A Travellerspoint blog

January 2008

Let's hear it for da boyz (na nagustuhan ko noon at ngayon)!

all seasons in one day

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1) Si Prince Chubby: Straight

- Wasn't really my type when I first saw him. But then dinilaan niya ako one day sa office. By dinilaan, I mean nagbelat siya sa akin. For some reason, na-cute-an ako bigla sa kaniya. Kaya bigla akong nagpacute tuloy sa kaniya. I would make sabay sa kaniya during his breaks and lunch. Para akong linta noon. Eh bigla ba namang umentra yung isang ka-opisina kong babae. Eh mas maganda sa akin yun. Tapos, balingkinitan pa. Eh di yun, naging sila.

- Pero over na ako kay Prince Chubby. Pag naaalala ko nga lahat ng pinagagawa ko noon para mapansin lang niya, gusto ko tuloy tumalon sa madugyot na creek sa likod ng building natin. Ngayon, kapatid na lang ang tingin ko kay Chubby; kapatid na masarap kurutin at lambingin paminsan-minsan pag malamig ang gabi. Joke lang, Chubby!

2) Si Marbabes: Straight

- Sobrang straight na guy na di takot makipag-close friends sa badet na tulad ko. May kaangasan ang dating ng isang to, feeling niya siguro ang laki ng katawan niya pero sing-payat naman niya si Gelli de Belen nung panahon ni Gagay, Prinsesa ng Brownout. Pero in fairness, habulin ng mga girls tong si Marbabes.

- Sinuportahan ng buong barkada ang mga company basketball games dahil kasama sa team si Marbabes. Everytime may nakakasakit sa kaniya sa laro, kaming mga girls (?) ang nag-iinarte sa bleachers, kala mo mga dyowa o nanay, "Kawawa naman si Marbabes! Sino ba yung gagong yun na sumiko sa kaniya?! Kurutin ko siya sa balls eh!"

- Sa lahat ng games na sinalihan ni Marbabes, isang beses lang siya naka-shoot. Pero siyempre, todo support kaming barkada niya, kulang na nga lang magdala kami ng banner na may nakalagay na "ULTIMATE FANTASTIC SOLID GOLD FANS OF MARBABES!!!" sa mga games niya eh.

3) Si Bunny: Straight

- Isa siya sa mga managers namin sa floor. Kinasal siya last year, I think. Yung asawa niyang si Jam? Ang ganda! Ang bait! Lahat na nasa kaniya! Kulang na lang pakpak!

- nung naging engaged na si Bunny at si Jam, nilapitan ako ni Jam sa office. Sabi niya, "Buquir, I need to talk to you in private."

Kinabahan naman ako bigla, "Bakit po, Ate?"

She was silent at first, and then she showed me a finger. Akala ko nung una nag-didirty finger lang siya sa akin, yun pala ring finger niya yun, tapos may higanteng diamante sa daliri niya. Napasigaw naman ako sa tuwa.

"Sheeeet! Engaged ka na bakla ka!" ang sobrang straight kong reaksiyon.

"Oo, ok lang ba sa iyo?" Jam asked me, looking worried.

Natawa naman ako dun. Concerned pala siya kasi alam niya na patay na patay ako sa dyowa niya.

"Ano ka ba! I'm so happy for you!" Ang sagot ko naman, habang mentally, iniisip ko na kung paano ako gagawa ng eksena sa kasal nila para matigil ang lahat. Inisip ko na during the wedding, bigla na lang akong maglalabas ng armalite from my Gucci purse at pagbabarilin ko ang lahat ng mga bridesmaid.

- In the end, hindi ako imbitado sa kasal.

4) Si Sunshine: Bading

- Barkada ko na di ko akalaing magugustuhan ko noon. Kasi naman depressed ako noon. Tapos siya lagi kong kasama. Di ko naman talaga siya type noon eh. Eh kasi naman mas badet pa sa akin ang Sunshine. At napakabenta sa mga kalalakihan! Dyosko! Pag kasama ko sa mall to, nagiging invisible na ako.

- Ngayon, over na aketch kay Sunshine. Close na nga kami eh. May dyowa na rin siya na ka-close ko na rin. Ang sweet nila. Parang condensed milk na hinaluan ng tinunaw na asukal na may halong ecstacy. Alam niyo kung anong weird? Anak na raw nila ako. Pamilyang Badet 2008, the family that sucks together, stays together.

5) Si Pumpkin: Bading

- Haaaay. Ang pinakaminahal ko sa lahat. Medyo feelers tong si Pumpkin eh. Feeling artistahin, which is true naman, dahil kamukha niya si Joseph Bitangcol, ang artistang pinakasosyal ang last name.

- Maigsi ang dila ni Pumpkin. May lisp siya. Ang pagsasabi niya ng tsinelas ay "sheenyelasss."

- Maporma rin to. Mga ilang oras nakatapat sa salamin bago lumabas ng bahay para bumili lang ng isang kilong bigas sa may sari-sari store sa tapat lang.

