Taga UP ka ba? Halika mga isko/iska, magtsimisan tayo... (LOL)
I got an email today from a close friend who was sooOOooo giddy over what she learned upon reading this email (kaya nga ni-forward nya to me.) Unfortunately, the reaction that she was hoping to get from me wasn't favorable to her at all. As in, I wasn't surprise na anymore about this. I have heard about this hush-hush long before but I wasn't just that convinced. But now, this email seems to collaborate with those "humor stories" I have heard from the time of T-REX. Dami pang sat-sat noh..tge na nga...eto na. mag da hu na tayo. (P.S. Ni-reveal sa last part ung real names ng personalities involved but I decided to omit it and have a guessing game instead..hehehehe)
CAUTION: Mejo mahaba ang email na ito, but as they say, "Patience is a virtue." Besides, I think most bloggers naman are into reading books so hindi naman mashadong aatakihin ng pagkatamad mga blogger na magbabasa nito (kung meron man!)
Most UP Diliman students of the 80s know the rest
of this intriguing friendship.
They were the best of friends. They were always seen
together around the University of the Philippines (UP)
campus in Diliman: one was undoubtedly a very
good-looking guy and the other was unquestionably a
plain-looking guy. Opposites really attract. Hey, but
they're both brilliant students. Well, birds of the
same feather also flock together. Indeed, they were
very close to each other. Unusually close.
They were the perfect tandem. Like suman and ripe
mango. Or nuts and bolts. Peg and a hole.
They were both protégés of then UP Student Council
chairman Chito Gascon. Soon, the good-looking guy took
the helm as UP Student Council chairman. But the best
friends seem to follow each other's path. The
plain-looking guy also ran for the same position with
the all-out support of his good-looking friend. He
won, of course.
The good-looking guy was the crush ng bayan of the
iskolars ng bayan. During lunchtime, students of all
persuasions flocked to the College of Arts and
Sciences (CAS) cafeteria to catch a glimpse of the
good-looking guy. Even singer-actress Regine Velasquez
later admitted on national television that she had a
big crush on the good-looking guy. But loveless
Regine's daring admission did not earn her even just a
movie date invitation from the good-looking guy;
instead, the good-looking guy merely flashed a demure
smile in response to desperate Regine's thinly-veiled
But after finishing college, the best friends went
their separate ways. (Or so it seemed). The
plain-looking guy pursued his law studies and later
taught law courses. The good-looking guy delivered the
evening news on TV, hosted a TV quiz show and wrote
analytical articles on pop culture. His good looks,
intelligence and impeccable manner endeared him to
Despite their divergent career choices, the
good-looking guy and the plain-looking guy really
seemed to follow each other's path. But this time,
their path led to a nice little apartment near the
Ateneo de Manila campus. And they shared that nice
little apartment. Just the two of them.
Yes, the plain-looking guy and the good-looking guy
Those gifted with wild imagination got titillated at
the mere thought of these two young men sharing a
lovely apartment. The moralists out there shook their
heads at the mere thought of the goings-on beyond that
innocent-looking apartment door amid rows of
middle-class houses in Loyola Heights in Quezon City .
But the pair would not budge from their nest. Nor
would they yield to any pressure. Not even from the
plain-looking guy's bible-reading siblings who berated
him for living with another guy. The plain-looking
guy's own family started to cast doubt about his
All telltale signs which have accumulated all those
years could no longer be ignored. People started
talking openly about the two guys. Speculations about
the true nature of the pair's friendship became a
daily fodder for gossip mongers. The academic freedom
which alma mater UP's oblation symbolizes seemed to
have gone beyond the duo's lust for knowledge.
In order to prove to his family that he was not what
they thought he was, the plain-looking guy suddenly
announced that he was getting married. His family
jumped with joy.
But the plain-looking guy's marriage did not dispel
wild speculations about his sexuality; instead, it
only succeeded in erasing any remaining doubt about
his alleged agenda of using his wife to finally
succeed in his failed initial crack at pursuing his
lifelong dream. And it was well worth his efforts.
Because this former loser's desperate act finally
triumphed. Thanks to his wife.
However, the plain-looking guy's deep friendship with
his good-looking friend took a backseat as a result of
the former's new civil status. The plain-looking guy
did not want to hurt his new wife's flourishing career
nor spoil his newfound success. That's why he played
his role as a good family man to the hilt. However, he
had not forgotten his good-looking best friend at all.
As a token of their undying friendship, the
good-looking guy stood as one of the godfathers of the
plain-looking guy's first baby, together with Edu
Manzano, Cesar Montano, Cherie Gil, Ciara Sotto,
Angeli Valenciano, Fanny Serrano and a host of other
household names. Of course, the plain-looking guy's
wife was clueless about her husband's past.
But the plain-looking guy's wife had her share of dark
past. She is a single mother who parted ways with her
good-looking "first husband" after she discovered that
her good-looking "firt husband" was already married
to another woman when she hastily married him after
she got pregnant at a young age. This meant that her
marriage to her good-looking "first husband" was not
legally binding after all. Now, the plain-looking guy
was her knight-in-shining- armor who rescued her from
the stigma of being an unmarried mother.
Ironically, while his non-binding marriage with her
good-looking "first husband" was solemnized by several
high-ranking priests at the cavernous Manila Cathedral
amid countless clicking cameras and thousands of
shrieking admirers several years ago, her supposedly
legitimate marriage with the plain-looking guy was
officiated not by a Catholic priest but by a pastor in
a cramped living room, with only a few relatives and
friends as witnesses.
Later, the good-looking guy reportedly got married
also without fanfare. They said that his bride was a
creative consultant for ABS-CBN Interactive. However,
some women still believe and hope that he is still
unmarried to this day.
The good-looking guy soon rose to become ABS-CBN News
Channel's (ANC) Director for Current Affairs. He has
been circling the globe as host of ANC's weekly travel
show, Executive Class.
If you have watched the now defunct "Battle of the Brains" before, then you probably know who this good-looking guy is.
The Plain looking guy, on the other hand, was like a shining megastar during the last election even without a support of party group.
May this absurd email tickle your wildest fantasies... hehehehehe! gets mo na ba?