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Translation Volume: 21 pages Completed: Aug 2006 Languages: English to Tagalog
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Editing/proofreading Volume: 9 hours Completed: Jun 2006 Languages: English to Tagalog
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Translation Volume: 1 pages Completed: Apr 2006 Languages: English to Tagalog
Sample translations submitted: 1
English to Tagalog: Fourth ProZ.com Translation Contest - Entry #1864
Source text - English When my wife told me she was pregnant, I got that stomach-churning sensation that hits you on a plunging roller coaster. I was excited, yes, but... oh my God. Parenting was for, well, parents.
So here I stand, bug-eyed and sweating buckets like some poorly-drawn cartoon character, the question marks floating in the air around my head while I try to prepare myself for the complete care and responsibility of another living being besides my cat. I'm responsible for making sure this little human doesn't grow up and turn into a complete monster. If the child turns out a social moron-- my fault. If the babe can't find Luxembourg on the map, blame me for not providing a better education. They'll need therapy, and of course that will be on my head too. So many opportunities for wrong turns!
I remember the day my father sat me down and awkwardly told me about the birds and the bees; it was perhaps the most excruciating and embarrassing half hour of both our lives. I can't do that to another human being.
Maybe I'm getting a little ahead of myself here. I can do this, I say; I'll be a great father. My child will be reared a well-rounded, educated, upstanding citizen of the world, and he or she won't hate me.
And then I imagine the baby, still safe within the confines of my wife's belly, suddenly opening an alarmed eye as the thought enters his or her mind: "What if my dad just can't hack it?
Translation - Tagalog Nang ibalita sa akin ng asawa ko na siya ay nagdadalang-tao, aking naramdaman ang makabaligtad-tiyang pakiramdam na tatama sa iyo kung sakay nang dumadausdos na roller coaster. Ako ay nasabik, oo, nguni't... Diyos ko. Ang pagiging magulang ay, ika nga, para sa mga magulang.
Kung kaya't heto ako, mugto ang mga mata at pinapawisan nang katakot takot gaya ng karakter sa karton na di-kahusayang naiguhit, ang mga katanungang lumulutang sa hangin ay umiikot sa aking isipan habang inihahanda ang aking sarili sa husto at buong pag-aalaga at pananagutan ng isa pang buhay na nilalang maliban sa aking pusa. Pananagutan kong tiyakin na ang batang ito ay hindi lalaking isang ganap na halimaw. Kung ang bata ay maging isang panlipunang hangal - aking kasalanan. Kung hindi mahanap ng sanggol ang Luxembourg sa mapa, sisihin ako sa hindi paglalaan ng higit na mainam na edukasyon. Kakailanganin nila ang therapy, at samakatwid yoon ay nasa isipan ko rin. Napakaraming pagkakataon para sa mga maling pagliko!
Aking naaalala ang araw nang ako ay inupo ng aking ama at alanganing napaliwanagan nang tungkol sa mga ibon at mga bubuyog; iyon maaari ang pinakamatinding pagdurusa at kahiya-hiyang kalahating oras ng bawa't buhay naming dalawa. Hindi ko magagawa iyon sa isa pang nilalang.
Maaaring pinangungunahan ko rin ang aking sarili dito. Kaya ko ito, aking sasabihin: ako ay magiging kahanga-hangang ama. Ang aking anak ay lalaking balanse, edukado, pagpipitagang mamamayan ng mundo, at ako ay hindi niya kamumuhian.
At aking isinasalarawan ang sanggol, ligtas sa loob ng sinapupunan ng aking asawa, biglang magmumulat ng balisang mata habang ang isang palaisipan ang papasok sa kanyang pag-iisip: "Paano kung di makayanan ng aking ama?
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