Thursday, September 2, 2010

" The face that launched a thousand ships "

A mural like this isn't uncommon, you'd often see them in alleyways and side streets.
It's usually filled with inspirational writings or quotable quotes, mostly words, but this one is a bit of iconic, it's the face of our local vice mayor presiding in Manila.

Like some of our politicians, his claim to fame started in a notorious street called Tondo.
His, is a story that goes from rags to riches, uneducated, an orphan and dirt poor when he was a kid.
He was discovered by a kind hearted actor, who adopted and nurtured him.
He then started small roles on tv and films, became a matinée idol and
one day, out of the blue,
he's running for a position in government office.
Needless to say, he's a favorite among the locals.

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As for the lone man sitting on the side, i guess he simply needed a break. ^0^

melody: Adele- Daydreamer

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6 comments:

  1. Marvelous photo! I have never seen my last name on a billboard before. I love it!

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  2. I love the mural's style. And who could not vote for such a beaming smile.

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  3. Wow, that's some mural. We have some actor-turned-politicians here, too. Funny but I think we have more comedian-turned-politicians though :D

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  4. Great photo. Your man looks a bit tired and weary.

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thanks for sharing your thoughts! :)

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