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Ode to the 90's

I miss being a kid and all the craziness that came with it. I just realized it last night after spending the night bonding with my family. I actually feel quite sad for the kids of today. Well, the new generation is cool, no questions asked, with new found intelligence, technology advancement and all, but I am thankful and glad I was able to experience the "simple" life as the 80-90s kids know it. Do you agree that life was more fun back then? This post is an ode to the life I miss starting with some outfit shots...


Thrifted sweater, Jhajing pink blazer & ring, Bench jeans, H&M flats, Built to Wear lego necklace

COLORBLOCKING. I'm not sure of it's origin but I'm sure it was big in the 80s-90s. Thank you design & fashion gods for reviving it. So onto my outfit! Wore my newly thrifted yellow sweater and paired it with my new hot pink blazer from Jhajing. I love that it's lightweight and long. Thanks Jaja for this! 


Decided to wear flats (errand day) so I wore my colored H&M flats then topped it off with this cute lego necklace given by Kat Austria (thanks love). Lakas maka statement ng colorblocking noh?

I'll continue this post with things I mostly miss from my childhood. Mich and I got lost in nostalgia and ended up reminiscing and exchanging stories for 2 hours! I know most of you would be able to relate (haha aminin!) so come with me down memory lane. Game!

Before text messaging was paging! The only way to reach your crush dati! Mega dictate ka pa sa operator ng message kahit natutunaw na sa kahihiyan. Sometimes song lyrics pa haha.

Maggi noodles with free Disney--mostly Lion King--stickers! Andami ko nito! hahaha
Luminous stars! Buhay pa sila sa room ko in Marikina! 13 years and counting..Shinape ko pa ng constellation! And nakaspell ang name ng ex-crush. Asa ceilng pa til now. Lols!

before Wikipedia was Encarta! major upgrade sa encyclopedia. Mas madali na ang research!
But before Encarta were Encyclopedias! Best friend ko ang World Book dati! Pahirapan ang research!
NBA cards anyone? Mahal na to dati! How much are these now? Andami naming ganito!
Nido story mini mini books. madami ako neto! haha
Coke yoyos. ang wala nito hindi cool!
Before Starbucks tumblers were Coleman jugs! Mas cool if may ice yung tubig mo. Haha.
Yakee super sour bubblegum. Fave ko yung red! Hate ko the green  one kc sha yung pinakamaasim!
Everyone has to wear and own a Swatch watch!
lalo na the Pop Swatch! na pwede pa idikit sa damit. hehe.
The only time na masaya uminom ng vitamins! gawin daw bang candy! Fave ko yung red!
Sikat ka if yung pencil case mo madaming compartments and buttons! Minsan may laruan pa sa cover.
amazed na tau sa graphics ng Game & Watch noon!
at shempre ang walang kamatayang family computer. Eject! Eject! Hinihipan pa yung bala pag naghahang! Our favorite game was Contra!
View Master! My favorite toy! before there were 3D films ito muna! Kakamiss.
i even collected trolls!!!
trolls on pencils! haha
laging regalo sakin pag Christmas are Polly Pockets! But I wasn't able to keep them. Sad. :(
before Starbucks planners or laptops--SHARP or CASIO electronic organizer muna! Feeling techie na to nun!
Roller blades complete with elbow and knee pads. Haha


Before itunes or cds--60,90,120 minutes blank cassette tapes ang pang record ng favorite songs! I often record my fave songs from 97.1 LSFM's top 20 countdown with Triggerman! Haha!
of course, alam nio na lahat the story ng nanganganak na kisses if nilagay nio sa cotton. Lols.
i buy a gazillion bazooka bubble gum...
para lang sa free comics inside! lavet!
Before Technomarine was Baby-G. Sikat ang meron nito just like pag meron kang Swatch. Haha
and before the SIMS or pet society nauna na ang TAMAGOCHI! I remember P500+ isa nun dati. Haha
Before mechanical pencil was this. Meron pang iba ibang color!
before Iphone, ito na nauna! Analog phone! haha
and this is how our lunch boxes looked like before. Tama?
only the rich kids in school wears this! kaya nakikipag swap nalang me sa rich kids kong friends. Hehe
uso din ang kickers! with the red & green magkabilaang signature tag
iniyakan ko din ng bongga ang pagcollect ng sustagen lids (dahil mejo kamahalan) in exchange for Susie & Geno merchandise! haha

