You already know Da Baddest had the time of their life in Manila.
Bretman Rock already made it clear from the beginning that they’ve been wanting to explore more of their roots when they visit Manila, but we didn’t expect it to be this chaotic and funny AF. Speaking in straight Tagalog is one thing, but nothing compares to breathing the same air that lets you know you’re in the Philippines and immersing yourself in Filipino pop culture right where it happens. From watching drag queens at O Bar with Miss Universe Philippines Celeste Cortesi to recovering their drenched laptop, here are the funniest, most chaotic things that happened during Bretman Rock’s Manila book-signing tour so far.
@nylonmanila Truly an icon. 👑 Here’s a message to all the Filipino queer kids from Da Baddest himself, and now an author, #BretmanRock. #BretmanRocksManila #NYLONDiscovers #NYLONManila #EntertainmentNewsPH ♬ original sound – NYLON Manila
WHEN BRETMAN HAD THE TIME OF THEIR LIFE AT O BAR PHILIPPINES WITH CELESTE CORTESI
@bryannngram The baddest at obar manila philippines! #bretmanrock #obarphilippines #obarmanila ♬ original sound – Bryann
@richoholic Bretman Rock in Manila ❤️ #obar #bretmanrock ♬ original sound – Rich Faderogaya
Bretman Rock has been wanting to experience the Filipino drag scene for a while now. What better way to live your dreams than by visiting the local bars to see the queens and be accompanied by another queen herself, Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Celeste Cortesi? Let’s just say they didn’t exactly come home sober.
WHEN THEY GOT A BIG BAG OF THEIR FAVORITE FILIPINO SNACKS
We already know Bretman’s a fan of Filipino snacks, but Oishi went the extra mile and sent them their biggest snack! NGL, we were expecting a hundred bite-sized pillows, but big bags of snacks aren’t bad either.
WHEN THEY TRIPPED WHILE WALKING TO THE BOOK SIGNING
@82421yu Bretman Rock @ Manila, ph #smmegamall #bretmanrock #bretman ♬ original sound – 82421yu
You can only get so much leg room if you were THE Bretman Rock. As expected, the presence of his Filipino fans at SM Megamall overflowed and Bret, wearing 6-inch white platforms, almost tripped while making their way to the stage of the highly anticipated book-signing. Oops!
THIS FAN WHO SHOWED UP LOOKING EXTRA SPICY TO BRETMAN’S FAN MEET
@buttowcup slay the house down boots, gworl! #bretmanrocksmanila @bretmanrock ♬ original sound – poppy
Now this is how you introduce yourself to Da Baddest. If we were given the chance, we’d show up in sky high heels and our best outfit, too.
WHEN THEY DID A “WHAT’S IN MY BAG” IN FILIPINO AND RECEIVED A BAYONG-CIAGA
@iamnotbretman Bretman Da Baddest Rock has arrived in the Philippines!😭😭❤️#fyp #bretmanrock ♬ original sound – Notbretman – BretmanFAN
This might just be the most chaotic “what’s in my bag” video we’ve ever watched. You won’t hear Bretman’s “b*tch!” remark though, but the expensive ✨gaga!✨ will.
WHEN BRETMAN USED SARAH GERONIMO’S DATI-DATI TRACK WHILE LIVING THEIR LATE NIGHT CAR RIDE FANTASY
Not Bretman Rock using Dati Dati by Sarah G for IG stories! ✨🏻 pic.twitter.com/T1Uc2frZNE— Harley Atractivo ⭐️ (@HarleyAtractivo) March 6, 2023
“Parang kailan lang tayo’y magkasama 🎵” Bretman couldn’t have chosen a better track to capture the Manila tour of their book-signing. We all need a Sarah G moment once in a lifetime, too!
BONUS: WHEN HE DID THE RICE HACK ON HIS WET LAPTOP
@iamnotbretman Update to bretman’s laptop and rice meal🤣#fyp #bretmanrock ♬ original sound – Notbretman – BretmanFAN
Are you even Asian if you don’t maximize rice’s full potential? Fortunately, the rice hack worked and Bretman was able to recover his drenched laptop.