Monday, September 10, 2007'♥
The Time Machine....
Staying home the whole of Sunday is boring...but thankfully there were nice shows to accompany thru the whole of Sun afternoon. I just loved the repeat telecast of "FU MAN REN JIAN" I loved that show so much..it's hilarious and best of all it portrays living in the 60s or 70s, so retro haha.
I guessed I was sec 3 when the show was being broadcast, thinking of that i decided to go to my drawer and pick up both of my diaries and read through it. I had two books, one for my lower sec life, the other for my upper sec life
My first diary started on 6/7/98....It took me 2hrs to read through the whole of the diary. Inside, was memories, precious memories... I can't stop laughing and thinking how childish I was at that time. I guessed I must have offended alot of people in the past. Yes, Ah Jin ur name was mentioned always.. now u know how precious u are to me , my best jie mei hahahahaha.
My first crush with SL started when I was in Sec 1, he's from Sec 3. As I read through, I found that last time I always went school early so as to catch a glimpse of him during their recess (i was in the afternoon session), he would called me almost every single day and we would always quarreled haha. I was so madly in crush with him, but too bad he likes another girl from his class. So we maintained as Brother-sister relationship. In the end, when he tried to woo me a few years later, I had a bf by then...so now we seldom keep in contact... Complicated relationship huh.
In the past, everyone was motivated to have a bf... girls was especially happy when their bf send them to school or picked them up after school. And we find bf for the sake of having one, cause frens around us are all attached. We would go out, then this fren go meet her bf and pang seh u and the rest... Apparently I did the same thing too.... My first serious bf was LC, he treated me very well, caring and dote on me. He would come pick me up from school almost every day, call me everynite and when i cut my finger accidentally he came all the way to my hse and help me finished my Art piece. People was saying how "Xing fu" i was but to me, i feel that he is quite irritating, he invaded my freedom (remember i dun like to be control?) and he was kinda of possessive to me. So I initiate a breakup, he was very sad and said he will wait for me for two years haha (so evil of me), he still comes to pick me up from school and one fine day, he passed me a box of chocolates with a card saying " 7 days I tink of you", as a 14 year old girl at that time, I was touched so we "Patch back", yes patching back is so POPULAR at that time, it's like the last card of any relationship, u can throw in anytime. Haha, but in the end we still break up lah, coz he really too gan cheong of me liao, everywhere I go he tagged along. I tink I'm too immature at that time ba, coz now i think finding a guy that loves u more is damn difficult lah. Anyway I'm happy that he's now married with two kids, one guy and one ger...so cute lah..
Enough of my first bf... sec school life are so happy and carefree, though we would quarrel with frens at the slightest and senseless thing, but it's fun haha. I'm glad tat i kept a diary, coz it refreshes my memory, I didnt even know i got how many bf (play play that kind)until I saw a page of all the names. And all my frens relationship too, can't imagined i even keep track of that, so now I'm so going to threaten them esp zhen and zhu, i got so much of their secrets written down. I took so much neoprints at that time and my diary is FULL OF it man.. can't believed I'm so rich in the past, Haha.
I saw this from Jerry's blog and i am so associated with it.... I only bold those which I know...I guesed I can't hide that I'm really old liao haha..
46 Things from the Past....
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.
(Yes, Yes, I loved the Smurf So mcuhhhhhhhh)
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.
(Not a the drain lah, but at the toilet, mine toothbrush set is Pink in colour so cute lah, and i loved the Orange toothpaste)3. You know what SBC stands for.
(Yes, its stands for Singapore Broadcasting Centre if i'm not wrong hahaha)4. You pay 40 cents for Chocolate or Strawberry MILK every week in class.
(Omg, i missed those times... every week I'm so enthu to see the milk...)
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 school.
(Yesh, my first Pager no is 92844923(pls don't call i tink it's being recycled haha), and my first hp is Ericsson 388 with buzzer haha)7. SBS buses used to be non-airconditioned. 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.
(Yes, and got bus conductor and punch hole on the ticket)8. Envelopes given to us to donate to Sharity Elephant every Children's Day
(Ya lah, but i always never donate de..oppps)
9. You've probably read Young Generation magazine.You know who's Vinny the little vampire and Acai the constable.
(I only read Bookworm Club lei haha)10. You were there when they first introduced MRT here. You went for the first ride with your parents and you would kneel on the seat to see the scenery.
(I was so excited lah, my first station was Outrum Park Station wohooo I would eat famous amos in the Mrt oopps)
11. Movie tickets used to cost only $3.50.
(Damn shit, talk abt inflation haizzz)
12. Gals are fascinated by Strawberry Short Cake and Barbie Dolls.
(Ya, I'm so amazed by the SSC where u can turn it upside down and a doll will come up and did i mentioned I got 7 Barbie Dolls?)
13. You learn to laugh like The Count in Sesame Street.14. You longed to buy tibits called Kaka (20 cents 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.
(Ya, I loved Dingdang, i got one toy camera last time but it's lost damn, RING POP!! I still loved it now, but can't find liao haiz...)
15. You watched TV2 (also known as Channel 10) 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 story books you ever thought you have read. Even Sweet Valley High and Malory Towers.
(I loved Sweet Valley and the Baby sitter's club walao must snatch in the library lah..)17. KFC used to be a high class restaurant that serve food in plates and let you use metal forks and knives.