and kilig na kilg tau kase laging naglalandian si susie & geno. haha. *photo from http://shierylssi.bravejournal.com
before stylish bangles and cuffs, slap bracelets muna!
and stick on earrings. haha
we also begged for a trapper keeper...
and Lisa Frank binders and everything!
hindi sha cute but we just had to ask for an ALF stuff toy!
before Gossip girl or Mean girls there was Cher and her bffs of the movie CLUELESS! And sino hindi napa wOW sa revolving and digitized closet niya!

and aminin ginusto nio din magaudition or maging part ng Ang Tv! Haha!

Aside from Ang TV, we also camped out infront of our TV sets to watch Cedi, Dog of Flounders, Remi, Julio at Julia, Mathinik, Hiraya Manawari, Bananas in Pajamas, Princess Sarah, Tabing Ilog, Shaider, Ultraman, Power Rangers, Ewoks, etc! Aminin mas masaya the teen & children shows and telenovelas before noh? And di lang si Hello Kitty and bida sa Sanrio noon.. We also got obsessed with...

Kerokerokeroppi! We even had a huge pillow (that my sister and I share) before!
Pochacco for dog lovers.
Ahiru No Pekkle
Zashikibuta!
The Runabouts --andami kong panyong ganito dati!
my favortie til now--My Little Twin Star
uso these wallets before! Andami ko din nito!

I will never forget that my favorite segment in Batibot was "Pa-pa-pa-pa-Palaisipan!". I even have my "Palaisipan" box (containing paper, pencil, crayons, scissors, ballpen, ruler) before that I excitedly take out when I hear the segment's opening song. Haha! Kaloka. That's it for now. Now excuse me as I go watch the cuteness that is Ang TV and Bananas in Pajamas on Youtube. Baboosh! :)



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85 comments :

  1. Hi Ms. Aisa! Haven't commented in awhile but this was just too awesome a post to not say anything. My goodness, spot on for everything!! I used to have/collect/watched most of the items here and seriously now you got me missing the 90s so bad. Yeah, the times were so much better back then. hehe. xx

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    1. Hi Val! Thanks for the comment! Super nagenjoy ako sa pagresearch for this post. kakamiss:)

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  2. Hahaha I love this post! Can relate ako sa lahat! Except the Swatch watch, di ako nagkaroon nun hahaha best post ever! :)

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    1. Haha thanks sis! pati ako natuwa sa post ko eh. hahaha!

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  3. Hello Aisa! Sooobrang natuwa ako sa post na 'to! I've always declared that I'm a 90s kid because I am, haha! Di ko rin makalimutan yung commercial jingle na, "Sweet, sour and salty.. nano nano nanooo!" during breaks ng Julio't Julia: Kambal ng Tadhana. I agree with Valerie that times were better back then.. si Britney sober pa! :)) Thanks for posting this, very nostalgic!

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    1. ay tama si britney spears! uso din boyzone, backstreet, spice girls at hansons! ehehehe

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  4. Seeing this made me reminisce my childhood days. It's good to see all these. Kids these days are hook to technology, now we have PS3, PSP, Ipad and all, compared before even a video master could already make us happy. =) I love this post Pax! =) I love your colorblocking outfit!

    Krystal
    http://krystalpearl.blogspot.com

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    1. korek! kahit 2 years old marunong na mag cellphone or computer!:( dati kanya kanya taung pagaaliw sa sarili--piko, pepsi s7-up, langit lupa, books, etc. we're lucky!:)

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  5. Gaaaah! Seeing those things from the past made me miss my childhod!

