Bakit masakit? It was HE.
My faced looked more confused than Paolo B's sexuality.
Masakit ang alin? I finally said.
Ang pwet mo after, eh ilang beses naman na natin ginagawa. Hihihihihi. HE
Hindi, seriously, kapag tinatawag na bakla ang isang tao, bakit masakit? HE
Someone called you gay? ME
Wala naman, pero ikaw, I often see a pained expression when someone calls you that. HE
Like last Sunday at SM, habang bumubili tayo, yung bata... HE continued.
Like what I'm seeing now - in your face... HE added
I mean, bakit tayo, nagsasabihin din naman ng bakla, pero you don't react the way you do when others call you that... HE went on.
You see, HE can very well pass as a straight guy.
I'm a give-away specially when I start to talk.(Its only my mamma and my pappa that denies it. Hahahaha.)
Well, it has been like that since I was a kid. Painful kasi siguro after lahat ng pinatunayan ko sa sarili ko at sa mundo, I still get reduced to being bakla. I guess naman kasi its hard to see past that di ba? ME said finally
Yes, but... HE
But what? ME
Totoo naman di ba? Na bakla ka at bakla ako... HE
Pero bakit masakit kahit totoo? HE
Indulge me my dear Socrates. ME (I call HIM Socrates when HE gets all Philosophical on ME)
Kung totoo naman na bakla tayo, bakit nasasaktan ka kung sinasabihan kang "bakla?" So is it not the case that we just affirm na being bakla is undesirable if we are pained by being called such? HE
I hate it when you make sense. Hehehehe. ME said.
Look, its not a question of the undesirability of being gay that I feel that is why I am pained by the term. It is more of a disappointment with the society that after what gay people have contributed we are reduced to ridicule by children nonetheless, blatantly calling out people bakla as if its okay to. I mean, I have faith in the society's ability to adapt to sexual and gender changes, but to see children act the way our generation acted before, makes me want to lose hope in the whole idea of social evolution. ME added.
Is it true? Very much. Is it painful? Yes. But faith my dear Socrates... Faith that it will be different when the twin's are where we are now. ME concluded.
So I guess its true then... HE
What is? ME
That TRUTH is painful. HE
PS. His conclusion was non sequitur, but I love him regardless...