Wednesday 17 April 2013

A to Z 2013: Opa Gagnam Style

For the month of April I will be blogging alphabetically with the theme of Winnipeg versus Davao City. Not to prove a winner but simply to explore the differences and similarities between my home town and my current location.

O is for Oppa Gagnam Style!

Yes, I know it is just "Gagnam Style" but we have to make it fit in the schedule! I may have heard of the PSY song back in Winnipeg. Maybe. I don't even remember now. But is epic in the Philippines! We were hearing it on the radio or in stores 2 or 3 times a day when we first got here and kids would just start dancing when it came on. Like two year old kids in the mall. Seriously.

So, no, I don't have photos of the song for you but here are a couple of Davao specific versions for your viewing/listening pleasure. That first one is by the fountain at SM Lanang and this second one is done by some girls that a friend of mine knows. They are wonderfully talented.

If you YouTube "Gagnam Style Davao" you will get a lot of hits. If I recall correctly some young guys sang "Hey, sexy lady" at me once while my hubby and I were out walking. That was weird.

Oh, and there is one from Winnipeg!


  1. LOL...I see so many version of this type of dancing wish I got it.

  2. This is one my favourite songs from the past year. I could listen to it forever and never get board!