Another one bites the dust! I guess Filipinos are really getting popular around the world to be the topic of movies, books, and now jokes. The most recent is courtesy of Canadian comedienne Katherine Ryan who’s based in the United Kingdom.
In a segment where participants were asked to say unlikely lines from a cosmetics commercial, Ryan said: “We don’t use any of our products on animals. We use Filipino children.” A 15-second clip featuring her quip has been uploaded on YouTube last June 13. It has received 14, 000 views so far. Watch a three-minute video of the “Mock the Week” segment through this website.
According to a write-up about Mock The Week, the show requires guests to deliver answers on unexpected subjects on the spur of the moment. Ergo, Ryan’s joke about Filipino children is an unscripted one. Read more about her in this Wikipedia profile.
Responding to a query from The Filipino Scribe, Katherine Ryan said via Twitter (@Kathbum): ”If you’d watched the whole show instead of reacting to a still shot out of context, you might feel that I was criticizing the EXPLOITATION of children. The joke is never, ever ON children. Watch the show.”
Source: Filipino Scribe
Everyone’s excited with the upcoming Pacquiao VS Bradley Fight. Aside from the fight though Filipinos are also excited to watch Jessica Sanchez sing the US National Anthem. Would she do better than her performance during the National Memorial Day Concertlast May 27?
Aside from Jessica, a 14-year-old New York-based Filipina named Kirby Asunto is making noise in the Social Media circles. Philippine National Anthem is trending after the news came out that she will sing the Philippine National Anthem in the June 9 match of Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley.
Kirby was personally asked by Pacman himself if she would like to sing in the said match. She didn’t think twice and accepted the offer. The Pinoy boxing champ first heard her sing during an offering mass before the Pacquiao-Marquez fight last year. She also performed at the concert after Pacquiao won the fight.
Kirby Asunto was born in the Philippines. Her family migrated to the US in 2006. She wanted to be a professional singer since she was very young. She would like to be famous one day and be an inspiration to the young talented singers in the Philippines.
Watch Kirby Asunto sing the Philippine National Anthem during an event in New Jersey below.