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MABUHAY to Christine “Happy Slip” Gambito to Manila! She arrived in Manila today and the entire Manila Blogging Community welcomes her! We are so excited to meet the most famous You Tube Internet Celebrity who is proudly a Filipina!
” Christine Gambito, better known to her audience as HappySlip, is an Internet celebrity and popular YouTube content provider. She maintains one of YouTube’s most subscribed channels. In March 2007, Gambito’s video Mixed Nuts was nominated for the 2006 YouTube Video Awards for Best Comedy, resulting in the second place to Smosh. In May of the same year, she became one of the first YouTube users accepted into YouTube’s revenue sharing program.
” Gambito’s performances typically include comedy sketches in which she impersonates members of her family. She also sings and plays the piano and guitar. As Gambito has stated repeatedly in her videos, she is notably one of the very few top users acting, filming, editing and producing her shorts completely on her own.
Gambito attributes her nickname “HappySlip” to her Filipino mother’s mispronunciation of “half slip”:
“ As a child, my Filipino mom would always remind me to wear a half-slip with skirts. However, the way she would pronounce the phrase was misleading: “Your hap e-slip! Be sure to wear your hap e-slip!” So I naturally went around calling the thing a ‘happy slip,’ until friends at school corrected me by asking if I had a ‘sad slip’ as well.” (Happy Slip: Wikipedia)
She was invited by the Department of Tourism — all expenses paid — to explore the Philippines for 2 weeks. This is her first time to be back in Manila after the family migrated to the US. She is scheduled to visit Tagbilaran, Bohol, Cebu, Boracay, Tagaytay and Palawan. I am super excited because the entire world will see the beauty of the Philippines through the eyes of Happy Slip. This is part of DOT’s Experience Philippines campaign for the OFWs.
I’m hoping to meet her with Rache and Aidan on Chinese New Year, Feb. 7 before she goes back to the US. They are planning a blogger’s farewell party for Happy Slip on Chinese New Year. Let me know if some of you are interested to meet her, just post a comment. Maybe, Happy Slip can give a short seminar on video blogging to Pinoys.
MABUHAY Happy Slip, We Are So Proud of You!!