

    Llana (the cool off girl) lelz

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    June 8, 2016

    I loved this! Im hooked! :-)

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    June 9, 2016

    i friggin love this. made me lol and imagine what you guys would look like saying those things. lol

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    Pearly Jane

    June 9, 2016

    Hi miss Saab! I enjoyed this so much~ Was supposed to listen to this at work but slow net. Haha so I did at home and buti nga sa bahay kasi laftrip! Hahaha I especially love your voices – is that creepy? Lels because of your English + accent… Anyways, I need more of thisss ♥

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    June 9, 2016

    Yayyyy! Appreciate the effort!!! I missed you!!! (Like wow, close?! Char!)

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    Coleen Deanne

    June 9, 2016

    I need more of this!!! It’s so entertaining ^_^

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    June 9, 2016

    I had fun reading! This is so hilarious. Hahaha. More please :D

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    June 9, 2016

    OMG Tito Jimuel started dating nung Grade 6. Ganyan ba talaga pag ~Jersey booooy~ hahahaha! Had fun reading the transcription, Saab! It’s nice to know na boys are super supportive din pala sa dates ng someone from the barkada to the point na planado pati yung kelan maghe-hello. ANG OA. HAHAHAHA What’s your next topic? Please chikahan pa kayo tapos pakinig kami ulit. Haha!

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      June 13, 2016

      Hahahhaa glad you enjoyed it, Real!!!!

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    June 9, 2016

    hi saab!
    i really enjoyed this episode. it made me reflect on certain things about my own life.
    Jim mentioned about mandating safe sex on your future kid. Looking back, i now appreciate how my mom shared facts about having safe sex (i’m a girl) early on during my teenage years. parang i was an incoming freshman in highschool tapos we were at the counter of watsons then she was like “anak, you see those? those are condoms” then she gave me a lecture on how to use it and how it helps prevent STDs and of course, pregnancy. Some may argue na it was too early, but i think she made the right decision, because i was well equipped with knowledge, just in case nga naman dumating yung time. haha

    But if i would have a chance to change one thing on how my parents raised me, sana they were more strict on the more important things like school, and love life. crazy noh? hahaha I mean, Sana they made me realize na, i should first invest on myself, build some more self confidence bago makipag boyfriend. but then again, they allowed me to make mistakes and learn things on my own. And that’s what’s important.

    Saab, I’m sorry this was such a looooong post. I really believe both of you will be such great (cool) parents in the future!


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      June 13, 2016

      Don’t say sorry!!! Glad this triggered some reflection for you!! That’s what we aim for!<3

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    June 10, 2016

    WAAAA! YOU GUYS MADE MY DAY! LELS! Pero srsly! This was so fun to hear! BETTER FORMAT!!! YASSSS! Like I’m actually in the office now, it’s kinda raining, was listening to Accidents, the feeels, basta! HAHAHA! I forgot I have work pala! SAYA LANG! Ang kulit niyong dalawa! I’ve been a reader when I started college pa and now that I’m working, I just missed you!!! FEELING CLOSE KAINIS! Now, you’re married and about to have kids na </3 pero you'll be my forevs crush! hahaha yes am a guy! Take care always! Stay awesome!

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    June 13, 2016

    Thanks Saab! Ang sincere ng effort mo for your readers kaya ang loyal ko sayo and blog mo :)

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    Edher Panganiban

    June 13, 2016

    Appreciate the effort!
    Love it! It’s entertaining :)

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    christine karen

    June 13, 2016

    Hi Saab! I adore your relationship/friendship with Jim! I wish makahanap din ako ng ganyan one day. I’m sincerely happy for you kahit di tayo close! :) This is a real definition of true love.

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    June 13, 2016

    Love the podcasts!! Sana magka-live streaming kayo once. Those were the days!! LOL

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    June 13, 2016

    Im such a fan of your blog projects with Jim I actually followed domesticdispute na agad on soundcloud that’s why I was able to hear it first before I read this. Lol super fan lang =)))) BUT OMG I KID YOU NOT THE EXPERIENCE WAS STILL SUPER BONGGA kahit second time around na tas since both of you are such animated ‘talkers’ while I was reading the transcription alala ko pa rin yung exact tone na pagkasabi =)))) lalo na yung “DID I MARRY A SEXIST???” Lelz.

    Continue this please!!! Sana youll never get tired of transcribing though, but if ever you do, paraffle ka nalang ng volunteers na willing. I PROMISE YOU MADAMING MAGVVOLUNTEER, free of charge pa yan.

    Have a great marriage!! You guys are such an inspiration. Perfect balance of bickering and cheesiness HEHE

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    June 14, 2016

    Will always be my favorite couple! #RealationshipGoals ❤️❤️❤️
    (Aside from my mom and dad ofc haha)

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    Rej Relova

    June 14, 2016

    I super enjoyed this podcast, Saab!!!

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    June 14, 2016

    hey saab, is your blog still sponsored?

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      June 15, 2016

      Sponsored by what?

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    June 15, 2016

    Wow, effort sa pag transcribe. Good stuff guys, and funny too. I didn’t remember me and my wife ever talking about stuff like this BEFORE we had kids haha. When you do have them, I think these podcasts will be always be cut somewhere in between cries ;)

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      June 15, 2016

      Waahhhhh!!! Looking forward to it…. NOT. Hahaha joke lang! HEY J!!<3

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    June 15, 2016

    This is better ‘cos I can read it at work and it would look like I’m still busy (with work). :-)

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    June 16, 2016

    Can’t wait for you guys to have kids! Kayo ni Jim ang magiging #parentsgoals
    PS: I liked this new format. Thanks sa effort hahaahahah

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    June 21, 2016

    I’m in a long term relationship and soon to be married so I really enjoyed this podcast series! Keep them coming! :) Anyway, I have a suggestion for your next ‘domestic dispute’ podcast, perhaps you can discuss your thoughts (as a married couple) on how to manage your finances (joint bank account or not? husband should be the sole breadwinner or is everything split 50/50? etc.) OR maybe how your parents influenced you on how to handle money, how you will teach your future children how to handle money…I assume maybe that’s a common thing that couples fight/argue about, sooo it might be an interesting topic? haha :D

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      June 27, 2016

      Great suggestions!! Thanks!

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    Janel Salcedo

    June 23, 2016

    “Bakit, eh yung girl?? Oh my gosh! Did I marry a sexist??? I’m so sorry, girls!!”
    HAHAHAHA! My thoughts, exactly! I love this podcast!