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  1. For a light moment....


    From Kitty Go's blog >>> http://chichitsthefan.blogspot.com/

    (NOT) THE COLOR PURPLE November 2, 2008


    Before we discuss my encounters with poverty and the turd world (since I am about to spend this weekend in Delhi), let us discuss the wines of Burgundy or Bourgogne to the cheese-eating surrender monkeys.

    I am doing this is because I don't want to hear "What do you learn from Kitty's blog?"



    So today I am giving you the the Hollywood one-page story summary or the cheat sheet for the internet generation on Burgundy. And for the fashionistas, out there, no, this is NOT one of the brownish-red shades in a Pantone guide.

    On the day the Asian markets dropped by 13%, I went to a wine tasting involving 13 wines from Burgundy. God knows all the bankers in town needed a strong drink and a lesson on expensive wine since soon they will not even be able to afford Ribena.


    The tables were filled with so many glasses I thought I was assigned to wash them. This would have given Ina Raymundo a heart attack---- she of the ideal date being at a restaurant na 'basta huwag sa maraming kubyertos.'

    HOKAY--so here is the summary you would submit to Brad Grey at Paramount if you want him to green light your film: (I HOPE you's knows dat Burgundies comes in whites and reds)


    Burgundy is a region with the following 'hoods: Chablis, Cote de Nuits, Cote de Beaunem Cote Chalonnaise, Maconnais and Beaujolais. Chablis, Maconnais and Beaujolais are the most popular with Beaujolais having the reputation of cheapness.

    It is cheap because it is Burgundy merely 'by location' which is like buying property with a "Beverly Hills Post Office' address or saying you live in Makati when it is really JP Rizal or saying you live on the Peak when you really live inside one of the WW2 bunkers together with illegal Chinese immigrants.


    There are over 10,000 wine producers who grow and blend grapes and bottle wines out of chardonnay and pinot noir.

    There are three classifications of vineyards: Grand Cru with 32 names which make up 1% of production (this is why you have to take out a mortgage to have a sip); Premiere Cru with 476 names making up 10-11% (buy this if you want to impress but not be cheap) and Village which accounts for 90% (Girls, you know your date is saving money if he orders this).


    Knowing your wines to impress your friends and the chicks:

    1) 2006 is a good year for whites. Puligny-Montrachet and Pouilly-Fuisse (being villages or'corners' if you had to 'splain this to Marlo and Omar) are popular with Americans but the Chassagne-Montrachet is great value and less popular with the peeps. The Uniqlo of the white wine world, if you will.

    Of course you can always order a Chablis which goes with most Asian foods. (But personally, I think whiskey is better)

    2) A moderately priced 'village' red would be 2002 Gevrey-Chambertin, Champerrier, 1er Domaine Tortochot, Cote de Nuits (more on DOMAINES later) would be 'manly' enough to impress a bird especially when you say that 2002 was one of the top 3 vintages in the last 15 years so you ain't so cheap and ignorant after all.

    3) If you want to prove your manliness in choice and wallet at Morton's Steakhouse, order 2002 Vosne-Romanee, 1er Cru, Beaux Monts, Dme Bertagna, Cote de Beaune. At over 100 USD, the bird should at least give you head.

    Another choice would be the 2002 Nuits St. Georges, les Cailles, 1er Cru, Patrice Rion, Cote de Nuits which would easily set you back over 150 USD but think of it as the reliable, wear with anything Maximillian fur that is elegant but not quite Fendi or Revillon.


    A word about Domaines. Like Isaac couture and Isaac for Target, vineyards also do hi-low wine.

    In other words, it ain't the same without a domaine. Well, sort of.

    And that's it, in a grape seed, kids.

    But I have a better plan for the guys. Instead of trying to learn all this, take a new date to a wine tasting. That way, you can a) impress her with your sophisticated idea of a date and B) take advantage of her later when she's drunk.




    Don't shoot the messenger..for your comments, if any visit her blog :-)

  2. ... from an EMAIL...





    You know you grew up in the 80's if:


    1. You used to buy cassette singles… and still have some stashed somewhere…


    2. You can sing the rap to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and can do the Carlton


    3. You hold a special place in your heart for "Back to the Future."


    4. You know where to go if you "wanna go where everybody knows your name."


    5. You've heard of Garbage Pail Kids.


    6. You know that "WOAH" comes from Joey on Blossom


    7. Two words: Hammer Pants


    8. You watched "Fraggle Rock"


    9. You had plastic streamers on your handle bars... and spokey-dokies or playing cards on your spokes for that incredible sound effect


    10. You watched "Duck Tales" (Woo ooh!)


    11. It was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.


    12. You (your sister, cousins) wore a ponytail on the side of your head.


    13. You saw the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the big screen..and still know the turtles names.


    14. You know all the words to "ice ice baby".


    15. Poltergeist freaked you out.


    16. You ever had a Swatch Watch.


    17. L.A. Gear....need I say more?


    18. You Believed that "By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power!"


    19. You know the profound meaning of "WAX ON, WAX OFF"


    20. You wanted to be a Goonie. ("Goonies never say die.")


    21. You ever wore fluorescent clothing. (some of us...head-to-toe)


    22. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off and his cheeks shifted.


    23. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.


    24. Your first Walkman weighed about as much as a brick.


    25. You still get the urge to say "NOT" after every sentence.


    26. You remember Hypercolor t-shirts.


    27. You knew "The Artist", when he was humbly called "Prince".


    28. You thought She-ra (Princess of Power!) and He-Man should hook up. (Many 80's kids have informed me that this would be incest so scrap that)!


    29. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets.


    30. After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying "I know you are, but what am I?"


    31. You were a Cub Scout, brownie or girl guide but now you have no idea what all the badges you got were for.


    32. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates.


    33. If you ever said "I pity the fool".


    34. You have ever played with a Skip-It or Elastix


    35. You had or attended a birthday party at McDonalds.


    36. You've gone through this nodding your head in agreement.


    37. You remember when cellular phones weighed 15 lbs. and had to be carried over your shoulder.


    38. You wore like, EIGHT pairs of socks over tights with high top Reeboks.


    39. You wore socks scrunched down


    40. You remember boom boxes and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were all that.


    41. You remember watching both Gremlins movies.


    42. You know what it meant to say "Care Bear Stare!!"


    43. You remember watching Rainbow Bright and & My Little Pony Tales


    44. You had to come in the house when the street lights came on.


    45. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac.