- Nung una, ang sabi ni Pumpkin sa akin, straight siya. So, kahit na anong pilit sa akin ng mga tao sa office na bading siya, di talaga ako maniwala. Andaming eyewitness reports na nakita siya sa Malate at sa Government. Pero di pa rin ako naniwala.

- Saka lang ako naniwala nung sinabi sa akin nung dati kong bestfriend na badet na dyowa na pala niya si Pumpkin at may nangyari na sa kanila. Faaaaksheeeet.

Posted by callboi 10:59 Archived in Philippines Tagged gay_travel Comments (4)

Nakanamputsa...

all seasons in one day

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Masaya na ako, eh! Ok na ang lahat sana!

Alam niyo yun? Tahimik na buhay ko eh. Kahit papaano, ok na trabaho ko. Ok na kami ng mga friends ko na ka-EOF ko dati.

Wala nang bumabagabag (naks!) sa aking bayarang puso, kasi wala na akong kinababaliwan ngayong tao.

And then... somebody casually mentioned to me na Pumpkin is back in town.

Si Pumpkin. The cause of all my madness. The former love of my life. The one. Lahat na ng maisip niyo na love cliche, siya na yun. Ang lalaking nakapagpasabi sa akin ng saying "My heart is a wound that can only be healed by the sword that inflicted it" and kung anu-ano pang charmos ng kabaduyan at kabadingan at kahibangan.

Don't get me wrong, ha? Never kaming nagkaroon ng relasyon ni Pumpkin. We were just really close friends. Wish ko lang naging kami, noh? Charing!

Anyway, about a year ago, Pumpkin moved to far far away Bacolod. I told myself then that finally, makaka-move on na ako. Sa wakas, di na ako tatakbong luhaan sa Ayala, whilst screaming his name, black mascara running down my cheeks (Evanescence's "My Immortal" playing in the background).

Pero, eto na naman siya, nasa iisang isla na naman kami. Mas malaki ang probability na magkasalubong kami ng madugyot na hayop na yun.

Anong gagawin ko pag nagkita kami??? Anong gagawin koooh (hithit-buuugaaah)???

Questions: Do I really want to see him?

Over na ba talaga ako? Or overweight lang?

If I do see him, would he want to talk to me?

If he does, what in the world would I say?

Oh my Gaaaaad.

Dear Readers, simula na ito ng PumpkinWatch 2008!!!

Posted by callboi 08:30 Archived in Philippines Tagged gay_travel Comments (3)

Sup Ko, Lab Ko...

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I was eating jelly beans the other day in the pantry with Lonely Girl.

She was quiet and moody, not her usual chikadora-baklang-babae self.

"May problema ka ba?" I asked her, "Or meron ka lang ngayon?"

She sniffed, "Pareho. May problema ako at heavy flow din ako ngayon."

I gagged, "Yuckers! Kadiri ka talaga! Siguro umaapaw na yang napkin mo."

"Gaga! Naka-diaper ako," she laughed.

"Talaga???" I was scandalized.

"Joke lang, bakla ka," she teased, "Kurutin kita sa balls mo eh."

"Subukan mo, gugupitin ko nipples mo," I teased back, "Eh ano bang problema mo maliban sa heavy flow in between your white thighs?"

She was silent for a few seconds, and then she said, "Hiwalay na kami ni Lonely Boy."

"Huwaaat? Bakeet?" I asked, although nagkukunyari lang ako na shocked ako. Lonely Girl's bestfriend had already informed me fifteen minutes ago about the breakup. Gusto ko lang magpractice ng aking theatrical talents.

"Hay basta, mahabang story," Lonely Girl said, trying her best to look strong and nonchalant, "kung hindi lang siya sup, nakuuu, sinigawan ko na siya kanina sa floor."

"Paigsiin mo ang mahabang istorya," I told her.

She looked straight at me and said, "Babalik na raw siya sa asawa niya."

I coughed. Lonely Girl smiled at me, "Alam mo naman di ba na may asawa siya?"

I nodded, "I knew, pero ang alam ko, technically, di pa sila kasal, or something. Di ako sure eh. Ang alam ko lang, may anak sila at magkasama sila sa iisang bahay."

She was quiet. She just kept munching.

"So, paano niya sinabi sa iyo?" I asked her, softly.

Surprisingly, she laughed, albeit bitterly, "Tinext sa akin ng gago."

"The nerve!" I said.

Lonely Girl nodded, "I know, pero it's just the way he is. Alam mo namang di confrontational na tao yun eh. And besides, ever since our so-called relationship started, alam ko nang di siya magtatagal. It wasn't forever."

I was quiet.

She went on, "Unang-una, may pamilya na siya. Pangalawa, agent ako, sup siya. Pangatlo, maganda ako, common lang ang face niya..."

"Ang taraaaay! May bitterness!" I laughed.

"Eh ganun talaga eh..." Lonely Girl quipped.

"So, anong theme song ng buhay mo ngayon?" I asked her.

"Hano pa nga ba eh di Hiram!" she giggled.

