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Sunday, February 26, 2012

The “I-Hate-to-See-an-Over-PDAing-Couple” Syndrome

02/26/2012 04:20PM

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Since the last time my dogs screwed up my shades, I never owned and wore a new one, until my sister gave her that eyewear apparel to me – an oversized aviator type which I used more as a props but I had no choice but to wear whenever I’m hitting a public place.

There are 2 reasons why I used to wear those glasses: either the sun rays are too high for me, and just want to pretend that I don’t see much people around. It’s like the spotlights on me; I am the only king of the world. Nah, but that’s too selfish. I just hate the fact that seeing people like those ugly goons, trying hard salesmen, and over-PDAing couple. Well, let’s focus on the latter.


PDA has a lot of meanings though this time I am pertaining to the term Public Display of Affection. Now, why the hell I am affected with this one? Because I’m single, loveless (and bitter, as judgmental idiots would tell) or I am just too conservative, and sick of seeing those 2 lovers acting indecently to the public? Last reason will tell the best answer for me (however, I’m not even a conservative fella either). 

Sometimes I am thinking if this is already a disease, since irregular behavior of one’s considered as such case. Just as similar to people who can’t help themselves but picking other person's belongings (in other words, stealing) or to somebody who’s over-obsessed at sex. (I forgot the medical term, but I saw that at Ben Tulfo’s show BITAG)

Maybe I am living in a wrong world, where LOVE becomes excessive. And come on, it’s not a good thing that way, man! Who would love to see people almost making out in every park or street couch available as their lip-locking movement are shown like you’re watching a love scene at the movies? Besides, that’s not part of our tradition. That’s for westerners, and liberation does not require a colonial mind-set.

And stop berating me a bunch of romance-like excuses like “It’s their life, mister! Why do you need to criticize their asses?” ‘cause I might tell “FUCK YOU, kid. There are appropriate places where people are only allowed to cuddle and where to be all happily fucked up.”

What is my point here? Act decent to the public, and I don’t care if you two are lovers. A lot of people may look up on you, especially if you are a bunch of entertainers documenting a reality show on the streets. Have some a bit of privacy for the two of you, will you? Besides, there are best things in LOVE which are better off kept in private (and that are why SEX is one of them, right?) There are places where holding hands are considered, and where hugging is simply unacceptable.

Okay. I’m out to somewhere else. Damn it. Where’s my shades?! GANGWAY! (shouting at the couple) Well, it’s better to have it that way than to mess up with them and say things like in Filipino, “Ang kitid na nga ng kalsada, nakaharang pa kayo?! Tabi nga! Buti sana kung nagbabayad kayo ng buwis kahit sa VAT man lang!”

(This blog article was published at the community blog site Definitely Filipino last May 6, 2012 URL: http://definitelyfilipino.com/blog/2012/05/06/the-i-hate-to-see-an-over-pdaing-couple-syndrome/).

Author: slickmaster | (c) 2012 september twenty-eight productions

17 comments:

  1. I'll take note of this the next time I'm out with my boyfriend. although the most we do is hug and hold hands though. *Don't Hate me. LOL.

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    1. Hahaha! Relax, we don't hate you here. even yours truly used to do some gestures of PDA since the time I went into a relationship. Though of course, some actions were better off left in private (and with limits, too).

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  2. I echoe your sentiment. I never understood the need to publicly display too much affection (emphasizing on too much). Yes you are inlove but please, you are not the only 2 person in the world no matter how much everything else seems a blur -movie style- during that "moment". It makes people uncomfortable. Ok so I'm gonna stop now before I be deemed a hater HAHA. Thanks for posting a real post! :-D

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    1. HAHAHA! Thanks for appreciating either. That was the exact situation I saw somewhere in the city prior in writing this piece.

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  3. this is my first time into your blog and I must say it is an quite unusual blog.would surely revisit again and again to get more such stuffs.

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  4. I dont know but I kinda get used to this kind of scene because I am always associated with couple friends. It's like Im always the third wheel. from highschool, to college, to work. funny circumstance eh? But they only kiss when they bid goodbye.

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  5. I can understand some people getting into the heat of the moment. But it does make strangers stare and then make them ashamed for staring. That's where the inappropriateness comes from, I think - strangers feel they are violating a sacred moment.

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  6. I agree that there's a right place for everything and excessive PDA is also not a good thing to showcase in public.

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  7. Funny. I was at the mall yesterday (at the furniture section), a couple was sitting on one of the sofas and they were kissing. Not a peck nor a smack. Kissing with tongue... Talk about PDA. :P

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    1. Dude, that's what you call "feel-at-home." (both literally and figuratively) Hahaha!

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  8. I usually do PDA but it is limited to hugs and kisses, going overboard or more than that is really a no-no.

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  9. Funny post but true, I am also not comfortable in seeing couples go beyond hugging, holding hands and a gentle kiss. If you listen to the radio nowadays, you'd think MOMOL is a fine thing to do in public!

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  10. I agree with you. Me too I hat it when I see over PDA couples. It's not really appropriate to act like that on public. They don't give respect to the other people that surrounds them.

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  11. I've seen couples kiss and hug in public since these kind of things are quite normal especially with foreigners. So I don't really cringe seeing these kind of PDA's. But despite this liberal thinking, my husband and I haven't done anything more than holding hands in public.

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  12. There's the cute type of PDA, and there's the PDA that's just way too much. People must know their limits, and this also applies in social media (yes, there is such a thing as online PDA haha).

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  13. Too much PDA is really a huge turn off. It's just inappropriate and disrespectful to other people around you. People should know better.

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  14. I must agree. Couples must be sensitive about other eyes looking at them.

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