dale, is that you?

 I went to this party at a diplomat’s house in posh Frogner last night and was promised that there would be an international set of guests since the guy we are throwing the party for, a friend who’s leaving for UN work in South Africa, has friends from all over the world.Indeed, there were people from Norway and South America, a guitarist from Guatemala, a diplomat from Italy, a young Pakistani TV personality, a dancer from Mexico, a new Filipino boyfriend of a friend, a lady who I danced Deja Vu with who’s originally from Korea, and then there was him.Dale, is that you?This half-Filipino guy raised in Norway, dressed in an impecabble set of striped french cuff shirt, tie and vest, looking gorgeous in his model-like stance, looks like someone I dated for two nights in Manila. In fact, the resemblance is so uncanny that I nearly choked when he extended his hand to introduce himself with his Korean-Norwegian girlfriend.Flashback to some years ago. This guy named Dale, a half-Filipino living in New York and a part-time print model, went to the Philippines for a week to attend a family wake. He was in Subic back then, a three-hour drive north of Manila, but he decided to go to Manila to meet me after chatting online. It was a whirlwind, passionate, crazy and fun two-night fling, which dragged on for some months after via emails and text messages to and from New York. Then it just died down. Just like that. One morning he told me he’s walking his dog Mona, the next day – nada.Until last night. I’m sure it’s not him. But boy this guy looks every inch like Dale, every gorgeous inch. He could easily pass as a long-lost twin brother, spawned out of a scene from a predictable soap opera.Anyway, after having said that, I have one more thing to say…Oslo is a fucking small city, damn it!

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7 Responses to “dale, is that you?”


  1. 1 ~*galenlondeien*~ November 6, 2006 at 7:18 am

    It’s a small world after all! :)

  2. 2 juOn November 6, 2006 at 7:20 am

    You should’ve inspected him more closely, if you know what I mean. ;-)

  3. 3 Shigeki November 7, 2006 at 10:48 am

    You never know. They might have launched their clone business. :-)

    Since you mentioned it, I had to google the population of Oslo since I really didn’t know. Bigger than Copenhagen!

  4. 4 c. aléssandro November 8, 2006 at 5:36 am

    dated for 2 days?! why… i have never heard of such at thing! it schocks me and my moral values and sensibility and all that stuff.

  5. 5 savante November 9, 2006 at 6:02 pm

    Perhaps it was him and he just couldn’t say it… :O

  6. 6 Mark November 10, 2006 at 1:25 am

    It is, Karen!

    You would be just as tempted to do that, Juon!

    Really? Wow, and to think Norway’s population is 4.5 million, and that’s the whole of Norway, Shigeki! And Norway isn’t a small country. Compare that to the Philippines’ 80+ million and we have almost the same size of land. Eeeek!

    Hahaha, C!

    Had it been him, we would have relived those two nights, Paul!

  7. 7 R*Y A N November 10, 2006 at 7:14 am

    should have made googly eyes at him anyway, mark!

    grrrr.


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