I am proud to be born in the 80s! After all, we are the millenials. Yep, you can google that some say the millennial group are those who were born starting in the 80s. So in Tagalog, “uy, pasok pa ko dun! ” (Im still included) haha!
After all, they say it is the most importat phase in Developmental Psychology. So, it will be one of my great blessings I can say. My mom was a bit overprotective but my dad was the one who let us experience things, so we have to learn first hand.
I am grateful to have cool cousins and friendly neighbors of my age that after school I have this playing hour (or hours) to enjoy Patintero, Taguan (Hide and Seek), and other games we used to play in the streets. I am not the sporty type but I love to play Touching ball or otherwise known as Dodge ball. Who can forget the other Filipino games like Tumbang Preso and Luksong Baka?! Hahaha!
My brother, who is four years younger than me, was the adventurous one. He would tag me along we can stay longer outside the house to play.
To the kids of the 90s, do you still remember the fruit called Aratilis? The one we used to get at our neighbors’ who have the tree. We did not even think if the fruit is poisonous or what. Haha, but it tastes good!
“We do not have Facebook back then, what we have was a Slambook” one of closest friends said. And I was like “yes!”. The book where you say that “Love is blind” or your favorite food was “too many to mention”. Right??!?!
And TV Shows! Who can forget about Shaider (and Annie with the mini skirt haha!), Masked Rider Black, and Bioman? My husband was telling me that he watchedall these haha. Well, my my brother Sed did too. How about Macgyver?! The most resourceful and macho guy on tv then,lol.
As a kid, I also loved Francine Pascal’s Sweet Valley books. Long before Twilight, Harry Potter etc, I go to bookstores for Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield haha. Anyone who can relate?!
Another friend of mine reminded me that cassette tapes was our Spotify back then! Who would not agree? I remember getting my first cassette purchases which were “Circus” of Eraserheads and “Spice” of the Spicegirls. Bwahaha! I do not have a cassette tape of the Backstreet Boys though. BUT, there was a time that our school bus driver plays them almost every single day and we find it cool haha.Boy, did you realize that was two decades ago!
These are only some fond memories of my first decade in life. I forever bring these for reminiscing and conversations in the office, during meet ups and even casual exchange of stories at get togethers hehe. It’s good to’flashback’ right? Ooh nostalgia! There is more to that “Wayback Wednesday” or “Flashback Friday” or “Throwback Thursday” when I remember these years.
Are you also the so called “Batang 90s” in Filipino? Born in the 80s and Raised in the 90s? Let me know your fondest memories by commenting below or by sharing your response via the social media contest! I am sure you’ve got tons of it!
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