Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My Gay Collection in the 90's

In the recent Cinemalaya Awards Ceremony, I met a man named Ces Evangelista. He told me he enjoys reading this blog and he introduced himself as the editor-in-chief of the magazine "Chika Chika".

Suddenly, memories of my juvenile gay life flashed in my mind. At the time when my classmates were collecting original X-Men comics, I was collecting issues of Abante Tonite and Chika Chika maagazines. When fantasy cards were the in thing, I had a complete newspaper prints of Ginoong Pilipinas contestants, Richard Gomez in trunks, Harold Pineda in feathers, Mike Magat in torn maong shorts and all the other drool worthy actors of this country. When Stan Lee was the "must read" for my classmates, I was busy with materials from my childhood heros - Xerex Xaviera, Oskee Salazar, Jerome Pelgone and Puri Titiwang.

So when the former editor of "Chika Chika" told me how he enjoys reading my blog, suddenly I was confronted with a sense of aging. I now belong to a new generation of media practitioners creating enjoyable materials for my fellow gay men.

I also realized that the gay generation is marked by the gay media that dominated it. Back then, they were just news papers. Now, they are moving images, digital, pirated or what have you. Back then, it gay flesh feast had to be "hidden" in a more acceptable idea package - as part of showbiz entertainment magazine, as part of health news interest. Now, it's a generation of RD Dantes and other blogs - all unashamed of their sexual expression.

Yes, Ces. In a way, I am giving back what you have given to me when I was young through Chika-chika magazine. And it's now my time to give to the younger ones so the celebration of the Pinoy gay sexuality never ends.

Mabuhay ka, Ces at ang iyong mga kasama noong dekada nobenta.
Mabuhay ang mga lalakeng nag-trunks, nagpakita ng bakat at nagbilad ng kalamnan para sa ating kaligayahan.
Mabuhay ang bawat bakla, bisexual at kung sino pa man na nalilibugan sa kapwa lalake.

16 comments:

pepilicious said...

MABUHAY tayong lahat.. ahaha..

Anonymous said...

true,..kaloka nga ang chika chika na yan,,gusto kong makita at nasaan na ang mga lalakeng mga yan na nagkapangalan man o hindi s ashowbiz,,sana sa next isyu maging topic nyo kung ano ng nangyari sa mga starlets actors na mga yan,asan na sila at anung face nila now,,diba mas interesting,,..at sana mag blog site na ipakita muli ang mga chika chika collections,,diba,,mas ok iyon,,.SANA LANG KAYA NG MGA GAYS DALHIN SARILI NILA SA MUNDO NA MAY RESPETO NA GALING S AIBA,,.PERO MAGSISIMULA SA ATING SARILI MUNA,,godbless all gays,,.

The Bakla Review said...

next time you see him, please say thank you for me as well.

i hope you kept your collection?

Anonymous said...

hi lex.. I saw you earlier at Glorietta.. lalapitan sana kita...kaya lang nakakahiya naman di ba... heheh

Anonymous said...

JC castro is my favorite Chika Chika pin up boy...

Anz said...

love ko din ang chika-chika ... nakakamiss ,,,

Anonymous said...

hahahaha!! may nabili din akong chika chika madami din nakatago sa kabinet at baka mahuli ng nanay ko buking ako hehehe!! my favorite was anton bernardo and leandro baldemor!!- marvin

Melanie said...

Classic gay collection ko din ang mga ito... High school pa lang, gusto ko na silang bilhin kaya lang dyahe kay manang tindera...

Medyo luma na sila pero ang sasarap pa din ng mga boys featured...

Fave ko ang back to back issue ng Chika Chika Extra Extra about Burlesk King Rodel Velayo and Leonardo Litton....

Anonymous said...

COLT STUDIOS...who would forget the legendary products catering to the effervescent desire for macho M2M. sadly the stellar-quality manufacturer (from circa 1960s)recently declared bankruptcy. is it worldwide recession related, copyright infringement piracy or a change in attitude toward that kind of sexuality that killed the grandfather old business? maybe the internet has something to do with it, putting the paper printed and digital images materials out of circulation. WHAT'S NEXT with the optical media, nobody knows. but only one thing is for sure. as long as there are peering eyes and sexual desires, hand-in- hand there will be new means, ways that will see new light on a brand new tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

gosh.. ka miss yun! i remember nahihiya pa ako bumili ng magazine na yan kasi im straight looking talaga. pero mas nanaig saken ang libog kesa hiya.

I wanna thanks Lex and those people who give us new form of entertainment. Mabuhay kayo and sana wag kayo magsawa gumawa pa ng mga bagong ideas to share sa lahat.

Anonymous said...

asus from paranaque dumadayo pa ako sa monumento para lang walang makakita sa akin na bumibili ako ng chika then ang hirap itago sa ibabaw ng kisame ng room kasi ang dami na then ang hirap din i dspose kasi sayang ..pinaanod ka lahat sa baha kasama ng aking mga pantasya..... thanks chika mags.....

Anonymous said...

natawa naman ako sa yo anonymous talagang effort ang pagdayo mo ng monumento tapos in the end ipapa anod mo lang sa baha. kawawang bakla. pero ngayon pwede mo na i save sa laptop mo im sure hindi mo maiisipang ipaanod sa baha ang computer mo no ineng?

somemalebee said...

rotfl =] i thought i was reading my own confession- i, too, was an avid collector of those mags and tabloids =] i lived in a boarding house in UP Village in the late 90s and i used to buy the mags and tabloids in Philcoa so early in the morning so as not to be 'caught'. i'd buy a broadsheet as well where i'd tuck the mag and tabloids into. at the end of my undergrad in diliman, i think i would have accumulated a ton of these, uhm, 'reading materials' =] haaay thanks for jogging my memory =]

Anonymous said...

How nice to remember those days... I love every minute I secretly indulged myself in those sexually charge pictures...

Now as for you my Lex... get it on... show me more flesh and show me more nuts...

Love your message...

Corie

John said...

"SANA LANG KAYA NG MGA GAYS DALHIN SARILI NILA SA MUNDO NA MAY RESPETO NA GALING SA IBA,,.PERO MAGSISIMULA SA ATING SARILI MUNA" well said Anonymous...

Anonymous said...

on a sad note, JEROME PELGONE is gone. He survived but in coma for almost a year a gunshot on the face. he died last year in guinobatan, albay. he got to be popular with his COVER BOYS mag in the 90s.