Oh wow. It's the anniversary of the EDSA revolution, that week twenty one years ago when we sent Ferdie and Meldy packing for that fateful trip to Hawaii. And as a way to commemorate this occasion, I would like to post these fabulous youtube videos of Imelda's official visits to Red China, to Australia, and to Japan where she accepted the Kajima Award for Peace. I viewed these videos with a mix of kitschy glee and sadness. It seemed like the Philippines was a country poised for stardom back then, a nation that rose out of the ashes of World War II to become an international force to reckon with. Unfortunately, things didn't work out as well as we had hoped. And furthermore, we invested way too much into this lady. And since we allowed her and her butterfly sleeves to define our identity on the world stage, now that she has become a parody - in a weird way, so have we.
I wonder if we'll ever allow anybody/any icon to ever represent/define ourselves once again?
Watch the China trip here, the Australia trip here, and the Japan trip here. Thanks to Ria T. Trillo for sending the posts to me and thank you to irm888 for posting the videos on the web to begin with.