my niece, M, had a sort-of educational experience when i brought her with me inside a vintage store yesterday. as i was browsing through the various items reminiscent of the 50s to the 70s era, M called my attention. she was pointing to an old turntable and asked what it was. at the time, the turntable had a vinyl record playing.

i then realized that this was a new experience for M. she was seeing those things for the first time, things that were used before the advent of digital technology. i then started to 'educate' her.

on one table were three rotary dial telephones in different colors. they looked like the ones provided by pldt in the 70s. i remembered ours was a black one. M, after seeing the phones, was puzzled how one could make a call when there were no buttons to push. there were a lot of other items in that shop and each item brought questions from M.

as for myself, being a 70s baby, some of the items there were also before my time. but at least, i had an inkling what those items were and their uses coz they didn't differ much from the things i saw while i was growing up . but for M, those same items were like coming from another dimension.

by the way, the shop's name is vintage pop and it's located in marikina shoe expo in araneta center, cubao, along with other vintage shops. as for the reason why i was there in the first place, that would be a topic in another entry. ;-)


Blogger duke said...

uy, prends sila ni meg. hehehe. oo nga ate, ano yung umiikot na plaka na yun?

Jul 18, 2005, 2:36:00 AM  
Blogger tsutsugamushi said...

sayang at hanggang silip lang ako kasi closed yun nun nung nagpunta ako. ok din yung katabi niyang bookstore. tanda ko din yung black phone namin na rotary. pag nagkamali ka, i-re-redial mo which means that you need to dial the whole lot again...

tanda ko pa din yung tv namin na rotary dial din, na kapag gusto mong ilipat lalapitan mo yung tv at pag papatayin mo na, isasara mo na parang cabinet na me accordion cover.

Jul 24, 2005, 7:47:00 PM  
Blogger kero said...

duke: friends naman kami lagi ni meg ah. 0=) wag ka na magpakabata masyado...konti lang tanda ko po sayo. ;-)

tsutsugamushi: bumalik nga rin ako last night pero maaga sila nag close. ang sarap kasing balik balikan yung mga display nila, parang binabalikbalikan mo na rin yung kabataan mo. =)

Jul 24, 2005, 10:18:00 PM  

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