October 25, 2010

Ironic

Swatch installed a gigantic watch in Rizal Park commemorating the accession of Benigno Aquino III to the presidency of the Philippines in June of this year. Since his nickname is Noynoy, his presidential nickname has become P-Noy, which is a play on Pinoy, the colloquial term which we use for ourselves as Filipinos. The text written on top of the watch is "Oras P-Noy, Oras ng Pagbabago"—Time for P-Noy, Time for Change.

large P-Noy Swatch watch in Rizal Park

14 comments:

bfarr said...

Terrific shot, Hilda. Because it is on a skid, does that mean that it is not permanent?

ρομπερτ said...

What a challenging way to measure time and life. Impressed !

Please have a good new week.


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Will said...

Nice. yes, the title suits the picture well..

Randy said...

Nice shot Hilda!

Vernz said...

I think he's contemplating what he's going to do with his life ... GREAT catch HILDS.

Leif Hagen said...

That's quite a Mellow Yellow Monday posting! Swatch watches were very popular here quite a while ago!

Olivier said...

sculpture publicitaire assez originale, on dirait un power ranger

Yogesh Naik said...

Bold art.. and Ironic too..

Thanks for visiting my blog... :-)

Halcyon said...

I like the clock at least. Very eye-catching!

Babooshka said...

Wow! You wouldn't miss him. Love the person propped up against him too. Great image.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I hope the sentiment becomes reality. Given the state of politics in most places, it will likely be a hard row to hoe. I wish P-noy success.

Dina said...

That's different!
The stance of the statue and of the man are so different from one another.

VP said...

A funny way to commemorate an event, I like the juxtaposition of the figures.

Steffe said...

I guess swatch will sell a few more watches now!