Staight Up

Sunday, March 7, 2010 8:41 PM Posted by Trese
Around noon last Saturday, a new friend, a straight guy (let’s call him the magician) that I met last January, asked me to come over to his place and join his friends for a small get together. I think it was the third time that the magician invited me to one of his parties. The magician and I were not really close. I met him once during an event and did not really spend a lot of small chit-chats with him. At first I was hesitant, thinking that this might be a set up for a gang-bang-tripper party of some sort but then again, the magician is a cutie. Ahahaha! Kidding aside, the magician asked me for some help and I was so eager to teach him some tricks. He’s been calling me “Idol” since we met. What can I say, I got talent!

He told me that the dinner party will start around 5pm (yeah, that early). I arrived around 530ish… it was only the magician and I in his place. He said that his best friend and his best friend’s girlfriend will arrive around 7ish, while the chicks (oh yeah…. Chicks pare) will be there around 9pm. Everyone’s straight except me.

While waiting for the rest of the crew, I taught the magician some tricks. What tricks? A software program that I’ve been using for years already. Haha.

I was already thinking of leaving his place around 7ish. Shortly, his best friend and best friend’s girlfriend came. I saw the best friend… sando boy! I decided to stay. Hahaha.

Later on, the chicks came. Then 2 other guests joined us as well – poker boy and another girl.
It’s been years since I got myself invited in a party where 99% were straight (excluding office parties of course). And the group was really nice to hangout with. A new way to spend my Saturday night.

The party ended around 4am. Poker boy was the first to go, then the chicks. Then me, sando boy and sando boy’s girlfriend. It was really nice to meet new people, and this time, straight ones. Half drunk and half sober, I decided to go to Malate.

My phone was already dead and I was not even sure if I’ll see some friends in Malate. Luckily, after waiting for about 20minutes in the streets of Nakpil/Orosa, I saw 3 friends, overly drunk.
We sat outside O-Bar. Malate is really…. All-sorts of gay. The discreet kind but when you start talking to them, they are sopranos in the making. I saw a guy wearing a zebra print glossy vest with a blond Mohawk. I guess animal prints are back. The “nagmamaganda pero di naman maganda.” My crushie (sheeeeeeeeeet!) who was drunk already. I want to approach him and re-introduce myself but I was so shy. Nakakainis! Next time baby (naks…. Baby). And of course, in one side of the street, you’ll see the contestants for Binibining Booking 2010. Kulang na lang salamin, parang built in aquarium na… ang lalansa. LOL.

I got home around 7ish. Home alone far away from the metro. It was a great Saturday night meeting new faces, being friends with my 2 Fag Stags – magician and sando boy, seeing the zebra print vest, etc.

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A pozzie asked me, “Are you happy?”

I said yes. Why shouldn’t I be happy? Yeah maybe I have some sad moments in my life, emo days, but over-all, I am happy. Happiness is a choice.

The same pozzie told me one time that he knows another pozzie who lives his life as if everything’s normal.

Well…. Except for the virus that flows in my blood, I still live a normal life. I got passed the denial and guilt stage of being an HIV-infected individual. I accepted it already. But having HIV does not cripple my abilities, does not put me in the disability zone, the incapables, etc.

Dear pozzie friend… I can’t help you change your outlook in life. Ultimately, it’s your choice. Choose to live a life in sadness and despair or choose to live a happy and fab life.

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