More articles about: nostalgia

 
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Will this feat ever be repeated?
Decades ago, or in 1954 to be exact, the Philippines distinguished itself as one of the top teams in the world when it placed third among 12 teams at the World Basketball Championship in Rio de Janeiro.Way before the PBA was formed, ...
 
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The chocolate cake of your childhood.
Of the many variants of cake, the Black Forest is among those that get the least attention. Not a lot of dessert places in Manila offer the famed chocolate-fruit cream cake medley, much to the dismay of ‘90s kids who have come ...
 
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Beaches pre-Boracay.
It's no surprise whenever one of our local beaches is named among the most beautiful in the world. While there are newer islands and resorts that are still being disovered, there was a time when there were just a few favorite spots where Filipinos spent their ...
 
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It's fine because the tuna pie is back.
Though we'll always love the Chickenjoy and burger steak, Jollibee has lots of menu items that were sadly short-lived. Facebook page Mga Kwento ni Jollibee posted an album of these and we were hit with a big wave of nostalgia. Relive the times when you could still order ...
 
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Liwayway Gawgaw gave birth to Oishi, one of only three Filipino companies that have significant international footprint.
Few Filipino brands are as iconic and successful as Liwayway Gawgaw, manufactured by the Liwayway Marketing Corporation. Unknown to many, it is the parent company of Oishi, and one of the sons of its founders also established Bench (the retail brand of clothing, ...
 
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Getting the Manoeuvres, the Streetboys and Universal Motion Dancers in one show is just as fun as it sounds.
It’s been pointed out in various social media posts that January has been a tough month. With a deadly virus fast spreading globally, a volcanic eruption, the threat of World War 3, epic bushfires in Australia, and the death of a beloved ...
 
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Press rewind and relive delicious memories.
It’s always hard to let go of old-time favorites, especially when they’ve been staple cravings for years and are suddenly taken away. Case in point: The buzz created by the phased-out Jollibee Champ has still got us reeling, unsure of what will ...
 
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The shows we watched when we had less than five channels.
Ask any Gen Xer what shows they remember watching as kids and they’ll probably answer the name of a cartoon show with giant robots. Starting from the late ‘70s, local TV networks aired Japanese cartoons that were usually dubbed in English. Super ...
 
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Let’s take a look at the malls before Harrison and Ali.
Malls in the Philippines were officially introduced in the '60s but before them, there were standalone department stores and shopping complexes that thrived. The structure of these establishments and even the floor layouts were different from the malls we know today, which ...
 
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Jolo Revilla, Angelica Alita host welcome dinner for wedding guests.
Showbiz personalities come and go.Some are fortunate enough to steal the spotlight and stay in the industry, while others only bask in the limelight for a time before slowly fading away.Then there are the stars who dominate the scene enough to leave ...
 
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Remember these chocolates from the sari-sari store?
For a lot of kids who grew up in the '80s and early '90s, Serg's chocolates from the sari-sari store were part of a very happy childhood. The chocolate bars, which had a recognizable pinstripe wrapper, were a favorite among Pinoy children when local chocolate brands ...
 
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This wasn't the first time athletes had trouble with accommodations
It's odd to think about all the complaints regarding the upcoming 2019 Southeast Asian Games, especially because it's not the first time that the country hosted the prestigious sporting event. Prior to this year, the Philippines hosted it three other times. You'd ...
 
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The theme park that just burned down was a holiday destination for many Filipino families.
For some reason, my family likes going to amusement parks. It started during the days of Fiesta Carnival  in Cubao, with my mama patiently waiting on the ground for my brother and I to finish our carousel ride, waving back dutifully each ...
 
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Dennis Gorecho once celebrated his birthday with Buddy Zabala over ice cream and an old movie.
Most fans of the Eraserheads know that its members attended the University of the Philippines in Diliman. It was there that Ely Buendia, Raymund Marasigan, Buddy Zabala, and Marcus Adoro got their start, eventually becoming one of the most influential musical artists in ...
 
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The fate of one of the first big shopping malls in the metro is uncertain.
Harrison Plaza is considered by many to be a cultural icon that defined their childhood. Occupying 75,000 square meters of space, it was one of the first big shopping malls in Metro Manila. Harrison Plaza officially opened in 1976, a time when ...
 
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Does this video take you back?
There’s always that one relative who never tires of going on and on about how much nicer things were back in their day. To him or her, ‘back in my day’ applies to everything: music, television, politics, and of course, driving.Thing is, ...
 
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How many legends can you spot?
On his Facebook page, Rico Blanco has posted a rare photo of OPM legends from 1996. “How many legends can you spot in this gem of a photo?” asks the singer-songwriter.Although the uploaded image is a bit blurry, fans still managed to ...
 
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All-white sharkskin suits, luxury cars, and a grand mansion.
From what life was like in the glory days of Intramuros to photos from when the Philippines was called the "Paris of the East," details from the past have always been a source of fascination for many. With our track record of keeping history, however, photos ...
 
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The restaurant industry is a game of survival. Take it from these 11 chains that continue to thrive today.
Many of us know that Toho in Binondo is the oldest restaurant in the Philippines. With a history that took root in 1888 (Rizal was allegedly a customer) and a revamp in the 1980s after the original burned down, Toho is a ...
 
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People loathed it so much they started hoarding cans of classic Coke. Now it's getting a limited release.
Thanks to a marketing campaign with the Netflix series Stranger Things,the 1985 drink New Coke is coming back this week. But when New Coke was first released in 1985, it "spawned consumer angst the likes of which no business has ever seen," according ...
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