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Sunday, August 24, 2008

You know you grew up in the 90's when....

I was feeling quite nostalgic this weekend. Now if there is one thing i miss the most it would my childhood. I got a forwarded mail which jump started these memories . So to all those who grew up in the 90's prepare for a road trip down memory lane :

- Waking up for Saturday morning cartoons ... wait and Sunday morning cartoons ... oh and there was the 4 o'clock cartoons everyday ... oh so thats why i never finished my homework ... "its all coming back.... its coming back to me now ..."

Ah Optimus Prime in all his cartoon glory .

Thunder .... Thunder ...ThunderCATS !!!!

Sing it with me now "Captain Planet he's the hero ! Gonna take pollution down to Zero !" Forget Al-Gore's inconvenient truth . Wanna teach your kids to save the environment let em watch this.

Wohoooo Turtle Power !

Jem and the Holograms ! This my friends was the original Hannah Montana ...

Now i loved every one of them . But dam that rabbit always drove me insane with his ''Eh, What's up Doc?" Every time Elmer Fud came after Bugs with a gun. I'd cheer for Elmer unfortunately the dam rabbit just didn't. want. to. dieeeee

As u can see cartoons were a major influence in my life. Dam i'm making it sound like thats a great thing. anyway its best i move on with my list ...

- A time where your friends came in 3 categories "Kawan" , "Tak Nak Kawan" or the ever famous "Tipu-Tipu Kawan" . Ah Beautiful thing friendship

Running around like crazy fools playing 'ice' and 'water '

Those clapping games "Under the rainbow .. Under the see ... dum dum dum ...

Finding out who the gorila loves .... "A.E.I.O.U Bangali loves you bla .. bla ... bla GORILA LOVES YOU ! " and then you and your intellectual friends would burst out laughing at the poor person the gorilla was presumably in love with

Hehe I love u too

- Folding paper into a flower and moving it rapidly while you pick out what car , house , and guy you were going to marry ... And when your done picking, your friend excitedly reads out your future

" Your gonna marry Brad Pitt..... Live in a Castle ... and drive a Kancil ! "

This prediction is normally followed by more intellectual giggles while u grin at the thought of being Mrs.Pitt one day .

- Where life's biggest problems and questions were always solved with either, scissors paper stone or inky ... pinky ... ponky ... father had a donkey .... you know how it goessss

- Snacking on this :

- Chewing this :

- Of course bugging your parents at the store to buy you this :

Ah remember the dam commercials "Tora datang lagi dengan *insert strange sounding toy here*" Lol the chocolate tasted like shit but dam the toys that came with it was awesome. Although i remember always breaking them after 2 days. Oh well .. good times .. good times ...

- Buying dozens of those erasers with the country flags to have eraser 'competitions' with your friends

- Computer classes where i leant Lotus 1,2,3 and MS DOS, and for the life of me i cant remember what these programs did

- When your school library only had 1 computer, which no one was ever allowed to use.

- Playing brick game ...
the poor man's game boy .... Hey till today I still can play tetris till my eyes fall out .... ah the influences of our past

- Having a bloody ..... TAMAGOTCHI ... Hey It was the only pet i was allowed to keep ... I fed it .. played with it ... Bathed it ... cleaned its shit ...gave it shots when it was sick .... and waited excitedly for it to wake up so i could repeat it all again ... It was the best digital dinosour in the whole world. Fine it did die 345834539404 times ... but the feelings were real u hear !

- Intense and i mean INTENSE Monopoly sessions .

Ah the fun filled wholesome board game that thought me to lie. cheat. and steal. I was always the Banker :D

- Those dam Pro Yo's ... which made having a yo yo cool again .... Do you know how many days it took me to do the 'round the world' and 'walk the dog' trick ... dam i was cool :S

- Ah who can forget these card games .... My friends and i got sick of the please-es and thank you-es in Happy Family. We changed it to Dysfunctional Family and the ruder you were in the game the better . ah we were such 'rebels' . Eeek Old Maid ... I was always plagued with that card .... prediction of the future much ? :( *touch wood touch wood touch wood*

- Screaming 'ON' and 'OFF' while hitting your forehead whenever a plane passed by .... i actually never did get that ... LoL 'stupid see, stupid do' i guess

- Saying abuden ... Because .... well because ... everyone was saying it ..... abuden

Having 'autograph books' despite the fact you sill had 4 more years till you leave school. I used to be dam stressed whenever my friends gave me theirs to do. ah i was creatively challenged you see. so half the time i got away by sticking stickers all over my page . There was normally a structure that would be followed:

First there there would be one page where u wrote your biodata ...

Then you would proceed to name out all your Fav.-es. food,friends,books ect....

Next comes the dedication part where you would give comments *always good
ones* on your friends

Finally on the last page you would tell your friend how you guys would be
friends forever and ever, now and forever .

