belief systems, blaspheme, collections, criticism, drag, drama, filipino, hedonism, high end retailers, history, illustration, imelda & ferdinand marcos, legend, memory, money, most money = winner, obsessions, old school, politics, sarcasm, shoe shops, tim carroll, Uncategorized

imelda marcos. provincial cathedral. philippines.

as difficult as it is for me to understand, many people know not of imelda and ferdinand marcos. it follows they would not have a clue about the shoes and other items [in immense quantities] found in malacanang palace after the people power movement. quite sad, really…the story is a wonderful illustration of the filipino way of life: whoever has the most money wins. status is next to sainthood. more is more. should one have to go hungry in order to purchase the new louis vuitton bag, so be it. hunger can be quelled later. vuitton is forever.

stay tuned. for those of you who remember this debacle, i have a treat in store for you. here’s a teaser:

illustrations by tim carroll. 

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