Brian Gorrell has proved that blogging is therapy, you don’t need a shrink. Still, there appears to be still a lot of pent-up anger and revelations that will be unveiled in his blog which has gripped Manila society by storm. Here, he replies to some of our questions begging to be answered. And okay, this will be the last of it!
Q. Your blog has become the most talked-about in town, what made you write it?
Brian: I wrote the blog out of sheer desperation. I was ignored for so long by so many people in Manila. No one cared that I had my entire life’s savings snatched away by my BOYFRIEND.
My blog has accomplished a few good things. So far,I have no money from DJ. But I have to look at the bigger picture as well. I am not selfish. It’s how come I am in the situation.
Q. What made you close th comments? We haven’t even seen the best of it yet.
Brian: I closed the comments section because my heart hurt. Its simple. I have been forced into this situation. I have been ignored and discarded. I am upset and very hurt. Devastated financially.
The whole thing started to get to me really.
But I kept thinking, 70,000 dollars. Its a lot of money for me. Everything I had.
Q. Relative to you, me and the rest of the ordinary folks, 70,000 dollars is a lot. What was the most expensive gift you gave DJ Montano?
Brian: Ha, the most expensive gift i gave DJ is my heart and soul. My spirit. My honesty.
He unwrapped them all with fever. Played with them for a while. And threw them on the pile of other old toys when he was done.
Q. What can you say to the opinion expressed by some people that you were “stupid” in ‘loaning’ him that big amount of money?
Brian: I understand that people think I am stupid. That I was stupid.
But I must warn others.
Because I was duped. Tricked. Swindled, Finessed. Robbed. Griftered. Humiliated.
And now I have no savings. And my HIV is not going away any time soon.
Q. Have you received ‘feelers’ from DJ ? Do you think he’s financially capable of paying you the owed amount?
Brian: I have no idea where DJ is. I imagine he is in Manila. I do not think he is capable of paying me back. Not without borrowing from another.
Q. Would you still be willing to go back to the Philippines if it means getting back the money owed you
I would never go back to the Philippines. Never.
I love the race. Admire the people. Celebrate the country.
But I would NEVER go back.
Because I KNOW the Philippines.