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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

cruising along downtown manila

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last month, miss iggy got to sit in manila traffic going towards quiapo. it was drizzling that day. you can't really call it "cruising," more like "crawling."

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she passed by raon, considered the mecca of all things electronic, especially for those on a budget. it's the place to buy every filipino's favorite singing companion, the "magic mic"--for much cheaper compared to department stores.

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she also passed by quiapo church, home of the black nazarene whose feast day was just a few days ago.

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and then she noticed how this sign which says "no crossing, it's fatal" is on a pink billboard. the MMDA (metro manila development authority) sure "thinks pink". the only logical explanation miss iggy can think of is that pink is cute enough a color to be eye-catching. don't be a daredevil and cross this part of the road, though, that just won't be cute!

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and last but not least, a billboard of the "people's champ," manny pacquiao advertising a motorbike. it says, "ride like a champ!" manny pacquiao is the philippines' boxing hero whose life is a true rags-to-riches story. he's also known as the "pacman," "pambansang kamao" (national fist)...and miss iggy's personal favorite: "the mexicutioner," for having defeated so many mexican boxers.

pacquiao is so popular now that he's probably outdone the" megastar" sharon cuneta in terms of product endorsements.

5 comments:

Allan Barredo said...

Naku lalo na dun sa GenSan, si Pacman e god status na yata dun :D

fortuitous faery said...

you're very right, allan! i was in south cotabato last month, on the day of his boxing match against dela hoya! :P

thanks for dropping by!

the donG said...

i can see isetan recto in the background. manny is everywhere. hehehe...

fortuitous faery said...

isettan recto nga, dong! hehe

Marites said...

kakatuwa si Miss Iggy kung saan-saan napupunta maski maulan:)

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