the gapanese invasion is nigh!

"pinakamaganda ka nga sa buong kapuluan, pero latina na naman ang magwawagi ng korona at sash sa miss world! racism ba ito? lupasay!"

Friday, May 28, 2010

planet xanadu's grand 3rd anniversary

In fitting tribute to the closing summer season and as an opening salvo to the approaching rainy season, Xanadu alternately fires you up and gets you drenched with its searing, slippery 3rd Anniversary grand celebration. Savor the warm and wet feeling as male hotstuffs drive you feverish with their display of sweltering bodies and cool moves that are guaranteed to make you experience the maddening clash of scorching sun and chilly rain. From its young years in peripheral Malabon to its recent invasion of the mainstream Metro Manila, particularly in glittery Quezon City, Xanadu has lived up to its reputation as the pink community’s potboiler which it must prove again as atmospheric changes interplay via Xanadu’s resident male sizzlers. Let the pride of Xanadu keep you wet just enough to keep you from bursting into flames on May 31, 2010, scout borromeo, quezon city!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

krystala soon to sweep ucla

below is the text of my paper's (and nine other papers') acceptance to the Queer Studies Conference 2010 to be staged in Royce Hall, University of California – Los Angeles on October 8-9, 2010. sumaakin nawa ang suerte.:)
Hello all!
I wanted to let each of you know that your papers have been accepted in the Queer Studies Area for the MPCA/MACA conference this Fall. You will find the queer area panels attached in PDF. The dates and times for presentations are not decided yet, but you will be able to find that on the conference website after all of the panels are organized.
I ask that you please review ALL of the information for yourself and let me know (no later than May 30) if there are changes that need to be made for your program listing.
If you have been marked as the "panel chair," this only means that you will need to keep time. Please plan for a 15-minute presentation, or possibly less in the roundtable. Also, I did not request a DVD player if a request was not included with your submission.

I hope this finds each of you well, and have a wonderful summer!

Kris Cannon
Moving Image Studies Program, Department of Communication
Georgia State University
2010 MPCA/ACA Queer Studies Area Panels.
Queer Popular Culture: From Stages to Television Screens.
Area: Queer Studies
“Queer Performativity and Camp in the Pop Art of Lady Gaga,” Katrin Horn, Department of American Studies, University of Erlangen-­‐Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany 91054,
“Homosexuality in Reality TV,” Tamara Moyer, Communication Studies Department, California State University, Sacramento, CA 95819,
“Examining Queer Times, Places, and Perceptions in HBO’s True Blood,” Sarah Wheeler, Department of Women’s Studies, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182,
“Sentenced to Neverland: J.M. Barrie, Michael Jackson and the Future of Queer Theory,” Amy C. Billone, Department of English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996,
Panel Chair: Amy C. Billone.
Scheduling request: none
DVD request: YES
Queerness in Film.
Area: Queer Studies
“Male Homosocial Utopias in American Westerns and ‘Bromances’,” Jeff Casey, Department of Theatre & Drama, University of Wisconsin-­‐Madison, Madison, WI 53706,
“Sad Spartans, Sexy Persians: Homoeroticism, Freedom and Western Melancholia in Zack Snyder’s 300,” Amanda LeBlanc, Cultural Studies and Critical Theory, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8,
“Transnational Trans People in New Trans Cinema,” Nicole Richter, Motion Pictures Program, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435,
Panel Chair: Nicole Richter.
Scheduling request: none
DVD request: YES
Queer Narratives and Novels
Area: Queer Studies
“‘A Queer Mixture’: Unheterosexual Masculinity in A Princess of Mars,” Andrea Crow, Department of English, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43201,
“Swept Away, Twice Over:Postcolonial-­‐Queer Displacements in Noel Alumit’s Novels,” Cesario M. Minor, Jr., English Studies, University of the Philippines‐Dilliman, Los Baños. Laguna, Philippines,
“(Queer)ying the Homonormative in Children’s Picture Books: A Quest forAlternative Images and Critical Dialogue,” Michelle B. Spiegel, Women’s Studies, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43209,
Panel Chair: Michelle B. Spiegel.
Scheduling request: none
DVD request: NO

Thursday, May 20, 2010

xanadude: galing ng pinoy

The Filipino talent is very much renowned far and wide, so in recognition of this global acclaim, Xanadu presents its own acknowledgement that Pinoys’s got talent. It takes your dedicated eyes and applauding hands for Xanadudes to be prized for their inventiveness and originality, so watch them as they undress their inner geniuses and astound you with their masculine pride. Crafty, clever, and cunning, Xanadudes have what it takes to show that the world-class Galing ng Pinoy is extraordinarily ordinary for a race that has experienced the world at its best. The talent showcase unfolds on May 22, Planet Xanadu's Scout Borromeo base, Quezon City.

