Hope you'd still follow me on my other home.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Hope you'd still follow me on my other home.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
THE NEW GIRL
This is one of my favorite new sitcoms for this season. Zooey Deschanel killed her role as Jess in The New Girl. She plays a sort of geeky girl who got dumped by her boyfriend and was forced to move in with three hunks. The last part of the description sold me. The show's a bit traditional sitcom-y, meaning it has been done before. It's like reverse-Big Bang Theory, only the hot girl is the geek with three hot guys. Anyway, three hot guys sold me. So there you go.
This show's got an interesting concept. Future earth is dying, for humans to survive, man must journey and live in the past. And by past, we mean hundreds of millions of years in the past. When dinosaurs roamed the earth. Steven Spielberg's name was linked to this project so that immediately drew my attention. But after boring me with his other show (Falling Skies), I'm not too excited about this show. The first episode is intriguing. It's got that Lost feel to it. Hopefully, the action will pick up in the next few episodes, so we'll see.
TWO AND A HALF MEN
Haven't followed this show since I don't know after Season 3 or 4. I know Charlie Sheen got fired and was replaced by Ashton. He was not the hook for me, unfortunately. I downloaded this show just to check on how this will be different. Two episodes in, and I still find the show funny. Ashton is not Charlie, so that's good. He still brings in the sexy though, so that'll pique girl's and men's interest a bit. But I don't think I'll be seeing this the entire season. Eventually, once all the other shows I'm looking forward to watching begins, I'll probably forget about this.
THE BIG BANG THEORY
So, Penny slept with Raj. Last Season wasn't as great as the previous ones, but last summer's finale immediately pulled me back in. The whole Raj and Penny thing was definitely a surprise, so I thought I must watch this show again. I was actually more surprised that they wrapped up that story quite quickly. Would have wanted more of those two interacting with each other. But the first episode of the season got me excited for the next episodes. So this one's still on my download list.
THE GOOD WIFE
I don't really want to write a review for this one yet. I've only seen just one episode of Season 3. But damn! I can't wait to see this every week. Alicia's changed alot. She's hot now. She's so hot I'm now considering being a lesbian. I'm itching to see Cuddy make an appearance. I'm looking forward to seeing more of her and Will Gardner doing more sex scenes. Actually, I'd be fine if Will has a sex scene by himself. But more importantly, I want to see how her husband will react when he finds out that Alicia isn't a good wife anymore.
PERSON OF INTEREST
This show has a great concept. After 9-11, America has created a machine that can track people who could possibly commit heinous acts of terrorism. It's like Minority Report-Lite, but only better. It stars Jesus Christ (the guy from The Passion of Christ) I forgot his name. So anyway the concept, there's a machine that can predict possible acts of terrorism, but it also gets information to predict small time crime. Unfortunately, that machine discards that information. Good thing one man has access to that information and uses Jesus Christ to stop those murders from happening. It also has that Lost vibe to it. But I'm really enjoying this show.
GEARS OF WAR 3
The first of this trilogy, was the first game I played and finished when I got my XBox 360. I followed this series, even if I hadn't completed the second game. Anyway, the reason is I loved it. I loved the gameplay. I loved the bromance. I loved the emoness of this hyper-masculine game. That's why even if I don't have budget, and the Kid told me not to buy it, I still got a copy of it. It's worth it. It's a great game. More emo than I can remember, and I'm excited to finish it hopefully this weekend.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
I had an inkling that my parents had clues about who I really am. I think all parents do. These are things that just never get said. Things that are better left unsaid.
As a kid, I know they must have seen something in me. I remember my cousins would joke around that among our clan, the third generation of our family there were only about three and a half of us who'll spread our last name. The men in my family died young. I was the half.
My grandmother caught me fornicating with another guy in my room. I know she's always known. She'd tell my uncles what she thought of me when I was young. I'm sure that deed she saw would have already reached my mother's ears.
Then there's the fact that I'm almost thirty, and not once have I brought a woman home to meet them.
The Kid always sleeps over at home. And when he's there, we just lock ourselves up inside my room. I'm sure my cousin and our household help have at least once heard me and the kid say sweet nothings to each other.
The question though is this, should I confirm to them what they already know?
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
News, politics, current events, I always thought that these are things that only adults would give a damn about. I was, no I am a pop culture guy. I care about the latest video games, the most popular comic books, the best movies.
I don't know what happened, but things changed.
A few hours ago, I found myself composing a reply to a fellow blogger who aired his opinion regarding the issue between the President and the victims of last year's hostage crisis. And then, I saw my last post, and it was about my reaction to the facebook message pitting the Philippine Azkals against the Philippine Dragonboat Team.
A couple of years ago, I wouldn't even read those kinds of articles. I'd rather waste my time finding out what to look forward to in upcoming episodes of Grey's Anatomy. I'd only listen or watch the news to find out which actor switches to which network.
I still do.
But I also am getting interested in real news. I want to know the truth behind the former first gentleman's helicopters. I need to find out when the doctors will botch Congresswoman Gloria Arroyo's operation and kill her. Heck, I'm even having an opinion regarding divorce and the RH Bill. I'm even buying newspaper every other day.
Clearly, this is a sign of aging.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
PH Azkals: 0 Golds, 0 trophies, 5 TV ads, 20% Pinoy
PH Dragonboat Team: 5 Golds, 0 commercials, 90% Pinoy
PH Azkals: With Sponsors
PH Dragonboat Team: Inutang at KKB Pamasahe.