(No, but i remember KFC got this machine that will help u to wash hands, it will auto was ur hands with water and soap...)18. The most vulgar thing you said was asshole and idiot and THE MOST EXTREME WAS 'super white'...you just couldn't bring yourself to say the hokkien relative.
( It's chicken pie chinese version.. lolz )19. Catching was the IN thing and twist as the magic word
( ya, must add in the song Nanny nanny poo poo u cannot catch me....)20. Your English workbooks was made of some damn poor quality paper that was smooth and yellow.
(Damn smelly and dirty lah)21. CDIS were your bestfriend.
(Is that Hao Gong ming??)22. The only computer lessons in school involved funny pixellised characters in 16 colours walking about trying to teach you maths.
(So amazed by that lah tat time)
23. Waterbottles were slinged around your neck and a must everywhere you go.
( Ya and those nice nice bottles is an In-thing esepecially those in the middle got water and u can shake shake got glitter come out de)24. Boys loved to play soccer with small plastic balls in the basketball court.
(As usual)25. Teng-teng, five stones, chapteh, hentam bola and zero point were all the rage with the girls and boys too..
(I prefer zero points and five stones haha..)26. 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.
(i never loved Science)
27. Who can forget Ahmad, Bala, Sumei and John, eternalized in our minds from the textbooks. Even Mr Wally & Mr. Yakki. What abt Miss Lala??? And Zaki and Tini in Malay Textbooks?
(Ya Ya, no names to use is it?)28. We carry out experiments of our own to get ourself badges for being a Young Zoologist/Botanist etc.
( Yes, ahem I'm an Environmentalist orite?? pls bow down haha)29. 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 1994'.
( My school like to give apples)
30. In Primary six you had to play buddy for the younger kids like big sister and brother.
(Ya lah and I feel so proud of myself, but i remembered one ger act pathetic and i gave her money to buy lunch leh, she cheated me haha)
31. We wear BM2000, BATA, or Pallas shoes.
( And we wash our shoes with that white liquid thing)
32. Your form teacher taught you Maths, Science and English.33. The worksheets were made of brown rough paper of poor quality.
( yesh, they started Save the Earth early)
34. You went to school in slippers and a 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.35. School dismissal time was normally around 1 pm.
(yeah, no remedial, no CCA, so shiok lah)
36. There would be spelling tests and mental sums to do almost everyday.
(and Dictation too)
37. Your friends considered you lucky and rich if your parents gave you $3 or more for pocket money everyday.38. You see Wee Kim Wee's face in the school hall.
(yesh yesh yesh, i respected him the most wohooo)39. You freak out when the teacher tells you to line up according to height and hold hands with the corresponding boy or girl.
( No lei, I was always behind, coz I tall ma, then the guys all very short, so no one hold hands with me...sobbssss)40. Boys like to catch fighting spiders.
( they are being disgusting)41. Collecting and battling erasers was a pastime for boys.
(not only boys, i loved that toooo, country eraser rite?? haha)42. 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".
(Want to see? I still got lei hahaha)43. Class monitors and prefects loved to say "You talk somemore, I write your name ah!"
(Yesh, that's me, the class monitress and prefect wohoo)44. There were at least 40 people in one class.
45. Large, colourful schoolbags were carried.
(Yesh, Ninja Turtles, Power Ranger is so IN lah...)
46. You brought every single book to school, even though there was one thing called the timetable
(Yesh, No wonder I'm so strong after all these years haha...)I decided to add in a few....47. You buy Yakult or Vitagen hoping to get the toys that come with it at school
(Yah, i loved collecting Smurf figurines by buying Yakult haha)48. Pencil cases must come with alot of compartments and buttons that it looked like transformer.
(The more button you have, the more yaya u are hahaa)49. You will buy newsletters like Hao Peng You at 20cents each.
( It's so fun to read, especially they got one section of MI YU inside)50. Pagers must be decorated with lots of bells and handphone with blinking lights
(Yesh and Motorola Memojazz is the dream of many in the past haha.)51. Sharp Comb is a must, the more sharp it is, the more powerful you are.
(Haha, yesh the best is those Glow in the dark Sharp Comb, sibeh yaya lei)52. Girls like to wear black bra and the bra strip to be halter or a X shaped.
( Yesh, and guys like to go around pulling girl's bra stripe, lame )53. Pager greeting message must be Techno background and the best thing is to recite Gang's poems in the most cute and gentle voice
(Yucks, I can't imagine doing that in the past...puiii)54. The most branded bag to use for sec sch is the Outdoor bag, white, yellow, blue , black being the most famous colours.
(I got a maroon one, so I'm not like them haha)55. Giodarno Windbreaker is a must, ah lians usually buy white or yellow, ah bengs usually buy blue or yellow
(Unfortunately, I got a yellow one we went out all wearing the same thing, people were saying that we look like a whole bunch of DUCKS hahahaaha)
Oh my God, looking back at the trend in the past, it's so funny, I had a nice time traveling back to the past today.. What about you? All these things were so special to us in the past, children of the generations now will never get to know how fun it is...haha..
Cherish all ur memories and never forget them....
I got to read my second diary now... Hopefully it would trigger me more memories haha...Short Note: How precious the memories are.. be it good or bad....