Road To 2 Moons Over Manila 2017 in Pictures

Road To 2 Moons Over Manila Fan Gathering Official PosterTwo days after the Road To 2 Moons Over Manila Fan Gathering 2017, attendees are still going hysterical over the happenings at the event! Even non-attendees are causing quite a buzz as soon as they watch snippets of the event from last Sunday.

Here are some of photos I took from my very first ever Thai BL Fan Gathering. If you see yourselves, don’t hesitate to copy and save. Oh one more thing, proper credit would be very much appreciated if you ever plan to re-upload them.

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Giveaway Prizes for winners and lucky attendees

Honestly speaking, when I was at the event, I wondered if there were any takeaways from this bunch of prizes. 😁😁😁

Forget I said that. Hahaha…

Let’s just take a closer look at Godt’s beauty. Right here!👇

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Everyone wants him! (Figuratively and literally for that matter!)

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Chibi Shirts and DVDs

Time to check the booths! We had GxxodBas PHKimCop PhilippinesTaeTee PHTee Jaruji PH who were all at the same time the fan gathering organizers.

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Bags, Shirts and Tags

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Also, a big thank you to Cha Tuk Chak for their participation and sponsorship.

Their Pink Milk was a hit among attendees of the fan gathering. You can visit Cha Tuk Chak at 46 East Capitol Drive, Pasig City 1603.

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Look at some of the organizers having a go at their Pink Milks!

The organizers sure knew what they were doing when they planned this event. Check below for some of the other exciting happenings!

And because the series had moons and stars, it is only fitting to search for the Moon and Star of Manila. Here are snapshots of the beautiful ladies and charming gents of the Moon and Star Competition.

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More than anything, I believe we owe the success of this event to ourselves. POWER NA POWER! Kayo ‘to. TAYO ‘TO.

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Lastly, to 6 Moons PH (formerly 2MoonsPH) and to ThailBL FanCon MNL, a million thanks for the unwavering support.

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Sa uulitin!

 

That Other Side of the Universe

The start of this year was nothing short of amazing for my friends and I, as we got ourselves to try the leisure industry of sand boarding and 4×4 rides at the sand dunes of La Paz, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.

Initially, we just wanted to witness the first sunset of 2015 and bask in the beauty of our hometown. Unlike sand boarding spots found in other parts of the world, La Paz Sand Dunes bore no concrete structures and alterations on its terrain as it was declared as a National Geologic Monument by the National Historical Institute.

The sand dunes of Ilocos Norte ranges from 10-30 meters high with an area of 85 square kilometers. Now, that’s a long stretch of unique desert environment!

For Php2,500.00, you can enjoy a 4×4 adventure ride (maximum of 5 persons) and an unlimited sand boarding experience in a photo-perfect scenery! Setting our foot inside the 4×4 rough riding vehicle and cruising along the ridges of the dunes and going down the steep slopes brought about a series of doubt (initially), then laughs, screams, a few curses and witty hashtag worthy remarks! After an exhilarating episode on wheels, we tried sand boarding. Some went solo, others in pairs like myself who shared the board with Raisa (special mention!) because we had to check if it was “safe” to go solo after the test slide, Ha! I tell you, sliding down the steep slope of fine sand was easy and safe. However, walking back up proved to be an obstacle. This is not for the faint hearted. So, make sure you have packed enough energy with you.

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Random Subtleties

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Yours truly learning the art of sand boarding. In jeans! Overdressed for the part. No worries, I landed well.

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Raisa and her standing stunt while going down the slope!

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The Guys. John & Mark manning up the slope.

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My mantra for the year is LIVE & LIVE WELL. I believe, I did. We did. And it doesn’t end there.

CHEERS TO ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

A Life Well Lived In The Friend Zone

Some of us would consider the “friend zone” as a terrible place to be in. Where your hopes and dreams of being in a romantic relationship with the person you wish to be with are crushed to tiny little pieces.  It’s like having a debilitating disease which gives you little or no choice at all. Either you give in or choose to fight, only to prolong your agony and still die of the same illness or worse, its complications.

You see, our choices, sometimes make our lives a little bit more complicated than it already is. You love the girl you know you can’t have. You love the guy you know you can’t have. Why choose to love someone you know won’t commit in the first place? Has the idea of unrequited love been so enticing that it’s worth going through? I wonder.

Loving that person is a choice. In that moment, you could have turned and walked away. But you discovered,  you’re not selfish enough to want to let go and all you ask is a bit more time to spend with the person you hope can reciprocate the feelings you have for him/her.

You deny yourself the happiness you truly deserve in exchange for the small joy the “friendship” brings. You are hooked by the intensity of your emotions.  You get addicted to the dream. You enjoy an exquisite torture. You believe you’re doing yourself a favor. You think you have a life well spent in the friend zone.

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Your brain probably fogged by desperation, you make excuses to be there for that person by being the “good friend”. And by being one, you shamelessly lend an ear when he/she needs someone to talk to. You listen to how fucked up his/her relationship with their respective partners. Then the tide turns and the delusional human ego shoots up.

You get all confident and take on the opportunity to confess your longstanding love. How you have loved him/her from afar, for God knows how many changing seasons or years. You try to change his/her mind to give you a chance. Then he/she looks at you in a weird, confused, sometimes, disgusted kind of way and drops the truth that he/she isn’t interested. Romantically speaking, that is. Such rejection can efficiently ruin a man or a woman! But then, there are those lucky souls whose unrequited love gets reciprocated. SOME, NOT ALL. I just want to make that clear. I didn’t mean to spread false hopes but you just might end up with the man or woman you’ve dreamt of!

So, you see, being in the friend zone is not as bad as what I made it sound to be. Unless, of course, there are other circumstances that may affect the situation. If being in this situation is or was your own choice, you probably had an idea or two on how to spend a well lived life in the friend zone beforehand. And if not, why we end up in this situation sometimes tell us that it’s alright to grow up and it’s life’s own way of teaching us a lesson. Harsh at times but definitely valuable.

Cheers to a life in the friend zone! Remember, you can always get out of it anytime.