When we hosted an event for San Miguel Brewery Inc. a couple of days ago, they started playing some of the classic SMB television commercials like the “bilmoko” and the “si-boom” ads. But one really took me back, when I was in high school, back in 1982 (damn, i just dated myself!).
I suddenly was time-warped back into the early 80’s, me in my LSGH uniform, watching these commercials. As I googled this commercial, I started remembering some of the other memorable ads, too many to mention, many not available on YouTube, but I pretty much got enough for a trip down the cliched memory lane.
For me, one of the best jingles EVER, on the same level as the “Singapore girl, you’re a great way to fly…” jingle. It was a string of commercials utilizing the same song, to great effect. this one really takes me back. If there was a clear CD copy of this, I’d buy it!
“Did you hear? Oh come on!” Hahaha, I had spasms LOL-ing to this one! A very young Alice Dixon (who shot to fame after this ad) and Shiela Israel (who had to struggle a little harder) in n iconic ad that didn’t age very well. But it’s still fun to watch!
Who would’ve thought that that little pipsqueak would turn out to be THE Gary Valenciano! Anyone who even remembers the softdrink Fress Gusto has got to be OLD (ouch!). Together with Lemo-Lime and Teem, Fress was one of the softdrinks of my youth that went extinct pretty early on.
This plays out like and LSD trip (not that I would know), but even for me this is a bit old, but I do barely remember seeing this a couple of times as a kid (a very young kid!)
After this we all knew who RJ Ledesma was. Much like Toni Gonzaga in this commercial:
Who would have thought that she’d become one of ABS-CBN’s top talents alongside Piolo?
Another really nice jingle. I remember this, it gives you a good feeling just listening to it.
OMG, can you not sing along to this catchy tune?
Okay, how can I reminisce about old commercials without posting this one (I swear, she’ll kill me!). I never thought that the day will come that this girl I was watching on TV would become one of my dearest friends (Hahaha love you Chantz!). And a piece of trivia, I was already a voice talent for commercials when this aired. So one time, they were asking me if I knew of a young girl who could voice for a hotdog commercial. So I suggested my niece. My niece was supposed to voice for the little girl but choked and wasn’t able to deliver. So they got another girl instead. Small world!
Flash, it’s the 2010’s! Which commercials will we be posting 20 years from now? Good night.