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Now You Nose

Tomas* has become one of the popular models at the gay bar he worked for, named after a lifelike wooden carving. A typical gay bar macho dancer, he has transferred from various establishments over the past couple of years. He only had a few regular c...

What's Sulit, Mama?

Humiga na ako sa maliit na kama sa ikalawang palapag ng massage parlor. Parang walang ibang customer dahil medyo tahimik. O siguro malakas lang ang background music mula sa speaker. Hindi spa, Zen-ish relaxing music ang tugtog. Love Radio ata, at isa...

Anonymous Text Messages

Have you ever gotten a text message like this from an unknown number:Niloloko ka lang niyang si Roman (or any other name for your macho dancer).Your first reaction: Intriguing, right?Then lots of questions will start to fill your head. From...

Mga Saloobin ng Baguhan sa Night-men

Isang Sabado ng gabi, nagpunta ako sa isang gay bar sa Aurora, na itatago ko sa pangalang Night-men*. Kilala itong bar dahil sa dami ng lantarang notes na pinapakita rito sa loob, at lalo na ng malayang paghawak ng customer sa mga notes ng lalaki. Pa...

Early Morning, Sundays

5:00 AM. Gay bar house lights open. DJ plays the closing song. The half-naked dancers start to dress up in their casual clothes, usually the same clothes they wore going to the bar. Inside the bar, the gay bar addict asks for the bill and p...

Pamahiin Ng Mga Bangkay

Tinanong ko kay "Rocco"* sa text kung papasok siya sa bar noong isang gabi. Isa siyang macho dancer na katrabaho ni "Russell" sa "Answer for The Emotionally Needy" gay bar. Nakita ko siyang sumayaw noong isa sa mga punta ko, at dahil napansin ni Russ...

Pamahiin ng mga Bangkay

Tinanong ko kay "Rocco"* sa text kung papasok siya sa bar noong isang gabi. Isa siyang macho dancer na katrabaho ni "Russell" sa "Answer for The Emotionally Needy" gay bar. Nakita ko siyang sumayaw noong isa sa mga punta ko, at dahil napansin ni Russ...

Alias, "Boy..."

You'll hear it in the streets of Manila, among kanto boys drinking their beer bottles. In high schools, among barkada of boys teasing one another. In men's locker rooms, amidst sniggering of name-callers. In shady drug lord dens, among whispering pol...

Oh My, Enrollment Time!

The first week of June signals the end of the summer season for the Philippines. The sunny days are over, replaced by the cloudy weather that casts a state of gloom across the country.While this quite-depressing atmosphere is felt by everyone, I thin...

Time In, Arriving Late

After arriving in Manila last night from a business trip, I wanted to grab some dinner before going home. My two friends, Mary and Ringo*, were already in their respective homes as it was already past 9 PM on a work night. So I had another option --...

Love and Other's Drugs

Guess who left the macho dancing gay bar "Home Base"* last March and has now returned two months after? It's that money-hungry dancer Derek* whom I passionately wrote about a few months back (read the first, second and third entries on him). He...

What's With The Chicken Lauriat?

It never fails. That specific dish.When I meet up with a macho dancer outside of a gay bar, I usually invite him for a meal, like for dinner before he goes to work. For dinner with these less-than-privileged men, I am expecting to foot the bill for t...

Our Double Lives: Part 2

(continued from Part 1)It is the same world that allows a macho dancer to be known only for his face, his body, his skill, and not the details of his true identity -- the hometown where he grew up in, the graduation of his younger sister, the place w...

Sources of a Macho Dancer's Name

Just a fictional book, of courseThere's a little game to find out your screen name when you become a porn star, aka porn star name. It says to use your first name's pet and the name of the first street you lived on. Another variation is...

Silly Little Favors

"Pare, Txt mo ako 'punta ka dito'. (Dude, Send me a text message 'come here')," texted by Japoy*, a macho dancer in one of Manila's gay bars."Ha? Nandito ako sa bar niyo, may kaupo ako. (Huh? I am here in your bar, with someone sitting beside me...

Weak Nights

Last night, my friend Mary was inviting me to come with her to “Home Base”, the gay bar. She intended to go to the bar, and was hoping that I’d join her.  The bar would’ve  gladly been graced by my presence, but I, the GB Goer, had...

Bikini Blues

Panahon na ng summer o tag-init sa Pilipinas. At siyempre, sa industriya ng gay bar, sa panahong ito naglilipana ang samu't saring bikini open na ginaganap sa mga "big night" event ng bar. Sa isip-isip ng mga may-ari ng gay bar, &...

Macho-Go-Round in Manila

A year after going around the macho dancer gay bars of Manila, my friend Ringo and I couldn’t decide where to spend our night last Saturday. There was no question that we’d go to a gay bar; the question then was which. We drove through Manila’s...

Dematisse

This past Saturday night, inside 19 East Bar along South Super Highway, I asked “Stewart” who was drinking beer beside me, where he usually went for gimmicks with friends. This was the first time the both of us went out, outside the confines of t...

The Scent of a (Macho) Man

Studies have shown that there's a link between memory and scent. A certain smell can remind us of a particular memory or specific feeling. That's true also when you go to gay bars.This past week, I visited Kingdom Come alone, and got "Russe...


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