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Friday, October 21, 2011

I'm PROUD to be an 80's Baby!!!

*[ This entry will be using code switching from English - Sabahan Malay.]

* Applicable ONLY For the 80's MALAYSIAN Baby.

I'm an 80's Baby and I am very proud of it (even though sometime I  do feel like I'm 'ancient'). Crap!!!

Been longing to write bout this topic for quite some time. The only problem is, I just don't know how to start and what to write. Not because I'm 'running out of idea', it's because I have a lot of things to share that everything seem to jumbled up. 

We always talked bout' this in school. Everybody seem to have  vivid memories bout' their 80's. It's amazing how we can talked on and on about the same topic and actually memorized most of the details, songs, and even the famous tag lines in the 80's and 90's too.

Ok folks, This pictures WILL DEFINETELY bring you back to memory lane. 


The pencil is really useful especially to save the battery (if we using walkman). How creative we are during those time.. We can even 'rewind' the song to the exact 'timing' just by looking at it!! The Yayasan Sabah's (Sabah Foundation) pen can be useful too (because of the shape).
Duiii... Betul-betul menggamit kenangan oh ni barang!!!

Siapa masih ingat barang-barang ni? Still remember the TV? My grandma used to have the same TV. I still remember the 'chocolate bar' look alike punya design. TV ni siap ada 'pintu' lagi. Boleh tutup-buka!!!

We still can find the kodak film and the walkman too right... but susah sikit lah. Last time, we always bought the 36 roll's film. Lagipun, the price not really much difference kan (if I'm not mistaken it started from RM5 to RM7.50 depending on the ISO & brand). Cuma 'sandi' sikit time 'cuci' tu gambar. Only when I'm in form 3, baru tau rupa2nya ada pula film khas for black & white (b&w) effect. Nah, apa lagi time tu mmg suka trip2 zaman b&w. Kena lagi ngam2 time tu fashion bell-bottom and baju 'stripe stripe' making a comeback!!!

Remember the Video Cassette (VC)? We used to modified the cover to make pencil case. All we need to do is to be creative. The boys will design it with graffity or drawing, while the girls will be busy cutting down pictures of BSB, N'sync, Britney and even MLTR.

And the cassette... back then, we were listening to casette tapes that sold for RM9.90...

Dee Dee!

Nah siapa tidak kenal ni, memang bukan 80's baby ni tau! This is Dee Dee. If you still couldn't remember, this might help you refresh your memory.

"Ja..ja..jangan ketawa,
ja..ja..ja..jangan ketawa."

If you check in youtube. you will still be able to watch the short clip. Back then, Harith Iskandar still with his 'belah tengah' hairstyle and way slimmer than today. 

Still remember the theme song?

We grew up watching Transformers, Thundercats, Woody Woodpecker,... Chip & Dell, Mickey Mouse, CareBears, Teenage Mutan Ninja Turtles, Gaban (sampai nama cousin kami pun kena bagi nama Gaban gara2 ni famous super fighter of all time!!!), Suria Baja Hitam, Ultraman & not forgettin POWER RANGERS n BUGS BUNNY!!!

I bet most of you must be familiar with 'Chun', the girl from Moero Attack!!! Wah time ni, terus sport volley ball jadi pilihan no.1 students. Semua mau buat 'Tamparan Padu Maut'!!! Newspaper mesti jadi sasaran untuk di'gumpal', masuk dalam plastik, ikat and 'walla'.. dapat 1 biji bola utk main volley ball.. Iyalah kan, time tu mana lah mampu beli bola tampar. Thank GOD that WE (The 80's baby) always use our creativity.

Drama Comet (some of my friends don't even familiar with this) pun cute. We will know when the slot almost finish whenever the girl talked to her mum, the STAR!!! Tapi yang bikin gerigitan tu, every time si comet ni start dialogue dia 'ibu.....' sambil tengok bintang, nah meaning mau habis sudah tu episode!!

The 80's and 90's TV series.

Our family favorite sitcom will be Full House and McGyver!!! But during school holiday, I'll be sitting down infront of the TV waiting for Alam Ria Cuti Sekolah slot. Have to wait every Friday or Saturday morning to watch Alana, The Girl From Tomorrow! Luckily, we don't have to wait for school holiday to watch Fresh Prince of Bel Air & Saved by The Bell!!

Games we used to play...

Talking bout' my hobbies during those time. Sepa tau 'PolisenTep'? Been calling the game with the wrong pronounciation. Sudah besar panjang baru tau, rupa2nya it should be pronounced as 'Police and Thief'! Duhhhh.... Jangan lupa main 'tapuk-tapuk' (sorok-sorok). The famous rhyme recite during the game definately;

"Mari kita main tutup mata,
Mata buta tidak boleh nampak,
Muk-muk-muk, siGUmuk makan cacing,"

(tiba-tiba teringat satu lagi funny rhyme)

What will you do if you smell a fart BUT you have no idea where it came from and none of your friends admit it?? This is our famous rhyme!!!

