Top 10: Signs That You’re Turning 30

Published on September 02, 2013

… or you just did!

Last year, I started to list down the top 10 of any random stuff. And due to my never-ending laziness, I wasn’t able to continue it. Since I will be turning 30 in four months, I thought of making a post about the top 10 signs that you are about to hit the big three-ohh. Plus, I know that most of my readers are either in their late 20s or early 30s. Relate! :p

Though I am proud of it (because people always say that I look way younger than my age), there are still instances when I can’t help but tell myself, “WTH?! I AM OLD!” Yes, age is just a number. And even if those beauty products advertisements try to convince us the same, there are tell-tale signs that you are indeed getting old. I’m glad that I am welcoming this phase with so much grace and joy, but I couldn’t help but notice the “aging process”. Nyaha!

Etong signs ko, personal ko ‘to. Iba-iba kada tao. Kaya ‘wag niyo akong sabihan na “Uy kulang ‘yung blah blah blah blah” o kaya naman “Dapat number 1 ‘yung blah blah blah.” Kasi blog ko ‘to. Gawa kayo ng sarili niyong list kung gusto ninyo. Sign #11: Sumusungit ka na! Bwahahaha!!! =))

10. 1990s seem so near yet so far.

One time as I was watching Beauty and the Beast on Disney Channel, I checked on Google to see what year it was shown.

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1991!!! That means, Grade 1 pa lang ako nung pinalabas ang Beauty and the Beast! Naalala ko ‘yung pencil case ko na may second floor na may mukha ni Belle! I almost had a panic attack when I found out that Beauty and the Beast is 22 years old. This only means that I work with people who were not yet born when this award-winning animated film first came out. And it’s weird that I feel like it was just shown a few years ago. When you’re getting old, you lose track of time. Either it’s too slow or it’s too fast. Huwag niyo ng itanong ang The Little Mermaid. Hindi na siya pasok sa 1990s!


9. You have younger co-workers who do not know what a BETAMAX is.

One time, I talked to a new hire from my previous company. Ganito ‘yung usapan namin.

Me: Ilang taon ka na?
New Hire: 19 po.
Me: 19?! Legal na ba magtrabaho ang 19?! Anong year ka pinanganak?
New Hire: 1992 po.
Me: 1992???
New Hire: Opo.
Me: Alam mo kung ano ‘yung BETAMAX?
New Hire: Ano po ‘yun?

Ang saklap ng buhay nila. Hindi nila naranasan mag rewind ng BETAMAX tape gamit ang ballpen. Hindi rin siguro nila alam ‘yung red car na VHS rewinder pala. Same goes with Walkman. Baka hindi rin sila nakakita ng TV na iniikot pa ang channel. Sa totoo lang, ang lungkot ng childhood nila! Hahahaha!

But seriously, there are moments when I forget that not everybody I deal with every day are of the same age bracket as I am. I think older people also feel the same way when they talk to me. :p


8. You see Angelu de Leon playing a mother role in an afternoon teleserye and all you can think of is, “What happened to Peachy?”

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Once in your teenage life, naging theme song din ng buhay mo ang It Might Be You dahil sa Peachy-Joaquin love team! But people age. Bobby Andrews and Angelu de Leon can’t be our Saturday afternoon companion forever. They have to move on. Pero hanggang ngayon, nanghihinayang pa rin ako kay Raven. And I still wonder where Red Sternberg is! =))


7. Umiinit ang ulo mo sa tanong na “Anong year ka nag-graduate ng college?!”

Na masarap sagutin ng “Anong pake mo?!” Minsan, ka-level ang tanong na ‘yan ng “Kelan ka ikakasal” at ng “Bakit wala ka pang anak” o kaya ng “Bakla ka ba?” At ang lahat ng ‘yan, masarap sagutin ng “Wala kang pake!!!” Nyahahaha! Pansinin niyo sa mga officemates niyo, may maiinis talaga kapag natanong ng “Anong year ka nag-graduate?” Walang mintis yan, promise! :p


6. Your idea of a perfect Friday night is curling up in your bed while reading a book or catching up on your favorite US TV series.

Years ago, my idea of a perfect Friday night is having a dinner date with Boyet. Though some of you will probably say that it’s partying or hanging out with friends at Starbucks, I was never really in that phase. I’m naturally a homebody. An introvert since birth, I feel really suffocated when I’m in crowded places. So imagine, na-downgrade pa ako ng bongga now that I’m older! Kahit dinner madalas kinakatamaran ko na. My idea now of a perfect Friday night is having some peace and quiet time after a stressful work week. Pero minsan, nakaka-sideline naman ako ng dinner date with my husband or some friends. Hihi!


