Change is inevitable. Life doesn’t guarantee an eternity of popularity. No matter how strong or big something or someone is, he/she/it can be forgotten. In Cebu, there are also some things slowly disappearing, and Everything Cebu lists them down to preserve the memory.
1. Dirty Ice Cream
Cling Clang Cling Clang.
I knew the sound of the ice cream push cart even before I spot it. It’s a treat I usually ask my father to buy for me after Sunday mass.I can still remember how I’d ask myself what color to choose because flavor wasn’t really something for me at age six. Dirty ice cream was part of my childhood and just recently, I realized how I wasn’t able to spot one ice cream push cart for the longest time.
2. Children Playing Bato-Lata, takyan and other street games
If I could hate technology for something, I would hate it for taking away children’s enthusiasm to play with their neighbors outside their houses. Because of computer games, we can rarely see kids enjoying their childhood by interacting with different people. It’s no wonder this is slowly disappearing maybe not only in Cebu but all over the world.
3. Photographers who use cameras with film roll
There were a lot of photographers who use cameras with film roll before, and they are usually found in Sto. Nino Church and other popular Cebu destinations. However, these photographers are near extinction because of digital cameras. Cebuanos bring their own cameras and/or have camera phones already.
4. Untouched Old churches
In Cebu, it’s so hard to find a church that we can claim untouched. Even parishes are being re-constructed to look more modern. There are only little original designs left inside churches and the next generation might not be able to see these things to behold.
Although the transformation of kubos to cemented houses can be considered good, it will be sad to have these kubos gone as they used to represent ‘bayanihan’ or cooperative endeavor in the past.
So, did you also notice these things slowly missing in the streets of Cebu? Yes?