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!

the red shoe chronicle: D’ HUNKS


 

out from a sudden whim, i visited D’ HUNKS located at Tomas Morato.  This is due because of a comment by a friend in cyberspace whose name is Egay.  He is raving about the place and i want to find out why…

I knew the place since i passed by the said center several times.  ito ang isa sa mga unang centers after you passed bay edsa sa may gawing kanan.  ito rin ang madadaan right before you could reach centers such as Blue Room and Boys of Bora which i have reviewed previously.  Before, i passed by the said center but hesitated to pursue their service since during that time, there are only two masseurs available.  i think its way pass 3am and dala siguro ng ka-EL yahan kaya ako nagawi sa lugar na ito hahahahahahah.  So after much ado, the second attempt is fruitful and indeed successful hahahahahaha

The moment i stepped inside the said center i was immediately approached by the head massuer whose name is GRYK.  (mga mare, if you like Gryk, you could also hire him).  i explain to Gryk what i like and demands and he immediately asked the boys para mag-line up.  the center is clean and nice. standard lighting kasi medyo madilim and red bulbs eluminate the said center.  the floor is nice and shiny and no awful smell will greet you.  the basic service is Php 350.00 which includes the usage of towel, lotion, bathrrom and the standard cubicle.  you could choose the men of your desire through an aquarium like room.  you could choose the men you like by simply pointing at him.  i think i choose a guy whom i forgot the name but definitely muscular and bear-like. hahahahhaha.  the main thing i could still remember out from him is the superman necklace hugging his neck.  he has fair complexion and clean looking… a combination i cant resist.

what really amazes me is the service Gryk has offered.  a DOUBLE – meaning two masseurs at the same time..

its my first to experience such sthing so i grab the chance by the balls hahahahahahaha.  the second guy they gave me is somehow in his mid-30’s.  he is not really my bet but well, anything for an adventure hahahahahaha.

i paid 700 for the said service and was led to the second floor with at least 4 to 5 cubicles.  i dont try to count them since im not really interested (im such a bitch).  though i noticed that its clean and well kept.  i think the masseurs are well trained never to leave anything behind.  ika nga they have to clean after messing things up hehehehehe

the massage is fine and dandy and definitely the extra hours spent is marvelous.  this is a center i would also recommend.  if you want to know more about them, please text or call GRYK 0903860682.  just tell them i highly recommend the said center through this blog.  if they would ask my name, well its written at the banner of this blog site.  they will definitely know my name since im one of their patrons

violent reactions, please dont hesitate to write at the box below

Coco Martin: the golden boy of indie film


in local show business, new actors should make maximum impact on its debut efforts or else ‘you may never make it’. sa dami kaya ng artista na nagsusumiksik sa TV at pelikula. you should shine above the rest, ika nga

maganda, matalino, gwapo, maganda ang pangangatawan, may talent man o wala

of course, if this is the main marketing tool for new comers, you might as well ‘SHOCK‘ the local catholic family by choosing a DARING project that will show off your ‘hidden talent’.  this may have been the main reason why talented young actor COCO MARTIN may have chosen the indie film ‘MASAHISTA’ as his debut.  Well… his efforts and self marketing strategy has paved off since aside from the fact that he has a pretty face and a body worthy to drool upon, he got acting talents at par from the other newbies.  opo… the boy got talent!!!!

the Young Critics Circle even awarded him the Best Actor plum in 2006 for the same movie and critics worldwide gave him ‘two thumbs up’ as he portrayed the role of a massuer who is in the helm of sadness due to the loss of his father and the life he leads. overall, though the film may have been a theater like portrayal far from the real world due to the dramatic flair the director may have set his eyes to, the film is equally enjoyable and entertaining.  kaya nang lumabas sa original DVD yung film, bumili ako ng kopya and mare … im sure di mo pagsisihan na binili mo siya dahil uulit ulitin mo.

there may have been some scenes that i felt awkward and far from reality like ng binato ng isang masseur yung lotion sa kabilang cubicle and natamaan yung isang client sa likod.  actually, malayo siya sa katotohanan kasi i’ve been to a lot of massage parlors and each masseurs has their own set of lotions, alcohol and towels. yung iba nga eh may mga maliliit na basket kung saan nila nilalagay yung mga gamit nila. kung maghihiraman man sila, they try to knock on the next cubicle and in a very low voice, they would ask their commrades kung anu man ang wala sila bago manghiram.  plus, a lot of  real life massage centers has music on the background to create a subtle atmosphere.  favorite nila ang gregorian CD… kasi ika nga ng isa sa mga massuer, parang nagpapakalma ang music nila.

