March 3, 2007 at 7:39 pm 23 comments

It was a teenage thrill to answer and read through autographs. I myself owned two or three kinds back in elementary. It was fun to read through secrets and watching people divulge information about themselves.

In reality, autographs were my scheme (yes, I was a scheming school girl) to get to know the boys in my grade who were cute. At that time of course, I thought that autographs were a subtle way of asking a person about his personal life.

The first signees of my autograph book would be of course, my nearest and dearest friends. They would willingly allow me to violate their privacy. We had an unspoken agreement that I would ask my friends’ crushes to sign while they get my crush to do the same. What happens after the swapping of information is that the boys would accidentally-on-purpose read who likes who. And that’s where the fun begins.

Would you care to sign this autograph?


Americanized slambook, Filipinized autograph





Favorite color:

Favorite food:

Movies you like:

Music you like:


Favorite saying:



Most embarrassing moment:

Describe love:

Describe your ideal mate:

Who is your first love?

Name of the person you like:

Future dreams, aspirations:



Entry filed under: 90s+life, Autograph, Childhood, Confessions, Culture, Grade+School, Life, Nineties, Nineties+culture, nineties+life, Philippine+culture, UA&P, UAP+students, University of Asia and the Pacific.

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  • 1. Justine  |  March 3, 2007 at 10:30 pm

    Haha! Autographs were so in especially when I was in 4th grade! But unfortunately I was in an all girls school so the only eligible crushes there were the male teachers and the “tibs” [yeah i know, EWW!!!] But yeah, those were fun. ^.^

  • 2. Kevin  |  March 4, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    I still remember when we went to Disney land in 1997 and 1999.. my sister had this autograph book with all these signitures of the mascots haha (i think I still have it 😛 ). In gr. 6, we let al our classmates and teachers sign the back of our class pic! And to think this was a 8×10 and we all used sign pens that blotted like blood haha!

  • 3. John  |  March 4, 2007 at 9:21 pm

    It’s like a having a friendster profile of the 90’s. I used to see these with girls all the time.

  • 4. kidswereus  |  March 4, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    Justine–LOL… it’s good that you girls haven’t develop some sort of phobia for the Tibs… back in my old school, there were greater chances of guys going gay…whoops…said enough! Keep this hush hush.

    Kevin–Yeah, I remember having those class photos…thanks for giving this idea…now I’m tempted to post my old class picture with the signatures! I wonder if the little notes has faded already.

    John–I agree with your analogy. But then again, autographs are relatively more private as opposed to Friendster.

  • 5. C  |  March 5, 2007 at 12:29 am

    *Egads* (from Archie.. haha..)

    Even my “pamaypay” (wooden or fabric and wood fan) has signatures and short messages! It was a sort of popularity thing- the dirtier (scribbles of signatures and messages) your fan is, the more popular you are. Hahaha

  • 6. Crisel  |  March 5, 2007 at 12:31 am

    *omg that was me by the way..
    Why I didn’t type out all the letters of my name escapes me. XD

  • 7. Irma  |  March 5, 2007 at 9:18 am


  • 8. Irma  |  March 5, 2007 at 10:08 am

    Meron pa yan “dedication to the owner”. Pag mga friends ko ang nagsa sign, ang dedication lang nila ang binabasa ko, pero pag crush ko, unang una kong babasahin ay kung sino ang crush nila at, nadi disappoint lang ako! Hahahahahhaa!!!!!!! :p (haaay.. Kakatamad naman ngaun.. Hehe.. Sorry out of the topic na):D

  • 9. Me  |  March 5, 2007 at 5:14 pm

    Hey Irms…no worries! Love hearing about our little childhood stories! I had a crush sign in one of those autographs…broke my heart (he liked another girl, who was thankfully not my friend else there could’ve been another war that would rival that of the Trojans and the Greeks…choz! May literature ek ek pa…say mo?!)