    BTW, love your outfit's colors!

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  6. Oh wow fave post! Brought me back to memory lane. Made me lol - kisses na nanganganak pag nilagay sa cotton! I used to do it too and I'd watch it for hours to see if it's true! :)

    Thanks for this!


    Tanya
    http://tardydresser.tumblr.com

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    1. hahahaha ako naman i check agad paguwi from school! hehe!:) bat wala ng kisses ngaun noh?

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  7. Ouch sa gustong magaudition sa Ang TV! Haha… The best in effort post!!! I like!

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    1. ay nasaktan ka? hehehe! sayang bagay ka naman dun ah!:)

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  8. Grabe! Ang sarap lang mag reminisce! :) "Mas cool if may ice yung tubig mo. Haha." Correction lang ng konti :p Mas cool kung ice talaga ung tubig mo and nakabalot sa towel para hndi matunaw kagad! :D Haha

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  9. LOVE THIS POST!! Hahaha 18 pa lang ako pero man so much memories!

    I miss eating Maggi noodles, sticking luminous stars, reading nido mini mini books(marami kami nito!), bringing coleman jugs (marami rin haha), eating yakee (gusto ko green! :P), using view master (may lion king pa nga kami eh haha), touching kisses (dati I would eat these haha!), buying bazooka, having refillable pencils (meron pa rin naman ah!), wearing slap bracelets (fun fun!), and finally, eating out of my kerokeroppi plate :)) Super enjoy ang post! ^^


    Almira :)
    numbertwohere

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    1. ay baby ka pa! i feel so old tuloy. haha!:) thanks for reading dear!:)

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  10. aay! gusto ko to! can relate! except for the polly pocket! (mahal na cya for us) so makiki laro nalang.. and SKETCHERS ang mas kilala sa province way back...

    *wala bang chines garter?
    * tas yung literal na paper dolls.. hehehe ★‿★

    ℒ ♥ѵℯ ★‿★
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    1. ay korek skechers!!! d ko na nasama lahat mashadong madami! pero yes to chinese garter, tex, jackstone and paper dolls! ehehhe

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  11. oh my god... brings back so many memories!!! i think i had majority of the above!! hehe :) great photos!

    Di from www.allloveus.com

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  12. Pax!!! :) Napa-reminisce ako sa childhood days! Mas bet ko how simple our lives were before, kesa ngayon na gadgets na ang kaharap ng kids. Namiss ko yung Yakee sour bubblegum!! Pati yung masarap na Flintstones vitamins! HAHAHA! Lahat ng photos dito naka-relate ako! Hahaha love this, Pax!

    Xoxo,
    Arnie
    http://arnievillanueva.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks girl! hehe glad you enjoyed this post!:)

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  13. OM! Flashback galore ito my dear! I can't help but to comment as well. Super enjoyed reading it to bits, lol!!! So nostalgic. And yup, agree with your thoughts, childhood days are more fun when things were so simple. Love your blog Aisa.:)

    Yel
    http://fewplacesbigmemories.blogspot.com/

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  14. AWWW MEMORIES :') Nakakanostalgic yung post na to!

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  15. aawwwwww I LOVE YOUR POST! AT SOBRANG NAKARELATE ANG LOLA MO!! hahaha

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    1. hahaha sabi sau eeeh! glad you enjoyed reading!:)

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  16. Love this post! I'm a late 90's child and I still remember half of these.

    http://bucketofcoffee.blogspot.com/

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  17. Wow, I just walked down memory lane. Thank you.

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  18. HAHAHAHAHA! Amazing post Aisa! The best part is ung hinihipan pa ung bala pag naghahang! I remember those days!!!!!! HAHAHAHA

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  19. I love this blog post! Had them all! Esp the Polly Pockets & the roller blades! Haha. Yung Sustagen naalala ko laging pumupunta sa school! Hahaha

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  20. OMG! Hahaha! Nakarelate ako...

