January 31, 2007

Star Photo Nostalgia: Let's play "Sino nga ba yan?"

"Uy! Si ano yan a...! Si... si ano!" Sino nga ba? Kilala mo ba ang artistang nasa litratong ito? Tingnan natin kung namumukhaan mo siya. Sino siya? Sige nga! Leave your answers sa comments box. Ano pa ang hinihintay mo? Let's play!

Many thanks to our friend Alex Gudelosao for these photos.
Answer to our previous "Sino nga ba yan?"
1. Rogelio De La Rosa 2. Emma Alegre

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The Flying House Cartoon Opening Video

There was nothing like watching your favorite cartoons on a rainy afternoon after school, or waking up early to catch Saturday morning cartoons. Relive the best of '60s, '70s, and '80s cartoons with Cartoon TV Rama!

Watch video clips of opening sequences and famous scenes taken from your favorite animated shows!

The Flying House (1982)

The Flying House is an anime television series produced by Tatsunoko Productions in Japan in conjunction with the Christian Broadcasting Network in the United States. It was the companion series to Superbook, as it chronicles the events of the Bible's New Testament in 52 episodes in its first run from April 5, 1982 to March 28, 1983.

The series began in the middle of a game of hide and seek, as a young boy named Justin Casey who finishes counting and begins searching for his friends Angie and Corkey Roberts. As he searched for the brother and sister in the wooded area, a storm occurred all of a sudden. Justin managed to sneak up on the two before the rain started pouring, forcing them to run for cover. They would eventually find a house in the wooded area, previously unseen according to Justin. At first glance it appeared nobody was home after entering the house, until they discovered a robot named Solar Ion Robot (Kadenchin), or the acronym SIR. They would soon meet the owner of the house, Professor Humprey Bumble, who introduced the children to his greatest creation, a time machine.

Professor Bumble's attempt at recreating Benjamin Franklin's famous lightning experiment with the use of a kite flying outside the house to get the machine working only led up to SIR's temporary change in personality before sending the entire house on course for the past. The children never realized how long the journey back home would be due to Professor Bumble's misguidance and errors in time travel, but in the meantime they witnessed and participated (with little or no consequences) in numerous events in the Bible's New Testament, from John the Baptist's birth to the rise of the Apostle Paul.

Relive this amazing cartoon series today! Get the amazing DVD set at Nostalgia Manila's Retro Mart!

Watch More Cartoon TV Rama: The Skatebirds, The Robonic Stooges, & Wonder Wheels

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Round And Round - Spandau Ballet 80's Music Video

Tuwing hapon nanunuod ka noon ng Video Hit Parade. Ang dami mong mga music videos na napanuod, at ito ang una mong introduction sa mundo ng MTV. Marami kang nadiskubreng mga banda at music artists na may kanyakanyang mga hits, porma, at siyempre, music videos! Video Hit Parade Classics brings you classic music videos na hindi natin malilimutan!

Round And Round - Spandau Ballet
"I don't have to be so wise, you're just my fantasy, and I will fantasize."

Isa ito sa pinakasikat na kanta ng Spandau Ballet besides True, and Gold. 1985 lumabas itong love song hit na ito, at talaga namang patok sa mga feeling-senti noong araw. Kung babae ka, tiyak na crush-na-crush mo ang singer na si Tony Hadley; at kung lalake ka naman, eh ginagaya mo ang classy at '80s chic style ng banda. Maraming mga na-inlab sa kantang ito, at maraming natuwa noong unang lumabas ang video na ito sa video hit parade.

More Video Hit Parade Classics: Who Can It Be Now - Men At Work

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Battle Of The Stars! "Sino ang suave king?"

Who's cooler? Who's hotter? Who's the best of the best? It's Battle Of The Stars!

Time to choose a side, turn in your vote, and leave comments praising your favorite star. Interact with other readers and tell them why your star will come out victorious!

Keep track of the votes and see who gets voted the most. The more votes your star gets, the closer you are to victory! There can only be one! Let the battle begin!

Eddie Garcia vs. Dindo Fernando
"Black Mamba vs. Mortal!"
Kayo? Sino ang hari sa dalawang ito pag dating sa pagka-suave? Malalaman natin! Sige, comments na!

More Battle Of The Stars: Julie Vega vs. Janice De Belen

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Nostalgia Treasure: Nintendo Family Computer Robot.

