Saturday, August 2, 2008

buloy

call center industry is one of the growing industries in the country and among third world country. in metro manila alone, you'll not meet one who doesn't know of someone who works as a call center agent.
then i just thought, what if the world turned upside down and the philippines is considered one of the powerful nations in the world and the united states is the developing one? in addition, what if americans are the one who are taking our calls, adjusting to our language and accent? or can you even imagine it? i am actually having a hard time picturing it out as well, until i bumped into this video in youtube.

in fairnbess, to this guy he was very polite in the beginning of the video.



now, did this help you at all? hehehe.

*next post will be top 10 with the same issue (just for me to be reminded about it).

29 comments:

mink said...

watched this vid yata through mrs. j

arent they cute pag nagtatagalog sila???

may facial expression din para masynchronize yung emotions.

jericho said...

what does it mean that many of us can actually speak american english complete with american accent ... but americans cannot speak Filipino with Filipino accent ... even the Fil-Ams?

Mugen said...

sayang di ko mapapanood yung video. :(

boying said...

@jericho: it simply means that noypi's are very good. pero hindi naman lahat ng mga pinoy magagaling mag-ingles, e. and, there are americans who have completely lost their accent when they speak filipino.

@mink: yes, they're cute when they speak tagalog. tayo kaya pag nag-iingles? cute din kaya? hmmm...

@wanderingcommuter: uhmmm, tungkol sa mga call center...parang mga slave mill, no? parang high-tech, mature version ng sweatshops.

@wanderingcommuter: thanks sa comment dun sa blog ko...may nagbabasa pala...hehehe...

gillboard said...

want to comment on the post, pero yung video is equally interesting din.

i really like it when foreigners speak our language. it's cute.

nadeydo...
key teygal mowng
seyra ohlow kah

kahit mura, it sounds sweet...

cobe said...

cool video find. it made my day!

and props to that guy he sounded decent.

Lance said...

i sometimes get to talk to old american war veterans....they were the american soldiers who were here during the worldwarII. some were amazed of the taste of our beer (maybe because we have good tasting fresh water) and they always compliment the beautiful women here in pinas. they speak few fil terms too which they learned when they were here...
sayang, can't watch the vid right now, bawal vid streaming eh..hehehe

Leo said...

Love is probably the motivation which enables this guy to sing a Filipino song in an almost perfect accent.

ROneiluke said...

wow! i'm impressed with this guy...hehe! the american accent was there but i could understand every word (kudo!)...

boying, hindi ko rin maisip kung magkabaliktad tayo ng estado with US...seems impossible noh? pero sa galing ni kuya, parang possible!!! haha!!!

andrewPelago said...

Nyahaha! This is really a cool video. Its weird seeing American talk in Filipino accent and beside I haven't seen one... =)

There are Filipinos that can speak in American accent even though they have been in the states...

odin hood said...

naintindihan niya kaya yung mga sinasabi niya?

my-so-called-Quest said...

astig neto ah!

buloy na buloy!

pero pwede na=]

Gibo said...

whenever i call the 1-800 number of the apple mac help centre, it is usually the australia call center that picks up the call...to answer your question, i don't understand them most of the time :-)

pensucks said...

oo nga ano? sana americans din ang matuto sa ating native language,haha.ewan ko lang.

Chyng said...

Amazing yung

"hoy hoy, buloy! naaalala mo pa ba nung tayong nagsasama?"

well, there's an Indie film - "My Fake American Accent" (story of a call center agent..

Mel said...

i'd like that to happen, make them adjust for a change!

haha!

apir!

KRIS JASPER VAN DYKE said...

awww... oy oy, bowloy!

cute naman nung version niya. lol.

Niel Camhalla said...

I applaud people who attempts to break the language and cultural barriers no matter how silly them seem.

Niel Camhalla said...

...how silly they seem, I mean.

biatch said...

in all my years as a tech support agent i have yet to count in my fingers the relatively small number of Americans who speak proper english with correct grammars and pronounciations so it really pisses me off when they insist on "speaking to someone who speaks better english" when in fact they can't. at least we Filipinos can speak their language better than they do and they can't even do justice to OUR language.

the menace said...

tsir, kant heer you.

hahaha.

oo nga noh

wat if tayo ang nagmumura sa mga tenga nila?

hmmm

amicus said...

its resbak taym kung nagkataon. ehehe :)

dazedblu* said...

Nice, might as well join the elite circle of call bois, Haha :0

the donG said...

ang astig ng mga iniisip mo. ang kulit pa at may nahanap ka pang video.

nice idea for this post.

joaqui_miguel said...

Ang galing niya... may twang pa rin pero ok na rin.. naaliw ako dito. :)

Ely said...

couldn't imagine that happening as well, napaka-imposibleng mangyari. sayang, di ma-view ang video dito sa office.

van said...

it's so nice to see foreigners adapting to us by learning and trying to speak our language :)

pen said...

hindi ko mapanood un vid.. bwal sa ofc..

naisip ko minsan un sinabi mo na pano kung baliktad ang mundo.

dito kasi sa opisina, ang account e US based. napaka ironioc lang na ang isang sam ay tumatawag para magpatulong sa isang juan :)

Cyrille Jan Pauline said...

nakita mo na 'to?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fz3vyZSshBw

=)