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The Truth about Aroma Beads

I remember entering my classroom with some kindergarten classmates hovering over the windows while looking at a cotton ball with reverence. The cotton ball, I found out later, was used as an incubator to kisses beads.


One of my friends told me that our classmate was waiting for kisses to multiply.  Kisses was what we called colored aroma beads that we kids used to store in metal pencil cases. I usually saw it in green, pink, or blue.

According to the young kisses expert growers, you have to put them in twos or threes in a single cotton ball dipped in alcohol. You leave it alone for three days and when you come back for it, the beads have already reproduced.

Naturally I got curious about the kisses effect and tried it on my own and my little experiment yielded no success. I discovered that I was not born to breed…beads that is.


September 14, 2007 at 10:02 am 15 comments

Nasaan Na?


 Huling nakita si Jason Everly sa pelikula katambal ang dating aktres na si Donna Cruz. Ipagbigay alam lamang po sa mga taga-Kidswereus kung saan na napunta ang karera ng aktor na ito.

May 18, 2007 at 1:02 pm 11 comments



I found a picture of this childhood toy. It was oringally manufactured by the Japanese company named Tomi. The game involved simple tasks like shooting balls into nets, pin ball style, only the action occurs in water. Present game giants like Nintendo have resurrected the Tomi toy and have merged another classic character, the Mario Brothers, to bring back the nineties.

May 17, 2007 at 6:29 pm 6 comments

The Gwapings!

I instantly felt that pang of pity for them because they’re not as famous anymore. And to paraphrase what Jomari Yllana said in the vid, they’re no longer recognized by the teens of today. So sad. But at least Direk Johnny still knows them.

April 6, 2007 at 2:28 pm 3 comments

Dawson’s Creek

This began in 1998 and I think it spurred the teen show phenomenon in the US in the Philippines. It aired on WB along with Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Roswell.

I used to rely on my friend for newer seasons. She had a sister in the States who taped the episodes for her. On hindsight, that’s our life before the advent of Makati Cinema Square (you know why), Limewire, You Tube, and Bit Torrent. We’ve gone a long way, baby– technologically, that is.

Moving on, I think Season 3 was the most exciting of all because that’s where Pacey (Joshua Jackson) and Joey (Katie Holmes) get together. Yes, my teenage brain, at that time lived for stories like these. So here’s a clip I’ve managed to grab from YouTube. It’s Episode 19 from Season 3 where cute Jonathan Lipnicki has a cameo appearance.

March 17, 2007 at 3:09 am 8 comments

Classroom wars: Hiphop vs. Metal

In my old high school, there were only two kinds of boys. Those who worshipped Puff Daddy, the Wu Tang Clan, Tupac Shakur, and Pras Michel and those who headbanged with Cheese, Greyhoundz, and Linkin’ Park. So guys, I hope you willingly share where you sided in the bi-polar world of music and men’s fashion in the late nineties.

“Metal ka ba? or Hiphop?”

linkin park


So So Def


March 16, 2007 at 12:53 am 13 comments

The Tick

One of the amusing superheroes of the 90s was The Tick. I used to watch it on RPN 9 with my brother (who introduced me to the show), we’d always laugh at this superhero’s antics and depth (yes! he talks about stuff that are somewhat not what you get from the typical superhero). The show was great because it was something different from all the spiderman/woman, batman and superman cartoons proliferating the tv stations back then. In case you guys kinda have no idea what I’m talking about (nooooooo!) or have forgotten who this guy is, watch the video! Its hilarious!

March 15, 2007 at 10:42 pm 3 comments

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  • Oh Tokyo! October 29, 2007
    The show’s goal was simple: to give the Pinoys an overview of the Japanese culture. We love it for the host’s flawless translation of Japanese to Filipino. It also helps that she speaks in a sing-song voice while she asks the Tokyo-dwellers about their day-to-day living. Sad to say, this show stopped airing in RJ […]
  • Hasbeenhood October 28, 2007
    Seen these 90’s teen stars lately? 1. Phoebe Cates (Fast Times at Ridgemont High) 2. Jonathan Taylor Thomas (Wild America) 3. Jonathan Jackson (Camp Nowhere) 4. Brandy (Moesha) 5. Tia and Tamara Mowry (Sister, Sister) 6. Macaulay Culkin (Home Alone) 7. Daniella Fischer (Boy Meets World) 8. Larissa Oleynik (Alex Mack) 9. Rachel Leigh Cook […]
  • For kicks: Guess this 90s Telenovela October 27, 2007
    The year was 1998 and we, as a nation, have just recovered from the Thalia telenovela avalanche. We needed a change of pace so here’s a soap whose heroine is a child. Her height is as tiny as her voice! I love her show-gum smile and lengthy lashes. The story was interesting in the beginning: […]

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