Depressing ang episode ni ‘Mama’!

WAYBACK during the early 80s when I started out in the business as an entertainment writer, this not-so-young (even then, huh?) entertainment columnist was definitely on his prime.

During that time, his hauteur was legendary.

He was bad PR personified and was outright cavalier towards the novice in the business. In the few times that I had the chance to interview some celebrities with him, he would click his tape recorder shut the moment I would ask some questions and would only turn it on when it was his turn to interview our subject.

New as I was then in the field of writing, I was naturally affronted with such uncouth display of bad manners but I simply shrugged it off.

But when he started doing it repeatedly in my presence, I gave him a bludgeoning statement and that gave him the warning not to mess up with me ‘coz I could only take so much. Hahahahahahahaha!

Anyhow, after more than two decades, ibang-iba na ang mundo ng dati-rati’y star reporter ng mga fan mags na non-existent na sa ngayon.

From some of our mutual friends, napag-alaman naming bumagsak na ang kanyang finances dahil wala na nga ang si -kat na starbuilder na dati-rati’y nag-employ sa kanya bilang publicist ng mga alaga nito.

Kung dati’y sa isang esekolang apartment siya somewhere in Makati nakatira, ngayo’y sa isang kwarto kwartito na lang daw.

Bigla tuloy naming naalala si Ms. Carmen Rosales na madalas pagkwentuhan ng entertainment press wayback during the mid-80s how her finances had gone bankrupt and was only living then in a dilapidated big house somewhere in San Juan.

In a way, may parallelism ang nangyari sa kanila.

Sa tuwing makikita namin ang dating istariray na reporter, halos hindi na siya makapagsuklay at pipito na lang yata ang kanyang buhok at unlike before when he was perennially smartly dressed, these days puro luma na ang kanyang mga damit at halatang naglulupa na siya.

How indubitably tragic!

Kung dati’y pataxi-taxi rin siya, ngayo’y jeep to the max na lang siya kaya parang sabog-sabog ang hitsura at wala na ang regal bearings nung dekada otsenta.

Paray na kasi ang star builder na minsa’y nagpala sa kanya kaya ang mga alaga nito’y deadma na rin sa kanya.

Bago?

Ganyan naman talaga sa industriyang ito, when you’re on top of the heap, how cowtowing and ingratiating they are.

But wait until such time that you become a has been and they become outright cold and snobbish.

The last time we heard from the once famous writer, he allegedly had a stroke, hence the emaciated look. Kawawa naman.

Kaya kami ay never na nagpadala sa konting kasikatang aming tinatamasa.

Through the years, we’ve learned to value our earnings and never to squander it on trifles.

Our family has become our sole priority and the nucleus where our life rivolves in.

Kung walang mga ‘labada’ (income generating activities…Hakhakhak!), nakapirmi lang kami sa bahay at never na nagbabad sa mga gay bars na ‘yan o kung saan mang merong ‘hot’ happenings.

I am not perfect but I try, to the best of my ability, not to emulate Bubogski’s cheap, delusional example.

Hayan at sulat nang sulat na mahal na mahal raw niya ang kanyang pamilya pero through the years, wala na siyang ginawa kundi magbabad sa mga Cowboy grill na ‘yan up to the wee hours in the morning.

Ang ending, humina nang humina ang kanyang immunity at stamina at bigla na lang siyang nag-conked out na parang despalenghadong makina.

Punung-puno kasi ng usok ang mga lugar na kanyang pinupuntahan kaya nalalanghap niya, apart from the smoke coming from the cigarette that she’s assiduously inhaling in.
Health is wealth.

I’ve known its importance an aeon ago when my father was still alive and would tell me to the best of his ability its significance.

***

When God closes a door, he opens a window!

MS. Claire dela Fuente doesn’t have the delusion that she is a deeply religious person but she believes that she is a good person whose belief in God is staunchly unwavering.

“Naku naman,” she asseverates,”sa hirap na ating mga pinagdaraanan, kanino pa ba tayo kakapit kundi sa Kanya?

“In my case, I’ve known since I was a kid that your faith can really move mountains,” she avers.

“Kaya sa ngayon, when I’m down and I feel that all the problems that are coming my way are insurmountable, I   just pray until I experience calmness, along with that inexplicable feeling of smugness that only prayers and communication with God can give.”

Kaya sa ngayon, bagama’t kaliwa’t kanan pa rin ang problemang kanyang pinagdaraanan, iniiyak na lang daw ni Ms. Claire kung pakiramdam niya’y di na niya kaya.

