Monday, March 31, 2008

Guilty Pleasure...

I'll be honest and tell you I enjoy watching many of reality TVs, but So You Think You Can Dance is one of the few which I didn't really follow. However, I would have definitely changed my mind if only I knew cutie like Neil Haskell was in it! Luckily, thanks to YouTube, I've been able to re-experience the beauty and talent of this 20-year-old dancer!

Neil David Haskell (born April 16, 1987 in Clarence Centre, NY) is an American contemporary dancer. He is best known as a contestant on So You Think You Can Dance where he finished third in the final four.

Neil is the beautiful and talented dancer who first started dancing at age 5 at the David DeMarie Dance Studio in Clarence, NY, and Ameri- can Academy of Ballet in Williamsville, NY. At age 14, he began inten- sive training in ballet at the Chautauqua Institution for three summers. He attended Point Park University for a year, majoring in dance.

Neil has described his dance style as jazz/ballet. He earned the title of 'Male Dancer of the Year' at the American Dance Awards in 2005. He got his equity card the summer before auditioning for the TV show.

He has performed in the Twyla Tharp Broadway show The Times They Are A-Changin', with music by Bob Dylan, and in Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera's performances Grease, 42nd Street, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Beauty and the Beast. Neil recently landed a spot in MTV's new musical, The American Mall which will start filming in January 2008 for broadcast and DVD release in summer 2008.

Seriously, who could possibly NOT to have a crush on Neil? To me, he's got this perfect balance of cute and hot going on, and he seems like a really nice geniun guy. I wish his dancing career can go as far as his talent, motivation, and hard work can take him! Good luck Neil!



Sunday, March 30, 2008

My Live Experience With...

Last night, I went to Westlife's Back Home Tour in London (yeah, yeah, you can call me gay all you like), but surprisingly, I wasn't enjoying it as much as I thought (partly thanks to the girl sat next to me, who blew her whistle like there's no tomorrow).

I mean, I've loved the boys (Mark is such a cutie) AND their music all the way back to Flying Without Wings, however, when it comes to live performance, I was a bit disappointed, especially if you've been a Madonna concert! Basically, there were three things that put me off:

First was the fact that the concert was started unacceptably late! My ticket printed 'DOORS 6:30PM SHOW 7:30PM' but we didn't see the band till 9:00PM! All we got in that 1.5 hours was the so-called 'Special Guest', not one but FIVE dumb blondes in mini skirts swinging their hips on the stage while singing other people's songs to the crowd. By that time, I was like, "What the f*ck is this sh*t?"

Secondly maybe it's me that I've never been to a boyband concert, but my eardrum was nearly shattered because there's just TOO MUCH whistling and girls' high-pitched screaming going on! Yes, I understand you can get excited when you see Kian showing off his ass (with his boxers on) but seriously, you don't need to scream throughout the entire friggin' show! That's just annoying!

And last but not least, for some odd reason, it seemed to me that the boys weren't really in the mood for the concert. Don't get me wrong, they did a good job with their singing and dancing (well, at least they tried) but in terms of excitement, it lacked something special, and so they failed to deliver a GREAT show as they promised.

Overall, it was an entertaining evening but not brilliant. If you ask me if I would do it again, my answer would probably be, "I think I'll stick with their CDs at home."

Friday, March 28, 2008

New Features...

Thanks to a reader's suggestion, I have finally come round to start a newsletter/feeds subscription for The Ministry of Pleasure, which took me a good while to set the bloody thing up! So if you wanna be fed with pleasure regularly, you better sign up with your email, or else you may end up with guilt and regret!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Agony...

Why am I apologising? Well, I apologise because I think I've left many TMOP fans in agony by changing my blog address suddenly without any warning. The worst thing is that my old blog is 'supposed' to redirect my readers to the new address but it's NOT happening! I've sent an email to Blogger and I'm still waiting for their reply. Until then, please spread the word of my move to all those 'lost souls' out there. I need your help but they need more! Thanks a million guys!

