Category Archives: Nostalgia

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.

13 Beloved Pinoy Products That Are No Longer Available

By | 11/04/2014

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Our past is a gallery of winners and losers. While some local brands such as Jollibee have withstood the test of time, there were plenty of other Filipino products that unfortunately received the proverbial axe. READ: 10 Interesting Facts You… Read More »

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 »

Then And Now: The Cast of “Batang X”

By | 11/04/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Batang X. For kids who grew up in the ’90s, that name conjures up images of 5 young superheroes with MARVEL-inspired abilities. Directed by Lore Reyes  and the legendary Peque Gallaga, Batang X is a 1995 film whose popularity spawned a comic book series… Read More »