Saturday, October 17, 2009

on the far side

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Yep, men can really be frustrating at times, like when:

1. your tonsils are out on hysterics and he will just roll his eyes, shake his head and draw his breath, specifically in that order

2. left their manners at home and can’t be punctual and apologetic both at the same time… or;

3. can not differentiate NATURAL from pushed-up, padded, Belo-ed or excess calories-fattened breast… and they turn their heads to the direction when they think you're not looking 

But on the lighter note, while they CANNOT be transformed to being our best girl or gay friend or our biggest fan when we’re PMS-ing or when we are on our drama queen mode, they are admittedly equipped with a few good uses too. Hmmm, like:

· Having someone to interpret the road map for me. This tops the list. Saves taxi fare and saves me from agony. I’m a navigational twit.

· Having someone to do the math faster and more accurately. Unless it’s not more than one thousand amount of bill to foot, my math can’t be trusted.

· Having someone to label and label me mine. To be a woman and undesired is unenviable. Even if he’s Seal and you’re Heidi Klum. Girls, cut the hypocrisy.

· Having someone to hold hands with. The warmth.

· Having someone to kiss and make up with. Sweet…

· Having someone to surprise me with gifts. I love being remembered even with as mundane as corporate pens.

· Having someone to give me flowers. Because I love receiving them more than buying them for myself.

· Having shoulders to rest my head while feasting on cheesy flicks. Their’s are broader and they pay for the ticket.

· Having someone to cry with, laugh with and relive childhood memories.

· Having someone to try fancy restaurants with.

· Having someone to share a mocha frappe or buy me chocolates. Okay… I admit, I have distorted views about romantic relationships.

· Having someone to check if I’m home, if I have had dinner already.. etc… etc… My concepts are shallow at times eh.

· Having someone to remind me that the guys are making boso, staring at my breasts or my skirt is too short. Great!!! (my eyes rolling twice)… after two years, my entire wardrobe is altered… but, contrary to my first belief, I can survive with sleeves and wearing jeans. Shhh… I still keep the denim CK mini skirt.

· Having a reason to rummage at Toy Kingdom or Nike Park

· Having someone to explain what is the ‘drip hold’ for or which direction to loosen a tight screw, for both directions won’t work.

· Having someone to remind me to check my actions and my words. I tend to over react at times.

· Having additional set of sisters and nieces.

· Having someone to stand with me through many storms, floods, smudged mascara, salon-deprived moments and pancit canton days.

· Having someone to blame for getting lost in direction, being late, PMs-ing or just having someone to blame.

· Having someone to carry the grocery bags when they get too heavy. I’m not completely helpless but they just cramp my fashion sense.

· Having someone to remind me how far we’ve gone… then smirk. I enjoy soliciting emotion from a robot.

· Having someone to write and talk about… Because when we all get bored, talks end up to about relationships.

· Having someone to hand me a glass of water after a big fight… The crybaby did not grow up.

· Having someone to legally sniff that male scent. Part-skin, part-perfume… I'm paid being weird.

· Having someone to cuddle when i want to be intimate. Enuff said.

originally posted: june 05, 2008


  1. see the pros outnumbered the cons, guys may not be hard-headed at times but our thoughfulness is always on the call.

  2. I agree with Papaleng! Personally, I see myself on solving math problems. =)

  3. Love them or hate them, we're meant to co-exist in peace. =>

    1. I agree with Franc. Whether we like it or not, we cannot avoid each other. There are just some or many things that we needed each other in order to be able to move on with our lives. Haha! Oh life!

  4. I thought at first you are just to criticized men only to find out that your found many positive traits of a man. And its nice to know that some of the little/small things that man can do to like asking if you're already home or had dinner or feeling ok (just being thoughtful) is already a big thing for the ladies. Franc is right, we're meant to co exist in peace =)

  5. Spot on! I don't want to come up with a generalization about men, but most of these lines are very true. Thanks for sharing! ;)

  6. Only 3 frustrations against 25 uplifting thoughts about men... this looks cool to me... :D

  7. I thought of another Gabriela,btw It was good read, and I was smirking upon reading this. :)

  8. I'm actually in an almost 5-year relationship, so I have to agree on most of the things that you've posted. :) Since I can be very bossy most of the time (OC and Control freak as well), he still finds the patience to endure my drama or angry moments. Despite my beau's kakulitan and obsession with Manga, he never forgets to remind me why he loves me and why he's there for me -- just like your partner. :)

  9. Great round up of analogy. I wish someone can create this into an infographic. =)

  10. Looking for a perfect person or company... hhmm, that's beyond realization. What the Lord has given you, if he or she is not that perfect kind, be the one for him or her. For me, the perfect relationship is to be readily adjusted and coped with the worse situation and be as normal as ever.

  11. hahaha nakarelate ako sa number 1:) Your list here are true en TUMPAK:) can i copy this and post it in my board- dami makakarelate dito for sure:)

    1. Surely, this was written 6 years ago I believe, but still rings true! :)

  12. The negative then the positive sides of a man. Nice sis...

  13. Having someone to share a mocha frappe or buy me chocolates - okay if he can't buy you I invite you and check my blog post tell the guy don't let him clueless for your chocolate passion and he will definitely oblige... hehehe

  14. Thanks for the post, I feel really good right now, being a guy :P

  15. Your guy must be really into you with your 25 good lists. =P

  16. Awts on the first 3 but yeah, we can be useful too! Hahaha

  17. I like your take in this topic. I agree to some, but I also want to voice out and disagree to some points. hehehe...

  18. Having someone you know who truly loves you and you love back in the same intensity or even more... is beyond compare. You feel it in your heart and no matter how many flaws and irregularities you see, they will never turn you off... will just always turn the flame on, burning like fire.

  19. Seems like you were able to do the math. More PROS than CONS dear. I can relate with your article hihihi

  20. Even if men are a pain in every girls ass, they are still the sweetest thing that ever existed. Without them life wouldn't be easier.

  21. That's why men are from mars and women are from venus!