Monday, April 13, 2009

the helium club

so what the hell is the helium club? and why is it called the helium club? kasi mahangin? all throughout holy week, facebook was all abuzz about this thing called the helium club, and several friends sparked mini-debates on whether this thing was for real or a joke, a parody, a spoof, a... school project? the helium club's first official appearance is on facebook and its page heralds itself as "the first online reality series in the world." or is it the world wide web? (totoo ba yan?) it follows the lives of five "privileged" "youths" who live in manila (more like makati; more specifically, like forbes or dasma). there is a five-minute trailer of the show, which is supposed to debut this month. in it, we recognized two people: tara tambunting, that kid who's been carrying designer bags since she was, like, five, talking about, well, designer bags, and bryanboy talking about his marc jacobs experience. visit the helium club's facebook page here. read the comments, they're just as fascinating. to watch the trailer, click on the "video" tab. you may laugh, you may cringe, you may recognize yourself or your friends in the characters, you may even want to strangle the person who had the balls to come up with this, but you will definitely be mesmerized. if they pull this off, these kids could become world-wide-web famous in the worst possible way. what do YOU think?

33 comments:

Ronnie Heart said...

i hope youre not serious.

Anonymous said...

Words fail me.

Anonymous said...

hay naku mama liza,

i hope tumigil na yang baklang baduy na bryan boy na yan. ang dami niyang binaboy sa chikatime. hayop siya. wag siya magpapakita sa alabang at ingungudngod ko pagmumukha niya. tarantado siya. isa siyang social climber na mukhang kargador na parlorista.

Sonny Abesamis said...

ALL Filipinos are social climbers. I mean it...ALL!

Denise said...

yeah, in the worst possible way.

razielle said...

I think it's genius.

I'm afraid to say anything bad about it cause I think it could be a parody (a really good one) and if I take it seriously then the joke could be on me.

I really think it's genius cause it's baffling. No one knows what to make of it, ang galing.

The trailer is so entertaining. I bet everyone who's seen that video watched it more than once. I couldn't stop watching it. At gumagana utak ko while watching ha. Kasi isang malaking palaisipan- Is it for real? Is it scripted? Is it a parody?

It HAS to be a comedy no?

Anonymous said...

yuck. tigilan na ang bryan boy at marc jacobs. as if that defines his purpose in life. so tired. baduuy!!

Anonymous said...

tita,

wag ka matakot sa animal na baklang yan with the name bryan boy. binaboy at ginago nya tayo pareho. ingungudngod ko siya!!! ulol siya

edrick said...

meh. super realistic no? bwahahahahalol

edrick said...

and oh, seriously guys, get over bb, next episode naman! bb=ct=so yesterday :-p mmmkay?

honestly you anonymous guys are no different than him kasi you all hide in the protective cloak of internet anonymity. just a thought ;-)

Popsie Mendez said...

A person's purpose in life is defined by him not you Anonymous.
Apparently, you don't know about Avenue Q.

Anonymous said...

Sonny Abesamis said...

ALL Filipinos are social climbers. I mean it...ALL!

HAYNAKU SONNY, KUNG ANG FAMILIA MO AY SOCIAL CLIMBER, KAMI HINDI. WAG MO KAMING ISAMA DAHIL PAYAK ANG PAMUMUHAY NAMIN. AT PLEASE LANG, IF YOURE LIVING IN A SOCIAL CLIMBER CIRCLE, NOT ALL FILIPINOS ARE LIKE YOU. WE ARE NOT THAT SHALLOW. PLEASE LANG BAKLA, HUMADA KA NA LANG PARA MAKABILI KA NG SEVEN JEANS AT GIORDANO CONCEPT SHIRT. ILUSYONADA KA SONNY ABESAMIS.

Anonymous said...

u guys should read their new updates cos parang pinatamaan sila ng magic 89.9 kanina. not exactly the show but one of the cast. si tara. and theyre answering it on their notes pati sa dun sa board. what makes them okay is that somehow it makes me think. di bobo ung pagkakagawa.

to quote one of the counter comments i read:

"The Helium Club at 4:23pm April 14
Are u serious you wanna be represented as just a 3rd WORLD CITIZEN? Cause it seems you're really proud of it dude. Check this link. http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Helium-Club/62734327615?v=app_2373072738

Maybe you'd get enlightened.
TO CUT IT SHORT,
The Helium Club's Official Teaser is not everything... Read More
the Show is and will be about.
Please don't judge right away."

ang bagal mg load ng video sa mozilla. when i saw na its faster sa explorer (which they wrote there pa how nice:) okay nga hehehe.

other side ng Manila talaga. im not part of their world pero it fascinates me. thanks for blogging about this hahaha good info!

