THE NOISE NAZI

may kapitbahay kami rito sa bagong bahay na kumakatok sa amin everytime na may naririnig siyang kakaibang ingay. nung bagong lipat kami, nag complain na kumkalabog daw sa itaas. sabi ko, what do you expect, naglilipat nga kami. one time naman nung may kausap ako sa labas, sinabihan ako na huwag daw kaming maingay at hindi raw siya mapalagay. nung isang beses, nakabukas ang pinto sa likod at narinig niya si springsteen na kumakanta sa CD player, malakas daw masyado ang bass. sabi ko – hey lola, you can’t play born to run with the bass down but i’ll lower the volume just for you.

kung si seinfeld ay may soup nazi, kami naman ay may noise nazi.

welcome to condo living in southern california. dikit dikit ang mga bahay ninyo kaya malas mo na lang kung ang may-ari ng katabi mong unit ay mayroong nana sa tenga.

43 thoughts on “THE NOISE NAZI

  1. Pag ako ang kinausap niya tungkol sa ingay, itatanong ko talaga sa kanya kung meron siyang medical condition that makes her over-sensitive to noise and vibrations para maintindihan ko why I have to accommodate her more than what we are already doing. What does she want us to do… scurry past like mice? People have to do stuff… we cut each other some slack, that’s how we keep the peace as neighbors.

  2. Wala lang,meron lang talagang mga taong maarte. Unang una, alam na alam naman nyang normal lang talaga na meron maingay (pwera lang if magpaphantomime kayong lahat) kase magkakadikit ng bahay. Bat d na lang sya gumawa ng paraan para sa sarili nya?

    Naku po,baka po me galit yun sa inyo yang kapitbahay nyo at pinag-iinitan kayo. πŸ˜›

  3. I don’t know how old this lady is or what her motives are for doing what she’s doing to you. Your wife may be right in saying that your neighbor might have a medical condition making her very sensitive to the slightest bit of noise. But then if that’s truly the case with her, she ought to move to a different home or a nursing facility. I don’t mean to sound cold pero you guys have your own lives to live too. We all try to be good neighbors but we can only accomodate and/or respect their rights up to a certain point and within reason.

  4. actually exciting ito in a way, Mr. Batjay-you have an eccentric neighbor πŸ™‚ get to know her, baka naghahanap lang ng attention. When i used to live in SoCal ( southern Cali) neighbors namin lahat tired na (retired), so parang me miron kami palagi (we were the youngest in the hood), pati pagdidilig namin they question, pati broken tail lights namin gusto nila ipa repair dapat daw namin yun agad.

    Suffice it to say, I miss them now kasi we did not need no security alarm, sila na ang police namin day and night πŸ™‚ back then naiirita ako, pero looking back, they were the best neighbor kasi they watch out for everyone, and they didn’t mean no harm. Antay na lang ako sa susunod mong kwento about this neighbor na medyo cute ang dating πŸ™‚

  5. nope. it’s not exciting and it’s not eccentric. it’s fucking annoying.

    hey pao. ginagantihan ko pa rin ng mga masasarap na ngiti at humility dahil matanda na si lola. pero, malapit nang mapuno ang salop.

    hi cbaker. i agree 100% with what you’ve said. jet and i have tolerated our neighbor’s noise as well and i told jet to just do whatever we do as normal people. we’ve been very diligent as far as keeping the noise down and it could only go so far. i am almost reaching a point where i need to tell her to fuck off.

    mag phantomime. BWAHAHAHA. ok naman lahat ng mga neighbors namin save for the noise nazi. pero mabait naman siya. sana nga, kunin na siya ni… hehehe. joke lang.

  6. pag pansensyahan mo na lang muna mylab si lola. baka nga mayroon siyang medical condition. minsan iniisip ko, mayroon din siyang mental condition.

    don’t let her spoil the new home for us. tawanan na lang natin at sabunutan pag sumobra na.

    lab U.

  7. actually batjay, sa condo-type din kami nakatira ng asawa ko. maririnig mo mga kalabog ng mga tao. pero so far wala namang nagrereklamo. siguro nga kasi matanda na ang iyong neighbor. πŸ™‚

  8. it’s just her.

    jet and keep hearing noises from our neighbors as well – dogs, fans, air conditioners, conversation, laughter, fighting couples, copulating couples but we consider it all as part of our everyday lives.

    nagtitiis lang ako pero si placido penitente ay malapit nang mapikon.