PH Azkals: Complete Outfit
PH Dragonboat Team: Nanghiram pa ng sagwan sa Kalaban
Sasagwan ka ba sa KARANGALAN o Sisipa sa PAPOGIAN?
Spread the Word!!!
This was one of the facebook stats that I read on my way to work today.
Honestly, I find that statement off and foul.
I was supposed to comment on that status as it is asking to have people repost this, but the internet connection on my blackberry was off so my message did not push through. So I thought I'd just write my litany about this in my blog.
I am no sports fan. So news about the Philippine Azkals and our Philippine Dragonboat Team is not such a big deal for me. From what I gather from news clips I see before I sleep or before I go to work, that all our athletes don't get the support that they deserve from our government. That much I clearly understand.
The status above is actually a good move. I agree, that the Philippine Dragonboat Team did not get the support they deserve. Heck, if they did not break records and win gold we'd still not hear about this team. So it's just right that these athletes, these players enjoy the attention they're getting right now. And this is the right time to show the government, the people that they NEED support financially from our government.
But what's off for me is that they are compared with other athletes, specifically the Azkals. I am no fan of the team (of any sports really). While I do find alot of their players attractive and sexy and yummy, it does not affect my opinion-making.
Whoever started the above statement, clearly have no understanding of sports. I took soccer in PE when I was in college and let me tell you, soccer/football is not an easy sport. The fact that those players got to where they got, even if they lost, is a big thing for the country. They were underdogs. Yes, they did not win alot of games. Yes they did not get to the World Cup. But that does not discount the fact that they worked their asses off to get to where they got. So I think they still deserve respect.
Don't get me wrong, I am PROUD of our Philippine Dragonboat Team. And I agree that they really need to get more support not just from our government but from people who can. But I don't agree that these people need to be compared with other athletes. This is probably the reason this country's not progressing.
Let's just be happy that these rowers, and football players, and boxers, regardless of the crap they're getting from us, still want to carry our country's name.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
August '09 - Started this second blog anonymously. Followed and got followed by other pink bloggers.
September '09 - Became fully engrossed in this home. Posted more regularly and got more regular readers and commenters.
October '09 - Not anonymous anymore. Met a blogger and after a day became his beau.
November '09 - Not a month after, they broke up.
December '09 - Because of the mess that was his lovelife, attempted to say goodbye. Took him a week to come back.
January '10 - Started flirting with other bloggers. Other bloggers started flirting back.
February '10 - Met 5 bloggers on his birthday. Had a huge crush upon meeting Lukayo, Johnny
Cursive and Maxwell.
March '10 - On his third day of making spontaneous decisions, decided to close down this blog... again.
April '10 - Took him three weeks this time to come back to writing. Courting the Kid more aggressively this time.
May '10 - Sex blogs started to grow. I blamed Soltero (just kidding). Oh, and Engel's not single anymore (seriously this time). Finally met birthday boy Nyl and Kane.
June '10 - Nothing much happened.
July '10 - Bought a Playstation 3 console.
August '10 - Started posting about relationship. Wrote about sex life. Wrote about sex. Fail!!! Iurico told me he hated me one time because he thought I did something. Got promoted.
September '10 - Makmak's dilemma with his "love life" reached a climax. Became constant companion during Thursday mass in St. Jude.
October '10 - Finally opened up about on the truth about an ex.
November '10 - The Kid started writing for this blog. Readers got a taste of the nosebleed. I guess except for Red the Mod and Kaloy. 6th lunaversary with the Kid.
December '10 - Met with alot of bloggers. Formed a huge crush on one that became his friend. Crush had to end. Still in love with the Kid.
January '11 - Met one anonymous blogger who Engel had a huge crush on since 2008. Finally put a face on that smiley he used to hide his face in when he posted pictures of himself. Gorgeous gorgeous man. Promised this will be the year he'll lose weight.
February '11 - Quiet birthday with blog friends. A schoolmate got killed by a couple of kids he met in Malate. Initial findings say robbery was motive. Mourned death by eating. Got promoted again.
March '11 - No blog posts. Writer's block. Probably know readers got tired of reading every single significant event in relationship that's been chronicled. Busied himself by eating more.
April '11 - Posts became seldom for both blogs. Gave other bloggers time to shine. Not updated anymore on happenings in blog world.
May '11 - Celebrated 1st year anniversary with Kid... separately. I had to attend to a friend's wedding in Boracay, and the Kid didn't have money to follow. Oh yeah, and friendship with a blogger friend ended because he groped my Kid.
June '11 - After not being able to look at his Boracay pictures, decided to finally start losing weight. Annual Physical Exam showed, he finally reached 200 lbs. Disgusted with himself.
July '11 - Lost 20 lbs!!! Celebrated by eating.
August '11 - Have not looked in the scales yet, but is already in the 170's range. 177 the last time I looked. Celebrated two years of Engel.
Happy blog birthday to me!!!
Thursday, August 4, 2011
I'm not a philosopher in any way, so any questions regarding what you'll be reading next should be forwarded to him. Unlike me, he actually responds to comments.
Enjoy. And have a handkerchief ready, this is gonna make your nose bleed a little.
Ang konsepto ng MERON
At kung bakit may GUMAWA nito mula sa WALA
Philosophy-related ang post na to. Ie-explain ko lang ang koneksyon ng meron sa wala at kung bakit kelangang may gumawa sa ‘wala’ para ‘magkaroon’.
Medyo nosebleed, pero maganda kasi tong argument (para sa Philo junkies gaya ko) para mapatunayang may Diyos nga.
