I posted this photo of Turkish ketchup and mayonnaise in IG sometime in May and received funny comments about it. The brand name is Bol bol which is kind of odd when translated in Tagalog. In Turkish, bol bol means plenty, but in Tagalog, it means (excuse me if you're reading this while having a meal).. genital hair.
While in Akçay one day, I thought about cooking spaghetti and making a sandwich for my picky eater so I requested my my mother-in-law to buy for me. When she came back from BIM, a local mini mart, I saw these big containers of her favorite brand of ketchup and mayonnaise, or respectively, ketçap and mayonez in Turkish. I know I've seen this brand two years ago on our first visit in Istanbul. I just didn't really mind it.
Anyway, I was smiling all the way through the preparation of my daughter's food, thinking of how funny it could be if Bol bol exists in PH. She noticed my facial expression and she was like, "Why are you smiling Mama?" I said, "Nothing really dear. I just find the name of ketchup and mayonnaise funny," then told her to eat her meal. I even jokingly added not to worry because they are clean and there's no way that she'll see a strand of hair in them. Haha!