Anonymous said...

sorry iquote ko lang! nag fan ako ng show kasi i cant comment there without being a fan/ facebook policy tlaga un eh. they have a new post. and naaaliw ako!!!!


The Helium Club remains to be firm and positive in showing
the other light of the Nation's Capital City. We are VERY SORRY

if we are not tackling Corruption, Terrorism and Poverty. Or the latest Global Economic Meltdown.

Not because we don't acknowledge them. But because it is unfair for us when the World sees just that.


With thriving hip cultures and the vibrant young lives we have here,
it is the perfect time for this Show to brave the odds and
race against all the hypocrisy

that you..
the person beside you..
and that bloke 10 feet
away from you..
can say about this Society.

We all can do so much better.


Meanwhile, be heard here at the Discussion Boards. Become a Fan and start commenting today. :)





sory pero tama ba intindi ko? na hyprocrites ung ini-aim patamaan nung post? hmmmm

Sonny Abesamis said...

Hey Anonymous, an opinion is an opinion. I do not expect you to agree with me.

As Queen Elizabeth said recently, "You don't have to shout...".

You are no different from a Sexbum girl entering my exclusive space. Do I smell a skunk now?

Your comment turned this blog like a PEP trash.

Anonymous said...

Sonny Abesamis,

Pwede ba wag mo kami i-pollute ng mga ilusyon mo. dont start me dahil baka sampalin din kita pag nakita kita. sa lahat ng ayaw ko ay yung mga ilusyunadong tao at hihilahin pa pabababa ang lahat ng filipino/. tita cory aquino is and never will be a social climber, jovito salonga is a statesman and has a karag karag na van upto now. he is not a social climber, susan roces is not a social climber (these role models are known not for their excess and social calisthenics but their achievements which touched so many lives)...etcetera, etcetera...hindi lahat ng tao ay katulad mo at ng mga alipores mo... wag mong babuyin at tarantaduhin ang pangalang "filipino" dahil nagbuwis ng buhay ang mga lolo ko to fight for this country AT HINDI ANG ISANG SONNY ABESAMIS LANG ANG YUYURAK NITO. HAYOP KA MAGPAKILALALA KA. CIRVINGUENZA, magkita tayo sa alabang at nang masampal kita sa harap ng mga alabangers !!!!!kung sa yo ang achievement ay makatuntong sa lv store or makabili ng isang gucci wallet, pwes sa amin HINDI!!!!i love fashion but fashion will and never will be my ULTIMATE SOURCE OF JOY AND COMFORT. IM NOT THAT SHALLOW LIKE YOU... (SORRY MAMA LIZA, I JUST HAVE TO SAY MY PIECE, SOME PEOPLE CAN BE nincompoops without lifting a finger)

Sonny Abesamis said...

Magpakilala? Now tell me who the hell is hiding under the cloak of anonymity...last piece for a malcontent like you who can't understand the word opinion.

Dondi Limgenco said...

Anonymous mentioned some eminent personalities who are champions of democracy. These people fought for freedom to express opinions even if it differed from other people's views.

Your abuelo must be turning in his grave right now.

Maybe it is time for you to pack up and move to North Korea. They are short of parloristas there.

Anonymous said...

itong si Sonny Abesamis akala mo kung sino na o. Hoy! matanda ka na. yang pangalang yan walang papatol jan! pangalan mo palang pretentious back stabbing bitch na ang labas. ikaw ang trash sa inyong dalawa ni anonymous. that person never said we're social climbers! mahiya ka. mandiri ka SONNY ABESAMIS. fake name or not, you're still grossing me out. i could imagine your face. seriously. as in panget. at social climber! che!

