Monday, February 13, 2006

Truth or Fiction?

Over the last couple of days I have been writing some things that had been on my mind. I wouldn´t be able to really write about what I want without offending some people (that time will come). So, I have decided to write little stories but omit the name(s). I will have another one for you tomorrow.

Imagine that you are at a place in your life where you think you are not as successful as you should be. Or, that you don’t have all the things you desire in life. You go around feeling like “woe is me.” Then one day you take a trip to a place where people have much less than you. More importantly, they don’t have any of the opportunities you have. You then start to appreciate just how blessed you are. There but for the grace of GOD …

Traveling to this place has opened your eyes to things you really didn’t know existed. You had seen things on television, but never experienced them first-hand. During your travel you meet someone who you think you can help. You find kinship. When you see where this person lives (a shack surrounded by drug addicts) you decide to talk with your friends to see what you can do to help improve their lives. You and your friends decide that where this family is living no human-beings should live. You don’t have the resources to help everyone, but maybe you can help improve the lives of this family. Your friends caution you about how great the responsibility is, but you press on.

So, with the help of the friends you have mobilized, you move the family into a new home and make sure they don’t have to worry about a decent place to stay. You and this family develop a strong bond. Because of them, you look at this country differently. You think that maybe this is a place that you can make a new life for yourself. Start over.

As you now feel you have a purpose, a way to make a change for not only for yourself, but to be able to help someone else make a new life for themselves and their family. You decide that the best way to help someone is for them to be able to take care of themselves. You try and figure out what is the best way to go about it. Again, you don’t have the resources to do what is needed, but you have the contacts and friends to be able to make change happen. As all of these changes happen you grow even closer to this family and will do whatever is humanly possible to make sure they have the basic necessities. As time goes on, their life improves dramatically. They now have a new home, children are being educated in a better school, they now have a means to support their family more comfortably. You have helped provide the tools necessary so that this family can prosper.

Meanwhile, you are looking to make some changes in your own life. You think that with your newfound “brother” that you might be able to embark on something new. You know that without him in your corner that you wouldn’t even consider making such drastic changes. You plan for 2 years about what you are going to do, how will you make a living, where will you live, etc. Then, an opportunity is presented to you. You are not interested in it, but people tell you “here is the opportunity you have been waiting for.” And you think, yes, this is probably the best opportunity I will have. You are not prepared. You have never done anything like this, don’t have the capital, or the knowledge to run an enterprise like this, but you step out on faith with your highly optimistic exuberance.

In the beginning things are extremely difficult, but you think you can do anything. It will be a struggle, but the struggle is worth it. As time progresses, jealousy and envy begin to seep into the relationship with your “brother.” Your “brother” starts to feel that he is not making the money he should be making, and decides that it is your fault. Never mind that you are responsible for everything, from the idea, money, marketing, implementing the venture, etc. But, your “brother” feels that he is your 50/50 partner and you would be nothing without him. He now feels that he and his family is being cheated. Your “brother” starts going to your friends and clients and telling them fanciful stories about you. They don’t know what to believe, because you are still saying this is your “brother,” and how close you are. So, he must be telling the truth. They now look at you a little different.

For more than a year things are said and you choose to ignore them. You think that maybe it is because of the business difficulties you are facing. Things will get better. During this time people come and tell you stories that are being relayed about you and who is saying this. You refuse to believe it. How can someone you consider your “brother” say things like that? I liken it to the mother who knows her child is gay from a young age, but is hoping against hope that it is not true. Then the day comes when it is confirmed and you have to deal with it.

How would you feel about someone who you had considered your “brother” is responsible for most of the rumors being circulated about you? Especially since said "brother" has admitted that he is the source of the rumors. Do you know go and spread the damaging information about your former “brother?” NO. You let it go and as the preacher says, “give it to Jesus.” Now, your brother can go out and make it in the world on his own. He can even join forces with “Lucifer” to make his dreams come true.

One question? If things don’t work out, who will “brother” have to blame?

73 comments:

Anonymous said...

how it works out is not your concern

Anonymous said...

I know who this is and you should not think the world wears such thin veils you are maybe crossing a line here

Anonymous said...

