Tuesday, June 30, 2009

You Gotta Have Pride...

What's a gay pride without a gay anthem? If you're feeling the pride fever and wanna come out amidst a parade of rainbow flags, thumping beats and fiery diva vocals, then definitively opt for Pride by Johnna!



The 1996 UK dance hit is one brassy and loud affair that will send the message loud and clear to anyone standing in your way that you know who you are and ain't gonna fake it no more! Fabulous Darling!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Celebrate...

To celebrate the upcoming Pride London on Sat 4th July, I've come up with the idea to post one Pride-related topic on TMOP every day for the next five days! As always, I'll 'try' to make them as interesting as possible, even for those who don't enjoy the whole Pride thing!

Now, what comes first to mind in Pride? MEN of course! Oops, I mean the RAINBOW FLAGS holding by the men, a symbol of pride in the homosexual. So how about if we kick start the week by picking your favourite colour on the rainbow flag? Just be warned, my rainbow flag is more than just colour =P

Sunday, June 28, 2009

40 Years On...

If it's summer, it's PRIDE season, and this year is a very special year for gay prides across the globe given the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots (a very good read if you wanna know more about it). I think it's fair to say that without those brave men and women on 28th June 1969, we wouldn't reach this far in history.

For me it's a time to reflect and look back at all that our community have accomplished by uniting and fighting for equality at all levels. It's also a time for me personally to look ahead and see what I can do in the future as there's still a lot of work to be done.

And finally it's a time to CELEBRATE and HAVE FUN with friends new and old! One of the biggest events in the U.K. is of course the Pride London festival on Saturday 4th July. The music is great, the men are hot, and the beer is cold! Plus I'll be volunteering (as a steward) once again! Let's just pray the sun will be shining this year =]

So how will you celebrate gay pride this year? Will you be attending a parade? A dance? A walk, a march? Share with us! Not matter what you gonna do, enjoy yourself and be PROUD!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Painted Foster...

Hunky British swimmer Mark Foster has joined a host of celebrities in a bid to fight poverty by striping off.

Wearing a body painted t-shirt on his beautiful torso bearing the slogan 'Poverty Sucks', the stunt kicks off the UK's first ever PoverTee Day campaign for Action Aid on 26 June. The aim of the day is to raise money and awareness for global poverty and hunger by asking people across the U.K. to simply wear t-shirts for the day for £2.

Born in Essex, the 30-year-old professional swimmer specialises in butterfly and freestyle at 50 metres. In terms of medals and longevity, Foster is among the most successful British swimmers of all-time.

All funds raised will help those living in poverty across the world. To donate and find out more, see poverteeday.org.uk.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Guilty Pleasure...

I rarely bring my Guilty Pleasure back, back, and back. But if I do, it only means one thing, he's a hell of a Guilty Pleasure to me, and is well deserved to be featured again, again, and again. Who am I talking about? He's one of my world's sexiest men alive, and it's no one but the gorgeous Levi Poulter!

Photographed by John Falocco, Levi dropped his usual rough and stubble look and came clean and smooth under a hot shower. With water running down his beautiful body, my eyes were enjoying every single inch of him. Gosh, how I wish I could jump into that shower with him. And of course, fully naked! Enjoy =P

Thursday, June 25, 2009

R.I.P...

BREAKING NEWS

Michael Jackson has died at age 50 after being rushed to UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, NBC News has confirmed.

Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Steve Ruda told the L.A. Times that Jackson was not breathing when paramedics arrived at his home and CPR was performed. TMZ.com reported that he may have suffered cardiac arrest.

I may not be a big fan of M.J. but I'm still in a big shock! It's just all happened so sudden! Oh well, rest in peace Michael and hope his fans around the world will cope well with the sad news.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Behold...

OMG, can you believe it? All-male powerhouse studios Bel Ami and Corbin Fisher have recently announced a partnership involving content production as well as cross-platform marketing and distribution. The 'coupling' covers web-exclusive video as well as Five Americans in Prague, a hardcore DVD set for release later this year.

Fans will see some of each company's most popular, exclusive talents romancing, seducing and sexing each other up, including Dolph Lambert, Ariel Vanean, Luke Hamill, Brandon Manilow, Jean Daniel Chagall and Sascha Chaykin from Bel Ami and Corbin Fisher's Dawson, Connor, Elijah, Josh and Zeke. Hang on, where are my beloved Alex Orioli and Patrick?

Hmm, now I wonder how will the rest of the gay porn industry react to this news. Maybe more joint productions will occur? If you get to choose, which two companies would you choose and why? To me, I would love to see EnglishLads joins force with Sean Cody, and a scene between Will Jamieson and Kurt would be a match made in heaven!

The Gay Generation Gap...

HERE is a good article that explores the 'gay generation gap', a divide between older gays who lived through the AIDS epidemic and younger ones who smile at protests and don't think anger has a place in the gay rights movement. The 'cultural language' many over-40 gays grew up learning so they could be admitted to the club is dead to young gays, and 'the notion of quasi-parental gay mentorship feels ancient'.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Looking For...

