Burt Bacharah said "a chair is still a chair even when there's no one sitting there" . In this story the chair is not just a chair, it was not just used for sitting. The chairs alongside with other pieces of furniture were used as payment for liabilities.
This furniture designer started with a small space, moved to an extremely large space, transfered to another small space, until finally closed its doors. His latest small space, on the third level of a mall in Makati, did not do well so he was forced to shut it down. When his store ceased to operate, he did not have cash to settle his liabilities so the mall management had no choice but to accept his furniture pieces as compensation. We can now see these furniture pieces being used by the mall for special events.
There was also one instance when this furniture designer organized a male models go see (audition) in his office. A professional photographer was directing the shoot for the go see. Some models were shocked when they were instructed to take off everything, including their underwear. The designer knew about it but did nothing to stop the photographer from taking the nude pictures in his office.
This furniture designer who is a former TV host, has been spotted many times in Boracay partying with his boys. Who said he did not have cash to pay for mall rent?
Can you guess who he is? Play with the title and maybe you will get the answer. Oh well, I am hungry now, it is time to go to Starbucks and grab a piece of spinach quiche.
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