For four minutes of thrill or fame, anyone can post his/her own “Call Me Maybe” video on Youtube.
“Call Me Maybe” is the hit song of 2012 with lyrics so simple yet catchy that has quickly propelled Canadian pop star Carly Rae Jepsen to the top of the international music charts.
To produce your own crazy video with Jepsen’s music in the background can be nice and fun for the young generation. *Often enough, their creative juices know no boundaries. *Bless them all for making a video of themselves as they really just “wanna have fun.” *Just like Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, gusto ko rin happy sila.
There are some videos that can be very irritating and “corny,” though. *For one, self-made “Call Me Maybe” videos by local artists/entertainers of the KSP (Kulang Sa Pansin) variety turn me off instantly.
My favorite “Call Me Maybe” video is the one that ABS-CBN Sports has produced for the star athletes of UAAP (University Athletic Association of the Philippines) Season 75, which commences action on Saturday, July 14, at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
The Shoemart Group of Companies owns the MOA. *And National University, the host of this year’s UAAP competitions, is also owned by one of the sons of the venerable SM patriach Henry Sy.
The Call Me Maybe” UAAP video is quite amusing, cool, and entertaining. **If there existed a list of the Philippines’ funniest video, this one should rate highly.
The four-minute UAAP video showed the “lighter” side of the young, athletic gentlemen, some of whom are actually still in their teens (age 18 years or less) and look awfully shy with the bright camera lights so close to them.
The video featured selected players from the eight member schools – “five-peat” title-seeking Ateneo de Manila University, National University, Far Eastern University, University of the East, De La Salle University, University of Santo Tomas, Adamson University and the University of the Philippines.
It was fun to see three former high school standouts from my alma mater Xavier School – Jeric Teng (US), Jett Manuel (UP) and college rookie Jeron Teng (DLSU) – showing a bit of their fancy footwork (on the dance floor) and clowning prowess.
I am pretty sure the “Call Me Maybe” UAAP video would have reached one million hits or more by the time this column comes out.
Is the video one of ABS-CBN Sports’ promotional campaigns for the 2012 UAAP wars?
If, indeed, it is, I doff my hats to them. **For once, it got my family and relatives reunited.
Finally, my Kapuso (loved ones) and Kapatid (brothers and sisters) have agreed to come together and attend the Kapamilya party that is the upcoming UAAP festivities (on Studio 23 TV).
This early, my choices for the UAAP Final Four are: *1-Ateneo de Manila University, 2-National University, 3-Far Eastern University, and 4- a toss-up among the University of the East, De La Salle University, University of Santo Tomas and Adamson University. *
With due respect to the Oblation, I have the University of the Philippines pegged at eighth and last.