Throwback Thursday: Dorm Days in 2004

Throwback Thursday: Dorm Days in 2004

Because I was a spoiled brat back in college I got to dorm on campus. We had a 9:00 pm curfew. Boys were separated from girls (don’t get any ideas, I was still questioning then).  It was like after school hours there were orgs… and after orgs there was dinner outside DLSU-D at Fiat, Inasal or Briyanna Cafe… then everyone was back at their dorms before 9:00 pm.

This isn’t some Imbestigador segment where you’d imagine gay orgies happening on a Catholic campus. No! My male dorm mates were about 90-95% straight (including yours truly, as in 2004 the concept of falling in love with another boy was more blur than Jacqueline Bisset’s speech at the recent Golden Globe awards). My dorm mates were quite respectable people that St. La Salle would be proud of. The nuns that run the dormitory even said that they were impressed that most of the boys dorm rooms were cleaner than the girls’ dorms across the fence.

Nights were spent sharing FHM magazines (omg talaga, may collection ako at napunta ito sa isa kong lesbian friend…)… panahon pa ito nila Maui Taylor and Patricia Javier hahaha!

There was gossip (yes, boys do gossip quite a lot!). Some snuck Red Horse into the dorms during birthdays and it was a thrill to hide ’em from manong guard. I had a dorm mate who was infatuated with one of my high school batchmates and even fantasied about her having the pinkest nipples… omg, I’M NOT INTERESTED IN THAT FANTASY AT ALL. Mahilig kasi ako maglagay ng photos sa table ko.

My roomies that year were two Computer Science students. One of my roomies played games on his HP laptop all night. The other ComSci roomie read comics. Very innocent lang!

May mga isyu sa dorm but really, it’s not like something you’d find in one of Aris’ erotic stories. The male dorm at DLSU-D during my days was pretty decent. The people were fun to be with. It was a college dormitory setup without drugs or crazy sex addicts… only good-hearted Pinoy humour, a few pa-tago na nag-yo-yosi moments, with some Ja Rule J. Lo MP3 playing somewhere.

With Kevin. He plays all the best MP3s on his computer. Best speaker set at the dorm!
With Lance, my friend since high school. We were roomies in freshmen year.
Notice the towels we hung up on the walls.
This is Tony who I never ran out of stories with since we were the only liberal arts male dormers.
Dude on the right is Joel, comic book guy. I forgot who the guy on the left is!

I have to give credit to those Bohemian years for fuelling the creativity I have used all these years since.

Photos don’t do justice. I’ll find better ones next time!

Throwback Thursday: 2nd Year College Reco

Throwback Thursday: 2nd Year College Reco

I’m starting a throwback thursday series on ohGeorgyy. My challenge is that for a photo or video to qualify, the content must have been taken more than 10 years back. Knowing myself… kung ano-ano kinukuhanan kong picture. My friends were patient with me. I argued with one of them when he wasted my film pa nga! Haha!

To kick off the first #ThrowbackThursday on ohGeorgyy… we travel back to 2003 when I was a college sophomore.


I studied at a (medyo, somewhat) religious university so that meant having recollections each year.

Recollections. Supposed to be a spiritual retreat but ends up being a venue where pwede maglabas ang mga sama ng loob kung meron. Haha! But particularly in my sophomore recollection, held just outside Tagaytay in the mountains… this was about love! Ang daming nag-eexchange ng candles during one portion… tapos puro yihee maririnig mo… oh those days! (I used to be “straight” pa!)

The full set of photos from this “2nd year recollection” has a lot of funny photos kasi… parang, out of this world. Yung mga mag-jowa dati… girl-boy relationships ha… super holding hands sila. I mean, it’s sweet to look at… but so funny din kasi these days, some are married na… have kids… are about to have kids… mix and match… and dahil students kami ng liberal arts… more than half the boys in the class have since come out as bisexual or gay.

Hail to thee our alma mater… *wink