Green, how I want you green. Green wind. Green branches.

March 31, 2010 at 11:35 am Leave a comment

Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) under Chairman Oscar Inocentes has stripped itself of its candy-pink and cotton-candy-blue garb for the more appropriate green.

Flashback to a couple of years back when MMDA peppered Metropolis Manila with carousel-rose colored foot bridges and chicken-wire fences (to ward off serial jay-walkers) and candy pink and baby blue street urinals. Eeek.

A landing strip for pink aliens

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Under the MMDA Metro-Guwapo project (a project aimed to beautify the city’s blighted areas) decrepit buildings and homes were painted screaming peeenk.

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Tacky.

To a few presumptuous people, don’t get me wrong. I think the world of former MMDA Chair Bayani Fernando. And I pray with passionate piety that he bags the vice-presidential seat.

I still curb a laughter when I recall what Alexis Tioseco wrote on his Wishful Thinking for Philippine Cinema thread: I wish the MMDA didn’t call those circles and boxes ‘Art’.

Alexis was referring to random shapes painted in a supposedly artistic form to conceal the impassioned leftist sentiment grafitti sprayed on city walls.

Oh wow. Change is visible in the horizon. With the upcoming senatorial, congressional and presidential elections, I hope for more reforms in the health and labor sector. The MMDA Green, I pray, is just a kickass prelude to more visible political transition.

Anyway, here’s my ten cents on the Philippine Presidential race:

Kindly go here to support the Gordon-Bayani presidential campaign 🙂

[The line ‘Green, how I want you green. Green wind. Green branches.’ is taken from the poem ‘Romance Sonambulo‘ by poet Federico Garcia Lorca.]

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Listening to Army of Me by Björk ♫ ♪ ♫

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