Post-mortem post on the King of Pop

I don't know if I should have posted this in the first place. Anyhow, this is an anecdote about the immense popularity of the King (and not Da King). I mean, yes I know he's up there in the fame meter, but I didn't realize that he was that popular until my six-year-old asked me about him.

River: Mommy, patay na ba si Michael Jackson?
Me: Oo. Pano mo nalaman?
River: Sabi sa TV. Mommy, san siya pupunta: sa hell or sa heavean?
Me: (Thinks hard and long). Uhmm hindi ko alam. Teka, kilala mo ba si Michael Jackson?
River: Opo.
Me: Talaga? Anong itchura niya?
River: 'Di ba siya yung mukhang manika...ung sobrang puti ang mukha tapos kulot ang buhok.

I was floored.


Anonymous said...

Hehehehe. Ang kyooot ni yib. :D Ako din...diko alam kung san pupunta si MJ, sa heaven, hell...or sa Europe (in case he faked his death).

CANDY said...

Yes it's really tempting to think that MJ faked his death, much like Tupac who, many believe, is still alive. Oh well...whether it was staged or not, my bet is hindi sa Europe ang tuloy niya dahil masyado na siyang high profile dun.