    46. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool...and don't even flinch when people refer to them as "NKOTB"


    47. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By The Bell," The ORIGINAL class.


    48. You know all the words to Bon Jovi - "SHOT THROUGH THE HEART AND YOUR TO BLAME.. YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME"


    49. You just sang those words to yourself.


    50. You have a tendency to turn the collar up on your Polo shirts.


    51. Your first computer was a Commodore 64 or an Atari 800.


    52. You know what movie the phrase, "Number 5 is alive!" is from.


    53. You played with Lego’s when they were just blocks of various sizes, not any of the special little parts.


    54. You took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school.


    55. You remember that "Up above the streets and houses,

    Rainbow climbing high. Everyone can see it smiling over the sky. Paint the whole world with a rainbow"


    56. You played and or collected "Pogs"


    57. You used to (and probably still do)

    say "What you talkin' 'bout Willis?"


    58. You played British Bulldog or Man hunt


    59."You went to a chinese restaurant to buy a loaf of bread, bread, bread. They wrapped it up in a five pound note and this is what they said, said, said.....


    60. You sang " One, two, Freddy's coming for you. / Three, four, better lock your door. / Five, six, grab your crucifix. / Seven, eight, gonna stay up late. / Nine, ten, never sleep again."

  3. Anyone remember the jazz fusion band Seawind? They were formed in 1979 and check out the photos! The other photo was taken in 2005


    The lead vocalist in SEAWIND is Filipina-American PAULINE WILSON. Seawind's better-known songs were "Still in Love" and "Follow your Road".


    They had a concert in 1980 81 (?) at PICC and then again more recently at the Araneta Coliseum.

  4. What i am pointing out here is that ... for most Filipinos, its not a GOOD impression most want BUT an impression that they are RICH / AFFLUENT. Isnt it enough that the impression we make is that we are a DECENT person/s. Doesnt that count for something??? ..kelangan ba talaga na RICH ..feeling..looking like one para lang maging acceptable...this isnt meant to start a discourse on how one spends money..or how one shows that he has made it..

  5. This weekend, i got a comment from my sister who lives in NY that got me stumped... Sabi niya...bakit daw mga Pinoy has this NEED to establish in ANY social interaction that they are RICH..


    Your thoughts please..



    For SOME Filipinos, it NOT good enough to show that they are DECENT.. they need to show na AFFLUENT sila - whether real or imagined...my observation - bragging rights dinadaan sa anong latest acquisition nila, kung ano ang branded na mga gamit sila, ano at saan sila kumain, sino kasama nila....okay lang yon, actually, kung within CONTEXT but for the just so...just cause..maisingit lang mentions para lang magmukhang nakakahigit sila, yun ang PANIS :thumbsdownsmiley:


    I agree with Masi..there is a psycho-socio-cultural explanation to this quirk. :thumbsupsmiley:

  6. Makikigulo lang po ang isang hamak na 80s kid na pinanganak nung 70s. ^_^




    I love the movie and the soundtrack!

    I won't mind giving you CD copies of the soundtrack if you want.




    Can I invite myself if I'll bring a working turntable? Hehehe.... :lol:


    I had so much fun reading augustmoon's and storm's posts. I was about to enter grade school when the 70s gave way to the 80s but I grew up spending weekends at Good Earth Emporium (loved their chicken liver spaghetti - and that's one of the reasons why I love chicken liver up until now), watching movies at Escolta, buying shoes at ShoeMart Carriedo and clothes at Arcega's. I remember throwing tantrums at Alemars when my mom refused to buy me those one peso Nancy Drew books.


    I remember celebrations at Max's Scout Tuazon and we used to eat a lot at the Kentucky Fried Chicken at Bonanza (we lived near that place during that time). They used to serve their food in steel oval plates and my baby brother would cry every time he'd hear those clinking and screeching knife sounds. And yes, I grew up on Klim, Chocolait, Daisy milk in tetra paks, Serg's chocolates and my favorite, Horlicks (bakit wala na dito pero meron sa Singapore?).


    I'm still a sucker for those 70s songs with beautiful lyrics and melodies. ^_^


    Hi Mwah.. I remember GE's chicken liver spaghetti ! - but not as fondly as you do ..:-(. I do remember the T-Bone steak with loads of gravy in a hotplate of Bonanza ..i still have a burn scar in my left hand to remind me of it.


    Have fun re-living the 70's in this thread. Its as good as it gets.

  7. O..Eto pa...







    I thought Jay's ex-girlfriend was really out of our lives. But heaven

    only goes that I was wrong. Kakakasal pa lang namin nun when Jay

    received a uninamous text. "Meet me at the clinic."


    I had a stinking feeling in my butt. I told him not to go. It might in danger him. Pero sabi niya, ok lang daw because life is what we make. Tumahimik lang ako.


    Sabi niya, "Penny for you talks." But I didn't know what to say.

    Beggars can't be losers. Isa pa, worried talaga ako na baka yung girl

    yun. Jay said, "Can't got your tongue?" I tried to smile at him. Kahit di ako nagsalita, actions speak louder than works, di ba?


    Be that as is may, umalis pa rin siya. I was out of the loophole.

    After a few hours, I called him on his cellphone. But my calls fell on

    Jeff's ears. Lalo akong nag-worry kasi I didn't even know Jeff. Sabi

    na nga ba di na dapat umalis si Jay. That's what I'm talking about it.


    So I tried calling some friends who will help me find Jay. What are

    friends are for di ba? But I just faced a blank mall. I had to do this

    alone. Nag-taxi na lang ako. Pero ang mahal na pala ng plug down rate.


    When I got to the clinic, the security was really buffed up. Di

    basta-basta makakapasok. So I said, "I beg your cordon. I'm patient. It's my favorite virtue nga e."


    Nagduda yata yung isang guard. Hinawakan ako sa arm. The nerd! I shouted, "Don't touch me not!" Buti na lang the other guards were nice and said, "Come on, let's join us."


