Wednesday, 24 July 2019

My Birthday message

                   


Hey guys,

Every year for my Birthday I give message to try to share joy and good vibes. So here I am sharing my 2019 Birthday message.

What I said came from my heart so I hope you enjoy it.

Cheers to life and to many years to come.

Marlon/Marlife

Monday, 8 July 2019

My Interview with Her.ie





"The way this country embraced me has been pivotal to me as a person."

Marlon Jimenez-Compton is an Advertising Sales and Account Manager with GCN. Originally from Venezuela, he has lived in Dublin for 16 years. He tells Her about coming to Ireland and how life has changed for him since then.
When I was younger, I wanted to change my sexual orientation but after a long process and going to therapy for three years, I ended up changing my mind.
I decided to accept my homosexuality. My therapist and I worked on my self-esteem because I needed to love myself even more and be strong to face the challenges I was going to face for being gay in a society like Venezuela.
Growing up there was quite tough. You feel judged and mocked for being gay and more so if you are a bit effeminate. There was and is an organised gay community but gays are still are very isolated, marginalised and very much on their own.
I arrived in Dublin on 9 June 2003 and it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. The way this country embraced me has been pivotal to me as a person. Ireland is my house and Dublin is my home.
The gay community was a bit smaller than now but it was amazing to me, considering my circumstances back in Venezuela.
Life for gay people has utterly changed since then - and I have hugely benefited from those changes.  I met my partner John Compton in The George 15 years ago. Back then the idea of same-sex couple getting married seemed like an unrealistic dream. Who would have thought that we as a couple one day were going to have a civil partnership? We did that in July 2011 and then when the same-sex marriage referendum passed, we got married in March 2016.
I feel very lucky to live in a country where gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights.
I decided to accept my homosexuality. My therapist and I worked on my self-esteem because I needed to love myself even more and be strong to face the challenges I was going to face for being gay in a society like Venezuela.
Growing up there was quite tough. You feel judged and mocked for being gay and more so if you are a bit effeminate. There was and is an organised gay community but gays are still are very isolated, marginalised and very much on their own.
I arrived in Dublin on 9 June 2003 and it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. The way this country embraced me has been pivotal to me as a person. Ireland is my house and Dublin is my home.
The gay community was a bit smaller than now but it was amazing to me, considering my circumstances back in Venezuela.
Life for gay people has utterly changed since then - and I have hugely benefited from those changes.  I met my partner John Compton in The George 15 years ago. Back then the idea of same-sex couple getting married seemed like an unrealistic dream. Who would have thought that we as a couple one day were going to have a civil partnership? We did that in July 2011 and then when the same-sex marriage referendum passed, we got married in March 2016.
I feel very lucky to live in a country where gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights.
pride
Pride is very important for me. I every year walk the parade and celebrate it in a big way. I celebrate being able to express myself as a gay man and feel liberated. This year’s celebration marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which is a very important milestone in our worldwide community. I love Pride month.
I think we will always need Pride - it is like Christmas time for the queer community. It is the perfect opportunity to take a stand in terms of relevance and commitment. We have a voice which we can use throughout the year and we use it with more power throughout Pride month.
We are now more organised, we have legislations put in place to protect and promote our rights and by all means we should use them but I personally think Pride should remain as a celebration of how far we have come as a community and society.
Thanks to Her.ie for giving me this opportunity.
Marlon/Marlife
We are now more organised, we have legislations put in place to protect and promote our rights and by all means we should use them but I personally think Pride should remain as a celebration of how far we have come as a community and society.


Sunday, 16 June 2019

16 of July, I will be 47...



Hi my beloved people.

This is just a quick message about life.

As I am approaching my 47th Birthday, I keep thinking how privileged I am to have made it this far. I believe every age has its own charm and that's a good reason to embrace every stage of life with dignity, with joy, happiness and love.

I know life has its ups and downs, but if you really pay attention, you will realise that there are  more ups than downs. All we have to do is try hard to see the positive side of every thing in life. Even the misfortunes in we experience can teach us something new something, something meaningful to bring back to life.

I love talking about life and love because I am hoping I can spread positive vibes, good feelings and I would like to think I can be a good influence in someone's life. And love doing so.

To finish, I would like to publicly express my wishes which are: I would like to be healthy to enjoy all those years ahead of me and I am already ready to welcome them. 

I do not intend to stop talking about life and love because when we live and we love and we live.

Cheers to life... 

Marlon/Marlife


Saturday, 25 May 2019

My love for singing & dancing translates my love for life




One of the many reasons I love who I am is because I am able to express myself the way I'd like. Believe me, it is a great feeling of liberation. I encourage you to do the same because it feels REALLY good.

I know I can not sing, jasus I would be delusional If I thought I could, but that does not mean I can not express myself through singing. the same way I do it through dancing : )

So I would like to share this video with you the same way I love sharing my joy with you. 


                        

Marlon/Marlife











Sunday, 28 April 2019

Marlon's chicken



Hi guys,

Due to the good reaction my previous blog received which was My mother-in-law Chicken Mozzarella recipe, I am now sharing this recipe Marlon's chicken which is delicious.

First of all, the chicken has to be cut between the joints so that you can get make the most of each individual piece: Legs, breast etc.

In a pestle and mortar you will crush garlic together with rosemary herbs. Once that's done, you will cover the chicken pieces with it.




Other ingredients are: Soya sauce, coriander, ground turmeric and oregano.

You could leave the seasoning on overnight so that the chicken will absorb the flavours.

For the cooking, you will put the dish in the oven for around 45 minutes or more depending on how well-cooked you'd like it to be.

As you can see, it is very simple, very tasty and it is just gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.

Let me know how you get on.

Marlon/Marlife




Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Chicken mozzarella - Recipe



Hey guys:

As promised, here I am sharing the recipe of the Chicken mozzarella dish which I was given to me by my Mother-in-law.

It is very simple and very delicious, all you need is:

Ingredients 

Boneless chicken breasts (Obviously depending on the amount of people you're cooking for. I used 4 breasts for me and my hubby)

Mozzarella cheese (I used two small bags of it)

Spinach (I used the full bag we got) and

Whole cherry tomato & Parmesan pasta sauce





How to make it

Marinate the chicken breasts. I used Soya sauce, garlic, oregano and ground turmeric

Once they are marinated, you put them in a baking dish. Cover the breasts with the whole cherry tomato sauce, then the spinach and lastly the mozzarella. I used some of the mozzarella juice, but this totally down to you.

Put it in the oven for 45 minutes at a 180C heat.

Very very simple, but you will have a very delicious dish. I can not wait to make it again because it was gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous

Marlon/Marlife

Monday, 8 April 2019

Ruby 'You wont stop me'

       


I would like to share with #marlife's audience this song 'You won't stop', written and sang by Ruby O'kelly, a very talented girl who has used her incredible talents to shine a light on an issue that affects many many young people around the world: Bullying.

As such a young age, Ruby is 12, she wrote based on the reality she has witnessed. In her own words, she stated that...

"so many girls and boys my age struggling with their own mental health , struggling with every day life , things that should be simple and enjoyable like going to school . One night i begun to write these lyrics , then i added the music and created my first ever song . Im so proud of it but also proud of the important message in it .
You never know what someone is going through , be kind always"

I invite you to listen to the song and pay attention to compelling message this wonderful girl conveys through the lyrics. I am sure you know someone, or you could be someone, affected by this issue.

Ruby I salute you and I encourage you to continue to be an example for so many people.

Well done and I can not way to hear more from you!

   
                      

Marlon/Marlife