#redshoechronicle : un-charming experience at #DestinyCharm


Sometimes when we go through our news feeds and we found out that one establishment closes and re-opens with a new brand name… we can’t help but wonder, what makes it different this time. Mas maganda na ba ang services nila or ganun pa rin? Nag iba ba ng ambiance or pinaganda ba ang lugar? Bago na ba ang lahat pati na ang nag mamanage or same pa rin ang madadatnan mo?

I’m always OK with change as long you know what causes this change and your back for good and for the better.

This is the same reason why I tried Destiny Charm na dating Nature’s Spa. I didn’t tried their services before because of the bad reputation they left in the masseur industry but I’m willing to try it now granted that it was partly managed by Essensa based sa mga usapan ng mga bading at masahista. If I’m wrong… leave comments below so I rectify whatever I wrote.
Supposedly kasama ko dapat at isang Ka-fairy ko pero he backed-out last minute. I coordinated with Destiny through Facebook and they responded quickly with my inquiries. Im familiar with their roster granted some of them I’ve met from their previous spa that they worked for. One name that stands out is Jerome.

Betty Lafea ng friend ko so I ask if he is available on that date. Destiny said A big whooping YES so I made some reservations for my friend. Unfortunately on the day of the thrist… he backed out So I’m left with a reservation that I wanted to cancel.

I can still remember when Jerome used to work with Essensa. It’s a glimpse and acquaintances Lang naman granted he is either absent or late. I remember a friend who kept on booking him but he is huge no-show on the day of thrist. I’m not a huge fan but he left a thirst of curiosity on what makes him tick. Plus a co-fairy gave him a “riveting review” that makes it more delectable. But then again… he is not my cup of tea so I’m more than willing to let go of this booking.

But then again… the guy is on its way etc which makes it a hassle. Destiny is more than willing to cancel it but my values stand still. My mom raise me well so I pack my pink cape, my red shoes, a fist full of my fairy dust and I’m on my to Quezon City.

Punctuality 9 / 10

Nakarating ako sa Destiny ng mas maaga. I’m from The far flung area of Valenzuela so my time perspective is different from anyone else granted napakalayo na akong tahanan. I waited Siguro mga 20 minutes pero siyempre nalibang naman ako habang I got a personal tour of the spa.

Spa 9/10

Overall malinis naman. They made a few adjustments pero nandon pa rin yung mga bamboo trimmings. Sa second floor may dalawang room. Sa bawat room may tig-dalawang cubicles and each one has their own door for privacy. And the bed… Hindi siya mattress Lang na nilagay sa sahig. Elevated siya from the sahig. Good job dito ang Destiny since they opted that privacy be first priority.

Looks and hygiene 10/10

Jerome stands 5’10” or more. Kung tatantyahin mo…ang tindig nya parang pang basketball player ng mga paliga sa Barangay. He is good looking and makinis. Kahit naman ng NASA Kabilang spa pa siya… isa siya sa mga gwapong masseur kaya hindi naman katakataka na maraming nagkakandarapa sa kanya. Plus walang Amoy…. Kahit pawisan. Remember late siya and according sa kanya nagmadali pa siya ng lagay na yan. Wala na ang foul smell kaya “two thumbs up” si Jerome sa section na ito.

Attitude 8/10

Straight. That’s about it. He deals with me without the pizzaz and usual pakilig. He is polite but not the same thing I expected from a guy who claimed who got a lot of clientele.

Siguro pagod dahil nga daw nagmadali… pero still this is not what I expected. Naisip ko Tuloy… maybe walang siyang gana or di nya ako bet Kaya I felt na manliit a bit. Pero sandali… Kaya nga andito ako sa lugar na ito para ma-feel ko kahit paano na parang maganda ako sa paningin ng Mundo. I don’t think masseur realizes that gay guys like me visits this type of spa, not because of xtra service, but rather to feel beautiful and significant. Just for a few hours of our demanding life. Kang massage rin Lang… eh bakit ako magpapakahunghang sa mga papindot pindot na masahe. Eh di mag hire na Lang ako ng mga manang sa Barangay namin at panigurado ko garantisado ang masahe and Mura pa.

