Tuesday, April 25, 2006

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The Santo Domingo Book Fair opened Monday night and runs through May 7, 2006. If you are visiting Santo Domingo please go by and check it out. There are over 400 exhibitors, along with music and dance performances. One of the cultural highlights of the Dominican Republic.

I want to thank everyone who has donated money, food and medicines to La Casa Rosada. It does my heart good to see so many people who have contacted me personally, sent money, bought food, etc. Just this past weekend a group from Los Angeles went by and donated a lot of food, clothes and other gifts. See what happens when people put their minds together and decide they are going to make a change. I take my hat off to you guys. You done good! I am going to have a meeting with a representative of the orphanage and see if a website can be setup where people can go and make donations online.

When I first moved here in January 2004, there was a group of guys that hung out in my neighborhood. The ringleader of this group was tall, chocolate and handsome. As I am a very proper white lady, I would never dream of cruising anyone around there. At night on the weekends, the guys would congregate across the street in front of the Barbershop. I, and my clients would look, but I had strict orders for NO ONE to fuck with any of the guys in the neigborhood. One very humid summer night I was in the lobby on the computer, and this little boy comes to the gate to hand me a piece of paper. I was very leery, but I took the paper. On it was a telephone number. Being as nosy as I am, I immediately called the number. The voice on the other end told me, "I am the black boy u like." Since there are many I like, I told him he had to be more specific. He described himself and told me to look out the door, because he was standing across the street. I was intrigued, but very cautious. I told him we should meet in front of the restaurant Dumbo's. I figured if this was a setup I would say that I was getting a cup of coffee. Long story short. We met and developed a friendship. We would get together from time-to-time, and just hang out and have a good time. Around this time, I found out that the local drag queen hairdresser was pursuing him. One of his boys gave him up and told his uncle. Then, during one of our clandestine meetings we were spotted by a queen that lived down the street from me. He sweared she didn't see us, but I was certain she did. She did. The very next night when I went into the Sports Bar, the head backup singer said, "I heard you have a new boyfriend." He would call me from periodically to check in. A couple of months ago he did a gay porn movie. He and I talked about this and because he lived with his grandparents he swore he would never do the movie. Fast forward and I'm holding court again in the Sports Bar and the same backup singer (Maripolio) came to tell me that my friend had filmed a scene that day. I refused to believe it. But, again, Maripolio was correct. I then get an email with a photo of him from the movie. Just recently, I had been hearing rumors that people in his neighborhood were buzzing about him doing this movie. I tried to get in touch with him to see what was going on. His phone was not working. I called his friends and was finally able to speak with him. The same friend who told about him talking with the drag queen, gave him up again. His grandparents and everyone in the neighborhood now know that he did a gay porn movie. He has been thrown out of his house and is now ostracized in the neighborhood. I tried to warn him, but unfortunately, I was like him at that age. Worry about the consequences later. Very, very sad.

Did you know that Oscar de la Renta has a son who is "moreno?" I remember reading about it on one of my favorite sites www.newyorksocialdiary.com, but didn't pay it much attention. Last week, I was watching Ms. Oprah because I knew that Oscar was going to be on the show and he was going to be showing his exquisite house in Punta Cana. And it is that, exquisite. Right on the ocean. Then Oprah went to introduce his children to the audience. And there was Moises de la Renta. Then Oprah did something that I thought was so tacky. She said, "now, how did you get a black son?" Okay, yes, I'm sure people were wondering, it was just how she said it.

Naive or Stupid? That was a post I did some time ago that elicited a lot of comments. Anytime that I do posts like that I get a lot of "Anthony, are you talking about me?" That always amazes me, because I think if YOU see something in there, then maybe I am. It is not that I'm necessarily talking about you, but if the shoe fits ... Recently, I got an email that basically took me to task for calling people stupid or naive. They wanted to know if I had ever been in love? Made stupid decisions? And so on. WELL OF COURSE I HAVE! I guess what bugged me most is when he asked why is it such a big deal for me to save all the people that I consider to be "stupid or naive?" I'm not trying to save everybody. I also understand that there are those that are HAPPY to remain stupid or naive. The bottom line is that we all (myself included) believe what we want to believe. I'm still going to call 'em as I see 'em. Sue me!

