I’ve become a YouTube addict lately, and I’ve come across a really cool lady who’s got everything I believe a man could want: looks, style, a great sense of humor, and tech know-how. She also has something I really admire in any woman: pride in her country and culture.
This lady I’m talking about is HappySlip, a YouTube star. She is on the Top 10 of YouTube’s Most Subscribed list, and has been nominated for the Best Comedy category of the 2006 YouTube Video Awards.
She is Christine, a 2nd-generation Filipino-American girl who is in New York now. She has struck gold in the New Media business, and she now has an online business going that revolves around her character HappySlip. She has gone all over the United States, speaking about this phenomenon of Online Broadcasting.
I find her an awesome woman: multi-talented, strong, spirited, positive. Her message is simple, and the themes of family and love despite the differences echo all throughout her videos. She parodies her parents and the way they speak. Though the style pokes fun at them, you won’t sense any bitterness in the portrayal. The total effect is a clean poke-fun-at-ourselves brand of humor that is so down-home Filipino.
Viewers from all over the world have learned to love her, and she has been praised for her talent and for the way she’s like a breath of fresh air. While I am also a fan of other funny YouTube stars like TheWineKone, I find Christine’s work to be wholesome and, well, happy, in comparison.
I’m writing about her here not because of her YouTube success and the fact that she is a kababayan, but because of this video:
l loved her a lot before this video, but after this, as you’d expect, I loved her all the more. How could you not, with the beautiful crystalline voice and the quirky way she’s all over that 24-inch Mac Pro? 🙂
*sigh* If I had that kind of talent, I’d make an ode to Sayuri too! I just never thought to do that, before I watched this video. 🙂
On a different note, some people are just worth being bashed on the head with their laptops. I mean, even if this weren’t a Mac, I would really want to hurt the guy who did this:
Any laptop, not even a Panasonic ToughBook or a trusty and hardy Toshiba, or even the innovative System76 book does NOT deserve this kind of treatment. But the kitty IS adorable, isn’t it?
Who says a cute girl or a kitten doesn’t go well on a video about a computer? 🙂