"Naaalala mo pa ba ito?"Everyone has some Nostalgia Treasure waiting to be found. Dig up your Nostalgia Treasure and share it with all our readers! Simply take photos of your Nostalgia Treasure and send them to: nostalgiamanilamail[at]yahoo[dot]com and we'll feature it here at Nostalgia Manila!

Many thanks to our friend Menchu who sent in photos of this very cool Nintendo Family Computer Robot.

For more Nostalgia Treasure check out: Jollibee Characters Song Collection Cassette Tapes

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Nostalgia Bloggista: Cathy Babao Guballa

Are you a Pinoy Blogger? Get featured as a Nostalgia Bloggista! Not only are you sharing your wonderful memories of the '70s and '80s, but you also get a free link back! This is a great way to introduce your blog and get a lot of exposure! Just send me an email, write "Nostalgia Bloggista" on the subject line, and you'll soon be featured here on Nostalgia Bloggista!

Name: Cathy Babao Guballa
Blog: http://www.nancydrewandme.blogspot.com

1. Where did you grow up, and what made that place special?
I grew up on a lovely tree-lined street in a quiet subdivision in Quezon City. When I was a child there were still many empty lots on our street and in the afternoons we would chase dragonflies and play with Makahiya plants. In the evenings there would still be fireflies. It was (and still is) a very safe neighborhood.

2. What was your favorite tv show, cartoon, or children's show growing up? What did you like about these shows that made them your favorite?
I was a child of Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Eight is Enough and Little House On The Prairie. Melissa Sue Gilbert and I belong to the same age group :) I loved all the wholesome family shows and would look forward to watching them every week-end. I also enjoyed Petrocelli, Starsky and Hutch and S.W.A.T.

3. Favorite music group or artist? Most memorable song?
My dad exposed me to all kinds of music so as a child in the 70s I was hearing Sergio Mendez all the time. Thus, when I ended up marrying someone a decade older than myself, I could totally relate to the music of his generation.

4. Share with our readers one of your fondest memories of growing up.
Television, film and music and books were a HUGE part of my childhood. I suppose that can't be helped when you grow up with one celebrity/showbiz parent. My mother would tape for her TV shows on Saturdays and we would often spend the afternoons at the TV studio watching her work. Weeki-ends would be movie time with my mom and dad. At home, we always had music in the background for as far back as I can remember. And books! No Saturday would be complete without a trip to Alemar's, Erehwon or PECO and of course National Bookstore! I owe a lot of my passion for books and music to the exposure given to me by both my parents.

5. What do you miss from back then that's not available today?
Quirky as this may sound I miss those colored tin lunchboxes and soft magnetic pencil cases. These two items were my obsessions everytime a new school year would open. I also wish that there were more wholesome family TV shows that I could expose my children to.

More Nostalgia Bloggista: Ala Paredes

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Nostalgia List #18

"How many monkeys did you see?"
Nostalgia Lists contain various fun memories of the '60s, '70s and '80s. Everyone is encouraged to participate and add to these growing lists. Send in your list items to nostalgiamanilamail[at]yahoo[dot]com, and those chosen will be added to the next list. Please make sure to check past Nostalgia Lists to see if your list items have already been posted.

"Monkey-monkey Anabel. How many monkeys did you see?" ("Five!") "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and a riki-tiki-tik and a blue black sheep. I-spell NO, n, o. I-spell YES, y, e, s, Aaaaa-les!"

Natatawa ka sa kabadingan ni Soxy Topacio pag nanunuod ka ng Duplex.

Si Boots Anson Roa ang laging nagtitimpla ng kape sa mga Blend 45 Coffee commercials.

Ariel After Six hosted by Ariel Ureta.

Crush mo si Linda Carter ng Wonder Woman.

"Wow! Bitin! I want my Nostalgia List #19!"
Want more Nostalgia? Read: NOSTALGIA LIST #17

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January 29, 2007

Quad Carpark Photo 1975

Time is frozen in a single frame of film. Every bit of detail is perfectly captured by the camera lens. These photos take us back to those wonderful days when everything seemed so fresh and new, those days we wished would last forever. Relive those special moments in your life, and share your memories with Photo Nostalgia!

View from SM Makati towards Quad Carpark, circa 1975.

Many thanks to our friend Kuya Geezer of www.skyscrapercity.com who shared this amazing photo with us.

Send your old photos and memories to: nostalgiamanilamail[at]yahoo[dot]com, write "Photo Nostalgia" on the subject line, and we'll feature it here on Photo Nostalgia.

