I’m taking part in Word-High’s 30 Beautiful Filipino Words. Today’s word is Timpi which means to control ones self. Want to join? Checkout the link at the bottom
It was just one piece of cake! What’s the fuss about? Little Ben was upset. He’d been banished to his room because he’d swiped a piece of cake. It wasn’t even that big a piece! Walking to his room he mimicked his mother’s scold, “Now Benjamin Harris you know better! Dinner is in 30 minutes! You couldn’t wait?” He sashayed his hips and wagged his fingers for the benefit of his dog Max. Max in turn barked happily and trotted along behind his master.
After dinner he was sent to bed. No tv, no dessert for the rest of the week, and worse yet…if he wasn’t on his best behavior for the rest of the week…no amusement park with his cousins! Little Ben began to think his Mom was on tough cookie. Then his little face perked up. Hey! He thought. Mom said no cake…but she didn’t say anything about the cookies in the cupboard! With that he snuck out of bed and dashed off to the kitchen. Suffice to say, some lessons are easier learned than others.