Thursday, June 12, 2008

Friday (Eve) List of LOVE : Blast from the Past

Well, since tomorrow I'll prolly not have internet access (because we're flying to ROME BABEEEH!) to write the official Friday love list, I'll just do it today in tomorrow's honor!

A recent conversation with a friend got me to reminisce about the good ol' childhood years. The flashbacks flowed into my mind like I was watching a really long homemade video tape..

And if you're an 80's child like myself... you've probably bought cassette singles and still have some stashed somewhere, you can sing the rap to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, you hold a special place in your heart for "Back to the Future.", you watched "Duck Tales" (Woo ooh!), you (your sister, cousins) wore a ponytail on the side of your head, you saw the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the big screen..and still know the turtles names, you have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf, you thought the power rangers HAD THE POWER, your first Walkman weighed about as much as a brick (and probably was fueled by coal not batteries), you still get the urge to say "NOT" after every sentence, you thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets, you had or attended a birthday party at McDonalds, you remember when cellular phones weighed 15 pounds and had to be carried over your shoulder, you played Street Fighter, Sonic and Bomber on your Sega, played Prince and Hocus Pocus on Windows 3.1's DOS, collected and traded stickers, had a pair of shoes that blinked in red when you walked in them, you know the lyrics to the Ghostbusters theme and have watched both of the Gremlins movies, you know what it meant to say "Care Bear Stare!!" and remember watching Rainbow Bright and My Little Pony Tales, you know all the words to Bon Jovi - "SHOT THROUGH THE HEART AND YOUR TO BLAME.. YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME" (and you just sang these lyrics to yourself), you took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school, you know what movie the phrase "Number 5 is alive!" is from, you played with Lego’s when they were just blocks of various sizes.. not any of the special little parts and "you went to a chinese restaurant to buy a loaf of bread, bread, bread. They wrapped it up in a five pound note and this is what they said, said, said....."

Ahhhhhh yes, those were the days!!
Apart from all those things that were just mentioned (that I absolutely loved), there was also:

Elastic rope skipping and hula hoops.

My brother and I recording cassette tapes with our voices singing children rhymes.

My ice cream spoon that changed colour because of the ice cream's icy nature.

My first roller skates and first bike.

My school in Saudi Arabia.

Playing twister (back when we were a lot more flexible).

Playing pretend! School, courthouse, fairytale.. etc etc.

Building castles and waging sand wars on each other on the beach, then collecting seashells and star fish.

Rolling down hills in the park and have our parents run after us screaming not to get mud on our clothes.

Making plasticine zoos.

Having a set time for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the WHOLE family.

Watching a "scary" movie and sneaking into my parents' bed afterwards.

Days at the pool at some friend's compound .. trying in vain to get on the inflatable whale and betting each other to touch the floor at the deep end.

Irritating mom in the kitchen, trying to cook with her using my plastic cooking set and trying to mix real ingredients with my fake ones.

When my brother used to dose off while eating and we'd find him face down in his plate.


Planes.. and naturally, the window seat.

Toy Town!! KID HEAVEN!

Dressing up in something scary on Halloween and going "trick-or-treat"ing.

Felix and Pitsy, parents of 10 strikingly adorable kitties! ^^

Days I spent with mom in her clinic at the hospital in Saudi and how the Philippine nurses kept me so distracted from annoying her xD

Collecting acorns from the parks in the compound with our half-british friends.. Laila, Sara, Sophie.. then came Lujane! =D hehe.. Love you girls!!

Miranda Citrus! They never got it in Egypt.. that was a shame.

Playing hide-and-seek with my brother in racks of clothes while the "grownups" shopped.

Not giving a damn about an increase in gas prices.

*sigh* sweet sweet childhood.. there's a lot more than could be put into words...
Which memories from your childhood do you hold close to your heart? What did u looove about it? =D
Be generous with your thoughts!!
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