    When I went inside, parang I've been there, done there. Nung walang nakatingin, nag-explore ako. Nakarating ako sa top floor and I had a bird's IQ of the clinic. I could not explain it but I was drawn to a room on the floor. Siguro Divine Intermission na yun.


    Parang may narinig akong umuungol. I was thorn. Di ko alam kung aalis ba ako o papasukin ko. It made me stick in the stomach to think that Jay and his ex-girlfriend were there. I tried to tell myself to slower my expectations. But to tell with it! I had to strike while the iron is not. I had to hear the truth from the corpse's mouth.


    I barraged in. O my gas! Si Jay, naka-strap sa operating table, parang genie pig sa isang nakakatakot na experiment. He was on the cutting edge. He was bleeding. At ang doctor na nagpapahirap sa kanya, ang ex-girlfriend niya at ang bago nitong boyfriend, ang nurse na si Walter. Doon ko napatunayang blood is thicker than Walter.


    Guess watch? Di ko alam kung paano ko nagawa pero I was able to search and rescue Jay. Siguro adrenaline brush na yun.


    Now, he's recovering. Nag-sorry siya na hindi siya nakinig sa akin. I

    know it's a better pill to swallow your fried so it's forgive and

    forget me not. All swell that end swell. I know we should kiss and put on makeup.


    Ang ex-girlfriend naman niya at si Walter, nakakulong na. Detention is really better than cure. So the moral of the lesson is: if symptoms persist, insult your doctor.




  8. Share ko lang ito for laughs.. sakay ng mga 70-80's generation ito kasi we speak BETTER english DAW :-)... ??!!




    We've been friends since a long time ago. We come from the same alma mother. Actually, our paths crossed one time on another. But it's only now that I gave him a second look. I realize that beauty is in the eyes. The pulpbits of my heart went fast, really fast. Cute pala siya!


    And then, he came over with me. He said, "I hope you don't mine. Can I take your number?"



    Nag-worry ako. What if he doesn't give it back? He explained naman na it's so we could keep intact daw. Sabi ko, connect me if I'm wrong but are you asking me ouch? Nabigla siya. Sagot niya, "The!" Aba ! Parang siya pa ang galit! Persona ingrata!!! Ang kapal niya! I cried buckles of tears.


    Na-guilty yata siya. Sabi niya, “Isipin mo na lang na this is a blessing in the sky.”

    Irregardless daw of his feelings, we'll go ouch na rin. Now we're so in love! Mute and epidemic na ang past. Thanks God we swallowed our fried. Kasi, I'm 33 na and I'm running out the time.


    After 2 weeks, he plopped the question. "Will you married me?"




    I'm still in a state of shocked.

    Kasi mantakin mo naman, when its rain, it's really fours talaga! This is true good to be true. So siyempre, Isaid yes. Love is a many splendor, di ba?


    Pero nung inaayos ko na ang aming kasal, everything swell to pieces. Nag-di-dinner kami noon nang biglang sa harap ng aming table, may babaeng humirit ng, "Well, well, well. Look do we have here." What the fuss... The nerd ng babaeng yon! She said they were still too on.


    So I told her, "Whatever is that means, cut me some slacks, ‘no!"




    I didn't want this to get our hand kaya I had to sip it in the bud. She accused me of steeling her boyfriend. The nerd talaga! Ats if! I don't never want to portrait the role of the other woman. Gosh, tell her to the marines! I told her, "Please, you should to mine your own business!"


    Who would believed her anyway? Dahil it's not my problem anymore but her problem anymore. Hmphf.



    Tumigil na rin siya ng panggugulo. Everything is coming up daisies! I'm so happy. Even my boyfriend said liketwice. He's so supportive.


    Sabi niya, "Look at is this way. She's out of our lives."


    Kaya I advised you - take the risk! You can never can tell. Just burn the bridge when you get there. Life is shorts. If you make a mistake, well, just pray for the internal and external repose of your soul. I second emotion.



  9. Storm.......I happen to see you and your Dad sa TV kahapon - interview sa isang Morning Show.. I wasnt sure at first if it was you or your brother ..kasi your name was hardly mentioned by the host..but when i saw that you were wearing a LaCoste shirt, na confirm ko na ikaw nga iyon :-) Ano bang meron diyan s Malabon na meron kayong ganyang kagagaling na mga Artist ? Congrats.

  10. Got this from my distro list...altho medyo 60's - ito... applicable pa rin..




    This will expose your true age......


    -- Shared by William M. Esposo

    Panciteria Moderna was the place to go for pancit miki and miki bihon already wrapped in their version of "tetra pak". Pancit bihon was the specialty of Panciteria Wa Nam.


    At Ma Mon Luk siopao was at 30 centavos; mami was at 70 centavos or 2 pcs of siomai (large) with unlimited soup was at 30 centavos. So with one peso busog ka na.


    The Shangri-la in the basement of Shelborne Hotel (at the back) was the place to go for dates if you wanted a dark and cozy atmosphere. The Embers (in Cubao) of Bert Nievera was also popular. The Black Angel along Shaw Blvd near the corner of Kalentong in Mandaluyong was a very good place to listen to soft music (e.g. Fleetwoods, etc) and the lights were also quite low. With Php 30- 50 in your pocket you were in pretty good shape for a date.


    "Bakuran" was the in-thing at parties with "screening" from a friend to assist you in getting a dance with a girl who was very sought after.


    Wack-Wack, the Sky Room in Jai-Alai, the penthouse of the Rufino Bldg. as well as the penthouse of the Sarmiento Bldg right opposite it were the favorite places for proms and balls. Sikat ang event if the Hi-Jacks; the Electromaniacs or the Technicolors was the "combo" playing. Alta Vista along Roxas Blvd. was the favorite place for wedding receptions at Php 8.50 per cover!


    Special ringside seats for performances at the Araneta Coliseum were at Php 5.00 per. So with Php 20.00 you could safely invite someone and still have enough for a snack afterwards or a game of "putt and putt" at the mini-golf place located at the back of Araneta.


    During early 60's, 5centavos and 10 centavos ang bayad sa jeep. Manila and Suburbs ang lahat ng biyahe ng jeep noon na 3seater lang at pitpit ka pagbata ka pagsumakay ka. Sa Avenida Rizal at Sta. Cruz, Blumentritt, Tayuman, San Roque Church, Espiritu Santo Church, Grace Park at monumento ang mga sikat na lugar.