Monday, May 17, 2010

ano'ng oras na ba?

scenes from the recent sexiest men in the city bikini competition in metro bar, west avenue, quezon city, sponsored by planet xanadu.

Here’s a take from the event’s script:
Sexiest Men in the City
A Grand Bikini Challenge
May 16, 2010, 8 PM
Metro Bar West Avenue, Quezon City
This project conceptualized for young, fresh-looking Filipino men aged 18 to 26 years old is a competition-oriented event geared toward promoting and encouraging others to maintain a good and balanced physical and mental attitude in life.
This is one-of-a-kind modeling search for fresh faces that possess the perfect cut, sexy curves and the x-factor character. It is unique among local modeling competitions because it is a competition intending to display both variety of productions and showmanship.
One’s passion should prove so powerful as to turn vision into reality. With lots of accomplishments tucked under her belt, Bebeth Santa Ana could well be the embodiment of such a passion. A businesswoman by profession, our lady of the hour is an artist by temperament. Her taste for the art is conspicuous, what with her sponsorship of events such as this and many successful others in the past. Her love for conducting events has swept her onto the very stage she has helped erected for art to bloom in full glory. Such a stage stood witness to her romance with the arts along with top-caliber celebrities like Claire dela Fuente, Mark Herras, Aljur Abrenica, Dulce, among other renowned performers. Who could doubt then the many-splendored passions flowing from within the person of Miss Bebeth Santa Ana? From her sponsorship of envisioned spectacles to her own participation in a number of them, indeed passion materializes to make history happen.
Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to this much-awaited event of the year touted to change the way you view male modeling competitions before. “Sexiest Men in the City” is subtitled “A Grand Bikini Challenge” because it is just that: a competition bursting in grandeur, what with its intention of displaying spectacular productions and exceptional showmanship among its partakers. Thus, this is more than just a celebration of the male beauty long immortalized in the pages of history, mythology, art, and other disciplines across cultures and time. It is about how this artform assumes an extended aesthetic function in order to drive the point home that such figures are worth emulating and the good news is, it is going to happen right here, right now. For starters, here are the contestants in their rave wear. The second segment of the competition is a surefire hit, what with the contestants donning the skimpiest bikini attire to show what best forms the male body can transform into, with the right discipline and proper attitude. Let us see our contestants giving the mythical Greek Gods a run for their, well, bodies. Brace yourself then, dear audience, as this grand event unveils before our very eyes.

Friday, May 14, 2010

body heat wave

As the national election reaches fever pitch, another high-temperature phenomenon hits this side of town, and we’re not talking of the current El Niño. It’s about boys, yes, but more appropriately, boys with burning bodies whose heat can compete with both the hotly-contested Philippine polls and the blistering global atmosphere. Let their infernal flesh pump your blood to a boiling point in fulfillment of your most passionate desires. Ride this body heat wave towards the crest of your fiercest sensual longings and that can only be realized here in Planet Xanadu, Scout Borromeo, Quezon City, on May 15, 2010.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

the eighth wonder of the world

again, here's another ad from my good friend genesis, whose managed bar planet xanadu celebrates a month-long anniversary in its scout borromeo, quezon city homebase, highlighted by a weekly spectacle including the following:

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The Pharos at Alexandria. All but one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World have forever vanished from the face of the earth, yet the eighth wonder in our midst remains officially unnamed despite the awe it inspires among us. Let Xanadu help you discover this wonder that can rival the beauty of the Statue of Venus, or that is as magnificently erect as the Alexandrian lighthouse. This wonder can make you reconsider the huge quality of the Colossus of Rhodes or the massive characteristic of the pyramids of Egypt. Rigid, enormous, and splendid, the eighth wonder that’s the male wunderkind is all yours to appreciate on May 8, 2010.