Massage 2/10

Sus… speaking of masahe. Isa Lang masasabi ko – unforgettable. Anu ba naman yan…

I know for a fact na matagal na siyang masahista. Nagsimula siya sa pink paradise then essensa and destiny. Siguro naman during this time … mas marunong na siyang mag masahe Hindi yung hagod patay and pindot pindot Lang. I mean… oo nga gwapo at matipuno si Jerome pero dyuskoday… ito ba ang babayaran kong 2.5

Pero sandali Hindi pa tapos ang session at Baka naman bumawi sa extra sevice

Extra 1/10

Pwede bang magmura. Hindi man Lang tinigasan at kesyo walang penetration at lip service. Sandali iba ata ang dinig ko dati. Hindi ba dapat kasama Ito sa serbisyong totoo. Sino nga pala yung may review tungkol sa kanya? Ito ba yung pinaglakaguluhan ng lahat? Sandali… ako Lang ba ang gumagalaw at Ano to Leila Delima.

Sa mga pagkakataong Ito… sobra akong nanlumo sa pinaka wala kong pera. Parang ako nalugi. I felt na ang panget panget ko which should not be the case. I stick to 2.5… nothing more. I think that is too much for a service na parang walang buhay. Kaya minsan di ako naniniwala sa mga patalent search ng mga sisters ko sa halagang pang suggested retail price. Kasi madalas may patong na.

Ako naman kasi willing naman akong magdagdag eh… Basta Ayos ang Serbisyo at lumabas akong may ngiti sa Labi.

Hindi rin naman ako tanga kaya wit akong babalik sa destiny. Ewan ko Lang sa iba pero with this type of service… Ano to walang orientation man Lang destiny. This is sooooo bad. Minsan kasi pag may ganitong isang masahista… panigurado the rest ay halos ganito rin ang service.

What happen next? The same night, I hopped sa malapit na spa which is essensa. Abangan….

#pride2017 : reminder to #gaymillenials – #RESPECT



Why do we celebrate #pridemonth ?
Hit back by asking “straight people should be thankful they don’t need one”. The #pride month roots back from the oppressive Civil Rights Movement. There were “Annual Reminder” marches as early as 1965, which were meant to be a public reminder that the #LGBT community didn’t enjoy the same basic civil rights as other people. But the watershed moment of the modern pride movement is widely considered the #Stonewall Riots. In the 1960s, due to laws prohibiting public sexuality, there were limited options for #queer folk and raids of #gay and #lesbian establishments were common. 

During 80s and early 90s, the only local gay icon I know is Pacifica Falayfay. Dolphy’s iconic performance has ticked the Filipino gay character as #parlorista with a heart of gold. Though his moving performance has paved the way to bring #LGBTQ issues, there is more to #gaylife aside from what I see in theaters. 

I stand strongly to my sexuality and if #millenialpink does not understand our #hugot due to”generation gap”… then let me simply say … 
You won’t enjoy the #liberty to shout out your feelings to the world without the #thunderbeki who fought for you basic rights to #love and #expressyourself . #respect 

Nuff said.

#lgbt🌈 #lgbtpride #queerasfolk #labanbading #bading #bakla #shokla #rainbowbattle #rainbow #gaylife #gaypride #lovewins #baklaako #gaylifematters

piggy back ride with “boyfie”


its what we call piggy back ride.

Normally, we see this between a father and his son while having fun at the park or in a pool.  Often, straight men and women does this occasionally while strolling on their favorite avenue where they first met.  At times, we see a guy carrying a girl on his back during rainy days especially if she does not want her new prada shoes to be ruined by the flood.  In Korea and Thailand, the most romantic scenes are often portrayed during the ‘piggy back’ sequence.  I bet you remember this scenes:

Hit Korea-novela Kim SamSoon
a scene from “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” starring Mario Maurer

but how about a guy carrying another guy on his back.

a guy from work posted a picture on his FB and he tagged it “Boyfie”.  

and they say they are just “friends” – as in GOOD FRIENDS

Im smelling something “fishy”

yeah they are friends, like the guys i posted below:

ECO-friendly santacruzan ng mga BEKI


 

 

The things you can do with a piece of trash!  Just take a colorful idea, creative hands and a whip of my fairy dust!!!

The account that i’m working with often posted challenges amongst peers.  Just to spice things up from the monotonous and often stressful life of a call center agent.  For this challenge, our main task is to create a beautiful gown made out from trash / indigenous or recyclable materials.  Just like “PROJECT RUNWAY and PROJECT ACCESSORIES”  all rolled into one … but with a Filipino twist.  The main theme is Flores de Mayo so expect the most elaborate pieces from this side of town.  Its one successful event that my friend Chaz Zenith has created.  Everyone participated and adored the fabulous masterpieces. I just hoped that there will be another event like this.

