Halo Halo in Japan?October 28, 2009 at 4:13 am | Posted in CMs, Nationalism | 8 Comments
Tags: Arashi, CM, Filipino, Food, Tabe Mikako
The title might have surprised you; to me the commercial did. I opened youtube to search for something and what I saw in the recommended videos in the homepage was Tabe Mikako’s CM. Since I like Mikako-san very much, I watched it. I was surprised by her Ministop CM when she said, “Haro Haro ga?” (Japanese do not have the letter ‘L’) I was nothing but, “Ehh? Ehhhh?! Hontou ni?! Hontou ni?!” There’s halo-halo in Japan? And in Ministop Japan?
I was so happy when I watched it because halo halo is a Filipino dessert. To have halo halo in Japan is very amazing. When did halo halo get popular like this? I never thought that it was even eaten in Japan! Me and my sister were smiling when we found out about it. To all those who don’t know what halo halo is, here goes:
Halo-halo (from Tagalog word halo, “mix”) is a popular Filipino dessert that is a mixture of shaved ice and milk to which are added various boiled sweet beans and fruits, and served cold in a tall glass or bowl.
The halo-halo in the CM looked really good, and it did look like halo-halo. I wrote this post because I wanted to be proud of the Filipino delicacy which is halo-halo. It’s a very sweet dessert, and can be bought just around the neighborhood. And about Tabe Mikako-san, I really like her. She’s my favorite Japanese actress not only because she has this simple beauty but also because she’s not rebellious. I respect her very much. I came to know her through Yamada Taro Monogatari which is one of the funniest J-Drama’s I’ve ever seen.
Going back to the topic, I feel very proud of halo halo. It’s delicious. I hope many more will love the sweet dessert!
ARASHI UPDATE: It has been known through the Arashian community that Arashi won the Channel V Battle of the Pop: Japan vs Korea! Banzai! The results will be aired on Nov. 2 from 2 to 5 pm on Channel V. I feel very proud of Arashi! Yey!