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17 July 2013

Snubbing Dennis Trillo

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Once upon a time, I totally dismissed Dennis Trillo, being the total elitist snob that I used to be. Back in 2004, when Dennis Trillo was just making his mark in “Mulawin,” he visited our office with his Korean friend. Back then, I was an uppity new employee trying to climb his way up the company ladder. This was two years before I took on the mantle of being the “devil” boss.

One Korean student introduced him to me and asked if I knew him.  Dennis looked bashful and humble; he did not exhibit an air of superiority. Although he was good-looking, he looked more like the boy next door than an upcoming heartthrob.

My student said, “Rob, do you know him?”
I said, “No,”
The Korean student said, “He’s on television.”
I dryly said, “Oh, sorry I don’t watch TV,” as I bade them adieu and told them that I had to attend a meeting. 

In retrospect, I must have sounded snobbish and indifferent. All right, I must admit it, I acted like an elitist male b**** and worst, I was not even aware of it. 

When I got home, my mother was watching “Mulawin” and I recognized one of the male stars. I thought to myself. “I’ve seen that guy somewhere.” I asked my mother the name of the actor and she said “Dennis Trillo.”  I felt embarrassed snubbing an amiable bloke but that was a different time for me, so much dirty water under the bridge.

In a funny twist of fate, later on, Dennis became acquainted with my younger brother because of their mutual love for biking.  As for me, I owe Dennis a belated apology.  I have mellowed down but some friends still insist that I remain as snobbish as a snake.  Nevertheless, even venom loses its potency in time.  

Thankfully, I am absolutely certain that Dennis has forgotten the whole incident.  After all, I am still "a nobody," and thank goodness for that.  Obscurity is its own rewards. 

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