When warm lights meet cool lights.
Sharing the anti-pork mood of Manila’s #MillionPeopleMarch in Rizal Park, about
100 300 Ilocanos (according to police estimate) meet up at the Laoag Aurora Park in the heart of Ilocos Norte on National Heroes’ Day.
Up north where political dynasties have ruled for decades, it is the first time we’ve ever witnessed a spontaneous public display of emotions towards pork barrel politics. Teachers, student leaders, doctors, businessmen, and the average Juans took turns at the microphone and let it all out against stinking epalitics. It all boils down to “walang baboyan.”
If it’s a sign of maturity, it’s a good sign that a ray of hope is not far behind the Filipinos’ struggle against crookedness.
I knew Rhett Eala was going to come over this weekend for the Plains and Prints Holiday 2012 Preview, but I forgot that today’s the first day of the 3-day preview. Memory lapses, ngii! I’ve been zeroing in on that chance to meet Rhett tomorrow. Unwittingly starting a craze, Rhett put the Philippine map on the polo shirt, and was seen on almost every politician and patriotic Filipino citizen since it came out. He is now the Creative Director of Plains and Prints. I get pretty edgy every time Red Dot comes up with new arrivals. Been watching the designer ever since, his old chichi retail store at Glorietta, Patricia Borromeo days, his society weddings, etc..
Still a Rhett Eala day at the end of the day, wearing a Plains and Prints top from the African collection. I had a beautiful backdrop. The Laoag Aurora Park and the Tobacco Monopoly Monument. The light was low and surreal. I felt like a tourist somewhere else.
Catch the Plains and Prints Holiday Preview on Red Dot, ongoing til Sunday. See you there, lovelies!
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