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Ryan Bang says he has guest appearance offers from abroad

Ryan Bang says that he won't leave PH even if his music video ‘Shopping’ makes it big internationally.

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Maureen Marie Belmonte

Twitter: @MissHappyWriter

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06/30/2015 01:15 PM
Ryan Bang says he has guest appearance offers from abroad
063015-ryan_main.jpgComedian Ryan Bang marked his 24th birthday by ticking one off of his bucket list: that is by creating his first ever music video.

During a recent interview with Ryan, the It's Showtime host revealed that he had several reasons behind his creation of the song “Shopping.” The first reason was his two friends who wanted to have a vacation in the Philippines recently. According to him, they were shocked to learn that there are actually shopping malls in the country.

"Kaya ginawa ko 'yung music video is para ipakita ko sa Korea 'yung mga mall sa Philippines para alam ng mga Koreano na 'Uy may ganito pala dito!’ Mas maganda kasi ang mall satin kesa sa mall sa kanila eh," he began.

The underlying goal, according to Ryan, is not just to promote the shopping malls but to engage tourists to come to the country.

"Kasi 'yung shopping malls sa Korea meron naman pero mas bongga ang mga shopping malls sa atin. Pero kasi ang point ko naman kasi ang palabas sa mga TV sa Korea is puro documentary tungkol sa nature [sa Philippines]. Parang ‘Gangnam Style’ pumatok sa buong mundo kaya di ba ang daming pumunta sa Gangnam. Ang daming mga foreigner doon eh. Sana 'yung YouTube video na ginawa namin, hindi lang mula sa Korea kundi kahit sa ibang bansa para at least dumami ang mga tourists," he explained.

The video which is now available for free on YouTube, Ryan said, is really intended to be released to an international audience and not just for Koreans.

His venturing into the music scene somehow likened him to Korean singer Psy of “Gangnam Style” fame. Would he mind in case Filipinos start calling him “The Psy of the Philippines?”

"Si Psy kasi sikat siya sa Korea ako dito sa Philippines. Idol ko siya pero ako gusto ko lang i-promote ang Philippines na marami pa. Tsaka wala naman ako talaga balak na kumita dito. [Eh di sana] gumawa nalang ako ng album tapos ibenta ko na lang. Ang gusto ko lang gawin lang sa YouTube. Tsaka iba kasi si Psy eh kasi siya singer at performer ako ano lang, enjoy enjoy lang,” he said.
063015-ryan_main.jpgShould things go as planned for his video, Ryan already has a second single in mind which he says would be titled “Stupid.” But he said that he won't be leaving the country even if, say, eventually he gets bigger offers from abroad because of the video.

"Marami pa 'yan susunod na gusto kong pakita mga tourist spots dito sa Philippines gusto ko promote sa YouTube kasi at least di ba kasi sobrang mahal ko ang Philippines eh lagi ko naman sinasabi eh," he shared.

He continued, "Actually marami ng kumukuha sa akin. Gusto nila ako na guest, kinukuha ako ng isang show. Tapos ito nga may bago kinukuha ako ng SNL (in Korea), gusto nila akong gawing guest ganon. Pero sobrang happy ako sa It's Showtime eh. Happy ang life ko dito."

Ryan even stressed that he's not looking into finding a permanent career outside of the country saying that, “Gusto ko guesting pero hindi katulad na habang buhay ako doon, na lilipat na talaga ako doon. Siguro hindi muna, enjoy ako dito eh. Halimbawa guest guest muna ako sa ibang bansa, pwede 'yun. Dito pa rin ako, kalahati ng buhay ko andito eh."

What if someone offers to make an album for him?

"Promise po tatanggi ako. Siguro after a few years pag halimbawa nagawa ko anim na kanta pero nakakatuwa lang kasi talaga itong kanta ko. Kami ng friends ko, kami ang sumulat kami ang gumawa ng kanta, kami gumawa ng music video so hindi talaga ito na talagang binigyan ako ng kanta tapos kakanta ako. Hindi naman talaga ako singer eh," he ended.