- Pak Ganern is a game derived from the “in” expression “Pak ganern” which involves clapping and shaking
- This is commonly played by youngsters but in “Showtime,” two seemingly “old” music icons played the game with Kuya Kim and they made the crowd burst out laughing
- Rey Valera and Louie Ocampo both had a great time playing Pak Ganern
After Vice Ganda’s Pak Ganern game with Billy Crawford, Vhong Navarro and Jhong HIlario went viral, more artists joined in, albeit some of them are quite vintage as they say. Well, better late than never!
On Wednesday’s episode of “It’s Showtime,” two icons of the music industry went up on stage to play Pak Ganern with host Kim Atienza.
Yes, oldies as they may be, Louie Ocampo and Rey Valera, were game enough to join Kuya Kim in one round of Pak Ganern.
Just imagine two “old” artists who may have never imagined playing the Pak Ganern game in their lifetime, but were “forced” to do it in front of the exploding crowd! That really brought the house down.
Kuya Kim could be seen giving his 105% to the game, while Valera and Ocampo were apparently doing their best to catch up.
As the speed of the game increased, the clapping and the shaking of the participants also increased, but Valera might not have managed to handle the pressure, causing him to break off the circle and give Ocampo a playful swat.
The Pak Ganern game is a Filipino game following the popularity of the “Pak Ganern” slang. This phrase has become a household expression albeit it originally came from gay lingo.
The diversity of the expression allows Filipinos to use it in expressing a range of emotions. Those who feel happy can use it. Those who are excited, surprised, even shocked, can infuse the expression into their language.
Aside from Kuya Kim, Rey Valera and Louie Ocampo, Anne Curtis also played the Pak Ganern game, and it was hilarious! – SD, Kami Media