“You have to be always mentally alert. No room for absence of mind here,” he said coldly.
“Okay. I said, ‘okay.’ Gosh, you’re talking about being mentally alert but you don’t even know how ‘okay’ is being shortened to ‘kay.’” She rolled her eyes and shook her head disappointingly.
“That word has only two syllables and four letters. Kailangan mo pang paikliin?”
“Why not? If it saves even a nanosecond of my time from talking to you?”
*Taray ni teh, o!*
—Excerpt from a soon to write novel