Now I know why Delia thinks nothing of crying in public as a dramatic statement

Published: October 6, 2017 at 10:50pm

I’m watching the performance on Xarabank and thinking ‘why on earth do people do these things?’ In my world, men would probably expect to be shot for crying in public, and right there now there are two men deliberately making an effort to wrench up tears for the cameras as a dramatic emotional statement because they think it’s attractive.

What a country. What a country. An Opposition leader who wells up when he hears daddy speak. An Opposition leader’s father talking about his 50-year-old son as though he’s five years old.

And people thinking this is normal behaviour.

Now we are hearing about the marriage and children – for all the world as though 80% of Xarabank’s audience is not made up of married or once-married people with children, when all the single childless people are out on a Friday night.

Malta is turning into a circus. The only thing we need to know about the Opposition leader is whether he’s fit to run the country and how he plans to run it. We don’t need to see him in his vest on a Sunday morning or flipping burgers on a barbecue.

And why was the wedding mass in English when the groom’s side of the family can’t speak the language? It strikes me as very bad manners.

It’s going to be a walkover.

12 Comments Comment

  1. Kamake says:

    Malta is not turning into a circus. It IS a circus. Mrs Delia clearly looked as if she wished the ground would open up and swallow her when her husband started singing “Xemx” to her, at the end. What a clown.

  2. hekknahsibha says:

    And what about ommu saying “Jaqra erba kotba kuljum”? Tal-Ladybird jaqaw?

  3. Yes, it does matter, because it’s a calculated insult by the bride to her groom’s family. When one language is shared, and the other is not, you choose the shared language. Anything else is either the ignorance of bad manners or a deliberate insult. I think you will find that it’s also the reason she kept her surname at a time and in a culture where and when women never did on marriage. Now, some women do. Back then, nobody did. It was definitely an ‘I don’t want your family’s surname’ statement (“ghax dawk baxxi”).

    • Odyssey says:

      I don’t follow the logic of Mrs. Delia. If Mrs. Delia feels superior to her husband, because of her family’s wealth or due to Adrian Delia’s background, she should have run for office herself. She is a professional woman, and in fact she spoke at the PN conference during the 2013 campaign when he was nowhere to be seen.

      She is either for women’s liberation or she is not. She cannot feel ashamed of, and insult her husband one day, and then promote him as the PN leader, and consequently, demote herself as ‘the wife of’ the next day. There is no consistency there.

    • Les Bon Bons says:

      If the bride’s family pay for the wedding as is usually the case then they would usually have a greater say as to how the wedding is organised and that includes the church and the reception.

  4. Marija il-maltija says:

    She’s enjoying her ‘battle of the Barbies’ . We saw Kirsty Debono with knee-high boots a few days ago. Now Mrs Delia wore fur to her husband’s swearing in.

  5. He also added GHAX M’GHANDIX.

  6. Joseph M Saliba says:

    Adrian’s mother is a former teacher, well educated, while his father worked as a draughtsman at the Works Division.

    I know this family very well and all I can say is that they have all the value you can imagine. I hope most families are like his.

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