Saturday, October 19, 2013

Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

Tobie is with his family in Singapore this weekend, so it's just me and Yoshi until Sunday evening. It's funny how during such times when Tobie and I are apart, I seem to continue to see things that I want to share with him and such - that's life for you I suppose.

He's not feeling quite well though - I guess his busy week is catching up with him. So I figured it would be nice to get him a little something as a welcome home gift. I ended up getting a pair of the new Coke glasses from McDonald's since the whole bottlecap design is rather cute. :Plus we had also gotten ourselves matching Coke glasses a few years ago when another of these glass promos ran shortly after we had moved into the Sietch.

The little things matter, you know. ;-)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Come Out Baduy!

October 11 is celebrated as National Coming Out Day around the world by LGBT groups everywhere. It's a great day to remember the importance of one's coming out. Plus it's also an opportunity to encourage others to celebrate who they are and stand up to be proud. This is not about forcing people out of the closet or anything puritanical like that, but more to send a message of love and support to others in the LGBT community who continue to struggle with their identity.

I've written a number of pieces on the importance of coming out and quite frankly it's an amazing relief for anyone who has played the closet game for any length of time. No more lies to friends and family and no more need to think up elaborate excuses for everything you do. There's no more need to juggle pronouns or to watch your every move in case you do something that might "give you away".

So celebrate the joy of coming out. It may be a traumatic experience for most more often than not, but it is truly a moment of rebirth when our lives as LGBT truly begins.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Finding Worlds that Mesh Well

Part of the secret is finding someone whose world meshes well with your own.
You shouldn't have to sacrifice who you are or what you love to be with the person,
and that should go vice versa, as well.

That's what we found when we got to know each other more.
And eventually, that meshed ball of baduyness and geekdom was exactly what we wanted to celebrate every single day.

Live Long and Totoro.
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