No, not marijuana joints, though they sort of tasted the same. Come on, they were Indonesian cigarettes! Your mileage may vary. But to me, these things tasted vile, like carburetor gas and rotten plums.
Rave culture was slowly coming out of the woodworks. Places such as Malate, Taguig, and Eastwood had become go-to places for underground dance parties.
What was the gimmick back then? How about some soapsuds to go along with the bass lines and the party drugs?
The billiards craze
If basketball was to the ‘90s, billiards was to the early 2000s. Blame it on the popularity of Efren “Bata” Reyes. Everybody aspired to be a World Pool Master back then.
Billiards halls sprouted like mushrooms all over the Philippines—and for students who liked cutting classes, mastering the sport was a good excuse to knock back Pale Pilsens in the middle of a school day.
Maybe this headline alone has already jogged your memory. This half-British, half-Filipina Viva Hot Babe was everywhere. And yes, love her or hate her, she paved the way for soft-core fun in the Philippines.
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