I was a pretty active student in High School. I was in several extra curricular activities, clubs, and organizations. Much like how I am now, I liked to keep busy. One of my favorite activities was being a member in our school’s “advanced” choir. I didn’t actually meet Pooh until the last semester in 12th grade. He had joined choir when he moved to San Diego from Japan. It’s unfortunate that he had to move to another school in the middle of his senior year. His dad was in the navy so he had to move around a lot. My dad was also in the navy so I had to move around a lot too. He looked very “thug” and unapproachable so I didn’t really make any attempts to get to know him. Plus, I was too preoccupied with relationship problems, partying every night, and ditching classes during the day.

Strangely, we went to prom in the same group of people and sat at the same table, but we didn’t even know each other at the time. It wasn’t until we had a choir performance at some random church that we ended up meeting each other. My mom was supposed to pick me up but ended up calling me to let me know that she couldn’t make it. I had to ask my friend Jazmine if she could give me a ride. She said she’d have to ask her friend since he was giving her a ride and they weren’t going home after the performance. She said she was taking her friend to his first rave. I happened to be a big raver head at the time so I was all for it! She ran over to this guy’s car and asked him if I could tag along. As she ran to the passenger side she yelled, “he said it’s OK, get in!” So I jumped in the back seat and took my backpack off. The guy driving turned to me and introduced himself. It was the bald thuggish guy that I never talked to before. Despite his tough exterior, he had a shy timid smile. He was adorable…er and kinda hot. I had (still have) a thing for bald guys. I really liked hanging out with him that night. Despite the rave being incredibly wack, we had a lot of fun! He was really cool, nice, and funny. I loved his personality and he was so easy to talk to.

Since he was the new kid in town I introduced him to all of my friends. We ended up hanging out a lot. I didn’t have a crush on him at the time because….well…he was straight. I knew my boundaries and knew not to fall for guys I’d never have a chance with. I did end up telling him that I was gay after having known him for like 2 or 3 days. I was only out to a couple of people. Just a cousin, who happened to be bi, and the guys that I happened to “fool around” with. After I told him that I was gay I ended up having the confidence to tell all my close friends. My best friend actually was pretty upset that I came out to this guy that I’ve only known a couple days before him.

Pooh and I were great friends. Even after we graduated from High School we still hung out. He actually was there for me through a couple bad breakups. When I first met him, I had just recently ended probably the longest most serious gay relationship I had before Pooh. He was always there to be a good friend and support me through those hard times. He took me out to get my mind off things. We’d just drive around and when he’d ask me where I’d like to go or what to do, I’d say “I dunno, lets have fun getting lost.” Of all the random things Pooh and I do nowadays, what I enjoy the most is just driving around with him – not having any place to go or knowing where we’re going. Just playing some music and driving.

There were a couple moments when I’d look at him and daydream a bit, but I’d snap myself out of it. We all have been there – the straight friend or classmate that you crush on and daydream about but know it’ll never happen. There were just so many qualities about him that made me think that he was an amazing person. I was actually there for him and his own relationships. I remember one day he and I were driving around and he said that he was going to meet some girl he met online. I was like, “are you sure it’s a girl?” He laughed and said “of course!” Naturally, he found himself a girlfriend. I saw how sweet he was and how good he treated her. He was definitely a guy you’d want to bring to your parents. I was always very happy for him because he was such a sweet guy and deserved someone to make him happy. Sometimes I wished it was me.

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  1. Rob says:

    Glad I checked before I go to bed.

    Your story inspires me and give me hope =)

    Can’t wait for the other parts.

  2. rcloy says:

    Love your story to bits, can’t wait for the next chapter =)

  3. flamingred says:

    definitely worth the wait. :D
    love your story.
    very inspiring!
    can hardly wait for the next chapter. haha

  4. Robert says:

    I’ve been waiting for this since you posted the first part… I’m quite inspired by how your story goes… i’ll be waiting for your next post!


  5. Love your story.

    Oliver and I love to just get in the car and drive with music as well. It is great and we seem to connect through our love of music. We are heading out on Wed. to drive to Vermont (20+ hours) I can’t wait for the road trip. We are gonna be legally married in a week….Crazy. Keep up the story.

