Friday, January 30, 2009


Blogging through my friend's wireless phone here in Tagaytay. We all came from a very stressful night shift just a few hours ago, but today marks the start of our 3-day off and this is just the perfect thing for me to do. I may look a little stressed out here but I'm glad I've found some friends who are willing to 'road trip' this far to chill out and intoxicate. Taal's lake and volcano is a piece of beauty. Now it's also a perfect backdrop for a little unplanned nomo session by worn out nocturnal call center agents.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thank you so much, Brian!

It’s only lately when I found out that Simply Manila has been linked into Brian Gorrell’s blog. Of course, everyone in the blogosphere (and beyond) knows this Aussie gay guy who became the most controversial blogger in 2008 after his widespread exposure of Manila’s damaged and immature high society. What his blog started might not compensate his losses, but I salute Brian for his audacity to share what everyone should know. I’ve been victimized by opportunistic and greedy friends myself in so many ways than one, and I never learned my lesson. I think there’s one thing that we always fail to notice—nearly everyone who loves to gain your trust will most likely stab your back. If you easily trust people, just be careful. I’m glad I’m reminding myself. Thanks, Brian, for linking me up.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sagwan's Synopsis

Sagwan is story of an 18-year-old rural boy named Alfred, whose routinary life as a boatman complicates as he discovers how much more life around him has to offer. His haunting family’s dark past inhibits him from living his young life freely. Set in a charming provincial town in the Philippines, where the river and the hanging bridge are equally popular to tourists as the young boatmen, Alfred reluctantly gives in to experience what his peers seem to be enjoying much. His romantic relationship with his mute girlfriend, Cecilia (daughter of his landlord), and the self discovery of his family’s dark secret increasingly complicates his journey. Until one unexpected chance awakens his innocence, conquers his haunting dark past and makes him realize that life’s pleasure lies beyond who you are and who you’re with.

The sexiness that is Sandro Takeo

There’s one thing you should always check in Cosmopolitan magazine every month: their last page. Every month, this magazine features up and coming hunks from the fashion industry from all over the world (I guess). For the month of January 2009, their Hunk of the Month is no other than Brapan hottie Sandro Takeo. More pictures after the jump…

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Monday, January 26, 2009

The sexiness that is Allen Dizon

Who has a thing for hot papas or matured men? Well, here’s sexy Allen Dizon heating up your juices while fixing some car stuff in this hot photo. If you want to see more from Allen Dizon, you should watch the indie film Butas (Loophole), also starring Marco Morales and Gwen Garci. It’s regular run starts January 28 at cinemas around Metro Manila. Also, meet Allen, Marco and Gwen at the Robinson’s Galleria’s cinema lobby on January 31 (Saturday) at 5pm.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

See more Walang Hanggang Paalam pictures

Here are more pictures from the new indie film Walang Hanggang Paalam, featuring Jake Roxas and Rico Barrera. The movie is directed by Paolo Villaluna and Ellen Ramos, and is set to hit Robinson’s Galleria’s IndieSine from February 11 to 18. The movie will also have a premiere night on February 8, 8pm at the same mall.

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The Bonbon Series: Doug Kramer

Douglas Kramer (born 10 July 1983), or simply Doug Kramer, is a professional basketball player here in the Philippines (currently playing for Air21 Express), a Bench model and the husband of actress Cheska Garcia. In case you’re curious, Doug is 6’5” tall, and yes, the hairiest, hottest and most luscious bonbon Simply Manila featured so far. Still don’t agree? Well, just check out the following pictures and tell me the first word that comes into your head. Ready?

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The 69 Most Desirable Pinoy Hotties of 2008

The voting is over and here’s the final list of the survey that was participated by Pinoy Hotties members, Simply Manila readers and a few gay-themed bloggers. So who do you think got the most votes and who were given the highest considerations? Continue reading to check out last year’s 69 Most Desirable Pinoy Hotties…

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Next Attraction: Walang Hanggang Paalam (2009)

Here’s another indie gay movie coming your way—Walang Hanggang Paalam, starring Jacky Woo, Joem Bascon, Lovi Poe, Jake Roxas, Rico Barrera, Ricardo Cepeda and Tetchie Agbayani. Looks like they’re here to stay. The movie premieres on February 8, 8:00 PM at the Robinson’s Galleria.

Should I Visit Hilom?

My friend and I were planning to experience what it’s like to hire a masseur. He suggested a place somewhere in West Avenue, but today, I think I found just the right place to go—Hilom. Please click here to visit Hilom’s official website. But if anyone has visited Kinetic Spa somewhere in Cubao, please let us know if this is also a safe and ‘enjoyable’ place to go.

