An Unlikely Friendship

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 […]

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Dancin’ in the Streets

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 […]

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What A Feeling

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 […]

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Shake Bali Bali Dancer

We sailed over seas Searching for the missing key Unlock a new world harmony Climb the highest mountain range Then we took the longest train Looking for our perfect refrain I hear voices beneath the sky Bali, Indonesia | April 23 – May 1, 2017 © 2017 Victor John Platon All Rights Reserved. Follow Victor John on his […]

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We Breathe Fire on the Water

The Manila Dragons. A whole lotta fire. A whole lotta water. A whole lotta heart. Photography: JL JAVIER Producer: VICTOR PLATON & PAOLO LORENZANA Creative Associate: BEA FAICOL Special thanks to GELO CIMAGALA and ERIC BANE of the MANILA DRAGONS. © 2017 Victor John Platon All Rights Reserved. Follow Victor John on his social media accounts Facebook: […]

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The Effeminist’s Anthem

This piece originally appeared on TEAM MAG Online last year.  For digital copies, download here. Follow us on social media here, here and here. Thank God for sassy women who can sing. Or divas, as we’ve exalted them. I’ve adopted many of their songs as personal anthems, if not emulated their moves on the dance […]

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