Tuesday, January 15, 2013

All About "Sabit"

You've seen that action done in countless movies and shows. It is the quintessential image of the stripper, male or female. "Magic Mike" made you curious to experience the same thing in Manila. You've wanted to do it. But then, you're just too afraid or too shy or too cash-strapped to even try. What's that action called in the local scene?
Those lucky dollar bills

But, wait. Doesn't the word "sabit" mean the following? 
Sabit 1: Hang clothes to dry
Sabit 2: Hang on to railings of jeepney's rear
Sabit 3 (or Sandara's "Walang Sabit"): Tangle-free hair

In the gay bar industry though, "sabit" gets a whole new meaning. There are no clothes (literally), no jeepneys, and no Sandaras (Koreans abound though). Magsabit ng pera involves tucking cash into the waistband of the macho dancer's bikini/underwear/cycling shorts as he is dancing on-stage or once a dancer approaches you. 

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A New Year

I haven't updated my blog for the longest time. That's obvious. I just re-opened my blog and saw a lot of comments I needed to publish. Thank you again.

But before I head back to my new "thing" in the New city, I will be posting a few blog entries. Anything you want to know? Share your thoughts or questions in the comment section, and let me try to answer or write full blog posts about them.

(PS: I've finished and posted an entry that I started to write 3-4 months ago. The entry is backdated.)

GB Goer
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