10 Hilarious Local Memes and Where They Came From
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(SPOT.ph) Filipinos can find humor in everything—from something as big as a billboard in Manila to something as trivial as a random YouTube video. Our humor combined with being the social media capital of the world means that there’s a lot of memes to scroll through. So while we’re spending our day on our timelines and news feeds, we might as well learn about where these 10 Filipino memes came from.
Nung napansin mong pogi yung waiter na kukuha ng order niyo pic.twitter.com/MRJkjc3lwj— Jopay (@Marielaureajose) April 12, 2017
Janina San Miguel’s Q&A
You’ve been living under a rock if you don’t know about Janina San Miguel’s haunting question-and-answer segment from Binibining Pilipinas 2008. When asked by host Paolo Bediones if she felt any pressure at the moment, she proudly answered, “No, I don’t feel any pressure right now.” But her answer afterwards—or lack thereof—will have you thinking otherwise.
Use it when: You're not living up to the confidence level you said you had or when you need some time to think of an answer.
"Ed Sheeran LIVE in Manila"— Mark Anicas (@mnanicas) May 12, 2017
"All Time Low LIVE in Manila"
"The Vamps LIVE in Manila"
"Ariana Grande LIVE in Manila"
The Family Confrontation from Four Sisters and A Wedding
Four Sisters and A Wedding blessed us with a scene of Angel Locsin dragging and taunting Mocha Uson. But another scene making rounds on the Internet features the titular four sisters confronting each other about their hidden grudges. It was a dramatic and tear-jerking scene, but the relatable lines make for a perfect meme.
Use it when: You feel attacked and people are making you feel that it's your fault.
One of the OG local memes out there, Senyora Santibañez comes from the Mexican version of Marimar. The meme often has her arrogantly dictating things to do for Facundo, the butler on the show.
Use it when: You feel like a doña and you want to get things done.
Trisha’s Lyrics from One More Chance
Use it when: You're telling someone you love them but want to make them laugh at the same time.
Hey Baby Smile
It all started with random clips of Gerry Alanguilan
Use it when: You say or do something creepy.
Yung makita mo yung walang kwentang prof: pic.twitter.com/TMGYsELC0z— GABRIEL ???? (@gabrielgicale) March 20, 2017
Kris Aquino’s Bow and Arrow
In the now-defunct lifestyle show KrisTV, Kris Aquino often tried out new activities, but there was one that became everyone’s favorite—archery. Kris made light of her challenges when it came to the sport and dropped a few
Use it when: You're being passive aggressive.
Pia Wurtzbach’s Reaction in Miss Universe
Perfectly depicting everyone’s face when Steve Harvey announced the wrong name during the Miss Universe 2016 coronation, Pia Wurtzbach handled the incident like a pro. There’s no doubt this photo will remain one of the most memorable moments in the world—or rather, the universe.
Use it when: You're shocked or offended by anything that happened.
"Kami na ulit. Pinatawad ko na siya"— Janrosas• (@fabebeweirdo) May 23, 2017
Plastic Gun Fight Scene from Ika-6
When rivals Emma (Sunshine Dizon) and Georgia (Ryza Cenon) crossed paths at a nursery store, things immediately heated up when they both grabbed for the same
Use it when: You're annoyed with someone and you're in a feisty-but-not-that-violent mood.
*at mang inasal*— ???? (@jmmlmgbjs) April 2, 2017
rice boy: Rice pa po sir?
I'm Shy Na
Nothing embodies being
Use it when: You're feeling
It’s More Fun in The Philippines
The highly successful tourism campaign in 2012 had everyone making their own poster to celebrate the uniqueness of the Philippines. Finding the Filipino counterpart of a current trend promoted the Filipino culture as well as showed our sense of humor.
Use it when: You see something that would be normal anywhere else in the world, except the Philippines.