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Fil-Am Brothers Turn Alexa into a Pinay ‘Tita’ in This Hilarious Video

Just like any other culture, Filipinos have beliefs, mannerisms, and expressions that are common to many. But while these are common and often used in many places by many people, these can become hilarious when copied by foreigners or, as in the case of a now viral video, done by an inanimate object similar to Alexa.

Now, what is Alexa? Alexa is actually Amazon’s version of the popular Siri by Apple. You can directly talk to this virtual assistant and it could do a lot of things, including playing music, creating grocery lists, setting up appointments, send messages, make calls, ‘read’ Wikipedia articles, and so much more.

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While Alexa is quite useful, a pair of Fil-Am brothers based in Los Angeles, California found a way to use the device in a parody video that got a lot of Filipinos laughing. The video might be quite puzzling to foreigners – and they probably wouldn’t understand why the video was hilarious but many Filipinos certainly had a good laugh.

Kevin (Frost) and Ken Francisco turned their Alexa into a ‘Tita’, the general term Filipinos use for ladies (even if they are not related).

Photo credit: Frost and Ken / Facebook

This virtual assistant Tita had a lot of similarities to real-life Pinay titas.

For example, when Kevin asked the tita for help in finding him a girlfriend, the tita refused to help but told him, “You don’t need a girlfriend. You should be focusing on your studies.

That’s something a tita would surely say, eh?

But this Tita device knows a lot about what Filipinos do, say, and use around the house.

Photo credit: Frost and Ken / Facebook

For instance, when Kevin asked the Tita to add toilet paper to the shopping list, he was told that he doesn’t need toilet paper. He should use a ‘tabo’ (water dipper) – and this puzzled the US-based Pinoy. He had no idea what a ‘tabo’ is but Pinoys raised in the Philippines know that it is a water dipper used to take water from a ‘timba’ (pail). You use this in the toilet and even when you take a bath.

There are so many hilarious ‘tita’ things this Tita device did in the video – and Pinoys loved the hilarious parody video.

Photo credit: Frost and Ken / Facebook

Check this out and tell us which one you liked best:

Alexa who?! Titas in stores now! Available at your local Sari Sari store, Toys R’ Us participating Seafood City and some Walmart

Posted by Frost and Ken on Friday, October 19, 2018

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Young Vlogger Gains Over 100k Subscribers after Celebrating Just 2 Subscribers

A young vlogger gains over 100k subscribers in one day after celebrating just 2 subscribers! Netizens happily supporting the young girl, despite her not having a lot of videos on her channel.

Young Vlogger Gains 100k+ Subscribers

These days, a lot of people have turned to vlogging to earn money. After all, there really is money in vlogging, with lots of vloggers building mansions and going on trips around the world with their earnings on YouTube and Facebook.

But before you can earn money on these platforms, you must have a lot of subscribers and views on your channel.

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Photo credit: Mary Grace Escober / Facebook

We hear so many celebrities who are celebrating their millions of subscribers but one girl, a newbie vlogger, touched hearts as she celebrated having 2 subscribers on her channel!

Happy 2 subscribers,” wrote Mary Grace Escober as she shared photos of the simple celebration she had to celebrate her YouTube channel. It might not be a monumental feat for many but for Mary Grace, it was something that made her really happy.

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Photo credit: Mary Grace Escober / Facebook

Her innocence and sweet photos touched the hearts of many netizens who quickly shared the story so the young girl can have more subscribers.

While she was only celebrating her 2 subscribers on October 12, the channel had grown so quickly and now has more than 123k subscribers, as of press time. The number is expected to grow as her story has gone viral. So many people are trying to help.

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Photo credit: Mary Grace Escober / Facebook

Having this many subscribers mean that Mary Grace might not need to wait for a long time for her channel to start earning. However, she still has to reach 4,000 watch hours before that happens.

