Friday, March 26, 2010

And The Campaign Starts

It is election time now. The signs are up and the campaign staffers are everywhere in their matching shirts. It seems that the candidates all have theme songs —reworded versions of current pop music — sung in Visayan and blared at high levels over mobile stereos on the back of placard vans, so I can't understand what is being said, but it just seems to be mostly candidate names.

I went walking through town yesterday and realized that the shirt that Epril had bought me with a map of The Philippines on it that I was wearing was the shirt of one of the Presidential candidates. I walked past a group of people canvassing for another one of the Presidential candidates and I definitely drew some stares.

I think I better hide that shirt until after the election is over. I'm most certainly not going to get involved in Pinoy politics... even if it is a nice shirt.

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