Monday, July 4, 2011

Welcome to Baduy Pride!

Rainbow flag flapping in the wind with blue sk...Image via WikipediaIn the US, today is Independence Day, a day to remember their nation's struggle to be free. I suppose it's somewhat fitting that we kick off with this new blog today - a our celebration of the freedom to love. It probably would have been better to get this out in time for LGBT Pride Month, but these little labors of love take time after all.

Baduy Pride, as discussed in the About page, is a new blog that Tobie and I have put together to celebrate our love for one another in all of its corny, cheesy, mushy forms - hence the Filipino term baduy. You can think of this as a virtual scrapbook of our geeky relationship including various stories from our day-to-day lives, photos from our various exploits together and whatever other news items that may come of interest.

Baduy Pride is a pretty interesting project since it means sharing with the world all that we are and what makes us happy. We both know that the things we find to be awesome may not be so interesting to everyone else. But at the same time, there's no sense in hiding those things that we're passionate about. One should always be proud of his happiness.

I have to admit, living up to the ideals of "Baduy Pride" isn't exactly easy, especially for me. Ask any of my closest friends and they'll tell you that I tend to be cold, practical and generally guarded when it comes to my emotions. But something changed when I got together with Tobie and I find myself smiling a lot more and generally doing the kinds of gestures or actions that I used to consider to be too corny to be real. You know what I mean - the kinds of surprises and little gifts that are popularized on TV shows and romantic comedies.

But as you'll come to find out in this blog, being truly baduy can be quite infectious and rather liberating at the same time. So I hope you enjoy the journey we're all taking together through the pages of this blog and hopefully it lead to bigger things for all of us.
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