Dont know if there is an existing thread about this. Just feels good to take a break and go back in time. So sa mga Martial Law babies and for those who still remember..hope you can share your memories.
I remember family day every Sundays going to Cubao. Visiting SM Shoemart first, hanging out at the makeshift "park" in the middle of the 2F (with the red old phone booths, the Bon Appetit store in the middle and the green carpet which served as the grass), then crossing over to Rustan's, then to Ali Mall to go to Skatetown, then finally Fiesta Carnival for the Horror Ride, the PAL simulation plane and of course, the Roller Coaster. Favorite joints of the family then were 20/20 Hamburger, Tom Sawyer's along Quezon Ave (now Opel Showroom), Choochoo Junction, Yumyum Tree, Tropical Hut Hamburger at the corner of EDSA and Ortigas (beside SEC Bldg), Arby's in Greenhills while watching the RC car fanatics show off their RCs inside the parking lot. Some Sundays were spent inside the CCP Complex, riding the sidecar bikes as you pedal along Manila Bay.
Summertime meant making the village streets your playground. Waking up at 7AM, patiently waiting for Fr. Sonny Ramirez to end Sharing In The City, as you were excited about Saturday Fun Machine. After SFM, taking to the streets and playing all the street games (patintero, piko, pepsi/7up, taguan base etc) then going back inside the house at 3PM for your daily siesta, since you were tired and nothing good was on TV around that time back then anyway (After the Yagit/Ambos Mundos/Emergency Room marathon soaps on Channel 7, or Heredero on Ch. 9, it was the start of the dead hours. Dead hours on TV meant Tele Aralan ng Kakayahan, Damayan, Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko, 50s and 60s LVN and Sampaguita Picture flicks)
I could go on and on..