[ the digitizer ]*

i am therefore i blog.

Humoroid : “Gay Proven”

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Life is full of idiosyncracy that it can unexpectedly hit your funny bone. To digitize it gives one the satisfaction of a story-teller and the bragging rights.

I thought why not post downright hilarious or utterly ridiculous snippets of life in this new category I fondly call “Humoroid“? No offense to those who think that having the “Big H” ain’t a laughing matter, but hey, if you’ve got the real thing and you will have to live with it anyway, you might as well  chuckle it away. Don’t take your Preparation-H out just yet because this Humoroid aims to share a hearty laugh at authentic, spontaneous and delightfully humorous photos (at least the ones I  have personally taken) too amusing to ignore. To complete the shared fun and experience, the readers may send their wittiest, most creative, and funniest caption for the featured photo (please see Guidelines below).

Gay Proven

About this photo:

A friend and I were on our way to the bus station from a brief visit of the rainforest park in Los Baños (Laguna, Philippines) called Pook ni Maria Makiling (Maria Makiling’s Place) when I spotted this food stand by the sidewalk in downtown Calamba. I couldn’t believe my eyes! I laughed so hard I decided to go back and take a photo of it. My friend wasn’t too keen on going back so we had to split. When I finally found the spot, I couldn’t quite get myself to ask permission from the tending ladies fearing they’d turn me down. No way I would miss out on this chance to share this breakthrough with the world, so I secretly snapped this single photo. (The ladies saw me, anyway, because I heard them chuckle and gave me knowing(?) stares. I was tempted to blurt out, “You just got digitized, ladies!” but decided that I was a blogger with an important scoop (as if) in his SD card, a material that seemed to him worth more than gold. I left in a hurry.) Still giddy, I went to catch my bus to Batangas with a childish grin carved in my face for the rest of the trip. I had to check the photo a few times to make sure it was really there. I have some captions tickling my fancy but thought it would be even more engaging and infinitely surprising to involve friends and readers to come up with catchy captions. Thus the birth of the “Humoroid” category for this blog.

I was still heady from this serendipitous moment I had the camera turned on throughout the 1-hour bus ride if and when another breakthrough presents itself to me, its chosen storyteller (obviously I had a serious case of Humoroid, okay?).

Enjoy this funny digitized snippet of this crazy thing called Life in the Philippines.

Guidelines for the caption submission:

1. Please be guided by your sense of decency and sensitivity towards others. I retain the right to moderate comments and will not approve any caption/comment I deem abusive, derogatory, hateful, or disrespectful.

2. Any reader can give your caption/comment a thumbs up or a thumbs down. The one with the highest net score will become the photo’s caption with proper attribution to the sender.

3. For this first photo, you will have until August 31 to leave your caption/comment.

4. Want to share your photos, too, for captioning? Please send the URL link of the photo or as an attachment to ilovethedigitizer@gmail.com. If they are not yours, please provide me with a link to the photo so I can properly give credit to the actual owner.


Written by nealm

12 August 2009 at 5:19 PM

Posted in Humoroid, Philippines, Random

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10 Responses

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  1. Very Funny! Thank you for sharing 🙂

    Stephen Robinson

    12 August 2009 at 6:39 PM

    • You’re welcome, Stephen. I thought I couldn’t pass up that priceless moment either.

      the digitizer

      13 August 2009 at 12:15 PM

  2. Congrats. This blog won the “Filipino Blog of the Week” award (week 173). The blog is also elevated to the “Hall of Fame.”


    15 August 2009 at 5:34 AM

    • wow! talk, thank you, thank you, thank you! especially to those who voted and told me how much they love my blog.

      the digitizer

      15 August 2009 at 7:40 AM

  3. Neal, congrats you are really a talented one, you are the cream of the crop, worthy of emulation.


    16 August 2009 at 2:40 AM

    • thank you, dan. i hope you will share with me your blog, too, or how the digitizer inspires you. hope to hear from you. take care.

      the digitizer

      16 August 2009 at 3:58 PM

  4. congrats! you’re a hero, neal. i think you deserve a new name bec. talent + humor = SUPER DIGITIZER

    nice shot! i wouldn’t have known it without your caption. now, here’s mine but it’s not original. i’ve seen some of “the doctors” at lifestyle network and i believe it’s appropriate: HEART ATTACK FRIES. EAT IF YOU’RE READY TO DIE NOW!


    26 August 2009 at 12:36 PM

    • thanks, luminerli though i don’t know about being a hero or super digitizer 🙂 re : caption, i have similar thoughts when i saw the chicken skin. but i remember trying one before and they are thinner and crispier than pork rinds. and actually good-tasting, too. anyway, your caption captures the danger of cholesterol humorously and urgently.

      the digitizer

      27 August 2009 at 6:38 PM

  5. I am still thinking of a caption. I’ll come back if the magic caption fairy hits me. I love the picture though.


    26 August 2009 at 8:24 PM

    • welcome, mahalia! nice of you to drop by, and please come back even if the caption fairy took her sabbatical! 🙂

      the digitizer

      27 August 2009 at 6:39 PM

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