    Yung Good Earth Emporium pwede ring idagdag sa mga magagandang shopping mall noong araw. Yung Manila Grand Opera house, Odeon, Hollywood, Cinerama, Ideal, State, Lyric, Capitol ang mga sikat na sinehan noon. Sa Q.C ay sikat yung Max's Chicken at Dayrit. Ang dollar rate noon ay 3.70Php sa 1$ ang palitan. Ang Sarsi ay cinco centavos (5 centavos) 10 Centavos ang Coke.


    Pero sikat yung Canada Dry, Uva at orange ang paborito namin noon. Pag pasko madalas kami sa Sta Cruz para manood ng palabas sa Manila COD para sa Xmas season. Noon walang chippy at potato chips, ang merienda ay banana cue, camote cue, palitaw, biko, pinipig, halo-halo, carioca, pilipit, butsi, hopiang hapon, hopiang munggo, hopiang baboy, bibingka, puto, cassava, cake o budin, suman at mani.


    Ang apple ay apat-piso ang benta sa Lawton Bus terminal. Mas mahal pa yung local na chico na pineras. Ang grapes, pear, at apple ang karaniwang binebenta sa mga bus terminal na papuntang south (BLTB). Ang bus noon ay bukas lahat yung isang side kaya doon dumadaan ang mga pasahero. Ang sikat na mga Plaza noon ay Plaza Goiti, Plaza Miranda at Plaza Sta. Cruz. Sa mga bakery sa Manila ay sikat yung machacao na tinapay.


    May I add: Hallili Beer (sold to the Sorianos), Tody chocolate drink in cans, Horlicks malted milk tablets; Hallili bus, Super (dog logo) Transit, Yujuico, JD & MD buses; ShoeMart Carriedo (the first SM) followed by 2nd ShoeMart beside Ideal Theater and fourth was SM Echague with a revolving restaurant at the top floor.


    Safari Club beside Manila Zoo at the height of the "Twist" craze, Dance-O-Rama with Pete Roa & Baby O'Brien, Jam Session every 6PM on television.


    Now anyone who missed those days can't really claim they've seen and tasted the best. Every generation has its own set of "Aces". Do you recall when: You tasted Fres Gusto, Cosmos "Sarsi" Sarsaparilla, RC Cola, Yes Cola, Teem, Darigold Evap, Liberty Condensada, Choco Vim, Sunkist Orange (in tetra packs), Magnolia Chocolait, (pronounced chocolight), Klim (the word "milk" spelled backwards), Big 20 Hamburgers, Foot-long hotdog, Tweet & Jiggs Candies(by Mr. Krieger), Sugus Candies, Tootsie Roll, Serg' s Chocolate, Blenda Margarine, kerosene-flavored popcorn and kropeck along Dewey Blvd, dirty ice cream, Magnolia Ice Cream sandwich, Selecta ice cream (now Arce Dairy) and their fresh carabao's milk, Magnolia popsicles in orange, chocolate and langka flavors, Sison Ice Drops in monggo, and buko flavors, Milky Way's buko sherbet, Acme Supermarket' s sundaes and Coney Island's 32 flavors?


    You went to: Syvel's, Assandas, Arcegas at the Maranaw Arcade, Funhouse at Bricktown, Aguinaldo, Erehwon Bookstore, Alemars Bookstore, Bookmark, Botica Boie, Makati Supermarket (in Makati!), Rizal Theater (with its spacious lobby) with D'Bankers Barbershop and Leila's Coffee Shop, Tropical Hut (and its hamburger), Acme Supermarket, Cherry Foodarama, The Regent of Manila, Hotel Mabuhay, Manila Hilton, Christmas carnival (where Dusit Hotel now stands), Villa Pansol and Lido Beach?


    Rizal what?" "Who would be crazy to build a cinema in the middle of nowhere?" It turned out to be the best theater in the city of Makati (at the same site now occupied by Shangri-La Hotel).


    And ate at: The original A&W along UN Avenue in Manila, Aristocrat across Malate Church, Italian Village, café Valenzuela, Bonanza Restaurant, Brown Derby, Little Quiapo, Country Bake Shop, Selecta Restaurants (owned by the Arce family), Taza de Oro; New Europe, Madrid, Cucina Italiana, La Cibeles at A. Mabini, The Plaza, Jade Garden Restaurant, Luau, The Makati Automat, Sulo Restaurant (in Makati), Makati Fastfood Center (the first ever), Bulakena, Casa Marcos, Au Bon Vivant, Salambao Restaurant, Dairy Queen along Buendia, Di Mark's Pizza, the elegant dining room of the old Army & Navy Club. Botica Boie in Escolta, Albas in Florida, Malate Brown Derby and their signature foot-long hotdog came with its special, extra tarty mustard sauce and a hot, crispy bun. We used to park at their drive-in bays after we were exhausted from all-night partying but with enough energy to gobble down sausages and soft drinks.


    The Plaza was the favorite venue for all formal school and social functions. Food was not a big factor so long as cozy couples could have their special table for two.


    You shopped at: Escolta, Harrison Plaza (when it was still clean and had the bump cars), Ali Mall, Rustan's in San Marcelino, Aguinaldo's in Cubao, Quezon City; Shoemart in Makati was a small, split-level affair.


    The original Rustan's was the garage of the Tantoco's residential house which was eventually converted into a dazzling shop filled with eclectic things and collectibles.


    Blockbuster movies were: Love Story, Mahogany, Saturday Night Fever, Grease, Planet of the Apes, Star Wars, Logan's Run, Battlestar Galactica, Paper Chase, Enter The Dragon, Jaws, Towering Inferno, Poseidon Adventure, Carrie, Willard (theme song was Ben sang by a young Michael Jackson), Exorcist, Love Bug, Tinimbang Ka Nguni't Kulang.


