Snippets from Mike Litoris*

Mike: Unless exclusivity is established, she is fair game to multiple suitors. The law of supply and demand dictates that when the supply is low, demand is high then value goes up. The same rules apply. You can say that the girlfriend value goes up at least in that theory. There are other factors that determine value. As long as she is not a gold digging slut, I don’t mind her having other suitors. A little competition is good, you know.

~ Episode 1: Courtship


Mike: Initially, I’m afraid of the monetary expenses. You know, how much a wedding costs these days and don’t get me started on how much it takes on raising your own family. Another thing is the added responsibility. I mean, becoming the man who can lead and all that is not easy. There’s no official manual that can show you how to be a husband and a father. And still, you’re expected to steer the ship and hoping you won’t smash into an iceberg.

~ Episode 3: Engagement


*Name has been changed.


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About Mike

Mike Litoris (pen name) is a professional Female Body Inspector (FBI) at the Backroom Casting Inc. He interviews and creates VTRs for ladies applying to modeling agencies to ensure top quality (of both the females and the VTRs).

He hails from the Philippines, particularly the “Upper East Side” (Antipolo) but is currently working abroad. He trains and joins Spartan races and other obstacle runs.

If he’s not working (or working out), he plays the guitar and trades stocks. He strives to be the “very best no one ever was” and believes that if you want the prize, you have to pay the price. He still dreams of becoming a billionaire one day and eventually, Batman.


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Edits: Jacquie Bamba S. Zamora

Before I Do Anthology

Philippine Copyright © 2016 by Katherine C. Eustaquio-Derla

Kath C. Eustaquio-Derla is a journalism graduate from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. She wrote Bedroom Blog by Veronica, a relationship blog for Cosmopolitan Philippines from 2009 to 2011, which covers most of her single dating life. In 2015, she published her first book Before I Do. She’s passionate about coffee, red wine, books and Mad Men. She stopped collecting hearts when she got married in 2013 and went back to collecting Archie Comics ever since. Send the author a tweet @kceustaquio.

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