May 30, 2012
The model agency F. Mendes Model Management is bringing this new upcoming Brazilian face to the market.
His name is Jan Carlo and he is originally form the northern Brazilian region of Alagoas.
Pictures by Gabriel Moreira.
May 29, 2012
FILIPINO-SWISS Marlon Stockinger won the second round of the Monaco GP3 race at the French Riviera in Monaco Saturday.
Stockinger kept his composure in 14 laps and posted a time of 21:37.673. Finishing second is Antonio Felix Da Costa of Carlin Motorsport.
Stockinger finished the race ahead of Da Costa by 0.687 seconds according to reports posted on F1 race website motorsports.com.
Daniel Abt finished third ahead of Mitch Evans, David Fumanelli and Kevin Ceccon.
The son of Swiss businessman Tom Stockinger and Filipina Egin San Pedro, Stockinger, 21, was born in Manila.
Round three of the race will be held in Valencia on June 22 to 24.
Stockinger is identified as Filipino, as the country's flag was raised and the "Lupang Hinirang" was played during the awarding ceremony.
For more on this story, log on to Motorsport.com.
May 28, 2012
May 26, 2012
The short film from Austrian filmmaker Gregor Schmidinger for ‘Project Homophobia’ about gay bullying and self-acceptance has just been released.
‘Homophobia’ centers on an adolescent boy, who serves the Austrian Military Forces and experiences homosexual feelings towards one of his comrades. It’s their last night at the Austrian-Hungarian border, socially isolated and armed with loaded weapons.
BENCH newest endorser Joe Jonas and
secret “BF” went shopping in New York .
They’re probably just bros. Bros who shop together. And brunch. Maybe some holding hands. Just holding hands, though.
May 25, 2012
May 24, 2012
Nick Jonas looks adorable in sexy short shorts as he attends the 27th Annual AIDS Walk New York 2012, the world’s largest HIV/AIDS fundraising event, in Central Park in NYC, on Tuesday.
Talk show host Wendy Williams, singer Keri Hilson, actor David Hyde Pierce, Ugly Betty star Michael Urie, and fashion designer Jason Wu (to name a few!) will all be there.
This particular AIDS walk was the first on the east coast and is currently the world’s largest AIDS fundraising event. The event will raise vital funds for GMHC and more than 40 other AIDS service organizations in the tri-state area. Amazing!
Watch the live stream of the American Idol Season 11 Finale Results Night.
Phillip Phillips vs Jessica Sanchez here for free.
Live stream schedule: (Philippine Time)
May 24, 2012 Thurs 8 AM – Results Night
Posted by macky balisacan CGS, Mandaluyong 09:22
May 23, 2012
Image courtesy of Amorcito MichaelMiguel Badoquin
Manny Pacquiao nearly got burned by the hottest issue of the day — same-sex marriage — and barely able to exonerate himself by denying that he ever quoted a passage fromThe Bible (about “putting gays to death,” to that effect).
US Pres. Barack Obama kind of validated the issue when he publicly aired his support for same-sex marriage which is now sanctioned by law in some states in America (and somewhere else).
To get a cross-section opinion on the matter, Funfare Update conducted a mini-survey among local celebrities. Among the 50 that I texted the question, “What’s your take on same-sex marriage?,” some begged off from making any comment, afraid of getting into the same hot water that Pacquiao has gotten himself into, while others completely ignored it.
Here are the dozen who are brave enough to express their opinions:
• MIRIAM QUIAMBAO — I prefer a man and a woman to marry. Marriage was instituted by God and therefore created for His purpose.
• LEA SALONGA — I’m in favor of it. I have gay friends in monogamous and committed relationships that should enjoy the presumed benefits of a legal union, if they choose to wed. They should be protected in the same way straight couples are. That’s exercising equal rights and protection under the law.
• MARTIN NIEVERA — If I can be funny, I would say, “Same-sex marriage? That’s the problem. The secret to a good marriage is not having the same sex every night. Be creative!” Or, “Same-sex marriage? Why not? Everyone deserves to be miserable.”
• GLORIA DIAZ — As long as they are not hurting anyone, it is fine. Everyone has the right to love and be loved. And be legit.
• MARK BAUTISTA — Same-sex marriage? In a conservative and non-conservative places, having such indifferences or concerns, demand respect. Let’s respect each other’s opinions, but be guided by the instruction given to us: To love God with all your soul, mind and strength, and to love everyone as (you love) yourself. As I said, be guided by the Greatest Instruction.
• MARGIE MORAN-FLOIRENDO — There’s no need to create controversy when it comes to love. When two people love each other, they should be able to live together in peace.
• LUIS MANZANO — I said it on Bandila before: Not against it.
• VILMA SANTOS — Respect one’s opinion and the law. We’re in a democracy.
