Make way for the biggest event this year as the country’s top schools welcome CHALK DENIM POWER!!! Join us as we celebrate the youth's surviving power with the country's top bands Mojofly, Calla Lily, Imago and Fuse, July 19 at De La Salle University, Assumption College on July 21, San Beda College on July 27, University of the Philippines on August 4, and The Ateneo de Manila University on August 11.
See Denimlab Barkada Brenda, Matt, Joaqui and Niña from PBB Teen Edition as they walk the runway together with your classmates. Plus, get a chance to be a model barkada of your school and win exciting freebies and prizes!
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Could it be his secret double life? Is it because he's different? Or maybe it's just his rippling muscles and all that Spandex.
A pop culture expert at Calgary's Mount Royal College says the lead character in the new Superman movie is receiving a lot of attention in the gay community and is rapidly gaining stature as a gay icon.
The reason for that is probably a mix of the superhero's closet life, his standing apart from the community and his looks, according to Lee Easton, who is researching what he sees as the Superman gay phenomenon in Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto.
Easton is hoping to better understand how all men - gay or straight - shape their identities in relation to popular pop-culture icons such as Superman.
Considering that DC Comics is bringing back Batwoman as a lesbian, should it really be a surprise that Superman has attracted the admiring gaze of the gay community? That's been the case for years, says Easton.
``There's this sort of double moment that these are not only figures that you can identify with but also sort of desire at the same time. Particularly in adolescents and older gay men like myself, often times those male figures would be the most easily accessible sort of erotica available.''
Even the American version of the television series Queer as Folk, filmed largely in Toronto, carries a recurring superhero theme. Two characters create a sexually explicit underground comic called Rage that features a Gay Crusader superhero.
Despite the metrosexual appearance of the new Superman and the fact that Bryan Singer, the director of Superman Returns is gay, the real homosexual icon in the superhero world has been Batman and his erstwhile and sometimes sexually ambiguous sidekick Robin.
Ironically, even though Batwoman is coming back as a lesbian, she was introduced in the 1950s as a way to quell rumours about the true nature of the dynamic duo's partnership.
``In Batman, in particular, in the movie last year, there's a great deal of attention paid to the way he crafts his very own leather costume and I think both leather and Spandex have a long tradition in gay culture,'' muses Easton, 42.
``There's some easy moments of identification for sure.''
Stephen Lock of Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere is participating in the study. The Calgary-based spokesman suggests comic book superheroes don't really have any kind of sexual orientation since they're only pictures on paper. But he acknowledges there always appears to be some subtext going on in many of the stories.
``I think the generation of gay men that grew up on Superman and a few of the other comic superheroes probably read a lot of stuff into it that they recognized _ the whole double-life situation and running into `closet-like' spaces,'' Lock says.
``A young gay male, when the hormones start kicking in and all his friends are noticing girls . . . he's noticing guys. There's this double fantasy thing going on where he says if I could be that, I could have that.''
Lock favours the dark and forbidden current Batman character as opposed to the campy 1960s version played by Adam West in the TV series. That character was almost enough to turn a gay man straight, he laughs.
``The saving grace there was that Robin was kind of cute.''
Officials with DC Comics, which owns the Superman franchise, were unavailable for comment on the study. But president and publisher Paul Levitz has been quoted in the past as saying the Man of Steel is not gay.
Early results of Easton's research are expected to be ready for a cultural studies conference in Edmonton this fall.
So it's been more than a year since the three of us got together... now we'll be living together in one roof... I'm so excited because finally we'll all be together again... Charey who's always flying back and forth from the US, Uma who seem to have found a second home here in the Philippines although he visits his family every now and then in Israel and me who just came back from Singapore last May 7... will post pictures of our new house when we move in next month... will be living in West Greenhils Subdivision... I can't wait.
Patricia Coronado the stylist and fashion guru of Religioso
KC Leyco the winner of the Paris Hilton Style Award
And me drunk as hell.
I wasn't really supposed to go to this party by Style Magazine but I said what the heck I got an invite and it's free drinks until 12 midnight so I decided to go. I texted KC and asked if she is interested to join me and she did together with her friend Patricia. Got there around 11 and enjoyed the free drinks and mingled with some of the people there and met DJ Steve Mills from the US and caught up with Rob Altamirano and Jonas Gruet of Style Magazine. KC won the Paris Hilton Style award that night and I won a Digital camera thanks to Philip Morris. Not bad for a free party!
Ok this is how I look when I'm stressed and I don't have enough sleep... this is during our Go See (Audition for models) at The Assumption College this afternoon... we're really nearing the date of the event and I'm so excited because this will be my first major event with the company. Wish me luck guys!
These are just some photos from our family gathering at their house in Sucat Paranaque. These pictures were taken while we were walking around the village... they wanted to see how the old neighborhood looks like now and if their old friends are still here in the country.
Ok so it might not look that good but give me some slack guys... I haven't done digital design for years now and I just did this because there wasn't anyone else who could do it here in the office plus I get extra pay! hahaha!
So it's been more than a year since I last went to Star City and I wasn't expecting anything different... until I saw this new ride call The Surf Dance. I had to try it and I even dragged my friends to come with me although they didn't readily liked the idea at first. The ride last for around 5-7 minutes and it's really worth the long queue.
Ok so I really didn't thought I was going anywhere last night... Called my bestfriend Vince to ask if he want to do anything on a payday and told me he was thinking of going to Enchanted Kingdom. "What? You serious?" That was 7:00 PM ( to those who are not familiar with Enchanted Kingdom, it's a big theme park located south of the metro ) and Echanted closes at 12midnight. Met my friend at Glorietta around 7:45 PM and had dinner at Oodys. Met with some of his friends Ogie, Girlie, and Lito around 8:30 PM by this time our chances of going to Enchanted is getting slimmer so we all decided to just go to SM Mall of Asia and go somewhere after. Around 9:30 PM we decided to meet with their friend Kathy at Star City just to pass the time so here we are in the photo pretending to be having fun! hehehehe! On the photo Vinz, Me, Ogie, Kathy and Girlie.