I know who it is to and everybody knows who's it is.
We try to help people Anthony but for some reason they want to make thier lives are responsibilty. Everyone is responsible for their own lives. We all have problems in this world and yes it's nice to get a little help every once and a while. The dominicans take it to the next level they feel you are suppose to help them because they are poor. If you try hard enough you can do anything these people are not to bright they never think past today. They have no hope or dreams just survival tactics like they are in a war. We are there eneimes if we don't give to them and help them, it never ends it's never enough. All they can say is me got mucho, mucho problems well guess what mother fuckers so do I.

Anonymous said...

Dear thin veil; I agree, the line has been crossed, by "brother" anyone who bites the hand that feeds him, should be ashamed of themselves. But in this "dog eat dog" environment that exists in the DR, you will quickly learn that Dominicans have no loyality to anyone or anything EXCEPT MONEY and the highest bidder.

"Not your concern" how it works out is in GOD's plan, cause GOD don't like ugly.

"Everybody knows who it is", you are about as close to the truth as anyone. Those who travel here often know about "me got mucho problems" and playing the tourists and Americans for as much money as they can, and then moving on to the next sucker.

Tread lightly dominican "brother" because those you "fuck over" on the way up, you might have to meet again, on your way down.

Monaga said...

You know, I was going to close the comments to this because I can see where it is headed.

If you don't like what you read you shouldn't come back. I have said it many times, but I guess it bears repeating. I can say what I want, when I want, how I want on this blog.

Again, you are welcome to start your own and then you can write whatever you like about me.

Anonymous said...

Anthony you are absolutely right in your last posted remarks. It's your blog and you can say what you want too. The first two comments are beyond ignorance and arrogance.
Keep on keepin' on my brother. The attitude expressed by most of the Dominican's I've, met has always been, "You owe me". I recently broke off relationships with a guy I had met two years ago and had tried to help by sending a monthly stipend and treating him generously when I visited two or three times a year. He began to demand more and more and insisted that I take him to the states along with his mother and his four year old nephew. When I refused he began to get abusive physically and verbally. I was there at Christmas/New Year and he sprang a wife on me and demanded money to support her, because "she is a good person and is pregnant(supposedly with his child)". I decided enough is enough and have not responded to his many telephone calls asking for money.
Enough is Enough!

Anonymous said...

YES IT IS YOUR BLOG YES YOU CAN WRITE ANY THING YOU WISH SOME OF YOUR BEST IS YOUR INFO ARTICLES AND THE LIFE THAT YOU LED THERE I AM JUST GLAD THAT I ONLY KNOWN OF YOU I WOULD NOT LIKE TO READ SUCH A THINLY GUISED EXPOSE OF ANY PART OF MY LIFE ANYWHERE THINK OF HOW YOU FELT TOWARDS THE RUMORS ABOUT YOUR SEX AND DRUG LIFE SOME WOULD SAY WHERE THERE IS SMOKE THERE IS FIRE I THINK THAT RESPECT IS SO IMPORTANT AND FOR SOME REASON TO THINLY VEIL YOUR STORY HAS YOUR RIGHT TO BLOG IS VERY SELFSERVING DO UNTO OTHERS.... PEACE

Simbul said...

To the last poster, you either agree or disagree he can write what he wants on HIS blog. A blog is a memoir shared with others in the world about another's life. They decided to share that part with you. If you don't like what they are sharing, simply depart. Shallow twists of words and insults DO serve you---to show how little your spirit is. TRUE PEACE.

Anonymous said...

you are so right my blog should be about my lifes experience this is about someone else's lifehow can i write about your life do i have the right too oh too many queens not enough thrones

Anonymous said...