Anonymous said...

dondi,

you should be telling that to yourself. my forefathers pioneered this country. not some "quasi pinoy" like you can tell me that. GET OUT OF MY COUNTRY IDIOT!!!

and to my fellow anonymous: thank you so much. i mean it.

and to mama liza: it only showed how fair game you are. i must say your beauty is not just external but your compassion and kindness is truly inspiring.

and to sonny abesamis: why dont you just join bryan boy and go make babies with him... you said your opinion and YES YOU ARE ENTITLED TO IT, UNFORTUNATELY I AM ALSO ENTITLE TO REBUT YOUR SWEEPING STATEMENT. MANY FILIPINOS FEEL OFFENDED WITH THAT "SOCIAL CLIMBER TAG". YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO BRAND THE FILIPINOS LIKE THAT. HINDI MO KAMI PINAPALAMON BAKLANG PATAPON! MAGSAMA KAYO NG BAKLANG ADIK NA BRYAN BOY NA YAN. MGA HAYOP! SALOT NG PINAS. (PAREHO KAYONG YUMURAK SA PINAS, BRYAN BOY BY LABELING PINAS AS SOME THIRD WORLD GARBAGE . IDIOTS!!!!

Anonymous said...

im proud to be filipino and i take great offense when someone tries to besmirch that name. not a sony abesamis will dare brand the filipinos social climbers. what you did is you brought disrepute to the name FILIPINO. TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE. UNCALLED FOR. AND SMACKS OF THE KIND OF UPBRINGING YOU HAD AS A CHILD. A VERY SUPERFICIAL FAMILY YOU MUST HAVE HAD. I PITY YOU SO0NNY ABEMASAMIS AND YOUR ILKS. NOW LEAVE YOUR REAL NAME AND WHERE TO FIND YOU SO WE CAN SERVE YOU THE LESSON YOU OUGHT TO HAVE. (THAT IS IF YOUR NOT THAT SCARED SHIT, PURO KA LANG DALDAL BAKLANG ADIK KA)idiot!

Dondi Limgenco said...

Sorry slumdogs but i have to side with Sonny on this one. He expressed his opinion and you are free to disagree. However, you threw the kitchen sink just because his view is different.

Your upbringing surfaced by the way you responded to the situation.

When Queen Elizabeth made that statement "You don't have to shout...", he was talking to the Italian Prime Minister who grew up in the ghetto of Italy like you.

This is my last statement too with due respect to Liza (thanks!) becsuse her blog has been turned into a shanty town.

the fash pack said...

ok, ok, tama na, awat na. we've gone waaaay off topic here. thank you for all your comments and we appreciate the passion in your opinions, but the mud-slinging ends here. peace, people.

now back to regular programming...

Anonymous said...

announcement:

watch out for the hermes gang, ang gang na bubuwag sa gucci gang.

you gotta have a $ 65k hermes bag to be a member

Le Homme Scandiliath said...

this will be very interesting because the characters are actually people you bumped into clubs, clothhing stores and launches.

lest all wait and see.

Anonymous said...

Helium Club is a joke. First off, yes fine Tara is rich and owns God knows what... but the other girl Bianca makes me laugh, she does not have a "radio career" she was a radio 1 trainee at RX 93.1, second she has done, what, 1 ramp show? Haven't you seen what a model SHOULD look like? tall and gorgeous.

Sana these guys and girls were good-looking and rich. Truth is, most of these kids, unless Tara's along can't get into the VIP of a club... or unless they show some money or latch onto someone to get them in. However, moving on -

as if the PHILIPPINES needs another "Lipgloss" attempt, which is already in fact quite vile. There are so many starving children and people in our country if you haven't guessed from merely driving by almost every area. Then here are a bunch of spoiled, fame-hungry teenagers who decide: "lets do the hills, like okay!" Rriiight. Get over yourselves, stop buying designer bags and start buying kids food. I guess this show only heightens one obvious thing: the wrong people have the money.

Anonymous said...

btw after reading your comments - its obvious if you take it from the "sosyal" perspective you have no idea that these kids are in fact, at the bottom of the social foodchain in clubs. cheers.

Anonymous said...

TAGUBILIN AT HABILIN
(Slightly revised version)
Ni Jose F. Lacaba


Mabuhay ka, kaibigan!
Mabuhay ka!
Iyan ang una't huli kong
Tagubilin at habilin:
Mabuhay ka!

Sa edad kong ito, marami akong maibibigay na payo.
Mayaman ako sa payo.

Maghugas ka ng kamay bago kumain.
Maghugas ka ng kamay pagkatapos kumain.
Pero huwag kang maghuhugas ng kamay para lang makaiwas sa sisi.
Huwag kang maghuhugas ng kamay kung may inaapi
Na kaya mong tulungan.

