Saturday, November 27, 2010

Holidays are coming! (Classic 90s Coke ad)

Coke has become a staple in every noche buena and Christmas party! Let's see how this classic TV ad can bring back some childhood memories :p

Friday, January 11, 2008

Britney Spears: Hot before she went Nuts!

Back in the early 2Ks, this was Britney...

Fast forward to 2007:

The 20 Hottest Women of the 90s

Sheesh... They're all HOT like that!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Everybody Does the Macarena!

"Macarena" is a song by Los del Río about a woman of the same name, or any woman from the La Macarena neighbourhood of Seville. It was very successful between 1995 and 1997.

The song became the second longest running #1 and best selling debut single of all time in the US. It was ranked the "#1 Greatest
One-Hit Wonder of all Time" by VH1 in 2002. (Click here to read more.)

Now, let's dance the Macarena! Just play the music and follow the GIF below.

Memory Checklist # 2

10. In your early 90s vocabulary, surfing was a water sport that was popular in the States and that only a few Pinoys get into. Later in the 90s, surfing became synonymous to browsing. You surf when you browse Internet sites and TV channels.
11. Among your childhood crushes is Atom Araullo of 5 & Up.
12. You were a Batibot kid.
13. If you're a bit younger then, you're probably more of an ATBP. (Awit Titik Bilang At Iba Pa) kid.
14. Your expressions include "as if!", "duh!" and "whatever" said with your thumbs and index fingers forming a big W.
15. Robert Jaworski was both coaching and playing for Ginebra at PBA. He was actually the most senior guy in the court.
16. You were cool if you hang out at Megamall to ice skate.
17. You were among the kids who got excited over watching the Royal London Circus.
18. You've heard of local classroom wars between the Hiphops and the Metals.
19. Meanwhile, you knew how to classify conos and jologs.
20. AMA was the butt of all school jokes then. (I personally believe that AMA is a fairly impressive educational institution but sad to say, some people can be so discriminating.)

If you can relate to at least 5 of the items here, then you know that you are
a certified Not-So Recent Kid.

Craving for more? Abangan ang Memory Checklist # 3!

90s Greenbelt Snapshots and Some Ramblings

For those who regularly shop and dine from one hotspot to another in Metro Manila, it's easy to overlook the changes that take place in the areas. Twenty years ago, who would've thought that the mere talahiban in the intersection of QC, Pasig and Mandaluyong would actually become one of the business hubs in the country called the Ortigas Center?

Those in their mid-20s would have probably seen the transformation of Fort Bonifacio Global City, which is more commonly known to the younger generations as The Fort. Back in the early 2ks, there wasn't even Serendra or Bonifacio High Street. There wasn't even Market! Market! nor any of those high-rise offices and condominiums.

My boss told me that way back during the late 80s and early 90s, Makati Avenue was like the place-to-be. However, these days, most women I know cringe at the idea of walking in gimmick clothes along the area. Of course, everyone knows why. (But you might as well watch out for A. Venue. Makati Av might just be the A-venue for all 'em A-list parties and It people.)

It was Greenbelt which took the glory that was that of Makati Avenue. These days, in spite of the mushrooming of malls--upscale or not, in Metro Manila, Greenbelt remains to be the most modern and best landscaped mall complex. As Greenbelt 5 opened its doors to the public late last year, I cannot help but wonder how Greenbelt looked way back in 90s' sophistication.

So here. These are the pictures which I found over the internet.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Goodbye, Carlo!

Remember this commercial way back in '95? This featured Chantal Umali who later joined the second batch of TGIS in GMA. Young heartthrob Patrick Garcia was Carlo in this ad. (Though I don't see him in this version.) He joined ABS-CBN's Gimik, the rival teen show of TGIS.