Welcome Happy Slip to Manila! Mabuhay!

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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,[2] resulting in the second place to Smosh.[3] 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!!

Anton

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50 thoughts on “Welcome Happy Slip to Manila! Mabuhay!

  1. What good news! I’ve been a fan of Happyslip since last year. She’s SO funny and talented…maybe we’ll cross paths when she goes to Boracay…hehehe!

  2. Kudos to DOT for doing the right decision. Let’s all welcome Christine! I’ve been a fan of hers since last year and always looking forward to her new videos. Hmnn, I’m not sure if I’m free on Chinese New Year, but I’d love to be part of her farewell party.

  3. sure ba! sama ako dyan.
    By the way the DOT’s Experience PH campaign is actually very interesting. They are giving away 250 free tickets to American citizens with Filipino roots to experience the Philippines and have good memories to write and talk about with their friends back in the US. The objective is to keep them coming back for more πŸ™‚

  4. She’s quite funny. If the meeting is on Feb 9, that’s untimely for me, but I look forward to reading about your meeting and checking out her vlog posts about her trip.

  5. I wana meet her too! Please let me know any details. I love Happy Slip!
    Will this be different from the meet and greet she’ll be making?

  6. The Philippines is underrated in the worldwide tourism circle and this is a country that is a must-see.
    Like any other country where you take a vacation, you look for the positive aspects of it. The view of the skycrapers of Makati is breathtaking. The shops and the night life at Greenbelt is world class. You do not even get that atmostphere in San Franicsco! And of course Boracay is the best in the world.
    Kudos to the Philippine Department of Tourism for a job well done. Thanks Anton for including this in your blog. Well done.
    Happy Slip, have fun in the Philippines!

  7. Hi Anton!
    I just blogged about Christine’s coming over at my blog. Yes, yes, yes, I’d love to have the details of this despedida for someone who is so well-loved even before she stepped back in Philippine soil. The DOT’s choice of ambassadress is a big THUMBS UP for a lot of us.

  8. Hi Anton! my boyfriend and i are avid fans of happyslip. πŸ™‚ hope we can join your farewell party as well. πŸ™‚ keep us posted. πŸ™‚

  9. me!! i’ve loooooong been a fan.. maybe we could schedule something like a meet and greet? or maybe a seminar of some sort?

  10. Will there be more than one meet and greet? i cant make it to the one on Feb 7 coz I have midterms, whatta drag. I so have to meet her! Hopefully this farewell party will be my opportunity to meet her!

  11. Thanks for all the comments and interest. I will have to close this thread so that we can prioritize those people who commented first to join this event.
    The event will be RSVP only on Feb. 7 11am-3pm in Mag:net the Fort. This is organized by Yehey. You can get more info here: http://happyslip.yehey.com
    For all those who commented, we’ll make sure you have a reserved seat during the event. Will send you a note to confirm your availability.

  12. Video bloggin’s definitely a must for anyone who wants to have a stellar online presence. Truth be told, most companies are already implementing this strategy albeit with content that doesn’t really match their audience’s varied tastes.
    In any case, I’m glad there’s a pinoy YouTube presence in the form of Happy Slip and Mikey Bustos in the World Wide Web – just goes to show you that we’re a flexible race!

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