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Farewell, Dolphy Quizon…

*image from ebenta.com*

And so another legend has fallen… or rather arisen, to heaven.

Of course, there’s no need for me to tell people that Dolphy Quizon, a patron for the cinematic arts in the Philippines, has passed away due to pneumonia, a complication that arrived due to his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He died on July 10, 2012…

Perhaps you’re wondering as to why I’m so late blogging about this. I guess it’s something like shock. I couldn’t believe that a man as great as him would be taken as well.

It would seem that good people are starting to get taken away…

I still remember Dolphy during my younger days. My parent’s loved him. We all did. We grew up watching “John en Marsha” on the TV, long before I’ve even discovered Anime like Voltes V. It was like a daily ritual for us, watching that show, and the other shows he did, like “Home Along Da Riles”. Even though I was sleepy, being so young, I would force myself to wake up so I would watch him.

And then I saw him in “Markova: Comfort Gay”. It was something I accidentally watched on TV. But it haunted me. It made me cry and laugh at the same time. It was such a great movie, and such a sad movie as well.

I think it touched me so much because I saw how hard it was for a gay man to have lived during a the period of World War II. My own grandmother told stories of the war… how my grandfather hid in a haystack to escape the “Death March”, how she would walk around town with internal organs hanging from trees due to the explosions. As one to hear these kind of stories, it makes you think that it was such a horrible time. And then you see stories like Markova and Manang Rosa’s, and you realize that during the war, someone else was having it worse.

Dolphy not only mad us laugh in his films. He made us cry. He made us angry. And he made us laugh again. He made us feel human.

A rare actor is he, and I fear that it would be a long time before any actor would ever replace him.

All the Filipino people will miss you, Dolphy…. T_T

 

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Of Dance Battles

You know what would be so freakin’ awesome?

If there would be popping battles of the all the best dancers in Youtube.

HOW COOL WOULD THAT BE?!

I don’t know about you guys, but I would LOVE to see a battle between Robert Muraine (a popping dancer from So You Think You Can Dance), Salah (a dancer I saw on YouTube) and Nam Hyun Joon (another dancer from YouTube).

Then… THEN! There would be a group battle between Diversity (The winners from Britain’s Got Talent), Jabbawockeez (from America’s Best Dance Crew) and the Philippine All Stars (2008 World Hip Hop Champions).

OH MY GOD! THAT WOULD BE INSANE!!! XD

As for the women’s division, I don’t know… the best one I’ve seen so far is Pandora, and she’s more on tutting than popping. Can anyone find me a good female popper/dancer in YouTube? I’ve been searching for someone to face off against Pandora. XD

Although, it’ll be really ironic if the Jabbawockeez and the Philippine All Stars battled… since both groups have Filipino members (or at least Fil-Am members).

I love watching popping dancers, but my loyalties still lie with Tribal/ Tribal Fusion Bellydance. Haha! But still, if these guys were to battle, I swear, whoever the judge is going to be in these events would have their heads explode from picking which one of these is the best. XD

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - June 2, 2009 at 10:00 pm

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Of Dance Battles

You know what would be so freakin’ awesome?

If there would be popping battles of the all the best dancers in Youtube.

HOW COOL WOULD THAT BE?!

I don’t know about you guys, but I would LOVE to see a battle between Robert Muraine (a popping dancer from So You Think You Can Dance), Salah (a dancer I saw on YouTube) and Nam Hyun Joon (another dancer from YouTube).

Then… THEN! There would be a group battle between Diversity (The winners from Britain’s Got Talent), Jabbawockeez (from America’s Best Dance Crew) and the Philippine All Stars (2008 World Hip Hop Champions).

OH MY GOD! THAT WOULD BE INSANE!!! XD

As for the women’s division, I don’t know… the best one I’ve seen so far is Pandora, and she’s more on tutting than popping. Can anyone find me a good female popper/dancer in YouTube? I’ve been searching for someone to face off against Pandora. XD

Although, it’ll be really ironic if the Jabbawockeez and the Philippine All Stars battled… since both groups have Filipino members (or at least Fil-Am members).

I love watching popping dancers, but my loyalties still lie with Tribal/ Tribal Fusion Bellydance. Haha! But still, if these guys were to battle, I swear, whoever the judge is going to be in these events would have their heads explode from picking which one of these is the best. XD

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