Intramuros, Manila

The perks of having too much time to spare!

For just a few days  I’ve been transformed to a turista of Manila. Not bad, this place has a lot to offer.. and isn’t it  just right to discover corners of your own before hovering other countries. “Huwag maging dayahun sa sariling bayan,” is my battle cry now…

Philippine history is not a favorite subject of mine (centuries back to my school days!) but after Paco Park, I realized it’s never too late to catch up on some basic Philippine History lessons…I just wonder how much information my brain digested yesterday when I stopped by Intramuros to take some photos. Well…photographs are reminders of things of the past…the distant and the not so distant past!

First lesson : Koreans discovered that Intramuros (particularly this spot in front of Manila Cathedral) is a nice place for shooting, I don’t know if it’s a film or a commercial they’re doing.

Imagine how excited I was when I saw a crew shooting at exactly the same time I went to Intramuros… Come on, it’s probably my chance to have a glimpse of Nora Aunor…grrrr!!!!  Wait a minute is Nora Aunor still existing??? I mean in the celebrity kind of existence… Owww, I remember now… she has sealed her demise in the entertainment business by marrying a lesbian ( by all means, marrying a lesbian is not a bad thing after all, don’t get me wrong) a lesbian who looks exactly like her (that’s the thing!)…peace!!!

Where am I??? So imagine how disappointed I was when I discovered that it’s the Koreans…nothing against Koreans…but what else have they not discovered in this country…they’re everywhere…I mean… Boracay…spas…fitness centers…They are the new Magellans…aha!!!

Second Lesson: The next President of the Republic is just around the corner of Intramuros

An EQ/IQ level a step higher than Noynoy’s… he has better sense of humor than Gordon…more endearing than Erap…more handsome than Gibo and mind you..he is tunay na mahirap (unlike Villar). This coming elections…I’ll vote for him for President…

I got a problem, though… I did not ask for his name… and I did not register to vote.!!!!

Enough of the lessons… just share these pictures instead.

well, just a few rants……..

MANNY VILLAR

….. a forced smile, a very addictive commercial with a catchy song, tons of other commercials, millions of promises… promises even a god will not dare make… had enough of him.

…..this guy even has the nerve to call himself the ‘tunay na mahirap’ despite the fact that he is the richest senator in the country…. talking about thickness of face. Someone has to stop him…Presidency is not a business venture…stop capitalizing on poor people… if you really have the heart to help them… you don’t need a position….enough said! (photo from the net, http://www.allvoices.com)

MARLENE AGUILAR

….we’ve had enough of this woman. We love our mothers and we understand how they will move mountains just to defend their children… but Ms. Aguilar is just way too irritating for my taste (even if strictly speaking, I’m no expert on tastes)…. I can’t decipher….she’s exerting efforts to turn the tables in their favor…just a reminder her son is the suspect here and she’s acting  as if they were the ones victimized….talking about a genius (well, she claims she’s one)….next time I open the TV, i hope her face no longer pops up the screen….she’s way too overexposed, really (double superlatives here)… I don’t even want to post her picture here!!!! dang!

PEOPLE WITH OVERFLOWING NEGATIVE ENERGY

… hmmp, that’s not me, although sometimes I can’t help but complain on a number of things…There are some people though, who can’t get enough of negative energy… I mean, those who wake up thinking of what to criticize…or those who prioritize to speak up for the wrongs in this world… Mind you, someone who’s goal in life is to memorize all the bad things that happen in her existence is a good candidate for immortality….

… the thing about the above-mentioned people, they won’t be satisfied unless you absorb their energy, but no matter how absorbent you are (calling whisper, modess, carefree and the likes, need your help) they tend to have bottomless supply……….Grrrrrrrr!!!