8 Things You’ve Experienced If You Went to Elementary in the Philippines in the 2000s

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8 Things You’ve Experienced If You Went to Elementary in the Philippines in the 2000s

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| November 27, 2017

5. Your school supplies were artista notebooks, magic pencils, and slam books in a trolley bag

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Trolley bags made you feel really cool and rich pulling it around the whole day. You don’t need to suffer under the weight of books like your ordinary classmates do!

Your classmates in backpacks? They probably had notebooks bound by yarn with artistas as covers.

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But one of the best notebooks you had was probably the slam book. You had to sign every one of your classmate’s slam books and answer “Who is your crush?” “Define love.” and give your personal message to the owner. Oftentimes this is where crushes in the classroom are revealed, much to your delight.

And of course don’t forget your magic pencils! Lose one pencil and you’re doomed!


6. Cleaner duties

Bunot and shoe rags were essentials if your row was the designated cleaner. Everybody else could leave but you had to stay to make the floors shiny. And when you’re done, all your friends have gone home already.


7. Invisible messages and Disappearing Ink pranks

Who didn’t love these things as kids? Secret messages were written on notebooks, walls, and even on the skin! We couldn’t resist the urge to shine the blue light on every blank page we saw thinking that there might be a message for us.

Pranking was also a thing when we used to buy Magic Disappearing Ink and smear it all over our pristine white uniforms, much to the horror of our moms.


8. Your toys consisted of Tamagotchis and Gameboys, and even Kisses!

Tamagotchi, Aroma Beads, Kisses, Gameboy

Tamagotchis and Gameboys might have been one of our first introductions to virtual reality. Those 8-bit games were really addicting and kept you up at night worrying about your pets or itching to play to win a game.

But the thing that fascinated us the most at one point are Kisses. One is the jelly marble type and the other are colorful scented beads. We believed that if we put them in a jar they would procreate! Sorry to rain on your childhood but they don’t procreate, they just become bigger, giving us the illusion of there being more. #ThatPartOfChildhoodWasALie

Oh how we miss elementary days! Now go and reminisce those days with your elementary friends!


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