steve here...I am deeply offended by some of the comments previously stated. I cant believe some people can be so ignorant and judge an entire people based on the actions of a couple of hustlers. THE IRONY IS THAT THE SAME PEOPLE WHO COME HERE TO EXPLOIT POOR HUSTLERS ARE COPMPLINING ABOUT BEING EXPLOITED. Life is a mirror afterall!!! how fitting. I am an educated Gay Dominican grad-student and have never heard complaints like those previously mentioned. The problem is that these people come to D.R because the hustlers in the states are too expensive or simply too selective to indulge them. My suggestion to these types, stay away, AND KEEP YOUR S.T.Ds! This Island has more to offer than dick...and LASTLY JUST LIKE IN THE STATES..PEOPLE WHO LAY WITH DOGS GET FLEAS!!!!stop hanging with hustlers and stereotyping all Dominicans by their actions!!! Anthony this isn't directed at you..good luck and god bless.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Steve, I agree 100%. I am so sick of everytime I mention that I am going, or have been to the DR some peoples response being " I have heard what goes on there". Men and women looking for Dr. Feelgood. Yes, there and everywhere else too. There is a lot more than "sex". Keeping it in perspective, sex is the only reason some people go to SD, and nothing else matters. John -

Anonymous said...

when i was there last i meet a very nice guy he was very sweet and the last two days he asked for nothing we had fun he showed me the city and stayed with me till my flight left noe i write this to say people are not that different anywhere you go there are the good the bad the indifferent if you have feelings for someone go with them cherish it whether it is real or not just let go if you have the money and it makes you happy you will know when to stop or when it is no longer right for you i our hearts our bodys our souls need this my besr friend when i told him of my dominican friend asked are you inlove with him like i was a fool i said if i am don't hate it is my feelin not yours if i sleep a little better at night if i can go to work and thru the maddess of the day find that memory and smile that is enough for me

Anonymous said...

Thanks Anthony for reopening this blog, because there is a lot to be said.

Steve, my educated, dominican brother, you are wrong, this "you owe me" attitude is built into the very fabric of the dominican culture. Wheather it comes from way back in slave/master times, gifts of a dictator, ugly americans discovering beautiful men and women to exploit, the closeness of DR to USA and a desire to immulate or a combination of all the above, this "you owe me" attitude does exist in the dr. It is the thinking of every poor dominican, if you are foreigner or dominican york or puertorican visiting or living here in dr, then you are rich, if you are not rich, then you know someone in the states or your country that can send you money, so call them and have money sent here so I can have some of it! The country has a double price system, dominican & foreigner prices and every vendor, shop keeper, hustler can convert that price in a mili-second without hesitation or dection by the buyer. I've learned to have a dominican front for me whenever I go to buy ANYTHING!!! And that approach is not foolproof, as I've had dominicans walk into a store and in spanish, advise the storekeeper, that he is bringing him business and he (the shopkeeper) better include his(the dominican front man) 10% commission in any price that is being quoted. Then that dominican front man will turn and tell me what a wonderful bargin he has gotten for me. Now mind you, I'm already paying this guy a fee to front for me and then he is playing me for a fool and double dipping and getting his 10% commission from the shopkeeper. Enough said.

Anonymous said...

To the comment above:

Read!, Read!, Read!, the best real comment ever! Jaw dropping comment about the 2 price system!

People wake up!

Anonymous said...

I`m glad to read that some posters, like Steve, acknowledge the fact that not all dominicans are hustlers looking for money.

Anonymous said...

There are two sides to every story!
Those who are commenting and not in the DR are too removed to know the WHOLE truth but will soon find out when they visit Santo Domingo again. Just because they are poor and Dominican does not mean they are wrong in this particular story.

Anonymous said...

But the whole country does prostitute itself out and for a price you can get whatever you want, not only sex, but WHATEVER you want. So while all dominicans are not hustlers looking for money, ALL dominicans ARE LOOKING FOR MONEY, from the very rich to the very poor and everyone in between. Lets not fool ourselves, we may want to put our best face forward, but you best believe that nothing is done in this country without paying a lot of money for it.

Anonymous said...

Being poor or being dominican is not wrong, but assuming that the world is your welfare system and anyone arriving to the dr from anywhere in the world is that pay-agent for your welfare check is WRONG.

