I took an ill-advised break from studying last Saturday, and had some fun at the first-ever #HistoryCon (tagline: Manila Makes History).
I entered the convention with zero expectations. I don’t watch the channel, and I only said yes to the free ticket the day before. Luckily there’s a website.
There were exhibits you’d expect from the History Channel… like aliens and samurai.
For awhile I thought that the students on field trips in the area would end up disappointed, because I wasn’t seeing anything truly historical inside the convention. But I got around and I saw cool deals like this —
Presidential limousines. Actual, honest-to-god limousine cars ridden by previous presidents like Magsaysay and Aguinaldo. Apparently there’s an initiative to create a car museum somewhere, and while I’m not a hardcore car enthusiast, I did love the sleek lines of the black cars.
World War II Veterans Exhibit. I think I shed a tear or two. The exhibit wasn’t spectacular by any means –as in, I feel like the layout of the photos and text could have been improved– but it was lovely still.
Cars and more cars. Apparently History channel, aside from peddling vintage finds and pawnshops, also deals in detailing cars. With celebrities.
And one of the most popular stops in the #HistoryCon was this booth on the popular Heneral Luna movie. In the background, they were playing the trailer for another (must-watch) film called Patintero: Ang Alamat ni Meng Patalo.
But that’s not all.
Honestly, what boggled and interested and entertained me the most during #HistoryCon were all of these attempts at breaking Guinness World Records.
Case #1. World’s Largest Serving of Sautéed Mushrooms.
Case #2. World’s Most Quarterpounders In One Minute.
I’M SCREAMING someone actually broke the world record for most quarter pounders in 1 minute ??? #HistoryCon
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Case #3. World’s Longest Marathon Watching (Cable) Television.
They’re all, like, a case for the complex and profound nature of man. That we can build cities and travel the stars… and eat one Zark’s Ultimate in under 15 seconds.
And, I think, something I loved as well:
TBH I just made this blog post to prove that I’m not just a med student. Jk. Love you.
Though I should have been studying that weekend.
(Abangan the kwento).