Although, we found a home in each other's lives, the love we share is still homeless at the moment. It's not free in its proclamation and is still caged with the fear of being persecuted and prosecuted by a society that demands us to be their version of normal.
Is the ECQ love affair pretty much the same as ECQ itself, temporary? Or is having a relationship with someone during ECQ, where people are at their most vulnerable, be a successful one?
Christmas is all about families gathering around and having fun and being grateful that another year is about to end. It's about looking back and counting every blessings received and thanking God for each of them. Growing up, we used to have the BEST CHRISTMAS EVER! At the start of September, my mom would already… Continue reading Christmases Past.
In the Philippines, the Same Sex Marriage or Civil Union (for the same-sex partnership) still has a long way to go before it becomes legal or recognized. For now, most Filipinos settle for a symbolic marriage where a couple goes through an intimate wedding ceremony. I find this very endearing and romantic, however, it's just… Continue reading LGBTQ+ Corner: Destination Wedding for Same-Sex Couples
I have been married for 2 months now and, call it the "Honeymoon Phase" if you want, but my relationship with my wife is nothing short of a fantasy lived in real life. We're much clingier to each other, more than we already were before marriage. We're much more determined in our pursuit for our… Continue reading Things To Consider Before Getting Married
For this one, we took a full tour package from Get Your Guide. We had an early start, 8AM to make sure that we get a good headstart for the Cape of Good Hope as it usually has a long queue for tourists. We were on a 21-seater van and it went on the coastal… Continue reading Capetown, South Africa & The Kids in Tux
These are just the city highlights in Capetown. The places that are only about 30 minutes (maximum) away from the city. Capetown is a place where there is so much to see and so many places to visit. 2 weeks is not even nearly enough time to get around Capetown and enjoy the place, especially if you're also hoping to learn about the place as much as you can. My wife and I are never just about the pictures, we're all about historical experiences and cultural traditions and interpretations.
We walked around without the pretense, without the need to hide. We felt equal with everyone around us because we were seen only as human beings in love, we were seen beyond what their eyes saw and beyond our genders.
It wasn't "Wedding of the Year" and it's not the typical wedding you see on movies and such but everything about our wedding seemed perfect. You may have heard this from almost all people who had just gotten married that, indeed, their weddings are perfect and one can't really judge what perfection is. However, I… Continue reading Just Married.
When you are a Filipino passport holder, there are only very limited countries that you can visit without applying for a visa, most of which are Asian countries. However, it's always more interesting to see the other side of the world, the great big continents of the West. For us, the first continent we've decided… Continue reading South Africa Tourist Visa for Filipinos in the UAE