    You wore, carried or used Denman brush tucked in your back pants pocket, Jordache and Sassoon jeans, Bata rubber shoes, Botak running shoes, Ace flexible comb, Ace clutchbag, Carrera shades, Ray-Ban, Photochromic and Ambermatic shades, Foster Grant sunglasses, Alaskin, tie-dye shirts and pants, double-knit pants, Sergio Valente, Vidal Sassoon, Fiorucci, Banlon, Ye-ye Vonnel shirts, Nik-Nik, Bang-Bang, Faded Glory, Jazzie, Puma Topfit, Tiger Onitsuka, Happy Feet, clogs, Wet look shoes, Pierre Cardin, Brut, Jovan musk oil, Aramis, platform shoes with bell-bottom pants and wide-buckled belts.


    You had your hair styled or permed by: Flavio and Carmen, Nomer's, Lita Rio, Grace Lagman, Dick & Lucy, and Kayumanggi. That was the time of Aqua Net stiff, foot-high beehives, French twist and Kiss Me liquid eye liners and Pretty Quik instant facial blotters.


    You sang: Bobby, Bobby, Bobby by Jo Ann Campbell, Someday by Ricky Nelson, And I Love Her by the Beatles, Cherish by the Association, Because by Dave Clark Five, Distant Shores by Chad and Jeremy, Rainy Days & Mondays by the Carpenters, You've Got a Friend by Carol King, Hundred Miles by Peter, Paul and Mary, Evergreen by Paul Williams.


    Saved whole month's allowance P50 to watch the Beatles perform live at Rizal Memorial Coliseum in 1965.


    It was hip to listen to: Bingo Lacson and Jo San Diego (past midnight) of DZMT, the singing sensations from Ateneo de Manila? RJ and the Riots, The Loonilarks, Joe Mari Chan and the APO Hiking Society and dance to live combo music garbed in cocktail dresses and dark suits.


    DZMT was affiliated with the Manila Times and was the only broadcast station that stayed on the air past midnight. Jo San Diego was their anchor woman (she with the velvety bedroom voice).


    And danced at: Manila Hotel's Jungle Bar, Stargazer, Bayside Night Club (with live music by the Carding Cruz band), and the Nile (and the Italian singing group Five n' Fives), Queue Disco, Circuit Disco, Where else? Altitude 49, Delirium (in Greenbelt), D'Flame, Rino's, and Velvet Slum, Wells Fargo, and Coco Banana.


    After graduation, jam sessions were replaced by night clubs and Bayside was the place to go for live bands and non-stop dancing.


    Do you remember when: Dollar to peso exchange rate was $1 = P7, Walang Tindigan buses charged a flat rate of


    P1, Love Bus fare was P1.50, family size Shakey's Pizza cost less than P40, Malate streets were named after US States (Pennsylvania, Colorado, etc.); Paranaque, San Juan, Makati, Pasig, Las Pinas, Taguig, Pateros and Muntinlupa were municipalities of Rizal province; DLSU was De La Salle College, Poveda was Institucion Teresiana, Adamson University was the original St. Theresa's campus, Robinsons mall was the Assumption Convent campus, Petron was Esso, Villamor Air Base was then known as Nichols Air ;Base, bancas were aplenty in the Baclaran side of Dewey Blvd. (now Roxas Blvd.) and traffic was non-existent in Tagaytay.


    PLDT telephone numbers were five digits and you used your index finger to dial a number one at a time.


    If you remember all these things, you're history in great company and I dare say, happy to be.


    Since the writer was fleeting between two generations (60's-70"s), you party goers surely remember the DynaSouls (dubbed the Beatles of the Philippines), The Tilt Down Men (The Sotto brothers, Tito, & Val, favored the Dave Clark 5) Jaime Jose & the Deltas* (remember Maggie Dela Riva?) What about gate crashing a "Tipar" (for party) and the ensuing rumble between feuding barkadas: The Havocs, Combat*, & Exotics, meron pang kanya-kanyang busina (car honking id).


    Remember BMI (Baguio Military Institute)? That school was a dumping ground for kicked out students from Manila and kids that needed discipline. Let us not forget ang mga taga "Baste" (San Sebastian). Ang daming siga noong araw.


    Sure you remember playing Pelota... And drag racing along Ortigas and behind Meralco..


    Sikat ka sa barkada kung may "syota" (girl friend) kang "Colegiala" (Assumption, STC, St. Scho, Maryknoll, Holy Spirit; and the other schools - St. Paul's, St. Joseph, Centro Escolar ). As proof, you should be wearing her high school ring in your pinkie finger...And dapat karta 9 ...You probably took her out to the Butterfly (at UP) to listen to folk songs and sip Butterfly Iced Tea.


    Did you get to date a "chick" from Brent (Baguio) and IS (Makati)?


    Of course you should have enough cash for the gaso (gas), tsibog (food/dinner) , cover charge/drinks at the Flame or Rino's, konting damo, and for the finale, enough datong (cash) para sa "biglang liko". Or kung gipit for cash, park at the huge lot of Folk Arts and just do it in the car...Kaya lang dapat may "Tapwe" (Singkuwenta pesos) pang lagay sa parak (police), and a handy calling card of a military officer with a hand written note in the back that "you should be given utmost courtesy"... .jeesh...


    Then in the late 70's early 80's came the CB radio phenomenon.. Tibs on Makati Ave. for beer and happy hour at the Manila Garden; always overflowing with beer and chicken wings...Tapos masahe sa Imperial Palace or Maalikaya... To cap the night, a stop at Birds of the Same Feather for smooth jazz courtesy of Eddie Katindig.


    Tapos you get to do it all over again the following day. Take care.

  11. Jesus Christ Superstar was my most memorable. Grade 6 ako nun sa Ateneo. One thing about growing up in Katipunan, they teach you how to appreciate yung performing arts. We looked forward to those annual plays which were almost always musicals. The last play (directed by the tireless "Mr Singson" which to this day still run Ateneo Childrens Theatre yata) we had before out batch graduated was Joseph's and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, brings back haunting memories kasi kasama din namin mga counterparts namin sa Maryknoll hehehe wow that was so long ago.


    Back to JCS...I wore out the LP of that one. Every song is memorable and we all knew them by heart. My favorite scene was when a couple of jet fighter planes swooped on Judas.....Soooo looooong Juuuudas.....pooooor oooold Juuuudas....