  9. Ganyan talaga pag bagong lipat ka. Nagpapakilala lang si lola para malaman niyo kung sino ang “Mayor” sa lugar mo. O kaya type ka ni Lola πŸ˜‰

    Tignan mo muna kung ano ang bylaws sa Homeowners Association niyo para malaman mo kung ano ang pwede. Kung wala naman bawal ay hayaan mo siyang magngitngit. Aalis din yan.

    Tsaka attend ka ng mga meetings para makilala mo neighbors mo. Sa akin, noong bagong lipat ako sa bahay namin, painom at party ako halos linggo linggo (kasama kapitbahay). Kaya ngayon okay lang magingay ng todo.

    Ang hindi lang umubra sa neighborhood namin ay yung Harley ng kapitbahay.

  10. OO nga pare. iniisip ko nga, parang kaming nasa training ng new hire. hehehe. tinuturo sa amin ang mga do’s and don’ts. kaya lang sutil ako, pag pinipigil, lalong naggigigil.

    wala naman sa bylaws na bawal sa ginagawa namin. sabi ko nga, very dilligent kaming mag-asawa na umiwas sa pag ingay. gusto ko nga mag house party at iimbitahin ko si lola. papakainin ko ng balut.

    musta na riyan sa itaas?

  11. kami man ba sa townhouse naman at dikit din sa neighbor tapos lima pa kami. yung tatlo kong anak kung maghabulan sa hagdan e parang si tom & jerry pero wala naman nagrereklamo, impak for sale nga yung kabilang unit e…hehehe…

  12. okay, when you say lola, is she really like old, old or is it just a term? cause i thought lola’s don’t hear that well. diba pag may nana sa tenga, that will impede your hearing? or does that make your ears bionic? i know, im lame. but yeah, i used to live in someone’s garage and heard every footsteps and yelling upstairs, but i never said anything, i just left and vowed to never live in a place where i would have to share a wall or a deck with anyone. =)

  13. AMEN mylabopmayn. ipapako ko pa.

    when i say lola, i mean lola. as in – “ay, ang taray ni lola”. it could also mean lola, as in grandma. not all lolas have hearing problems. in fact, my mommy is 83 years old but she has excellent hearing (she has bad feet though because of arthritis). she is also a lola and a great lola at the same time. her apo, who is my neice because she is the daughter of my sister, has a daughter.

    okay, now when i say nana. i mean nana, as in nana: a very very sensitive boil that even the slightest touch, causes tremendous amounts of loud shouting from the owner of the nana.

    it’s good you’ve moved.

  14. Naku naka experience na ko ng ganyan bosing. Yung condo ng friend ko sa Canada, me exercise room. Minsan sinamahan ko yung 11 yr old na apo nya para “mag-exercise”. Wala namang ginagawang iba yung bata kundi mag stationary bike. Aba, biglang me sumulpot na ale at nagsabing maingay daw. E first time ko yun dun, hindi ako nakakibo! Later on sabi ni Arlene, ganun daw talaga yun. Parating nag rereklamong maingay.

    Meron pang isa. Yun namang kapitbahay nyang hudyo, nagreklamo nang magprito ko ng bacon. Ang sarap sabihan ng “e anong pakialam mo! Gusto naming kumain ng bacon e”

  15. Push comes to shove remind her that you are in compliance with the noise ordinance. Irvine I think noise-out (parang lights-out) is 10pm but some multi-family residence units like condos have their own HOA (stricter).

    Anyway sounds like you have gone above and beyond to accommodate her now it’s time to mention to her the ordinance-municipal code-language/talk.

    Baka naman nagpapa-pay attention lang iyong matanda? gusto bang imbitahin ninyo ni Jet for dinners and all?

  16. im mega getting it. Thanks! cause, you know, nana, could also mean lola. =P. j/k, j/k! uncle! uncle!

    i was just reading your earlier post about moving. i didnt realized you moved to your new home. im so glad you guys are safe from the fire. im so proud that you guys are now homeowners. congratulations on your new home!

    so wattaya gonna do? it’s your new domain and you have a friggin sensitive boil of a neighbor? you could probably annoy the crap out of her and may be she’ll move…or make friends with her….may be she’ll be more sesitive to you. best of luck, uncle.

  17. BWEHEHEHE.

    oo nga naman. nana is lola in some parts. in my world, it also means my auntie nana (juliana is her real name). she’s my favorite aunt in the whole world and i send her money every month. she’s 85 years old but still going strong.

    i’m still plotting strategy about what to do with my neighbor.

