Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Same Sex Marriage - it's all the same love

As I was surfing the net in search of fun reading, I came across this video. Thanks The Indie Pool.

I've always been an advocate of same sex marriage. I believe that we all have the right to choose who we fall in love with, regardless of gender, religion or social status.

In our predominantly catholic country where even a simple Reproductive Health law took 13 years to be passed*, I don't think gay marriages will happen yet.

But making a stand is the first step.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Same Love

[Verse 1: Macklemore]
When I was in the 3rd grade
I thought that I was gay
Cause I could draw, my uncle was
And I kept my room straight
I told my mom, tears rushing down my face
She's like, Ben you've loved girls since before pre-K
Tripping yeah
I guess she had a point, didn't she
A bunch of stereotypes all in my head
I remember doing the math like
Yeah, I'm good at little league
A pre-conceived idea of what it all meant
For those that like the same sex had the characteristics
The right-wing conservatives think it's a decision
And you can be cured with some treatment and religion
Man-made, rewiring of a pre-disposition
Playing God
Ahh nah, here we go
America the brave
Still fears what we don't know
And God loves all his children it's somehow forgotten
But we paraphrase a book written
3,500 years ago
I don't know

[Hook: Mary Lambert]
And I can't change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
And I can't change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
My love, my love, my love
She keeps me warm [x4]

[Verse 2: Macklemore]
If I was gay
I would think hip-hop hates me
Have you read the YouTube comments lately
"Man that's gay"
Gets dropped on the daily
We've become so numb to what we're saying
Our culture founded from oppression
Yet we don't have acceptance for 'em
Call each other faggots
Behind the keys of a message board
A word rooted in hate
Yet our genre still ignores it
Gay is synonymous with the lesser
It's the same hate that's caused wars from religion
Gender to skin color
Complexion of your pigment
The same fight that lead people to walk-outs and sit-ins
Human rights for everybody
There is no difference
Live on! And be yourself!
When I was in church
They taught me something else
If you preach hate at the service
Those words aren't anointed
And that Holy Water
That you soak in
Is then poisoned
When everyone else
Is more comfortable
Remaining voiceless
Rather than fighting for humans
That have had their rights stolen
I might not be the same
But that's not important
No freedom til we're equal
Damn right I support it

I don't know


[Verse 3: Macklemore]
We press play
Don't press pause
Progress, march on!
With a veil over our eyes
We turn our back on the cause
'Till the day
That my uncles can be united by law
Kids are walkin' around the hallway
Plagued by pain in their heart
A world so hateful
Some would rather die
Than be who they are
And a certificate on paper
Isn't gonna solve it all
But it's a damn good place to start
No law's gonna change us
We have to change us
Whatever god you believe in
We come from the same one
Strip away the fear
Underneath it's all the same love
About time that we raised up


[Outro: Mary Lambert]
Love is patient, love is kind
Love is patient (not crying on Sundays)
Love is kind (not crying on Sundays)
Love is patient (not crying on Sundays)
Love is kind (not crying on Sundays)
Love is patient (not crying on Sundays)
Love is kind (not crying on Sundays)
Love is patient (not crying on Sundays)
Love is kind (not crying on Sundays)
Love is patient (not crying on Sundays)
Love is kind (not crying on Sundays)


Monday, March 11, 2013

Photoshoot with Fireworks (Low Cost Prenup)

Fireworks evoke a very dramatic effect in photos. The shower of light and colors is a sight to behold.

I searched the web for wonderful inspiration and here are some gorgeous fireworks-in-wedding shots I've seen.

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Pretty gorgeous huh?

But the truth of the matter is that fireworks are pretty expensive too.

Want to know how to get these shots at a fraction of the cost?

Easy! Trudge on to Mall of Asia for its annual Philippine Internationa Pyromusical Competition. The show started last February 16th and will run up until March 23rd (every Saturday).

There's an entrance fee and you may check the rates here but to make sure that there's enough room to stage the shots, I think that it's best to just find a good spot away from the crowd.

Ask your photographer to bring his tripod and maybe an extra external flash and you're good to go. Research on the kind of shots and angles that you want taken and discuss this with your photographer. Discussing it beforehand will allow you to maximize the fireworks display.

Happy shooting!


Saturday, March 9, 2013

where is your heart?


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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Potluck reception

Eric and I have made a decision to cut down on our TV watching. In fact, we don't have a TV at home and we only get to watch TV when we're at my in laws place during the weekends. Anyway, anything and everything seems to also be available online so we're not really missing much.

At times, certain episodes come up that I really wanted to catch. Bo Sanchez being featured on PowerHouse by Mel Tiangco is one of them.

Being a Feast attendee, I've heard a lot about Bro. Bo's 80sq.ft house I can't wait to take a peek. Of course I had to wait for it to come out on YouTube. Watch it below if you also missed it like me. =)

But this post is not about Bo's house. =D  It's actually about their wedding reception..

Bo said that since he wanted to invite his entire LOJ (light of Jesus) family but he's low on finances, they decided to have a potluck reception.

Potluck is usually done for family gatherings like reunion. It's where guests bring food that they can share with everyone.

Potluck is a nice concept. It's a big money saver especially for those who have a lot of guests to invite. Bo, for example, had to invite approx. 1000 guests. That is a lot. And I mean a looooot!

Wouldn't it be nice to just invite people regardless of the number because they'll be bringing their own food? I'd love to be able to stage one of those. Unfortunately, I don't think I have the guts to pull it off. 

Personally, I think this would work for couples who have very open minded families. Alternatively, I think we can do this if we're only inviting our very close friends who understands why we're doing it.


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Saturday, February 2, 2013


Feeding my nostalgia by watching Savage Garden's Crash and Burn video on YouTube. This was on the last scene and  it got me thinking how important this is. That's why I'm sharing this insight with all of you..

And in case you wanted to watch the video too.. Here is it.. Happy watching. =D


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