Mag-uumpisa ang argument sa konsepto ng meron. Sabi ni Avicenna (Arabian philosopher), mapapatunayan na nanggaling sa wala ang mga bagay dahil sa konsepto ng duality. Pag nakita mo ang isang pie, for example, dalawang bagay lang naman ang maiisip mo (in this context), it’s either merong pie or walang pie. Dahil naga-grasp ng utak ang konsepto ng wala (nothingness), lohikal na sabihing may GUMAWA nito from WALA (dahil hindi naga-grasp ng utak ang WALA at tanging MERON lang).
Dahil sa duality, masasabing lahat ng bagay ay kino-cause ng isa pang bagay. Kung titignan in a wider perspective, masasabing lahat ng bagay sa universe e cause ng iba pang entities. For example, yung mga stars e galing sa mga sumabog at namatay na stars. Para kay Avicenna, lahat ng bagay sa universe ay CONTINGENT BEINGS. Meaning, hindi sila magiging ganyan (being) kung hindi dahil sa iba pang bagay (other beings).
Kung susundan ang logic na to, masasabing lahat ng bagay e nanggaling sa isa pa, and so on and so forth. Pero pano naman yung pinakaumpisang bagay sa universe?
Hindi biblical ang nature ng reasoning ni Avicenna nang sinabi nyang tanging Diyos lang ang kayang gumawa ng meron mula sa wala. Bakit?
Una, hindi pwedeng manggaling sa wala ang meron. Dahil kung wala na sya, hindi na sya magkakaroon pa. Kaya naman, dapat may MAMAGITAN sa wala para magkaroon (kung tatanong mo kung pano ginawa ang bagay mula sa wala e hindi ko alam kasi hindi ako Diyos).
Pero pedeng tanungin, kung ginawa ng Diyos ang meron sa wala, sino ang gumawa sa Diyos? Dito mas pinatibay ni Avicenna ang argument nya nang sinabi NECESSARY BEING ang Diyos. Meaning, hindi na Nya kelangan pa ang iba pang entity para maging SYA. Bakit?
1. Endless cycle ang mangyayari kung sasabihin mong may gumawa pa sa Diyos. Sino gumawa sa gumawa sa Diyos? Sino gumawa sa gumawa sa gumawa sa Diyos?
2. Lohikal isiping meron na ang Diyos simula pa dahil TANGING ang MERON lang ang makakagawa ng isa pang MERON from WALA.
Sana gets nyo.
Friday, July 29, 2011
It was way back when I was still renting in Marikina. You see, I used to travel from apartment to our home on weekends. But there was this one night that I had to go home late because of some gimmick I went to with my housemates.
I didn't want to take the bus back because it was a very long ride from Cubao to Baclaran. And I had to run from LRT2 to the MRT to reach the last ride.
Fortunately, I made it. And as it was the last train for the night, the cart was practically empty. A station later, a guy came in. He's cute if you're into guys who look like strippers. He certainly dressed like one. I still remember he's wearing a black see-through sleeveless shirt.
Upon entering, we immediately made eye contact. I was not into the guy, but apparently for him it may have meant that I was. So, in the midst of an almost empty cart he decided to stand up in front of me. It was a very uncomfortable ride. Me, seated, and his growing cock starign right back at me.
Station after station people started going down, yet he still did not move. I was afraid to look at the guy because he might take it as a sign that I'm into him.
But the moment I did, I saw him immediately purse his lips. Did he signal me to give him a kiss? Did I look obvious that night? Did I look like the type who'd make out with a guy who makes out with people he meets on a train?
I am now. But four years ago, I was the virginal type. I gave him a look of disgust. But he still pursed his lips, pointing towards my crotch.
That time I got really scared so I left my seat and transferred a couple of benches away from him. After Buendia Station, he sat beside me.
He whispered, "butas brief mo. Bukas din ang zipper mo." He smiled, then got off on Magallanes.
So that's why he was pointing his lips on my crotch.
Yes, I wear holey undies. I'm an exhibitionist that way.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
This is a standard procedure with the company to allow us employees to enter the office premises. We have to be deemed fit to work.
This is a normal procedure. ECG, eye test, blood pressure, cholesterol, urine, stool, AIDS, the whole naked thing where the doctor asks you to pull down your shorts and spread open your ass. I knew I have normal stats so I was fine with it.
But that day was especially depressing for me. It was something dreadful. No, I was not molested in a previous check-up (for me, it wouldn't be traumatic, I'd probably look forward to being thoroughly checked by my doctor). Anyway, what I was afraid of, what I was truly dreadful of during the day is stepping on the scales.
It's been months since I've weighed myself.
I knew I have been careless regarding my body. I went to Boracay during the summer and only took off my shirt when I'm waste deep in water. I've been fat. But what I did not realize is that I really haven't taken care of my health in a very long time. This was when I said that my sole goal for the year was to lose weight.
My jaw dropped as soon as I saw the scale point to a dreadful number. 201.
The heaviest I've been my entire life.
I'm not a tall guy so seeing that number was painful. I'm no longer just chubby or stocky. I'm FAT bordering on obese.
I have been on a downward spiral. I can't put my socks on properly. I didn't want to look at the mirror. Half of my pants, I can't button anymore, even more with my business attire. I pull my shoulders up, and I look like the Nutty Professor. After we went to Boracay, I untagged myself in alot of my friend's photos. I didn't want to have my picture taken. My profile picture in facebook was from three years ago during my trip overseas.
I became a pig. And that was unacceptable.
Honestly, I don't really make a huge deal in terms of my weight. I thought I had a partner who accepts me for who I am and not how I look physically. The Kid would tell me to try to lose weight, but when we're out on dates the Kid usually hand me those he can't finish.
