SONA Ternos and Barongs
I thought perhaps the ‘Freeloader’ blog is really getting hot and it seems fit that we should have a bit of a breather, a respite if you like! 😉
Mind you, here in Global Granary, we appreciate all your comments; after all we are trying to be a granary of ideas, topics, news, views, etc.
It is good that it is stimulating much interest!
Some of the comments received especially from those who, in their kindest possible way, tried to bring in a reasonable defence for Jeanne Lim Napoles’ cluelessness about the whole malarkey are equally appreciated.
Our Blog item was to highlight an allegation and the fundamental wider issue which asks what happens to all the potentially life changing (Pork Barrel) funding doled out, can it be rigorously accounted for and shown to be spent on what it was was meant for ?
Why is there such mass mis-appropriation of money with these annual pork barrrel fests?!!!
Anyway as I’ve said let us pause for a moment. Let us all have some time to catch our thoughts and rejoice with what PNoy’s 2013 SONA has to offer to all of us.
Ooops that is another controversial topic in itself, so let us focus on the beautiful Ternos and Barongs worn by the famous and who would like to be famous and powerful.
Let’s talk clothes!
I thought the Aquino girls were beautifully turned out. I was slightly disappointed with what Kris was wearing though. Even with my fertile imagination I can’t see it as in any way a Filipiniana gown; nevertheless she was gorgeous as always, in Morticia-Adams- in- red-sort-of-way, if a bit out of place among her sisters, who were in varying shades of the family’s adopted colour of yellow.
What about the new senator, Nancy Binay, she scrubbed up well 😉 I like her very eye-catching terno, it brings out her very morena skin. Good inspiration to us Filipinas who have been blessed with darker skin. (I say throw away those skin-whitening stuff. Embrace your inner morena. You are lovely as you are. White women pay a fortune, sometimes even dicing with their health, to have the same colour as our skin.)
Grace Poe’s gown was lovely and simple. I like the embellishment of gold flowers across her upper body and sleeve.
Heart Evangelista was drop-dead gorgeous in her well fitting terno. She looks like a modern Filipina who is modest but not averse to having fun. Lovely jabby, chocolate squeezy or should that be chiz squeezy? 😉
Jinkee Pacquiao’s terno is beautiful but rather too dark. It was too heavy, it sort of engulfed her a bit. If it had been in the palest of blue, she would have had a real winner.
Alfred and Yasmine Vargas came as Ken and Barbie. Sweet!
Dawn Zulueta got it to a T. She looks like a Filipina goddess. Jose Rizal’s Maria Clara would have looked like Dawn, I think.
Sorry but I thought Loren Legarda did not put much thought to what she wore. Her skirt looked like a last minute job. Something, she picked up from the back of her car, her dog blanket perhaps?!!! Miao ;). She just then tied a belt or pinned it to keep it secure, SONA was not an event to have a wardrobe malfunction. LOL
Let see how some other Filipinos marked the SONA day.
Despite having little or no money and a quality of existence the below carry on and show the rest of us resilience of life!
No heirs, airs or graces- what you see is what you get!
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