She has done hilarious parodies of nosy Filipino relatives. She has made fun of Filipinos’ distinct accent when attempting to speak English. She has brought the common Filipino mispronunciation of the undergarment “half slip” to worldwide prominence, a blooper Pinoys are only too glad to own up to. After making videos that have made both Pinoys and foreigners laugh with her funny depictions of Filipino immigrant culture, “Happy Slip” finally goes on a happy trip to her motherland!
Filipina YouTube sensation Christine Gambito, more popularly known as vlogger (video blogger) “Happy Slip”, is a celebrity in the Internet world. This one-woman production team does practically everything—she is producer, scriptwriter, director, actor, cameraman, editor, musical scorer, production designer, and makeup artist all in one. Her channel on YouTube is one of the video file sharing network’s most subscribed channels, with thousands of subscribers from all over the world. In fact, her video Mixed Nuts garnered second place at the 2006 YouTube Video Awards for Best Comedy. And Filipino netizens are clearly not oblivious to her success; she was awarded the Best Podcast award at the 2007 Philippine Blog Awards.
For only the second time in her life, this global Pinay visits the country that inspired a significant part of her comedy. The Department of Tourism invited the Internet star to our humble shores to witness the beauty and diversity of the Philippine islands. For two weeks, Christine will be traveling to Boracay, Cebu, Palawan, Tagaytay, and Bohol, and she will also get to meet red-blooded Filipinos in their natural habitat! The comedic potential of her trip to the Philippines is boundless.
Christine’s trip to the Philippines wouldn’t be complete without interacting with the Pinoy fans who have been cheering her on from all the way across the seas. She will be meeting and greeting Pinoy fans and bloggers on February 7, 2008 at Mag:net Café, Bonifacio High Street. Lucky guests will get to learn about Happy Slip’s road to Internet fame from Happy Slip herself.
With all the exciting events lined up for Christine to enjoy, Happy Slip’s trip to the country will surely be one big happy slip into Pinoy life.
Christine Gambito Meet & Greet
February 7, 2008, Thursday
Mag:net Café, Bonifacio High Street
11:00AM – 3:00PM
The Fort, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Rizal