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    For those who were born in 70's and 80's:

    1) Last time hor, TV got a programme call "Beyond 2000"
    2) School children had to brush their teeth beside the drain during recess time
    3) Take public bus got conductor punch hole on the ticket for you, and the ticket had colours to represent the fare value
    4)A kind of game call "Hamtam Bola" was quite popular among boys
    5)Play "Kuti kuti" with plastic moulded fishes
    6)There would be spelling tests and mental sums to do almost everyday
    7)Sinalco and Kickapoo
    8)You freaked out when th teacher sent you to the dentist
    9)40 cts milk in pyramid packing
    10) SBC is the name for TCS

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    Quote Originally Posted by noobie View Post
    For those who were born in 70's and 80's:
    10) SBC is the name for TCS
    Huh, not RTS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ah.zeep View Post
    Huh, not RTS?
    That means you are older than me, uncle I think RTS was used in the 60's right?

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    recess time or after school play bottle caps.

    a bowl of laksa at the "tuckshop" costs 10ct to 20cts...

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    TV programmes

    - Buck Rogers in the 25th Century .... (tweety tweety tweety...)
    - Battlestar Galactica (The cylones are coming...)

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    hehe i prefer to catch spiders for fights and also long kang fishes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noobie View Post
    For those who were born in 70's and 80's:

    1) Last time hor, TV got a programme call "Beyond 2000"
    2) School children had to brush their teeth beside the drain during recess time
    3) Take public bus got conductor punch hole on the ticket for you, and the ticket had colours to represent the fare value
    4)A kind of game call "Hamtam Bola" was quite popular among boys
    5)Play "Kuti kuti" with plastic moulded fishes
    6)There would be spelling tests and mental sums to do almost everyday
    7)Sinalco and Kickapoo
    8)You freaked out when th teacher sent you to the dentist
    9)40 cts milk in pyramid packing
    10) SBC is the name for TCS

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    11) There was also Escape Club, Richard Marx, Wilson Philips and Bananarama. Plus Qi Qin. And 'Xing Yao' music was the best along with those cheesy music videos.
    12) Playing 'zero point' with the girls during recess time. Whoever has the longest and most colorful 'zero point' was most popular.
    13) Five stones.
    14) Catching grasshoppers and keeping them in pencil box.
    15) OG catwalk show at 8pm on channel 8.
    16) Feeder bus ride was 10 cents. No transitlink card. Only pay with coins. All the seats were red and warm and the bus was always booming.
    170 School bus driver always use a cane and whacked those of us who were naughty.
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    18) Tay Ban Guan at Katong was popular among teens
    19) "Katong shopping centre" was the buzzword for folks living in the east
    20) ABBA, Carpenters, Bee Gees songs always heard on radio and music stores
    21) Almost every household got this thing call "Rediffusion"
    22) You bring you own egg for your char kuay or char kuay teow
    23) Van Kleef Aquarium and National Theatre @ river valley opposite Liang court
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    21) We used to rush home to catch the 6.30pm cartoon shows like "Mask" "Transformers" "Centurions"
    22) Knight Rider and Blue thunder and Airwolf series were the talk of the town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dEthANGeL View Post
    21) We used to rush home to catch the 6.30pm cartoon shows like "Mask" "Transformers" "Centurions"
    22) Knight Rider and Blue thunder and Airwolf series were the talk of the town.
    Also got "A Team", "Big Foot and Wild Boy", "Six Million Dollar Man", "Bionic Woman"

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    Quote Originally Posted by noobie View Post
    Also got "A Team", "Big Foot and Wild Boy", "Six Million Dollar Man", "Bionic Woman"
    Not forgetting - ALF the TV Series

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    Also got "V". Alien reptilian humanoid....

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    Not forgetting the cartoons Visionaries, Thundercats and He-man
    There'd be Electric Company and Rainbow to sing along to with their theme songs
    You learnt how important Math was by watching Mathnet
    Voltron was lions and then cars based.
    My Little Pony was such a girly thing but you could never turn it off or away from it.
    The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles looked alot friendlier than they do now.

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    Smurfs! "Are we there yet, Papa Smurf?"

    All the HK-imported 老夫子 comics that were sold at market newspaper stands.

    Xiang Yun was our local SBC hottie.

    And speaking of hotties...remember the japanese drama serials showcasing super-power tennis and volleyball moves...all the somersaults and short skirts....

    And the long running japanese series Ah Xin. I still remember her demure smile...

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    people are genally nicer and warmer then!

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    MANIMAL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belle&Sebastain View Post
    people are genally nicer and warmer then!
    agreed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by noobie View Post
    For those who were born in 70's and 80's:

    1) Last time hor, TV got a programme call "Beyond 2000"

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    its still showing on Discovery....

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    Quote Originally Posted by westwest1 View Post
    its still showing on Discovery....
    it's called "beyond tomorrow" now
    “How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.” - Adolf Hitler

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