Welcoming tattoo #5 to the canvas, which is my body ❤️ To me, constellations do not equal horoscopes—although ultimately, I decided on the Leo constellation due to aesthetic purposes + my fiancée loved it 😂 It is so much more than daily horoscopes, which are essentially vague attributes and characteristics that can literally apply to anyone 🤦♂️ To me, constellations symbolize hope. When I was younger, there were times where I found myself looking at the blank sky, hoping for a shooting star to wish upon—I’m sure we are all guilty of this. When I was younger, I was naïve and had hope.. which is something I temporarily lost as I got older. But here I am today ☺️ To me, these constellations represent hope, guidance, and everything perfectly aligning—the good and the bad. I may not be 100% where I want to be, but I still have hope, try to stay positive, and am happy 🐅🌌🙌 #happy#wednesday#day#boston#massachusetts#basic#selfie 🤳 #selca 📷 #instagay#instagood#instacute#instalove 💚 #tattoos#tatt#tatted#leo#constellation#horoscope realness 😝🤟 #ootd (feeling #cute 😚 #fresh 😎 and #beautiful ✨) #peace#smile#love ✌️😬❤️ #gay#asian#gaysian 👲👬
This Saturday join the @gapachorus as we celebrate our talented community in this exclusive preview!
The GAPA Men’s Chorus presents a sneak peek of the program they'll perform at the Hand in Hand LGBT Choral Festival in Japan(!) while GAPA Theatre presents queer API stories from their upcoming full-length production as part of the United States of Asian America Festival.
Special guests performers Michael Nguyen, Brian Palac, and more join for an evening of music, laughter, and love.
Saturday, March 23, 2019, 8 p.m.
St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 3281 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Smiling because it’s Holi! The festival of colours, the festival of spring, but most importantly a celebration of love.
Here’s a few words from our founder on what the festival means to her: “Holi has always been my favourite Hindu festival. It’s playfulness was what has always struck me. That ushering in a new beginning while respecting the past can be fun. It was a part of my culture that I have always been proud of - that joy felt so universal, and something that finally didn’t make me or my family feel “other”. But when “color runs” and “parties” became popular that shared a lot of the same imagery and celebrations of Holi - it felt as if Holi celebrations lost their meaning. That they became an exotic spectacle. That the throwing of colors (an essential part of Holi) had been reduced to a 5K, or an instagram photo opportunity. And thus Holi was reduced to color throwing, and then to photo opportunities. It felt almost as if a color run and Holi could not coexist in the same space - and that the Color Run would rise above. When in fact both things can exist and can actually work together to spread knowledge and respect for Holi in western spaces.
So this year, in celebration and in the spirit of Holi. I want to Dis-Orient Holi, and keep disrupting the notion that Hindu festivals and other APIMED festivals and holidays are just a spectacle. That the celebrations, no matter how flamboyant or exciting, have a deeper meaning and play important roles in their respective cultures. And to respect the meanings of these festivals and holidays is to impart respect onto the people of those cultures. Seeing us and our cultures as we want to be seen.
It was such an emotional wedding...even the cake was in tiers 🎂😭🤣👰🏻💍💒
Congrats to my best friend in the whole world for finding the man of her dreams 💖 I didn’t catch the friggin bouquet but let’s pray I’m next 🙏🏻
I think by now you all know I love to pamper myself once in a while. Spa days are the best days! What’s better than pampering yourself? Pampering moments with your loved ones! This weekend @teraj08 and I took a spa day for ourselves with the Garnier Moisture Bomb sheet mask. They have such a huge selection but we went with soothing chamomile, and it was super hydrating, perfect after such a harsh dry winter! All it took was 15 mins have re-plumped glowing skin. What do you do to pamper yourself?! #MoistureBomb#sheetmasklife#Masktogetherstaytogether @garniercan#rooftop#spalife 📸 @ron.emerson2 — Ad