The dominicans look at foreigners as fools to be gotten over on. And the foreigners look at the dominicans as get over artist, who's life's work is to con money out of people. The dominicans need to realize that foreigners see ads and commericals for "save the children" and then they come here and see the proverty and these foreigners actually want to help, as has been engrained in our minds for so long. The foreigners need to realize that the dominicans have known nothing but proverty all their lives and without the needed education, to know the difference, these people will take those gifts that have been given by foreigners to help imporve thier lives and they will SELL the items before they even leave the box. Let alone after they have been put to the intended use in their individual homes. But you know there are those dominicans who will take foreigners to their homes, introduce them to their families, create a false/true relationship with that foreigner and then wait to receive the rewards of the seed of "I need to help these people out of proverty", which then is reaped in the form of microwaves, dishes, clothing, household goods, baby clothing, etc. all of which is then sold.

Monaga said...

WHEW!!!

Who woulda thunk that this story would generate so much controversy. For those that read it and were offended, I'm sorry, but that what a blog does. It allows you (me in this case!) to give my side of the story.

And to the anonymous posters who disagree, there are two sides to every story, but you came here to read mine. Right?

It is very funny that when there is rumor spread about me you don't have any issue with it.

If anyone got the impression that I was trying to paint ALL Dominicans with the same brush, that was not my intention.

Hhhmmm, I just wonder who those anonymous posters are?

Anonymous said...

Anthony, your side of the story should have been told a long time ago. Anyone who has come here for awhile knows the real deal. Can anything change by these comments being bantered about? NO, but at least it is finally coming to the surface. Why do people continue to return to dr? Many reasons, weather, lifestyle, people, culture, all of the above. But to return knowing the real deal, makes it at least a level playing field. We can walk into a situation with eyes wide open, rather than with rose colored glasses that paint a false, but beautiful picture of this place. I for one continue to come back, but I deal with things differently now as so should many of you "throneless queens" that are commenting.

Anonymous said...

I wonder the same Anthony, Who are those anonymous poster's hmmm Makes you wanna think it's the same person LOL

"Don't Hate the Player, Hate the Game"
-Anthony Montgomery 2005

Anonymous said...

It's funny that all the other "gay business men" in Santo Domingo have a different side to the story. How many customers of Monaga who paid in full for long-term stays at the Monaga Apartments were thrown into the street by the owner for non-payment of rent last Friday? Weren't there some people who paid and had to move to the Casa New Yorker? Didn't the owners of the Casa New Yorker go without electricity for 3 weeks due to overdue electric bills that were owed from the Casa Monaga? Like the other person said there are two sides to every story.

Monaga said...

Well Anonymous,

who was there when they came to get the building? If I recall, I think it was your "brother." Was I there? Have I been involved with "Camilo Apartments" for the last month? Ah, No. So, why don't your ask "brother" what happened?

And yes, a patron moved to the Casa New Yorker, because your "brother" is incompetent and didn´t sign a lease with the building. But, he said that you and he will be opening tomorrow.

If you like to know more, why not call me? Of course, then your identity would be revealed.

Take care, Lucifer

Anonymous said...

No there are not two sides to every story, there are actually THREE SIDES to every story, your side, their side and the truth. So Grace, you find it necessary to get down in the mud and sling shit so early this morning. I can't speak for Anthony, he will have to address your comments himself, but I will defend him and say that making unfounded remarks and soiling ones name with half truths is not the way to go. How dare you bring other businesses into this subject. Those people are working to run their business and leave everyone alone, as so should you. What Anthony has to say is what Anthony has to say, you keep other people out of any beef you might have with Anthony.

Anonymous said...

Steve here...."To my gay brother who incessantly pontificated on the virtues of Dominican shop keepers who sell merchandise to tourist".. I am aware of the double tier pay system you mentioned. It happens in all the Islands even Manhattan! The Chinese do it in chinatown,the Africans on 125th street, the Jews in the diamond district in Midtown and even the U.S Goverment( who tax the rich more than the poor(in theory)). Ever eat at Macdonalds in Manhattan? What about the South Bronx? " The prices are significantly different due to the socio-economic capability of the shopper. The product is the same however. Welcome to the Dominican Republic the only place in the Western Hemisphere were we force people to buy things they dont need at inflated egregious prices. The beauty of a free market is that one doesn't have to buy or use the services of a firm if they feel taken advantage of. And yes in a tourist eniornment their would appear to be a two tier pay system, their goal after all is to maximize profits and sales. I can adapt and give credence to any negative experience a foreighner has had in my home(D.R) AND FOR THAT IM SORRY. What I cant subscribe too and abhor is the arrogant and grotesque generalizations some people make of this country and its people. How can any American look down their nose at any third world country. Americans have the wealth and comforts most people in the world dream of and still brutalize each other. We are no different here. People are people where ever you travel. Please dont try to over simplify Domincans circumstances. We are certainly not all inherently get overs. Infact given the legacy of our colonial imperialist fathers we are doing just fine. Many blessings to all my gay brothers and sisters..our community celebrates diversity, so lets leave our negative preconceived notions of others behind when we travel.

