We’ve all seen it and we’ve all raised our eyebrows at it. After actress Alex Gonzaga’s stunt of smearing cake icing on the face of an innocent waiter named Sir Allan, she had to do damage control. And damage control, questionably, included making Sir Allan handwrite and sign a letter as proof that Alex personally apologized over the viral incident. Many were dismayed that he, someone who was inconvenienced and embarrassed, had to write the letter saying “Ok na po kami.” Some even compared it to being called to your school’s guidance office or being forced to write an incident report.
In the wake of everything that happened, Pinoys started doing what we do best — crack jokes. Brands released their own “handwritten letters” with a sarcastic take on the original. Here are the funniest we’ve seen:
We can all agree that Angkas is the ultimate expert at trendjacking. They’ve got “God-tier” social media marketing strategists, as netizens would say. Angkas did not miss a beat and used the letter to hilariously announce their promo code: OKNAPOKAMI. Genius.
Even Viu couldn’t help but post their own entry. The letter has apparently become the newest local meme of 2023.
“Not Viu Philippines throwing a shade today,” read one comment.
Hizon’s Cakes and Pastries
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Hizon’s take on the unfortunate incident was a little more subtle but with the full power of Pinoy sarcasm. They didn’t go the handwritten letter route but announced that they’ve got birthday cakes for face smearing sans the waiter.
“Will order one! Pls include a non-apology apology and a bible verse,” commented one cheeky Instagram user.
GCash cleverly included how it’s easier to pay bills when you use the app. Their version of a letter was “written” from the POV of a child whose mom got mad at them for forgetting to pay the bills. “Pero ok na po kami,” the last sentence read, much to everyone’s relief.
BPI had its own entry, one that felt so real and relatable that it made us laugh and cry at the same time. It called us out for spending our savings on budol but it also meant to motivate us. I thought this was supposed to be a meme?!
Of course, we here at 8List.ph could not let the trend pass us by. Is this culled from a real-life experience? One can only guess.
“Tapos may mga kawork kang bida-bida na pwede natin itago sa pangalang Kris Lawrence at RR Enriquez na nakikiride sa issue… Hahahaha!” read one comment, pertaining to personalities who defended Gonzaga.
Food delivery platform foodpanda did not let the trend pass it by. Like Angkas, it used the letter format to inform everyone about its new promo code “EDIOK.”
Juan Karlos Labajo
The hilarious person that he is, singer JK Labajo had to have his own take on the meme too. His handwritten letter was actually a casual announcement that he will be releasing an album soon. People loved it, especially the complex signature.
Recipe resource BiteSized tapped into everyone’s experience of opening odorous food inside a public vehicle and being mortified about it. But at least this letter said the other passengers were okay with it in the end.
We’re sure all the lakwatseros and lakwatseras out there can relate to WindowSeat.ph’s letter! It’s from the POV of someone that’s always out and about, an expert at seat sales and travel. Just make sure you tell your mom in advance when you’re going on a trip.