More Photo Nostalgia: Unimart Photo 1977

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Rizal Monument Photos '60s

Sift through this magic chest of amazing vintage photographs! Take a peek and let them transport you back to a time almost lost forever. Discover places you've never been, or revisit the places you always thought you knew; that is until you see what these places used to look like! Travel back in time and rediscover the Philippines.

More Mahiwagang Baul photos: Plaza Miranda Photo '60s

Many thanks to everyone at www.skyscrapercity.com, and the www.pinoyexchange.com forums.

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Hotdog / Unang Kagat Vintage LP

Album Of The Week is made possible through the kindness of our good friend Edward De Los Santos
. For the best source of classic records, vintage magazines, and other amazing vintage collectibles, visit his Ebay stores: philippine.music (Ebay Philippines), and oldbestseller (Ebay USA).



Many thanks to Terrapin at www.skyscrapercity.com for taking photos of this cool Hotdog Album.

More Records & Album Covers: Rico J. Puno / Tatak

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January 28, 2007

The Parrot & The Plumber The Electric Company Video

The Electric Company was an educational children's television series produced by the Children's Television Workshop, and broadcast 780 episodes over the course of six seasons, from 1971 to 1977.

The original cast included Morgan Freeman, Rita Moreno, Bill Cosby, Judy Graubart, Lee Chamberlin, and Skip Hinnant. Ken Roberts, who was best known as a soap-opera announcer, was the narrator of some of the segments during the first season. Watch unforgettable video clips of this amazing show every Monday here at Nostalgia Manila!

The Parrot & The Plumber
"Who is it?" "It's the plumber! I've come to fix the sink!"

Isa ito sa mga hindi mo makalimutan na animated sketches ng Electric Company. Ginagaya ninyo ng mga classmate mo ang nakakatawang dialogue na: "Whooooo is it?" "It's the plumber! I've come to fix the sink!" Kawawang tubero, at mukhang namatay siya sa bwiset. Napakasimple ng sketch, pero talagang nakakatawa. Panuurin natin!

More Electric Company Monday video clips: Spider-Man Meets The Spoiler

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Who Can It Be Now - Men At Work 80's Music Video

Tuwing hapon nanunuod ka noon ng Video Hit Parade. Ang dami mong mga music videos na napanuod, at ito ang una mong introduction sa mundo ng MTV. Marami kang nadiskubreng mga banda at music artists na may kanyakanyang mga hits, porma, at siyempre, music videos! Video Hit Parade Classics brings you classic music videos na hindi natin malilimutan!

Who Can It Be Now - Men At Work
"Who can it be knocking at my door?"

Matapos ang box office success ng Bagets, maraming sumunod na teen movies; at di hamak na popular ang mga pelikula ni Aga Muhlach. Isa na doon ang pelikulang Hot Shots, co-starring Herbert Bautista, and Gary Valenciano. Ginamit itong kantang ito sa isang memorable scene ng pelikula, at marami ring mga maliliit na detalye na hiniram ng eksena sa video na ito. Ito ang pinaka sikat na kanta ng Men At Work, at ito ang kanilang memorable contribution sa dekadang '80s.

More Video Hit Parade Classics: Burning Flame - Vitamin Z

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Hot Vintage Fashion: 70's West Germany Made Porsche Carrera Folding Sunglasses

Feast your eyes on the grooviest, most amazing threads you'll ever find! Walk into a closet filled with the rarest vintage gear, unique accessories, and all kinds of clothing that will surely take you back to a colorful decade you always loved.

Nostalgia Manila picks out the hottest in original vintage fashion with Pormang Nostalgia!

"Pare sandali lang, at titiklupin ko muna itong salamin ko."

Maraming salamat kay Alex for sending in photos of these rare Porsche Carrera folding sunglasses. Frames manufactured in West Germany! This is the real deal!

Matindi ka ba pagdating sa pormahan? Send us photos of your Pang-Pormang Nostalgia! Send to: nostalgiamanilamail[at]yahoo[dot]com
For more "Pormang Nostalgia!" check out: 70's 3 Stripe Taiwan Cougar Trainers

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Stairway To Heaven / Led Zeppelin Chords & Lyrics

Learn to play and sing the songs that have keept your fondest memories alive! Jingle SongHits Favorites brings you timeless classics that have always warmed our hearts. Let these songs take you back to all those wonderful years. It's yesterday once more.