Anonymous said...

Can I get a refill of my Popcorn please this is getting good!

Everyone talks about Anthony and his business I only see that Anthony had the balls to start one without any help from the faggies here or there. All I see is the TUSKEGEE AIRMEN come to Santo Domingo fallasleep at Paco's, pay $100 usd for the boys then go back home and brag about the half true when the real truth is that the boyz Rob them of their items. then come calling Anthony to help find them. When you TUSKEGEE AIRMEN have the ball to Start not 1 but 2 business in another country then come back to the blog and talk about it til then SHUT DA F**K UP!

Keep your head up Anthony the cock roaches smell food... im reaching for the Raid! BAM!

Monaga said...

Very nice response, Steve!

Thanks for everyone's comments.

Anonymous said...

Anthony, you continue doing what you do! You have people that will hate you for your success and they will love you for your failure. Keep your head up and remember that alot of these anonymous writers that are trying to bash are more than likely the ones that have gotten taken and/or continue to get taken...ESTUPIDO!!! But even with that, they will be back there over and over again to do what they do best, pay for the the boys that they want and come back to the states to brag on it. You have shown that you have the COURAGE and the BALLS to do what alot of these hateful queens wish they could do and that is leave your native country to go elsewhere in the world and "WORK FOR YOURSELF"! Love you! See you next week........
Memphis

Anonymous said...

Steve, it is hard not to generalize this country, when the only experiences I've encountered have been about the almighty peso and how many of them one can take before the gravy train is halted. I assume you are a dominican york or a "rich" dominican, what with your level of english. Your defense of the dr is understood and admired. But until you have been down in the trenches and walked a few miles in this dominican mire you can't understand my position. You are right the USA is rich, but everyone coming here is not rich, many of us save our money all year long to come down on several trips a year. We work hard, count the days and look forward to time in paradise. I've been burned many times and each time I'm burned, I make sure I stay clear of that flame that caused me harm, only to get burned by another, whom I thought was "different". I'm not talking exclusively about sex partners, but in general. I know of people who have taken entire families into their homes, fed and clothed and bedded and employeed them for months, only to have those same people return that kindness with betrayal and greed. So you might say, I have my own ax to grind and I'm sorry if I offend you Steve. I see your points I will not generalize an entire coutnry anymore and I will try to keep an open mind. Lets hope your optimizm rings true and proves me wrong. If so, I'll be back here to tell you so. But know this, human nature is selfish, from the first bite of that apple by that first bitch, it has usually been all about self.

Anonymous said...

this is good now lets see in referece to vendors shopping the hustlers i am getting the iimpression the the assumption is that this is only in the dominican republic have you guys not been anywhere else i am sure some of you have i have traveled out of the u.s since i was 15 years old i will dare not list the countrys but let me assure you that it is NO different anywhere else blacks in the u.s have developed the same you owe tthing of course no one here will admit to the crackhead hustler we have pick up in our lives so we go out of the country and expect what tell me as grown men what is it that you want as a group of dorothys if you cannot find it your own back yard well we all know that story

Anonymous said...

Crackhead Hustlers?? Ok, ok, paying for sex with a stunningly beautiful man is one thing... I don't get the crackhead hustler analogy at all. And then to expound on your lunacy you throw black americans into your word salad... Man, put down that drink and step away from the keyboard. No,put down your crackpipe and step away from the keyboard. Now, g'won, shoo... shoo!

Anonymous said...