Changing the subject, have you ever been a Best Man? So far, I've only been once for my best friend's wedding. I mean I care for him a lot, but I wouldn't call it love, and therefore I was happy for him. But I wonder, what would it be like to be the Best Man of your best friend who is also your lifetime crush, or even love?

Moments before his best friend's wedding, Peter gets one last chance to recapture mutual feelings between him and the groom. As they say, "All the Best Men are gay..." but some just need a good reminder.

To me, The Best Man is so well-crafted that it relies less on the spoken word and more upon facial expression, quiet sensual expression helping one recall our own moments of pain when words are entirely useless. Absolute beautiful!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Ever Wonder...

Just curious, has this question ever occurred to you whenever you go to the shower, taking a pee or having a wank? Why is the penis darker in colour than the body? Well, at least to me, unless others have dark or tan skin. I mean, isn't that the part of the body where we covered with underwear or swimming costumes most of the time?

Some say if a man masturbates on a daily basis (and that's totally normal) and has sex a lot (I wish), usually the penis becomes 'abused'. When the hand rubs the penis too much, the skin becomes darker from the rubbing. Others think because the skin in that area is so thin and loaded with blood vessels and sensitive skin cells (the skin cells that are similar to lips) therefore it become slightly redder/darker.

Seriously, I have absolutely no problem with the colour of my dick, in fact, I found it kinda sexy to have a 'darker penis'. What say you?

My Precious...

Hey guys! Welcome to another Academy Awards of TMOP! A ceremony to pay tribute to the blogs that I love and inspire me. So here's how it goes. I will personally (well, electronicly) interview all of my Precious Blogs by firing them five simple questions, then I'll wait and see how many they can throw back at me. In this way, not only I can say my BIG THANK YOU to them for their hard work, but at the same time you'll have the chance to get to know them and discover why are they so precious to me!

And now, Boys and Gentlemen (sorry, no Ladies and Girls), let me present you the Honorary 'H-J-K'-list of the Precious Blogs of TMOP.

:: Click HERE to view the interview of Homo Sex Blog ::

:: Click HERE to view the interview of Homo Superior ::

:: Click HERE to view the interview of Hunk du Jour ::

:: Click HERE to view the interview of Just Beautiful Men ::

:: Awaiting reply from Kenneth In The (212) ::

Monday, March 24, 2008

REMEMBER...

Woohoo! I've finally managed to change/move The Ministry of Pleasure to its own domain (I hope I made a right move here). Just beware that the new URL is slightly different from the blog title (I use the word 'My' instead of 'The'), but I'm sure you guys are smart enough to figure that out and make your way there.

So, if you're bloggers or webmasters, PLEASE change the URL in your blogroll to http://www.myministryofpleasure.com and if you have ANY questions regarding my new URL, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me! Thanks a million guys!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter...

I love Easter, not because of the bunnies, the chicks, the resurrection of Jesus or the Easter Eggs, but because of the bank holidays, which allows me to have four days off in a row! Easter also represents the beginning of Spring, even though it was still snowing and hailing in the UK, at least I know winter is on the downside.

Talking about Easter eggs, does anyone know how did this tradition arise? Believe it or not, Easter Eggs have a long history. Ancient Egyptians and Persians coloured eggs during their spring festivals for centuries before Christianity existed. The egg has always been a symbol of rebirth, which is why it was so appropriately tied to the Easter holiday.

Nowadays, Easter Eggs often include those made of plastic and chocolate that sit alongside the real eggs in Easter baskets. Several Easter Egg games have also evolved, including perhaps the most popular being the Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt in which the participants search for hiding Easter Eggs. Happy Hunting!




Saturday, March 22, 2008

Guilty Pleasure...

It has been a while since I found a guy from Sean Cody who is HOT enough to share with you until now...

Introducing Devin, a hot Eurasian guy with a beautiful face, dusky mu- scular body, hairy ass, wild black bush (good on ya) and a nice fat 'dong' to complete the package. Apparently the 20-year-old told Sean Cody that his exotic look came from his grandparents being from the Philippines and the rest of his family being German. Hot damn, what a heavenly mix!

