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Throwback 2004: Cholo, Chico and Delamar
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I just started going through my past blog entries to see how much my writing has changed.
When I started blogging in 2001, blogs were fairly new and not everyone had Internet.
As Internet became more accessible, all sorts of trolls and unhappy people came out started to attack people that seemed to have a good life online. That changed the way I wrote and blogged, plus the many sponsors that saw bloggers as a marketing tool/partner.
Starting today I’ll be resurrection past blog entries from my Livejournal, sort of like the throwback on Instagram, beginning with this post on July 19, 2004.

Cholo, Chico and Delamar

I wish I were like Martha Stewart who could survive on two hours sleep per day, or even five or eight hours.
I’ve always needed like 10-12. Otherwise I’m like a zombie.

I’ve been having sleep problems since my son got sick.
A couple of nights ago I woke up shivering at two in the morning. I was filled with terror. I wanted to go check my son’s room, but I stopped myself. I asked Jeroen to hug me. He was sleeping of course, but he squeezed me tightly.
The following morning I found out my son vomited at two in the morning and the yayas and the maid had to change sheets and stuff.

The following evening, I kept vigil in his room. I couldn’t sleep. He vomited at 2:30 in the morning, then I cleaned him up and transferred him to our room so the yaya could rest.
He wanted to watch cartoons, so we did that up to 5:30 am and I was so sleepy. He fell asleep in my arms and it was so sweet. I love him.
When he woke up at 6:30, he was so sick, I jumped up and took him to the doctor by 8.
He almost got confined in the hospital, but a miracle saved him from the IV, and he is OK now.

Bruised Ben

Last night I couldn’t sleep again.
At 4:30 I opened my laptop and searched for something to read, and I found the funniest LJ of Cholo. I hope he won’t mind my mentioning it.
He is the funniest guy, and the thing is, I sort of know him.
I was introduced to him more than ten years ago, but never had a conversation with him.
I don’t know a thing about him, except that he had an ex-boyfriend that I knew.
He writes so well. I finished his LJ at 6:30 am, found out what his job is and the funny things he does.
I love his Malate escapades. I love reading about gay stuff. It’s a world I hear about and am part of, but never experienced really.
I have never been to BED. I doubt that I’ll ever go. I don’t even go to Gay Pride.
But I love gay men, they amuse me so. I can’t imagine a life without gay men, how boring would this place be.

Excerpt from Cholo’s blog:
Cholo is met by the Lady Colin
Lady Colin: Oh djaaaahling. I’m a bit occupied right now. Let me get back to you in a bit. I just have to brief the emceeeeees of the show…Chico and Delamar. (Colin points out the two emceeeeees.)
Cholo turns to look and sees a couple who really look like theyre going to Unimart.
Cholo: (thought voice) Who the hell are Chico and Delamar?
Cut to:
Sequence 4. EXT. onstage in the streets. way after midnight.
The Unimart couple start off a raffle sponsored by blah..blah..blah
Chico: And the first winner will win an assortment of products from balah..blah..blah…and a gift certificate from FAIRMART!
A thick gasp is heard in the crowd! To mention the name of a department store long banished by the gay community was unspeakable!
A parlorista in the crowd: FAIRMART!?..ay anu ba yun!?
A gay German in the crowd: Heavens!
Delamar was quick to check the cue card of Chico and rushes to correct the grave error.
Delamar: Oh sorry guys…hihihi…it’s a gift certificate pala from FIRMA!
Cholo: (thought voice) Who the hell are Chico and Delamar?

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Mina

Hello from a long-time reader…I never read your old blog, but I do remember your old column at Manila Standard Today when it was known as just Today. Your column was hilarious and it made my day more bearable, as I had a cranky, bitchy boss at the bank I used to work in. Anyway, one of my favorite things you wrote about was this matinee idol at the time (who shall remain nameless even though you actually named him)…he was visiting London and remarked that the Christmas displays was just like C.O.D. and you made this comment: Rated “O”… Read more »

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Mina

ay naku, wrong grammar tuloy…I hate typing on tablets, sorry. This was supposed to be how a sentence in the second paragraph read: …he was visiting London and remarked that the Christmas displays at Harrods were
just like C.O.D. and you made this comment: Rated “O” for Odevah?

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Merlinda Little

I am so proud when I got LJ code cuz of you. you left na so no more cool people there except me .. joke =P I still love your blog after all this years!

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Alfred

I’ve been following your blog ever since I read your Batman & Reuben post. Now how’s that for throwback!

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B

I have been following your blog for a long time already. Back then, your entries were like diary entries filled with anecdotes about your personal life. And now that your children are older and can stumble upon your blog, I am sure they will get to find out what an amazing and loving mom you are as they read your past entries.

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CVS Reply:

thank you. Ben has read some of my back entries and appreciates them. 🙂

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Gratches

I started reading your LJ way back 2007, I think. I thought I’ve read each and every single post. But have never seen anything earlier than 2006. I’ve always loved your sense of humor and candidness! Keep these throwbacks coming!

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Caroline

Hello Ms C!

I love Chico and Delamar! They make morning radio very funny and entertaining!

Also, passed by Pasong Tamo Extension a few nights ago, and there was a traffic jam approaching Whitespace. Hehe. Birthday celebration mo pala. No wonder ganda ng mga cars going in and out of the place! Belated happy birthday!

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strüdel

Mind if I ask what was the diagnosis of your son’s frequent vomiting; my son also had a bout of frequent vomiting (he’s 3 yrs. old) and was confined in the hospital because due to the vomiting he got severely dehydrated.
Glad your son is well now and happy birthday wishes to you.

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CVS Reply:

hello! when your son vomits, don’t panic rush to give him water. let his stomach rest for one hour, otherwise he will keep vomiting. that’s what I learned from his childhood bouts. he’s 12 and OK now 🙂 hang in there

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Myla remo

Hi ms cecille, If i may recommend to use product from usana called pure rest. Its pure melatonin that regulates sleep cycle. Its give you a refresh feeling when you wake up even though you lack of sleep It is not available in the market since usana is a direct selling company and imanufactured from usa and is currently available in 21 countries. You may try to visit our website http://www.usana.com. Dr Mehmet Oz recommends usana I’m an independent distributor. Should you wish to try i can help you with the ordering process. I used to work with your sister’s… Read more »

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krris

It’s Ben! 😀

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p

I do miss your old uncensored writing.

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Vicki

What a great idea. My fave post was about your experience with your dad’s new toilet. So funny 🙂

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Gratches Reply:

I remember this post! Loved it too!

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Gratches

I remember this post! Loved it too!

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oh_fudge

nakita ko si Delamar sa Megamall dati. in fair, maganda si kiki sa personal. ganda na, ganda pa ng boses. kainez.

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CVS Reply:

i met both of them recently! nice people. now I know who they are

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i do love your writing. it’s not always the most politically correct(which makes it frank/candid), but it never fails to entertain – even the advertorials, because you almost always relate them to your personal life/anecdotes.

i used to read backlogs of your LJ, and i noticed recently you’ve locked it. i understand you’ve your reasons, and i hope everything has been going well for you (or will go well, at any rate).

happy belated birthday.

with love from a long-time reader.

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CVS Reply:

i’m unlocking them slowly. have to protect myself from evil people

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