Child, this is better than any soap opera. I can't wait for the next entry. g'own, shoo shoo.....

Anonymous said...

no i won,t you have african american men that are totally caughtup in the you owe me thing and if you have played to play there you have done it here of course you are the one that is always above it all no you have never pickup less than a beautiful guy anywhere keep it real no rather flush that tthrone you are on...off with her head

Anonymous said...

Most of who read this entry have no clue who "brother" is, and it is not important that we know the details either. At least it is not important to me. The message that I found in this story is that no matter what your best intentions are, many efforts go unappreciated. It hurts, it causes one to have a certain level of distrust 4 sure. Does that mean you stop and become distant and cold? No, absolutly not. Cautious, yes. Anthony, shared his story. I am aware of like stories that have happened in the DR, U.S, ect... Again, many of us are out of the loop on the personalities involved in this particular story, but can relate to the mystery of human behavior, because we have not perfected the science yet and I doubt we ever will. As all of the comments evolved and blended into other subject areas it became a very intresting read no doubt. Is there a right, or wrong opinon? Not sure. You(we)live and learn.

Sometimes God gives us the test, before he teaches us the lesson.

John in D.C. --

Anonymous said...

ahh some sanity thankyou

Anonymous said...

Excellent! I agree.

Anonymous said...

Go to Oprah...Go to Oprah....

Anonymous said...

Jeeeerrrrryyy......Jeeeerrrryyyy.....Jeeeeerrrrryyy

Anonymous said...

In the case of Anthony Montgomery.....Lucifer, you are NOT the father!

Anonymous said...

No, Not Oprah or Jerry, more like Dr. Phil. Honestly, this is the most amazing mess. Elevate yourself people. Can we all just get along? Never mind, I already know the answer......

Anonymous said...

In the case of "brother"......Lucifer, you ARE the father! Wow a match made in hell. You deserve each other.

Monaga said...

Please, let's stay on topic.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I don't know who it is! Who is it? Is it "J____"?

Anonymous said...

Anthony, expose these, or this sick MF who has sooooo.. much to say on the anonymous tip. I know you probably won't, but I am starting to take this stupid crap personal. Point em' out should they show up, or already there during DH2 and let's see how much mouth they have then. Grow up, damm..

Jay in MD.

Anonymous said...

Hello Anthony,
Damn! I stay away for a day and this thread jumps to 41 posts! Just amazing even though some of the posts have nothing to do with the original topic. In January, when you told me that you were not going to continue with the apts., something in the back of my mind alerted me that I would probably not be staying there again. From what I have just read, apparently that little voice was right. I'm just sorry to hear that you have been dragged into that mess. As of now, I'm looking for another place to stay for my April trip. I wish you the best.
From Puerto Rico,
Rafael

Anonymous said...

I have a reservation and a deposit paid at the Monaga Apartments in January 2006 for my stay in March. I got an email saying that my reservation would be honored but I read here that the Camilo Apartments are also closed. So the question is when is my deposit going to be refunded so I can book somewhere else? I do not want to arrive in SD and have no place to stay. Anthony have you returned all the deposits you required when the reservations were made? I checked my credit card and it has not been credited by Monaga. Please advise. I called Jose at Camilo Apartments and he has no deposits that were paid to Monaga so I want my account credited for my full deposit or I will contest it with my credit card company.

Anonymous said...

Who are you? Credit to who? contact Anthony directly. Turn the channel back to the original program.

Anonymous said...

To the above post: That's kinda tacky to post this on the blog. Why didn't you contact Monaga directly?

It would also appear to me that since the business was transferred to a new owner, the new owner is responsible for all payments and credits. I'm sure Anthony saw to that.

Just because the Camilo apartments say they don't have the deposits, doesn't make it true. It also does not relieve them of that responsibility as said current owners.

And, if you know the Camilo apartments are closed, why didn't you immediately contact your credit card company and explain what was going on? The reverse charge would have been immediate. And lastly, since you didn't post your name here, how on earth would anyone know who to refund the deposit to? Tacky, tacky, tacky!

Monaga said...

As I just found out about the apartment closing, I have made reservations at the Caribe Colonial Hotel for those that made a deposit with Monaga.

