baduy is the new black. #tbt repost from @geeuh - 😸
GOODBYE MY KING. this is how he looked when i first met him at eight years old. he was lanky, he was awkward, he wasn’t all that good looking - but boy, he made me laugh.
i remember hurrying home from school and catching the sampaguita or LVN reruns on channel 9 or 7. never mind if i’d seen jack & jill or tarzan vs. tanzan two or three times that week already. each was as entertaining as it was the first time i saw it. to this day one of my favorite movies is still hong kong holiday.
he was tatay and nanay. he was john. he was darna.
in every film he would wow me with his timing - and i don’t mean just the comedy. he sang and danced well with whomever he shared the screen with, whether it was nida or panchito or chichay or vic vargas or whichever of the two girls he was teamed up playing tanzan or even THAT gorilla.
he was a dancer. he was a singer. he was an actor.
reruns of his movies alternated with episodes of john & marsha. different women came and went. his TV children grew up along side his real children. time passed and through the different teen idols and shows, through my adolescence and adulthood he always managed to make me laugh.
he was a brother. he was a father. he was the king.
he was Dolphy and i will miss him terribly.