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Lessons Learned from Drag Queens

‘WHAT?! You have a big crush on a drag queen? That’s the weirdest statement I’ve ever heard in years!”

If a female friend of mine confessed her addiction on drag queens years ago, I’ll instantly give her a strange look. Do you have a serious problem in life that you don’t want me to know yet you can’t handle it? Tell me and I’ll listen. Let’s talk about boy bands instead.

Gurl, I ain't crazy! I Just love Manila Luzon and Elmo the Puppet | Photo by Mark Liddell

Gurl, I ain’t crazy! I Just love Manila Luzon and Elmo the Puppet | Photo by Mark Liddell

But no. Actually, my love for drag queens started when I discovered LOGOTV’s Rupaul’s Drag Race. They’re currently airing the 5th season in the US of A and I’m proud to say that a lot of Filipino drag queens made it to the show. The fun part there is they look so pretty with the make-up and glamorous clothes, yet they look equally hot when out of drag. My Top Three favorite queens from all five seasons include Manila Luzon, Willam Belli and Ivy Winters.

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Lessons Learned From Gran Torino

Gran Torino is a classic car. A lot of people especially the collectors of vintage cars would like to add this on their garage. I bet most drivers dream to drive this car even just for once in their lifetime.

"Get off my lawn!"

Last night, a number of movie bloggers were invited at the Philippine movie premiere of Gran Torino Starring Clint Eastwood.

I admit that I would rather watch Filipino movies rather than watch the films made in Hollywood. I only heard of the name Clint Eastwood when a friend of mine made me listen to the song by Gorillaz. My grandfather is also a big fan of Clint Eastwood. He said he admired him as an actor and director. I remember him asking me to look for Letters from Iwo Jima in a VCD store.

When I went at the screening, I didn’t have any idea on what the film is all about. I bet most people would think of fast cars and stuff when they hear the title, but the film is more than a car story. It is a story that teaches us how to drive our own life – the struggles, life, death, forgiveness and all that drama.

I don’t want to post some spoilers, but I would like to share some of the lessons I learned from the movie. That way, maybe that can help persuade you to spend your Php150 watching a movie that is worth your time and money.

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