I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul. ~ W.E. Henley

Love Wins!

Today an event shook the foundations of bigotry and ignorance.  Same sex marriage has been legalized in all 50 states of the United States of America by the US Supreme Court.

Read the full text of Obergefell vs. Hodges to fully appreciate the 103-page decision including lengthy dissents especially from Justice Scalia.

The dispositive part of the decision will be perpetuated as a major highlight on the timeline of humanity.

SCOTUS opinion on same sex marriage

The U.S. is now the 21st country to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide, including territories. Married same-sex couples will now enjoy the same legal rights and benefits as married heterosexual couples nationwide and will be recognized on official documents such as birth and death certificates. - from CNN

Drink this all in because finally the world is moving forward from boxed mentalities.  Although I do not expect all continents to follow suit, it gives me hope that the citizens of the world will soon divest themselves of something as divisive as hate from ignorance.

At least now, those who envelope themselves in a blanket of their choosing, are shown there is acceptance amidst difference; that love in all its form will permeate all barriers; that every person capable of love will - at all cost- allow love to win.

Celebrate Pride and show it to the world!  

I love the lovely colors on my profile.  

Just go to http://facebook.com/celebratepride to have a rainbow profile picture an be instantly awesome!

Cebu is a Beauty

Maayo'ng adlaw(Good day)!

Thank you for your interest in the Cebu, Philippines. Your curiosity for the island has led you to Cebu is a Beauty.  This website wishes to magnify the nooks and crannies of this little and mighty tropical island. It seeks to not only lure you into the beautiful crevices and secret folds of the cities and municipalities of Cebu but it will blatantly tempt you to settle in for good simply because there is no place you'd rather be.

Should we start with history then?

Sinulog Tradition
The Spanish came in the 16th century and overtime (300 years) successfully ingrained unto the locals a strong Catholic faith, a penchant for greasy and savory cooking and unlimited reasons to start festivities.

More than 90% of Cebu's land development worked around a church as the town center with commercial and residential structures within less than a mile of each other.

Politics and government policies are anchored on orthodox Catholic beliefs which are currently in the process of slow liberation since the country is very much friends with western influencers.

Cebu's structural developments on the other hand is very much alive and striving.  Remnants of the old colonial era are still felt downtown but up north is a booming technological and commercial ecosystem that is keeping up with the present time.

The Cebu you will see here is not perfect.  It will not be the island paradise you might have seen in the glossy airport magazine you picked up from your flight.  What you see in the pictures and videos will be very different from the Cebu you will see with your own eyes.  Up-close, will be the magnification of the rough patches and uneven terrains that are merely mentioned on the side by one sided praises.

Colon Street
The Cebu you will meet in The ViXeN's LaiR, comes with the angst of a neglected adolescent, a cranky girlfriend and a taken for granted wife.  You will be introduced to the enchanting yet flawed Cebu.  A place you will love despite all odds.

She does not stand still and look pretty for pictures.  The raging, feisty yet delicate Cebu is a beauty.

Does Twitter Make Sense Anymore?

I like to think that I signed up for Twitter for the right reasons.  I pictured massive web links, interactions and full-on information overload which are all made to fill my distraction needs.
Technically, I may be correct about that; but why do I feel more and more alone while I linger on my Twitter feed.  The only real connection I get is when a few friends fancy chatting via volleyed tweets.

I could be doing this Twitter thing wrong and do please point me somewhere I can set my relationship right with currently, the most forgetful social media site in the internet.  

For quite a while now, I've been so annoyed by the noise that I just had to employ a few means to Tweet outside of Twitter.  Hootsuite has been helpful lately.

I want to quit Twitter because I can't stand having access to the whole world's blabber.  My curated List of Twitter Idols could not even make me dislike the site less.

Or maybe, today is just an off day and I could just blame the moon for all this.


P.S.  Oh do follow me  and join me in trying to make sense of Twitter.