This is a Coca Cola ad in the mid-80s when I was still a part of the young population. It was such a colossal hit then. The whole Philippines was talking about a pretty singer (with enormously big set of ears) named Lilet being chosen to represent the country in filming this commercial for local release. She was actually sent to Liverpool, England to shoot this Coca-Cola advertisement. If memory serves me right, there were actually versions of this ad sang in different languages all filmed in one common venue.
The catchy song was about unity, strength and hope among the young dynamic earthlings. That year, I would have nominated Coca Cola Company for a Nobel Prize for Peace because of this advert.
Lilet, I and the rest of the youth who grew up in the ‘80s are no longer the future but the actual front runners of this planet. We being todays adults may have not done the best in preserving world peace and in conserving mother earth, at least Madonna, U2 and MTV Channel (plus Regal, Viva and Seiko Films movies produced locally) were some of the unique conceptions of our time. Moreover, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that apocalyptic annihilation will not take place during our incumbency and dominion.
Significant changes had happened (good, delightful, wicked and screwy) and I hope that today’s luckluster, bland and boring youth will be inspired by the lasting message of this amazing song.
I am the future of the world
I am the hope of my nation
I am tomorrow’s people
I am the new inspiration
And we’ve got a song to sing to you
We’ve got a message to bring to you
Please let there be, for you and for me, a tomorrow (tomorrow)
If we all can agree there’ll be sweet harmony tomorrow (tomorrow)
And we all will be there, Coca-Cola to share
Feeling so real and so true
Promise us tomorrow
And we’ll build a better world for you
Ngayon, matataba na tayo dahil sa kowk na yan.