You will be sent an email. If you have any further questions please post them here, or email/phone me.

Anthony

Anonymous said...

OH "Brother" what a mess! I am glad I did not place a reservation at the Apartments (monaga or camilo or whatever they are called now). I hope all the tourists who made reservations know what is going on and have been informed in a timely manner. The title here is "Truth or Fiction?" I hope that this is all fiction and a cruel joke.

Anonymous said...

51 damn comments wow the most ever is that a record? anyway this is going to far both are friends of mine i cant stand it anymore "Can we all get alone?" Atlanta, I know you are loving this where is that glass? is it full? or did you get that AA help?

Anonymous said...

Yep, Pandora's box was opened on this topic. Why exactly I can't be sure. Honestly I don't think I want to know either.

To “open a Pandora's box” is to create an uncontrollable situation that will cause great grief. It seems that this ennty is causing grief for some and pleasure for others. It definatly has taken on a life of its own. It's alive!

Anonymous said...

Throw some water on it and see that happends

Anonymous said...

ant, stop fallin for this. you know what this is about. don´t stoop down to there level. i know that you could have put in MUCH more but did not.

you are to smart so don´t fall for the bull.

JC

Monaga said...

55 (!!) comments.

Thanks to all for your comments, good and bad. Those that like me, like me, those don´t, don´t.

I didn´t know you all cared so much.

LOL!

Anonymous said...

When it's all said and done, Anthony will continue to do what he does.

As he said, those of us who like him, like him, appreciate him, his time, his energy, stamina, chutzpah(sp?), charm, wit, get it done attitude, lack of attitude, and the "there-you-have-it" approach to life.

The haters hate.. for the exact same reasons.

It will be interesting to see how these turn of events affect the upcoming celebrations; clearly one establishment has lost it's clientele.. will the ripples pass under the steady ships with strong captains, and sink those vessels with no one at the helm in it's wake? Time will tell. It always does.

It will also be interesting to see which soldiers remain in formation and which ones desert the battlefield.

Lastly, from the wonderful movie "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" I quote... "If you have a taste for scandal, I'll give you a feast!"


GO ANTHONY!!

Anonymous said...

to the sissy-sinsitive queen who is starting to take it personal make sure you have your flats on

Anonymous said...

Even better, I have my shoes and ear rings off and I'm ready, gurl...

Anonymous said...

are the ear rings hoops?

Anonymous said...

Wow!!!! So where is a good place to stay Anthony? I am planning to come there in July. Wherever you're staying, count me in.

Antonio
South Korea

Stud said...

Damn!

I guess I was right when I wrote you and asked if you needed a bodyguard. LOL

Man, there is nothing you can do but move on. Betrayal has always been a part of life.

The only way to get em back with VIGOR is to continue SUCCESSFULLY.

Hatahs cannot stand success - especially when they are stuck.

Anonymous said...

What is all this about David Simmons having to cancel his trip because you were paid in full for his trip and now the Casa Camilo Apartments are closed? Have you sent David Simmons his money back?
Where is all the money for deposits you took from guests making reservations before you left? We got the skinny from Santo Domingo and know what you are doing? How was your conversation at the Casa New Yorker grand opening and the guests who were thrown out of the apartments? Did you give them their money back yet?

Anonymous said...