second, remember yung scene ng biglang nabuksan ni Coco Martin yung pinto ng CR and out from that ordeal, nakita niya yung isang masseur while doing ‘extra service’ on one of the clients.  this is too impossible kasi i bet in real life, the masseur may have knocked first before opening up the door.  they have this silent signals inside massage centers to inform na mayroong tao sa loob ng kwarto or wala.  what amazes me is they have this ‘code of ethics’ that lingers between them to respect one another and most expecially their ‘paying clients’.

but of course, i would salute its writers and creators since they have ‘almost’ portrayed reality and have been able to project it in the silver screen – what really happens inside massage centers and the life masseurs lead.

do you know na yung mga masahista (or even call boys) try to select a center (or gay bar) na malayo sa totoo nilang bahay??  yup… ang rason nila rito ay para walang makakilala or magawing kapit-bahay sa nasabing lugar kung saan sila gumagawa ng miracle.  di ba sa film, si Coco Martin ay umuuwi yata sa Pampanga, thats why he travels by bus…

second, yung mga pambobola ng mga masahista which was well portrayed in a scene with Allan Paule.  remember, kailangan ni Coco ng bagong sapatos and for him to be able to get what he wants, he tried to smoothen the deal by an erotic massage…  this is so true mga mare…

how did i know??? base from experience yata.  just look to read my post about massage centers.  at the right hand side bar, look for ‘the red shor chronicle’ under categories.  hindi ko naman sinasabing eksperto ako but ive been to numerous massage centers na rin naman eh. (winks)

again, my final verdict, MASAHISTA is a good film and worthy of your HARD-earned and valuable dollars/peso.

back to COCO MARTIN, currently, MASAHISTA is distributed locally by Viva but it had gained such great followers abroad that PICTURE THIS got the international license to distribute worldwide.  DI BA BONGGA!  you could even buy the video through www.barnesandnoble.com.

COCO MARTIN recently finished the film SERBIS for international release as well including other movies such as BATANES, KALELDO and gay themed indie film DAY BREAK opposite Paolo Rivero.  His current TV stints includes DAISY SIETE (GMA), LIGAW NA BULAKLAK (ABS) and TINY TONY (ABS)

the red shoe chronicle: Blue Palm


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blue palm massage center, which is found somewhere in manila, is truly one of the best servicing centers I highly recommend.  Hindi lang dahil sa sobrang galing ang mga masahista pero napakaganda rin ng service.

 

But of course, the red shoe chronicle frolics the said massage center and hindi minsan umuwi ng luhaan.  Buti na lang napakagaling ng manager nito na si DON who see to it na you just don’t go out of his center unsatisfied.  Truly, he will make sure that your visit is truly one worthwhile experience.  That’s why I always recommend na matutong makisama at makipagusap ng honest sa manager pa lang para they will know kung ano ang kailangan mo.  Hindi na uso ang santa santita at maria clara sa panahong ito dahil panigurado, hindi mo binabasa ang blog na ito kung puro pagrorosaryo lang ang alam mo hehehehe.

 

Alam mo dapat ang gusto mong service once you speak with Don.  Hindi siya manghuhula na kayang basahin ang nasa isip natin at para makapag-recommend siya ayon sa specifications mo.  He knew his masseur so well and their specialty so no one else can give a subtle advice other than him.

 

As mentioned, ilang beses na rin akong nagpunta sa center.  Though maliit lang ang center niya, he see to it na malinis at minty ang atmosphere.  He even have a Gregorian music ambiance to match the mood.  Inside the center, they have four to eight cubicles.  Pero kung claustrophobic ka, better go to a nearby motel instead.  But of course, it has additional fee.  A basic massage service would cost Php 500 pero if you will go out together with the masseur, its Php 700 to Php 800.  Plus yung transpo pa ng masseur round Php 150.00.

 

The massage service of this masseurs are truly one of a kind.  Magaling at hindi rin naman mapapahiya ang mga masseur and if ever your not satisfied within the first half of the session, you could immediately speak with Don and he will make sure he will do something about it to resolve the problem.  I have had a problem once pero Don is accommodating, nice and based from my complaints, he immediately gave another masseur.  Hindi tulad ng ibang massage center tulad ng heartthrob na buti na lang ay sarado na.

