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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Take Me Out to the Ballgame

This piece originally appeared in the fifth issue of TEAM MAGAZINE, a magazine for gay, Filipino men. For digital copies, download here. Follow us on social media here, here and here. My online dating profiles are, pretty much, transparent accounts of who I am. Indicated on them are my age (35), my height (5’9”), weight (160 […]

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God Save the Queen/s

I am 35 and I worship at the altar of Madonna.  That is arguably the best statement to introduce me.  The two parts of the sentence reveal that a) I am in my mid-thirties, i.e. I am old, and b) I am super gay, whatever that means.  It’s all relative really. I believe that it’s […]

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Hashtag YogaLele

“Music makes the people om together.” TEAM Magazine Presents BOTTOMS UP A Free Ukulele and Yoga Class for Gays & Allies December 13, 2015 | Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City TEAM‘s third issue featuring John Lloyd Cruz is available in Fully Booked and National Bookstores around the metro.  For digital copies, download here. Follow TEAM on […]

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Southern Charm

Thanks to my dear friend Trina Sanchez, I had the wonderful privilege of having dinner with Matteo Guidicelli earlier this year.  I have always liked the guy since I read about him probably a decade ago – back then he was still a race car driver endorsing Swatch.  He has always struck me as someone […]

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The Me, Me, Me Generation

(WRITER’S NOTE: I am not a professional reviewer or writer.  I just somehow know how to type words.) In the 90s, the condescending term for young people was slacker.  The ever-reliable Urban Dictionary defines it as “someone who while being intelligent, doesn’t really feel like doing anything. A good example would be someone who gets […]

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