Wandering Tableau: 90’s kid

Being a 90’s kid made me realize that there were a lot of things kids are missing these days. Our generation were able to experience the old and the new. 90’s kids were able to play on the streets everyday when tablets and computers were still not a thing. We then started ditching snail mails to emails and everything just unfolded to things presenting the virtual world. Social media account craze come to life and we left our scrap books and the traditional games away to keep up with the world.

For this installment, I’m sharing photos of kids I met along the way during my travels. True enough, they’re no longer part of the 90’s generation but they’re activities embodies the 90’s kid.
dsc01744Taken at Santander, Cebu. When the sun was about to set, some kids were trying to end the day with a quick dive.

dsc00996This was taken on the way to  Mt. Talinis summit in Negros Oriental. A kid playing with a spider on a stick.

dsc02008A kid who doesn’t want to be left behind while the other family member were busy shell picking for lunch.


These snaps just proove that a certain generation will always leave a mark to the new ones. The things that we used to do may not be adopted but it will surely leave a mark that the new ones can relate.

How about you were you able to see yourself from one of these children? Have you played the same game or do the same activity?

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    Dominic Barrios
    November 27, 2016 at 7:55 am

    I remember during my childhood, we played with spiders too. We were looking for the best spiders we can find on trees, plants, or everywhere. We take care of it, feed it, play with it or train it (whatever that means). Then we ready them for a fight. I’ve never really been able to find a good spider. I don’t even know where to find them. But it was really a thrill to see those kinds of things back in the days. Today, kids just love to play with their gadgets. I hope to see more playmates for my daughters as they grow up and experience the joy of playing outdoors.

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    Carlo Andrew Olano
    November 18, 2016 at 1:28 am

    I would rather collect kaka or spiders than Pokemon. It was fun and nonsense but that is exactly what the children of today will say.

    Here is what I have while growing up:

    Luthang Wars instead of DOTA
    Game and Watch instead of mobile phones
    Kasing instead of BeyBlade
    Flying House, Super Book, GI Joe, Voltes V instead of Naruto, One Piece
    Battle City, Contra, Mario instead of the gazillion games in the app store

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    Kati Allan-Balayan
    November 14, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Certified 90’s kid here 🙂 I think we can take pride at being the generation who were able to both experience the joy of typing using a typewriter and a computer in the same lifetime haha! The games that I missed seeing being played nowadays are those that would cover you in dirt by the end of the day — patintero, luksong baka, shato.

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    November 13, 2016 at 9:59 am

    I remember spending quite some money buying spiders and have them fight with other spiders. Hahaha! Oh, childhood, how have you gone so far already? What does one do to childhood whilst realizing he’s not anymore a child?

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    November 13, 2016 at 9:27 am

    We really very lucky to have been able to enjoy both sides of that aspect of life. I miss playing “bato lata” with my childhood friends, but at the same time, I really appreciate the improvement and convenience that technology has brought upon our lives as well. 🙂

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    Channel Marie Imperial
    November 12, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Never been a fan of playing spiders. But I had a big collection of cards but my dad burned everything. Just imagine the horror I felt. You’re childhood being burned right in front of you. Hahahaha! No wonder I’m weird.

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    November 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    yeyyyy for being part of the 90s kids (though we’re all adults now, huhu). Although there is a huge change between generation, I think that it is inevitable. Change is forever constant. I’m sure the new generation will complain that the future generations didn’t get to enjoy life as much they did, just like us 90s kids complaining about them not totally enjoying their childhood as much as we did. =)

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    Blair Villanueva
    November 7, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Yay! I’m a 90s kid and I experienced all of these.. yup including hunting for spiders and storing inside the used match sticks box (actually I intentionally sneaked and emptied the box to make room for my spidey!). It was so much fun before!

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    November 6, 2016 at 10:07 am

    We truly are fortunate enough to have experience both sides of having to play outside, as well as enjoying the luxury brought upon by technology. On that note, I really do miss the carefree feeling of just playing the afternoon away with my best friends and not worrying about anything aside from things like how many times you were “it” during dakop-dakop. Hahaha.

