A little background here…
Imelda Marcos was the first lady of the 10th President of the Republic of the Philippines, Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos, Sr. She’s one of the many Filipina women who caught the attention of people from across the globe. A Thai colleague from a school I was previously affiliated, told me that their Queen is as beautiful as Imelda Marcos. Wow!
Well anyway, she is famous for amassing 3,000 plus to-die-for shoes. Something that will be remembered by Filipinos now and in the future. Whether most of these shoes were given by friends and sponsors, or were bought by Imelda herself the reality was she had this huge collection of shoes that most Filipinos found unfathomable.
Over the years, owning several pairs of shoes are liken to or is synonymous to “The Imelda Marcos Shoes”. Growing up, our parents (both my husband and I) could only afford to buy us a for-all-occasion pair of shoes in a year, imagine in a year. Fourteen years of schooling that means only fourteen pairs of shoes. So looking at my daughter’s shoes makes me think of Imelda Marcos.
Summer at four years old already has accumulated more than twelve pairs of shoes. All from the same brand that is available worldwide, but very affordable and of good quality. Otherwise, we won’t be able to afford them. As parents, we are thankful that we could provide. But we are careful not to spoil her.
These are some of her shoes that she’s still using. Those that she has out-grown were given to her cousin.
Values that we could impart to our kids.
* To be happy and grateful of whatever they have because there are many others who have none
*Never to be jealous or envious of others for there will always be greater persons than they are
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