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Photo credit: Mary Grace Escober / Facebook

Requirements for Monetization on YouTube

The following are YouTube’s requirements before a channel can start earning:

  • At least 1,000 subscribers.
  • At least 4,000 hours of watch time within the past 12 months
  • Adherence to the YouTube Partner Program policies, YouTube Terms of Service, YouTube spam policies, and the Community Guidelines
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Photos of Handsome Cops at Checkpoint Go Viral

Handsome cops at a checkpoint go viral after netizens saw their pictures. Many are wishing that these guys can also visit other areas so they can take pictures with these handsome policemen and be inspired. LOL.

Handsome Cops Go Viral

While it is said that it is not a good thing to judge people based on their looks, it is really human nature to do that, anyway. That’s the reason why most actors and actresses all have good looks, no matter in Hollywood or local showbiz screen.

Photo credit: Sun Star Bacolod / Facebook

For many people, the handsome and gorgeous ones should go for jobs like in modeling or being popular stars. Yet there are also a lot of people who do ‘ordinary’ jobs yet also look fantastic, obviously!

Take for examples these young cops in Escalante City, Negros Occidental in central Visayas. The three were identified as Patrolmen Jesus Burgos, BJ Laurel, and Bryan Garcia who are all assigned at the same checkpoint location in the city.

Looking snappy in their uniforms and each holding a tall order of what looks like iced coffee or perhaps milk tea, the three cops actually appear to be models of the brand wearing police costume, rather than being real cops. Cute!

Photo credit: Sun Star Bacolod / Facebook

A number of netizens joked that they wished these guys would be sent to other checkpoints in the Philippines so they can also meet them! Others joked that they would surely ask for an autograph or have their photos taken with these cops.

Wala ng intro intro fan sign fan sign na this hehe snappy salute brave warrior frontline heroes…long live!” one netizen joked.

But some netizens said this is stereotyping and that people should stop sharing these handsome guys’ photos on social media if they can’t also appreciate the frontliners who don’t look handsome. Eeeep. Do you agree?

What’s a Fan Sign?

A fan sign is a sign or message written on a board or piece of paper that you take a picture with. It could be viewed as an upgraded autograph because the star or celebrity actually takes a photo with the sign before sharing it online or sending to the fan.

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Singer Gets Blocked by Groom Who Wanted Her to Sing 20 Songs for Free at Wedding

A singer gets blocked by a groom who wanted her to sing 20 songs for free at his wedding! The guy told her that she is greedy for asking payment because she is “just going to sing”! Tsk. Tsk.

Singers Gets Blocked by Groom

These days, a lot of singers get exposure from TV and online shows. They gain followers from these shows, allowing them to make a name for themselves and also make money. Since many of them become singers for a living, they do need to earn money from their shows and invitations.

Photo credit: Patricia Joy Peñano / Facebook

Patricia Joy Peñano became part of the “I Can See Your Voice” TV show on ABS CBN as “Secret Songer”. Since her stint on the show, she received a lot of messages from fans, asking her to sing at their wedding or some other special event.

Since she enjoys singing and can also earn from these events, she does not mind guesting in these special occasions.

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But back in May, she had an encounter with a groom who demanded that she sing 20 songs at his wedding – for free! He actually got angry that she wants to be paid for singing 20 songs because he thinks that she should do it for free because “she’s just going to sing”.

Photo credit: Patricia Joy Peñano / Facebook

While singing is easy for singers, of course, doing it as someone’s wedding (especially someone they don’t even know) is a job, not something that one should expect to be free of charge! Tsk. Tsk.

Photo credit: Patricia Joy Peñano / Facebook

The groom name-dropped a Mayor, saying he is their relative and that if Peñano will sing at his wedding, he can help her become popular because he will share their videos for his followers and friends.

Photo credit: Patricia Joy Peñano / Facebook

Peñano politely declined but he got so mad that he said so many hurtful words at her, then blocked her! The singer only posted about the incident recently, saying that this should be a lesson for others, too.

Finding a Wedding Singer

Finding a wedding singer can be tricky but if you know someone who can sing well, you can invite him/her to sing at your wedding. Don’t expect them to do it for free, however, especially if you want them to sing several songs.

Often, wedding coordinators will recommend a good singer or may already offer a package that includes everything, such as the wedding singer and reception emcee.

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