    Yeah “C” (I almost thought we had a new reader!)…my fans became a work of vandalism…of course a certain stick of the fan would always be reserved for a crush. I nearly died when one of my crushes signed…although the message sucked.

  • 10. Caruray  |  March 5, 2007 at 11:10 pm

    Swerte niyo, you guys had boys in your school so this was your way of getting closer to them. hehe. I came from an all girls school. BUT I had a lot of these and I even kept one specific one, which was Lion King. It’s so funny to see all my gradeschool friends’ dedications and stuff they liked, hu their crushes were, etc. HAhaha!

  • 11. Irma  |  March 6, 2007 at 10:05 am

    Um, Caruray, this wasn’t exactly my way of getting closer to my crush, perhaps my only way to know some things about him hehehe.. Kakatuwa nga ang dedication nila eh hehe 😀 pero before sila mag sign, may naririnig ako na sinasabi nila.. Like “what’s this for?”… And I was like “hmp! mag sign ka na lang noh?!” Hehe.. Parang nababaduyan sila. Grrrrrr!!! Mga disney characters cover nung akin 😀

    “Me”– oo nga eh, me nalalaman ka pang Trojans ang Greek jan hehe. Newiez, bata ka pa na broken heart ka na? Hahahaha.. Joke joke! 😉

  • 12. kidswereus  |  March 7, 2007 at 10:40 pm

    Caruray–Haha…oo nga I loved my old school. Is anyone here watching PBB? I know this is off topic can’t help but comment on them.

    Irma–Yeah, bata pa lang ako na-broken hearted nako. May theme song pa nga ako dati sa crush ko eh. Yung kanta ni Stevie B. “But now you’re gone/gone away/all I do is wait for you/Each and everyday/Oh/I’m waiting for your love/I wanna see your smile/brighten up my day…Choz, memorize ko pa.

  • 13. Martin  |  March 7, 2007 at 10:41 pm

    hahaha I made a girl cry in gradeschool. Di to related sa autograph pero naalala ko lang.

    Kasi nag lalaro kami ng “fortuneteller”.. May mga dice akong dinala (around 20 pieces, various colours. I used to collect dice from gameboards like monopoly.)

    Anyway, the girls would ask me a question and I would roll once dice. For example, they would ask me, how many kids they would have, how many houses, etc… Nagtatawanan sila when they got a “6” sa dice. Like, wow! You’re gonna have six kids.. yucck!

    Then this girl approached me… sya yung parang matahimik sa class. Tapos nag tanong cya, “e ako martin, how many true friends would I have?”

    Tumawa yung mga nanoonood. “Sayang wlang zero sa dice!”

    I was going to roll one dice.. Pero I suddenly had inspiration. I got the container which had all my dice and then I dumped it all out on the table.

    “This is the number of true friends you will have in the future!!”

    Umiyak cya!!!! Na touch cya talaga. All the other boys/girls were silent and then they started clapping and laughing! Ang saya! One of my best memories!!

  • 14. kidswereus  |  March 7, 2007 at 10:48 pm

    Wow, that’s sweet! Initially I thought she cried because naasar siya sa mga nagsabi na “Sayang walang zero sa dice!”. Is your dice collection still with you? Astig na collection yun ah.

  • 15. Irma  |  March 8, 2007 at 9:00 am

    Sweet nga naman nun Martin 🙂 emotional person siguro ung classmate mo na un kasi sabi mo nga, quiet lang sha sa class nyo.

    “kids”– broken hearted ka nga siguro talaga para mamemorize mo pa ung kanta until now hahah.. 😀 wait, what about PBB? I don’t get to watch that show na kasi super late na nila pinapalabas. Di ko na maantay. Nakakanood lang ako pag wednesday or friday after PBA, ang basketball kasi natatapos ko kaya nakakanood pa ako ng PBB. Sori out of the topic na rin hehe..