The Bonbon Series: Mike Tan

I must admit that I’ve fallen for Mike Tan when I saw his pictures from that magazine I never had. It might have something to do with that nakakatunaw stare and plain guiltless aura. I’m not sure why I haven’t heard that much of him on television. Isn’t he the winner of that show called StarStruck? I hope that this year will give us more from this sexy young bonbon. Mike Tan, according to Wikipedia, was born on 31 December 1986, in Angono, Rizal.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Next Attraction: Sagwan (2009)

First time I heard about the movie, I thought, “just another gay movie.” But I don’t have to be so pessimistic about local indie films, should I? Alright, I might not be a fanatic of serious, boring movies, but I give Sagwan the benefit of the doubt. Only because the trailer looks like it has an interesting story, and some scenes are just too naughty I could burst anytime. I hope they have a porno version of it. I promise to watch it onscreen on one condition, if I find someone who might be interested to go with me. I’ll start with friends, then online buddies.

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Now Showing: Sagwan (2009)

Indie film lovers, don’t forget to check out Sagwan (lit. Paddle), featuring the Cappuccinos (not sure why they’re called as such, but if we have to be literal, maybe they’re smoking hot and more tasty with whip cream on top) and directed by Monti Parungao. The premiere night is on the 4th of February, at the UP Film Institute. Trivia: My friend told me there’s a prequel movie starring Jobert Sucaldito, and it’s called Sagwa (lit. Ugly). *LOL*

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

This is my birthday special post!

Physically, emotionally, and spiritually, they do what they can to make the world better. They gravitate toward good feelings, good works, and good intentions. They enjoy living in the lap of luxury but never lose sight of the intangibles that make life worth living.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

On Pinoy Hotties 2008: Post your hotties here!

Pinoy Hotties, the Yahoo! Group I created prior to Simply Manila, is about to release the 2008 edition of the world’s most desirable Filipino actors, celebrities, sportsmen, models, etc. The initial list was created already, but we wanted to hear from Simply Manila readers, too, as it will be posted here like the previous editions. See: The Most Desirable Pinoy Hotties of 2006 and The 69 Most Desirable Pinoy Hotties of 2007. So it was Rafael Rosell in 2006 and Zanjoe Marudo in 2007, who do you think gets the top spot this year? Prepare your own list of last year’s most desirable hotties, no matter how long or short, and flaunt it in the ‘Post a Comment’ section of this entry. Your vote will be added to the final list which will be posted later on this month, maybe January 23.

Monday, January 12, 2009

The Bonbon Series: Hayden Kho

First, I know nothing about the controversy so I’m sorry if I can’t give you substantial details. Like you, I just knew it involves his recent break-up with the mother of all plastic surgeries in the Philippines, Dra. Vicky Belo. Not sure if it’s because of the alleged video scandal involving Kho and another male specie, or because of his alleged secret affair with Katrina Halili. Like I said, I just heard all of that. My Chinese friend insists the Katrina Halili part is true, he said it’s common in showbiz. But this could be a hoax. You can do some research and get back here to educate us. Meantime, here’s more of Hayden Kho, the plastic surgeon, ex-employee of the Belo Medical Group and previous Bodyshots 2000 contestant.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Thank you, Les Hombres!

I know it's been there for a while now, but I haven't took time yet to say thank you for linking me up to your blog. You've been added to my 'Gay Blogs' list, too. I visited your site today, and I'm almost halfway through browsing those sexy pictures. I enjoyed 'em. (That's Jerome Ortiz as featured in their blog.) Thank you, Jack and Ritzmen64!

Monday, January 5, 2009

The hottest 'men' lists of 2009

Filipinos love lists, like the rest of the world, especially me. Oh, yes, I have all kinds of crazy list—movies I’ve seen on the big screen, people included in my gift list for Christmas, grocery list, number of calls at work, cities visited, boyfriends, favorite malls, most played songs… name it. I love it when I’m able to track the things that interest me the most through these endless lists. It gives me peace of mind or makes me feel like I am somehow an organized individual. I visited several sites and blogs, too, and apparently, there are those that are just as proud as me in showing off their own list of people, events, places, memories from the previous year, among others. For instance, Migs of MGG showed gratitude to those who commented on his posts by listing down his Top Commenters, Miong showed us his list of favorite videos and men, Lyka Bergen posted a montage of the things he’ll do for this quarter, and a lot of other interesting lists from different sites. I have a lot of lists that I can share, but given the absence of men in my previous entries, let me show you the ‘king’ list of all lists that refer to sexy men who may have tickled your naughty minds in the year that was 2008.

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Saturday, January 3, 2009

The Bonbon Series: Hideo Muraoka

Hybrids are so hot right now. The fresh buffet of Brazilian-Japanese (or “Brapanese”, in case you’re out of the looks loop) models — sizzling Kobe-churasco meat on a stick — has proven to be a mix made in man-nequin heaven. When you’ve got the subdued heat of the rising sun and that carnal Brazilian charisma coursing through your genetically slick body, you’re pretty much guaranteed a prime billboard spot along Edsa — or a lineup of hoochies grabbing at your guns when you’re swinging by the club.

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