day one kababawan
woke up late, missed charice and ryan c. (that’s all i regret missing). kumakanta ang APO. ang labo, parang nangangampanya pa rin. why not Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo, ‘yon ang winner, ke-pro o anti-cory ka, maganda yung kanta. doon pa ba nagpigil ng lantarang pagka-maka-EDSA One? as for that highly touted ogie alcasid song, it was nothing memorable (i missed janno).
and what about all that waiting time. i’ve worked on enough grand live productions to know that the sequence guide can be fine-tuned to the very last second to 12 noon for the perfect segue to the president’s oath-taking. heh. amateurs.
and what about the breach of protocol that says the president-elect should be the last one to mount the stage — pag nandoon na lahat ng bisita at ibang opisyales, para pag-akyat niya, umpisa agad ang programa. nauna daw kasi dumating si aquino, nahuli si binay, and i suppose aquino didn’t want to wait for binay so nauna na lang siya umakyat? josko. sino bang in-charge of protocol??? did anyone warn binay that he had to arrive earlier than aquino? did anyone warn aquino that he should arrive and mount the stage after binay? hay naku. as if the noy-binay relationship weren’t messed up enough already.
and speaking of amateurs, when i heard that prez noy was gonna oblige with a song, groan, i just deliberately ignored the street party and happily settled for wimbledon’s day 9, berdych defeated federer in 4 sets, whatta show. but of course the next day’s tv newscasts just had to rub it in, share footages of the new prez singing, karaoke style. i know i know he was nakikisama, natuwa ang masa, he’s one of us and all that. but really?
and what about the biggest booboo of all, memorandum circular no. 1, oh my. a blooper by any other name is still a blunder. did any one ask karina constantino-david’s advice first? none of it augurs well for the near future. expect more confusion until the newbies get the hang of things. oh well, at least no palace chandelier fell in noynoy’s wake.