My parents don't really help that much also. Whenever I tell them I'm going on a diet, that's when they usually feed me all my favorite food. Caldereta. Pork Steak. Carbonara. Beef with Mushroom. Yang Chow Rice.
It usually takes me 2 days to end the diet stage.
Work didn't help as well. Since accepting a different role at work last year, I never really had the chance to tread the path of the fit and healthy. Twice or thrice, sometimes the whole week we'd feast on the fast food dinners. Army Navy burgers, Amber's, Chickboy, Mercatto, Banchetto, Salcedo Market, Yellow Cab, Jollibee, 2 piece Mini Stop chicken, McDonald's, KFC, homemade oily fatty viands, anything that will get your cholesterol level to dangerous levels we tried out.
I bought Kinect for XBox to have an exercise. But it took me only two months to give up on it. The console haven't really been played with after my birthday party five months ago.
A few days after, I decided to stop eating rice. Whenever I felt the need to eat, I go straight to my room and sleep it off. I started drinking alot of water. You could say I went on a crash diet. I know it's not really healthy, but I needed to start somewhere.
When I shed off my first few pounds, that's when I started eating again. Rice meals became spoonfuls a day. I said goodbye to junk food and chocolates. I started drinking fruit smoothies and eating fruits. I still drink alot of water.
For about a month, I did not order pizza (which before was done almost weekly). I lessened hanging out with my officemates during lunch break and opted against whenever they wanted to eat outside. Eating breakfast at McDonald's meant just ordering a couple of pancakes and not the longanisa meal with sausage mcmuffin.
This went on for days, until I finally am able to survive a day without putting rice in my mouth. I learned the art of discipline. I don't eat before I sleep anymore. And I usually can get by a day with only a couple of bananas in my stomach. I still indulge myself with pizza or burgers or ice cream, but only once during the weekends. My thoughts, depriving myself on the things I like will only make me want to have it more.
My efforts have been productive. People have been noticing that I've shed some pounds. Last week I was able to wear again some of the polo's that I haven't worn since last year. These days when I see myself in the mirror I don't see a look of disgust in my face anymore. Believe it or not, there are even days when I feel sexy.
Yesterday morning I went again on a scale. I have already lost 21 pounds. I smiled.
I'm far from getting to my goal. There's still a lot to do and diet alone is not going to cut it.
I am writing this so I will remember everything that I've gained. So when the day comes that I want to quit, it will remind me what I have achieved and that I should not waste it.
Preparing for work this afternoon, I tried to button my pants. For the first time in a very long time I was able to close it.
I want to remember how it felt.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Where have I been when all that happened?
I don't know most of the people that I read anymore. And those I know, I can't find them. Their blogs are either closed or in private (yes it's you Iurico!!!).
I know the relationship's got me sidetracked from my blog life. And it's fine. It's all good. It's just sometimes when I'm having my me-time, I'd like to be somewhere familiar. And lately, it seems that the blog world isn't a place I recognize anymore.
I know you're probably sick and tired of reading about Engel's blossoming lovelife. It's status quo as of writing and I think that's not going to change anytime soon. But assuming you're interested, let me update you on what's going in the other aspects of my life.
- There have been a few opportunities that have come my way recently, career-wise that I'm thinking of. I've been semi-promoted as an assistant lead for my team and am considering whether to take another step forward in my career ladder. Only hindrance is the panel business presentation required to move on. I'm no good in panel interviews. Scares the shit out of me.
- It's been awhile since I last met a new friend/acquaintance. I haven't been socializing very much these days. Financial reasons mostly. I blame promotion. Higher income means higher taxes. Unfortunately, my new pay just crossed the new tax bracket. That basically means I'm earning less than I did when I wasn't promoted yet. My money's just enough to cover my bills and dates with the Kid.
- On the plus side of the above, less money means I have less budget on food. Meaning no more unscheduled pizza delivery orders. No more budget to buy cake and ice cream when I'm craving. Long story short, I've lost weight. I'm practically fulfilling my lone goal for the year. Now if I could only find the energy, time and inspiration to go back to the gym.
Before I forget, let me just give my belated greetings to a few of my blog friends.
KANE - I hope you enjoyed your birthday last weekend. My apologies for the late greeting. I know I've already said my excuse, but that's not enough after everything you've done the past year for me. Sincerely, thank you for being a good friend.
ALTERJAHN - Belated happy birthday to you as well. I will never forget what you gave me the day we met. I may not know what that food is called, but it was the thought that I'll always remember.
GEEK - Belated happy birthday to you as well. I appreciate the regular visit even if it's done very rarely these days.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
The magic. The prince to sweep us off our feet.
We envy those whose love stories seemed like they were meant for classic literature. And we look for ones ourselves.
And sometimes that's what's wrong with us.
We expect our love story to be this epic fairy tale. About impossible odds that love will conquer. That anything less than grand is unacceptable. Sometimes we let go of good people just because our story was simple. Not worth telling.
But love stories aren't always grand.
They won't always be perfect.
And oftentimes, they are not true.
The only time it will feel real, that it will feel epic, that it will be perfect, it's when you know that you're with the one. You could meet that person on a chatroom, in one of your commutes, a friend of a friend, and it would not matter how your love story goes. What's important is you have a love story.
And that it is true.
That is a fairy tale.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
But while browsing some of the online journals that he started to follow recently, it occured to him that he's already 29. A few months more and he'll be turning the big three oh!!
