Happy 80th Birthday, Madame Imelda Romualdez Marcos!!!
There were sooooo many people…
Insouciant heiress related that her mother, Real estate billionairess [ sister of the late grand Manila heiress ], attended for old time’s sake, for friendship’s sake, despite her multiple health problems. However, after greeting Madame Marcos, she discovered that she had absolutely nowhere to sit. So Real estate billionairess quietly left the Sofitel Philippine Plaza ballroom and hobbled to her waiting limousine. Insouciant heiress decided not to attend the big party of 02 July because she very well knew that 1,000 of Madame Marcos’ most intimate friends would surely shoehorn into the hotel ballroom. However, most of the Marcos inner circle [ at least the surviving ones 😛 ] were already present at the smaller, but still grand, party the previous evening held at the pre-Malacanang Marcos residence along Ortega Street in San Juan. Everyone who mattered was present.
Best line of the evening [ 02 July 2009 ]:
Influential media lady: “O, ****!!! Why are you here, outside the ballroom???”
Marcos daughter: “Because I don’t know anyone inside!!!”
Life is funny, isn’t it? Outrageously so. It’s just a nonsensical, continuous reversal and counter-reversal of fortunes. For all: for the always bad, the sometimes bad, the sometimes good, the always good. There was the former First Lady, Madame Imelda Romualdez-Marcos on her 80th birthday, resplendent in all her renewed power and glory, despite her supposed 3,000 shoes and supposed 3,000 corresponding sins. Then there was the former President Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino in the ICU intensive care unit of the Makati Medical Center, attended by her loving family, suffering from colon cancer despite having led the Philippines from the 21-year Marcos tyranny.
“Because I live for the true, the good, and the beautiful…”
And what are we, ordinary mortals, supposed to learn from this???
Life is ridiculous. Don’t sweat it. It doesn’t make sense. Never did. Never will.
Period. 🙂 🙂 🙂