Event: Boy Pick-Up The Movie gets inspiration from teens' Flip-Top battle

Kids move mountains these days. With teens shaping the society and changing the game today, I've learned to listen and appreciate my own students attending Regal Films and GMA Films' "Boy Pick-Up The Movie" Grand Press Conference at Imperial Suites, Quezon City last Sunday. 
Starring Ogie Alcasid as Boy Pick-Up, Sam Pinto, Gwen Zamora, Jackie Rice, Ellen Adarna, Sarah Lahbati and Dennis Trillo, Boy Pick-Up The Movie is another segment from GMA 7's Bubble Gang TV program which shaped culture among Pinoys. Also joining them are Antonio Aquitania, Boy 2 Quizon, Diego, Moymoy Palaboy, Eri Neeman, Pepe Smith and Lilia Cuntapay. Ogie Alcasid shared how the character was created and how pick-up lines through the years added more inspiration. "It's not a new concept since we have all been using pick-up lines in the past."-said Boy Pick-Up Ogie Alcasid during the presscon. 
It is from those Flip Top Battles on YouTube posted by teens that they gained inspiration to create the character according to Ogie Alcasid. This was the reason I've attended the event since my students were the ones who shared to me his character on TV that they kept imitating in class. I was surprised at Ogie initiating to greet my students who were avid fans of his Boy Pick-Up character.
Teens at school often gather for Flip Top which the elders always found dangerous. Many of my colleagues at school do not notice that some of the students rarely performing in school academics are actually good at Flip Top. Not knowing that it is a battle of wit and vocabulary in Filipino, the elders kept being skeptic since kids who gather in school grounds always look like frats awaiting a gang bang. Flip Top by the way is a rap battle among teens in groups. While the elders found the expressions and discourses too defamatory and cussing, I was at awe watching how Boy Pick-Up (Ogie Alcasid) used the concept to make more teens inspired to have wits and learn more vocabulary. This is a great opportunity to connect with teens at-risk and teens who kept ranting about their parents without having to use foul words in rap battles.
Ogie may not know it but my students and other teens doing Flip Top in schools will be more inspired to win in the battle against evil circumstances they all face each day. It is the attention that Boy Pick-Up the character that will make more students feel appreciated. His style of pick-up lines even becoming an offshoot of opening remarks at meetings and events at the extent getting Sen.Miriam Defensor Santiago to join in, will make more teens these days to think creatively and speak about their own poetry of emotions.
In the film, the battle of Pikapistas against Boy Pick-Up escalates wooing the gorgeous Neneng B (played by Sam Pinto). When his landlady asks boy to love her in exchange for several months of rent due, Boy looks for a job as a pastry chef in Heaven's Bakeshop owned by Angel (Solenn Heusaff) and falls in love with her. Who will Boy Pick-Up end with? The movie mixes different types of genre with horror, suspense, action, comedy and romance to entertain viewers consistent on the pick-up lines sure to make us all laugh. Directed by Dominic Zapata, Boy Pick-Up: The Movie is showing on June 6 just in time we all celebrate Father's Day.
Get in the world of teens language with Boy Pick-Up The Movie on June 6 in theaters nationwide. Get more of pick-up lines and let's all enjoy the beauty of the Philippine language, constantly pragmatic and really inspiring to all. For more updates, visit www.regalfilms.com.

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