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Posted by callboi 07:06 Archived in Philippines Tagged gay_travel Comments (1)

Five Freakin' Years...

all seasons in one day

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Today is my fifth year with PeopleSupport.

I can't remember how many we were when we first started out, pero ngayon, lima na lang kami. At balita ko pa, ewan ko kung totoo, mababawasan pa raw kami.

Kunsabagay, patay na ang orihinal na Yellow Four.

Anyway, if someone had told me back then that I would have lasted more than five years in this blasted company, I would have laughed outright in their face.

New Hire training pa lang, gusto ko ng mag-resign noon. Di ko kasi ma-imagine na tatagal ako sa pagtatake ng calls.

Pero, yun na nga, napamahal na ako sa mga ka-batchmates ko, sa mga naging friends ko sa floor, ganun eh.

Aminin nating lahat, araw-araw man nating sabihing gusto nating magresign, mahirap na kasi may mga tao tayong ayaw iwanan.

Ika nga ni Snoopy:

"Why do people have to leave? Someone always leaves. I wish I could just get all the people I loved to stay in one place."

Eto ang isa pang tanong: Tatagal pa ba ako ng isang taon?

Posted by callboi 05:57 Archived in Philippines Tagged gay_travel Comments (4)

Three's a Crowd...

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Dear Callboi,

Hello.

You can call me Adam. I'm a call center agent in Convergys.

A friend of mine who knows a friend of yours forwarded me your blog. You're a funny guy, and in more ways than one, I kinda have this feeling that we think alike. Please don't think I'm too assuming when I say this.

Have you ever had the urge to tell a complete stranger secrets about yourself? This letter is my way of doing that, I guess. You see, I have this thing that I never talked about with anyone else. It was too painful for me to even think about it.

But, like every good shrink will tell you, catharsis is good for the soul. And mental health, for that matter.

Let me tell you my story.

I started working for Convergys about five years ago. That's where I met Eve and Sam, my batchmates. The three of us became a tight-knit barkada, thick as thieves. From day one, we immediately hit it off. It really was quite amazing how easily and quickly we became close to each other.

By the end of training, we were swearing to each other that we would be friends through thick and thin. We were as cliche as can be.

Being 6'2, I naturally became their guardian. Eve is artistic, beautiful, and delicate. The typical prom queen. Sam and I were very protective of her.

Meanwhile, Sam was the resident genius of our toothsome trio. People would often ask Sam for advice on lots of things, and a promotion swiftly landed in Sam's lap.

A year after we became friends, I realized that I was in love with Eve. I wasn't scared to tell her, since I knew well enough that she also had feelings for me. We became an official couple on the eve of my birthday. Eve and Sam threw me a birthday party the likes of which one would never forget. We spent it in Boracay. Every thing was magical. Everything was perfect. I was with my two best friends, and one of them was the love of my life.

Eve helped me out a lot with my emotional problems with my family back then. Ignoring her protests, I helped her out financially with her family. I even paid for her younger brother's education from third to fourth year high school.

Early last year, I noticed that Sam seemed to be distant and aloof with me. I asked Sam if there was a problem and the answer was no. Sam claimed that work was just taking its toll.

I started noticing that people were whispering behind my back. I couldn't help but feel that something was wrong; especially since this time, Eve also became distant with me.

On our anniversary, I surprised Eve and packed a picnic basket full of her favorite dishes. I went to her apartment and used the spare key she gave me.

I opened her bedroom door and saw two girls on the bed. Naked. And kissing. It was Eve. And Sam. Sam... Samantha.

I couldn't talk. They couldn't say anything either.

I closed the door and walked out of the apartment.

I could hear Sam calling to me, "Adam! Adam, pare... sandali."

I ignored her. I walked out. Threw the picnic basket away.

I went straight to the office and submitted my immediate resignation.

My supervisor suspected the reason for my resignation. She informed me that she knew all about it. Apparently, everyone in my account did. And it's been going on for a year already.

Nobody could tell me because they knew how much I loved Eve.

That night, Eve called me up on my cellphone. I picked up but didn't say anything.

She spoke first, "Adam, I'm really sorry. I can't forgive myself for what I've done to you. But I also won't be able to forgive myself if I chose you over Sam. I love her."

I still couldn't speak.

Eve spoke up again, "I love her more than you love me. Do you understand that? More than you'll ever love me."

Months passed. My supervisor never did accept my resignation. She told me I had much potential.

Eve, Sam and I still hang out. Have I forgiven them, you ask?

I don't know. I am, however, still friends with them. Their an official couple now. We don't talk about what happened. But still, we're together.

They try not to be too sweet with each other when I'm with them, and I appreciate that.

Eve said to me that she loves Sam more than I love her. I don't know if she's right, but I do know that I bear the pain I feel whenever I see them together just so I can be with her.

Callboi, I am not asking for any advice here. Just wanted to speak out, I guess.

Hope you have an interesting year. I know I will.

Sincerely yours,

Adam

Posted by callboi 13:48 Archived in Philippines Tagged gay_travel Comments (3)

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