December 4, 2012


Wanlu's Dolphy marionette Dolphy, whose real name was Rodolfo Quizon, was a consummate entertainer, actor, singer and comedian who passed away in July just a a couple of weeks shy of his 84th birthday. He entertained millions of Filipinos for more than sixty years, and was so respected and beloved by people from all walks of life that he was honored with a National Day of Remembrance soon after his death. Wanlu the ventriloquist and puppeteer (see yesterday's post) made us remember Dolphy again with his marionette and the lovely song "Handog" (gift, offering), which Dolphy was fond of singing to his audiences, especially as he got older. I am translating it poorly, but the song begins with, "It seems like only yesterday that my dreams were so hard to reach. Because of you, I arrived at where I wanted to be, and I want to thank you, even with just one song."

1 comment:

Red Nomad OZ said...

So sad that he died - but wonderful that so many people have happy memories of him. Not many of us could say the same, perhaps!