Artist: Led Zeppelin

A m G# + C D F maj7 G A m

A m G# + C D
There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold

F maj7 G A m
and she's buying a stairway to heaven

A m G# + C D
When she gets there she knows if the stores are all closed

F maj7 G A m
with a word she can get what she came for

C D F maj7 A m C G D
Oh_ __ oh____ and she's buying a stairway to heaven

C D F maj7 A m
There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure

C D F maj7
'cause you know sometimes words have two meanings

A m G# + C D
In a tree by the brook there's a songbird who sings

F maj7 G A m
Sometimes all of her thoughts are misgiven

A m G# + C D F maj7 G A m

G/B A m7 D sus4 D A m7 E m D C D
Oh___ it makes me wonder

A m7 D sus4 D A m7 E m D C D
Oh___ it makes me wonder

C G A m
There's a feeling I get when I look to the west

C G F A m
and my spirit is crying for leaving

C G A m
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees

C G F A m
and the voices of those who stand looking

A m7 D sus4 D A m7 E m D C D
Oh___ it makes me wonder

A m7 D sus4 D A m7 E m D C D
Oh___ it really makes me wonder

And it's whispered that soon if we all call the tune
then the piper will lead us to reason
And the new day will dawn for those who stand long
and the forest will echo with laughter

If theres a bristle in your hedgerow dont be alarmed now
it's just a spring clean for the May queen
Yes there are two paths you can go by but in the long run
there's still time to change the road you're on

Your head is humming and it wont go in case you dont know
the pipers calling you to join him
Dear lady can you hear the wind blow and did you know
your stairway lies on the whispering wind

D D sus2 D D sus4 D D sus2 D D sus4 C C add9 C C add9 C

(For the solo and the remaining lyrics use a Am G F G bar chord sequence.)

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul
There walks the lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to know
how everything still turns to gold
And if you listen very hard
the time will come to you at last
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll

F maj7 G A m
And she's buying a stairway to heaven.

More Jingle Song Hits Favorites: While My Guitar Gently Weeps / The Beatles

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Voltes V Stage Presentation Video

We found this on YouTube and thought it was fun to watch. It's a video of the SPC Christmas Party 2004, and a group presents their Voltes V stage number. The group really did some good work on the costume details. Panuurin natin!

For more Voltes V: Commercial Break: Voltes V: Volt In Box!, Laida (Daimos) vs. Zandra (Voltes V), Quiz time! Which member of Voltes V are you?
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January 27, 2007

Nicholas Stoodley - Living in the Twilight Zone Chapter 5

Tune in every Saturday as Nicholas 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.

Chapter 5 - An Alien Culture

The early days were a bit of a blur. Here I was in a foreign and sometimes truly alien culture sweating it out in a climate more suited to alligators than Englishmen! Outside there were an amazing amount of people with guns! There were check points and Martial Law and I was opening a store selling RTW clothing with my name outside - I was even decidedly unsure about the whole venture! And then there was the publicity! I wasn't really used to that. I'd had publicity before in Europe and had even appeared (drunk unfortunately and telling a dirty joke to the Premier of New South Wales) on TV in Australia, but the Philippines was so "personal". Everyone seemed to spend an inordinate amount of time just gossiping about everyone else: who was bonking who and why and when and even HOW. It is hardly surprising that the Philippines ended up as the text capital of the world!

In the mid 70's there wasn't much choice when it came to press publicity because Marcos had closed down a lot of newspapers for not being too friendly to him so one was very much left with the Bulletin Today and it's magazine, PANORAMA. Chelo Banal interviewed me one afternoon Рa delightful young lady Рand soon I was chatting away nineteen to the dozen with no thought at all. As far as I was concerned we were just gossiping. Wrong. "And what did I think of our local actors?" I had been asked. "Well," I had stupidly said with no thought at all, "I think Christopher de Leon has about as much talent as a dead slug!" It had been a throw away line designed, I guess, to make me seem both clever and superior. Such is the naivet̩ of the young and inexperienced. Actually Christopher was the ONLY actor that I knew about at that time and he was, in fact, a good actor; but I was just having fun. Gossip. I was enjoying this. Christopher de Leon wasn't. As far as he was concerned it was libel or slander or whatever, but it wasn't Kosher and I was in for big legal trouble.

Life WAS casual in the Philippines and it was so easy to become ensnared in a situation without even realizing you had slipped down a honey-coated slope into an abyss of unfathomable proportions. There was NO SCRIPT to life in Manila – it was a crazy hodge podge of events that spontaneously erupted in the face of the unwary with alarming regularity. Invited to appear on a game show called SPIN-A-WIN I was suddenly grabbed in the full glare of God knows how many people on TV and made to dance with Elizabeth of the crazy hair Ramsey. Me, a reticent English virgin that had, up to that moment, thought himself adventurous. Was THAT ever my baptism of fire! And it was constant. Everyday brought new heart stopping events bubbling to the surface.

