Watch Me Entertain Myself!

Sacha Guitry once said, "You can pretend to be serious, but you can't pretend to be witty." Oh yes, I'm the great pretender.
(pilot episode: 20 January 2004)

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Kris’ Speech Therapy

It was classic Kris: heartfelt and sincere, at turns too truthfully so, with slips of tactlessness and revelations that were highly personal or too self-focused that they’re cringe inducing. Especially when she started running down from one family member to another; part of me wasn’t sure if Ballsy, Viel, Noynoy and Pinky were crying because of sadness or sheer embarrassment. Or both.

Yet we all know that she’s just speaking both her mind and her heart out. Yet we all know that she’s always let the public in on her private life. Yet we all know Kris was just being Kris.

In the end she was both a public figure basking in the attention and a private daughter who had just lost her mother and her family’s pillar of strength. And I can’t help my eyes well up as her capacious tears flowed, their sparkles competing for attention with the conspicuous Chanel diamond earrings she was wearing. Damn, every gay guy couldn’t help but notice them.

9 comments:

Tristan Tan said...

Hahaha... love those Chanels! :) At one point, I thought she was accepting an award. But hey, that's why I love her.

DATS said...

di ko mapigial umiyak on that part...so sad.
ps: yes I too,noticed that Chanel pearl earrings she was wearing...

Dudes said...

true, she was very tactless on some parts of her speech, but kris is kris. period. and the earrings was the first thing i noticed watching her. some people do have it all...

the geek said...

somewhere, i was imagining coco applauding kris for her choice...

MrCens said...

yup! chanel bling caught my attention too... while watching, i text my mom how much i love her and proud to be his son with tears in my eyes...

a reader from dubai...

Herbs D. said...

it was a moment. seriously, those uhog running down her nose and laway all over her face- damn! for so long i have imagined her to be soo perfect hahaha etchos

palma tayona said...

Yes... truly heart-wrenching. Not an eye was left dry that was watching her speak of her and family's sorrow.

Uhm, and Joel, only a blind man would fail to notice those earrings. Heck, even a straight friend asked me, "Anong tatak ng hikaw niya? Gucci ba?" I had to correct him.

joelmcvie said...

@PALMA: Okay, I stand corrected. Every gay guy couldn't help but notice--and correctly identify--them, hahahaha!

olive said...

lol. go coco, the earrings totally distracted me. and the makeup that was cleverly applied paramit's iyak-proof.