Pick up lines are said to be a modern form of “Balagtasan” a form of poetry originating from the province of Bulacan. Named after Francisco Balagtas (the name by which Francisco Baltazar was popularly known). This performance is a cross between drama and the indigenous oral tradition of poetry. The balagtasan is similar to an ordinary debate except for the fact that one has to reason and argue in verse.
They are said to be first shown and heard in the movie “Amnesia Girl” starring John Lloyd Cruz and Tony Gonzaga. It is popularized in television by the original “Boy Pick-up,” Ogie Alcasid, in the comedy gag show “Bubble Gang.” The witty Senator Miriam Defensor utilizes pick up lines as part of her speeches. Pick-up lines have now become a fad among Filipinos especially the young. The following are my favorite Pinoy pick up lines. None of these are my creation but these are pick up lines I came across from various sources through vonage plans.
“Miss, I forgot your name. Can I call you…mine?”
”Keyboard kas ba ? Kasi type kita”
” Boy: “Sana magkasama tayo sa isang pila!”
Boy: “Para kapag tinawag na tayo at hindi mo marinig, ikaw na mismo ang magtatanong, ‘Tayo na ba?’”
”Pwedi ba natong patayin ang ilaw para tayong nalang ang mag on”
“If they ask me to choose between,YOU AND GOD, I choose God because….GOD GAVE ME YOU!!!”
“Ang buhay ko parang nakasakay sa seesaw…Kasi pag wala ka, Down ako!”
“MAY KULAng Ang PAngalan mo ano, aplyedo ko!”
“Para kang dictionary, kasi you give meaning to my life”
“Sana facebook status na lang ako…Para kahit papano pwede mo ako ilike”
Boy: Anong height mo?
Girl: 5’6, bakit?
Boy: Ang tangkad mo pala. Paano ka nagkasya sa puso ko?