Thursday, September 15, 2011

Born in the 90s

I am fortunate that I spent my childhood during the 90s. It's just, I realized that kids nowadays rarely play outside their houses because it's either too hot or they're too preoccupied with their gadgets.

Ahhh, kids these days.

I can still remember when I was young, I play rough games like lupa't langit, tagaanay, tigso, PS-PS-I-Love-You and the famous tagu-anay (hide and seek). I always do that every 3:30 to 4:30 PM, usually after I get home from school, except during exam week or whenever I don't feel like socializing with other people and opt to stay at my home either to watch my favorite cartoon show or to read a book. Life back then was simple. Although I can say that my brother and I aren't deprived with toys; my parents ensure that we enjoy the things that are 'in' like the Family Computer and Brickgame. In fairness, we never asked for it, they just give us new toys whenever they have money.

Technology was a big issue when it comes to school works. Since we don't have an internet connection back then, I was forced to do research for my homework at our school library and write all of the important details (I was THAT kuripot back then that I opted to write all of the important information instead of photocopying some chapters of the book) of my research. Sometimes I'd use my grandmother's makinilya aka typewriter to type my book report. Those were the days when I have to think FIRST before typing anything it. As much as possible, I shouldn't commit typographical and grammatical errors with my reports or assignments; I simply can't afford it. So to avoid wasting so much ink and paper, I'd create a rough-draft first before finalizing it. But today, one can just type anything what he fancies, thanks to the backspace button.

Technology has brought people to a different level. Today, people would know what you're thinking or doing every minute or two, thanks to Twitter. And as the cliche goes, technology has brought people around the world closer making it smaller than everyone thought, thanks to Facebook.

Although seeing those kids playing Angry Birds on their iPad 2 saddens me. In my own opinion, playing with your friends under the heat of the sun is more interactive and more fun than just playing with your gadgets all day long.

But yeah, it's how technology works. It makes the lives of the people faster but has also changed their lifestyle and their way of life.

I'd still want to experience the life that I used to have when I was a child, only if I have a time machine. Teehee.


  1. We are fortunate enough that we spent our childhood during the 90's.. Music was also good that time! Like really good! And fare was like 2 pesos or 3 pesos? you can still go to downtown with 20 bucks on your pocket.

  2. I know right! Pati ang McDo Happy Meal, 30pesos lang! With free toy na yan ha!

  3. I'm not just sorely missing the '90s but living in Germany along with it.. I don't know.. I feel the climate has changed a lot since the '90s.. It's a lot hotter outdoors now, especially between 12nn - 3pm.. The time that I mostly spent playing with my friends in Germany (outdoors).

    I don't see playing Angry Birds sad... It's a case to case basis for me.. Even though we were outdoors (really most of the time) we'd still have our Game Boy's (Color/Advance) in our pockets to play. We'd just settle at a nearby forest and do our gaming stuff there. Enjoying best of both worlds.

    Again, I just think that it has gotten really hot all around that makes it not such a pleasure anymore playing outdoors during the times when most kids are hyperactive.

  4. 90's=good times! :-)