Paupuin sa bus ang matatanda at ang mga may kalong na sanggol.
Magpasalamat sa nagmamagandang-loob.
Matuto sa karanasan ng matatanda
Pero huwag magpatali sa kaisipang makaluma.

Huwag piliting matulog kung ayaw kang dalawin ng antok.
Huwag pag-aksayahan ng panahon ang walang utang na loob.
Huwag makipagtalo sa bobo at baka ka mapagkamalang bobo.
Huwag bubulong-bulong sa mga panahong kailangang sumigaw.

Huwag kang manalig sa bulung-bulungan.
Huwag kang papatay-patay sa ilalim ng pabitin.
Huwag kang tutulog-tulog sa pansitan.

Umawit ka kung nag-iisa sa banyo.
Umawit ka sa piling ng barkada.
Umawit ka kung nalulungkot.
Umawit ka kung masaya.

Ingat lang.

Huwag kang aawit ng “My Way” sa videoke bar at baka ka mabaril.
Huwag kang magsindi ng sigarilyo sa gasolinahan.
Dahan-dahan sa matatarik na landas.
Dahan-dahan sa malulubak na daan.

Higit sa lahat, inuulit ko:

Mabuhay ka, kaibigan!
Mabuhay ka!
Iyan ang una't huli kong
Tagubilin at habilin:
Mabuhay ka!

Maraming bagay sa mundo na nakakadismaya.
Mabuhay ka.
Maraming problema ang mundo na wala na yatang lunas.
Mabuhay ka.

Sa hirap ng panahon, sa harap ng kabiguan,
Kung minsan ay gusto mo nang mamatay.
Gusto mong maglaslas ng pulso kung sawi sa pag-ibig.
Gusto mong uminom ng lason kung wala nang makain.
Gusto mong magbigti kung napakabigat ng mga pasanin.
Gusto mong pasabugin ang bungo mo kung maraming gumugulo sa utak.

Huwag kang patatalo. Huwag kang susuko.

Narinig mo ang sinasabi ng awitin:
“Gising at magbangon sa pagkagupiling,
Sa pagkakatulog na lubhang mahimbing.”
Gumising ka kung hinaharana ka ng pag-ibig.
Bumangon ka kung nananawagan ang kapuspalad.

Ang sabi ng iba: “Ang matapang ay walang-takot lumaban.”
Ang sabi ko naman: Ang tunay na matapang ay lumalaban
Kahit natatakot.

Lumaban ka kung inginungodngod ang nguso mo sa putik.
Bumalikwas ka kung tinatapak-tapakan ka.
Buong-tapang mong ipaglaban ang iyong mga prinsipyo
Kahit hindi ka sigurado na agad-agad kang mananalo.

Mabuhay ka, kaibigan!
Mabuhay ka!
Iyan ang una't huli kong
Tagubilin at habilin:
Mabuhay ka!

Aisa said...

This show might have been more fun and exciting if the people featured would be really thrust into places and situations they're not used to or they think are really hateful. Alam kong what I'm saying isn't original as well (patterned after MTV's My Super Sweet Sixteen Exiled), but it's way better.

THC said...

WE are behind this project. Thank you for the free advertisement. It's funny to say you're hating when deep inside you is a nerve waiting to burst out of excitement waiting for this series. May God bless you and the other haters for advertising us for free. ;)

Anonymous said...

To: Anonymous

It's "Sin verguenza" (which means walanghiya) and not, as you say CIRVINGUENZA. You're trying hard to be Kastila.

Anonymous said...

Ke "real life" ito o "real=life format" pa (with the latter pertaining to show-wise presentation, ibig sabihin scripted ng bonggang bongga), walang truth. Walang sense kung walang truth.

razielle:

Alin ang genius? Really? Barkada mo siguro ang cast nito.

Popsie Mendez:
Ah. So lahat ng bagay sa Avenue Q nakabase? Yes, you know you're broadway *clap clap* Your point?

Sonny Abesamis:
Ay sige nga. Mag generalize ka. Kilala mo lahat ng Filipino? Wow.

(magcocomment pa sana ako kaso nag-aaway na kayo. Wag nyo nang patulan yan si Sonny. Kawawa naman baka magpakamatay, mawawalan tayo ng amusement.)

-LadyLuna

Anonymous said...

teka ok namn eh

lyk ko kc ung sa mtv

so ok lng un cla nmn nag gagastos hnd tau...

soooo ako i love The Helium Club...

hehehe....