Looking for an apartment to stay on your next visit to Santo Domingo? Well, there is a beautifully furnished 3 bedroom/2 bath duplex in the Colonial Zone for short-term rentals. The apartment has its own private entrance, along with a lovely balcony AND a huge terrace. Click here for more information. Don't forget to let them know that you read about it on the Monaga blog. Maybe you will get a discount.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

OK...So you tell us this great story but do not tell us the name of the video? Would love to see it!

Anonymous said...

Hello Anthony,

I would be interested in knowing once the website is up and running to make donations electronically to La Casa Rosada. Since your planning on going there, would you please check with the Nun in charge to see if she got my wire transfer of April 10, 2006? Many Thanks...Jim from Boston

Anonymous said...

Please tell us the name of the Dominican gay porn movie and HOW TO PURCHASE IT, Anthony! The only Dominican gay movies I have are "Dominican Big Dicks," from All Worlds Video, and "A Gringo in Santo Domingo," from The Latino Fan Club. THANKS!

Anonymous said...

Getting off of this subject, I hear and read that the Poolhall is raising its prices from 60 to 100 peso's on friday's and Saturday's. Here is my question... can the boyz afford that price? I mean on Fridays and Saturday nights they are just starting the weekend shifts if you know what I mean, will they go somewhere else if they cant get entry? what harm is that just to let the boyz in to play pool? I love watching them play pool all night not only that, I drop major coins in that business as well. thats why some if not all Americans tourist come to the poolhall anyway. So what happens when there are no American tourist in the country will the owner let them in for free or close the business? because some boyz do spend money, well the money they get from the tourist.

Nena said...

Anthony,
Who is that "rough trade" in the newest pic? ;)
The bitch manager has denied my request for the labor day weekend off. I might file a grievance but the fares will sky rocket soon since the 30day is almost here.
damn her!

Monaga said...

Enrique Cruz has a series called "Doing the Butt." He is in number 13. You'll have to guess which one. You can purchase the video by going to www.enriquecruz.com.

Nena, that was one of the models brought over for DIH2.

Anonymous said...

I love the Sports Bar. Like any other business, the costs to operate it increase, hence the rise in entry fees. It's still a bargain. David is a good host, gives great advice to newcomers and deserves all our support.

Anonymous said...

Listen Anthony you know how the Girls are! We want to know who from 'Doin the Butt' is it??? Ok at keast tell me from which sceen??? Por Favor!
I love the fotos from the Apartment, but its a little too expensive papa!
Anyway I think you are great Anthony...You have truly missed your calling. maybe one day you'll break out and that star of yours will truly shine. Keep up the fab job....Love ya!

Nena said...

Gracias Anthony primo....! U know me I like the nice guys but now and then I like the rough trade...it's the harlemite Rican in me, hehehehe!
te veo Anthony~
xox

Nena said...

I have checked out Enrique's site before. At least for me the xxx are pricey as well as Latino Fan club. But damn the guys are caliente and some.

Anonymous said...

I don't know who you're talking about but I do recognize one face (hybrid) from my first trip to the SDQ. You talked about him ordering the filet mignon and the 12 year old scotch in a past blog.

Anonymous said...

How does Enrique Cruz get these Dominican guyz to do his films? His last 3 or 4 of the series "Doing the Butt" were clearly filmed in some motel in SD, yet you do not see these guyz at the bars/discos! In "Doing the Butt" Num. 12, I personally know the top in the first segment and he never goes to the gay bars. Cruz must have an an extraordinary talent scouts in SD to find these guyz and convince them to "act" for him!

Nena said...

Anthony is talking about the taller of the two, the good looking sexy papi~not the dancer/bugaron
Yeah ECruz must have some great connections in the DR because most of the guys don't hang out in the bars/clubs/poolhall. I finally got to see on a friend purchased. HOT!
sorry Anthony, didn't mean to speak for you, I know you can do that perfectly well.

Anonymous said...

He has a scout in DR who's name begins with "P". The men are hot no doubt, but it's the business for the truly desperate.

Anonymous said...

so that means you cheat on that lovely husband of yours?

Anonymous said...

WELL, DO YOU?

Anonymous said...

Is there any update on the pending La Casa Rosada Website where we can donate? Have you had your meeting with them yet? Can you give us an update of when we will be able to make donations?

Thanks Anthony...

Jim