Hey i've done enough to remember the structure till now .... dam ....

- Signing your name as if it was a piece art .... filling it either with hearts , paw imprints , smiley faces, winking smiley faces .... in multicolor pens ...

- The Attack of the BOY BANDS ! Backstreet's Back ALRIGHT !!!!

- Saving money up to buy Galaxie so you could oggle at the posters if your favorite Boy Bands with your friends. Although now i look at these posters and cringe .....

- Savage Garden *Loves*

- The Spice Girls were cooler then cool
and the Spice World VCR was brought to school and traded because it was thee MUST WATCH MOVIE

- T'was the era of cheesy one liners thanks to of the movie people watched 34054093 times ..... TITANIC . I swear if i had 10 cents for every time i heard "You Jump, I Jump", I'd be a millionaire by now

Oh, just do us all a favor and JUMP ALREADY !

- Always attempting to 'rap' to the intro song for Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

" In West Philadelphia born and raised On the playground is where I spent most of my days Chillin' out, maxin', relaxin', all cool And all shootin' some b-ball outside of the school When a couple of guys, who were up to no good Started makin' trouble in my neighborhood I got in one little fight and my mom got scared And said, "You're movin' with your auntie and uncle in Bel-Air ."

- Getting "Goosebumps" while reading the many twisted works of R.L Stine .

- Where those blond annoying twins, Elisabeth and Jessica were your best friends ... ah the joys of Sweet Valley

- iPods be dammed .... Walkmans were way cooler anyways

- Chatting made easy with ICQ and MIRC

- When it took you lesser time to go to the library and borrow a book, then it did for u to go from one web page to another . Ah Dial Up ... i shall forever be haunted by the squealing and wailing whenever it was connecting

- The time where Dr. Mahathir could do no wrong in my eyes

- It was also the time where the only section I'd read in the newspaper was the cartoons

- Ah remember Bill Clinton ?

"I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky"


- Watching Mulder and Scully deny their love and catch aliens in every episode of the X-Files

- Finally holding your breath and
waiting for the world to end, as the clock struck 12 on new years eve 1999 ... because of the Y2K scare .

This list can probably go on forever ... I'll probably make another one when nostalgia strikes again .

Till then those are the reasons why .....


willchua said...

Wow...what a long list....

Very true indeed. Saturday and Sunday morning were usually spent watching those cartoon. My gosh, I miss those bubble gum. Cant find it around anymore..

MaL said...

Lol i know once i started i just couldn't stop :)

Those cartoons can be still seen thanks to the power of youtube but the gum, I've had no luck in finding it too :D

chongkz said...

OH MY GOD. That list made me almost to tears man!

d_luaz said...

so very true and nostalgic, and feeling old again :|

amirahrah said...

that was so fun to read lah. omg... i miss the gum! and captain planet! and sweet valley high and goosebumps! wowwwww. the 90s was so cool. we're so cool lah.

AnisDatt said...

Mal! You beat me to it. I'm actually collecting some of the pictures so that I could blog them.. Haha... Damn... but never mind. Yours is very much explained. And yes.. Omg.. who can forget Sweet Valley, Fresh Prince and all.. LOL.. Haha.. Totally enjoyed reading it.. =)

Anonymous said...

LoL green rabbit your a real funny writer! Thanks for bringing me back in time ... i think i'm gonna youtube some of those cartoons now !

sawwaa! said...

omg amirah is right!
we is cool okay. so cool.
you totally forgot nsync la babe!! mana achiiii.. remember when justin had that dumb ass afro? god i was so in love. haha!

and mal.. if we ever play monopoly ( i dun care i still think its the coolest game in the world), i want to be the banker!!!! lol.

sigh. what a fun read. i read the post twice! you awesummm la! =)

Naviin said...

rubber fights!!! hahaha

Awesome one mal, couldn't stop laughing thinking back about all the stupid shit that i did back then.

I LOVE THE 90's!!!

sangeetha said...

Seriously i think it's one of the best articles u'v written,i dont know how u remembered the whole list of stuff...but i sure remember how crazy u were when all those new stuff came to the market....and how u always conned your way to make sure parents get u all that....esp the proyo:)haha....of coz i did oso.But really it was very witty so like u....

Dont forget roller blades and skates...and yes altho ur a lot older now...ur stil not gonna be the banker....love u mal,miss u a lot....

Anonymous said...

Woman Reading this was like going back in time ! U may be useless in updating but with posts like these its worth the wait . and Mal it was great talking to you today ... thanks for listening and as per usual saying all the right things . I don't know what I'll do without u ! Love ya loads !

Stars and sparkles :D


Caleb said...

rubber fights....i love rubber fights

Naviin said...

WTF Mal! Where are you?

Kailash said...


Sel-Ruvol said...

lol, those were the days...=)

Sel-Ruvol said...

autobots roll out!