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mallanhead
06-11-2005, 12:37 PM
Since there is another thread about 80's song, do you remember that :

You know you're a child of the '80s if...

You remember Don Johnson when he was "cool"
You know who shot J.R
You remember when Michael Jackson was actually considered something of a sex symbol
You practice getting in and out of your car through the windows
You owned at least one skinny leather tie.
Your first Walkman weighed 10 pounds and was the size of a brick.
You wore L.A. Gear tennis shoes.
You know the meaning of Wax on/Wax Off
You're always "in the mood for dancing"
If you can "See Better" with sunglasses that have paint splattered all over the lenses.
You can feel St. Elmo's fire burnin' in you.
You need a shopping cart to carry your personal stereo with you.
You remember what Michael Jackson looked like before the surgery.
You go rollerskating every Friday night (not to skate, but to 'hang out')
You still want to take Karate...(after you move to California)
You watch NYPD Blue thinking, "Well, they're no Crockett and Tubbs, that's for sure".
"Outrageous!" is the term to describe something neat and cool
You think that Garbage Pail Kids are your children's worst enemy
You had a poster of Bo, Luke & Daisy Duke
There was nothing to question about Bert n' Ernie living together
The phrase "Where's the beef?" still doubles you over with laughter.
You went out and purchased the sound track for 'Miami Vice'
You remember the magazines of song lyrics
If you think Hulk Hogan is the best wrestler of all time.
If the best non-slasher movie in your opinion is An American Werewolf In London.
Two words: The Clapper.
Six words: "This is your brain on drugs."
You want to live in 'the Valley'.
Ferris Bueller was your idol.
You watched 'Star Search' on a regular basis.
Every now and then, you blurt out: "Ooh noo, Mr. Bill!!!"
If you had an entire wardrobe of Esprit clothing (or coveted one.)
If you know the words to the "Oscar Mayer" theme songs
Your bangs are teased perfectly to 7 inches above the rest of your hair.
Have multi-colored earrings that touch your shoulders
Played Upwords, Boggle or Trivial Pursuit (the original) on a rainy afternoon
You wore lace gloves with the fingers cut off, bangle bracelets up to your elbows, bright red Reebok high tops and parachute pants to a school dance
You're still bitter that WHAM broke up
You know whose phone number is 867-5309
You drink Diet Coke because Max Headroom told you to
You still watch things on Beta tapes
You have the tendency to turn up the collar of your polo shirts
You never go out for a night on the town without frosted blue eyeshadow and feathered bangs
Everything in your wardrobe is either pastel or fluorescent
People are constantly gagging you with spoons.
You know all the words to "I'm just a bill, sitting up on Capitol Hill" and "School House Rock."
The feeling in your thumb is only now just returning after holding down the Atari joystick to control the racecar in Enduro Racer
You still can't believe that Milli Vanilli was deceiving you all that time
You can sing all the words to "One Night in Bangkok" by Murray Head, and now you understand that it is about chess.
You still wear a bandana tied around your leg and/or a ponytail off-center on the side of your head.
You know who Martha Quinn is.
You still carry your boom box on your shoulder
You think David Hasselhoff was awesome in Knight Rider but sucks in "Boob Watch."
When you saw luging at the Winter Olympics you poured water down your driveway and tried it yourself.
A piece of folded paper and two hands could tell your fortune.
Knickers and leg warmers were cool
You ever wanted to learn to play "Stairway to Heaven" on the guitar and choreographed "Dancing Queen" by yourself in your room.
You had ringside seats for Luke and Laura's wedding
You ever had a Dorothy Hammill haircut.
You thought a Commodore 64 was the highest technology available
You wanted to be "The Hulk" for halloween
You want to be "Where Everybody Knows Your Name"
'A Different World' kicked butt
Remember "Dancin' to a Big Mac at McDonalds!"
You know who played Magnum P.I
One Phrase, "The Plane, The Plane"
You can name at least three members of the Brat Pack
Still think banana clips were a godsend
Still wear Wet n' Wild makeup
If your idea of hi-tech toys is still the heat-sensitive color-changing sticker on Transformers
If you remember Bruce Willis from Moonlighting, not Die Hard
You still wear your "Members Only" jacket.
You still have a couple of those barettes made of woven ribbons.
You had snap bracelets
You remember when Pee-Wee wasn't a pervert.
You had had five pairs of socks on at any given time
You still think Donkey Kong can beat Mario up
If you still have your scratch-n-sniff sticker collection
If you remember when you heard that drinking soda and eating Pop Rocks would make your stomach asplode
If you ever used Lee Press-On Nails
If you wear jelly shoes
You still play with that CASIO SK-1 Keyboard
You're still hoping for a New Kids on the Block reunion tour
You still argue over who was better: Tiffany or Debbie Gibson
Every time you hear the "OH YEAH..." song you think of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
You still watch tapes of Stingray, McGyver, and Airwolf

I got it from
http://www.80sgrooves.com/

mon
06-11-2005, 12:44 PM
Since there is another thread about 80's song, do you remember that :

You know you're a child of the '80s if...



meaning...someone born in the early or late 50s, 60s or 70s? :)

mallanhead
06-11-2005, 12:54 PM
meaning someone who's born in the 60's 70's and growing up knowing things and enjoying things and do the silly thing in the 80's. I was a teenager back then.

