Monday, 23 July 2007

Big in the Philippines

This really scared me the other day on my way through Gateway.

Yeah.

Terrifying, isn’t it?! I mean I realize I’m not that tall and all and seem to fit in pretty well size –wise here in the Philippines, but if this poster is life-size, Engelbert Humperdinck is, like, over 3-stories tall.

Haha, right? Yeah, pretty lame…

But think about this: last time I heard about this guy it was in the 1970s. Where’s he been all these years? I checked him out online, and apparently he's been making albums and performing. Anyway, it is his 40th Anniversary and he’s going to be in concert here at the Araneta Center in August. I saw tickets on sale for the show for as much as Php5,000 (roughly $100 USD!).

$100?!

In the Philippines?!

For Engelbert Humperdinck?!

Put in a different light: A part-time faculty member at the University of the Philippines is paid a meager Php7,000 per month! And they want Php5,000 for a ticket!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

J-dhal! weird as it may seem to you, he has quite a strong following here. My best friend's folks (and their friends) just L-O-V-E him. When I saw the same poster (at the same mall!) I immediately texted a friend because a decade ago (when Glorietta was still a baby) we went hunting for this guy's cassette tape. Apparently, the party at my friend's house won't be complete without Engelbert's "classic" songs. (at least, that's what we were told!)

M