    Fondest memory ko yung Ghost Fighter. Nagcocollect ako ng cards nila.

    And I had Spice Girls' posters all over my bedroom. Hahaha!

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  21. nakakaloka ang trip down memory lane mo! napa-emote din tuloy ako! :)

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  22. Love your colorful outfit Pax! and wohoo 90's is the best era! :D


    Kaye
    http://thestyleflux.blogspot.com

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  23. Galing! Made me remember the things we had as kids... the good old days...! ^__^

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  24. HAHAHAHAH!! HOW I MISS CHILDHOOD :/

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  25. Grabeeeee. Everything about childhood is here! True, ang sarap ng 80s to 90s generation! Simpleng bagay na masaya na pero ngayon mahirap i-achieve ang gantong klaseng contentment! Dati, iipunin pa namin foils and scoops ng sustagen magka susy and geno products lang! Haha! Love it! :)

    vinayabut.blogspot.com

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  26. wow great post msii Aisa! i remember myself wanting to have those polly pocket na toys, pati yung baby G na watch haha

    http://smallfrequentdressing.blogspot.com/

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  27. nice post. lahat nag flash back... na shock ako dun sa paging. poor me never ako nka touch and hindi ko alam gamitin yan. haha

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  28. I superrr love this post. I wasn't able to keep my polly pockets and my baby g too. :( Anyway yes I miss my childhood days too because of this. Those were the days where life was still simple yet super fun! ♥

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  29. I miss my childhood! :( Fun fun post! I can soo relate! hahah

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  30. I love this! Hahaha! My childhood in one post!

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  31. aiz! parang naperfect ko yata lahat ng checklist mo dito!! alalang-alala ko sila lahat! haha

    http://dredreveries.blogspot.com

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  32. SOOO TRUE! i miss my childhood., i can relate.hehe

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  33. Very nostalgic! Very fun post indeed! I'll forever love the 90's <3

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  34. Nido chapbooks! Oh how I miss them! :) 90's kid here <3

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  35. i remember some of these!! though, i'm younger i did enjoy reading post!! both informative and fun!! great outfit and post Ms. Aisa!!

    czarina :)
    blogspot blog
    tumblr blog

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  36. This post was AMAZING!!! Oh how I miss my childhood years! The pencil with the replacing heads made me smile!!

    esotericelle.blogspot.com

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  37. Aaah <3 a blast from the past!!! I love the 90's!!! :) I guess you forgot to put stationaries and sticker books (tama ba?)! not sure if it was part of your childhood. I used to have tons of stationaries and exchange it with my friends! Hindi ko alam kung anong nakukuha namin dun! Hahahaha

    ps shared this post to all my fb friends! and everyone went wild! love this post so much! thanks for posting!!! ahhh <3

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  38. Aww. Nakakaiyak naman yung post na to. I can't believe I have my own kid now and my Polly Pockets are still around for her to play with when she's of the right age. Haha. Btw, Tamagotchis are still 500+ now!!! :s I wanted to buy one for old time's sake, but NEVER MIND. Haha.

    http://wonderwomanrises.blogspot.com

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  39. hahaha..nkkatuwa nman toh..srap 2loy mg reminisce...hayyyy..Srap mgng bata..:-) I like this post..

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  40. wow! sobrang reminiscing the past ito ah. naka relate ako nang sobra!

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  41. So nostalgic! Hindi nga lang ako cool wala akong yoyo! :)) I colected the coke pogs though! :)) great post :)

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  42. enjoyed reading your post! nakaka-relate ako! hihihi :)

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  43. the pop of colors are just to die for
    I love how colorful your outfit is!

    and View Master, poly pockets, tamagochi... my entire childhood are built by them! haha

    <3
    The Sweetest Escape 

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  44. Wow I love this post :) nakaka relate ako. I remember din sa 90's ng sumikat ang Universal motion Dancer and Street Boys. I watched "Ang T.V." din before kasi may classmate ako na taga "Ang T.V. pero di na sikat ngayon. Minsan masarap talagang mag-reminisce mapapa-smile ka talaga (especially about your childhood).