PJS
06-11-2005, 01:47 PM
What? No mentioned of Madonna's "LIke a Virgin" video which sparked off the MTV age?

Boy, some of those statements are so true, typical of American culture in the 80s. :p

Additions:

You remember JJ Jackson(deceased), Martha Quinn, Mark Goodman, Nina Blackwood(the sexy one) and the other blonde guy who were the original MTV VeeJays

Your first laptop weighted 14lbs, runs on an Intel 80286 processor, and you developed a bad back from carrying it around.

orchipalar
06-11-2005, 02:03 PM
Err...how about these...?

You thought you be scared to death by...Friday The 13th... (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080761/) :eek:
You wouldn't know whether to love or hate...John McEnroe... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McEnroe)for beating Bjorn Borg...n Jimmy Connors...when on March 3rd 1980...he became No. 1 in the world ranking as the BEST ever tennis player of all time...n would go on to win a total of 7 Grand Slam titles :)
You wouldn't dispute that...Bo Derek was the most beautiful woman in the world...a perfect 10... (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078721/) :o

orchipalar
06-11-2005, 02:25 PM
What?
Your first laptop weighted 14lbs, runs on an Intel 80286 processor, and you developed a bad back from carrying it around.

Err...you dream of owing your first cellular hand portable phone...Motorola DynaTAC...which would look n weigh like a brick...at a whopping 30oz... :D

mon
06-11-2005, 02:25 PM
Well, I had a crush on Nick Rhodes, Morten Hacket (A-Ha) and Barry Manilow? :p

I also know how MJ looked like before his nose fell off? sorry..nose fell off?? and we had 'Beat It' dance moves happening in school..

and yes! remember who Max Headroom is??

Dallas was my aunt's favourite show on tv. But couldn't remember who shot JR??
And all I had in my room was my radio cassette player and lotsa cassettes..

and thought Disneyland was the greatest place to be..:p

I never said 'Duhhh..'

I wore some pretty cool torn jeans..with holes and bleached. I remember my mum's tight slap on my buttocks :D

Rayban sunglasses was the coolest for boys then..:cool:

and my best friend looked like a Sheena Easton & Cindy Lauper cross.:p

...more to come later

mon
06-11-2005, 02:33 PM
Oh yes.. :D I had a crush on Danny Chan too..the deceased Hong Kong singer?

sly
06-11-2005, 02:38 PM
hhmmm....i love ghostbusters.....missed the time when the lifestyles is so simple...

mon
06-11-2005, 02:40 PM
hhmmm....i love ghostbusters.....missed the time when the lifestyles is so simple...

reminds me 'gremlins' and wax on...wax off..:p

PJS
06-11-2005, 02:46 PM
You had to watch Johnny Carson's Tonight Show and then Late Night with David Letterman on NBC before sitting down in front of your desk to work on your English 101 assignments. :p

PJS
06-11-2005, 02:47 PM
You remember Bruce Willis when he still had Hair! :D

sly
06-11-2005, 02:49 PM
....step by step.....oh baby.....(i think jordan knight did make a return last few years but i guess luck just not on his side)

mon
06-11-2005, 03:00 PM
It's Hammertime! Remember the baggy Arabian pants?

and guys who thought growing a 'tail' was cool and wore a shirt outside their t-shirts? :D so jialat hot!

mallanhead
06-11-2005, 03:32 PM
McDonald first came to malaysia back in the 80's too. Can't remember exactly year it was. But we used to lepak in A&W in Jln Tun HS Lee after school. At one time, we had orange julius, white castle, wendy, and not to forget popeye fried chicken. it give me bad tummy ache.

I used to watch movie like thank god its friday, ET, poltergeist. And when we were watching poltergeist, my school friend bought the cheapest ticket and sit right infront and scream our head off. That was b4 all those current cinema.

And any of you remember Blue Lagoon with Brooke Shield and Chris Atkin.

mallanhead
06-11-2005, 03:43 PM
Mom

Well, I had a crush on Nick Rhodes, Morten Hacket (A-Ha) and Barry Manilow? :p

do you know that A-ha is still doing concert. I love Mag.

