‘Prophetic?’: Rico Blanco’s old painting looks similar to viral ostrich incident


A case of life imitating art?

Rico Blanco astounded netizens after he shared his 15-year-old ostrich painting that looks strikingly similar to the viral runaway ostrich incident in Quezon City on Tuesday.

An ostrich running in the streets of a village in Quezon City caught on video

Is someone playing Jumanji?A netizen spotted this ostrich running in a private subdivision in Quezon City on Tuesday morning.Dino Rivera was buying goods when he heard not one but two ostriches were on the loose. To his surprise, one of the ostriches randomly appeared and started running on their streets. “I have seen weird things in my life but this one ranks up there,” Rivera wrote on social media. (Video courtesy of Dino Rivera)If you have a story, picture, or video you wish to share, you may join our community page. bit.ly/3efsm3Z

Posted by Philippine Star on Monday, 3 August 2020

The OPM icon on Wednesday bared on Instagram his artwork from years ago which featured an ostrich appearing to be wandering around the city. 

Rico shared that at that time, he was only going for the “surreal” in his art, not knowing that years after, it was going to happen for real.

“When I painted this 15 years ago, I was simply going for ‘surreal.’ Times have changed,” he wrote in the caption.

Celebrity friends and followers of the OPM icon were left in awe in the comments section. 

On Tuesday, the online world was abuzz with the news of not one but two ostriches on the run in a private subdivision in Quezon City, with netizens comparing it to a scene from Hollywood film Jumanji.  

The flightless birds were later caught and brought back to their owner. 

The ostriches are back to safety. The unusual sight of two escaped ostriches running wildly around a subdivision in…

Posted by Philippine Star on Tuesday, 4 August 2020
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