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25 September 2008

An Excuse to See a Movie Star

Someone I know, a student from Holy Name University in Tagbilaran, invited me to watch Uyayi (whatever that means) at MetroCentre Hotel. It’s supposed to be a concert with Chinchin Gutierrez for an environmental cause.

I read somewhere that Chinchin is an environmental blah-blah advocate and that she is a movie actress. But I never heard or read about her singing career. Concerts are supposed to have singers and not actors or else that would be theater, correct me if I am wrong. But it did not interest me at all.

I ask him instead, how come an environmental awareness activity such as this concert, is done in a hotel where just by sitting there would already cause harm to the environment? The air-conditioner would be in full blast I’m sure. The seat covers would be washed with detergents and other chemicals to make it spunky new. With hundreds of people attending, the environmental impact surely would be a noticeable chunk in the climate change. Is this a good excuse for seeing a movie star? Or a hands down environmental watch to hmmm… well- watch and see if such cause is really relevant?

He told me he was not talking about environments, it is a cultural and tourism thing since the sponsors are the tourism students of Holy Name University and the provincial government of Bohol. I snapped back at him because I saw the ad and their come-on was a bad promotional strategy telling people about watching this and helping an environmental cause when in fact it has nothing to do with it. Why can’t they just tell the people that the funds will be used for some gallivanting around to a tourist destination? Well- this is creativity in the making on the positive side. They could be our future politicians. He told me he is going back at me. I am afraid he would be bringing the whole batch of tourism students from that university.

Anyways, if their cause is real, they could have done it at Plaza Rizal right under the trees. One carbon footprint less, di ba? And while the guests are paying P400, they can also give the non-paying bystanders (read: public) a chance to watch and listen, misinformation education no matter, giving their cause a justifiable place to go. That would have been a good promotional ploy.

But then again, I am not their marketing specialist.

I hope the proceeds of this “concert” will truly benefit the environment. Which environment if I may ask?

(Yeah, I am such a bitch.)

7 comments:

Kate said...

Well, you have a lot to learn. Do some research first. Your ignorance is glaring. If your idea of environmentalism is so acute, you shouldn't even be using the computer at all.

FYI: Uyayi means lullabies.

Edik said...

hahahaha there goes the affected stude.

NEXT!

kate said...

Uhmmm, no. I'm not the student you referred to. I don't know you personally nor am I from Tagbilaran. I just happened to stumble upon your blog entry, and I tried to made sense out of your bitching, but it was in futile attempt.

I actually love it when someone bitches meaningfully because they have some sensible things to say, but your bitching was senseless simply because you do not know what you’re talking about.

The fact the you do not know the credentials of Gutierrez and the fact that you called her a movie star left me baffled because she isn’t a star. She’s a respectable actress, a versatile artist, a devoted environmentalist, but not a movie star.

They fact that you are unfamiliar with Uyayi or what an uyayi is is rather disappointing. Your statement, “Concerts are supposed to have singers and not actors or else that would be theater, correct me if I am wrong.” is nothing short of stupid.

You asked, “Or a hands down environmental watch to hmmm… well- watch and see if such cause is really relevant?” Well, I dare you to watch and learn, my friend. I saw Gutierrez perform Uyayi only once in CCP, and it was brilliant, inspirational, educational and spiritual. If I have the means to go to Tagbilaran, I definitely will just to see her perform again.

And just in case you do not know, Gutierrez has a non-government environmental organization, and yes, maybe some of the proceeds of the show will go to her group. Look it up, Alaga LAHAT.

And no, I'm not the president of Chin-Chin Gutierrez's fan's club nor am I affiliated with her, but I do believe in her cause and the manner that she demonstrates it.

And while we're at it, I suggest you grab a copy of Uyayi. If you truly love our country's culture, you will definitely enjoy it. http://www.mindanaoculture.com/performance/music/2004/uyayi.shtml

Edik said...

thank you for that very overwhelming explanation kate.

but like i said, gutierrez doesn't interest me at all. but that does not make me IGNORANT because i don't know her or anybody who does wonderful things.

besides that was not my point. if you read my blog, it is not all of ms. gutierrez's cause. it is about how the students at HNU promote their environmental cause. they themselves were not doing good for the environment. that's why the title.

anyways, no matter how well we bitch if we are blind to our causes, we won't see the extent of stupid things we do.

thanks for reading my blog.

Anonymous said...

it looks like you have a fan dik! :)

Edik said...

BTW, I was at the vicinity forgetting about Uyayi (what the hell is that?) when all of a sudden a rush of weird customed entities rolled down the stairs of MetroCentre Hotel in Tagbilaran. And like a true star, Ms Gutierrez (so i believe it was her) came down in full regalia right after the weirdos. I mean she was wearing an attire befitting the title like "our lady of blah-blahs".

There was no expression on her face. Not a smile even. I wondered if she was alive. But she was walking unaided, so she sure was.

Sabog?

kate said...

There was no expression on her face. Not a smile even. I wondered if she was alive. But she was walking unaided, so she sure was.

Sabog?

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Hahaha your reaction is typically stupid. Oh well. :)