The things and activities that Filipino families enjoy and delight in have been constantly evolving as time pass by. Here’s a simple summary of the bonding tasks that comprise our fondest memories through the decades.
Family bonding in the 1980s
Those from the Generation X could surely share fond memories of family get-togethers that can be considered odd these days. Most of our millennials may not have experienced gathering with other kids to hear grandma’s stories of folklore and legends at night.
Group kite-flying activities were also common during the 1980s, when most family bonding itineraries involved simple but fun activities outdoors. It was also the decade when many families especially those residing in and near the metro prefer to spend weekends at the Manila Zoo and Fiesta Carnival, which used to be a major landmark within the Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City.
Quality time in the 1990s
Family bonding events in the 1990s were mostly consisting of home-based activities like watching television and watching VHS tapes together. In this decade, cable TV started to grow across the country and movie rentals through VHS tapes rose in popularity.
Some families also enjoyed many weekends playing Monopoly in the afternoon, while others preferred to play Tetris and videogames like Super Mario for a whole day.
In the new millennium
Family bonding activities stepped up in the new millennium. Many families have started building traditional get-togethers through enjoying videoke sessions, which also prove most Filipinos’ natural fondness of music and singing. Now, it can be hard to imagine family bonding activities at home without videoke.
And who could not miss enjoying online activities with the family? Some families play online video games together, while others enjoy movies, TV series, online games, and apps through Internet streaming. Thanks to the advent of modern online media, family bonding activities still proceed (virtually) even if some family members are out of town or out of the country.
Of course, many families also enjoy taking videos and groufies together whether they are at home, at the mall, or enjoying a getaway out of town.
Refreshment favorite for every family activity
Through the evolution of Filipino family bonding activities, there are some things that have never changed. Filipinos naturally love to eat; thus, every family meal instantly becomes an important family get-together, and each eating session would not be complete without thirst-quenching refreshment.
The distinct Filipino ‘timpla’ in cold juice has been kept constant, thanks to homegrown brand Eight O’Clock. The powdered juice drink brand remains ‘Pinoy na Pinoy’ no matter how family preferences are evolving.
“Filipino families have enjoyed the delicious taste of Eight O’Clock for more than 20 years,” said Teejae Sonza, marketing manager for Stills and New Categories of Coca-Cola Philippines, which manufacture the juice product.
“We take pride that no matter how much time changes the bonding activities of Filipino families, Eight O’Clock continues to provide that truly ‘Timplang Pinoy’ that generations and generations of Filipino families have come to love.”
The powdered juice drink brand captures the tasty and unique blend of sweet and sour orange flavor perfect for every Pinoy family to enjoy. It has immune-active agents to help boost the family’s immune system, and each mix can make up to six glasses per every economical pack.
Eight O’Clock is now available in supermarkets and retailers nationwide. Follow its official Facebook page to constantly get the latest on #TimplangPinoy.