    Slide... :cool: My most memorable..... Ibong Adarna... Peter Pan...for Pinoi... mga first crushes; idol-worship (sa mga lead players) our first experiences in harmless flirting.... ;)


    Remember the Jail booth / Marriage Booth / Dedication Booth at the AGS Feast of the Guardian Angels yearly fair ??? ....

  12. meron be sa inyong me naitagong album ng soundtrack ng movie na 'sinta'.


    sinta was filmed during the 70s. its the movie version of the longest running play of the same title by onofre pagsanjan, annually staged by dulaang bagong sibol of ateneo. it was directed by a 21-yo theater personality named dindo angeles. it starred ariosto reyes and (i forgot the name of the girl). dito rin nagsimula yung tandem ni subas herrero and noel trinidad. musical scorers are ryan cayabyab, quito colayco and bong penera. astig!


    it was too way ahead of its time.


    and also baka meron sa inyong nakapagtago ng song ni joel navarro na 'swerte swerte lang'




    The ingenue's name was CATHY MELENDRES(Z). She is currently one of the singers in a 70's band .. I forgot the name.

  13. Hello all, here's the latest version of Name that 70's Tune...please supply the title and artist....sensya na if I got some of the words wrong :


    1) Living alone, I think of all the friends I've know. But when I dial the telephone - nobody's home - ALL BY MYSELF (Eric Carmen)

    2) And I know tomorrow will still be the same. Cause we've got a life of love that won't ever change.

    3) Don’t come a hanging around my door, I don’t want to see your face no more. I got more important things to do...

    4) Your folks hoping you'd turn out cool, but they had to take you out of school

    5) High school girls with clear skin smiles who married young and then retired - SEVENTEEN - Janis Ian

    6) You used to think it was so easy, but you're trying, you're trying now

    7) Mississippi moon won't you keep on shining on me BLACKWATER - Doobie Bros.

    8) Get that groove, let it take you higher. Make it move, set this place on fire!

    9) Pardon the way that I stare. There nothing else to compare. - CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU (?)

    10) You might not ever get rich. Let me tell you its better than being a bitch.

    11) …that I am not gonna be the one to share your dreams, and I am not gonna be the one to share your schemes - CHERISH

    12) Darling if you want me to see, see only you, then see only me

    13) A gathering of angels appeared above my head, they sang to me their song of hope and this is what they said

    14) Everything has its season, everything has its time. Show me a reason and I'll soon show you a rhyme - CORNER OF THE SKY (?)

    15) I met her on a Monday and my heart stood still. Somebody told me that her name was Jill -DA DOO RON RON

    16) Satisfaction, came in a chain reaction, I couldn't get enough, so I had to self destruct

    17) Tears on my pillow, wherever you go - EMOTIONS

    18) Sweet dreams and flying machines with pieces on the ground - FIRE & RAIN - James Taylor

    19) But I can wait forever, helping you to see that I was meant for you and you for me

    20) Now I don't mean to make you frown, no I just want you to slow down

    21) Maybe I think too much that’s something wrong. There's something hear that doesn’t last too long

    22) Now its up to you, we can make a secret rendezvous

    23) There were voices down the corridor, I thought I heard them say - HOTEL CALIFORNIA (Eagles)

    24) Who do you think you are? Who do you wanna' be? You're the only one that really knows. - I DONT WANNA LOSE YOU

    25) If you give a little more than you're asking for your love will turn the key - I JUST WANNA BE YOUR EVERYTHING (Andy Gibb)

    26) And I was thinking maybe later on, we could get together for a while -- I REALLY LIKE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT (England Dan & John Ford Coley)

    27) What a tale my thoughts could tell. Just like on old time movie, 'bout a ghost from a wishing well - IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND (Disco Version - Viola Willis)

    28) We've come too far to leave it all behind. How can we end it all this way

    29) I can't put bars on my inside, my love is something I can't hide. It still hurts when I recall the times I cried - EASY Keith Carradine

    30) I don’t care where I go when I'm with you, when I cry you don’t laugh cause you know me

    31) And just because I called you up, don't get me wrong, don't think you got it made - IM NOT IN LOVE (10CC)

    32) It's my private pleasure, midnight fantasy, someone to share my wildest dreams with me

    33) Somebody's trying to make me stay but you know I got to be moving on

    34) Travelling twice the speed of sound, its easy to get burned.

    35) I want to taste your and lips and make me feel your fantasy

    36) Its an ancient chinese art and everybody knew their part - KUNG FU FIGHTING Carl Douglas

    37) Without an umbrella we're soaked to the skin, I feel the shiver run up my spine - LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN (Neil Sedaka)

    38) So let that wonder take you into space, make you wonder its loving embrace

    39) Lost and all alone, I always thought that I could make it on my own - LOST WITHOUT YOUR LOVE (Bread)

    40) And I don't know if I'm being foolish, I don't know if I'm being wise, but it's something I must believe in

    41) Dreamers only dream, heaven's angel, devil's daughter

    42) When you're laying so close to me there's no other place I'd rather you be than with me

    43) With you I'm not shy, to show the way I feel. With you I'm not shy, my secrets do reveal

    44) I walked the streets of San Francisco. I've tried the rides in Disneyland. Met with a million girls in Sydney... - MANILA (Hotdog)

    45) I've been hanging on the phone, I've been slipping all along

    46) There's talk on the street it sounds so familiar - NEW KID IN TOWN (Eagles)

    47) I got a funny feeling when she walked in the room and I recall it ended much too soon

    48) Two people sharing one tear too many. Look around for miracles and no you don’t find any - PUT A LITTLE LOVE AWAY - Sergio Mendes & Brazil 77)

    49) And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed, nothing seems to fit - RAINDROPS KEEP FALLING ON MY HEAD - (Burt Bacharach)

    50) And in this world of people, theres only you and I. There ain't nothing come between us in the end

    51) Give you strength to carry on, make your body big and strong

    52) Love doesn’t come in a minute. Sometimes it just doesn't come at all. - SILLY LOVE SONGS (Paul MCartney & Wings)

    53) I got so damned depressed that I set my sites on Monday and I got myself undressed - SISTER GOLDEN HAIR - America

    54) You left me here on your way to paradise. You pulled the rug right out from under my life

    55) They will never bring you true love, I think you know what I mean

    56) If there's a paradise, please tell me where it lies. A love within your eyes is burning.

