Yes, I'm gay. I probably was since the day I was born. On my 21st birthday, I sort of had my debut. I came out to my parents. A little drama from mom, and some indifference from dad. An above-average coming out. Almost perfect.

Nine years later, two weeks before my 30th birthday, I found out... I'M HIV POSITIVE.

And so my story begins... I'm BACK IN THE CLOSET.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Feb & Favorite

He’s a reader who I met and became friends with. We don’t see each other much though, but we text every so often. I received a call from him a couple of weeks ago. He broke some news. And it was great news. It would be an honor. It would be flattering. It would make me proud. But I was still in disbelief. I needed to see it for myself. Or hear it for myself rather. So I did.

What the frick am I talking about? I was apparently mentioned in a Fabcast, which is a podcast of THE fabulous people, the Fabcasters. And not just any Fabcast, mind you. This was the Fifteen Favorite Blogs of the Fabcasters.

Wehhhhh?! Totoo?

Searching for the entry on the site of ManilaGayGuy, I fortunately found it. So apparently, they listed down fifteen of their favorite blogs – not necessarily the best or the top, just their personal favorites – that are gay-originated or oriented, and definitely Pinoy. Check, and check...

And indeed, I was there, first mentioned! Well, not necessarily because I was the best, or the kulelat at that. I was just lucky to come first in alphabetical order. Hehehe. I’ll take it!

Apparently, it was an AJ who nominated my blog. Not sure if this is “Baklang AJ” of the BaklaAkoMayReklamo blog, who I remember commenting on my past blog entries. Whoever this AJ is, Migs, the ManilaGayGuy reveals him to be an acronym for Ang Jojologs...

I giggle everytime I hear the part where he playfully teases, “Jologs nga!” Hehehe, everytime! EVERYTIME! He took it back anyways, saying, “Magfe-favorite ba tayo ng panget?” Even if he possibly meant it, who cares?! Ain’t nothing wrong about being jologs!

Of course, I didn’t stop the Fabcast after hearing my blog. I was curious who else was on the list. And what good company it was... Here are the other blogs on the list:

BaklangMaton

Chuvaness, apparently a writer of the Philippine Star... Wow!

CityBuoy, who has won at the Philippine Blog Awards

DiscreetManila

HotMenInThePhilippines

FickleCattle, a lawyer by profession... Ooh!

JessicaRulesTheUniverse, no less than Jessica Zafra! Whoa!

Lexuality, director and screenwriter Lex Bonife of Lalake sa Parola and Kambyo, and who I’ve met and yoga-ed with!

MandayaMoore

MisterHubs, the blogger I’ve said in the past I’d like to meet, and have!

TheBaklaReview

TheProfessionalHeckler

Tiggah'sLife, apparently an exhibitionist – interesting – from California

and TristanTales, a friend from Washington DC... but rival for the malibog at malandi throne, hehehe.

Whew! Even if I were actually just the fifteenth ranked, still an honor to be in this list!

Answering why they came up with this list, the Fabcasters say they wish to encourage more people to read these worthy blogs. Naks.

So to Migs the ManilaGayGuy, Gibbs Cadiz, McVie, CC (who I believe is supposed to be CorporateCloset), Tony, and AJ, MARAMING MARAMING SALAMAT! and THANK YOU! and WORLD PEACE!


Listen to the Fabcast here.

6 comments:

positHIVe said...

congrats! :)

PinoyPoz said...

salamas! :-)

Anonymous said...

i saw ur blog in an article discretemanilablog. i like ur blog as well it made me start my own blog. thanks and stay healthy. From ken

Michael Offutt said...

I found your blog because of the fabcast a little while ago. That's why I'm now a follower but I thought you knew that :) Your blog is great!

PinoyPoz said...

Thanks Ken and Michael! :-) Much much appreciated!

Anonymous said...

likewise! i learned about your blog because of the MGG site. And now i'm a follower of ur blog.. I've actually read ur blog starting the first article you wrote when you found out about your situation.. iniisa isa ko until i reach your latest post. talk about telenovela style, i didn't want to preempt so i have to read ur blog articles chronologically.

I've met Migs a couple of times and he is hell of a nice guy.. u should coordinate with them and im sure he can help you with your advocacies. Am surprised you dont know him since E, a friend of yours as I read ur blog, co-launched a book with them last year.

Anyway, great blog and hopefully i get to know you more, personally if possible. haha. cheers!
-miko