Chito Miranda recalls high school days with bandmate Gab Chee Kee in birthday greeting
Parokya ni Edgar frontman Chito Miranda looked back at his high school days with bandmate and best friend Gabriel “Gab” Chee Kee in his birthday greeting to the latter.
Miranda recalled how he and Chee Kee, his first bandmate ever and best friend since second-year high school, used to kill time playing “Street Fighter” at an arcade.
“Nung highschool kami, pareho kaming walang pera…pero paminsan-minsan, nakakadiskarte si Gab ng P100 mula sa parents nya,” Miranda reminisced via Instagram earlier today, July 30.
(When we were in high school, we both did not have any money. But sometimes, Gab would manage to get P100 from his parents.)
“Ang gagawin nya, isasama nya ako sa Robinson’s [Galleria]. P20 ang pamasahe namin papunta mula Teacher’s Village, at ganun din pabalik,” he added.
(What he’d do is take me to Robinson’s Galleria. The fare going there from Teacher’s Village was P20, and going back it was the same.)
Miranda then explained how they would spend the remaining P60, which was buying all the P3 tokens that they could.
“P3 lang isang token nun, so tig-10 kami…tapos uubusin namin lahat yun sa Street Fighter,” Miranda said. “Kung sino ang manalo sa 1st round, kelangan magpatalo sa 2nd round bilang ‘mercy round’ (para masulit namin yung tokens), tapos laban na lang ulit sa 3rd.”
(A token cost only P3 back then, so we got 10 each… then we would use it all on Street Fighter. Whoever won in the first round should give away the second round as a “mercy round” [so we could milk our tokens], then we would actually fight again on the third.)
“Haaay…sobrang saya lang talaga ng mga ala-ala nung highschool. Wala lang. Naalala ko lang. Happy Birthday ulit, Papafabrel!!!” the singer added.
(Haaay… high school memories are so much fun. But it’s nothing. I just remembered. Happy birthday again, Papafabrel!!!)
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