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TIYAK, MAAALALA MO ANG PANAHON NA…

1.Pogi ka kung kasama sa porma mo ang Sperry Topsiders, K-Swiss, Espadrilles(na pinilahan mo pa sa Whistle Stop o sa Cash and Carry), Tretorn or Dragonfly sneakers, white Spartan sneakers, argyle socks, woven leather belts, Chaser,
Lacoste, Ralph Lauren at iba pa, one-size-fits-all Hanes T-shirt with the print of your favorite New Wave band,pabangong Chaps, Bowling Green, Gray Flannel or Kouros, Denman brushes, Dippity Do or Dep hair gel, Bermuda shorts worn with plaid long-sleeves.

2. Macho ka kung ang porma mo ay parang kay Don Johnson ng Miami Vice at kung naglalaro ka ng football o nag-aaral ka ng tae-kwon-do or marunong mag butterfly kick tulad ni Ralph Macchio sa Karate Kid. Sobrang macho ka kung may pandesal ka sa tiyan habang nakasuot ng hanging shirt.

3.Pretty ka kung meron kang pencil-cut skirt (calf-length, three to four inches above the ankle), pabangong Nenuco o De Ne Nes, permed hair a la Madonna or teased bangs na pinatigas ng Aquanet, shoulder pads ala Joan Collin a.k.a. Alexis Carrington in Dynasty), Benetton shirt, Esprit outfit at namimili ka ng gamit sa Sari-Sari, Tokyo Hannah, Tickles and Regina’s in Shoppesville.

4. “In” na “in” ka kung napuntahan mo ang mga concerts nina Mike Francis, Swing Out Sisters, Menudo, Earth, Wind and Fire, James Ingram, Genesis noong unang punta pa lang nila dito sa Pilipinas.

5. Sosyal ka kung malimit ka sa Jazz Rhythm & Booze at kumakain ka sa Cafe Isabel, Bistro Burgos, Dean Street Cafe, Angelino’s and East St. Lois, Cosmo and Kudo’s at nag-babakasyon ka sa Matabungkay Beach Club o Baguio Country Club.

6. Wala pang videoke kundi karaoke.

7. Ang preso lang may tattoo.

8. Akala mo’y magkakatuluyan sina Ate Shena at Kuya Bodjie.

9. Ang intindi mo ng LOL ay ULOL imbes na Laughing Out Loud.

10. Na-tsismis na bulati ang beef patty ng Jollibee.

11. Kinilig ka nang malaman mong ikakasal si Pops at si Martin.

12. Piso lang ang isang basong taho at kailangan mong magdala ngsarili mong baso kasi wala pang plastic cups no’n si manong magtataho.

13. Lechon Manok pa ang pinag lilihihan ng taumbayan.
14. Tarzan, Jojo, Bazooka Joe, Clover bits at Tootsie Roll ang pinagkakagastusan mo ng mga beintesinko mo.

15. Nagkakakalyo ka dahil typewriter pa ang ginagamit mo para sa mga school paper mo…kaya bentang-benta pa ang carbon paper at liquid paper.

16. Sa Ortigas Center ka tinuturuang magmaneho kasi puro talahib pa yon no’n.

17. Cool ang bumati sa iyong crush sa FM radio.

18. May mascot pa ang 99.5 RT na binebenta sa Gift Gate.

19. Baduy pa noon si Lea Salonga dahil sa That’s Entertainment.

20. Iniisip mong dapat mag-retire na si Jaworski dahil kuwarenta na siya.

21. Egoy na egoy pa si Michael Jackson.

22. Si Harry Gasser ang newscaster ng bayan.

23. Kay Amado Pineda ka lang naniniwala pag ukol sa panahon ang balita.

24. Sintonado pa ang Eraserheads habang nag-ja-jamming sa Club Dredd.

25. Tinuruan kang mag-toning ng iyong nanay dahil kay Johnny Midnite.

26. Naglalagay ka ng pyramid sa tabi ng iyong
unan para good vibes.

27. Nilalagyan mo ng watch-guard ang iyong Swatch.

28. Herbert Bautista was a campus politician.

29. P18 to $1 ang palitan sa black market.

30. May black market pa noon.

31. llegal pa ang mga paputok.

32. Ang paborito mong tsokolate ay Chocnut at Mallows.

33. Drag race sa Greenhills at Corinthians.

34. Kumain sa Burger machine o sa Goodahhhh ng madaling araw.

35. Dalawang piso lang ang Chippy at solong Coke.

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PHILIPPINE CINEMA –
THE OLDEST MOVIE INDUSTRY IN ASIA
Film may be the youngest of the Philippine arts. But believe it or not, it is the oldest movie industry in Asia.
Thanks to the European influences at that time and the innate Filipino fascination with theater, movies were readily accepted and naturally taken to when they came on the scene.
As early as 1897 a Spaniard named Pertierra began to show movies like Un Homme Au Chapeau (Man with a Hat), Une Scene de Danse Japonaise (Scene from a Japanese Dance), Les Boxers (The Boxers) and La Place de L’Opera (The Place L’Opera) on 60mm Gaumont Chrono-Photograph projector at the Salon Pertierra in Escolta.
By 1897 Antonio Ramos, a Spanish soldier from Alhama de Aragon locally filmed Panorama de Manila (Manila Landscape) and other documentaries about Quiapo, Fuente España and Esceñas Callejeras (street scenes).
By 1900 the first hall exclusively devoted to movie viewing had been put up by a Britisher named Walgrah. (It was called Cine Walgrah.) Film supply was regular and abundant. Moviehouses mushroomed — even in provinces which had electricity. According to Arsenio “Boots” Bautista, who wrote a treatise on the History of Philippine Cinema, among Asean countries, the Philippines to date has the most number of movie houses from the urban to the remotest rural areas.
In 1909 the first feature film made in the Philippines was produced by Carl Laemmele’s Independent Moving Picture Company – a 760-foot film called “Rose of the Philippines” which was advertised in the Manila Times as “among the first films produced locally – a dramatic story from the days of the Empire”.
The first picture with sound came to Manila in 1910, using the Chronophone. Sound for the movies then came from a gramophone, a piano, a quartet or choir. These were what made the Manila Grand Opera House grand.
By 1930 talking pictures were the rave, and Syncopation, the First American sound film played at the Radio Theater in Plaza Sta. Cruz. A Filipino film sans sound, Ang Aswang (The Vampire), was shown in 1932. But by 1933, Jose Nepomuceno had already produced the first Filipino talking film – “Punyal na Guinto” (Golden Dagger) – the “first completely sound movie to all-talking picture” which premiered on March 9, 1933 at the Lyric Theater.
Nepomuceno went on to produce another well-acclaimed film, “Dalagang Bukid” (Country Maiden) based on a popular musical play by Hermogenes Ilagan and Leon Ignacio.

By 1937, a Filipino film called “Zamboanga”, starring Fernando Poe and Rosa del Rosario, was produced and shown. It received praise from no less than Hollywood director Frank Capra who called it “the most exciting and beautiful picture of native life I have ever seen”.
By the 50’s, Philippine cinema had reached its first Golden Age. And the rest is (very interesting) history.
Source : National Commission for Culture and the Arts


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