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For those who were born in the 70s and 80s. Fond memories..

1. You grew up watching He-man, MASK, Transformers, Silver Hawk, and Mickey
Mouse. Not to forget, Ninja turtles, My Little Pony and Smurfs too.
2. You grew up brushing your teeth with a mug in Primary school during
recess time. You will squat by a drain with all your classmates beside you,
and brush your teeth with a coloured mug. The teachers said you must brush
each side 10 times too.
3. You know what SBC stands for.
4. You pay 40 cents for Chocolate or Strawberry MILK every week in
5. You watch a very popular Malay dubbed Japanese drama on RTM1 about
schoolgirls who possess powerful skills in volleyball called Meoro Attack.
6. You find your friends with pagers and handphone cool in Secondary
7. SBS buses used to be non-air conditioned. The bus seats are made of
wood and the cushion is red. The big red bell gives a loud BEEP! When
pressed. There are colourful tickets for TIBS buses. The conductor will
check for tickets by using a machine, which punches a hole in the ticket.
8. Envelopes given to us to donate to Sharity Elephant every Children's Day.
9. You've probably read Young Generation magazine. You know who 'Vinny' the
little vampire and Acai the constable.
10. You were there when they first introduced MRT here. You went the
first ride with your parents and you would kneel on the seat to see the
11. Movie tickets used to cost only $3.50.
12. Strawberry ShortCake and Barbie Dolls fascinate Gals.
13. You learn to laugh like The Count in Sesame Street.
14. You longed to buy titbits called Kaka (20cents per pack), and Ding
Dang (50 cents per box), that had a toy in it and it changes every week not
forgetting the 15 cents animal crackers and the ring pop, where the lollipop
is the diamond on the ring.
15. You watched TV2 (also known as Channel10) cartoons because Channel
5 never had enough cartoons for you.
16. Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, The Three Investigators, Famous Five and
Secret Seven are probably the thickest storybooks you ever thought you have
read. Even Sweet Valley High and Malory Towers.
17. KFC used to be a high-class restaurant that serve food in plates
and let you use metal forks and knives.
18. Catching was the IN thing and twist as the magic word.
19. Your English workbooks were made of some damn poor quality paper
that was smooth and yellow.
20. CDIS were your best friend.
21. The only computer lessons in school involved funny pixellised
characters in 16 colours walking about trying to teach you maths.
22. Water bottles were slinged around your neck and a must everywhere
you go.
23. Boys loved to play soccer with small plastic balls in the
basketball court.
24. Teng-teng, five stones, chapteh, hentambola and zero point were all
the rage with the girls and boys too...
25. Science was fun with the balsam and the angsana being the most
important plants of our lives, guppies and swordtail being the most
important fish.
26. Who can forget Ahmad, Bala, Sumei and John, eternalized in our
minds from the textbooks. Even Mr Wally & Mr. Yakki. What about Miss Lala???
And Zaki and Tini in Malay Textbooks?
27. We carry out experiments of our own to get ourselves badges for
being a Young Zoologist/Botanist etc.
28. Every Children's day and National day you either get pins or pens
with 'Happy Children's Day 1993' or dumb files with 'Happy National Day
29. In Primary six you had to play buddy for the younger kids like big
sister and brother.
30. We wear BM2000, BATA, or Pallas shoes.
31. Your form teacher taught you Maths, Science and English.
32. The worksheets were made of brown rough paper of poor quality.
33. You went to school in slippers and raincoat when it rained, and you
find a dry spot in the school to sit down, dry your feet, and wear your dry
and warm socks and shoes.
34. School dismissal time was normally around1 pm.
35. There would be spelling tests and mental sums to do almost
36. Your friends considered you lucky and rich if your parents gave you
$3 or more for pocket money everyday.
37. You see Wee Kim Wee's face in the school hall.
38. You freak out when the teacher tells you to line up according to
height and hold hands with the corresponding boy or girl.
39. Boys like to catch fighting spiders.
40. Collecting and battling erasers was a pastime for boys.
41. Autograph books were loaded with "Best Wishes", "Forget Me Not",
and small poems like "Bird fly high, hard to catch. Friend like you, hard
to forget".
42. Class monitors and prefects loved to say, "You talk some more, I
write your name ah!"
43. There were at least 40 people in one class.
44. Large, colourful schoolbags were carried.
45. You brought every single book to school, even though there was one
thing called the timetable.


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