Category Archives: Nostalgia

The Way We Were: Rare Color Photos of the Philippines in the 1950s

By | 11/17/2017

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.

20 Classic Filipino Toys That Will Make You Super Nostalgic

By | 12/16/2016

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.

6 Things We No Longer See On Philippine Airplanes

By | 12/02/2016

Time was such a thief; some of the things that once put Philippines and its airlines on the map are now but a distant memory. Join me as we relive the glory days of Philippine commercial airlines, their airplanes, and the memorable in-flight features that no longer exist.

10 Amazing Things We No Longer See In Pasig River

By | 03/18/2016

Pristine, majestic, and breathtaking. These are the adjectives used to describe Pasig River. But that was before people started dumping their wastes into the river. Today, the water is so dirty that one bucket from it would have been enough to wipe out the dinosaurs.

Fantastic 116-Year-Old Color Pictures of the Philippines

By | 01/18/2016

You probably have seen some of these photos already, but not with vibrant colors. And that makes this photo collection special: the natural colors make the pictures more real, bringing us back to the year 1899 when Philippine-American War was in its earliest stages.

14 Nostalgic Pinoy Foods From Your Childhood That Are Extinct Now

By | 11/13/2015

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.

13 Amazing True Stories Behind Classic Filipino Brand Names

By | 09/30/2015

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.

22 Things We No Longer See in Manila

By | 07/14/2014

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 »

11 Awesome Then & Now Photos of Metro Manila

By | 03/30/2014

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 »

7 Traditional Filipino Games You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

By | 03/24/2014

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 »