"Tut, TuT, TuT...
Siapa buang Ken*uT,
Tembak P*NT*T sampai bUcUr!!!"

( See, this is the reason why I never write this entri before. Everything is jumble up now)!

Back to the topic. Any of you played Zero Point before? I never see any kids now yang main Zero Point... Last time, memang siap buat pertandingan lawan sepa paling teror. The boys also joint together. sampai ada pula kategori 'anak bulan'. Boleh tahan juga 'elestik' time tu, even 'merdeka' pun boleh lepas senang-senang!!! I think kalau sekarang ni, terkehel juga pinggang even baru level bahu!

Even 'king-king' (some called it 'ting2' and  etc) also need you to be super elestic coz you need to stretch backward to pick up your 'stone'. Usually we will use 'tiles' with different shape so that it will be easier to identify which one is yours (the game's rule is, you must pick up your own stone WITHOUT looking at it. This is where you need to be elestic.)!But of course. the best would be main guli, batu seremban, bottlecaps, ice- cream sticks, 'Pepsi Cola one-two-three', etc...

Even in school too, we have our own games to play whenever the teachers not coming inside the class. Remember those kind of 'book games' where we would use 'buku latihan' to draw and ask our friends to play... and also dot (titik) where its like conquering the other party's dots? We use brains too rite!!!

Slowly, we became technology wise (konun). Time ni lah berjinak2 dengan Mario Bros, Dongkey Kong... Time ni pun famous 'Ting Tong' games.

Kalau mau cerita pasal games ni, mmg never ending story jadinya nanti. To make it short, will share pictures on 'what else we do during the 80's & 90's...

Debbie Gibson, Duran Duran, NKOTB & BSB

When we were young, we used to 'lepak' inside our aunt's room which is full with posters of international artists. Phobe Cats, NKOTB, Duran Duran and more... Yup, the BSB is the 90's, but we the 80's grew up with their songs, imagining to meet and dates the N'sync boys, practicing like hell just to be able to dance like Britney and of course I wanted to have voice like Christina's!!!

Ohh...Debbie Gibson still damn sexy and pretty till today!!!

This will be our favorite junk food!!! Banyak free mainan kan duluuuuuu...

Wahhhhh.... Last Ogos, I went to this one sundry shop at Donggongon and I was so excited when I saw they selling Ding Dang & Tora!!! I bought 10-20 boxes of Ding Dang as Tora to be included in the goodies bag during Aaron's birthday party. I wonder what is the free toy inside. Kan dulu Tora ada slot iklan di tv, syiok syiok tengok tv, tiba-tiba iklan 'Tora Datng Lagi" keluar!!! 

The Cocoa Ball pun sedap. berabisan mau kasi habis tu coklat sebab the box boleh jadi mainan juga, tiup and terus keluar bunyi, ingat lagi???? 

My late grandma sometimes gave us RM2 and told us to buy ice-cream 20 sen at kedai Guntala or from aunt Agnes. Her favorite flavor is Hamoi (Asam boi) and I love Milo the most!! Kalau ada duit lebih, dapat lah beli gula-gula tung tung!!!

Huhhhhh...... really miss all those time.  Ohhh, do they still giving away FREE toys in every box? 

(By the time I finished with this entry, I saw in TV2 ads iklan 'JOJO' (macam Tora and Ding Dang). They giving away 'Pistol Binatang' in their box, but of course with 'Selagi Stock Masih Ada'!!!)

Pager, ATUR & Public Phone Kuning!!!!

Wow... look at this mobile phone revolutions. Basically I've seen the Pager and Atur coz my dad used to have it. I still remember the briefcase size mobile phone. Funny rite, macam James Bond pula whenever he carried his phone with him. The antenna pun bukan alang-alang panjang. The best part of it, even if we are way inside the camp site, masih boleh keep in touch, and clear lagi!! 

Fido Dido pun bukan main fames dulu. sampai baju & seluar pun 'malar' berFido Dido. 

Polken, anyone?

Ada siapa2 yang masih guna minyak rambut Poken? Last time jarang jumpa budak2 sekolah yang kusut tidak terurus. Dulu, budak2 lelaki semua kemas, rambut terSisir rapi. Dari pagi sampai pulang sekolah masih lagi rambut berkilat kemas. My teacher used to say "Kalau lalat landing pun boleh terlicin"! Style rambut budak2 sekolah dulu semua style ala-ala Dracula. Kemaaaasssss ja. Now, jangankan baju, rambut pun macam rambut apa jaaaaa..... I think the school should start introducing 1 Class 1 POLKEN campaign lah ni tau.. But make sure to censored tu sexy picture di depan. Hehehehe....

Oh yaaa, Polken kalau habis, jangan buang. Usually, the Nina-Nina memang recycle this and kasi jadi tempat simpan 'sigup' or kapur sirih!!!

And the last picture...... 

