90’s Kid

The 90’s, I would not trade it for anything else. I was born in 1989 and I am proud to be a 90’s kid. 90’s is the time where we have explored and enjoyed our childhood. It is the time where we can play all day long, internet and gadgets are not important part of our lives. It is the time when you had to look things up in a book, even go to a library to do a research instead of searching it on Google. It was much simpler way back then, more carefree, more peaceful.

There was nothing quite like childhood during the 90’s. We had no problem keeping ourselves entertained. With a little resourcefulness we can turn anything into toys or we can ask other kids to play patintero, luksong baka, luksong tinik, tumbang preso, chinese garter and tagu-taguan with us. Who needs wifi when you are enjoying yourself outside?

TV shows are educational and kid oriented. I remember TV shows like HIRAYA MANAWARI, BAYANI, SINESKWELA, MATH TINIK, BATIBOT and the list goes on. I would spend a considerable amount of time sitting out commercial breaks waiting for my favorite shows to air.

What about our favorite childhood snacks? Do you still remember saving your baon so you can buy mikmik or nata de coco? How about buying hawhaw flakes, bazooka bubblegum, sergs chocolate and iced gem biscuits? These snacks have served up fun and comfort and was a part of my childhood memories.

And lastly I have fond memories of having quality time with my parents and my siblings. My father would usually bring us to Burnham Park whenever he is free from work. Waiting to eat before the family is complete during dinner, and huddling around the TV to watch some of our favorite shows to air while having little, meaningful conversations.

Yes, I am proud to be a 90’s kid. We are the last generation that learned to play in the street, we lived without cellphones, without wifi, we wrote letters, we grew up without profiles and mirror selfie. And I am extremely lucky to be a 90’s kid.

Genie Leah Espiritu

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