My friend and I made it to the Hershey Gardens on Saturday, and I was completely enthralled with the tulips. It's that feeling that you never want to leave and wish the flowers would bloom and stay beautiful forever. Of course, I went nuts again with the picture taking and took about 150 photos. The tulips were absolutely beautiful and vibrantly blooming in bright yellow, lavender, orange and other shades and combination.
We were admiring the tulips when a couple caught our attention. The wife or gf was childishly running and jumping over the tulips and asking the husband to take her photos here and there. I don't know if she was aiming to flaunt her skin at a chilly 50-degree day or was just too happy to see the tulips, but she took off her jacket and posed seductively sleeveless. Then, she checks the camera and loudly blurted, "Dis is pangit (ugly) pose; you hab to take the photo again like dis and dat." Then, she maneuvers the camera trying to show the husband how to take the photo then runs to pose again. Yup, she's Filipina.
It may sound that I am mocking her accent, but truly, I am comfortable with the strong Filipino accent but what made it so annoying was that she was disturbingly loud and rude. At some point, the husband notices that we, us and the other people at the park, were staring at her, and he suddenly asks her, "Why do you need to shout?" Noticing that she has everybody's attention, he lead her to the farther end of the park.
I think it was selfish of her acting like she owned the park. People were there to enjoy the tulips not to see her shout and pose like she owned the world. I'm sorry if I may sound prejudice and judging just because she's Filipina like me, but I uphold my values whenever I am by myself or with a crowd. Whether she was Filipina or not, her actions and childish behavior were inappropriate and belong to a Bush Garden or some amusement park, not in a peaceful, memorial garden.