Although he is best known for his stirring photos of the Vietnam War and Cultural Revolution in China, Marc Riboud also visited the Philippines in 1958 and used his talent to preserve a lot of memories. Some of these candid shots featured people from all walks of life and classes–from the late President Carlos P. Garcia to ordinary folks doing ordinary things.
Although we now live in a high-tech world, it makes sense to find a perfect balance between allowing our kids to play with their gadgets and introducing them to the toys that have made Filipinos who they are. Here are a few unforgettable toys and games that will make every true Pinoy extremely nostalgic.
Photography has provided us with a virtual gallery of Filipinos–prominent or forgotten–whose beauty remains captivating despite the many generations that came and went. These faces reflect our history–the struggles we went through and how colonization left a mark on the way we dress, look, and perceive ourselves.
For every well-loved product that has withstood the test of time, there was a one-hit wonder that disappeared as soon as we hit puberty. They may have flopped due to factors we couldn’t care less, but these products forever became part of our childhood and something we’ll look back over and over again.
Kodak. Frigidaire. Thermos. These are but a few brand names which, through years of familiarity, have been absorbed into our language and used freely every day. Here are a few fascinating origin stories of popular Philippine brand names, and the interesting behind-the-factory accounts of how they came to be.
For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Change is the only constant thing in the world, that we know. But sometimes, there were changes we wish never occurred at all. Take Manila for example. We all know that it was overflowing with grandeur and sophistication–at least… Read More »
For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” We can never turn back time but if it’s any consolation to us, there are vintage photos of Manila that we can still look at to relive the city’s glorious past. Most “then and now” photos, unfortunately, show how… Read More »
For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Long before iPad, Xbox, and PSP bombarded us with visually stunning games, we were just simple kids playing simple toys. Back then, a group of children could easily find ways to kill time by using sheer creativity, strength and… Read More »