Coup coup rue coup coup…

In the 1970s, the chanteuse Sylvia La Torre used to sing a song:  “Ku ku ru ku ku… ”

And just a few days ago, We in Manila cooed “Coup coup rue coup coup…”

In the 1970s, there was a cosmetic brand “Kokuryu”… 

And just a few days ago, many a socialite’s hair and maquillage rituals, not to mention “kuku” [ fingernails and toenails ], at her favorite beauty salon were rudely interrupted by “coup coup beaucoup”…!!! 

In the 1970s, there was a movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

And just a few days ago, We in Manila flew from our nests cooing:  “Coup!  Coup!”

I guess We in Manila don’t mind all these attempts at a “coup d’ etat,” as long as they don’t bother anybody.  Or do they???   😛

“Coup coup rue coup coup…”



  1. syzygy said,

    December 7, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    In our desire to control the course of time,
    the course of time directed our path.

    Bringing about the nature of a couple,
    no longer just a coup.

  2. zippo said,

    December 6, 2007 at 12:58 pm

    Sylvia La Torre is retired in the U.S. with her children which includes her son, Archie Perez De Tagle — an alumnus of La Salle Green Hills and of De La Salle University.

    Z 🙂

  3. December 5, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    Garganta Inflamada:

    Mwahahahah!!! Didn’t Pia Zadora sing that too???

    Oh, I don’t know what has happened to La Torre… or to her brother. I’m sure some people here do…

    Toto Gonzalez

  4. Garganta Inflamada said,

    December 4, 2007 at 5:40 pm

    You also forget that there is also another famous Latin American song called “Cucurrucucú ( Paloma )” ( different from Ms. La Torre’s song and different from “La Paloma” ). In the Pedro Almodovar film, “Habla Con Ella,” Brazilian recording artist Caetano Veloso sang it a party scene.

    BTW, whatever happened to that ebullient Sylvia La Torre and her dashing younger brother, Richard?


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