I was on my way to lunch, took the stairs going down to buy some grub. As I was walking down, two men, who were probably messengers delivering parcels to various offices in the building, were animatedly talking:
Manong 1: "Anong building nga ito? Legaspi Shoots?"
Manong 2: "Oo pare, Legaspi Shoots"
Me, thinking to myself.. "Legaspi Suites... SUITES!!!!"
I get the same problem when I speak on the phone and tell the address of the company that I am working for:
Me: "We are located at Legaspi Suites"
Person on the other line: "Lagaspi Street?"
After repeating the same conversation several times, I just spell it out of exasperation.
Person on the other line: "Ah, Legaspi Shoots"
Ok, I give up :-)