  6. zealot says:

    beautiful writing and was definitely worth the wait. :D

  7. laurel says:

    aaaaaarghhhhh!!!! MORE!!!!!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    OMG, Sweeet! I cant wait for the next parts….feels good to be in love and be loved! Such an amazing love story thus far…Thanks for sharing…

  9. cm says:

    Me too! Very inspiring indeed. And to think 8 years? Wow. :)

  10. Les says:

    OMG!! finally. Cant wait for the next one

  11. Lasher says:

    Damn! That’s too short for a chapter 2! Hehe. Wow! Here’s hoping it won’t take another few months before chapter 3 unfolds! I’m so happy for both of ya, Tigz! Say to Pooh for me! ;-)

  12. alen says:

    bitin! haha! more! woot-woot! more! happy 8th by the way… :)

  13. keewee says:

    hope we do not need to wait till next year for part 3.

  14. Jeff says:

    this made me smile. you guys are lucky indeed.

  15. anon says:

    from start to finish i couldn’t stop saying.


    i love it, it’s like a gay movie gone right.

  16. dorkie says:

    Oh My God…waited so long for this. literally. lolz. Grabeh ang tagal but worth the wait…nice story man!

  17. chasing pavements says:

    awwww! that was so sweet! more more more! ☺

  18. kenji says:


    Being a big geek, this is like watching old star trek episodes and already knowing the outcome but still wanting to see the episodes anyway. Reading the origin story of Tiggah and Pooh is awesome and can’t wait to read the next part. Also the picture of Pooh kissing your hand is beautiful nice lighting and just an awesome pic.

    Congrats on 8 years and here here for many more.

  19. joaquin says:

    awwwwwww :D

  20. awi says:

    awww :-) great chapter 2, man. keep em coming!

    lots of love to you and pooh, from rocky and me :-)

  21. Isaac says:

    So i saw that you posted this the other day, but i had been so busy with everything and had so much homework and projects and Fraternity stuff i needed to work that i knew i shouldn’t read it our else i was gonna go back and re-read part 1 again and then get lost in your pics.

    So i saved it for today, and I’M SO GLAD I DID!!!!

    It is such an ADORABLE STORY….”advance choir” that’s precious!!!

    I know you’re very open about sharing EVERYTHING (i’ve seen the TIGGUHH pics haha) about yourself on here, and i’m so thankful that you are sharing your story with us. It really puts a smile on my face about the my own future. I hope i find someone just as special and have that amazing bond.

    I promise to say “hi” when i see the two of you around Hillcrest. Also i’m gonna start walking around with my camera just in case so i have a pic with you :D

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  23. Leon Koh says:

    love your pictures . hello from singapore!!!!!

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  25. Anonymous says:

    damn! been reading your blog since 2007…wow! love it….hope WE end up like you two…

    – james “eewYore” singapore….
    beh ko….

  26. Joey says:

    are we ever gonna get the installment of this great love story?:)

  27. pj says:

    when will you write the next part??

  28. […] you can read their 2-chapter (unfinished) love story in Tiggah’s site here: Part 1 and Part 2. Kakakilig! I’ll post the interview here soon! (With more pics! Watch out for it!) You might […]

  29. ian says:


  30. […] the previous Chapters? Rewind to Chapter 2 Rewind to Chapter […]

  31. Little Fish says:

    reading ur story makes me cry coz i mz my little fish…..

  32. clark23 says:

    can you make your story an INDIE FILM!!!!! cant get enough..

  33. Black/White says:

    i have been an avid follower of your blog. was so inspired! i was in san diego a few months ago. i was hoping to meet you in one of the spots you were featuring. just got out of a relationship i thought would last like yours. well, life! hoping and praying for the best, you two!hope to meet you one day.

  34. xander01 says:

    i super like and love the story….

  35. marlon says:

    i just freezed out infront of the computer dunno what to write in the comment box? even just a single word?
    sweet,nice wonderful,amazing? these words arent enough to tell you twas the best!! im marlon and had a partner too

  36. dreifox says:

    so sweeeeeeeeeeeeet!

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