Sunday, April 13, 2014

Heartbroken

Deeply missing a family member, a companion and a dearest friend.
The plan was for us to stay together for as long a time as possible.
I'm heartbroken that you left me too soon.
6 years were too short a time.
Why did you have to get sick?


During the lowest points in my life, you were the one who brought smiles on my face.
I miss coming home, and you running towards me to greet me.
I miss the company that you gave me whenever I had my midnight snack.
I miss walking you around the compound.
I miss taking you out at night in the front yard so you could do your "dirty deed" before you went to bed.
I miss that cute raspy voice whenever you bark.
I miss your big expressive eyes and wrinkly face.
I miss everything about you my dear friend.
If the heavens would accept tears as payment for them to return you back to me alive and well, I know that the tears I had shed and are continuing to shed are more than enough.
I'm sorry that life is unfair. 
Bakit hindi na lang ang mga masasamang tao ang bigyan ng sakit?
I'm sorry that I couldn't save you.
I love you Enzo.
You are forever in my heart.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Renovation

It's been 10 years since I moved into my house.
I decided that it's time to have my home renovated and address the areas that need to be fixed.
My major concern is my roof deck. The flooring on my roof deck used to be plain concrete that was smoothened and made to look like tiles.
Problem is, my former contractor did a botched up job and in a span of a few years, the concrete "tiles" developed cracks. I've made the decision of using real ceramic floor tiles this time.
I also had a new skylight installed because the old one already had cracks and leaks because again, the former contractor did a poor job of installing it.



The house will be repainted as well. That isn't the final color in the photos. It's merely the first layer of coating. The gutter also needs to be polished.
So many things to do.
Iisa lang ang bahay ko. Dapat lang na ayusin, iimprove at gamutin kung ano mang sakit meron ito.
I'm hoping that it will all be finished before the end of the month. Fingers crossed.
No grand vacation getaway for me this summer, I can't afford it at the moment.

Friday, February 07, 2014

Friday Flashback

LOL! Found this image when I was organizing and deleting files in my laptop.
I think this photo was taken during the 1990s with a camera that still used AA batteries to power it and a roll of film to save images in....and afterwards you have to go to a photo processing store and pay someone to "develop" hard copies of the images stored in your film. So much trouble back then just to get your photos huh?


I was probably 20ish in the pic.
I'll be 39 this year.
Yeah! Yeah! I looked blah! in the photo. LOL!
But what am I gonna do? It is what it is.
Ganoon talaga po itsura ko noon eh. Wala na tayong magagawa ;-)
The 1990s. Time flew by so fast.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!



Friday, December 13, 2013

Minor Problem

What will you do if a minor flirted and continuously nagged you into meeting him?
How do you turn down his advances without hurting his frail feelings?


The twink contacted me through a mobile "social" app.
Here's a translation.

Toyo : But you're a minor.
Twink : Can I see your face?
Twink : Hey! Please send me a facepic :)
Twink : Nobody will know anyway.
Twink : Hey!
Twink : Let's meet already please, nobody will know anyway.

The young man is only 16 years old.
I do not show my face pic on my profile in that app site which explains why he was requesting for it. The only time I disclose an image of my face is if I'm about to set meeting. I very rarely meet though.


The twink is really adorably cute, BUT I do not want to get into trouble so he's off limits.
Wala akong balak maging Freddie Aguilar junior, o ma DSWD. Hehe! 
I told him that when he's already 18, daddy Toyo will be more than willing to pop and drill his cherry.  LOL!
I was thinking of blocking him in the app site but that would've been too harsh of me to do. I know guys his age tend to be very emotional when their feelings are denied so I instead ceased from replying.
A silent treatment will be a diplomatic way of stating that I cannot reciprocate his interest, urges, and so forth...until he becomes of legal age ;-)
 Drop me a line 2 years from now twinkie and I might reconsider
No-strings-attached of course.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sentimental Sunday...Tease

Back in the days when I was still a 130 lbs. skinhead.
I miss my size 29 waistline.
Though I'm not that much of a tease anymore, age has "mellowed" me down I guess.
This is my favorite of all of my videos in YouTube, since I am an insomniac.
I made a mistake of recording parts of the vid a week apart.
Notice how my hair in some scenes is thicker?
I was too lazy to re-shoot it.
My bathroom still has its sliding glass doors in the ummm...shower scene ;-)



Now fast-forward to 5 years later, if I remade this video, there'll probably be no side-view shots. My stomach isn't flat anymore as you can see from my photo.
A tummy comes with aging.... Yeah! That's what I keep telling/lying to myself. LOL!
I wish I could turn back time.




Dati pang ST daw ang dating ng katawan, ngayon TT  na lang po ang itsura . TT, meaning Tatay. Grabe! Hehe!
I used to workout regularly because I wanted to look good whenever I go out. Whenever I'm out clubbing, I can take off my shirt partying on the dance floor together with the other guys.
But I'm already retired from the "gay scene." 
I have to get motivated again to workout religiously, especially for health reasons.
I'm not getting any younger.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Helping Hand

By now,  the whole world is aware of the devastating typhoon that recently hit the central region of the Philippines including the provinces which were also hit by a very strong quake last month.
Super typhoon Haiyan, known as Yolanda here in my country, is one of the most powerful typhoons in recorded history causing widespread damage and loss of human lives.



I am appealing to anyone reading my blog right now for your kindness, generosity and helping hand towards my countrymen.
The Philippines isn't a rich nor highly-industrialized country and it needs all the aid it can get.


I'm encouraging people to give aid to legitimate organizations that they know of that are actively providing relief operations towards the victims of the typhoon.
"Salamat" Thank you for your kindness.

You can also send donations to the Philippine National Red Cross.




Thursday, October 17, 2013

Quake

A very powerful quake recently hit the provinces of Bohol and Cebu causing widespread damage and greatly affecting the lives of the families living there.
Bohol and Cebu are some of the most beautiful provinces here in the Philippines.
I say so because I have been to those provinces and experienced the sights, sounds, and the hospitality of their people. I was in Cebu in 2003 and I was in Bohol in 2006.


The photo above presents but some of the images posted by people over the internet.
If you are interested to help the victims of the earthquake, one of the ways to do so is by
visiting the website of the Philippine Red Cross.
You can make a donation through their website.




Baclayon Church back in 2006
It's sad that this once majestic piece of religious architecture has fallen victim to the forces of nature.


The bell tower back in the day when it was still standing tall.


One of the wonders of the natural world, the Chocolate Hills of Bohol.
These are very tall limestone hills that look like Hershey's chocolate kisses whenever the grass covering them turns brown during the summer season.
There are reports that some of the hills were also damaged by the quake.


I wish the provinces of Bohol and Cebu a speedy recovery so that tourists can
finally visit them again and experience their natural beauty and the warmth of their people.

Below is a short video clip of my vacation in Bohol.
It's one of my oldest videos in YouTube so please excuse the quality.