Mikey Bustos' Filipino Accent Tutorial VideoWednesday, March 02, 2011Mary Anne Velasco
If you have been to the Philippines at least once in your life or know a Pinoy in your neighborhood, then you've probably noticed how English is spoken the Filipino way. In my post You Are A Filipino If (Ip)... which I've written in August of 2009, this is one of those "ifs":
you love pronouncing EP (F) or FI (P) and Bi (V) or Vi (B) and vice versa.
Example1: I lab the pud so much. Pantastik!
Example2: Vaket vah, hah?
Example3: I am a Pilifino!
Example4: Do you hab a Peysbook account? Can we bi prends?
Example5: Pipty Payb Fesos
... and while checking my Facebook News Feed, I've chanced upon a Facebook/Blogger friend's post/video Pinoy English [Thanks Ane for sharing]. I've went through the video three times already and can't stop myself from smiling and laughing every now and then. Anyway, here's the vid':
For those of you who do not have any idea on who this Michael John Yadan Tumanguil Pestano Bustos is... whew! Good gracious! ... or simply Mikey Bustos is a Filipino-Canadian singer who lives in Toronto. He's full-blooded Pinoy. Born on the 23rd of June 1981 in Canada to parents Cristina and Jerry, Mikey has won 7th runner-up in the finals of Canadian Idol Season 1 [August 2003]. Here's Mikey's "Hello" audition:
Just another reason to say, "I'm proud to be Pinoy" ... and "Yes! I hab a panny accent and I tink dat's kul!"