Daun Setawar!
Remember how we used to keep this as bookmark? Makin tebal buku teks, makin bagus. Usually we will used the maths book! Tidak sabar mau tunggu tu daun ber'akar' (ehhh apa tu?)!!!

Please be noted that:-

1) The language I'm using here is Sabahan Language. Some states might have the same 'words' but carried a different meaning. Pardon me for any words that might sound offensive in your culture. THE SABAHAN KNOW EXACTLY WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!

2) This is the first time I'm using pictures that not belong to me. In fact, NONE of the pictures in THIS ENTRY are mine. You can easily excess the pictures in any engine search. So, jangan ja nanti tiba2 ada org kena saman guna pics diorg... 

Last but not least, you are absolutely one of the 80's Baby IF YOU SMILE WHILE READING THIS...


P/s: I've been drafting this entry for 3 days already. Too many stories to tell (the 80's baby know exactly what I'm saying) but I have to stop here... Terlampau panjang ni entri bah!!! 

Emelda Shabelle



  1. wow i like this post..very nostalgic..ingat lagi cave of the golden rose hehe

  2. hahahha...hampir semua ko tulis sini ada terkena sama diri saya o Bie...Gaban, chun, main zero point, susu junjung,
    rindu pula o zaman kanak2 dulu..

  3. Cath, zaman2 kanak2 riang bahh ni.. Games kita pun games bermusim kan..

  4. Chrisjoe, back to memory lane kan...

  5. I'm 80s baby! Thank you for this! Really made my day.. senyum2 sy 1 urg baca ni haha

  6. Hi Vallerian83, Obviously you are one of the rawkin 80's Baby... Kalau sudah tersenyum2 membaca tu, mmg org 80an tu tau...hahahaha...

  7. hebat2.. tp yg daun stawar tu jg la.. best .. hehe

  8. sy masih kira 70's.. tp 10 hari lg jadi budak 80's.. tp smua2 tu, ada yg miss kena taruh oh.. Gaban, Miss comet, Ksatria baja Hitam.. mana smua tu?? The Ninja lagi?? hehehe.. letak ah.. -boy-

  9. Naruto, ko baca balik. Ada tu pasal gaban, comet, chun moero attack sia mentioned tu, maybe ko tidak ternmpk tu.. Wajib tu gaban tu..

  10. Naruto, ko cuba baca yg part dibawah pic ghost buster tu sama yg pic drama bola tampar tu. Ada sy sebut sana. Cuma pics sy x letak.. I hope you have fun reading this super long entri..

  11. oooo.. ok2.. sori, sy p tgok gambar ja bei.. hehe.. maksud sy letak la gambar.. br best. klu ada ruangan utk tgok klip, wow .. lg gempak ni.. apa pun, smua watak, benda2 yg ada dlm blog ni, mmg dlm memori gua.. good Job Mel!! -boy-

  12. oh ya, yang drama Santa Barbara ko layan ka dlu? hehe.. tu Bionic Woman, Misfit of science, Six Million Dollarman, Island of the Giant, ... hulk dlu2.. hehe.. tp kbanyakannya main d TV Brunei bah tu.. siapa ada Booster dan arial tinggi, blh dapat tu.. dpt tgok SinBad sma HEMAN Master of The Universe.. ehhe.. Ok Mel, tambah2 lg kio.. -Boy-

  13. Iya tgk juga tu bionic woman...six million dollar man.. Mostly mmg tgk tu.. Bkn mmg ada juga di tv kah tu?

  14. hehehhee Mel bila aku baca memang klasik nasional & menggamit memori hehehe i'm proud to be 80's baby :) paling manang tu yg poken tu pasal aku ingat lg abg & adik ku melekat tu rambut dr awal p skola smpi blk pastu klo terkena matahari smpi meleleh bah minyak poken tu di dahi dorang (pandai cair juga) hehehe nenek pula amik bekas dia jadi tempat sigup tau sirih i miss those day

  15. Shan, heheheh terlampau panjang nanti entri ni kalau sia kasi masuk semua cerita time budak2... itu baru time budak, blm lagi time remaja2.. time lagu Ice Ice Baby famous. MC Hammer... Nah lepas tu tarian Makarena..... banyak lah...

  16. ya bie...mmg sa tersenyum2 baca ni blog ko..mmg mcm kita ni dri past pula kn ..byk suda stuff yg x diguna suda mcm walkman, kaset...etc...nti ko add lgi..sampul surat...he3, skg semua berFB suda kn...syiok oh bca blog ko...nice writing...;D

  17. Iya byk btl2 berubah kan.. blm lg cerita2 pasal fashion.. Terlampau byk ni mau ckp sampai bercampur2 sdh ni entri.

  18. Teringat zaman kecil .. And total kita hidup 3 zaman ; 80's , 90's dan sekarang zaman Y2k . Cepat zaman kita berlalu .. Dan gambar - gambar yang u show sudah jadi kenangan sey