Was searching for some Tagalog lessons in YouTube, when I stumbled upon the “Tagalog Word of the Week” by Julia and Alex of USC Troy Philippines. I like the way they sound so Pinoy… even if they’re based in California.
Found out from Reyna Elena about this Skittles commercial (TVC) in 2009.
The campaign is called “Reflect the Rainbow” (probably because there are so many differently colored Skittles), and the TVC shows a man getting measured by a Thai tailor for a suit. In front of the two men are three mirrors, each mirror showing a different customer.
Although we have 3 different customers reflected in the mirror, they mimic the main customer’s movements. After a while, however, the rightmost reflection stops and starts eating some Skittles. The tailor then berates the reflection in Thai, while the reflection answers back… in Tagalog!
Eh nagugutom ako eh. – Well I’m hungry.
Nagugutom na ako (eh) di kakain ako. – I’m hungry, so I’ll eat now.
Wag mo naman akong… – Please don’t (do something to, or treat) me…
P____ang ina, gutom…. – SOB! I’m hungry…
The words are not that clear because of all the shouting. Anyway, check out the comments about the video in YouTube.
It’s not often we get to hear Tagalog/Filipino spoken in a multi-national TV commercial. 🙂
If you want to learn Tagalog, check out the italki.com Learn Filipino (Tagalog) in English resource page. So far, what’s listed are podcasts and beginner resources.
You can also check out italki.com’s Learning Tagalog Community, where you will find people who are willing to teach Tagalog, as well as folks who want to learn Filipino.