Pinoy Big Brother, George Orwell and Burma Connection
Ok, but what about the title?
During the oppressive rule of the British in Burma, Eric Arthur Blair was a member of the British Imperial Police Force in Burma in the 1920s. Eric left Burma and decided to become a writer using the pseudonym George Orwell. His first novel was titled "Burmese Days." One of his later novel, the futuristic "1984," tells of a dystopian society watched carefully by Big Brother-- the omniscient, omnipresent head of the oppressive government.
The phrase Big Brother is now used to refer to any oppressive and/or invasive surveillance.
Recent documents made public by Scotland Yard identified George Orwell also got under the Big Brother surveillance due to his alleged leftist leanings.
The writer Emma Larkin published "Finding George Orwell in Burma," where she noted that Orwell's Big Brother is still watching when she made the journey to Burma-- even in present day Myanmar!
Pinoy Big Brother is the Philippine version of the popular Endemol TV show.
A drive 'n' snap, crappy picture of Pinoy Big Brother house in front of ABS-CBN in Quezon City where many people strike a pose in front of
The house on Governor's Island, Hundred Islands, Alaminos, Pangasinan where the housemates spent some time in one of PBB's seasons.
a photo of the Big Brother house clone, Pinoy Big Water, in Liliw, Laguna during the Tsinelas Festival
Tags: Pinoy Big Brother, Pinoy Big Brother House, Big Brother, George Orwell,
posted by backpacking philippines @ 9:35 PM,
- At Oct 23, 2007, 12:42:00 PM, tin-tin said...
you're not a fan yet you have ots of pictures. hehehe ;p
- At Oct 23, 2007, 8:55:00 PM, CM said...
Do that's how PBB house looks like. Di ko kasi napapanood sa tv yan. First time to see PBB house. :D
- At Oct 23, 2007, 9:21:00 PM, freeze said...
no matter how scripted it may seem, undeniably, many are glued to it... including me sometimes hehe
PBB house para nang tourist attraction right?
- At Oct 23, 2007, 11:48:00 PM, Midas said...
I didn't know that about George Orwell, but I've watch his Time Machine on the movies!
Pinoy Big Brother...I haven't seen the English version yet....is it any good?
- At Oct 24, 2007, 2:07:00 AM, said...
I've heard a lot about PBB but never actually seen the house. Interesting.
- At Oct 24, 2007, 4:42:00 AM, pieterbie said...
Oh no, BB, the end of the sane world.
- At Oct 24, 2007, 7:31:00 AM, carlotta said...
i'm not a fan of that show either or any other local tv show these days for that matter.
haven't read 1984 yet but i've read animal farm. really good book.
- At Oct 24, 2007, 10:51:00 AM, tutubi said...
tin-tin, not a fan but i take lots of pictures whereever i go :)
cm, marami lagi tao dun nagpapakuha ng pictures
freeze, it really has become a an attraction in itself, even the set of various TV shows. onli in da pilipins
midas, don't know about the other versions. i don't watch them
kyels, the house is tucked away behind high walls and steel gates in quezon city
pieterbie, end of sane world, indeed
carlotta, i haven't read the book, only a synopsis and some sort of book report online :)
- At Oct 24, 2007, 10:57:00 AM, ghee said...
hmm,im not aware of the TV program,hehe but the pics are good!
thanx for the comment,tutubi,i see you around!
- At Oct 24, 2007, 1:37:00 PM, vernaloo said...
Hi Tutubi :)
I used to watch the show but for this season no...the airing is so late and besides I prefer to watch the regular PBB over the celebrity edition.
- At Oct 24, 2007, 6:32:00 PM, tutubi said...
ghee, if you're here in pinas, you'l always hear people talking about it.
verns, i only watched the show's initial airing since i'm curious about the house. i just hate it when abs-cbn hypes it too much even featuring the show's update on their regular news as if it's too important to be told :(
- At Oct 25, 2007, 2:21:00 PM, Mari said...
I don't know much about Big Brother show back there, besides I don't even watch Survivor or other shows like it. However, I've learned something here about George Orwell. That Big Water, cracks me up.
- At Oct 25, 2007, 6:50:00 PM, tani said...
I don't follow the show but it's pretty unavoidable when you're channel surfing. I for one am just waiting for some revelation... sort-of like what happened to Rustom...
- At Oct 26, 2007, 2:06:00 AM, Wil said...
I've never seen PBB (well, I don't live in Pinas) or the american version of BB. The show is essentially a rip-off of MTV's Real World, which isn't exactly going to win a Peabody anytime soon. I have watched my share of reality tv shows, but nowadays, I'd much rather watch youtube or play my guitar.
- At Oct 26, 2007, 1:41:00 PM, cheh said...
Re: gothic photo, that was only a guard house near the river Main.One of those what I miss about pinas din,painted houses,lol
- At Oct 28, 2007, 5:04:00 PM, dave said...
ah PBB. with it, ABSCBN is trying to pull an orwellian big brother act over the filipinos. it's a thought crime to not watch it. therefore i'm a thought criminal then, a hardened one.
btw, i think Time Machine is by HG Wells.
- At Oct 31, 2007, 6:42:00 PM, dodong flores said...
My girlfriend loves PBB but I don't. Kapuso kasi ako, eh :D