December 04, 2006

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

It's been an amazing three months since the first Nostalgia List was posted on September 10th, 2006. Since then, Nostalgia Manila has been featured by other blog sites, as well as numerous newspapers, and magazines. There were no consious objectives when I first started this blog; I simply wanted to share with others this love and respect for all things past.

Nostalgia Manila has enthusiastically re-examined many forgotten wonders that have brought back wonderful memories to all the readers. Feeling nostalgic is a powerful emotion shared by many, and I've discovered that nostalgia can bring people together. I've received emails from people who have been reunited with long lost schoolmates, neighbors, and friends, through reading and contributing to this blog.

As we celebrate the holiday season, we can't help but feel somewhat nostalgic; hearing an old song, glancing at old photos, sharing our favorite stories; reminiscing with family and loved ones. It's that special time of year when we reflect on those special moments in our lives that has made us all unique. Nostalgia Manila is a window to our past; a place we often visit to relive and rediscover those treasured memories, finding peace and content from a source of purity and innosence.

Thank you to everyone who has continuously supported this blog. I would like to wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.

--Nostalgia Manila

Nostalgia Manila will be on leave for Christmas Break and will resume its regular posting schedule after the new year. We will be taking this time to collect new material for new and exciting features in 2007.

Nostalgia Manila has been the source for many people who wish to learn and revisit the joys of '60s, '70s, and '80s Pinoy Pop Culture. This site has been a treasure chest of information and photos, and I've noticed that quite a few people have been inspired in writing nostalgia related posts, stories, and articles, on various blogs, and using photos taken from this site.

I am not a fan of images that have ugly watermarks on them, and this is why I have decided not to place watermarks on the photos you find on this site, as this site is for everyone. But what I do ask in return is that if you wish to use any of the photos found here, or if you were inspired to write about something which was featured on this site, PLEASE MAKE A REFERENCE NOTE AND LINK BACK TO NOSTALGIA MANILA! It is a very small favor to ask, and I think it's common courtesy to acknowledge this site as a reference source. Many thanks, and continue to spread Nostalgia Fever!

Whether you're a true fan, or someone who just recently discovered this blog, spend hours of fun and enjoy Nostalgia Manila with family and friends!

Nostalgia Manila Radio plays all your favorite hits of yesterday. This holiday season, Nostalgia Manila Radio will be playing hits from the original VST & Company Christmas Album! Listen to these super RARE tracks and bring in the holidays with VST & Company!

Are you looking for something specific? The new search bar makes searching this blog so easy! Simply scroll down to the end of each page, and you'll find the new search bar. Enter your searches in the text field, click on "Search Nostalgia Manila", and it will do the rest. So go ahead and do some digging! You might just find what you're looking for.

Cruise down the sidebar and you'll find fun Nostalgia Polls. Vote and let everyone know what's on your mind. Check the poll stats and see what most people have voted. There's always a fun new poll to vote for when you refresh your screen.

Scroll down the sidebar and check out this new layout element, which displays newly posted comments. Get to know our readers and find out what they're saying about specific posts and features. You might be surprised to find a comment written by someone you know.

Try refreshing your screen, or press F5 and watch the title header change. Did you catch all of them? There are 4 header designs in rotation, so the more pages you visit, the more chances you'll see all 4. The Nostalgia Manila Cassette at the top of the sidebar performs as the NEW Home Link.

Scoll down the sidebar and find all your favorite shows and movies, re-released on DVD! MOUSE OVERthe title, and a preview box will appear! Nostalgia Manila always gives you the lowest prices, backed by an amazing return policy, powered by Amazon. What are you waiting for? Buy all your Nostalgia Goodies today!



Jingle Song Hits Favorites
Everyone used to love buying a copy of Jingle Song Hits, to simply learn the lyrics and chords to their favorite songs. Just like the original Jingle Magazine and Jingle Song Hits, Nostalgia Manila brings you your favorite hits! So go ahead and learn your favorite songs today!

Pormang Nostalgia
"Matindi ka ba pag dating sa pormahan?" Every week, Nostalgia Manila brings you hot fashions of the '70s and '80s! Mostly sent in by our readers, we review top fashions and accessories from these colorful decades.

Video Hit Parade Classics
Everyone used to watch Video Hit Parade. Just like our favorite afternoon program, Nostalgia Manila showcases your favorite music videos triweekly every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.

You can also BUY music straight from the video page! MOUSE OVERthe title link where it says "BUY!", and a preview box will appear! Nostalgia Manila always gives you the lowest prices, backed by an amazing return policy, powered by Amazon. What are you waiting for? Buy all your Nostalgia Goodies today!

NEW! Electric Company Mondays
Due to overwhelming requests, Nostalgia Manila proudly presents Electric Company Mondays! Watch your favorite Electric Company video clips, and remember why you loved this show as much as you loved Sesame Street. Own the original Electric Company Show on DVD today! MOUSE OVER to preview: The Best of The Electric Company DVD Set


Album Of The Week
Rediscover the magic of your favorite records and album covers!

Photo Nostalgia
Our readers take the spotlight with Tuesday's Photo Nostalgia: featuring special photos sent in by our readers. Send in your old photos (of the '60s, '70s, and '80s), and be seen by many. And who knows? You might even be seen by friends and people you've lost touch with through the years. Nostalgia Manila reunites people with Photo Nostalgia.

Mula Sa Mahiwagang Baul
Travel back in time and view amazing photos of places and faces. Want to know what the old Manila Hotel used to look like? Perhaps an old shot of Makati? Join us and many other readers as we reach in our Mahiwagang Baul for special photos that bring us back in time.


