I read the following post in Jun Lana’s Friendster Blog. (Jun Lana is a Palanca awardee, and a writer/director in Philippine showbiz.) Why am I featuring it here? First, it is sooooo candid and funny. Second, and more importantly, I think each one of us gay folks can learn something from it — an interview-interview-han between close gay friends — about love, loss, growing old, and being gay. Here’s the full post copied here.
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What follows is an interview I did with my very good friend Ed. Syempre hindi niya totoong pangalan. Ed is 45 years old. Gay, of course. Straight acting. As with most gays, achiever si Ed. Fashionable. Guwapo (naging artista siya for a time), despite his age. This Christmas, hindi magse-celebrate si Ed. Kahihiwalay lang kasi nila ng boyfriend niya. They were together for 15 years. Siyempre affected ako. Kasi bakla rin ako at nasa isang relasyon. Ed is now based in HK, 5 years na sila doon ng partner niya. Kaya madalas sa IM na lang kami nagkukwentuhan.
Anyway, mula nang makipaghiwalay si Ed, gabi-gabi ko na siyang ka-IM. Kino-console, pinapayuhan. Last night, bigla ko siyang tinanong kung pwedeng interbyuhin ko na lang siya at ipa-publish ko sa blog ko. What for? tanong niya. Sabi ko, wala na kasi akong maipayo sa kanya. At paikot-ikot na lang ang usapan namin. Baka magandang therapy if I assume the role of an interviewer, something good just might come out of it. Eto ang naging resulta. Ruminations on love and loss, growing old, and yes, being gay.
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