Justin Bieber is the newest endorser of Calvin Klein underwear. Get over it.
I actually don’t care if these pictures were photoshopped, so that his bulge will be highlighted, but I respect the decision of the company to hire him as their model.
Congratulations Justin Bieber!
Here’s a nice thought during the Papal Visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines. This was posted by Inquirer on Twitter:
Pope Francis Asks: “Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?” –August 2013
This info graphics is very educational in dealing with the age-old question of: Is Homosexuality Sinful?
Since the Philippines is a pre-dominantly Catholic country and Pope Francis is scheduled to visit the country this week, it’s interesting to know that this question might be discussed this week.
If I were to answer this question, I would simply say, no.
I saw the picture of Dennis Pangilinan Jr on Facebook and I was mesmerized by his flawless skin and his bulge in this picture.
According to Mykiru Isyusero, Dennis Pangilinan Jr is from Bulacan and was given the titles Mr. STI College - Balagtas, Bulacan 2011 and Lakan ng Bulakan 2011 2nd Runner Up.
He’s one of the candidates of Gandang Lalake, Kuma-Career – a segment on “It’s Showtime” (ABS-CBN).
Finally, the couple I admire the most, finally got married. After living together for 10 years and have twin kids, Neil Patrick Harris (“How I Met Your Mother”) and David Burtka finally got married in Italy.
I admire them so much. I hope to get married soon with my current boyfriend named Tootsie Roll.
You probably heard about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – unless you’re living under rock for the last 2 weeks or so. People get to be “nominated” to do the Ice Bucket Challenge (pouring a bucket of ice-cold water over the head) or donate $100 to the ALSA.org. In turn, the person who performed the challenge gets to nominate 3 other people to do the same thing.
It reminds me of the movie “Pay It Forward” wherein you have to forward good deeds to 3 more people which gives the ripple effect. The only difference is, in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, it’s recorded (because the participants are oblige to post the “proof” of the challenge online). The main concern of the challenge is actually donation and making people aware that there is a disease called Leu Gehrig’s Disease (a.k.a. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) thus ALS.
It’s a rare disease and an estimated 5,000 people in the US are diagnosed each year. No cure has yet been found for Lou Gehrig’s Disease and most people with this disease die from respiratory failure, usually within 3 to 5 years from the onset of the symptoms. Read more about it from Mama’s Health.
Good thing about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is that a lot of celebrities (with thousands of followers) like One Republic, participated in the challenge and thus has a huge ripple effect. I sure hope that everyone of us got an invitation/nomination to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, donate to charity, and pass the message forward. It also encourages other charitable institutions to come up with such a HIT to reach more people faster and to encourage donations for a good cause.
I would love to see the Queen of England do the challenge.
I first heard the song “Dyosa” in our company pantry. It became my LSS for the longest time. I was surprised to learn that this song is actually from the “Diary ng Panget” Official Sound Track (OST). The message of the song is what a lot of gays are hoping – to be a Dyosa (literally Goddess). The singer, Yumi, is quite new to me. She sings well.
This MTV also features Matt Edwards – one of the cute guys of Juan Direction.
I envy the First World Countries – they truly evolved into society where every citizen is given the right to be happy. They came to a point that gay marriage and adoption (by gay parents) are already allowed. All studies regarding the high standards of living showed that these countries that allowed gay marriages (and adoption) or even Civil Union/Partnership scored very high in these studies.
I just can’t help but hope, that the Philippines could at least come up with a Civil Partnership Law that will allow gay couples to enjoy the equal benefits of the law – for taxation purposes, health insurance, healthcare, etc. I’m just hoping that this will happen in the next 50 years.
Let’s be wise – let’s vote for candidates that are at least tolerant or neutral towards gay people.
Here’s an inspiring video uploaded by Hieu Tran on YouTube for his wonderful dads. Cheers to all the happy gay couples out there!
I have discovered another great Filipino portraiture photographer by the name of Ryx Skyler. He’s a senior photographer and multi-media artist from Angeles City. He represents Avalon Production Agency and Ferraris Image Styling.
He recently publish these amazing shots of Aaron Paul Garcia and it turns out great.
Bench, one of the country’s leading fashion company, recently launched it’s B/PROUD Campaign. According to the Bench website, “The B/PROUD campaign was born from this need to overpower narrow-mindedness and empower the fearful and restrained.”
The website also encourages its visitors to “Support the campaign and tell us what being gay means to you today. Our hashtag: #100HappyGays.”
For me, being gay means being free from the norm and being bold enough to swim opposite the current.
Don Jaucian and Paulo Edrosolano
Franz Mayo, Jappy Posadas, Matthew Chan, Deric Dario, and Karlo Hernandez
Jigs Mayuga & George Defiesta, Jr.
Maco Custodio, Shoe Designer
Robbie Piñera and James Burn