Cycling Burias Island, Masbate

  This post is about multi day cycle trip leaving from Naga City, Camarines Sur: Naga City – Pio Duran – Burias Island (Claveria) – San Isidro Beach – San Pascual – Pasacao – Naga City Naga – Pio Duran – 92.3km – 6-7hours (windy, hilly roads, some unpaved) Claveria – San Isidro Beach – […]

A Guide to Gay Fiji

White, palm-lined beaches, carefree smiles, and fit Fijian men with muscles on top of muscles. Yeah, Fiji is pretty great. Though if your expecting an off the beaten track, adventure driven experience, Fiji doesn’t have much to offer. The majority of tourists that come here are couples or young families from Australia, however there are […]

Paying for it?

His boarding house was a hollow concrete block. At the end of his room was a wooden bed base with no mattress, next to it, a bamboo arm chair. Random writing and drawings littered the concrete walls in permanent marker. It reminded me of a friend I had in Australia who would smoke a lot […]

Webs

The intricately woven web, flows and surrounds us during the day, in perpetual fabrication. With us while we go about doing our day to day things, while we interact, while we eat, wait in line or stand in the shower. A fine silken web that at the best times only restrict us, and at the […]

The Israeli in Bangkok

He pursed his lips to the side, letting a smooth whispery jet of smoke escape from his mouth. His eyes were on me as he took another drag of the hookah, blew a couple of perfectly formed Os, and handed over the ornate gold pipe. I watched as they hung in the air, dissipate, his […]

The Filipino Physio

We sip our Red Horse beers at a bar in Puerto Princesa. A cover band plays, and the lead singer is a fair skinned, willowy Filipina with flowing black hair in tight, white mini shorts. She sings with an American accent. The crowd, seated around dozens of wooden circular tables, seem reluctant. It’s too early, […]

The Filipino College Student

Jeepneys howled by, providing movement to the dry, torpid air. I was sitting on some stairs, outside an LRT station in downtown manila. I lit a cigarette and soaked in the environment, while I waited for a guy I met on Grindr. Earlier today, I spent three hours exploring Divisoria, a massive area of markets […]