Feb. 23, 2007

but i’m a cheerleader

so it has come to my attention that…

scene: sa kfc sa kanto ng vito cruz at pasong tamo, lunch time. i met up with my parents to sign a few bank-related documents, yada-yada.

auntie: palaro pa nga nina wylo ngayon. sayang di ako makakapunta.

me: (lights up) talaga? ano sport niya?

auntie: cheerleading.

me: (huh?) excuse me?

auntie: cheerleading nga. naka-jogging pants naman. (inserts phrase as if it’s going to make me feel any less weirder) siya nga lang nag-iisang lalaki. lahat ng kasama niya, girls.

me: what ever happened to tug of war?

auntie: tinatanong ko nga siya e. ‘Bading ka ba?’ ang sagot naman lagi, ‘Di ako bading no!’ sabi ko nga okay lang eh kung sakali…

me: auntie! masyado pang bata yan to have formed a definite notion of sexuality! (holds back comment about discovering gayness at 18 because it’s 12:45pm and will risk being late for work)

auntie: sabi kasi niya, mas gusto siyang kasama ng mga kaklase niyang girls. kasi hindi siya tulad sa ibang boys na makulit.

me: (impressed) in the event that he is not gay, he’d be a great catch huh.

hay.