Note: Filipino words are translated below.
Scenario: I was eating in lola’s room when a report about Aling Dionisia’s illness was played on the tv.
Lola: Alam mo nag-swell daw ung buong katawan ni Aling Dionisia. Hinala nila…
Lola: Hindi, kulam!
 “Alam mo nag-swell daw ung buong katawan ni Aling Dionisia. Hinala nila” can be translated as, “Do you know that Aling Dionisia’s whole body swelled. They suspected it was because of…”
 “Hindi, kulam” can be translated as, “No, witchcraft.”
 Aling Dionisia is the quirky mom of the famous Filipino boxer Manny Paquiao.
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