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    November 6, 2016 at 3:43 am

    i am a 90s kid and i remember that when clock strikes at 4, I am already out playing with my neighbors 🙂 We played luto-luto using cans, sticks and kalamunggay.

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    Wandering Soul Scamper (AJ)
    November 4, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    There has been a lot of changes now in our society. parents would not allow their children to go outside and enjoy the childhood. Instead, parents will provide the kids with gadgets and PCs . Kids of today, tend to play games that are dependent on technology unlike the previous generations that we’re able to play dirt during childhood days.

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    Jullian Robin Sibi
    November 4, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    I love being a 90’s kid! I love those times where phones and computers were an afterthought in our childhood. 🙂

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    November 4, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    True. Every generation will always leave a mark to the coming ones. I had a great childhood and I am really proud to be 90’s kid. 😀

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    Rome of Basta Bisaya
    November 3, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Yes, nakaduwa kog kaka when I was kid. Daghan pa tong mga outdoor games nga ambot kinsang mga bataa karon ang nagduwa pa niini. 🙂

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    Thelittlelai: Beyond limits
    October 31, 2016 at 6:59 am

    You made me take back all the memories I had during my elementary days. We always travel to a newly harvested corn field to look for a spider where we usually let them fight on the next morning. I’m super blessed to have experienced all those that most kids nowadays are not able to go through it.

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    Gabrielle Crystal RoseBonniee ~
    October 30, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Give me 5 sis! I´m from those 90´s kids as well and I´m really great I was raised like the “old school” kid. Kids nowadays don´t even know how it looks like live without a smartphone or the Internet, what is really sad sometimes. ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ

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    October 30, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    I love being part of a generation that experiences the old and new! Sometimes I’m thinking : is incredible that I experienced a time where we didn’t have Internet. Growing up was so different. And I love seeing both sides.

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    October 30, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    An 80’s I am, but the 90’s experience along with the 80’s is one I cant forget, growing uo was fun, unfortunately the world of today has taken away he fun for new generation kids and replaced all with technology.

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    October 30, 2016 at 9:17 am

    I certainly loved my childhood and have so many amazing memories of it. Technology has its pros and cons and as long as it’s used for the better, I believe it can truly change lives. I allow my son to play video games and even watch YouTube. And when it’s not raining in the afternoon, I shoo him away to play outside with his friends. HAHA.

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    October 30, 2016 at 7:01 am

    I like the idea of posting pics of kids you took random shots of. Natuwa lalo ako sa girl. She is cute plus she’s holding a really cute dog. When you take photos and look at them, the photos themselves start to tell a story. How close these stories are to real life, who knows? The point is, there is a story. That is how I see photos.

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    Pam / Hey, Miss Adventures!
    October 29, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    I’m technically an 80’s kid although just a little over two months away from the 90s.

    I do miss playing outside (haha) and staying there the whole day. Much has changed in our neighborhood and we wouldn’t allow our daughter to go out since it’s too hot and there are no longer trees around. Also there’s houses and concrete all over so there’s really no great place to play. The mountains and the beaches are probably the only time we let her play “outside”. I do wish there are more opportunities to let her play with dirt.

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    October 29, 2016 at 10:23 am

    I was a late 90’s kid (like really late. Lol)
    But my childhood was definitely fun in the right way too 🙂

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    Jasmin N
    October 29, 2016 at 6:52 am

    as a 90’s kid, I’m happy I got to experience both, living without tech & living with tech. I’d go back in a blink of an eye if it was possible 😀

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    Foureyed Laagan
    October 28, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    I agree with this. Hooray to 90s kids that were lucky to experience both generations. Kids from the city nowadays are really dependent to technology – tablets, phones, computers. While I was on the same age before I was playing street games and the like hahaha

    But the generation can be saved by children who still the 90s way especially from provinces and I think they are lucky to experience the #perfectChildhood that hey have.

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