 

Marami na rin akong marerecomend na masseur.  Kung massage service na rin lang ang pag uusapan, magaling si Ace and Arvin.  Kung sa looks and physique, isa sa pinagmamalaki ng Blue Palm si Jake.  Minsan na rin siyang na feature sa special edition ng Icon Magazine which was photographed by no less than R. Isaac.  Walang itulak kabigin sa mga masseur sa Blue Palm kaya highly recommend na magdala ng lapis at papel ng maisulat nyo ang inyong bet when they started na magpakilala hahahahaha.  Parang na male pageant ka at ikaw ang judge.  Tip lang girls, may bago sila na ang name ay Leo,  better iwasan ang masseur na ito at hindi masyadong marunong.I bet, talagang interesado na kayo kung saan ang Blue Palm kaya here is Don’s number 09285003077, 0916-517-3526 or 713-6553 and just tell him na you found a recommendation from this blog site of AJ.

the red shoe chronicle: Uwah Matu


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Uwah Matu has always been one of my favorite massage centers in quezon city.  ive visited the place thrice but i always come out with a smile in my face.  simply because im satisfied with their service and the masseurs are courteous as well. they know the value of servicing their clients and what is its impact to its livelihood.

 

 

Uwah Matu is located along Aurora Blvd.  the center is easily spotted since it has a lighted signage facing aurora.  its near a bus station and promise, you would easily catch the center even if your riding any form of transportation including tricycle.  The center is clean and has a light atmospheric interior.  you will be instantly greeted by its receptionist and immediately attend to your needs.  well, you could also judge the center by the way it smell and boy, i love those aromatic deo that they used.  its minty and sensous at the same time. hahahahaha

 

the masseurs have their own room wherein you could take a peek on whom you would like to be your ‘massage guy’ for the day.  at P300, the therapist service fee, condiments (like lotions, alcohol etc.), room rate and welcome drinks are all included.  see…you are instantly pampered by the center!!!

 

at the onset, i would always recommend that you have to discuss anything to the centers manager.  if you have lower back problems or anything to work with…discuss it with the centers manager. i meant anything … you dont need to hide these things to him as he is the right person who could recommend a masseur that will suit your needs as well.

 

it has four rooms inside.  each rooms has a bed and a scented candle to give ample light to the room. one of the things i like with Uwah Matu, their mattress are not laying flat on the floor.  im not really into japanese styled rooms since its not good for your back as the cold excreted by the concrete floors was easily absorbed by the foam.  its not really good for the health.

 

ive had two masseurs at this center.  Mac Mac and Raymund.  both have twink physique but they could definitely provide the massage service i like.  im really picky in terms of massage service since i have a lower back problem due to stress.  everyday, my lower back aches and its vital for me to feel that relaxed feeling every after massage.  there are also other masseur who could also fulfill your needs and theres no doubt that they could also provide the service that you like. 

 

and for the other thing that you would like to ask… no need to ponder and even wonder, i give them two thumbs up!!! winks! winks!

 

so if you want to try this center…calll them at this number 4144900 ands they are open 24hours.

the red shoe chronicle: hearthrob


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they say that if you gave another person a chance…they may try to be on their best toes the next time.

 

 

 

this isnt true with hearthrob massage parlor.  the first time i visited this spa, i have never been satisfied nor ‘over the moon’ with their services.  read this short post since im not really in the mood of writing things for this center. read on…

 

hearthrob is found along aurora blvd.  its a three floor center and the reception is found at the first floor fronting aurora.  if your riding a jeep, you have to ring the bell first since they dont have any guards who would spy on the door if they have any guest.  just imagine the humiliation…arrgggghhhh.  but they have an alternative door which is found at the back.  you wouldnt miss it since there is a burger machine at the corner so all you have to do is just walk a little.

 

they have the same rate as others, its P300 per room with a masseur of your choice, room, lotions etc.  the center is clean by the way and they take pride of spacious rooms from 2nd to 3rd floor.  but if your looking for a great massage…try the others!!  its not worth your P300.

 

and guys…please dont take the ‘extra mile’ with this guys…i bet you would be dissapointed as what i have had experience… TWICE!  they are arrogant and they would take the life out of your wallet from a shammy job!  let us just say that if you take a job, try to finish it.  PLUS not everything is pointing north (if you get what i meant)