marcel barang

The seer

In English on 02/08/2009 at 12:26 pm


We met last Monday (27 July) over coffee and snack. He is a well-known Thai academic and columnist. In the course of the conversation, he deplored the lack in this country of ‘outstanding leaders everybody respects’. ‘Not like the Philippines,’ he went on, ‘where everybody rallied to give Corazon Aquino a national funeral.’

Me: ‘What! Cory died? When?’

Him: ‘Two or three days ago.’

How come I missed that? I wondered.

The answer came yesterday, and in a mail from him too, ahead of the morning paper: a press cutting announcing Corazon Aquino’s death on 1 August.

Beats Chronicle of a Death Foretold anytime, no?


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: