10 Unforgettable Fads of Our Youth
SPOT.ph looks back at some of the teen trends that took over '80s and early '90s Manila.
Drew Barrymore as Gertie in E.T.
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.