He doesn't really much care about the number. Truth is, it's been said that he'd been looking forward to hitting thirty. He does not get why this is a big issue with other people. From his experience it's just another day. Another number.
Engel does get some of the concerns though. There are people who plan things and get nervous because they still are far from reaching their goals. There are those who expect to have a family before they turn that age and are now scared it may not happen. And of course, there are also alot of people who wants to be successful before they turn thirty. Engel was once one of those.
A few moments ago, he actually wanted to write a plan on things he wants to do, things he needs to accomplish in the next eight months before he turns thirty.
But then he realized why he stopped doing those. Life gets in the way of people's plans.
Engel is happy now.
Why complicate things.
They say, people should think of the long term. It's valid. People should prepare for the future. One never knows what will happen.
Honestly, the only thing Engel's been preparing for is his death. He does not want to inconvenience those he will leave behind with the burden of his death. But other than that, he's fine.
Right now, he only thinks of the present. And why not, he's having fun. He's not alone. He is happy.
Are there things he wish he has but hadn't got? Yes.
But there's still time.
They say that no one really knows when your time's up.
But for Engel, he'd rather die happy than worried.
This is how Engel views life at age 29. Although there is a certainty that things will change.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Sometimes it's frustrating (if this seems familiar, I already wrote this somewhere else and in Filipino).
Tita: Engel, when are you going to get married?
Engel: It might take awhile.
Tita: Aren't you afraid you might get left behind. You're not getting any younger.
Engel: I'm fine. I'm a guy. I'm not worried about having kids.
Engel: And besides, I'm happy where I am right now.
Tita: That's not a good idea. If you get kids when you're older, who do you think will take care of them? When you hit 60 do you think you could still take care of a teenager?
Tita: I'm just worried you won't be able to take care of your children.
Engel: How about you tita, when are you going to get married?
Tita: is offline
Another Tita: Technology's great, yeah.
Tita: You get to talk to family hundreds of miles away.
Tita: You see their pictures.
Tita: I especially like facebook.
(me thinking to myself uh-oh)
Tita: You get updated with old friends
Engel: Yup. Yup.
Tita: So I see on your profile you're in a relationship
Tita: Aren't you going to tell me about your girlfriend?
Engel: is offline.
Maybe it'll be easier if I just out myself.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I said yes.
It hurts when your lover does it. But it hurts more when a friend does.
Last week, when I went to Boracay, I entrusted the Kid to another couple (let's call them blogger and bf). The firts gay couple that we've befriended. The Kid likes them both as the bf is of the same age range as he is.
We've been friends for awhile now. I think we've met twice before last week, me and the blogger more prior. We've grown accustom to each other as we often chat with each other and joke around. The bf's been inviting the Kid to either the blogger's province or bf's home since we last met with them. And since I'll be away, the Kid decided he'd sleep over the bf's place.
I've been wary about them ever since, specially the blogger. I knew he had a crush on the Kid. Sometimes when we chat, he'd joke around about taking the Kid away from me. I didn't mind because he does that all the time.
Thursday, the Kid met with the couple. Everything was fine. They saw a movie and the Kid's been texting with me and calling me for most of the day and night. So I thought everything was okay.
We met last weekend to celebrate our anniversary. I just woke up and we were about to do it when he asked that question. He told me something happened Friday morning.
It was around 2am. The blogger, bf and the kid were all about to sleep. They've been talking about life, about us. Suddenly, the blogger hugged the kid. He kissed him. And then put his hand inside the Kid's shorts. The kid did so too, but he hesitated. The blogger said it isn't right.
The Kid was crying when he told me the story. He thought this was the end of our relationship.
But I didn't think it was his fault. Blogger should not have done that. What's worse was he did it in front of the bf. The bf didn't mind. He thought that somehow these things are a part of gay relationships.
The friendship ended that day. I have forgiven them, but thought it would be better to go our separate ways.
I thought it was hard to find friends. I guess it's harder to trust people now too.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
And when I did I was surprised when he told me to talk to his friend.
It was a girl.
She said hi. I said hello.
"You must be Kid's guy?" she asked.
"I guess I am," I replied.
"It's nice to hear your voice," she said then she gave the phone back to the kid.
And then our relationship took another step forward. I knew him telling someone about me would be a hard thing to do. I knew it would eventually happen, and I'm fine if it takes him long so I did not expect him to do so this time. I thought he'd wait until he finishes his masters and start work, but I guess he's ready.
And so now I'm smiling. Been doing so for a few hours already.
Can't take the stupid thing off my face.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
How time flies when you're in love.
One of the rules I've set upon myself in terms of the people I pursue is to not fall for boys much younger than I am. This weekend I broke that rule.
I met Chris last Saturday night and we had a pretty lengthy phone conversation. He's 19 years old, a student and he said that at that moment he was straight. He has a girlfriend, but he was curious about an alternative lifestyle. So he had a few questions which wasn't uncommon for me because when I was the same age those were the questions I was asking myself.
So while being an older brother to the young padwan, I accidentally got the guy to fall for me. Towards the end of the conversation, things turned to something unexpected. He got confused. I'm sure when we started talking he was pretty confident about his sexuality, but by the end not only did I have him question his sexuality, I also made him fall for me. Worse, I fell for the kid.
I have had a bad experience with a kid. I was 23, he was 18 or 19. We rushed into the relationship because we liked how our conversation over the phone. It ended a couple of weeks later with the kid telling me that I have no knowledge of the word love. That was when I said no more kids. And I was doing pretty well. Until now.
