MANILA, Philippines- If you’re frustrated with your recent iPhone 4S purchase because its killer feature — the virtual assistant seductively named “Siri” — can’t understand a thing you’re saying, maybe a Filipinized version can help change your mind.
Meet Vangie, the wisecracking Pinoy version of the already popular Siri, which comes with all the bells and whistles of her American version, with hilarious and witty Pinoy-style comebacks to boot.
According to the two-minute spoof advertisement its makers put up on YouTube on Friday morning, Vangie is capable of understanding the accent-neutral Pinoy-English and is fully knowledgeable about Pinoy culture as well.
Asked, for example, to send a short text message to someone, Vangie comes up with an over-extended version of the message that could put the most popular “jejemon” expert to shame.
When consulted about a red-sauce pasta recipe, Vangie suggests an over-abundance of sugar, a dash of banana ketchup and loads of hotdog chunks — or what many refer to as the “Pinoy Spaghetti” famously served during children’s birthday parties.
As of posting, very little is known about the people behind Vangie, save for the fact that they want to be known as “Macapuno Systems.”
Even then, this unique and hilarious twist on Apple’s newest girl in town had already captured the attention and admiration of Pinoy netizens.
Its Twitter account (@AteVangie), for one, now has more than 1,200 followers after just a day of being set up. The YouTube video introducing Vangie to the world had already racked up more than 13,000 views as of posting time.
The term “Vangie” had also become one of Twitter’s trending topics on Friday night, proving Vangie’s charm and with that had a lot of fans and followers heaping praise upon her.
So… would you trade your recently bought Samsung Galaxy SII or BlackBerry Bold 9780 just to get a piece of Vangie?