    57) I'm so lonely I've lost my pride, and I've got tears that I can't hide - THE HARDER I TRY

    58) I wasn't looking, but somehow you found me, I tried to hide from your love - THE SPY WHO LOVED ME ( Carly Simon)

    59) Once before not long ago it was here to see. Tell me what's been happening to our family - THERE'S NO LOVE IN THE ROOM

    60) Searching but not finding understanding anyway - MASQUERADE

    61) I held her close until the storm passed and we fell down laughing in the wet grass

    62) Gumising na, araw ng pagasa'y narito na - UMAGANG KAY GANDA

    63) But I was gone without a trace when the rain blew away - WAITING FOR LOVE - (Sergio Mendes & Brazil 77)

    64) Took me away, to long rocky beaches and you by the bay - WEEKEND IN NEW ENGLAND - (Barry Manilow)

    65) Why'd you tell me this, were you looking for my direction.

    66) Yesterday I was one of the lonely people. Now your lying close to me, making love to me - SEXY THING (Hot Chocolate)

    67) I think that any love is good loving. So I took what I could get

    68) …stowin’ away the time <-- bonus kay Bods - REELING IN THE YEARS - (Steely Dan)



    SliderRule..that's all i can remember 35 out 0f 68 :unsure:

  14. Thanks Blow Gobi for naming the movie. One of the most memorable scene in the movie i remember well is when Larry Flynt who was up on stage was juxtaposed with an American Flag flying at the back..


    Hi Bods..now you got me interested on 54..you think there are DVD's available ? I am sure the songs featured in the OST will make you get down and boogie..Alaxan or no Alaxan :-) Thanks for the info.

  15. I watched " Boogie Nights" (Mark Walhberg; Julianne Moore; Burt Reynolds etc.) a movie set in the 70's (79 to be exact) on cable last Saturday >> the fashion; music and sensibilities are very 70's. Its really amusing to watch the 70's era. What other (recent) period movies set-in-the-seventies do you remember?.. Another good one is the movie about the Hustler publisher, Larry Flynt - i forgot the title.

  16. Hi 16Track. :)

    Thank you for the Circus Band CD :thumbsupsmiley: ..... Pinoy_Strigoi & I can barely concentrate on work.. :rolleyes: The CD, and most specially your visit to our office this morning is truly appreciated... we enjoyed your good company (and hopefully, you enjoyed our good coffee ;) ) ..you are always welcome to come visit us anytime...perhaps, next time, Lunch ?


    Does anybody know the whereabouts of the Circus Band members?? Share naman. I have always been a big fan of the band.

  17. Hi Storm. Kamusta na? Send my regards to Bing. We have been very busy the past year, wala na talagang time for socials. Hopefully, magka time mag EB sometime soon..


    Para di ma OT.. Esmeraldo Izon was a graphic artist diba?


    Si Nonoy Marcelo noong 70's nag break out as a political satirist / cartoonist. Nandito pa ba siya sa Pilipinas?

  18. Girard Peter started out producing fashion shows to lure businessmen into the then La Concha at the Hyatt Regency Manila


    Back in those days, the Hyatt was the only place in town, it was booming -- with Calesa Bar and Circuit Disco at night, Tempura Misono, the only, if not one of the only real classy Japanese Restaurants at the time, the management then thought of an ingenious way to bring in the business crowd so they had top designers like Pitoy Moreno, etc launch fashion shows at the La Concha at the top floor of the Hotel...


    Of course these were the good old days when cocktails with lunch were standard, and what better way to spend a "business lunch" than to be watching Manila's most gorgeous models strut their stuff on the catwalk...


    Girard Peter (obviously not his real name) took it a step further when he launched the "fashion shows" to be more risque and sexy, with the likes of Carmi Martin, Maria Isabel Lopez and if I'm not mistaken "si ako, si ikaw" Maria Teresa Carlson...


    He became rich, and is still rich now... astute businessman with his finger on the pulse of what the market truly wants


    The owner of Girard-Peter was Gerry Reyes (he resembles Hajji Alejandro - small, maporma mega-mustache envelope bag toting. Benz driving-type) and wife Daisy Izon-Reyes. They were rich na rin even before they started the GP models and yes, they became richer... they actually made a pile from semi-tactful pimping of the models. Curious lang.. what career / biz-shift did this couple do?


    I remember the REYES couple (and met them a few times in the early 80's) because one of my college study-batch/ groupmates worked for them. She was earning about Php 15,000 THEN not to mention gifts from her "patrons" had her own apartment and was driving a brand new Toyota Liftback. She worked as GP model to help herself and her brothers to finish college But soon after graduation, she stopped, and took a simple job as Bank Teller earning (then) Php 1,200 which was really quite admirable to start a normal life. She worked her way up, married a simple decent hardworking man, became a lawyer and is now an SVP of one of the leading banks.

  19. I got this in my email......





    Heto ang KAPAYAPAAN na alam natin, noong wala pang KAUNLARAN...



    Si Nanay ay nasa bahay pag-uwi namin galing sa paaralan;

    Walang mga bakod at gate ang magkakapit-bahay, kung meron, gumamela lang;

    10 sentimos o diyes lang ang baon: singko sa umaga, singko sa hapon;

    Merong free ang mga patpat ng ice drop: buko man o munggo.

    Mataas ang paggalang sa mga guro at ang tawag sa kanila ay Maestro/a:

    Di binibili ang tubig, pwedeng maki-inom sa di mo kakilala.

    Malaking bagay na ang pumunta sa ilog para mag-picnic, o kaya sa tumana;

    Grabe na ang kaso pag napatawag ka sa principal's office o kaya malaking kahihiyan kapag bagsak ka sa exams;

    Simple lang ang pangarap: makatapos, makapag-asawa, mapagtapos ang mga anak...

    Pwedeng iwan ang sasakyan at ibilin sa hindi mo kakilala; wala namang lock ang mga jeep na Willy's noon.



    Mayroon kaming mga laruan na gawa namin at hindi binili: trak-trakan (gawa sa rosebowl ang katawan at darigold na maliit ang mga gulong, "sketeng" (scooter) na bearing na maingay ang mga gulong at de-sinkong pako para sa preno; patining na pinitpit na tansan lang na may 2 butas sa gitna para suotan ng sinulid (pwede pang makipag-lagutan); sumpak, pilatok, boca-boca, borador, atbp.