Sunday morning I received a message from Chris telling me that he wasn't fully honest with all the details he gave me the night before. He was actually supposed to set me up with his friend as a prank. He said he didn't expect to feel how he felt for me. That wouldv'e been cue for me to let the kid go. But he said he was being honest because he wants to start things right between us.
Last night we had another conversation. I got to know him better. I liked him more, but I noticed he may not really be ready for this kind of lifestyle. I think I was actually pushing him to pursue me.
Anyway I woke up today feeling guilty about what I did last night. I was taking advantage of his confusion. That's not right. In the end, if I pursue the matter, he'd probably end up hating me. If it did work out, I probably would've had him half-baked. Whatever happens I think in the end one of us would end up with a broken heart.
Maybe I was thinking that if I did pursue him, given his situation, he's going to be my responsibility and I may not be ready to have to carry that burden.This morning I said goodbye. It's probably the right thing to do. I just hate that it feels so wrong.
I did the right thing. Right?
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Bohol with the Kid to celebrate his birthday
Be more spontaneous
Lose 20 lbs
Open a bank account
Be clear of all debts (even if I don’t own a credit card)
Meet at least 5 new friends
Keep those 5 new friends
Have more sex
Give in to the Kid’s insistence on going to Malate (but just once)
Be a more supportive boyfriend
Buy less comics
Buy only quality video games
Get my trinkets from Ruddie and Kane (belated Happy Birthday Rudeboy!!!)
Sing my heart out
Work harder (aim for another promotion, perhaps)
Stop slouching around and start working out
Get my desktop fixed!!!
Look forward to turning 30
This is what’s nice about having two blogs, you get to write as many birthday posts as you want, and it’s fine.
Happy birthday to me!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
- I knew how it felt being a teen-ager again
- I received and sent love letters (more received than sent)
- I felt happy finally knowing how it feels when couples argue and fight.
- And I feel happier that all the fighting and arguing are settled
- I became someone's first time
- I learned about philosophy
- And was lectured on saving money
- We've met 'our friends' not just his or mine... but ours
- I am, have been and will always be happy.
He said we shouldn't count. But honestly I don't care. This is the longest relationship I have had. And it's nice.
He may not be with me on my birthday, but he knows, he is already the best birthday gift.
Friday, February 11, 2011
This morning I was informed by a classmate/colleague that one of our batchmate in college was murdered two weeks ago.
I personally don't know Clarence very well. We were never classmates, we did have common friends but we were never friends. We do say hi to each other. I remember he's one of the meek gay people from our course. The one who was almost always bullied or harassed by friends. But he was nice. He often greets me when we stumble upon each other.
After college I never really heard from him again. I know he works for a telecommunications company. But other than that, I have nothing.
Apparently he was murdered by two teenage boys he met in Malate. He was found naked and was robbed of his personal belongings.
The suspects already surrendered to the authorities but said that they only did it because they were just protecting the younger brother from being molested by Clarence who held him at knifepoint.
Honestly, I never saw in Clarence's personality as someone who can threaten another person at knifepoint. But even if it was true, he did not deserve to be butchered and stabbed 13 times. He was a good person.
My prayers to his family and to everyone he left behind. I hope he finds peace and justice.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Sometimes he tells me that he loves me more than I do him (that's not true by the way).
They say love makes you do crazy things. Things you've never done before. Things you thought you'll never do.
Last weekend was a step forward in our relationship.
Something we've never done in the last eight months we've been together.
He broke a promise that we agreed he'll never do.
He changed for me.
For the first time.
He let me in.
I'll never question how much he loves me.
Friday, January 28, 2011
I’m pissed off that the chicken patty in the crispy chicken sandwich at McDonald’s is only half the size of the bun. Same goes for their Sausage McMuffin. They’re charging us higher than other fast food chains but they’re serving us less.
Same goes for their Chicken Meals. Mini Stop has bigger chickens than McDonald’s. And Mini Stop charges less.
I am disappointed someone borrowed a couple of my posts on their blog and did not at least mention me as the source of their entry.
I am majorly pissed off at Globe Broadband for their really poor service. Specifically on Wimax. I’ve had their maintenance people come over our house three times this week alone to have it fixed. I shouldn’t have let them replace my modem in the first place as I didn’t have problems connecting to the internet back then. Your service sucks Globe Broadband!!!
I’m kinda mad at the IT department in our office because they turned off wifi access in the office. I’ve only been able to enjoy my Blackberry’s internet features for only a couple of days. You semi-suck IT department!!!
I’m disappointed at UA&P for giving their students too much schoolwork. My parents are away for the weekend yet I won’t be able to spend my time with the Kid because he’s busy finishing projects and make-up classes.
I’m fine now.
Friday, January 21, 2011
I’m not a techie, but these things are going to be the death of me. I have no idea how I’m gonna budget my barely minimum wage paying for all of this. And I’ve got to worry about Boracay for the summer on top of this. And I owe a couple of blog friends a little something something that I promised to give soon.
I’m spending like I’m single and rich, which I’m not, and that’s not good.
So from now on and until I get all of my debts paid, no more eating out. No more impulse purchases. No more unscheduled dates (I’m sorry hon). No pizza deliveries.
Just keep my expenses to a minimum. One thousand a week for the next four weeks, I think I can do that.
On the other hand, having a new Xbox is good for my 2011 goal. I’ve been sweating like a pig everyday since last week playing Dance Central. I’m not yet sure if I lost weight, but I don’t get tired easily anymore.
