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Archive for June, 2017

Should’ve Been A Sperm Whale

by on Jun.30, 2017, under Film & TV, Snark, Travel & Culture

This Thai commercial I watched a few months ago still has me cracking up. That was quite a… climax. It would’ve even more hilarious if they’d used a sperm whale instead.

TGIF! Enjoy the coming weekend. We’re halfway through 2017, damn.

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Return of the Bellas

by on Jun.29, 2017, under Film & TV, Music & Theater

The Bellas are back, and this one looks like it would be better than the so-so last and closer to the awesome first one. I’m down with it.

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No Man Does It All By Himself

by on Jun.28, 2017, under Music & Theater, Queer

At first, I thought I’d hate it. But as Boy George continued singing it, I realized how beautiful and lovely this is. And it gives a new light to what the Village People were talking about. Absolutely enthralling.

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A Wonderful End

by on Jun.27, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Queer

I watched Wonder Woman twice again last weekend.

I have no regrets for seven viewings. So far.

And that wonderful end credits sequence?

It’s been made available online. Enjoy!

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The Noise! The Noise!

by on Jun.26, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky

Transformers: The Last Knight makes Tom Cruise’s The Mummy seem coherent in comparison.

Noisier than even all prior Michael Bay Transformers films, which seems inhumanly possibly but there you go, it has the most convoluted plot of all, which is saying something. It’s as though Bay woke up one morning and thought, “You know what’s missing from Transformers? Arthurian knights and The Lord of the Rings and it’s about time we introduce some form of Unicron, no matter how off the mark he is.” The result of such an epiphany could have been either pure awesome or pure disaster. Take a guess.

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by on Jun.25, 2017, under My Life, Queer, Society, Travel & Culture


Yesterday was Metro Manila’s Pride March 2017.

The LGBT community converged in Marikina’s Plaza De Los Alcaldes, where the fabulous organizers of this year’s event had prepared a great pre-march program – which included an appearance by one of our strongest allies, Senator Risa Hontiveros.

Then, underneath the afternoon post-summer heat, we marched and held aloft our pride for who we are and held aloft our resolve to fight for what we believe in: fundamental equal rights for all.

Let the beauty of solidarity, togetherness, and sense of community that we captured through our cameras speak for itself.

This is Us.

This is Pride.

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Happy Pride March, Manila!

by on Jun.24, 2017, under My Life, Queer, Society, Travel & Culture


Photo Credits: Metro Manila Pride

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Pride is global.

by on Jun.23, 2017, under My Life, Queer, Snark

Last week, news came out that Philadelphia was lobbying to add brown and black stripes to the iconic Rainbow Flag of the LGBT community. The reason is that they want to represent the inclusivity of (American) racial minorities that have a history of being discriminated against even within the LGBT community.

Needless to say, this sparked heated debates over the internet. I also had my own thoughts which I shared on social media, and with Metro Manila Pride March scheduled tomorrow, I thought it was appropriate to also share my thoughts here on my blog.

To sum it up: I believe it is completely unnecessary and, if I may say so, foolish. Adding black and brown to the flag won’t solve any problems of racial misrepresentation or underrepresentation. It also ignores the fact that the flag already is supposed to represent inclusivity and that the stripes represent specific concepts, none of which are race-related.

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TGI Malunggay

by on Jun.22, 2017, under Queer, Snark

This is several years old, but I recently saw it again, and it still is hilarious AF.

Happy Thursday! Enjoy the rest of the week.

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Where can I buy that cap?

by on Jun.21, 2017, under My Life, Queer

It’s a very nice cap.

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