To no avail, it turns out, judging from his twitter stream.
Consider this gem, for example:
â€œMeowww,â€ he says in rough and rudimentary translation, â€œyou’re a cool cat, my friend. It’s great that you’re making your presence felt. Where are you heading with Bubbz and Chito? Somewhere cool? Is it a cool party? Like somewhere super fun?â€
To the untrained observer, the message seems like a typical twitter, uh, tweet. But that’s because your untrained observer didn’t spend his formative years in an all-male high school thinking up clever things to say to indifferent (and often non-existent) girls.
Underneath it all, what he’s saying is this:
â€œIt’s great that you finally have time for us to communicate over twitter. I’m hoping that by mentioning that you’re going out with Bubbz and Chito, I can wrangle an invitation to come along.â€
The â€œmeowww,â€ though, well, that’s pretty much what he meant to say. Which, of course begs the question why would someone who is not a. a cat or b. a coquettish young woman go ‘meow’? Probably because he thought Angel would find it cute.
Judging from the next few tweets, neither subtle hint nor attempt at being cute worked. And really, things should not have to be this way for Mr. Penaflorida. He’s an Internet celebrity, for god’s sake! He’s done more for this country than I ever have, or will ever be able to barring a zombie infestation of some sort!
By all rights, women should be breaking down his door for bragging rights to having done it with a hero. I mean, everybody loves a hero, right?
Just look at what happened to action star/douche bag/Angel Locsin’s ex Richard Guttierrez who rescued co-star Cristine Reyes from Marikina floodwaters in true action-star fashion.
The hero always gets the girl. That’s like a law of nature. Except, I guess, in the Philippines, where we prefer people who play heroes on TV to people who actually, you know, get shit done.