Patty (woodycakes) wrote,

More Than Wearing Yellow

388K 2:01
“so today is the burial, or rather the funeral cortage of former President Cory Aquino and because it's a non-working holiday, we're all at home, complete with the really strong rains, watching the cortage on the television.

And what struck me the most is that, now that the media is so into it, they remember her and all that jazz. But when all this fades, I hope that her memory still lives on. And in an attempt to honor her, the UAAP (it's this association of achools that do sports together), is going to have an Ateneo-De La Salle game, which is the biggest basketball rivalry of college basketball in the country. And the opposing teams are colored green and blue. But in honor of Cory's passing, they've decided to all wear yellow this Saturday. So that should be a nice sight.

But I hope that more than wearing the color, that these schools actually imbibe her spirit or something. Cause though she wasn't exactly the perfect president, she was a fine lady and all that. So I hope more than wearing yellow, they actually live out her vision through their actions.

Anyway, I don't want to get serious. I have to get back to watching the really long funeral cortage. It started this morning and it's still going on. I don't know what time it'll ever reach Manila Memorial but it kinda makes me wish I was there and also thank God that I'm not, cause I can only imagine how tired I'll be due to the fact that it's been a really long time and that it's raining really hard.

I hope Cory rests in peace and everyone has a great rest of the week!”

Transcribed by: woodycakes

Political Overtones Surround Aquino Funeral [NYT]
Thousands of Filipinos Brave Rains for Aquino Funeral [Bloomberg]
Philippine's Aquino remembered as democracy icon at funeral [CNN]
Tags: death, politics, sports, voice post
  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded