1970s Gen X youth kick millenial ass BIG TIME! πŸ‘Š



I grew up in a community along Aurora Blvd. near Kanto Katipunan in Quezon City in the Philippines during a time when most of us treated each other like Family. We went outside to play, we got dirty and we didn't eat fast food....we ate fried bananas and boiled sweet potatoes, fresh vegetables and home cooked meals.

We played Taguan, Habulan, Agawan Base, Mother May I, Touch The Color.., Jack Stones , Marbles, Tex, Bahay-bahayan, Luto-lutuan, Chinese Garter, Patintero, Piko (hopscotch), Shato, Tubigan, Chess, Chinese Checkers, Roller Skated, Scootered and raced against each other in the street. There was no bottled water, we drank from the garden hose. We watched cartoons on Saturday morning and lolo's favorite 'Oras ng Ligaya' in the evenings on our black & white TV. The 'Wild, Wild West' was lola's choice.

We rode our bikes for hours without a cell phone, climbed on trees to get Guava and Santol.  We weren't AFRAID OF ANYTHING not even walking home alongside the highway without adult supervision. If someone had a fight, that's what it was...a fist fight and you lived and moved on...The street lights were your curfew. School was mandatory. We watched our mouths around our elders because we knew If you DISRESPECTED any grown up you're gonna get HIT with whatever's close. Parents parented their children back then and we respected our parents.

How I miss those days!!


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