May 29, 2007

[Pinoy Gay Blogs] hush and listen

hush and listen

Some might actually complain why it's taken so long for this blog to be featured - I beg your forgiveness, I can only process so many blogs in a day. Let's cut to the chase and explore the words of hush and listen.

Most of the blogs we featured thus far tend to share a lot of themes and ideas and common. There's nothing wrong with that, of course - it just shows the interests that run common for most of us in the community, may it be entertainment or the latest hot guy to hit the scene. hush and listen is a bit different compared to most given what it chooses to tackle.

Every gay man has been known to dabble in writing to some extent, whether in terms of short stories, entire novels, poetry or songs. I guess it's the whole cultural role we tend to take on naturally. What makes hush and listen so different is the level to which Khalel, the author, appears to take his passion for writing into something far greater. His words are terribly striking and any gay man is sure to be able to relate to at least one but more likely many of his pieces which he faithfully posts. To complement these beautifully crafted words are images and pictures that are equally strong, artistic and sensual at the same time.

hush and listen runs off the Blogger platform and remains largely simple in its content although heavy in terms of syndication support and recognition around the blogosphere, as evidenced by the many citations and ranking banners that litter the site freely. I'd have to caution this is definitely a blog that is NSFW - not to say it's vulgar, but of course there's a thin line between art and, well, the other thing that your boss might not be so quick to discern. Then again, given weight of the entries, I doubt you'd want to read this at work - some pieces just might move you to tears that your co-workers will be left scratching their heads trying to figure out what happened to you.

It's not all heavy despite the somewhat emo-ish tone to the very design of the blog. hush and listen has it's share of somewhat lighter entries and short personal stories from the blog's author but for the most part it does not stray from its core philosophy - as an avenue for Khalel to share his thoughts with the world through his writing. This is a definite must-read for any gay man or for any poetic soul for that matter.


  1. thank you so much, i am honored.

  2. the honor is mine - i envy your writing abilities. =D