More articles about: nostalgia

 
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They don't make beverages like these vintage soft drinks anymore.
In the 50s, 60s, and 70s, one of the best ways to cool off was to go to your nearest sari-sari store and pick up a five- or 10-centavo bottle of your favorite soft drink. There was Sunta, if you wanted an ...
 
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A fan and former jock reminisces about NU107, once the country’s loudest and proudest radio station
I was 15 on an ordinary December day in 1987 when I started exploring other genres of music. Upon a friend’s advice, I took a radical right turn on the FM dial and chanced upon a nascent rock station broadcasting at 107.5 ...
 
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There was something called Analgina
What’s in a brand name? A brand name defines and differentiates a product from its competitors in the eyes of the customer. So important are brand names that they can make or break a product—an urban legend has it that a car ...
 
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Forbes Park is a result of an urban plan that can be traced back to a hundred years’ history, beginning in the 1800s.
Beyond the ravages of World War II that left 80 percent of Manila in shambles in 1945 (it was the second most devastated city in the world after Warsaw), the Ayala family saw a vision of opulence and economic prosperity. At the heart ...
 
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Cool young kids in NYC? Pull the other one
Twenty-five years on, and Friends hasn't aged all that well. Gay jokes, transphobia and perennial gas lighters by the name of Ross Geller may have all seemed hilarious when set to canned laughter in 1996, but are less so now society has taken a ...
 
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The "World's Smallest People" were some of the most celebrated personalities at the 1904 World's Fair.
From the moment they were born, these Filipinos had something unique and extraordinary going on, held up as examples of the remarkable forms, varieties, and oddities of the human body. Then, as now, they bring a sense of wonder to the world, ...
 
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Stan Cabungco made waves in a world bodybuilding tilt.
 Estanislao “Stan” Carbungco, the icon of Philippine bodybuilding, was born on November 13, 1931, to Don Ambrosio Ocampo Carbungco and Doña Angelina Cuenco. He was the youngest of seven children. Don Ambrosio, a former chef of Casino Español, was a successful restaurateur, ...
 
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A brief history of the legendary restaurant.
While many reports claim that the original Aristocrat on Roxas has been shut down, management has told us that they continue to be open 24/7. The DENR's order (as of the moment) is only for the restaurant to cease their sewage system. Their food, ...
 
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Francisco Coching gave Philippine comics its identity.
Komiks—the colloquial term for Filipino comics—were long regarded as a lower form of art, beneath paintings and sculptures; and yet, it was the work of a singular artist that helped shape the public consciousness in the mid-1900s. Francisco V. Coching, the “Dean ...
 
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A site of battles and in more peaceful times, a location of leisure
The Manila Bay used to be an integral part of the country’s capital, serving both as a strategic advantage during times of war and as a scenic view during more peaceful times. With an area of almost 770 square miles and a coastline of ...
 
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The legendary live music tambayan is back.
It was an iconic site, with the rock guitar signage hanging high above the Glorietta building, where the cool kids of the '80s and '90s came to listen, eat, and definitely drink. With celebrities less accessible before the time of Instagram, many ...
 
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The Eraserheads' first album will be released on vinyl as a limited run of 2,500 copies.
If you're one of the many Eraserheads fans who expressed their wish for a 25th anniversary vinyl reissue of Ultraelectromagneticpop!, you've been heard. The band has confirmed that production is ongoing for the remastered vinyl, to be released in a limited run of ...
 
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A tribute to the peeps who grew up in the '90s
Do you remember headbanging to Pearl Jam, drinking until 4 a.m., waking up five hours later for an exam, and then celebrating with friends after with some Red Horse and sisig? We do—and it was glorious. Back in college and during our early 20s, ...
 
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Christmas just got sweeter.
Many, many years ago, someone thought it would be a good idea to put chocolate and peanuts together. Years later, another person took that idea and came up with Choc-Nut.Choc-Nut is a thumb-sized brick of crushed peanut, cocoa powder, and cane sugar; it ...
 
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The COD Christmas display is now coming home to Cubao.
As a child growing up in Quezon City, one of the highlights of every Christmas was the annual family trip to the Manila COD Department store to watch the display on the facade of the department store. Each year, they came out with ...
 
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Awesome illustrations that will fill you with nostalgia
Check out these really cool illustrations of car models that are still around today, and their evolution through the years. Executive editor Dinzo Tabamo is in touch with Luke Doyle, a digital PR executive from NeoMam Studios, and the latter shared these ...
 
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It's from 1958.
According to diehard Land Rover enthusiasts, 75 percent of all old Land Rovers ever produced are still running today. If you find that hard to believe, there is one Series II that surfaced recently that makes that claim quite believable.This is a ...
 
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The lady hasn't lost her appeal.
Dawn Zulueta has been blessing our Instagram feed with sizzling throwback pictures from her younger years and we're not complaining.The ageless 49-year-old beauty's #WaybackWednesday and #ThrowbackThursday posts are the ultimate trip down memory lane, especially for the many of us who adored her ...
 
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Unless you expected a trip down memory lane tinged with a lot of darkness.
Nostalgia is one hell of a drug.It was, Lourd de Veyra reminds us in a short essay in the souvenir program for Ang Huling El Bimbo, once classified as a medical condition. Etymology tells us that it comes from the Greek words ...
 
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We always knew our diecast model cars would fetch upwards of Php5,000 one day!
Quick: Name three discontinued Magnolia Frozen Delights. Or the most obscure G.I. Joe figure in your toy collection. Or a forgotten softdrink brand.I knew a guy who used these as bonus test questions for the college students he was teaching. “My parents ...