Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I wouldn't consider myself a serial dater but this short story has helped me to reflect upon myself in a new perspective. And I hope some of you feel the same way too!
I was recently at a bar having a few drinks with friends when a very handsome guy walked up to me. If not for his big, sweet smile I would have thought it a tacky, brazen move. But, he was cute enough that he pulled it off. "Hey, how are you?" he asked. And we talked about everything from what we did earlier that night to the weather to music. Then, maybe twenty minutes later, I said, "You know, I haven't even asked your name yet. I'm Adam" and extended my hand. He looked at me rather confused, his charming smile melted and with a curious, raised eyebrow he replied, "I know. We used to date." Read more...
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Thursday, May 24, 2012
Every spring for six years penguins Inca and Rayas at Madrid's Faunia Park have lovingly built a nest together, only to find that no eggs arrive to fill it. It doesn't seem to have dawned on the couple that both of them are male. But after the repeated heartbreak of watching other penguins become parents and raise their young, the gay couple finally have something to celebrate after their keepers gave them an egg of their own to care for.
Rather than questioning how the improbable scenario arose, the inseparable pair has seized their one chance at fatherhood with the zeal of a couple who know they may not get another.
Inca has taken on the female role of incubating the donated egg, obtained by keepers a month ago, and stoically remains atop his prize for most of the day, refusing the temptation to dip his feathers into the water. His partner Rayas, meanwhile, keeps a watchful guard over the nest while eating whatever he can fit in his beak in preparation for the traditional male job of feeding his young with regurgitated fish.
His keepers report that Rayas has become more anxious due to nervous anticipation of his due date in June, but that the job seems to have made him into a 'new penguin'.
Ms Yolanda Martin, who cares for the pair said, "We wanted them to have something to stay together for, so we got an egg. Otherwise they might have become depressed."
Meanwhile when President Obama publicly made his groundbreaking announcement advocating gay marriage, he probably didn't expect his earth-shattering liberal legacy to extend first and foremost to fictional characters. But love moves in mysterious ways, and in this case dons a cape and some lycra. Marvel Comics' only openly gay X-Man, Northstar, is proposing to his boyfriend.
This all happens in the Astonishing X-Men issue out this week. The couple are to have a wedding ceremony in New York City's Central Park, only after Northstar, who came out in a pioneering issue of the comic in 1992, plucks up the courage to propose to his long-term boyfriend Kyle.
This storyline is the latest example of the comic book world's concerted effort to raise LGBT awareness using its popular and well-known characters.
At 5:26 p.m.
For those who wonder where I've been, well, I was on holiday for my best friends' wedding in Brunei and Malaysia! Over the past two weeks, I attended two lovely receptions, trekked through the rainforest, snorkelled in the coral reef, ate plenty of yummy local food, shared lots of fun and laughter with friends, visited my family in Hong Kong and had a suntan!
Do I wanna start working back in the UK? Of course not! But as they say a holiday has to end at some point, at least I've some good memories =]
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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Hi people! I'm in Hong Kong at the moment. Yes, I'm on holiday again and I will attend my best friend's wedding (as the best man) in Brunei and Malaysia for the next ten days. In the meantime, enjoy Gregg Homme's new video campaign, which is named coincidentally 'Guilty Pleasure'. Click HERE if you wanna watch the straight version of it =]
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Sunday, May 06, 2012
Saturday, May 05, 2012
Friday, May 04, 2012
Sorry, again, for my slacking of updating. It's been a week since my last post and I've been keeping myself busy so as not to think about Peter Pan all the time. Having said that, it's easier said than done. Like yesterday, we went to watch The Pirates! In an Adventure With Scientists + dinner + tea and cake, and I just get so happy when I'm around him, and same with him.
Anyway, I also met up with this guy from internet last night. He slept over and we had sex, it was good but it didn't fully satisfy me. I mean, he's a decent guy and we had a nice long conversation before we jumped into bed, but something really bugged me - I just couldn't stop thinking and comparing him with Peter Pan! I know I shouldn't but it's difficult not to when you have had someone who's so perfect in all sort of ways.
I just worry I'll never find someone as good as Peter Pan...