The first time I played it, I got exhausted dancing to Lady Gaga’s Poker Face on easy mode. Nowadays it takes me 2 playthroughs of Jay Sean’s Down, 1 of Benni Benassi’s Satisfaction, 2 of Rihanna’s Pon Du Replay and multiple tries of Calle Ocho’s I Know You Want Me before I get tired. Dancing’s a good workout. I may look ridiculous and stiff, but it’s still healthy.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Mind you, my blog back then was a straight blog, so to avoid being found out, I kept some details regarding my trysts. I don’t want to lie in my blog, so I wrote it in Filipino to avoid specifying the gender of my partners back then.
I’ve been backreading my other blog looking for something to write for this home when I stumbled upon that particular post. I thought why not tell the truth about those escapades. So I decided to translate it and share what really happened then.
Here’s the original post if you want to compare.
WHY I NORMALLY DON’T BRING PARTNERS HOME
Apart from my partner, I normally don’t bring guys to my home. I have nosy neighbours who tell my parents every detail of what they hear or say about other people. I’m the single guy in the street. I don’t want others thinking I’m not straight since most of them have been bugging me to go out with their daughters or not so hot lady friends.
Anyway, I was still in college when I brought someone home. Back then we lived in the old house. It was a bungalow. Unlike now wherein I sleep in the 2nd floor, back then my room was just beside the backyard. The guy I brought home was Jason (I mentioned him a couple of times already… he was my obsession).
He was really hot and our libidos were scorching. So we decided to lock ourselves up in my room. To cut the story short, we just popped in a porn video and started mimicking what we were watching.
In the middle of doing the dirty little deed, in the middle of delirium, my eyes chanced upon my bedroom window. And there it is the most shocking sight to behold. On the other side of my bedroom window was my grandmother.
We stared at each other for like forever. And when she finally realized she was staring at her grandson, she immediately left.
She said, “don’t mind me I’m just pulling out the laundry.”
WHY I DON’T DO SOP
If you ask me now I really don’t get the phone deed. I’ve only done it recently because me and the Kid, we don’t really see each other often. But doing the deed with strangers, I’m really baffled by it.
Back when I was still single, if someone said that they wanted to do it with me, I’d immediately cut communications with that person. It doesn’t really turn me on.
Maybe because the first time I did it, I did it with a girl. And it was hilarious. Here’s what happened.
Remember when I was really young, I was addicted to those text channels where you send your number on air hoping to find other horny teen-agers. I did meet one girl. She was game. And she sounded really hot. And I was really horny.
I was actually looking to really score that night, but the girl didn’t want to, so I settled with the phone deed. In fairness she seemed to know what she was doing. She was describing what she was doing. Taking off her clothes. Her undies. She was asking me to moan for her. And I was doing what she asked me to do.
But then she said, “shit, nangingisay ako!”
I was like huh? WTF?! Did she just say nangingisay? And I imagined her having seizure or being electrocuted or something. And I laughed hysterically. I can’t stop laughing because I was imagining her having seizure.
Yeah, she dropped the phone on me.
WHY I DON’T DO SEB
That text channel was like the source of some of my epic fails in my youth. I’ve had a few hits with the channel (with Jason and some other hot one night stands), but a lot of the people I met there were epic fails.
I think I was enjoying unemployment that time so midnights are really like afternoons for me. I was always tuned in to that channel hoping I’d find someone interesting… or really horny. I found the latter.
The guy I met was witty. He was funny and he seemed really smart. He wasn’t boring. And he sounded like he was really good looking on the phone. So we flirted for a couple of days. Then he invited me over to his apartment since he said he was alone that time. I was horny (obviously) so I thought what the heck. We need to have sex every once in awhile. And there I went.
I really had this picture of the guy in my mind from listening to his voice. He kind of sounded like that kid from the Mara Clara remake. He really sounded good. Like when God showered man with great voices he was up front and center. But he left just in time when God gave away good looks.
He was really a challenge to look at. I was like, fuck, what have I gotten myself into?! But what can I do really, I was already there. And he was already all over me, kissing my neck, grabbing my crotch. He was in heat, and unfortunately I was the sun. He pulled my shorts and started sucking. But I wouldn’t get stiff. It was the longest five minutes of my life. When I couldn’t take it anymore, I pulled it out of him and put on my clothes. I apologized and I left hurriedly.
Just as I left their gate it started raining. It was a different kind of wet that I wanted to that night.
WHY I ALWAYS BRING CONDOMS
I think it was about six years ago when I met another horny guy in the text chatroom. I’ve had so many fails already that time that I got smarter. Before meeting up with people I first look at their Friendster profile. And at that time I hit the jackpot.
The guy was not bad to look at. He had a great figure. And best of all he liked me too.
We both didn’t have a place back then so we decided to rent a room. We went to Eurotel in Las Piñas. We were already in heat even before getting there grabbing each other every chance we got. When we got in the room, we were all over each other. Kissing. Licking. Necking. Petting. Whatever, it was game on! It was my first time doing it in a motel and I wanted it to be great. But then he asked me…
“You have protection?”
“None, I’ll just pull it out when I’m almost there…” I said.
“No, I don’t do it without protection.”
Fuck. I didn’t have one. Well I did, but it was four years old. And I didn’t think to buy one on the way. We were horny as hell, but we didn’t want to buy one anymore. And I didn’t want to ring room service if they have one because it’s embarrassing.
We ended up just jerking each other. So anti-climactic.
We slept beside each other with a pillow in between us.
Relish this post as I don't do this normally in my blogs and probably wouldn't do this again for a long time.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
“Don’t be clingy.”
“I just want you to be malambing.”
“I wouldn’t want you to be mature if that means you’d lose the things I love about you.”
“Last night, I was so angry that I could have broken up with you.”