    Di nakikialam ang mga matanda sa mga laro ng mga bata: kasi laro nga iyon.

    Maraming usong laro at maraming kasali: laste, gagamba, turumpo, tatsing ng lata, pera namin ay kaha ng Philip Morris, Malboro, Champion (kahon-kahon yon!)

    May dagta ang dulo ng tinting na hawak mo para makahuli tutubi, nandadakma ka ng palakang tetot, pero ingat ka sa palakang saging dahil sa kulugo;

    Butas na ang sakong ng Spartan mong tsinelas - suot mo pa rin;

    Namumugalgal ang pundiya ng kansolsilyo mo kasi nakasalampak ka sa lupa.

    Sa modernong buhay at sa lahat ng kasaganaan sa high technology.. . di ba minsan nangarap ka na rin... mas masaya noong araw!

    Sana pwedeng maibalik...

    Takot tayo ngayon sa buhay. Kasi maraming napapatay, nakikidnap, maraming addict at masasamang loob...

    Noon takot lang tayo sa ating mga magulang at mga lolo at lola. Pero ngayon, alam na natin na mahal pala nila tayo kayat ayaw tayong mapahamak o mapariwara.. . Na una silang nasasaktan pag pinapalo nila tayo...



    Balik tayo sa nakaraan kahit saglit...

    Bago magkaroon ng internet, computer, at cellphone.

    Noong wala pang mga drugs at malls.


    Bago pa nauso ang counter strike at mga game boys.


    Tayo noon... Doon ...


    Tinutukoy ko ang harang taga o tumbang preso kapag maliwanag ang buwan;

    Ang pagtatakip mo ng mata pero nakasilip sa pagitan ng mga daliri pag nanonood ka ng nakakatakot sa

    "Mga Aninong Gumagalaw"


    Unahan tayong sumagot sa Multiplication Table na

    kabisado natin, kasi wala namang calculator.

    Pag-akyat natin sa mga puno; pagkakabit ng kulambo, lundagan sa kama ;

    Pagtikwas o pagtitimba sa poso; pingga ang pang-igib ng lalake at may dikin naman ang ulo ng babae;

    Inaasbaran ng mga suberbiyo;

    Nginig na tayo pag lumabas na ang yantok-mindoro o buntot-page.

    Nai-sako ka rin ba? O kaya naglagay ka ba ng karton

    sa pwet para hindi masakit ang tsinelas o sinturon?

    Pamimili ng bato sa bigas; tinda-tindahan na puro dahon naman; bahay-bahayan na puro kahon; naglako ka ba ng ice-candy o pandesal noong araw?

    Karera sa takbuhan hanggang maubos ang hininga; pagtawa hanggang sumakit ang tiyan;

    Meron pa bang himbabao, kulitis at pongapong? O kaya ang lukaok, susuwi at espada?

    Susmaryosep ang nadidinig mo pag nagpapaligo ng bata...

    Estigo santo kapag nagmamano.

    Mapagod sa kakalaro, minsan mapalo; matakot sa "berdugo" at sa "kapre";

    Tuwang-tuwa kami pag tinalo ang tinale ni itay kasi may tinola!


    Yung crush mo?

    Pag recess: mamimili ka sa garapon ng tinapay -alembong, taeng-kabayo o biscocho?

    Pwede ring ang sukli ay kending Vicks (meron pang libreng singsing) o kaya nougat o karamel;

    Kung gusto mo naman - pakumbo o kaya kariba,

    mas masaya kung inuyat;

    Puriko ang mantika, at mauling na ang mukha at ubos

    na ang hininga mo sa ihip kasi mahirap magpa-rikit ng apoy.


    Madami pa...

    Masarap ang kamatis na piniga sa kamay at lumabas

    sa pagitan ng daliri para sa sawsawan; ang palutong pag isawsaw sa sukang may siling labuyo; ang duhat kapag inalog sa asin; ang isa-sang isubo ang daliri kasi puno na ng kanin...

    Halo-halo: yelo, asukal at gatas lang ang sahog;

    Sakang ang lakad mo at nakasaya ka kasi bagong tuli ka; o naghahanap ka ng chalk kasi tinagusan ang palda mo sa eskwelahan.

    Lipstick mo ay papel de hapon;

    Labaha ang gamit para sa white-side-wall na gupit;

    Naglululon ka ng banig pagkagising; matigas na amirol ang mga punda at kumot; madumi ang manggas ng damit mo kasi doon ka nagpapahid ng sipon, di ba? Pwede rin sa laylayan...

    May mga program kapag Lunes sa paaralan;

    May pakiling kang dala kung Biyernes kasi magi-isis ka ng desk.

    Di ba masaya? Naalala mo pa ba?

    Wala nang sasaya at gaganda pa sa panahon na yon...

    Masaya noon at masaya pa rin tayo ngayon habang ina-alaala iyon...


    Di ba noon...

    Ang mga desisyon ay ginagawa sa awit na "sino ba sa dalawang ito?

    Ito ba o ito?" Pag ayaw ang resulta di ulitin: "sino ba sa dalawang ito? Ito ba o ito?"...

    Awit muna: Penpen de Serapen, de kutsilyo, de almasen. How how the carabao batuten...

    Presidente ng klase ay ang pinakamagaling, hindi ang pinaka-mayaman;

    Masaya na tayo basta sama-sama kahit hati-hati sa kokonti;

    Nauubos ang oras natin sa pagku-kwentuhan, may oras tayo sa isat-isa;

    Naaasar ka kapag marami kang sunog sa sungka; kapag buro ka sa pitik-bulag o matagal ka ng taya sa holen.

    Yung matatandang kapatid ang pinaka-ayaw natin pero sila ang tinatawag natin pag napapa-trouble tayo.

    Di natutulog si Inay, nagbabantay pag may trangkaso tayo; meron tayong skyflakes at Royal sa tabi at pahihigupin ng mainit na Royco.

    Kung naaalaala mo ito... nabuhay ka na sa




    Pustahan tayo nakangiti ka pa rin!

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