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The catfish diaries

Yes, though the Catfish Diaries’ notoriety was easily dislodged from its number one trending spot and eclipsed by a political shenanigan, even if it was a short-lived one, it cannot be denied the web of lies and deceit, authored by a relatively young and affluent miss, Sam Morales, is a cautionary tale that we all need to dissect. 

In the nearest future, this tale will surely launch a thousand screenplays, if not movies or digital television dramas. And maybe, just maybe, win us our very first Oscar for best foreign film feature. 

If you have read the book and watched the Oscar-nominated film Dangerous Liaisons, which starred acting greats and royalties John Malkovich, Michelle Pfieffer and the Glen Close or its ‘90s teen-counterpart Cruel Intentions with Sarah Michelle Gellar, Reese Witherspoon, and Ryan Phillipe, you will immediately grasp and understand the bizarre tale that involved Morales, Jzan Tero, the transwoman who shared and posted this sordid story on Twitter, and the lover/boy toy and pawn of Morales, Bilko Argana, nicknamed as Billy, the cockteaser of the moment.  

To Jzan who did this expose, I cannot find it in my heart to fully accept and believe that you are the biggest loser and victim in this morality play. 

Frankly speaking my dear, you were a willing prey. I believe you are intelligent, emotionally healthy and sound, that is why, I cannot help but wonder, why did you dive into such a trap when the signs from the very beginning were not only loud and clear, but were so crystal?

He did not meet you at the airport during your appointed time, disappeared in your life for two months and so, when he made his presence felt once more, you believed him, hook, line and sinker with open arms, heart and legs? (Akala ko ba, babae ka na? Bakit ugaling bakla ka pa rin?)

Honey, sorry to burst your fairy tale bubble but real romance, a dating app is the last place for you to find it. 

Majority of the people who are in this getting-to-know-you apps are either desperate, horny or perverted.  It is one massive porky market place for the wham-bam kind of sexual congresses. 

Why you chose to act naïve, innocent and virginal with the whims and ways of men and believed that your prince will come via Tinder is truly one for the books, laughable and outright pitiful.

What is with drama of crying foul and behaving as the aggrieved and used one? Certainly, you already knew since the start, he stood you up at the airport, with not even a whiff of his deodorant for you to implant in your olfactory nerves as souvenir, he was lying to his teeth. And the fact that, according to your version of truth, you did the sexual whoopee, what is your motivation then for this expose? For others to come out in the open so that you will feel good na hindi ka nag-iisa sa katangahan? 

With regard to boy toy, who claimed that Sam manipulated him into playing along and that he was helpless and had no choice but to give in due to power dynamics since she was his superior, and being jobless is synonymous to death for him? 

Jobless, my foot. Bro, your excuse is the lamest of them all. No amount of “coercion” from a woman will make you connive and implement a dastardly act. Magpaka-lalaki ka naman, tol, even for once. Admit it, you did not only like the situation at hand, you truly enjoyed and relished what you did. 

The attention and love that Tero gave you, it completed you. Every time she looked at you with eyes filled with love, it made you kilig and the fact that she worshipped you, such a reality was the greatest turn on for someone who used to parade his half nakedness in bikini open contests and fashion shows. You loved that you were coveted and desired. 

Please, stop playing the victim card as well. Own up your transgressions.

As far as Morales is concerned, revealing that she did it simply because she doesn't like gay/trans people because she was bullied as a child. 

Can we conclude that this was your act of revenge that eventually became an addiction, is sufficient ground for your cruelty and callousness? 

Honey, wherever you are right now, you need serious psychological help. Please seek counseling and guidance from a professional. And whoever is your God, His or Her forgiveness, please request for it pronto. Mend your twisted and wicked ways. 

Sam, Jzan and Billy are all at fault here. Love or romance, or someone else’s feelings is not a toy or game anyone should play with not only because it is bad, but because it is fundamentally wrong. 

And to all the hopeless romantics, who are reading Arias today, there is indeed wisdom, in this song from the Supremes, “You can’t hurry love. You just have to wait. No, love don’t come easy, it’s a game of give and take.” 

Topics: Catfish Diaries , Sam Morales , Jzan Tero , Bilko Argana
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