Kita n’yo naman, nakasu-survive siya at bongga naman ang episodes ng kanyang mga alaga na unti-unti ng pinibigyan ng importansiya sa industriya.

Si Sam Pinto na lang ay click na click talaga ang Neneng B character sa Bubble Gang dahil sariwang-sariwa at di vampy tulad ng iba riyan. Hahahahahaha!

Si Bela Padilla naman ay tuluy-tuloy na ang pagbongga lalo na’t right project para sa kanya ang Magdalena ng GMA.

“Just have faith and everything will be all right,” Ms. Claire asseverates.

***

Kuya Boy Abunda’s boundless generosity!

I’VE been around for quite sometime in the business but I would say that the king of talk’s generosity is boundless and unmatched.

Di ba siya tulad ng iba riyang tumutulong nga pero nakataas naman ang kilay behind your back. “I help to forget!”

‘Yan ang classic line niyang memorable talaga para sa amin at tumatagos sa puso.

Oo nga’t marami rin namang matulungin sa industriyang ito pero kakaiba talaga ang pagtulong ni kuya Boy sa mga maliliit na tao sa industriya.

No wonder, good karma siyang tunay!

Tingnan n’yo na lang ang The Buzz. Through the years, hindi talaga ito matinag-tinag sa kinalalagyan nito bilang the showbiz oriented talk show to beat on a Sunday afternoon.

Malaki ang nagagawa ng paglo-loosen up ni kuya Boy lately.

Kung dati’y seryoso siya all throughout, this time he knows how to play around already tulad na lang ng ginawa nila nina Toni Gonzaga at Charlene Gonzales sa show kung saan rumampa talaga sila nang buong ningning much to the enjoyment of the televiewers.
Hahahahahahahaha!

On our part, ilang ulit na ba naming napatunayan kung gaano kadalisay ang kanyang puso.

When I lost my beloved Christopher, he sent a personalized note, along with this wonderful floral arrangement.

Ang layu-layo naman talaga niya roon sa isang personalidad na nagbabait-baitan kuno pero nakataas ang kilay behind your back and would say some derogatory things to boot. Plastic!

Kaya naman good karma si kuya Boy.

Noon at magpakailanman.

***

Tingnan no si Sushmita Sen, Rossana

1994 nang manalong Ms. Universe ang representative ng India na si Sushmita Sen sa Ms. Universe pageant but look at how she’s been able to maintain her classic beauty that never seems to fade with time.

Sa totoo, kung gaano siya kaganda at ka-slim nang manalo siyang Ms. Universe, siya ring kasariwaan niya sa ngayon.

Para bang walang masyadong nabago sa kanya.

In stark contrast, lomobo na ang katawan ni Rosanna Roces na nung dekada nubenta ay hataw talaga ang arrive sa mga kalalakihan. Hakhakhak!

Kung gaano kaeskalera pa rin ang beauty ni Sushmita, siya namang pagka-okray at pagkamatrona ni Osang.

Ganyan talaga kapag lukresya ka, kay aga mong nagiging pindangga.

Kita mo si Sushmita, kahit bagets ay uubra pang ma-in-love sa kanya.

Period. Ayoko ng lumba-lumba! Hahahahahahaha!

***

Notang dakota, la ng arrive!

DATI-rati, alagang-alaga ng isang five-star movie outfit ang singer/actor na ‘to na hunk na hunk noon ang dating.

‘Yun nga lang, biglang sumemplang ang launching movie kaya typical of profit-oriented movie producers, biglang nawala ang paniniwala’t suporta nila sa morenong aktor na ‘to.

Kung noon ay tilam-tilam to-the-max ang entertainment press sa kanyang nagmumurang crotch (nagmumurang crotch raw, o! Harharhar!), this time they seem to have shown absolute aversion.

Absolute averson raw, o! Hakhakhak!

Pa’no kasi, nabukesh na man-eater rin pala ang morenong aktor kaya deadma na sila sa imposing crotch nito e-ver. Hahahahahahahahaha!

For what is a huge dick for when its hankering for another gargantuan penis also? Hakhakhak!

Kaya raw pala madalas ay namamasa-masa ang kalabian ng young singer/actor ay dahil sa sirena siyang nang-aakit ng kanyang kapwa. Hahahahahahahahaha!

‘Yun na!

Send in those sizzling stories that you know about our fave showbiz personalities at pete_ampoloquio@yahoo.com
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And with that, ito po ang kuya Pete ninyo na nagsasabing, Christopher, my son, I love you very, very much, my love for you goes beyond eternity. Adios. Mabalos. I always need you, Nong!

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