Beautiful Strangers

“Keep the hat,” suggested the Caucasian man standing next to me. I was looking at the mirror, trying to decide whether I should ditch the hat I was wearing that night. “You look great, don’t worry,” he complimented.

It wasn’t long until I noticed that he was handsome, sexy and — wait for it — shirtless. We were at the restroom of a bar in Boracay. Realizing how sleazy it appeared to have a conversation inside the restroom, I replied with a simple “Thank you” and walked away.

On our way out he asked me where I was from and I answered. He said, “Well, I live in Manila, too. But I’m from Paris.”

“Oh, you’re French!” I said smilingly. “I speak French un petit peu. Un petit petit peu.

He laughed. “Let’s hear it, then.”

“Nah. I only had 6 units of French in college and I’m severely intoxicated so I barely remember anything. Besides, I can only introduce myself in French.”

“Go give it a shot! Introduce yourself please and I’ll do the same.”

I learned that his name is Niko, that he’s 30 years old, that he has been living in Manila for a year and will be here for another six months, and that he was in Boracay with friends. He also shared with me the name of the hotel he was staying in. Ha. Ha. Ha.

I didn’t realize that we were already near the dance floor and that I had been spotted by fellow bloggers Doyzkie and Mica, who had been throwing me a judging ang-landi-landi-mo-puta-ka look yet oddly encouraging. Still, I bade sexy Niko goodbye and rejoined my friends and spent the rest of the evening with them. After all, I am in a relationship. I am a drunkard, not a manwhore.

It was the first time I had introduced myself to a complete stranger while traveling. Most of the time, if they were attractive I would just stare at them secretly and die in silence. Sometimes when I review the photos that I took from my trips, I would see goodlooking men that I captured pictures of — some deliberately and others accidentally. (Believe me, some are really unintentional.) Here are a few of them:

This guy on stilts works at Universal Studios Singapore. And he has a winning smile. I think he's Pinoy.

(Left) This waiter in Cauayan, Negros Occidental looks much better in person. He's definitely yummier than the food there. (Right) We were waiting for the appetizer when we spotted this guy at a restaurant in Cebu. We completely forgot about our order after seeing him.

It was supposed to be a photo of the GST Refund Booth at the Changi Airport Budget Terminal. When I was reviewing the pic, however, I noticed that there's a hottie within the frame.

I'm sorry Brendan Fraser but this The Mummy actor at Universal Studios Singapore is such an eye-candy!

I know this is a dark photo but this German guy on the left side of the photo is definitely hotter than the bonfire.

Pink Power! I bet this hottie in pink is Pinoy, too.

He was wandering around alone. He looked sweet and kind. This was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

I completely didn't care about all the rides at Disneyland Hong Kong when this guy appeared. I couldn't take my eyes off of him. So goodlooking.

If you happen to be one of these gorgeous men and you wish that your pic be taken down, please send me a message. Better yet, please drop your mobile number and let’s talk. Haha.

Sorry if you think I have bad taste. Now, if only I had a photo with Niko….


  1. Bet ko talaga yung first guy with the winning smile!!!

    And yung waiter! Ang sarap sarap lang magpa-botbot shet shet shet. =))

    Ang laswa ko. K.

  2. LOL hahahaha nakakamiss yun! Pinag-usapan lang namin ni Ada this morning yung Boracay party time natin haha fun fun fun! I wasn’t really that worried with you drinking too much, pero kung may ginawa ka nang kahiya-hiya nun sampal talaga aabutin mo sa akin. #Tsarot!

    Dapat kinanta mo yung chorus ng Lady Marmalade sa kanya =))

  3. The guy in stilts in Univ Studios must be popular. My friend had me scan his pictures of his Singapore trip and he took a picture of that guy! 😀

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