Barista says " Soy latte" & my pre-coffee brain hears "I am a latte," thinks he's making a bi-racial reference #BilingualProblems #Brooklyn
— Tish Valles (@TishValles) January 12, 2013
This has happened before - to me, to my friends. Growing up in a country that was conquered by Spain, then liberated by America, Filipinos are most likely bilingual and certainly multi-racial. If you come from a part of the country that speaks a dialect like I do, then BAM you're trilingual.
Every single time something like this happens, I am amused. So I thought to share these snippets so you can laugh with me or laugh at me. I'm a riot, I know. And no, I am not referring to the mountain in the Philippines because that would be Arayat.