    (calling the attention of Denise, pls sagutin mo tanong ko sa text hehe) 😀

  • 16. Irma  |  March 8, 2007 at 6:21 pm

    Ay, ko-correctionan ko na lang sarili ko, di pala super late pinapalabas ang PBB hehe.. Now ko lang nalaman. I thought super late na.. Tsk, di nga naman kasi ako mahilig manood ng mga palabas sa tv, b’ball lang 😀

    (whooooppsss.. Sorry talaga, off topic na)

  • 17. keziahkd  |  March 8, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    So true! In grade school, everyone would pass around their personalized autograph books! And every time, each one had the same giddy smile and big grin on their faces once they receive a new autograph book to sign. Oh, those days.. I miss them! It’s fun to look back at those little things that make us smile.

  • 18. kidswereus  |  March 9, 2007 at 8:12 pm

    Irma–medyo late…10:30pm but I don’t mind…excuse me, I’m off topic but I LIKE that MICKEY guy. He’s so kengkoy. LOL.

    Keziahkd–I know, it was a blast in high school…do you think if I passed around an autograph in my college class do you think my classmates will accept/reject the idea? Hmmmm….

  • 19. Sam  |  March 11, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    hahaha, my friends and I found our old autograph books and just laughed at all the stuff we wrote. This is like the friendster of the 90s. haha!

  • 20. stel  |  March 11, 2007 at 11:17 pm

    This si how i used to answer it back then in 6th grade
    Name: carlstel pineda

    Nickname: queenie

    Address: #77 Matthew St. Multinational Village Pque

    Hobbies/Interests: collecting stamps, stickers, gymnastics, watching tv, talking on the phone..

    Favorite color: pink!!!

    Favorite food: pizza, pasta and potatoes..

    Movies you like: jumanji ect..MTM hahahahah

    Music you like: spice girls, backstreetboys..MTM

    Idols/Celebrities: Posh Spice!

    Favorite saying: “to be or not to be!” (ahhahaha!

    Likes: nice people, kind, loyal,friendly, fun to be with

    Dislikes: bullies, plastics, tuperware, sweaty people, liars

    Most embarrassing moment: secret! actually, when francis duran saw me fall down the stairs! hahaha

    Describe love: L-O-V-E “losers only vow eternity” heheheheh ewan!

    Describe your ideal mate: sweet caring funny gwapo smart

    Who is your first love? hahahhahaha francis duran??? jinggoy samoy!! (yeah, he was my crush before as in first major crush tlga!)

    Name of the person you like: andrew bayer! hahahahah

    Future dreams, aspirations: i want to be a scientist! before i used to want to be an astronaut..

  • 21. kidswereus  |  March 11, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    Because Stel did it…I will too (bandwagon effect)
    Name: Johanna Felipe
    Nickname: Hanna
    Hobbies/Interests: Talking on the phone, writing stories, making cuento
    Favorite color: Blue
    Favorite food: = Pasta, sushi, sweets
    Movies you like: Camp Nowhere, Little Giants, Mighty Ducks 1-3!
    Music you like: R&B, hiphop (oo hiphopper ako)
    Idols/Celebrities: Andrew Keegan, Joshua Jackson, Neve Campbell, Jessica Biel
    Favorite saying: “Time is gold” (which was, in fairness to me, the generic answer to this question during our time)
    Likes: Honesty, loyalty, sincerity, caring, loving, humorous
    Dislikes: Trying hard, fakey-wakey
    Most embarrassing moment: I was asked to be a BULL in a school play.
    Describe love: “…is for the way you Look at me, Only one I see, V is very very
    extraordinary. E is even more than anyone can…”
    Describe your ideal mate: Sweet, funny, attractive
    Who is your first love: *Ulp* Don Marquez (I hope he doesn’t read this)
    Name of the person you like: At that time it was…er…SECRET!
    Future dreams, aspirations: To become a pediatrician!

  • 22. kopi  |  March 21, 2007 at 12:48 am

    nakakatuwa ung MTM.. haha.. actually i remember pati guys may autograph book..

  • 23. nandini  |  March 15, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    i want autographs of handsome boys in ma diary hahahaha


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