Tacloban as Glam as Madam Imelda Romualdez Marcos
07.09.2012 33 °C
I highly appreciate Glam! And for that I am an Imelda Romualdez Marcos fan.
I once heard her on the interview and in Bio channel featuring her life saying that "beauty means love". And she loves to beautify.
I have been going back and forth to Tacloban City which famous landmark is the San Juanico Bridge, a pet project of the former First Lady Imelda Marcos. It alone exhibits beauty, states fashion, depicts glam. My first step on this bridge was in 1991 and I have passed through it several times already, but I only got to know it as Marcos Bridge this visit.
Imeldific is a trendy term coined after Madam Imelda Marcos' name, which means "ostentatiously extravagant". Indeed it is! Because every thing Mrs. Marcos thinks, speaks or creates is tremendously beautiful, fashionably tasteful, and ostentatiously extravagant. During this city visit, I dared to check the Santo Nino Shrine, paid the P200 pass plus P30 for the permit to use the camera, and savoured a surreal taste and experience of Glam the imeldific way.
A collection of everything best in the world:
From out-of-this-country murals!
To mystifying themes of every room, guests', ferdinand's, imelda's, and their children's! The beds, gosh!
To collectibles of antiques from around the globe!
To paintings of world reknown artists (which names I cannot remember)!
The lavishness of Imelda's creation, collection, glam can be seen in one of the 29 known rest houses the Marcos family had, that is the so-called Santo Nino Shrine in Tacloban City. The 30-minute tour with fabulous Annabel was such surreal, I felt like teleporting to Argentina to Austria to China and everywhere else in the world. I had an information overload that I have the propensity to intenchange the collections and their places of origin.
If you find yourself somewhere in Samar or Leyte, don't miss the chance to experience Tacloban which is as glamorous as Imelda Marcos.