Oh, wow the feels !This really made me cry.

Hi, Renxkyoko Iglesias here, musing again.

 

Okay, I was supposed to post this on Valentine’s Day,  but , well, I had been  busy these past few days…… Heck, it was  Valentine’s week, folks…… * crickets *

 

Anyways, I am actually posting  a Jollibee Valentine’s Day commercial  on here, a series of 3, and  I really think they are worth watching.

 

Jollibee is the McDonald’s  of the Philippines…..more popular , too….. and this fast food/ hamburger/fried chicken joint  already has quite a number of franchises here in the US….. here in our city, there are at least 4.  In Southern Ca, and New York , they are everywhere.

 

 

I highly doubt it’s a friendly business rivalry in the Philippines.

 

As I said, these are TV commercials in the Philippines, but are super duper trending on Facebook.

 

Curious ?  Click  the videos.  Take note, it’s a commercial, and that means, just one minute per commercial ?  You can spare 3 minutes for all 3, right ?  Ugh….. should have posted this on Valentine’s day.

 

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Thank you for reading ! ! !

 

 

 

 

40 responses to this post.

  1. Ohhhhh my God, you’re killing me. The flower petal one totally had me crying.

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    • I know, right. I thought the kid was just going to surprise the Mom for Dad who’d be late….. wow, I didn’t see it coming. Sheesh, it’s a HAPPY Valentine’s Day ? * sniffs *

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  2. Just watched the vow. Oo nga sobrang trending nung tatlo.

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  3. Most of them, I could see coming . . . and wasn’t happy about it.

    Are tragic characters a staple of Philippine’s culture?

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    • I’ve seen quite a few Philippine movies, and I tell you, they are not shy offing main characters. ~_~

      Drama….. this is the staple of Philippine culture….. also, que sera, sera, what will be , will be. Also, ” Bahala na “, which I cannot translate….. but it’s something like, “whatever “.

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  4. Yeah, like most every ad I’ve seen from East Asia, they are either funny or sad. I cried during most of these. Also wondered if you dressed like most of the girls. Had to do that to keep from crying.

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    • If you’re referring to the second commercial , ” Crush ” , the scene is supposed to be the ’80’s…… then at the end, there’s an Alumni Homecoming for Mass communications graduates , 1980. The 2 main characters are already grandparents.

      Believe it or not, the women there are fashionable, yuppy- like, but because of the hot weather, majority wear jeans and t-shirts, for shopping and school.

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  5. Jollibee has budget for ads ha ha ha ha

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  6. Where they can’t beat that stupid fat happy bee bwaahhahha!!! awesome!!!! 😄 😄

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  7. Yes, it made my eyes wet!

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  8. My coworkers really wish we have one in my town. Most worked at jollibees 😂

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  9. So touching – all of them. Thanks for posting – posting later gave me more time to find it, actually.

    Good to read McDonald’s is planning to compete with similar commercials. Ours could use an upgrade to a bit of love and tenderness and less rap and “booty” – or action fight scenes. Maybe the ad agencies will take the hint!
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

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    • Actually, McDonald’s in the Philippines has put out similar heartwarming ads, with happy endings. ( very cheesy, lol ) . Jollibee’s though is like , ” Really, Jollibee ? ” No matter the ” what the heck ” reactions, viewers have taken noticed and I guess that’s what counts.

      It’s cultural, as well. Filipinos are very sentimental.

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      • Well, they worked on me, and I’ve been accused of being a “card-carrying WASP.” (White, AngloSaxon Protestant). Maybe I’m really Filipino?

        My grandparents were stationed in Manilla for a time — but my mother was conceived and born in the States, so that is probably is unlikely. 🙂
        xx,
        mgh

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  10. McDonald’s had always been successful in almost every country it penetrates, but somehow, they couldn’t crack the Jollibee code…. one of the few countries McDonald’s couldn’t conquer. a classic case of a global giant vs a home-grown company, albeit in this instance the latter dominates.

    Jollibee’s success is a testament to its deep understanding of the Filipino psyche, as shown in these ads. Well done, tnx for sharing.

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    • Indeed. Filipinos are very emotional and sentimental. Jollibee’s admakers hit it, right on target. By the way, do you know that McDonald’s Philippines had to make a request to the top honchos here in the US to allow McDonald’s Phil to tweak the burger recipe just a bit ? McDonald’s is pure beef patty, nothing less, nothing more. Jollibee adds some ingredients to the beef that cater to Filipinos’ palate.

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      • A new learning for me! Somehow I thought McDo is more than just a beef patty – also had fillers and unwanted chemicals and preservatives….. but yes, Jollibee is emotionally connected to our culture. Thanks!

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  11. Jollibee ads are so sweet and some are heartbreaking… but I’m not affected at all… except for the “date” commercial..

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  12. Some of my friend here are inviting me on Japanese restaurant for lunch but I insist that I’m craving for their palabok .

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