#AllRodzLeadToDebbie

(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 […]

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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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Annus

A couple of weeks ago, we were shooting Episodes 1 and 2 of Team Magazine’s landmark online series about the lives of young gay men in Manila, Hanging Out. After over ten hours of shooting, I found myself playing a game of Random Questions with some of the talented young adults we were working with. […]

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Humblebrags

On the eve of my 36th birthday, I cannot help but think, “Everything’s coming up Vicky!”  Without sounding like such a sore winner, I am living a truly #blessed life.  Allow me to elaborate: I have a family (nuclear and extended) who have transformed their attitude towards me (and my homosexuality) from tolerance to acceptance […]

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Ten

My father died ten years ago today. Early 2006, he complained about having severe back pains probably caused by the coughing bouts he has been having on and off months prior. Being part of the generation that hated seeing doctors, he, of course, self-diagnosed and ruled it as just muscle pains. Come Holy Week, he […]

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