I posted below some of my friends creations… of course ang na-post ko lang ay yung mga beki since my blog is solely dedicated for LGBT.  Find out who i am amongst the featured ‘sagalas’… scroll down girl.

 

The Red Shoe Chronicle: Chula Massage


 

 

I bet everyone likes to know my latest misadventures in the massage business. To be honest, matagal na rin akong di nagpupunta or nagpapamasahe. There are a lot of establishments that closes na rin and I surely miss some of them. A new reader shared that there are a lot of new massage parlour in Quezon City that I yet to experience – given the time, money and location since I’m now living far from Manila, I have to think things twice. Come to think of it, Valenzuela is not that far from the hustles and bustles of pink Manila. Its a just train away and a long slow and painful tumbling at McArthur Highway. Not to mention, quite boring as you see a line of houses and few perky establishments.

I thought it will be a loooong winter. I snuggled in my comfy chair and never thought that I will find myself to another misadventure. Anyway, I just like to share a massage parlour that I and a comrade discovered. It was one hot summer night and we are feeling jiggy with the booze we’ve been drinking. Of course napagusapan namin ang mga massage parlor na pinagdalhan ko sa kanya hanggang sa may maalala siya na isang masahehan around Manila na hindi pa naming nasusubukan. It was actually parang a ‘tell-tale’ na hindi ako naniwala at first. May apprehension ako dahil ang nagsabi sa kanya ay isa sa mga booking niya. Plus he is straight so i don’t really know kung totoo nga yun. And di pa rin naman niya napupuntahan by that time. So, what I did, with the high level of toxins in my head, I challenge him to bring us to the place. In just a second, he said ‘ok… well find it’.

We are drunk and I don’t know how I reached the place but what I know is I’m at the doorstep of a massage parlour – a Thai massage to be exact. The place is called CHULA MASSAGE. The mini flyer said that they are a member of the International Thai Therapy Association and Philippine Wellness and Spa Association. Their massage ranges from Php 200.00 (foot reflex) and as far as Php 480 (hot stone massage and ventosa with massage). I did not try both rather I tried the Thai and shiatsu massage so far for the two instances that I tried their services.

The entrance is kinda cool. It’s littered with the old Thai culture sprinkled with the old Manila style. A girl receptionist will greet you upon entering their premises. I like how it was designed. I kinda envy the gay manager/owner who runs the place since I like their door design and chandelier. The lights are dim and classy – rich in colour, opulent, comfortable. Going back to masseurs, you won’t see them at first. Its not like you typical male massage parlour na you get to glimpse at them in a line up or through a small aquarium-like room and you get to pick the masseurs. It’s like going to a candy store and pick WHO you like. “Oh mom, I like the big slab of chocolate with 6 pack abs.” So you just kinda imagine who will attend to your needs and try guess amongst the male masseurs who walks back and forth from the reception room to the kitchen. I swear I could see the kitchen at the back of the parlour. It doesn’t have much furniture’s since it’s a spa. What do I expect, a dining table perhaps (rofl). The room are found at the second floor. It’s a long bedroom divided into four or five cubicles that are divided by … guess what… just a curtain. So kinda see what is happening at the other ‘cubicles’. So kung anung ganda ng entrance, dun naman bumagsak pagdating sa masahehan mismo. I mean, maririnig mo talaga kung anu yung ginagawa sa kabila and you can take a peek pa. As in bosohan talaga. Good thing mga kakilala ko yung 2 kasama ko kaya ok lang for me. So if ever you decided to come to this massage parlour, I would recommend bringing in a friend.

Did I mention that I tried the spa twice? First, I was really dead drunk. Second… tipsy! So during my first time since I’m new sa place, I didn’t get to pick my masseur. Sabin ng girl receptionist, nakapila daw sila kaya hindi daw pwedeng mamili. Granted that I’m new and I don’t know their rules, so I give in. I got a masseur whose name is Nor. Kinda reminded me of the Knorr broth cubes that my mom used at the kitchen. Kinda lame for a pseudonym but I’m not the person who will wearing it so it’s fine by me. He is tall, dark and lanky. You know matangkad kasi siya kaya parang hukot tumayo and hindi rin naman malaki ang katawan. Payat pero his muscles are at the right places naman. Yung typical guy who like to play basketball, ganun ang dating niya. Medyu bumbayin look with deep seethed eyes and charming at times. He brought in a bowl of water and soap to clean up my feet at the reception. I think yun yung pinakaprocedure nila for clients before you take your massage. I think it’s because of the things that you bring with your feet and I think its mandatory for them.