  18. my suggestions, u can harana/Pilipino kundiman her, give her some of your special adobo every Sat, or introduce her to another lolo. going to the hospital for the last 8 months, marami na kaming naencounter na may sakit sa pag-iisip, chemical imbalance, add(attention deficit disorder or just plain kulang sa pansin), schizo, so dagdagan mo pa ang drum or tanke ng pasensya since u r still plotting the best strategy, im hoping that both parties will come out as winners in this situation you are in.

  19. haha bat jay buti na lang wala ko neighbour sa dagat but sharing cabin is not fun all times…. bring her flowers kaya…

    am here in florida pala

  20. ginagawa ba nya yan sa ibang neighbor nyo o sa inyo lang? kung sa inyo lang nde problema yan. sabihan mo pagkatapos dedmahin mo. kung makulit parin lalo mong inisin. kaya mo ba gawin yan? ganyan ang ginawa ko sa neighbor ko. ayun umalis. kaya wala na akong maarteng neighbor. nde na uso ang pa nicey nicey noh. if she cant get along with neighbors in a condominium, then tell her to get her own house. kung nde nya afford manahimik sya kamo – sabay flip ng hair. ganyan lang dito sa amerika yan, kailangan mas maarte ka sa mga maarte.

  21. lintek na lola yan! hindi pa naman past 11 pm para magsungit sya ah!

    when we were also living in a condo sa montreal, nasa groundfloor kami at yung nasa itaas namin eh super obese na pamilya na may 3 kids na sobrang bigat ng mga paa at takbuhan ng takbuhan, mala-jurassic park ang dating sa min sa ibaba… but we tolerated it by just playing some music … aba, akalain mo ba naman na 2x tumawag ng 911 dahil super ingay daw kami!!!!!! pucha nabwiset talaga ko, one time nung nag ingay sila kinatok ko ng walis yung bubong namin tas nagpatugtog sila ng super lakas, tas with matching katok pa! so ako naman ang tumawag ng 911, ayun, tigok sila! may sayad talaga sila, dahil yung laundry room eh binababoy nila at minsan nga eh inactivate nila yung fire alarm ng building just for the heck of it… ayun, nag-fine sila dahil may nakakita… isang reason kaya kami bumili ng bahay sa suburbs is because of them!

    so ang masasabi ko lang eh, di kaya yang kapitbahay nyo ngayon yung dating kapitbahay namin?

  22. Naku Batjay,sarap tirisin ang ganyang kapitbahay.Ano kaya ipagluto mo si lola ng gising-gising para matauhan at saka kapag sobra anghang ng kinain eh nakakabingi:o))Eh di lutas si problem.

  23. Naku dito sa lugar ko eh may ganyan ding mga tao.Nauuwi na nga sa tigbakan eh.Buti na lang ang neighbor ko eh laging wala sa bahay at weekend lang nauwi.Kaya kahit magiba ang bed namin ni mister kapag nag…..na kami walang nakakarinig at nagrereklamo at nasigaw ng””hoy mga,hinayupay kayo!tigil nyo ng wrestling nyo!””

  24. Sabi nga nung kumpare kong si GK Chesterton. The Bible daw tells us to love our neighbours, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people hi hi hi.

    Basta, if its too loud your too old.

  25. ang selan naman ni manang…sana sa bundok nanlng siya tumira para wala siyang naririnig kundi ulinig ng cricket…hihihi

    dumaan po at nakicomment…

  26. Ewan ko kung ano ang mas nakakainis…ang matandang kapitbahay na maselan ang pandinig, o matandang kapitbahay na bingi. Let me explain: Noong bagong kasal kami ni mister, nakatira kami sa isang apartment sa Hollywood, at yung neighbor namin sa itaas ay tenant na doon mula pa nung mga 1970s. Gabi-gabi, one of two sounds will come from his apartment and resonate through our ceiling: 1) The thud of what sounds like falling canned goods, or bowling with canned goods (at hindi ito titigil hanggang malapit nang maghatinggabi); 2) Ang TV na ubod ng lakas at naiwang naka-on magdamag dahil inantok si lolo habang nanonood. Pareho kaming mahiyain ni mister kaya pinagpasensyahan na lang namin.

    After moving to our own place in 2002 we had a new set of problems. Neighbor to our right (who moved out of state a couple of months ago) couldn’t (or wouldn’t) keep their dogs from pooping on our front yard. Neighbor to our left bought the house as rental property, so we’re crossing our fingers that the next tenant wouldn’t be one of the following: meth dealer, welfare mom, white trash, illegal alien, etc.

    So all I can say is, treasure your neighbor; baka pag magaling kang pumapel, eh iwanan ka tuloy ng pagmamanahan, hehe.

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