5. Nasasabi mo na with conviction ‘yung “Hay! Ang mga kabataan talaga ngayon!”

I used to hear these words from my parents and grandparents. It used to irritate me not knowing that I would soon be in the exact place they were. Now, I say the same words each time I see very young couples who are PDA-ing in the mall or when kids are glued with their gadgets while having dinner. Kids. Sigh!


4. You firmly believe that FRIENDS is still the best TV show of all time.

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Yes, Big Bang Theory and HIMYM are funny. Sex and the City even came close. But nothing can ever beat FRIENDS! Growing up, I would daydream of hanging out in Central Perk with Chandler, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Ross and Rachel. Until now, I still watch reruns of FRIENDS. And if you grew up watching it, I bet you are one of the millions of fans who hopes for a FRIENDS reunion. :)


3. Miss na miss mo na ang Wonder Boy, Pritos Ring, Bazooka at Captain Sid.

‘Yung mga bata ngayon sosyal na e. Pringles, Lay’s at Herr’s lang ang kilalang junk foods. Kapag simpleng bata, pwede na ‘yung Ma’am Inasal! Nyaha! Pero noong panahon namin, mas ok at mas mura ang mga chichirs. At hanggang ngayon, hinahanap-hanap mo pa rin!

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Dati, ngunguya ako ng 3 Bazooka nang sabay sabay kasi may libreng comic strips haha! Kapag kakain ka naman ng Pritos Ring, dapat isusuksok mo muna sa lahat ng mga daliri mo sa kamay. ‘Yung Wonder Boy naman, sikat sa mga bata pati na rin sa mga sunog-baga sa kanto. Favorite pulutan nila! At ‘yung Captain Sid, hindi mo tatantanan kahit namumuti na ang lips mo sa sobrang alat! Na-try mo lahat ‘to? Pwes, welcome to the CLUB OF TANDERS! =))


2. Kilig na kilig ka sa reunion performance ng ‘N Sync, Spice Girls, Destiny’s Child at Backstreet Boys.

I felt like 16 again while I was watching the reunion performance of ‘N Sync at the VMA! I still know every word of Bye Bye Bye! Kung This I Promise You siguro kinanta nila, nag-cartwheel na ako sa saya! =)) That’s the same feeling I had when Spice Girls, Destiny’s Child and Backstreet Boys perform nowadays. Kids, sila ang One Direction at Girls’ Generation namin noon. Hihi! :p


1. Enjoy na enjoy ka sa mga nostalgic na usapan.

“Favorite ko dati ‘yung BAYANI!”
“Ay oo pare! Pati na rin ‘yung HIRAYA MANAWARI!”
“Oo pero the best talaga ‘yung SINESKWELA!”
Pero iba pa rin nung lumabas ‘yung BIOMAN at SHAIDER ‘no?!”
Oo naman! Sinisilip ko pa ‘yung panty ni Annie!”
“Tapos kapag bakasyon maglalaro ng tumbang-preso gamit ‘yung RAMBO na tsinelas.”
“Kapag Linggo naman, isusuot mo ‘yung rubber shoes mong umiilaw!”


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Kapag ganito ang usapan, buhay na buhay ang lahat ng blood cells mo sa katawan. Kasi nga, relate na relate ka! Hihihi!!!


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8 comments

  1. Halos lahat naman nakarelate ako. Kainis. Hahaha. Which reminds me, my birthday is in October na pala! Pareho tayong 1983. :)

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    1. Lapit na! Happy Birthday! :) Pero sis, 1984 ako hihi! :)

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  2. Oh, mali pala bilang ko. Sorry. Ok, fine mas matanda na ako syo. Ng ilang months lang naman. Haha. :)

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  3. Hindi ako maka-relate..... CHAROT!

    In fairness, di ako nausuhan ng FRIENDS, GIMIK na ung natatandaan ko. Truelalu! Pero the rest relate na relate ako (tagos hanggang esophagus!)though medyo-medyo malayo pako sa big three-ohh! Hihihi

    PS: wag mo kong sasabunutan dahil sa sagot ko pag nagkita tau! HAHAHA!

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    1. Huwag kang echosera. Hanggang early 2000s ang FRIENDS! :))

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  4. Hahaha. This article brought smile to my face! Although I still have a couple more laps to enjoy before crossing that Big3-oh bridge, glad you wrote this one Je! ^_^

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    1. Enjoy it. Magugulat ka na lang, nasa finish line ka na! :p

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