Nor’s massage is fine. Relaxing – highly recommended. Parang aral talaga and pinag-aralan niya talaga yung shiatsu. I think nakatulog nga ako during the whole session eh kaya I’m happy with what I have paid. Regarding extra, they offer but as in any business – mostly hush, hush. Did I mention na he is just wearing brief during the time that I had my session. So you kind know na by that time na talagang meron. What I don’t like is the price… I mean ‘taga’ talaga! I think he was asking for 1.5K to 1K for a blow and romance – no ‘tsug’ at all. So I just left him a tip by that time for their great massage. I think 2hum or 3hum… nakalimutan ko na. My friends who came with me are not that happy rin for their hired masseur. Some of them maarte daw and nagpapataas pa ng presyo and the other one complaint na hindi nya daw bet yung napunta sa kanya. They have an ongoing rule na if you don’t like to masseur just squeal and they would immediately replace it. For me, young ganitong ruling is absurd since ang hirap naman mag-reject right on your face. Plus the agony of explaining why you need to replace your masseur. These humans, they have feelings. It’s not like an inanimate object that you could ask for a replacement if it doesn’t fit – all you need to have is waive your receipt.

Since our primary motto a.l.a. Justine Bieber ‘never says never’ and we need to keep our time worth it, we opted for second tryst. Ay sus…que horror, we shouldn’t have had done it. My friend kasi bought a promo ticket na once he returned at least 3x, the fourth one will be free. So he needs to use those tickets rin kaya we opted to come back. Since nagging friend friends na nga kami nung receptionist, nakapili na kami this time ng masseur. Kinuha ng friend ko yung masseur ko na si Nor while I opted for a new one. A bit muscular, charming rin kahit paano and wala namang amoy (hahaha). Pero this one is worst, bad massage and asking for too much. I ended up going home dismayed and I didn’t even left him a tip. Rudeness-gracious!!! He thought siguro that if I refused, my friend will get him anyway. I have enough cash load by that time pero siguro on how I look by that time (super pambahay), he took to him to himself that I’m penniless twink.

So overall, I don’t think that id like to come back at this massage parlour. If ever ill come back, ill just opt for the massage and they better be good.

Im Back … Bitches!


What else can I say about my first post for a loooong while….? I can think of a lot of excuses

1. Climbed Mt. Himalayas and Mt. Everest simultaneously and has no access to civilization
2. Was hired as a P.A. for the KISS band for their European and US tour
3. Went cahoots with the Thai monks and was in a looong lull finding the meaning of life
4. Writers block but in this case a bloggers block … (tongue twist)
5. No computer… damaged by the Undoy disaster
6. Crash course for ‘pornography 101’. I was sooo dedicated; don’t want any interruptions from anyone (go figure)
7. Got married (you wish…complete lie)
8. Was on a terrible accident… cant write, can’t think… hmmm just like my old self!
9. Was smirking along the sidewalks of Vatican and asking for signatures for RH BILL declaration
10. Was bitten by a zombie who pass by Ayala and was rescued by a hunky werewolf (raaaarrrr)

Of course none of these are true. It just so happen that I lost my internet connection; change my address and everything becomes a whirlwind of surprises that I forgot to update my little cyber diary.

Until one day, an avid reader sent me a facebook message, asking why I didn’t update my blog.
I simply say ‘been busy for a while and I don’t think anyone reads that piece of shit….’

He said… ‘I do and my friends.’

I smiled and felt ashamed. I think someone might be reading my blog. I guess, ill never know if ill stop and quit. Just saw my rank on ‘most read gay blogs in the Philippines’. I rank 98-ish – still within the 100 meter mark (not bad for a solitude of more than a year). So I decided to keep on running and keep on writing.

Thank you for bringing back my mojo. I owe it to you Jaco Meer!

santacruzan sa bayan ni juan


The Santacruzan is a popular religious festival held in many towns and cities throughout the Philippines as the highlight of the month-long celebration of Flores de Mayo during the month of May. It is usually celebrated with a parade of decorated floats and elaborately dressed characters, representing various aspects of the Virgin Mary and other figures. The festival was introduced to the country during the Spanish period and continues to be celebrated by  Filipinos all over the world.

Participants are hand picked by ‘Hermana Mayor’ who usually sponsors the said event.  Only the most beautiful virgins are invited to represent each ‘queens’.  Since gays are legally denied of this celebration, we created our own version of Santacruzan.  Below are some pictures that i took at least 3 to 4 years ago.  i hope youll have fun guys…