More articles about: nostalgia

 
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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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Behind the names Tokyo Tom, Taro Sakuro, and the Great Kabooki is a Filipino with the heart of a champion.
Wrestling has always had a worldwide audience, ever since the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) was founded in 1948 as a governing body for professional wrestling. Based in America, the NWA began promoting brawling matches on television back in the early 1950s. By ...
 
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The beat and the bustle of Philippine business began here!
You think of the present-day Pasig River and its surrounding areas as a not-so pleasant sight when you happen to be sitting in traffic along EDSA (which is probably every day). But there was once a time when the river was filled with ...
 
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A glimpse of Quezon City from the past.
Way before Maginhawa or Teachers Village became your go-to hangout, Quezon City already had C.O.D. and Cubao, alongside other memorable landmarks. Have you ever stopped to think what was in this busy city before it had MRT stations and commercial buildings? Straddling the northeastern side of ...
 
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The fascinating history of how cars arrived in the Philippines.
An index of affluence for Filipino in the days of the American rule was the possession of an automobile. To this day, having a car—next to owning a house—continues to top the list of goals of every working Pinoy. The car industry ...
 
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Back when Manila was called “Paris of the East.”
Many Asian cities have been called “Paris of the East” but none more so than Manila. Also called the “Pearl of the Orient” because of the country’s collection of islands that resembled precious stones, Manila was the envy of neighboring Asian countries ...
 
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There's more to know about this homegrown heroine.
Superhero movies and comics have now become cool. The interest in the realm of superheroes and supervillains has grown, but sadly, our own local comic book heroes have been tragically overshadowed. So it’s high time we showed our Amazing Warrior Maiden, “Ang Kamangha-Manghang Dilag,” Darna, some ...
 
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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, ...