KAPAG 90’s KID KA, ALAM MO DAPAT ANG KANTANG ITO.
THIS. THIS. THIS. This show is a collection of little stories for children, and every little story has a moral that it teaches. By using creative stories to teach, it really imprints the lessons into the audience’s mind and that’s what made this series so beloved; it has that The Little Prince feel to it. The settings are ridiculous at times, but it has little gems, like Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
I might not have watched Magic School Bus and Big Comfy Couch like everyone, but man, I would never ever trade the experience of watching Hiraya Manawari and other amazing 90s Filipino children’s shows for anything else.
TV programs used to be phenomenal; what happened? I remember waking up early to catch Hiraya and other educational shows, but once they stopped airing, I more or less stopped watching TV. But then again, I suppose it was good, because in looking for the wonder that these shows evoked, it drew me closer to literature.
So thank you, 90s Filipino TV, for broadcasting such goodness. I especially thank you for Hiraya Manawari (that show was crazy amazing) (can you tell it’s my favourite?), because it introduced me to the world of words. You’re to blame for all the writing and linguistics in my life ;)It first came out when I was 3, and I watched it until I was around 11 or 12. No wonder I still know the words to this intro!