Mikey Bustos' Filipino Accent Tutorial Video

by - Wednesday, March 02, 2011

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!"

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  1. I've watched this so many times already and I still can't stop laughing everytime! :-D

  2. Thanks so much for the linky love sweetie! :)

  3. I can't take away the silly smile on my face, too.  :-D :-D :-D

  4. I noticed I haven't followed your blog yet! So I did! :)   :*

  5. You are very welcome, Ane!  Thanks again :)

  6. it made my day lol..

    this is really of what he´s been saying, personally I have problem pronouncing the V and the B my husband always correct me, and I am getting improving in a bad way because this time ang T sound napod akong d malitos hahaha..like correct, I pronounce it correc hahaha...

  7. Oh. Same here.  Followed your blog already. Thanks a lot. By the way, hope we can exlinks one day. Hugs!

  8. Okey lang na Shy. Tatak na sa pagkaPinoy.  Ako gani kay I do it in purpose because I find it funny and it makes my day a lot better :)  

    Musta na?  Got the message about your new URL. Will definitely change it in awhile. mwah!

  9. Wow! Mikey you make me proud...thank you so much for sharing sis! goosebumps...! thumbs up!

  10. kakatuwa namn yung 1st video! Very talented pala tong si Mikey! Galing kumanta ganda ng boses!

  11. Hello Anney.  Oo nga. talented talaga :)   Kakatuwang panoorin ang video :)

  12. Hello Chie.

    Yup. He does make each and every Filipino proud.  Go go go Pinoy!

  13. hahaaha..joker! meks me laf :)  good day!

  14. Hello Janet. Thanks for the visit. Truly funny. Hihihi. Hahhaa.

  15. rikka bren mendez4 March 2011 at 10:28

    <span>i've watched this and he's very funny. visiting you! </span>

    please visit me back.



  16. I also saw this video on another blog and it's really funny....actually I've posted a similar topic about this before ---the Filipinos' spoken English. The "he" and "she" confusion, the "f" sound turned into "p" and the inability of Filipinos of articulating the "th" sound. I used to have a hard time articulating the "th" sound in brother, mother, with, etc.....my husband used to tease me and wondered why I speak the "th" as "d" sound....then he corrected me and taught me how to say it properly ---saying the "th " sound with the upper palate and teeth close to the tongue, while the tongue pushes at the back of the lower  front teeth. So now, I can say the "th" sound properly.
    Thanks for sharing this video.

  17. Hello Bingkee!  As always, it's a pleasure to see your comments.

    I, too posted a few things about common Pinoy facts.  There are times when I deliberately mix "Fi" and "Ip" for a bit of fun.  I believe I am miss spending the Philippines so much.  I am just glad that the Filipino blood still flows strongly in my blood.. 

    You are always welcome. Hugs!

  18. thank you rikka. Will be right at your site in awhile. Thanks for watching!


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