8 Widely Held Truths of Pinoy Children of the 80s and 90s
In which we explore questionable things in these two awkward yet incredibly precious decades.
8. Wrap Kiss air fresheners (kisses) in tissue and they will “give birth.
This was a big hit among grade school and high school students. These little scented dots dubbed as “kisses” were treated like babies nestled in a container lined with cotton.
7. There’s a giant snake somewhere in the Robinson’s Galleria dressing rooms.
When “Galle” was the place to be for elephant pants-wearing, Dreamscape-attending high school students, many believed that there was a giant snake lurking in the department store dressing rooms. Another version says that it’s half-snake, half-human, who is the twin brother of one of the mall owners. Think this is detailed? It gets darker
6. Siopao is made of cat meat.
There was reportedly shortage of pork and an abundance of cats.
5. The gnomes and angels at your schools are alive at night.
The unassuming little lawn ornaments with their flowers, shrooms, and creepy faces start crawling out of the grass once you’re in bed.
4. If a frog pees on you, you’ll get warts.
Basically, you’ll start looking like one of these amphibians, too.
3. Don’t sleep while your hair is wet. You’ll go blind.
Mothers and titas would usually be the ones to remind you: lie down on the bed while your hair is wet, and you literally won’t see the light of day again. Some would actually sleep sitting down.
2. Don’t make funny faces; your face will freeze and look like that forever.
ie. Mahipan ka ng masamang hangin diyan!
1. A broken Family Computer disk could be brought back to life by blowing the sides.
This is obviously the incorrect way to do it (wetting/wiping the cartridge pinout with alcohol is the recommended cleaning method), but the amazing thing is, it works almost every time!
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