10 Unforgettable Fads of Our Youth
SPOT.ph looks back at some of the teen trends that took over '80s and early '90s Manila.
Friendship Bracelets What they were: Handmade bracelets made of string, yarn, beads, and other arts & crafts materials. They came in various colors and designs. You bought them from your crafty classmate, a street vendor, or better yet, made one as your labor of love for your best friend. Why we loved them: Before Gossip Girl unleashed the conniving vixens in all of us, friendship was a term that '80s kids took seriously. When wearing a friendship bracelet, you had to follow the golden rule: Never take it off (not even in the shower) or you and your best friend will fight. You should let it die a natural death when it falls off on its own or gets tugged accidentally.
Illustrations by Red de Leon.