Saturday, January 9, 2010

Don't Cry For Me, McDonald's

For someone who people think is masungit, I'm pretty balat sibuyas. I'm very emotional and I tend to cry easily. I don't know where this sometimes embarrassing habit comes from, but I can't help but tear up when I see something sad or inspirational. It's silly because I cry from the totally normal (like Madonna's Confessions Tour), but sometimes, something good can make my eyes well up with tears. Something like the new McDonald's Tweens commercial:

McDonald's Philippines has a history for making touching commercials. Who could forget Karen and Lolo in the 90s?

There is also First Love, with music provided by The Eraserheads, which to this day can make me cry like a baby.

However, the original of this TVC is from the States and was released 10 years ago.

Even though the Americans pioneered the First Love concept, I still say the Philippine version is a lot better. Now to wipe away my tears.


citybuoy said...

how cute! haha i think the new tweens commercial was pretty cute too.

Koji A. Iizuka said...

the tweens commercial is awesome. kainis though because they already cut it short. i was like, preparing my tears and then FFFFFFUUUUUU! where did half of it go?

Anonymous said...

I can't agree more. I love the nagbibinata/nagdadalaga TVC. Quite surprised na nagustuhan mo rin pala yung ad, at umiyak ka! 'Di pa nga siguro talaga kita lubos na kilala.

Koji A. Iizuka said...

It's okay. not many people know that about me :)

Anonymous said...

McDo TVCs are notorious to drive emotions. Kahit yung Tweens TVC nila, I heard (well, I read), was a 'recycle' of a hit '80s TVC in the US. Kahit lampas na ko sa 'pagbibinata' pasok na pasok pa rin! hehe. What more kung same wave tulad ng brother mo? ;) Ano kayang reaksyon ng henerasyon nila. Hmm. 'Di na ko tween. 'Di na ko teen. At mukhang malalampasan ko na young adulthood.

Putek, '90s pa pala ang Karen-Gina! Ang tanda ko na! Grade school ako nun. Tsk.

I'm still amazed you shed tears over a TVC.

Koji A. Iizuka said...

Well, ganon talaga :)

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