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ON BEING GAY 101

Image source:  http://www.toyfactory.com.sg/ We entered from the rear. Judging from the knowing laughs from the audience of about 20 plus people as we were ushered through the darkened passageway of the Black Box, we understood the intended allusion to anal … Continue reading

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WHEN DOES BROMANCE END AND ROMANCE BEGIN?

http://www.shinokun.org/my-bromance-2014-dvd-sub-indonesia.xhtml http://justblthings.tumblr.com/post/138451951216/eng-sub-addicted-web-series   Two Bromances on the internet come to mind:  one is the 2014 Thai movie by the name of My Bromance (Pee Chai in Thai) and the other is Season 1 of the series Heroin aka Addicted, which … Continue reading

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FAREWELL, HARPER LEE; LONG LIVE MOCKINGBIRD

Picture source: http://www.amazon.com/Kill-Mockingbird-Harperperennial-Modern-Classics-ebook/dp/B00K0OI42W/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 Unlike many people, I only came across the novel To Kill A Mockingbird in my 20’s.  No, it was not because I studied it as a Literature student but it was work that brought about the encounter.  … Continue reading

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IS IT NEVER TOO LATE TO MAKE A U-TURN?  Thoughts after watching BOULEVARD

Picture this:  A middle-aged man in his 60s driving aimlessly.  He drives through a boulevard and suddenly decides that he should make a U-turn.  Why does he do it?  What was he thinking?  What are the repercussions of that U-turn? … Continue reading

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男同志结婚的悲哀: 看了两部同志电影后的感想

前阵子在Youtube看了两部台湾同志电影。电影中的两位男主角都是已婚中年男子。问题是两人都是同志。其中一位虽已离婚竟然已是一个高中生的爸爸,而儿子也是他一手带大的。另外一部的男主角是位律師。得了绝症,托学生为他处理遗嘱。死后其娇妻因那遗嘱才得知丈夫其实在外有一男情人。 不久前我在Octoberman Diaries上载了一篇我采访一位结婚同志的文章。也提到当事人的无奈与不安。不知新加坡究竟有多少同志因为封建传统,家庭责任,宗教道德而牺牲了自己快乐,幸福, 落到令人可悲之田地。 (1)双全 由著名影视双棲演员孫鹏 ,顾宝明 和高英轩主演。 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xohRl_xw4VE 这是一部家庭论理电影。 武双全(顾宝明饰)是一位退休黑社会老大。其独子45岁的武怀文(孫鹏饰)与妻子离婚多年,一手带大儿子以恒。不料几年前怀文遇见英俊空少James(高英轩饰)。但父双全和子以恒不但不了解并激烈反对,处处为难。最终弄到James因受不了反对而投降离开。 那一幕怀文傷心地对得了绝症的父亲抱怨不平,极度的令人同情也令人痛心。怀文含泪的对父亲说:我其实一点都不喜欢女人…这二十多年来我一直嘗试著做个正常人,努力融入大家所谓正常的世界,可是我一点都不快乐。 我的婚是为你结的 , 孩子是为了武家传宗接代而生的 。 所有该做的我都做了…但现在James走了, 我该怎么办  ? 剧终时,怀文垮了,父亲走了,孩子撑起了武家…James不在了。这是不是同志选择成家的最可怕之恶梦哪? (2)愿望清单 由著名影视双棲演员林炜, 张晨光, 张凤书,明道主演 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCSnOaSJ144 这部电视电影有一点离奇,有一点使人不安。但我觉得它有它浪漫之处。 两位主角夫妇程大维(林炜饰)与徐怡方 (张凤书饰)都是律師。大维得了绝症,托律師学生李永裕(明道饰)在自己死了过后把房子与一张愿望清单给怡方。也把一间他和情人黎冠轩搞起的咖啡屋The Two of Us Coffee Shop送给冠轩。不料在办理遗产过程中被怡方发现了大维的秘蜜。 那一幕当怡方发现大维秘密的一刻,给了两位主角与观众一个问题:到底大维爱的是怡方,还是冠轩呢?或许这是个不该问的问题。就如大维说过的:比例对了,谁跟谁在一起都适合。爱是否也是如此?或许他两个都爱。不可能吗?爱小到只能容下两个人,是否只是现代社会的思想而非实事?  是否我们爱的能量其实比两人大呢?我真的不知道。 *** 两部都是讲诉中年结婚同志的故事,但却有不一样的思考空间。可见这问题有多复杂呀。是不是,我们该多多体谅身边身在困境中而身不由己,不能自拔的朋友呢?

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LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL:  5 MUSIC VIDEOS WHICH CELEBRATE SAME-SEX LOVE

Has the week been tiring and tiresome?  Were there moments you wished you were somewhere else? Well, the weekend is here.  So here are 5 music videos to help you feel even better. The Dreamily Beautiful How Beautiful You Are … Continue reading

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THE TRAGEDY OF BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (the last of the 3 article series on the Married Gay Man)

There was some open space between what he knew and what he tried to believe, but nothing could be done about it, and if you can’t fix it you’ve got to stand it. Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx http://www.taosmemory.com/oscar/BrokebackMountainNovle.pdf Annie Proulx chose … Continue reading

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