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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Kings of the Road

This piece originally appeared in the Modern Manila Issue of OUT THERE Magazine, the world’s leading, award-winning, dedicated luxury and experiential travel journal for discerning, taste-making gay men and their friends.  For digital copies, click here. In a sprawling metropolis like Manila where rapid modernization gives little precedence to heritage, a humble mode of transportation prevails […]

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Hello, My Name is Judas

Legend has it that I made a girl cry back in sixth grade. She shed tears not because we had verbal fisticuffs as I was prone to do but because, as a joke, I kissed her on the lips. The horror and panic of having the school’s only out and proud gay student plant a […]

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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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