Yes, it's that popular. I'll wager that ManilaGayGuy is among the most successful Pinoy blogs out there, though you won't see it anywhere in the Pinoy Top Blogs rankings. The site earns for Migs a tidy sum monthly, but more importantly, its combination of sexy (but not pornographic) photos, insightful posts and friendly, all-inclusive feel has provided many gay men, whether in or out of the closet, a supportive space where they can unload, unwind, rag each other, have frank discussions about issues, or simply ogle the hotties. I know some women who read this blog, too!
For this podcast, Migs just asked us to share with Duncan (the letter-sender) our thoughts on his situation, and how we might decide if we were in his place. The truth is, I've never liked the sound of my voice, so I'm afraid I was a tad too conscious throughout the whole recording session. Plus, I didn't want to sound glib with my words, because someone in Sydney is actually hurting enough to send a cry for help to a guy he's never met. Good thing there was McVie with his endless wisecracks, while I confined myself to channeling Ate Charo with my earnest back-rubbing, though laced with the occasional retort. (That's me exclaiming "Puki mo!" at one point. Apologies to sensitive ears.)
I'm usually more, uhm, cheerful and effervescent than what you would hear in the podcast, which Migs promises to upload either tomorrow or Wednesday. If my flat, nasal voice irritates you, pwede daanin ko na lang sa substance of what I'm trying to say? Haha. I'll provide a link here once the podcast is up. Do check it out and tell me what you think. Be gentle, baby, it's my first time. (Grin)
Update: Listen to the podcast here.