I take off from my blog routine to pay tribute to my blog friend Anna Banana who flew in from South Korea last week. Of course I had to meet her! And she was sweet enough to go out of her way to meet me! She who had been privy to my frustrations with kimchi and other life matters the past months. It was nice to know that she was as wacky and engaging in person as she is online (as is often the case with the blog pals I meet. Call it lucky!)
We were joined by reel- and real-life couple Jher and Jerome who were quite a revelation in themselves, being such fun-tabulous persons to be with. The last I heard, the 2Js were up in arms against the homophobic column of a macho columnist in one major paper who has said “Let us be warned against the gay population, which is per se a compromise between the strong and the weak and therefore only somewhat and not the absolute of either of the two qualities. Be alert lest the Philippine flag be made of delicate lace and adorned with embroidered frills.” Sus, how could this so out-of-touch man say this when some of us admittedly love our gay friends to pieces?!
Muy graciosa Anna thrilled us by giving some pasalubong, including a cute banana-shaped pen I loved and a loot bag of Korean goodies from her beloved pet Tildy. Shame! we should have been the one giving her, haha.
The highlight of the night was our karaoke singing session at Music 21 where Jher and Jerome showed off their singing prowess. Hanep, pang-professional ang mga itoh. Again, Anna B was the gallant host – stuffing us with calamari and nachos in between singing her favorites “Specially For You” and “Never Been To me.” 😛
It was so nice to meet you peeps… and I miss you already!