SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – Gay men living in San Francisco have been hit hard by the economic downturn and are striving hard to cope.
It’s not only housing rent that’s skyrocketed in this City by the Bay. The cost of everything — from groceries to gas ⛽️ have become very prohibitive. Even fabric, to the dismay of the highly-fashionable community.
But as always, gay men find ways to weather the storm, boldly but surely.
Walking the streets of Castro, the gay district, one will notice a growing number of gay men wearing “crop top” t-shirts, a new fashion trend that uses minimal fabric (see photo).
It’s time to scan your closets and rip up (or down) your favorite t-shirts.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte turns 72 on March 28, and VP Leni Robredo says she has the perfect gift for the chief executive: tsinelas (flip flops).
Office of the Vice President (OVP) spokesperson Georgina Hernandez told The Adobo Chronicles that she personally gift-wrapped Robredo’s birthday present for Duterte.
Hernandez said no gift can be more appropriate for someone who flip flops on various issues, citing the president’s 180-degree turn on the Philippines’ South China Sea policy, alliance with the United States, same-sex marriage, and even his accusations about Robredo.
Duterte recently accused the Vice President of being “in a hurry to claim the presidency,” just one week after he cleared her of involvement in destabilization plots against his administration.
Reacting to the high-profile birthday gift, Malacañang Press Secretary Martin Andanar sent a Twitter message to Hernandez, saying: “The President appreciates the generosity and thoughtfulness of Mrs. Robredo, but he respectfully declines the gift because he does not wear flip flops. He’d prefer boat shoes with no socks.”
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In a video aired on Thursday, Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina said that former First Lady Imelda Marcos invented the terno.
The Filipina bet made the assertion in a recorded video, aired during the live preliminary round of the 65th Miss Universe competition held Thursday night. Her short clip was taken during the candidates’ visit to Vigan, where they modeled ternos.
“The terno was actually invented by our former first lady, Imelda Marcos. She invented these butterfly sleeves and they use it to cover their face,” Medina said in the video.
Mrs. Marcos, who was watching the preliminary competition from the family estate in Ilocos Norte, jumped with joy upon hearing her name mentioned.
Nevermind that what Medina said as an “alternative fact.” The former First Lady immediately sent a text message to the Philippines’ bet for this year’s Miss Universe crown to thank her for the great honor.
“Thank you and good luck. You are truly the epitome of Filipina beauty and talent,” Marcos said in her message to Medina.