Ah, the '90s. Life was simpler back then. A time when street games ruled over virtual ones and we still gave a huge amount of attention to the boob tube, thanks to shows like these Japanese goodies (and, for the fanatics, tandems like Jolina Magdangal-Marvin Agustin).
Speaking of television, that decade was also home to a host of very memorable commercials that will forever be part of the collective memory of the millennial generation. And since we're in the mood for a little nostalgia trip (lazy, non-working holidays have that effect), we decided to list 'em down below!
Read on for the nine most memorable TV ads from the decade of rotating brownouts and Fidel V. Ramos' "Philippines 2000" campaign!
THE ONE ABOUT FOOD VS. BOYS
Product: Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdog
Video via ADman1909
Because this girl has got her priorities straight. After all, food would never leave you…unlike that crush of yours. #MayForever #GoodbyeCarlo #Hugot
THE ONE ABOUT KNOWING WHAT YOU WANT—A CARBONATED ORANGE DRINK
Product: Royal Tru Orange
Video via Green
What better way to kick off a totally radical decade than with the late, great Francis Magalona rapping "Ito Ang Gusto Ko!"
THE ONE ABOUT LOVING SATURDAY MORNINGS
Video via dizwaltney2
The ginormous Pinoy fast food chain’s TVC perfectly captures the childhood joy of looking forward to the weekend. Because only the promise of Chickenjoy can get our lazy asses out of bed at 8 a.m. on a Saturday morning.
THE ONE ABOUT LOVING SATURDAY NIGHTS
Product: San Miguel Beer
Video via ADman1909
The "Sabado Nights" TVC is like the adult male’s counterpart of the Jollibee ad. It also gave every straight male unrealistic expectations on how a Saturday night at the bar should turn out. (Which in reality, ends up being a sausage fest.)
THE ONE WHERE YOU JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH
Year: Late '90s
Video via Jaspher TVC
When anthropomorphic chocolate malt tablets tell you to eat them to the catchy tune of Depeche Mode’s "Just Can’t Get Enough," then you must abide.
THE ONE ABOUT GIFTED CHILDREN
Video via Nowell Trinidad
Starring children who accomplished a lot of things at such a young age. Meanwhile, you were on the Family Computer.
THE ONE WHERE WE STILL KNEW CALI SHANDY EXISTED
Product: Cali Shandy