Legendary Filipino film actress Paraluman passed away yesterday. I wasn’t actually named after her – we just happened to share the same unique name, and she just happened to be very famous – but the old-school folk always asked me about her, and spoke of her beauty and fame. The new-school folk (i.e. kids) thought I was named after the woman in the Eraserheads song “Ang Huling El Bimbo“, which came out in 1995 – seriously, kids, think about the time frame for a second.
Sadly, I have never seen any of her films. If anyone knows how I can get copies of them, please tell me.