Drinking beer one evening with a friend at one of those open air bars on M.H. del Pilar (well kiosk would be more appropriate) I had gone off for a few moments to try and find somewhere I could buy a packet of Dunhill cigarettes and returned fifteen minutes later to find that, apparently, my friend had been taken away in a Police van with several others. Directed to the Western Police District Headquarters somewhere near the Hilton Hotel, I finally found him languishing in a filthy, smelly, crowded, locked room full of various miscreants and a few well dressed individuals looking both scared and out of place. Demanding to see the policeman in charge and summoning up all my British courage I was directed outside where a sloppily dressed man with a bulging belly, sweaty armpits and a presumably loaded gun was lounging across a table, obviously in the latter stages of a drinking contest with his buddies – also all with loaded guns. I was toast. But England didn't become the World's leading Imperialist Power for nothing and I managed to crack a meager joke that had all the cops laughing hysterically and inviting me to get as drunk as they were. "Well, just ONE bottle then". Four beers later I had won my friend's reprieve. His crime? None. It was beer money that's all; who wouldn't pay to get out of that hell hole? They even offered to drive me back to the bar from where I'd come but by then I doubted if they could even stand, let alone drive! Yes, it was an alien culture alright!

Previously: Chapter 4 - Curfew Passes

Start from the beginning! Read: Chapter 1 - An English Virgin

Nicholas Stoodley was born near London and has lived at one time or another in the South of France, Rome, Sydney, Tagaytay, England, Paris and Manila with plans to move to Ibiza shortly. A former assistant to Valentino in Rome, he arrived in Manila in 1976 and pioneered Ready to Wear in the Philippines with the NICHOLAS STOODLEY brand of casual clothing. During his stay in the Philippines Nicholas also won the PBA Invitational Basketball Conference in 1980 with his team from Los Angeles, designed and manufactured a Stainless Steel Sports Utility Jeep that was featured in the Frankfurt Motor Show and opened "Skatetown", a Roller Disco with Jorge Araneta in Cubao. And that was just the first course!

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Burning Flame - Vitamin Z 80's Music Video

Tuwing hapon nanunuod ka noon ng Video Hit Parade. Ang dami mong mga music videos na napanuod, at ito ang una mong introduction sa mundo ng MTV. Marami kang nadiskubreng mga banda at music artists na may kanyakanyang mga hits, porma, at siyempre, music videos! Video Hit Parade Classics brings you classic music videos na hindi natin malilimutan!

Burning Flame - Vitamin Z
"And I'm left so naked like a burning flame."

Kahit na pareho ang record label ng Vitamin Z sa Tears For Fears, hindi masyadong naging popular ang banda sa labas ng England. Ang kantang Burning Flame ay sumikat sa US dance charts noong 1985, at naging popular sa mga radio stations sa Manila. Noong panahong iyon, pinapatugtog itong kantang ito ng mga mobile sa mga sikat na parties, pati sa mga kilalang dance clubs ng panahon.

Dance to the sounds of the '80s, and relive the memories today!

More Video Hit Parade Classics: Feels Like Heaven - Fiction Factory

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January 25, 2007

Billy Joe Jive - Mystery of the Guitar String Sesame Street Video

Nostalgia Manila is proud to present: The Sesame Street Lunchbox! Featuring video clips of all your favorite scenes from the original Sesame Street series.

Sesame Street played a big role in educating the younger generation during the '70s. Many agree that the original series was far more imaginative and educational compared to the one you see today. This is for everyone who grew up with the original Sesame Street. Enjoy!

Billy Joe Jive - Mystery of the Guitar String
"My partner Sweet Susie Sunset and I are one the case."

Isa sa mga paburito mong animated segments sa Sesame Street ay si Billy Joe Jive. Siya at ang partner niya si Susie Sunset ay laging busy mag-solve ng mga mysteries. Dito sa episode na ito, tinulungan nila ang kanilang kaibigang guitarista, para hanapin ang kanyang guitar strings. Napakagaling ng animation at ng groovy soundtrack. Paminsan-minsan nagpapakita ang kanilang palpak na kaibigan na si Wrongway, na nakasuot ng t-shirt na may letter O. Heto at panuurin natin!

More Sesame Street Lunchbox: Wanda The Witch

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