I am no fan of boxing, neither of Manny Pacquiao, but cheers to him and to the Filipino people who all feel like winners in today’s The Dream Match.
Last year, a friend was dismayed with the results of the quick and dirty survey she conducted as to who our youth’s modern-day hero is. You guess it: Manny Pacquiao was the top answer. Andres Bonifacio must have turned in his grave. But then I can’t blame our young people. Maybe Manny is the only prominent figure they see who plays it clean and can bring our crime rate down to zero (during his match, that is, based on the 2006 data). And shame on the older generations who are supposed to be the role models of our youth!
Congratulations as well to Karylle. I am no fan of hers either but she did a very good rendition of our national anthem—with pride and dignity. She missed some notes, fine, but at least not the lines of the song. And she did not belt it out either as if she were a contender in a talent search.
While waiting for the match to be aired (read: putting up with godzillions of commercials!), I received a text from a friend-yogini that read: Napanood ko na ang Boysen commercial…comedy naman pala. My thought bubble: Bakit, pang action-thriller-romance-drama ba si Teacher? She knew that our yoga teacher Pio auditioned for the role of the painter but did not make it. When I saw the ad, my initial disappointment turned into relief. Yoga for a healthy home…odorless, antibacterial paint?
Here are some more ads. Except for one, they’re not aired in the Philippine television. (Hmmm, I miss Horlicks candies!)