Monday, February 05, 2007

History repeating



This photo has so many levels. On one level it's just a modern couple badly-dressed in faux Filipiniana. On another level it's a parody of the classic Philippine marriage, where the man is a "high-ranking government official who is also a philanderer" and the woman is a home maker with half a dozen children and goes to church everyday yet still refuses to see that her philandering husband probably has another half-dozen children with about a half-dozen different women. And on still another level, it shows, in such horrifying detail, that we are still back in the 1800's, where women wore ternos and were blind and kept mentioning "God" twice in every sentence and refuse to see that a wedding and a marriage contract does not a happy marriage make, and men were, well, the kind who used pomades... and that's the least of it. I don't want to get started on that, really.

[Photo from The Buzz magazine.]

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Anonymous Gretchen said...

Poor girl....

She bumped into that fhusscia satin cordon (which was part of the hallway's decor)...

Unaware that she was dragging the horrible cloth with her terno...

10:29 PM  

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