VIRAL: Woman uses own microphone to ask restaurant for extra rice

Photo: Screenshot from Liviann Magat Zorilla Facebook page
Photo: Screenshot from Liviann Magat Zorilla Facebook page

It can’t get much more extra than this.

A Facebook post that appeared on Wednesday showed a woman using her own microphone to ask a restaurant to give her an extra serving of rice.

Yes, she brought a mic to the dining joint.

The video, posted by a certain Liviann Magat Zorilla, comes with this caption in Filipino: “One mic[rophone] for extra rice!”.

The woman demanding the extra rice was Zorilla’s friend, Glysdi Faith Baguio. The two happened to be dining at a branch of Mang Inasal, a restaurant that offers unlimited rice– or unli rice, as most Pinoys would call it.

Kuya rice please,” Baguio says in the video to call out the waiter’s attention.

Kuya is a Filipino word that signifies respect.

After not getting any response, Baguio’s companions urge her to call for the staff’s attention one more time. Not surprisingly, one of the employees seemed amused when he saw Baguio using the microphone.

Thanks to Baguio’s chutzpah, the video has gone viral received more than 2 million views. She has even inspired some people to bring their own mics when they dine at Mang Inasal.

Ezhy Paguia tagged two friends and said in Filipino: “Hahaha bring the mic[rophone] of [I]rvin when you eat at Mang Inasal so that the crew will hear you whenever you ask for something.

Others liked the fact that the crew member laughed, and was far from being offended.

Hyacinth Libetario Banzon wrote in Filipino: “The reaction of kuya was the one that carried the video. If that was in another store, their crew might’ve gotten mad, but kuya supported the customer. This is the kind of [restaurant] atmosphere that would be nice to eat at.”

However, another pointed out that he wasn’t smiling because he was happy. Rommel Arqueza stated in Filipino: “He’s smiling not because he’s happy, but it’s his job to serve you. Just because you’re a customer, that doesn’t mean you can do all the fun things that you can think of.”

But the good comments outweigh the bad. “You guys are so funny. One of the good traits of Filipinos is being happy despite every negative thing happening nowadays!” wrote Jhanine Averion.

She tells Zorilla and Baguio to ignore the negative comments– which are few, anyway. “Don’t mind those who weren’t loved by their mamas. You guys made a lot of Filipinos happy with your vid[eo],” she said.


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