So I'm cruising the infamous Gaydar chat rooms, as I do from time to time. To me, it's a way of getting out of the house without actually getting out of the house. Anyway, I'm browsing through different profiles and I spot a phrase that I've seen many times in these rooms, and for some reason it just strikes a nerve.

What makes him think he can look for love? What in today's society has imprinted it into this poor little gay's head that you can actually sit in front of your trusty PC with your favorite drink, pack of crisps, and maybe the noise of some brainless reality show in the background, and find the man of your dreams? How can you LOOK for love? Can you LOOK for love? Isn't love something that's supposed to just happen? Isn't it that cute little smile that happens, even if you try to stop it, for no reason when you are gazing into someones eyes? Or, that moment twenty minutes into a conversation when you realise that you are hopelessly lost, have no idea what's being said, only that you don't ever want the conversation to stop? That isn't something you can look for, if it were, we would have all found it by now!

No, love is something that sneaks up and bites you in the ass just when you are starting to have fun, just when you are starting to get comfortable with someone, just when you least expect it. Love is random and completely irrational, and can happen in the most least expected places, and that's the beauty of it. It has no boundaries, can't be seen or defined, and yet is the driving force of some of our most power full decisions. Looking for something that you want is a rational thing to do when you feel you can't take another breath without it. Trying to rationalise something that's irrational from the beginning is just LOOKING for disaster. You can't use your brain to find something that only your heart can recognise.

And just for the sake of argument, what does love actually LOOK like? I mean, we are all guilty of it in some way. But what happens at the moment that we realise that it isn't there? Do we end all communi- cation with that person? "You aren't compatible with me, so you aren't worth me wasting my time, move out of my way as I'm on a mission!" It's like speed dating.

But take a second, and look at what we are missing out on. Some of the best lessons in life I've learned are from people that I don't love, and some of the best people I've met are people that I don't love. If I threw away every guy that walked into my life that I didn't love, I would end up with a lot of females!

In other word, it seems the only ones we really throw away are the ones that we do love. I guess what upsets me most about this is how young this chap is, he's 29 and all ready looking for love, as if he doesn't find it, he's gonna spend the rest of his life miserable. Which may or may not be true, but that's up to him. In the process of LOOKING for love, aren't we missing out on so much? I'm trying so hard to avoid the cliché, STOP AND SMELL THE FLOWERS!

So to all of you love-searching, speed dating, chronic daters out there, I say go out and look for nothing. Enjoy your life while you have it, don't spend it obsessing over the fact that you are lonely and doomed to an eternal life of misery. Embrace it. Talk to that random person you think you would have nothing in common with, you may be surprised! When you limit yourself to just love, you limit yourself in life.

Oh, in case you may not have realised, that 29/m is no one but me...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Weekly Poll...

Wow, it's been a long time since I updated my Weekly Poll (more like a Monthly Poll). Anyway, here's a new one for you voters - Sometimes something is better not covering up. Don't you agree?

Happy Daddy's Day...

Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone SPECIAL to be a Daddy. And it'll take someone VERY SPECIAL to be a hunky Daddy (like him). Either way, I still luv ya Dad no matter what you are like!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Aussie Rules Again...

Back in 2008, forty of Australia's sexiest Rugby League and Australian Rules footballers were invited to pose naked for a calendar to support the McGrath Foundation. Those players who helped create one of Australia's most provocative fundraising campaigns are now coming to life in this DVD release from Ariztical Ent, which features 80-minute of the hottest behind-the-scenes footage of last year's photo shoots.

Hotties including cover model David Williams (Manly Sea Eagles), Daniel Conn (Gold Coast Titans), Michael Osborne (Hawthorn Hawks) and the one and only Nick Youngquest (Canterbury Bulldogs) are just a few of the guys who stripped off together with their 'balls'. So don't wait and get yours at http://www.gods2009.com for a 'good cause'!


Seriously, if God was to take the form of a man who played football, he would look just like one of these guys, and I would praise Him with all my heart! God Saves the Football.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Guilty Pleasure...

It's beautiful, it's fashionable, it's colourful, but is it art? Seriously, who care if it's art of not! To me, Fantasticsmag has done an amazing job with the hunky model Dustin Moss, and that's all that matter! Oh, and for the sake of answering the question, let's just say I've always had a passion for male art, especially those not wearing much clothes. Enjoy!






Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Best Of...

As promised, here are some photos I took during my visit to Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. I must say I had an absolute brilliant time. Thing is, Japan is SO unique. What you experience and see there you really can't find it in other countries!








The one thing I regretted was that because I had been busy with eating, shopping, and sightseeing, it left me not much time to explore and experience the Japanese gay scene.

Having said that, I still managed to have a great night out at the Advocates Café in Shinjuku Ni-Chome, bought two DVDs from the local gay shops, and met up with a very nice American English teacher while I was in Osaka, who was kind enough to show me around.

And for the past two weeks or so, I had been a very good boy and didn't hook up with anyone, partly because I wasn't too keen on Japanese guys, they were just not my cup of Green Tea, although at one point I was fighting hard if I should visit Hokuoukan, the well- established gay sauna in Osaka, but I chickened out =P

Anyway, I would still give my entire Japanese experience a 10 out of 10, and I had promised myself to go back for a second visit, it's really that ICHIBAN!