Devin also said he'd like to get sex two or three times a day but didn't have a steady girlfriend at the moment so that's kind of tough. Oh, dear dear Devin, if you really having trouble to find a girl who is willing to fulfill your dream (they just don't know what they are missing), I'm sure there are plenty of guys out there who would be thrilled to bend over for you, and you may even get more than just three times a day =P All you need to do is just smile and say "Please?"

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Only The Hottest...

I love checking my e-mail EVERYDAY because from time to time I'll receive lovely comments or messages of support from all over the world, and they are the source of my inspiration. A week ago, I was kindly e-invited by Jeff, the webmaster of ModelMen.net.

So I clicked on the link that he gave me and OMG, I was in Heaven. What a beautiful collection of 'model men', and in my mind I was thinking, "Umm, it seems like a personal interview with Jeff is simply inevitable." And so, I did it!

PR8: Tell me, when and why did you first become interested in male photography?
Jeff: I first became interested when I saw Bruce Weber's Calvin Klein Jeans pictorial magazine in the 80's. And seriously, how could anyone not want to take pictures of such amazingly hot guys.

Do you have any specific influences or inspiration?
I try to keep my work simple and intimate. I also strive for truth in terms of showcasing how a model actually looks. I use software only for minor corrections to an image instead of providing 'digital plastic surgery', and therefore what you see is what you get. So in that regard, I'm inspired by more classic photographers. Lately, I've been experimenting with some new techniques. I like to grow as an artist and bring some creativity into my work while remaining true to my core principles of honesty and intimacy in my work.

How do you 'catch' your models?
Not sure what you mean by 'catch' but I'm assuming you mean, where do I find them? I use model networking sites, but most of my models come from referrals from other models who've worked with me or models who have seen my work and email me directly (which I love).

In your website you said, 'Only The Hottest Men Can Be Model Men'. Tell me in all honesty, is that true?
Of course, 'hotness' is in the eye of the beholder. I do weed out A LOT of guys who want me to shoot with them because I don't think they make the cut. But, I also strive to find beauty in a wider variety of men than you would find on other sites.

How do you like to work with your models in a photo session?
I get most of my inspiration from my models. I really try to bring out their personality, and I often take their own ideas and implement them into a session. I also toss out requests by members of my site to a model to get their impression. Some of the best shoots I've done have been at a member's request. Models love to make people happy!

Just being curious (and a bit naughty), have you ever got turned on while doing a shoot with someone?
How could you not get turned on working with some of these really hot guys? This especially happens when a model and I are trying to re- create a members 'fantasy request'. We both talk together about what the member is asking for and try to get into their heads a little. It can be a very dynamic and electrifying moment.

Wildest thing you've done to get a better/hotter shot?
Hmm. That's tough. I'm not a terribly 'do wild things' sort of person. I tend to let my lens find the wildness in my models instead of doing it myself, but there are times where I've had to coach a model along a little to get the best shot. Most models really want to make amazing shots, so their willing to let a lot of their guard down if they feel safe enough to do it. So, I really try to respect them and make them feel safe to express themselves and bring out their inner hotness as well.

If there's one man, that you would love to have a photoshoot with, who would that lucky man be?
Channing Tatum. Among others. And there are lots of others =]

Your next project is?
I'm working on v2 of ModelMen.net. I just need to find the perfect web designer to partner with to make the site what I envision it can be, which is to introduce video and editorial content so that members can get to know the models better and to provide some exciting twists =] It won't be your daddy's adult website. I'm also looking to put together a web-store featuring my photography on various products (like calen- dars, clocks, t-shirts, and such). New members to my website make it all happen. They are the driving force behind it all, and I'm glad to have so many people appreciate my work and join the site everyday.

What do you enjoy most in life?
Shooting hot guys =]

The Ministry of Pleasure?
Can I be the Undersecretary of Men in the Ministry =P

And last but not least. Madonna. Yay or Nay?
Yay. That woman knows how to throw it down. I LOVED her photo- graphic art book. Right up there with Bruce Webber's CK book. She knows how to get a hot guy naked!