I used to have a very very thorn jeans. Thought it was so cool man, that I wanted to wear it to my trip to Brunei. My mama stopped me. I think back then brunei is still to conservative.

Jaytea
06-11-2005, 04:05 PM
McDonald first came to malaysia back in the 80's too.

back in '87, during bulan puasa, Mc D had the rm2.99 (yee kow-sap-kow in canto) deal, which comprised of a burger (Big Mac range, not the McMuffin range), fries and drink.

i can still remember the yee kow-sap-kow, yee kow-sap-kow ringing in the ads.

every friday, i would make my way to mcd's sect 14

:o aiyoh... so many years ago!!!

mallanhead
06-11-2005, 05:02 PM
I think that back then we have more variety of fast food and for pizza.

GreenBug
06-11-2005, 05:03 PM
.... and Tuesdays were Coney Dog days at the A&W Drive-In next to King George V School in the Seremban Lake Gardens area, only RM1.00 then! Can bring favorite school GF there for a treat too.... share the A&W Float loh... :D

.... and the dream bike to own was a Yamaha DT250 Scrambler.... or maybe the Yamaha RD350LC street-racer! Cool man! :D

.... and dedicating "How Deep Is Your Love? Bee Gees" on Saturday morning's Kee Huat Radio Facts & Fancies with Patrick Teoh was also a cool thing, man!That was when Patrick's "Blue Skies and Everything Nice" phrase caught on! :D

mallanhead
06-11-2005, 05:21 PM
Scrambler are the one that purdey of "The avengers" rode. isnt it? Another TV programme that I like to watch is 'The Saint' and The Minders. Both are british.

GreenBug
06-11-2005, 09:04 PM
Scrambler are the one that purdey of "The avengers" rode. isnt it? Another TV programme that I like to watch is 'The Saint' and The Minders. Both are british.An the car used in "The Saint" Simon Templer was a Volvo P1800. A classic especially when in the original off-white Volvo paintwork! Used to own one which took me 2 years to refurbish but the car is now at a pte. collector's classic car museum in Sg. Buloh! :rolleyes:

orchipalar
07-11-2005, 12:01 AM
McDonald first came to malaysia back in the 80's too. Can't remember exactly year it was. But we used to lepak in A&W in Jln Tun HS Lee after school. At one time, we had orange julius, white castle, wendy, and not to forget popeye fried chicken. it give me bad tummy ache.

I used to watch movie like thank god its friday, ET, poltergeist. And when we were watching poltergeist, my school friend bought the cheapest ticket and sit right infront and scream our head off. That was b4 all those current cinema.

And any of you remember Blue Lagoon with Brooke Shield and Chris Atkin.

Err...how about anyone also remembers...Apocalypse Now...? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078788/) n...Star Wars Episode V...The Empire Strikes Back...? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080684/) ahem...it was a norm that many folks bought cinema tickets...from the black market... :rolleyes:

Err...those early 80s days in KL/PJ areas...got NOT as many shopping complexes to lepak around though...err...about the only other places that pull a crowd were...the Sungai Wang...Pertama...Campbell...n AsiaJaya complexes etc :)

Teeque
07-11-2005, 05:57 AM
Star Wars - best films of all time - enthralled moviegoers and set the special effects sci-fi standard of the era.
Superman was the only superhero on screen.
Drew Barrymore was just a cute lil kiddo, not the wild child we know now.
Breakdance - a hip new dance form hit the streets, flipping and turning bodies and using hands to dance, instead of the feet.
Pac man and Space Invaders were the 'in' computer games at that time and the monitors had only 1 color - green.
There was only 1 TV channel and 1 English radio network on Malaysian shores.
Fonzie of Happy Days was the coolest dude with the slick hair and leather jacket.
The coolest dressing look was the Don Johnson look - blazer over colored t-shirt.
You know who Mr. T is.
Roger Moore was the most popular Bond.
You went goo goo gaa gaa over Samantha Fox and found out what Page 3 is. :rolleyes:
And then you found out what is a Playboy Bunny. :D
The Howard Jones / Duran Duran hairdo was the trendy hairdo look of that time. Remember those Ah Bengs with baggy pants in Sungai Wang?
Live Aid was the coolest, biggest, wide scale world wide concert. It was reborn this year again, 20 years on.
Maradona was still a football maestro who mesmerized World Cup TV viewers with his skills on the field with Argentina.
Air Supply and Chicago serenaded lovers.
And Victoria Music Store was where we searched for the records / cassettes. It was the biggest and most well stocked music store of that time.
The backpack bag was born and caught on us teenagers.
The moonwalk was born.
Another form of dance also appeared - dirty dancing, popular with lovers...hehe.
For PJ ppl, Taman Jaya was a lovers haunt, a short walk across to the only A&W drive in, also a favorite with lovers.
Robin Williams shot to fame with his famous greeting 'Nanu nanu' as Mork, the first smallscreen alien in human lifeform.

