Watch Me Entertain Myself!

Sacha Guitry once said, "You can pretend to be serious, but you can't pretend to be witty." Oh yes, I'm the great pretender.
(pilot episode: 20 January 2004)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


At the Love Yourself Open Call Photoshoot, one of the organizers grabbed my arm and introduced me to one of their volunteers.

“McVie, this is O,” he said. “He has a crush on you.”

Then another organizer told me almost the same thing: “Hey, have you met O? You’re his type!”

I checked O out. Pleasant enough face, quiet type, seems like the kind who will quietly blend with the background if you let him. Nice ass. It’s not everyday that I find out that someone has a crush on me; I was never the crushable type. So I played nonchalantly and engaged O in conversation.

“So how did you get to be a volunteer here?” I asked.

He was hesitant at first. “I was invited by Sir He Who Will Remain Nameless For Reasons That Will Become Obvious Later to volunteer for this event,” he replied.

“Oh!” I said. “And how come you know He Who Will Remain Nameless For Reasons That Will Become Obvious Later?”

O smiled. “We’re both members of Big Manila.”

“What’s Big Manila?” I asked, naively.

“It’s an online community for chubs and chub-chasers.”


Ask and you shall receive. Seek and you shall find... out the answer, with a vengeance! LOL

So I wondered how he’d react to my next sentence. Smiling broadly, I asked him (again) nonchalantly, “So chubby pala ako?”

He just smiled.

Letche, hahaha! But come to think of it, even D said to me one time out of the blue, “Hon, I think I’m becoming a chub chaser.” I was going to pinch his singit but I realized he might actually like that.

Shet. Love Yourself ba ka’mo, ha? Ano nga yung letcheng URL ng Big Manila?! Charoz.


House of Queens said...

McVie ... I laughed out loud when I read this. This is similar to my experience when boys tell me. "Type kita. Kasi type ko young mga may edad eh." And I don't even have my age posted sa profile ko. BTW ... I don't think you're chubby.

joelmcvie said...

@HOQueens: Thanks! Although I must admit it used to bother me much, nowadays I'm not that bothered with my weight. More so with my age; I actually love being 45 years old. =)

closetjj said...

meron din kayang old/mature manila? bet ko yang ganyan eh, hihihi...

Tony said...

it's bigger manila ( I actually have a few friends who are members there. Tried to organize a chub/chub chaser event for them one time or the other.

There is a version of this for mature men but more loose and they don't have a website. They are called Fab (Fab 40's and 50's).

FYI lang.

Also, I must say, You are not considered a chub by Bigger Manila standards. You are thin by their standards, trust me. :P

joelmcvie said...

@TONY: I trust you Tony, believe me, I trust you! LOL

Ipe Wacka-Wacka said...

ikaw naman, baka ikaw yung ideal na svelte para sa kanya. may balingkinitan factor ka, aminin. hehe

joelmcvie said...

@IPE: Ikaw naman, matagal-tagal na rin tayong di nagkikita. At nakita mo na ba akong hubad before? Aaaaaaay! ;-)

Anonymous said...

funny story, Joel. :D

Ipe Wacka-Wacka said...

anubeh. nakita kitang naka twalya lang before sa batis ng E.Rod. Hihihihihi.

joelmcvie said...

@IPE: Antagal na nun! That was so many years and pounds ago, hahaha. =)

Kiks said...

you know what they say about chubchasers.... they chase away and say:

love yourself and i love you.

polemic said...

Joel! HAHA I didn't realize na may ganitong background kayo ni O :))

polemic said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
joelmcvie said...

@POLEMIC (aka ERIC): FYI, D is my BF, not O, ok? :-)