Nostalgia Treasure
Everyone has some Nostalgia Treasure waiting to be found. Dig up your Nostalgia Treasure and share it with all our readers! Simply send us photos of your Nostalgia Treasure, and we'll feature them in this fun weekly segment.

Nostalgia List
Television shows, old songs, food, places, just anything and everything! Nostalgia Lists contain various fun memories of the '70s and '80s. We encourage everyone to participate and add to these growing lists. Send us your list items! Those chosen will be added to the next Nostalgia List. (Please make sure you've gone through the existing Nostalgia Lists to see if your list items have already been posted.)

Battle Of The Stars
We bring in your favorite stars of yesterday to battle for your comments. Our readers get to leave comments on who they think would win a match for the winning title.


Cartoon TV Rama
How can we ever forget our favorite cartoons from back then? Cartoon TV Rama brings you video clips and famous scenes, taken from your favorite animated shows!

You can also buy DVD releases of your old cartoon favorites right on the video page! Simply MOUSE OVERthe title link where it says "BUY!", and a preview box will appear! Nostalgia Manila always gives you the lowest prices, backed by an amazing return policy, powered by Amazon. What are you waiting for? Buy all your Nostalgia Goodies today!

Star Photo Nostalgia: Let's Play "Sino Nga Ba Yan?"
How good are you at naming and identifying stars of yesterday? Test your classic cinema knowledge in this fun weekly feature.


Choose Your Own Adventure Book Of The Week
You used to read these when you were a kid, and now it's time to rediscover these amazing books! Nostalgia Manila brings you your favorite Choose Your Own Adventure titles every Friday.

Buy book sets of your favorite Choose Your Own Adventure titles, right on the feature page! Simply MOUSE OVERthe title link where it says "BUY!", and a preview box will appear! Nostalgia Manila always gives you the lowest prices, backed by an amazing return policy, powered by Amazon. What are you waiting for? Buy all your Nostalgia Goodies today!

The Sesame Street Lunchbox
The Sesame Street Lunchbox features video clips of all your favorite scenes from the original Sesame Street series. Awaken your imagination and watch the superb animated segments, and laugh at the brilliant comic sketches played by your favorite Sesame Street characters. This will truly bring out the child in you. Own the original Sesame Street on DVD today! MOUSE OVER to preview: Sesame Street - Old School, Vol. 1 (1969-1974) DVD Set


Nicholas Stoodley - Living In The Twilight Zone
Tune in every Saturday as the legendary Nicholas Stoodley recalls the Disco Decade in Manila when Martial Law, Cuban heels, Donna Summer, Coco Banana and a lot of hair combined in a frenzy of uncertain excitement.

Get to know the person behind Nostalgia Manila and read the Manila Bulletin Interview.

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Maraming salamat po!

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maiylah said...

happy holidays, too!
and also wishing you an awesome new year! :)

many thanks for starting this blog. :))

Richmond said...

Merry Xmas!!

Hello Kitty said...

Merry Christmas! I just want to thank you Nostalgia Manila for starting this amazing blog. Kung sino ka man, you are doing an amazing job in keeping our memories alive. Looking forward to more in 2007! Thank you and more power!

Arthur/Nurikane said...

Congratulations Kuya! I'll be picking up a copy of that magazine later tonight. Minewhile, have you heard about Manila's first ever class rock music station on AM band, called Rock 990?

Hope you visit my blog!

Happy Holidays! Cheers!

NeiLDC said...

i already added u in the link!!

ferdz said...

Congratulations on being featured! This is indeef a "Classical" site worthy of preserving in the blog sphere. Looking for more of what you'll offer in 2007! :D

boy bawang said...

ang galing talaga nitong blog na ito. really looking forward to 2007! everyone should spread the word and everyone should tune in to nostalgia maaaaniiilaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! merry christmas!

Anonymous said...

ang cute ng banner ng nostalgia manila. LETS BOLT IIIIN!!!!!!

Citizen of the World said...

Happy Holidays, Nostalgia Manila!

Radioactive Adobo

Jaja said...

Happy Holidays!I would love to do a link exchange!Thanks for keeping the nostalgia...that is manila...alive!

dessa girl said...

congratulations to nostalgia manila! this is definitely an amazing blog! have so much fun reading it! esp, now, we're organizing an 80's christmas party. i love it!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas! Miss ko talaga ang Pinas huhu :-(

juno said...

Wow, congrats sa mala milestone na nangyari na sa Nostalgia Manila. Isa talaga to sa pinaka favorite kong mga blogs! and one of greatest discoveries of 2006.
Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Pasko!
Ugaliing mag POPjuno!

P.S. Hinay-hinay sa hamon!


Keyser said...

Season's greetings! Will miss the updates on your vacation. =)

volume-addict said...

Thanks for dropping by the blog and sending your greetings.

Maligayang pasko rin sa inyo.

May your new year be filled with good karma as well.

zero voltage said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!! :D Looking forward to more nostalgia moments in 2007! ;D

carlotta said...

merry christmas too!
you've got a great blog here. i'll link u up! =)

and yeah, check this out: =)

wendell said...

maligayang pasko. i-hello mo na lamang ako sa madison square garden. it must be cold in new york right now. it is summer in canberra--pag awaw. it becomes winter to spirng weather pag gabi. stay cool.


gentletouchee said...

Happy Holidays!

Galeeng talaga ng blog mo, super! Kung may award lang ng Best Philippine Content, i'll give my vote to you!

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