Why the title? Because one of the famous lyrics of that song is
I am a man who will fight for your honor…
Our household has two pairs of lovebirds. Our helpers being couples is a double-edged sword: it’s good because 1) They’re not kitiki-text as their “babes” are working with them; and 2) Because they’re happy that they get their dose of romance—wholesome ang ibig kong sabihin—as they go out at night and have dates on their days off. But it’s also bad because 1) They tend to always side with their jowas; and 2) They’re a package deal—you keep one, you keep both; you get rid of one, you get rid of two.
Anyhoo, I just want to share with you how bemused I was how proud our Ate Alona and Yaya Isay are of their Kuya Peter and Kuya Dodong, respectively. Adonis na adonis ang trato sa kanila nina Yaya Isay and Ate Alona! And that’s great of course.
Yaya Isay + Kuya Dodong
Nanay Dew: Si Ate Vi (referring to Raviv’s Cousin Yoona) takot sa boys no? Ayaw niyang sumama sa mga lalaki.
Yaya Isay: Pero kay Dodong sumasama ‘yan Ma’am.
Nanay Dew: Oo nga e. Kay Dodong niya lang gusto.
Yaya Isay: Siguro Ma’am mga gwapo lang ang gusto niyang samahan (sabay ngiti). Marunong mamili si Ate Vi, ‘no?
Ano’ng say n’yo?!?
Ate Alona + Kuya Peter
In the car with Randy, Alona, and another male Brain Train teacher, we were talking about another Brain Train teacher, Engr. Marco Lao’s physique.
I: Napapayatan ako kay Marco. Parang kulang pa ng kapal ‘yung katawan.
Anonymous male Brain Train teacher (who was not gay but was just so envious of Marco’s physique): Hindi Dewmaine. Ganyan talaga dapat ang katawan. ‘Yung mga model at artista ganyan ang katawan.
I: Ah talaga? Hindi kasi talaga ako tumitingin sa katawan…hindi ko alam na ‘yun ang maganda.
Anonymous male Brain Train teacher (who was not gay but so envious of Marco’s physique): Aaaah, ang ganda talaga ng katawan ni Marco! Nun ngang outing natin nung naghubad siya napamura ako…Inggit na inggit talaga ako.
The rest of the car occupants were laughing now…
I: Talaga napamura ka? Bakit naman? OK din naman katawan mo.
Anonymous male Brain Train teacher (who was not gay but so envious of Marco’s physique): Kasi si Marco may abs eh. Dalawa lang ‘yung abs niya pero may abs. Ako pangarap ko lang ‘yun. Hindi ko ma-achieve-achieve magka-abs. Ang hirap sobra magka-abs…
I: Big deal pala ang abs?
Anonymous male Brain Train teacher (who was not gay but so envious of Marco’s physique): Ah oo! ‘Pag nagka-abs ka ibig sabihin ang ganda na talaga ng katawan mo?
At biglang sumingit out of nowhere si Alona…
Ate Alona: Hmm, ‘yun lang? Si Peter nga may abs din e. Apat pa!
At hiyang-hiya naman si Marco kay Peter!
By the way, in case you’re wondering who this Engr. Marco Lao is, well, here he is. These photos were taken during the “outing” our anonymous envious Brain Train teacher was talking about.
Yes, Brain Train teacher talaga siya. He teaches mathematics.
And yes, may K siyang maging part ng Brain Train. He’s not just an eye candy. Licensed chemical engineer ‘yan. Aaand, cum laude. Saang university nag-cum laude? Sa UP lang naman.
But all of these are a bunch of balderdash for Alona. Basta si Peter, apat ang abs. Si Marco dalawa lang. End of story.
And the moral lesson of the stories is: Love your own.