Saturday, May 12, 2007

'80s baby

I'm am proud to declare that I am an Malaysian '80s baby!!!


We grew up watching Transformers, Thundercats, Woody Woodpecker, Chipmunks, Mickey Mouse, Jem, Mask, Ninja Turtles, Voltron, Baja Hitam, Ultraman and not forgetting POWER RANGERS and BUGS BUNNY!!! (and McGyver?)

We had to brush our teeths during recess at primary school. We had to hold plastic cups, line up with your classmates side by side and start brushing our teeths at some open area... or maybe near some drain???

Do you still remember that we had 'dentist' rooms where we had to have our teeths checked?

Not to forget our 'program minum susu' in primary school... everybody is suppose to buy cartons of UHT milk that costed 30 cents.. and you would see everyone drinking it everyday...

The teachers who would want to punish us must use yellow rulers to hit us on our palms??? 1 metre length!!!

That a bowl of mihun soup or some soup only costed 50 cents at the school canteen...

We went to some sundry shop near the school or to the 'roti' man waiting outside our schools so that we can buy junk food like chickedees, mamee, ding dang with some toys in it, 'Ti Kam', ice-cream and we would play games like monopoly, uno, old maid, and all other card games like that...

Another fun time would be during Pendidikan Jasmani. the boys would play football while the girls would play netball... and it would be like we were playing in the world cup...

But of course. the best would be main guli, batu seremban, bottlecaps, ice- cream sticks, 'Pepsi Cola one-two-three', Police and Thieves, main kejar-kejar duduk, getah... and for the not so active, those kind of 'book games' where we would use buku latihan to draw and ask our friends to play...

Do you remember the ice-cream tubes which are actually ice and colouring that are sold for 10 to 20 cents.. the colourful ones.. where you usually bite off the top to glup it down... (pop-ice)

What about days when we felt like doing naughty things such as folding papers so small to make 'lastik' and shoot each other... how about throwing chalks??

Back then, micheal jackson was just turning white.. and still had albums coming out... compared to CD's, we were listening to tapes that sold for RM9.90...

Back then we were still using black and white computer monitors... we played 'Atari'... maybe SEGA or NINTENDO...

Well, are we all getting older or what?

Perhaps you understand what you have read and you are smiling to yourself...

You have friends from school that are already married (and some with kids!)

You shake our heads everytime you see high school students fussing about their handphones in school...

When we meet back with our friends from time to time, we feel excited and happy talking about old times, the funny 'adventures' or stories that we experienced as a kid...

When you read this, you would think of all the happy & sad memories that you have experienced when you were still a kid...

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