It seems like every day there's a new ~hit~ video on social media, and TBH, I too find it hard to keep up with all of it sometimes! The first week of February was especially *eventful*, so here's a list of viral videos that certainly made the week more interesting:
1. An aerobics teacher's routine amid the Myanmar coup
The teacher, who has been identified in reports as Khing Hnin Wai, was apparently filming a regular routine video at Myanmar's Parliament complex when military personnel and vehicles arrived. She continued her video, not realizing that there was an ongoing coup. Myanmar's military overthrew the government on February 1 and "announced that it will remain in power for one year."
2. This wild + "makalat" restaurant advertisment
The video, which was posted on Tipsy Pig's social media channels on February 3. "This cured all of my wounds this past week," one reaction tweet reads. Ads that make viewers ask "bakit?" (remember the RC Cola one?) seem to be the trend these days, so here, watch it at your own risk:
3. Ez Mil's Wish Bus performance of "Panalo"
This video of rapper Ez Mil now has more than 19 million views! It drew mixed reactions from Pinoys, especially because of one specific line: "Pinugutan si Lapu sa Mactan." According to a report by ABS-CBN, Ez said that he was aware Lapu-Lapu was not beheaded and that he was sorry if he offended anyone. He shared: "That's me putting an exaggerated term in a ploy to drive traffic and talk. It's inaccurate but he still died. He's dead right now. It's not overall factual in a way."
4. The Try Guys: Keith Eats Everything At Jollibee
For their "most-requested" video, Keith Habersberger (and the rest of the team) tried longganisa, palabok, halo-halo, peach mango pie, and of course, the famous chickenjoy!
5. That "Hurt Evangelista" parody
Okay, so this was released at the end of January—people were still talking about it though! Paolo Ballesteros transforms into "Hurt" (obvie Heart Evangelista) and shows us her walk-in closet, her pet "Pandog," and her personalized bags. Heart even said that the vid was super flattering and that she found it cute.
6. Chismosang Marites But In Pride And Prejudice
This TikTok collab between content creators Justine Luzares and Inka Magnaye blew up this week! Yup, it's basically Pinoy neighbors *spilling the tea*, but IN A BRITISH ACCENT. Justine started creating different skits on TikTok in 2020.