• MELANIE MARQUEZ — Great! I have nothing against it. I am very much in favor of love and happiness whether between the same sex or opposite sex. I will respect couples of the same sex who decide to get married, who want to seal their love for each other by legalizing it. In marriage, two people become one…and we are one with our partner. We must not be selfish in order to have a successful marriage.
• MARITESS GUTIERREZ — Hehehe! Basta happy… go!
• RAYMUND ISAAC — Everyone has the right to find happiness. If the symbol of marriage delivers us, why not? Remember that the only thing constant in life is change. If we open our minds to change to better understand each other then let’s welcome it. Last time I checked, a marriage is a union of hearts by two people willing to work for that love and not the approval of people who are not part of that love.
• ALBERT MARTINEZ — Hahahaha! No comment!
Posted by macky balisacan CGS, Mandaluyong 10:02
May 21, 2012
There For Tomorrow, Every Avenue & William Beckett Live in Manila on June 12, 2012 at the SM North Sky Dome.
This coming Independence Day, Manila is getting a mouthful of punk-rock music as Dayly Entertainment & Happy Cow Productions present There For Tomorrow, Every Avenue & William Beckett live in Manila on June 12, 2012 at SM North Sky Dome. Hailing all from United States, Dayly Entertainment once again put multiple acts to perform and share on one stage. The all-star lineup concert will be filled with emo, punk and rock sounds that you’ll never forget.
VIP – P3170
Gold – P2120
Silver – P1060
Call SM Tickets at 470 2222
reserve online > https://smtickets.com/event/view/753
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Presented by Dayly Entertainment & Happy Cow Productions
Posted by macky balisacan CGS, Mandaluyong 10:38
May 20, 2012
To all the Joe Jonas fans out there , Here is your chance to see Joe Jonas LIVE . I heard it was FREE. Here are the locations:
Joe Jonas live in Manila and Cebu at the Ayala Malls
May 25 – Trinoma 4PM
May 25 – Grennbelt 7PM
May 26 – ATC 7PM
May 27 – Ayala Center Cebu
May 19, 2012
Image courtesy of Take The Test Project
2. Knowing your status helps you make smarter decisions: Knowing that you are HIV negative, you can take steps to protect yourself and minimize risks so you stay negative. If you learn that you are HIV positive you can seek treatment, stay healthy longer or improve your current health. You can also take steps to prevent passing it on to someone else.
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4. Knowing your status protects you and your partner: By educating yourself against HIV and AIDS and taking an HIV test, you are doing the right thing to protect your health and the ones you love. If you are HIV positive, practicing safer sex techniques can save your partner’s life. If you are negative, practicing safe sex techniques will help you both stay negative.
5. You’ll be doing your part in the global ﬁght against HIV: Currently, more than 34 million people around the world are estimated to have HIV/AIDS, and many of them do not know they are infected, because they have never been tested. By getting tested for HIV and learning your status, you are doing your part in the global ﬁght against HIV. GET TESTED TODAY!!
SOURCE: REAL FLEXX
Whether you’re just starting out in a new relationship or have been long-term partners for many years, how does a gay couple maintain their relationship over the long haul and sustain that “magical spark” that drew them together in the first place?
Relationships do require attention and focus, and this article will present five deadly mistakes that you can make that can wreak havoc in your partnership, almost ensuring conflict and unhappiness. Remedies will also be offered, and keeping these points in mind can help stave off relationship discord–and even prevent a potential breakup from ever being considered!
THE DEADLY MISTAKES
Deadly Mistake #5: Getting into predictable, monotonous routines: Once you get into the groove of your relationship, you can begin to feel comfortable with the safety and familiarity it breeds. However, in the long run, this can create a stale environment of boredom and “same-ness”, leading many couples to feel restless, unfulfilled, and “itching” for a change. Break out of that rut by bringing more spice and novelty to your relationship. Shake things up a little bit and dare to be different! Surprise your lover with a night out on the town to break up the mundane workweek. Introduce more creativity and variety into your sex life. Keep him guessing and on his toes for what’s coming next. By bringing in a little more excitement and stimulation, the chemistry between the two of you will be nourished, reaffirming your connection and strengthening your bond.
Deadly Mistake #4: Making assumptions about what your partner thinks and does: Interpreting your partner’s thoughts and behavior through your own lens can spell disaster, especially when you make decisions based on these judgments. You cannot read minds and jumping to conclusions will only erode the trust and security of your relationship. Even if your guy has a history of responding in a certain way in given situations, it would behoove you to not jump to conclusions and generalize his actions, as he may alter his responses or have a different mindset. Always check things out with your partner to make sure you’re both “on the same page.” This will save you from a world of grief and insecurity.