“You don’t know me.”
“I wouldn’t be patient for you all the time.”
“Talk to me when you don’t have tantrums anymore.”
“Do you still love me?” “I don’t know.”
“Stop saying sorry if you’re still going to do it.”
“I’m getting tired.”
“Do you want to cool off?”
That’s how the Kid and I are when we fight. But none of us wants to give up. More than anything I know we love each other. It hurts when you hear those words again in your head. I’m sure he feels the same way.
Everyone goes through this.
I’m just writing this, because it only sank in that words when said, they hurt. I want to remember how much it does so I’ll be careful in saying them.
Friday, January 7, 2011
I'm not sure what kind of impression I'm giving off with my posts but let me tell you, some of them may not be true. I'll tell you what kind of person Engel really is. Engel in real life.
Believe it or not, I am a quiet guy. I'm more of a listener than a talker. Maybe because I'm not that good of a storyteller. I could tell you the most exciting thing that happened in my life, and I won't fail to make you feel bored. I don't know. Ask me to write that story and I'll be able to make it look more alive and colorful, but I'm not that good in telling it. There are people who're born like that I guess. But. And that's a big but. Once you get to know me better or if we have something in common, that would make me talk more. I really have alot to say, I guess it just depends if I know the person will be interested in it or not.
I'll outright say it. I am a snob. Really. I'm kidding. That's the perception about me because first of all I'm quiet. And I often look serious. I do know how to smile, and I'm mighty approachable. But the thing is, deep down I'm really a shy person. I'm an introvert, and people tend to misinterpret that into being a snob. I guess I just don't like to make the first move. Maybe I'm afraid to get turned down when I try to talk to someone.
Engel would like to think he's good-looking. Confidence within could be felt outside. I know I tell stories of people who get attracted to me, which I turn down (even if I know I'll never end up with anyone as good looking as they were), they're true by the way, but I'm not that attractive. Maybe a little. Probably if I weigh less. Definitely if I decide to pamper myself more. I'm not vain and I like to keep my life uncomplicated, and if people see that as me not caring for myself. I don't really care. I'm smart.
I am and I'm proud of that. Even if sometimes that means people get to push me over. I believe in karma. What goes around comes around. And I'm turning 29. If by now I don't know how to understand and cope with people's different personalities, I'll never learn. But like I said, I'm a nice guy. I am generous to my friends or to people I'd like to become friends with. I give way to other people in lines, in almost anything (unless it's related with money). I share my things, my food, my clothes, sometimes cash (but I don't lend more than 100 bucks to people unless I trust that person).
NAUGHTY. Call him what you want, but Engel's still a man. I sometimes let my disco stick do the thinking. I'm sometimes weak. Nuff said.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Wala kasing maisip isulat yung ingliserong mapagpanggap dito. Kaya ako muna ang magrurule over sa tahanang ito. Ngayon lang naman. Papatayin ako ni Engel, pag nabawasan siya ng readers dahil sa akin.
Wag kayo mag-alala one time lang ito. Nag-eeksperimento lang siya. Hindi bagay ang isang gaya ni Gillboard sa ganitong lugar.
Iniisip ko, gusto ko mag gay speak sa blog na ito. Mga tipong chever chever. Witwittiririt. Chorva.
Kaya lang wala akong maisip. At tuwing iniisip ko, medyo nasusuka ako. Hindi bagay!!!
Alam niyo naman siguro na out na ako sa aking tahanan. Kaya medyo nahihirapan akong pag-ibahin yung dalawang blog. Minsan nag-iisip ako kung ano ang isusulat ni Engel dito. O kung may naisulat na ako, minsan naiisip ko parang mas bagay iyon na isulat sa ingles at ipost dito.
Ang hirap talaga pag dalawang blog ang kailangan na imaintain. Masakit sa ulo. Kaya siguro hinahayaan niyang minsan si Kasintahan, este si Kid pala na magsulat para sa kanya. Kaya lang madalas pag pinapareview ni Kid yung sinulat nito eh nagkakamigraine ang lolo niyo. Kailangan niya kasing namnamin ang mga nakasulat dahil kinuquiz siya nito.
Binabasa ko kanina ang mga sinusulat ni Engel noon. Ang dami nang pinagbago. Iba na nga talaga siguro dahil hindi na siya single. Mas maikli na kwento. Mas di na makulit. Wala na kasi siyang iniimpress. Wag niyong ipagkalat ito ha, dati kasi nagsusulat yon para magpapansin sa mga kras niya sa blogosperyo. Ang landi lang.
Pansin ko nga, hindi na rin siya masyadong nag-iiikot sa mga kablog niya dito. Kilala pa kaya siya ng mga dati niyang kalandian sa pink blog world? Kilala pa niya kaya yung mga nilandi niya noon? Ulyanin si Engel eh.
Napaisip ako. Kung si Gillboard kaya ang nagkukwento dito sa Engel Tells All, pareho pa rin kaya ang mga makikilala niyang kaibigan dito? Mas kumportable na kaya si Gillboard magsabi ng mga salitang chenes, cheverlyn at churvaloo?
Hula ko, kung si Gillboard ang nagsulat dito naging sex blog ito.
Monday, January 3, 2011
No goals that I know I won't be able to achieve.
Nothing new this year.
I only have one.
One that I wanted to achieve since 2008.
I don't care about my savings.
I already have a lovelife.
New friends won't be hard to find.
And I love the friends I have now.
And I'm pretty sure I'm going to get promoted this year.
So I only have one thing to achieve in 2011.
I will lose weight.