The Infernal Pssssst

On our way back from UP we noted that there were already hordes of people flocking outside Quiapo church. I am reminded that my friend Ardee-kid and I used to go to Quiapo over a decade ago… to get DVD’s. The mega-stalls are situated across the street, make sure to get off the jeep as soon as you see the “Hortaleza” sign, Ardee-kid once sagedly advised.

The Quiapo experience used to make me wonder if I have a porn-connoisseur facies. I would be sifting through tv series DVD’s and the vendor would give me an unsubtle psssssst–and when I turn to him he would bring out a whole bunch of porn movies, muttering, “X?”. It doesn’t matter if I’m looking through pirated Simpsons DVD among the cartoons pile, or through computer programs, I would still get the annoying pssssssst. Eventually stalls popped up along Pedro Gil, and even if I was still in my white blazer with a steth across my neck, I would get the infernal psssssst. I observed other customers, and they didn’t get the darn psssssst.

So the clinical question: do I have the porn addict facies? Do I come across as someone who slobber at porn? Do my facial expressions and overall fidgetiness convey a sense of urgency to buy porn in the guise of checking out cartoons? I don’t know what a porn facies must really look like, but do I bleeping have it? Obviously it can be argued that it’s random and statistical analysis will tell us that more people received the pssssst, ergo, I am not special, but Tits never got it, nor did Ardee-kid, or anybody else I knew. When I was looking for X-Files DVD the second they heard “X” they brought out crates of porn.

In annoyance (and it didn’t help my cause) I asked, “Preggy porn meron kayo?! Yung mga pregnant? What about midget porn? Huh?! Huh?!” They didn’t have it. I hate to disappoint those who delight at my supposed debauchery but I am not a porn connoisseur, my knowledge of the existence of such… categories notwithstanding.

Photo by Engin Akyurt on

Categories: Blogs

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

From The Murks Of The Sultry Abyss

Words and photos by RA-san.

Ella Thinks Aloud

A blog by Ella Mae Masamayor

sing like wildflowers

My full and kooky life as a homeschooling mommy to 2 great kids, raising a child with HLHS (Hypolastic Left Heart Syndrome), coping with depression, following Jesus, and being much too camera happy.

Eris Goes To

Food, Thoughts, and Adventure

Pinoy Penman 3.0

The continuing chronicles of Jose Dalisay Jr., aka Butch Dalisay, a Filipino collector of old fountain pens, disused PowerBooks, '50s Hamiltons, creaky cameras and typewriters, VW spare parts, poker bad beats, and desktop lint.

Lucia's Fiction

Lifestyle and Writing Tips

Life and Lemons

Life through my graded eyeglasses


A Compendium of Daily Quests, Mishaps and Sweet Escapades

Words and Coffee Writing

Navigating my writing adventures through teaching, motherhood, and cancer.

ladyveilchen writes

Nurse. Educator. Just loves life.

On the road

Life's journeys are worth sharing.


A temporary haven for my restless words

The Yearner's Park

Your one stop entertainment and lifestyle website

%d bloggers like this: