Saturday, 11 July 2020
Just a quick message to share with you the podcast of my radio show "Latin Extravaganza" for The Power Of Dreams Show at Dublin South FM
The show was a success and I am VERY grateful for the support.
Click on HERE to access the podcast.
Thank you for listening to it.
Saturday, 27 June 2020
Sunday, 21 June 2020
Sunday, 7 June 2020
First of all, I would like to say thank you so much for allowing me to share with you my craziness online. Thank you for every click you have pressed when I have posted something I wrote or a video dancing and singing, or for whatever it is you think deserves your support to me.
In my March, 18th 2014, I published my very first blog on #marlife which I titled “Welcome to Marlife!!!” and the response was greater than I expected. The reason I created a blog was because the reactions some of my Facebook posts would receive, so I thought it was a good idea to create my own platform to express whatever I would want to.
Six years on now, I still love my baby and I wish I could have more time to dedicate to it. However, life is busy and with all the social media channels I have, it is quite hard and time consuming to be loyal to all of them at the same time.
Time for a change
The great image you can see below was created by David Park, someone whose work is amazing and he is also someone my husband and I can call a friend. It is worth mentioning that David created art graphics for my blog for Saint Patrick’s and Christmas. Needless to say his dedication to his work always produces content of high quality.
After six years, I felt it was time to change the image and so I did.
As you can see, I have already used the image as Marlife's new face, and I am so excited to the extend I want to show it to you below hehehe. The image is a collaboration between photographer Babs Daly and graphic designer Dave Darcy. Dave is the graphic designer for GCN - Gay Community News - the LGBT+ publication I work for. I am very happy with the final result and I hope you will appreciate it, too.
Once again, thank you for your support and feel free to tell me what you think?
Tuesday, 5 May 2020
Hey my friends,
If you are connected with me through one of my social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @jimenezmarlon72 or LinkedIn, you might know I was recently invited to take over The Power of Dreams show at Dublin South FM , and I am still pinching myself.
The producer of the show, Marian Shanley, invited me to participate and I am very grateful to her for giving me such a great opportunity.
My colleague, Katie Donohoe, wrote an article about it for GCN - where we work and the response has been amazing.
I won't overwhelm you with letter and this is the link to the actual show CLICK HERE.
Thank you everybody for the great support.
Thursday, 2 April 2020
The more we live, the more we learn and the more we learn, the more we love ourselves. This is my mantra.
When I was a little boy a group of my friends - neighbours - organised a party and, for not reason, they didn't invite me (now thinking back, that's what is called passive-agressive bullying). I was very upset and my Mother was very annoyed and also upset for me.
As I was looking over the fence, crying, they saw me and "felt" sorry for me and asked to join them. My mother was aware of what was going on. As I was going to make the move, she came over to me and said "You are not going to that party. They had you upset and you are not a second-hand plate." I begged her to let me go, but she was having none of it and said "Absolutely not, have some dignity, have some respect. You are not going."
I still have that very powerful moment with me. That moment still lives in me. That's where my dignity comes from. I still wonder, why such an infantile dynamic meant something for her, we were only kids, but she took it to her heart and, of course, made a very powerful lesson for life moment for me.
This is why I always put me first. Even in my marriage, I alwasy put me first. This is not selfishness, it is the ability to avail your own emotional resources first and then transfer them onto others, if it is possible.
Having dignity is the reason why people with bully tendencies do not try to bully me because I am well able to lay down my bounderies of self-respect, and I would make them known and noticed.
The reason I am explaining this is because I recently published a post on my Facebook called "Dysfunctional friends" and it received an OK reaction so I wanted to explain why my dignity is the centre of who I am.
You can read my Facebook post below after my signature or go to my Facebook page.
Thanks for reading.
It is true that human interactions can be challenging, because we are human, but I still think that in those interactions our diginity and self-esteem should always prevail.
On that note: Keep loving and keep safe ❤️
Thursday, 27 February 2020
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Sunday, 12 January 2020