Tuesday, January 31, 2006
l'amour à la mode
last night we attended the launch of three new nokia mobile phones at the NBC tent. the leaf-shaped invitation read, "the nokia l'amour collection, as presented by inno sotto." so we walked in expecting to see maybe a condensed version of inno's show from last december, which we missed because we were away. it was a bit off-putting then to be regaled by a poetry reading, not because we don't enjoy poetry readings (actually, we don't), but because the whole exercise was quite futile. well, it wasn't really a poetry reading, just a reading of a "play" about two star-crossed lovers, as narrated by inno sotto. it seemed unsuitable to the occasion, as readings like this are better suited to intimate venues (we remember those poetry readings at the original republic of malate, where the audience was so close to the little stage, they could giggle or groan and stir up the reading), not cavernous halls like the NBC tent. we cringed while listening to inno because the guests were simply not paying attention and were more concerned with their own dramas. and what the connection was to mobile phones was completely lost on us, sorry. after that, they sent out pretty boys carrying the phones on wooden trays that looked like cigar humidors. this we could relate to since the new models (the phones, not the boys!) are targeted towards the female market. one is even nicknamed the "lipstick phone" because it's about the size of a lipstick (well, a big lipstick). but the best part of the event was the continuous flow of champagne (california brut actually but just as tasty), of which they never ran out. we lush, er, love, nokia!
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