Recently, I found myself engaged in a serious talk with someone I've never imagined I would even talk to, had someone given me her profile with bullet points that described who she was.
This girl, an officemate from my consultancy work, was a classic extrovert (although she rabidly claims otherwise), a devout Christian, and against gay rights.
As you know, I am quite the opposite of all those things: I am an agnostic introverted LGBT advocate.
It was a recipe for disaster.
Or at least, that's how it appeared then.
In case you missed it: I did it.
I came out.
I didn't get to catch "Twelve Years A Slave" when it was showing in the cinemas, so I decided to spend a part of my weekend watching the movie which got Lupita Nyong'o her Academy Award.
While I had a lot of favorite scenes to which I grimaced/winced at, what lingered in my memory the most was that scene where Bass (played by Brad Pitt) said:
HELLO, MY NAME IS EVAN TAN.
I'm a writer and communications professional based in Manila, Philippines. Outside of my regular job, I like to travel, work out, volunteer, watch movies and plays, go to art galleries/ fairs and museums, read books, and eat vegetarian food.
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