Deadly Mistake #3: Not updating your relationship vision: Relationships grow and change over time, and so do the individuals in the partnership. Revisit from time-to-time with your partner about your hopes, dreams, aspirations, and goals for your relationship and yourself. This will help troubleshoot any “growing apart” tendencies by keeping the communication open. For example, with monogamy, some couples change their views on the role this plays in their relationship. If you’re in a monogamous relationship and want to open it up, don’t just act upon it without dialoguing about it with your partner first. And if you have an open relationship, don’t assume you and your partner share the same views about it as time goes on. Revisit your “relationship contract” to ensure genuine agreement still exists, avoid making assumptions, and don’t be afraid to bring up difficult topics of discussion. It’s better to hash it out than to act it out to protect the foundation of trust you’ve built.
Deadly Mistake #2: Not attending to each other’s needs: We all have needs, and relationships are a great source for meeting the needs for belonging and attachment. Through communication and life experience with your partner, you’ll learn what matters most to him. Many couples destroy their relationships by taking each other for granted and failing to attend to the needs of the other in the ways he likes them to be met. Schedule a “family meeting” with your partner at least once a month to talk about your relationship and how it’s going. What’s going well? Not so well? Are you in alignment with your relationship vision? Make a list of your needs and share them with your partner, making a conscious effort to be more attentive and proactive.
Deadly Mistake #1: Not making your relationship a priority: Life is stressful. Between the demands of work, family, friends, school, hobbies, and all the other obligations you may have, your relationship with your partner can really take a hit. Those couples who take their relationship for granted are writing a prescription for its demise. Try to work hard at creating more life balance to juggle all the roles you have to avoid neglecting your relationship. Imagine your relationship with your partner is a nucleus. You must protect your nucleus from all external, outside forces. Don’t allow them to penetrate through or you risk jeopardizing the health and wellness of your relationship! Your partner is your home and haven. Let him be your number one priority above all else. Make him feel special and appreciated. Schedule “date nights”, surprise him with gifts of adoration, plan a commitment ceremony, etc. Do anything you’re comfortable with that will validate and affirm your relationship as the blessing it is–and cherish it!
So there you have it–five deadly mistakes that can compromise the success of a gay relationship. By applying some of the
se possible solutions and brainstorming some of your own, you’ll be demonstrating your commitment to your relationship and honoring it in the way it deserves. This will promote more gratification and functionality in your partnership, solidifying your bond as a couple, and creating a level of bliss unlike no other. Cheers to your success!
SOURCE: REAL FLEXX
Posted by macky balisacan CGS, Mandaluyong 10:17
Lady Gaga's tour of Asia has been hit with another blow after protest groups in the Philippines called on officials to follow Indonesia's lead and ban the pop star from performing.
Dozens of hardline Christians took to the streets of capital city Manila on Friday for a 'Stop the Lady Gaga concerts' rally, piling pressure on organizers to axe the upcoming shows.
The protesters, from the Biblemode Youth Philippines group, say they are offended by the raunchy Poker Face hit-maker's music and promos, and singled out her hit track Judas, branding it blasphemous.
Gaga is due to perform in the city on Monday and Tuesday, and Pasay City Mayor Antonino Calixto has urged promoters to ensure she obeys the country's strict concert rules, which ban nudity and lewd acts, according to the Associated Press.
In a statement, he says, "Although we respect artistic and musical expressions, I won't allow anyone or any group to provide acts which may be questionable in a way at any venue under my jurisdiction.
"We reminded the producers of Lady Gaga's concert that the show and the event as a whole shall not exhibit any nudity or lewd conduct which may be offensive to morals and good customs."
Gaga's gig could also face problems even if the protesters fail in their bid to ban her - they've vowed to file a lawsuit against the singer if she performs Judas at the shows in Manila.
The Asian leg of Gaga's Born This Way Ball tour has been dogged with problems - uncertainty still hangs over her planned gig in Jakarta, Indonesia next month after officials withdrew her performance permit, and her show in Seoul, South Korea was hit with protests and a ban on under-18s.
Posted by macky balisacan CGS, Mandaluyong 09:42
May 18, 2012
The Examiner article includes a reference to Leviticus 20:13 -- which says gays "must be put to death." But now the journalist who conducted the interview is admitting Pacquiao NEVER specifically referenced that bible verse.
Pacquiao has now released a statement saying, "I didn’t say that, that’s a lie ... I didn’t know that quote from Leviticus because I haven’t read the Book of Leviticus yet."
He continues, "I’m not against gay people ... I have a relative who is also gay. We can’t help it if they were born that way."
Still, Manny says he's AGAINST same-sex marriage -- "What I’m critical off [sic] are actions that violate the word of God. I only gave out my opinion that same sex marriage is against the law of God.”