(WRITER’S NOTE: Two of my closest friends recently got married and asked me to be part of their wedding entourage not as a Best Man [because that would mean I am only on the Groom’s Side] nor as the Man of Honor [because that would make me only a part of the Bride’s] but as […]Read more "#AllRodzLeadToDebbie"
”If at some point you don’t ask yourself, ‘What have I gotten myself into?’ then you’re not doing it right.” — Roland GauRead more "Oh My, Chiang Mai!"
Sing me To breathe new life into each day To keep that beast at bay And let that day unfold So that my heart will never feel the coldRead more "Break, Breakdown Under"
One of my closest friends (and wise gay mentor) Richie warned me, “Vic, whatever happens, don’t fall in love with that straight guy.” It’s not hard to fall for him. While ‘decent’ is hardly the best adjective to describe him – our iMessage conversations are littered with him referencing his junk countless times – in […]Read more "An Unlikely Friendship"
The Manila Dragons, one of the country’s pioneer dragonboat teams, prides itself as one of the most inclusive sports teams in the country. Majority of its paddlers identify as LGBTQ and their number only keeps on increasing. In just the past month alone, the Manila Dragons has added two gay men and a trans woman […]Read more "Knowing is Half the Battle"
Vic’s Baklock Party: Ang Baklang Block Party. Victor turned 37 with a few of his favourite people. Booze. Burgers. Baklaan. Super. Gay. Music by BOYKILLSROBOT. Photography: Kyle Jayogue Not in photos: Gigo Cosme and Nina Defensor Special thanks to: G.R.Eat Burger Truck, Gigo Cosme, Carlo Natanauan and Rodney Ong © 2017 Victor John Platon […]Read more "Dancin’ in the Streets"
The author Mark Cooper said, “Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself.” My closest friends are well aware of my admittedly self-absorbed fantasy that my life is actually a TV show. I’ve always thought that my existence is so interesting and adventure-filled (and it is) that there are hidden cameras everywhere ready […]Read more "What A Feeling"