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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).

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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.

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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.

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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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Wife Wants Millions, Expensive Things from Tulfo after Cheating on Her Husband

A lot of people go to Raffy Tulfo in Action to seek help for various problems; though many of these are domestic issues such as cheating spouses and gold digger partners. But one couple who tried to scam the veteran broadcaster ended up getting shamed after trying to ask millions and expensive things from him.

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It started out with the complaint of Edgar Malaque who said that his wife is often cheating on him with other guys. Bringing their kids along, Edgar complained against Chona Malaque who is now living at another man’s house, someone named Virgilio.

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Apparently, this is not the first time she’s done this. To save the family for the sake of the children, Tulfo promised to help them go back to the province, Cebu, where he would help set them up for a new life. To help them, Tulfo said he would probably give Tatay Edgar a business or help him find a job.

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But things took a hilarious turn when Nanay Chona arrived at the studio for the face-to-face. The soft-spoken woman began to demand plenty of things from Tulfo in exchange for going back to her husband. She was the one who cheated on him but she had plenty of terms, especially because she had over Php20,000 in loans that she wanted paid (by Tulfo) before moving to Cebu.

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Soon after, she told Tulfo she wants to set up a home for her three children who will be left in Manila while they go home to Cebu. Tulfo laughingly promised to pay for a townhouse or apartment for 5 months.

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She also asked for livelihood for her three children. So, Tulfo told her they would get a car with Grab, motorcycle with Angkas, and tricycle with franchise. But she slipped up when she told Tatay Edgar to speak up and tell Tulfo that he really wanted a motorcycle to bring his siblings to school; not their kids as the children had dropped out.

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When asked to pick up the cars and motorcycles she wanted for her children, Nanay Chona picked no less than the BMW X5 2019 and Harley Davidson Softail Slim! Whoa. Amused, Tulfo asked her to pick a watch to replace her Avon piece – and she picked a Cartier Ballon Bleu Automatic Ladies Diamond Watch. Sigh.

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She also wants a grocery store.

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So, is Tulfo going to give them all the things they wished for? Not so fast! Tulfo is not that easy to scam, Nanay Chona! Instead of the things they picked and the business he first promised, Tulfo gave them something that they really needed: Marriage counseling.

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What’s Harley Davidson?

Harley Davidson is an American motorcycle manufacturer known for its beautiful big bikes. The brand is also quite expensive, with a motorcycle costing as much as a car!

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Why You Should Consider Wearing a Colored Wedding Dress

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It has been more than a hundred years since Queen Victoria popularized the wearing of a wedding gown painted in full white, which was a stray from the norm which dictates the wearing of one’s “best clothes,” often black or gray.

Although part of the practice is indeed influenced by a renowned person’s fashion statement, there is also the philosophical aspect why the white is king—or dare I say, queen—in most matrimonial events. While I am for the idea of “purity” and presenting oneself in the best possible way through a certain color, what makes a colored wedding dress less as adopted, based on the common conception of wedding?

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There is not a general rule per se which suggests that wearing a wedding gown that is starkly not white is bad. Nor does doing so insinuates anything less than the bride’s personal preference or display of character. Although it is true that certain colors mean different things to various culture and that white, among other colors, have a universal connotation to it, this does not necessarily vilify what is otherwise an innocent color preference. Black is black and white is white—it is as simple as that.

Take, for example, the idea of wearing a black wedding dress. While some culture may see the wearing of black as fitting in instances of mourning, it was actually a practice in Western societies which predated Queen Victoria. In fact, it was not the “color” that was the primary consideration at the time; rather, it is the quality of the dress itself—it does not matter whether it is black, ivory, white, or any other color known to man, so long as the attire is of best presentation.

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What do you think? Should brides of today opt more about donning a colored wedding dress for one of the most special events in their lives?

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Good Vibes: ‘Pormahan’ sa Evacuation Center as Evacuees Receive ‘Not-So-Ordinary’ Donated Clothes

Taal Volcano erupted with very little warning that most of the residents in the danger zone around the volcano were not able to bring a lot of stuff when they fled from their homes. A lot only had a few clothes with them, thinking that they could still get back to their homes after the danger subsides.

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But as the volcano continues to show signs of unrest, and with large cracks appearing across many towns and villages around the lake, many of the residents were barred by authorities from going back to their homes. Thus, they had to stay at the evacuation centers and wait for help to arrive, in the form of relief goods and donations from the government and kindhearted netizens.

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But you’ve got to hand it to these people who, despite the difficult situation they were in, still managed to find good in their situation and have a good laugh with what they were receiving from the relief goods. While there were a lot of clothes that fit the evacuees, there were also many that brought laughter to them.

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For instance, a number of formal clothes made it to the evacuation centers.

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There were are also many uniforms of all kinds – school uniforms, Girl Scout uniforms, security guard uniforms, and even uniforms of certain jobs, such as those that are used in hospitals by medical teams.

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Photo credit: Byaheng Lemery / Facebook
Photo credit: Byaheng Lemery / Facebook
Photo credit: Byaheng Lemery / Facebook

There are also bathrobes.

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Apparently, not too many clothes were available for me, but there are lots of duster dresses. So, there were quite a number of guys who availed of these duster dresses, instead.

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Photo credit: Byaheng Lemery / Facebook

But what makes these people so admirable is that despite the difficulty in their situation and the many clothes that aren’t usually made for day-to-day wear, they still managed to smile and make light of what their experiencing! Instead of complaining, these Batangueños are still grateful that they are alive and are enjoying the mini ‘fashion show’ they did at the evacuation center. Kudos to you all!

Photo credit: Byaheng Lemery / Facebook
Photo credit: Byaheng Lemery / Facebook

What’s a Duster Dress?

Duster dresses are light, loose-fitting clothes that are now associated more with women and particularly used as house clothes. But historically, duster dresses or duster coats were used by horsemen to protect their clothing from trail dust.

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