Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Family Shows, Family Time

I still remember the old television set we had when I was growing up in Noveleta, Cavite in the 1970’s. It was boxed in a wooden cabinet with sliding doors, an antenna on top and wooden legs. It had four dials. One to turn it on and to adjust the volume as well. Another one to change the channels ranging from 2 to 13. Also one for horizontal adjustment and another for vertical adjustment.

At night, my family (and once in a while neighbours, too) would gather around the TV and watch whatever show was on. One show that sticks in my mind is "John en Marsha," the family sitcom that starred Dolphy and Nida Blanca in the title roles and also the hilarious Dely Atay-Atayan as the rich mother-in-law whose line "Kaya ikaw John magsumikap ka" always ended the weekly show. Dolphy’s son Rolly Quizon and the young Maricel Soriano portrayed their children Rolly and Shirley.

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2 comments:

Darlene said...

I love to see a post with Winnipeg, Canada in it :)

Tonight is Everybody Hates Chris, which means the kids and I will be watching while Dad works late.

myepinoy said...

Hahaha, that big cabinet TV. At that time, if you own one, you are considered rich. It was expensive. Probably that is one of the reasons why most of us watched TV all at one time.

But now, it is no longer the case. TV's are so affordable that most people could afford to have one in every corner of the house.

Aside from that (unlike before), there are so many shows to watch and sources of entertainment are so wide. You have the normal TV stations, cable TV, internet and what have you. And of course the blogs.