I was reading a book in the lobby this morning, when this girl sat next to me on the sofa.
Dehins ko siya kilala (at least, I think I don't know her, I have a really bad memory), pero nakangiti siya sa akin. Eh medyo sanay na ako na nginingitian ng mga taong di ko kilala, kaya ngumiti rin ako (feeling artistahin eh).
"Hello Bookie!" sabi ni girl, naka-braces at mukhang medyo newbie (by which I mean, mukha pa siyang fresh at hindi pa pagod sa trabaho niya).
"Hello!" sabi ko naman, with equal cheerfulness, and I resumed my reading (I didn't mean to be suplado or anything, pero it was a really good book, you see).
Naka-upo pa rin sa tabi ko si Braces Girl, at mukhang may gusto pa siyang sabihin.
I glanced up from my book, looked at her, and asked, "Yeeesss?"
"Um, sobrang nagustuhan ko yung top ten list mo!" sabi niya.
"Thank you! Nagustuhan ko rin siya," sagot ko.
The truth is, I've had mixed reviews about the top ten list. Well, you can't please everyone I guess. Basta ako, nagustuhan ko, hehehe.
"Sana naman, gumawa ka ng top ten girls," sabi ni Braces Girl.
Haaay. I've had several people approach me about this. A lot of them are saying I should do a top ten list of girls here in PS.
Ok, here's the thing. A lot of gay guys I know are really into beauty pageants like Ms. Universe, Miss World, at kung anu-ano pa. They know their pageant history, like who won in 1990, sinong unang Chinese ang na-crown, mga ganun baga.
I am not that kind of gay. I really don't like watching beauty contests, unless gay beauty contest.
Now that doesn't mean na I don't appreciate female beauty, I do. A lot, actually. I just don't like beauty contests.
And I feel na ang top ten list na pang-girls eh medyo parang ganun.
Hindi ba? Or am I just being too sensitive about the topic?
Besides, kaunting babae lang ang nagagandahan ako talaga sa floor.
There's Trix from Sales, who looks artistahin (and parang dose lang ang sukat ng bewang).
There's my friend Shane, who has received lots of emails from boys on the floor (even from closet gay guys, none of which she has entertained kasi mahiyain ang lola mo).
There's my previous trainee, si Anica, who looks like a supermodel, but talks like an angel (she is so malambing).
Ayun na. Wala na akong maalalang ibang maganda. Kayo ba, may masa-suggest? Do you think really think I should make a top ten list of PS girls?
I'm curious to know, really.
Mabalik tayo kay Braces Girl.
"I think it's a good idea Bookie," she said, fervently.
"May manonominate ka ba?" I asked her.
She looked taken aback by my question, "Ummm, wala eh."