Sorry, I simply had to post this since it’s not everyday that I get to be in the same room with Imelda Marcos, the great poker legend Jack Binion (third from right) Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino president Tim Poster (second from left) plus some other Las Vegas moguls I can’t identify for now. Taken at my present homebase Hyatt Manila during a recent company gathering.
These are my officemates/friends (from right) Yayot, Shar & Toni having their pic taken with La Imelda as well.
It’s true what they say: the former First Lady is larger than life. Not even Cory Aquino has earned the popularity she has in the international community for owning those 1,000 or so pairs of shoes. There’s something about her that lights up a room when she enters: probably because she’s tall, makes herself up like a queen (just look at her jewelry in the pic) and her aura (she’s past 70 already) doesn’t reflect the ignominy of having been deposed of the Marcos conjugal dictatorship two decades back.
Anyhoo, am just reading an issue of the StopOver magazine now and couldn’t resist scanning the page for those memorable Imeldific quotes:
On her beauty secret: ” I don’t watch what I eat. I don’t sleep. And I don’t drink enough water. But I try to visualize beautiful things when I meditate.”
On how she feels about the word Imeldific: ” I used to think the word was an affront because it meant vulgar. But I looked up the word vulgar in the dictionary and found it also meant excessively beautiful. Why, that’s not so bad.”
Love her or leave her.