PLEASE, IF WE COULD JUST CUT OUT ALL THE FINGER SNAPPING AND READING SESSION DRAMA. NONE OF US IS 18 YEARS OLD ANYMORE, PLUS IT JUST GETS IN THE WAY WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO ADDRESS A SERIOUS PROBLEM. OKAY PART OF BEING A REAL PERSON IS ADMITTING YOUR OWN MISTAKES IN LIFE. NO MATTER HOW UGLY ARE PITIFUL, YOU CAN NOT GO FORWARD WITH EYES OPEN UNTIL YOU DO SO. NO ONE SAID THAT WE HAD TO BE PERFECT BECAUSE WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES. BUT IF WE CONTINUE TO RUN FROM IT AND KEEP BLAMING OTHERS FOR WHAT WEVE DONE. WE WANT HAVE ONE GOOD FRIEND LEFT IN THIS WORLD NOT EVEN GOD. IT IS ALSO MY UNDERSTAND THAT THIS BLOG CALLED MONAGA WAS ORIGINAL SETUP TO HELP AND ASSIT NEW AND FUTURE CUSTOMERS, THAT WOULD BE STAYING AT THE MONAGA APARTMENTS. WELL I HAVE NOT HEARD ONE WORD OF "SORRY" FROM ANY APARTMENT OPERATORS/ OWNERS, NOR HAS ANYONE SENT OUT A LETTER TO EXPLAIN ALL THE CONFUSION OF WHAT HAS HAPPEN TO CUSTOMER. THIS IS UNFORTUNATE FOR THE CUSTOMER'S THAT HAVE SAVED THERE HARD EARNED MONEY, TOO COME TO SANTO DOMINGO FOR A VACATION. ONLY TO ARRIVE AND NOT HAVE A PLACE TO STAY BECAUSE SOMEONE DID NOT DO THE RIGHT THING WITH HIS MONEY AND YOU CALL YOURSELF A PROFESSIONAL.

Monaga said...

hello anonymous(es?)

were you at the grand-opening of Casa New Yorker? No one said anything to me about any monies owed. Nor, has anyone sent me an email.

Tell you what, why not have all the people the people you have talked to get in touch with me?

Everyone who had a reservation has been taken care of, but I want to thank you for your concern and caring.

I look forward to your next comments.

Anonymous said...

THE NEXT COMMENTS WILL BE IN COURT. THERE ARE SEVERAL OF US WHO ARE COMING AFTER YOU FOR YOUR UNDERHANDED BUSINESS DEALINGS. I ALREADY SEE THAT YOU HAVE REMOVED SOME OF YOUR ENTRIES ON THE BLOG THAT YOU HAD PUBLISHED PREVIOUSLY WITH OUR NAMES. WHY IS THAT? I AM SURE THAT THERE ARE MANY MORE CUSTOMERS AS WELL THAT YOU TOOK DEPOSITS FOR AND DID NOT GIVE TO CAMILO APARTMENTS AND THAT ISSUE WILL BE RESOLVED WHEN THE CUSTOMERS START TO HAVE TO REPAY ALL THOSE DEPOSIT MONIES THAT YOU TOOK OFF WITH.

Monaga said...

Anonymous,

I don´t know what else to say. How can I respond to rumors when I don´t know who you are? Or do I?

Tell you what, take me to court. Or, if you like to take care of this in person I will be at the Sports Bar tonight.

See you there?

Anonymous said...

Go 'head Anthony!! Who are these creeps? Blah, blah, blah, lawsuit, blah, blah, blah, money. It'd be kinda sad but it's too funny... some of the longest run on sentences i've ever seen.. are these comments written in crayon first? Good Lord!

Anonymous said...

I was looking to Buy are Rent some property in Santo Domingo, a good friend had recommended this Blog/Site for contacts. but after reading this blog and all uglyness, I think I WILL BE CHECKING OTHER SITES, LIKE DR1 OR MAYBE PURPLE ROOF. I don't want to do business with anyone that takes money from his Customer's are Friends. Though this may not be true,there seems to be several entries on this blog.

Anonymous said...

very suspicious comment above ant. these people just won't quit.

Anonymous said...

It's also very suspicious, whenever a anonymous person makes a comment, that the Cheer Leaders has to run behind it. LET THEM SPEAK FOR THEMSELF. So Anonymous Cheerleaders don't you have better things to do, like tending to your own business.

Monaga said...

Okay, this has been fun, but now it is time for it to come to an end. If you have any disparaging remarks you can address them to me personally, and we can take it from there. How's that?

Until then, Lucifer (or your disciples) you can go fuck yourself. I mean, don't you have some money to go and launder.

By the way, when is the apartment building opening again? Maybe if you didn't have so much time worrying about me and mine you could take care of your own struggling businesses.

Because it is MY blog, I get the last word.

You ready?

Remember, I am!

Monaga said...

Obviously the last poster can't read. Let me say it again, I HAVE THE LAST WORD on this blog.

You don't like it? Too bad!