Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Boyet Fajardo Bruhaha...

Last March 13, 2009, Filipino Fashion Designer Angelino Boyet Fajardo  (his RTW labels include Substance in SM department stores, Boyet Fajardo and Initials in Landmark and Robinson's department stores.) created a scene, to the shock and horror of shoppers and employees of Duty Free Philippines alike, when a cashier politely asked for his ID after presenting his unsigned credit card. This is a standard operating procedure applicable to all stores to verify ownership of the credit card and prevent fraud.


Suddenly, the designer reportedly got furious and, at the top of his voice, started berating the cashiers and managers of Duty Free Philippines. He might have thought a celebrated person like he is, with all his accolades and fame, has gone unrecognized by the cashier. A new well-trained casual worker who is carefully doing his job. The designer further shocked bystanders by cursing the people there with words such as *toink* and p...ina, while angrily expressing surprise why the people there did not recognize him.


Store managers and officers were sought to appease the matter, explaining to him that it is all included as a standard operating procedure in credit card payment for the safety, not only for the company but also his own. Ignoring all this, he pulled out his phone and threatened to call on high positioned government officials whom he allegedly knew, like doing a power-play to make these people realize how important he is. He went on saying "Mga *toink* kayo! Hindi niyo ako kilala? Ako si Boyet Fajardo! At itong p...ina na babaeng ito (pointing to a lady officer) at ang baklang ito (pointing to the cashier) ay walang kwentang mga tao! I want them fired!!!"


His yelling and berating went on and on. He cannot calm down and as he appeared to have bloodshot eyes, like that of a drunk person and or under an influence. He threw his passport on the cashier's face and later intentionally stepped on the cashier's foot to say "Ay sorry, di ko sinasadya!" He goes on to say, that only if the cashier kneel down before him and/or allow him to freely slap the cashier's face, may he get satisfied.


The ill-fated cashier, with all the onlookers, stood down and just gave in to what he probably thought would end the matter. Crying in shame he slowly knelt down and apologized (for actually doing his job) before this self-proclaimed GOD, perhaps for fear of losing his job. No slapping was made to the cashier's face but the incident landed a harsher and reverberating sound to the faces of the lesser people of this society.


Fortunately, his inhumane acts were caught on CCTV in which a portion was featured in YouTube.


The next day as hubby and I were traversing EDSA, we saw a big billboard bearing his name. He has Aljo Bendijo and Dan Fernandez as models for his suit line… we thought the same thing… good luck with that! Hehehe…

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Natasha Richardson Dies

It is a sad day for the entertainment world. Natasha Richardson, wife of Hollywood actor Liam Neeson (who recently starred in the blockbuster hit action thriller Taken) and daughter of well-respected actress Vanessa Redgrave, died after being transferred in a US Hospital from Montreal, Canada. Richardson was in Montreal with friends and family for a skiing trip when she got injured on the beginner’s slope of the ski resort. She was initially diagnosed to be in a critical condition when she incurred a massive brain injury and was taken to a nearby hospital before being transferred to a hospital nearer her home in the US.

Apparently, the injuries were too extensive, that her body succumbed after several hours.

My condolences to her family. She is survived by her husband and two kids.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Actress Natasha Richardson, In Critical Condition After A Skiing Accident

Natasha Richardson is in critical condition at a Montreal hospital after being severely injured in a skiing accident.

The British actress, a member of the Redgrave acting dynasty and the wife of Liam Neeson, reportedly suffered head trauma, although the extent of the damage is unknown.

Richardson, 45, was transferred to Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal at about 5 p.m. after initially being taken to entre Hospitalier Laurentien.

Liam was on the Toronto set of his new film, Chloe, when he got the news and immediately left the set to fly to Montreal to be by Natasha's bedside.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Ron Silver Dies at 62

Ron Silver, a versatile actor and independent-minded political activist who played Henry Kissinger, Alan M. Dershowitz and Angelo Dundee on the screen and supported Bill Clinton, Rudolph Giuliani and George W. Bush on the stump, died at home in Manhattan on Sunday. He was 62.

The cause was esophageal cancer, which was diagnosed two years ago, his brother Mitchell said.