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  45. Ohh.. i miss the 90s! Especially the music! Bring back a lot of fun memories! =))

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  46. Aww.. this bring back a lot of fun memories! =) I miss the 90s, especially the music! Awesome post! :D

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  47. natuwa ako at natawa.. as in! reminds me so much of my childhood days.. :))

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  48. Wow, now ko lang narealize, 90s kid talaga ako LOL. I can relate to everything!

    Let's not forget the dubbed cartoons being shown on ABS-CBN dati. Pabilisan umuwi para maabutan si Princess Sarah :))

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  49. Haha! Love this! Sobrang nostalgia <3

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  50. thanks for the throwback!

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  51. I super like your post!! grabe bigla din tuloy ako nag reminisce ng childhood days ko ;) ang saya saya pala ng 90's kids dati ;) naalala ko din dati naglalako pa kami ng "pogs" at "chinese garter", paramirahan ng goma(rubber bond) at pag marami na ititirintas hanggang sa humaba..

    thanks sa post mo ;) kip on posting ;) GODbless..

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  52. Ahhhh the good old days!!! Nakaka lookback nga! :) May swatch na pwede ilagay sa damit din ako! :) i love this!

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  53. I knew I said that my favorite post was the one about the wax museum but that was before you posted THIS. OMG!!!! Are we the same age? es, I think we are or I think I'm a little older than you lang...I missed all these things!!! Thanks for posting this, some of the stuff here, I've already forgotten about buti na lang you posted this...this post definitely triggered so many pleasant and fun memories =)

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  54. after reading your post, i suddenly miss me 15 years ago :) #90's

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  55. I love this post Aisa! Good compilation!

    So can relate sa lahat! Haha

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  56. I so love this post Aisa! Nice compilation!

    I sooo can relate!

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  57. im a certified 90s baby! i can relate to everything. its so funny and so heartwarming to reminisce all that :)

    kat

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  58. i love this post. mabuhay ang mga batang 90s! :D

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  59. Really cute compilation, damang dama ko bilang nakakarelate ako.=)

    Lala

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  60. Relate na relate talaga ako! Especially sa View Master, kisses, Polly Pocket, Nido storybooks, Maggi Lion King stickers, glow-in-the-dark stars, atbp!!! :)

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  61. I came across your blog and read this page. i looked at the pictures and read some of what you've written. maraming salamt, they brought back some awesome memories!

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  62. man! this was awesome. i typed "susy and geno" on the google search and came across your page. I saw the images that you put on for what we had growing up in the 80s and early 90s. salamat! it brought back some awesome memories!

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  63. Great post, brought back a lot of sweet little faded memories. Reignited as if it was just yesterday. :)

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  64. I had those carebears and little pony lunchboxes.haha.i forgot to comment about sa skechers dun sa 2nd post mo.haha naloka ako.naisip ko ambaduy ko dati.LOL.meron isang style ng skechers sa skul na lahat ng babae samin yun ang binibili.

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  65. Cedric James Takaishi10/14/2012 6:11 PM

    hey, you still have those Nido mini-books? Can you post more pictures of it? and can you post the back cover? I have to search for it over the internet.. I have lots of them when I was young but I lost all of them. I wanna buy some of it again. It brings back lots of my childhood memories.

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  66. Thank you very much for this post, namiss ko childhood days ko :* by the way I used some of your pics para icomment sa isang page, I hope you don't mind.

    here's the link:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151593806256342&set=a.10151445808441342.1073741830.149721676341&type=1&comment_id=10080379&offset=0&total_comments=15&ref=notif&notif_t=photo_reply

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  67. nido mini books :3

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