Filipino Text Slang

So the Philippines is literally the text–or txt–capital of the world. More people send messages through their cellphones here than anywhere.
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The P1200 (approx. $27 CAN) used, ubiquitous (Nokia has sold over 1 billion) Nokia 1100 phone I bought from a street vendor in Baguio. Here pictured during a hike overlooking the Banaue rice terraces, the only place I picked up a Globe-provider signal in the whole region–and where I got a txt spam.
One article from 2005 says there’s about one cell phone for every two people here. That year 250 million texts were sent.
I get a good chunk of those on my phone in the form of spam. Everyday. And so now a sampling of some hardcore Tagalog-Engrish-Hybrid Txt Spam Action from the past week:
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,** mOrN!nGs
(ö, ) gEt
((“)(“) SwEeTeR
wHeN..
,**
( ö, ) ü tH!nK
(“)(“) Of p!PöL wHö
mKeS üR
,** hEaRt&L!fE
( ,ö) bEaUt!füL&
(“)(“)bLeSt!ThNx
2ü&GBYü!güdAM
Sent:
10-July-2007
15:10:52
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smE
ppOL
aSk mE
h0w
nicE
&w0ndrfuL
u R,
i sEd..
“m0r dAn wt u
xPctd!”
aftr
a
few
mOmEnts
dEy
rquEstd
mE
2
dscRyb
u
i sEd;
“wg nLng..mAinluv p kAu”
Sent: 10-July-2007
17:33:30
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msrp
mgkrOn
ng
kaibgn..
my
kausp
lgi..
my
ksm
lgi..
my
krmy
s
iht..
pro
alm m
qng anong
ms msrp?
pg
ang
kaibgn..
ay
ikw..
Mrming slmt h! ü
Sent:
10-July-2007
16:31:56
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Kult
Sent:
10-July-2007
13:38:17
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Dkanba mgttxt?ok
i tnk i go a head n
cngrats my gf
kna.bye
Sent:
9-July-2007
17:03:49
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OK I just showed a local some of these text messages and then realized they may in fact all be from someone I know. Or, as my informant tells me, I could have gotten a used SIM and phone number. Or, most likely, these are semi-spams that make the rounds on the phones here when people forward them to 10 of their friends.

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