Saturday, December 09, 2006

Power of Beauty: Merry Christmas, Happy Wrinkles

I am so glad that many of the billboards are back. Life in Manila would be so less entertaining and so less enriching in understanding how the rich feel about the poor. Regarding the former you can now see an enlightening billboard in Makati (Manila’s business district) facing the North of Manila (where most of the poor live).

Belo Medical Group a major provider of cosmetic surgery sponsored the advertisement featured above. How do all the poor people feel when they see these artificial fellows who just came back from a facelift, got their tummies right-sized, their breasts augmented and are now just ‘beautiful’? Anyway, as the ad says ‘Merry Christmas’.

Photo from yesterday, Makati (same spot as ..................................).

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At December 9, 2006 at 10:50 AM, Blogger Sidney said...

Thanks for reminding me... I need a quick fix from Belo before I can face my relatives & friends in Belgium. My daily regimen of lechon and San Miguel beer isn’t exactly helping my outlook.

At December 9, 2006 at 2:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you - what would the poor feel? Also the media-sponsored image of "beauty" is so unreal...

At December 10, 2006 at 3:58 PM, Blogger carlosceldran said...

I'm sure they loved it. And I'm not kidding. Remember these are the same folks that still LOVE Imelda.

Cmon, it's their favorite movie stars larger than life and looking the best they ever have.

It's like heaven.


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