More to come if I remember them... :cool:

GreenBug
07-11-2005, 11:40 AM
.... and MU undergrads (we were not rated 169 then! :D ) used to hang out at Glass Bubble discotheque at Jayapuri Hotel (now PJ Hilton) and ice-skating at the Asiajaya Complex..... :D

.... a Honda CB100 was the much-desired bike from the run-of-the-mill Honda C50/C70. (Even Honda C90 was not available yet in the 80s). :D

.... installing a "CARTRIDGE" in the car player was the coolest thing :D

.... a BMW2002tii was a far-fetched dream :D

.... owning a Malaysian-made "ACCENT" Portable PC (40286????) with "amber" screen was also cool :D

..... and nobody wants to stay in Subang Jaya because afraid one of the aeroplanes flying in and out of Subang International Airport would drop a wheel on their roof-top :D

GreenBug
07-11-2005, 11:51 AM
Its cool in the 80s if you .....

- have your haircut at Lee Bernard

- wear a TEXWOOD or AMCO jeans

- smoke Salem and carry ZIPPO lighter

- carry a fabric sling bag

- a Timex watch

- drive a Ford TX3

Imagine, the SONY Walkman was almost as big as a brick using cassette some more... :D

PJS
07-11-2005, 11:52 AM
..... and nobody wants to stay in Subang Jaya because afraid one of the aeroplanes flying in and out of Subang International Airport would drop a wheel on their roof-top :D

Hahaha, I remember that one! LOL :D



.... a Honda CB100 was the much-desired bike from the run-of-the-mill Honda C50/C70. (Even Honda C90 was not available yet in the 80s). :D

Yea, I had a Suzuki TS185ER "scrambler" in high school, and used to literally smoke the CB100s :D Didn't realise it was that cool back then and didn't capitalise on it to get many chicks, a few only lah... :p

I was away from Malaysia most of the 80s, missed out all the fun at home, huh? :o

GreenBug
07-11-2005, 02:14 PM
I used to have a very very thorn jeans. Thought it was so cool man, that I wanted to wear it to my trip to Brunei. My mama stopped me. I think back then brunei is still to conservative.It still is mallanhead, no alcohol. no entertainment and no lucah dressing mencucuk mata ok! :rolleyes:

GreenBug
07-11-2005, 02:16 PM
I was away from Malaysia most of the 80s, missed out all the fun at home, huh? :o
We had joy
We had fun
We had 'Seasons in the Sun'
But the joy
and the fun
and the Seasons have all gone :cool:

orchipalar
07-11-2005, 02:52 PM
Its cool in the 80s if you .....
- smoke Salem and carry ZIPPO lighter
- a Timex watch
- drive a Ford TX3
Imagine, the SONY Walkman was almost as big as a brick using cassette some more... :D

Err...Orchi thought...having a St.Dupont("Ting")...or at least a dunhill lighter("cluck")...would be the order of any nightclubs...:D

Ahem...for the cardi...Orchi thought...driving a Ford Lazer Sport 1.5S(twin keihin carbs)...would beat any Alfsud(s)...Escort 1.6Sport...or Accord 1.6(hatchback)...n would even give them PDRM's old beaten Alfetta(s)...a run for the money...at every traffic lights...:D

CCY
07-11-2005, 03:30 PM
Ahem...for the cardi...Orchi thought...driving a Ford Lazer Sport 1.5S(twin keihin carbs)...would beat any Alfsud(s)...Escort 1.6Sport...or Accord 1.6(hatchback)...n would even give them PDRM's old beaten Alfetta(s)...a run for the money...at every traffic lights...:D

I would vouch for that . Having zoom up to Genting with 4 guys in their 20's then in a Laser S sometimes on full throttle and down with smoke trailing on the brakes sure upp..ed the adrenalin. Think about it now...hey goose pimples is zooming up...phew what a daredevil then n that's some of the eighties....:p

orchipalar
07-11-2005, 03:56 PM
I would vouch for that . Having zoom up to Genting with 4 guys in their 20's then in a Laser S sometimes on full throttle and down with smoke trailing on the brakes sure upp..ed the adrenalin. Think about it now...hey goose pimples is zooming up...phew what a daredevil then n that's some of the eighties....:p

Err...those days...should Orchi clock 45 minutes...from Gombak toll until the entrance of the carpark at the Genting Hotel...ahem...sudah kalah muka liao...

Ahem...su kiaw bor su bin...:p:D

kokomo
07-11-2005, 04:04 PM
I guess u guys are my senior but then again , i remember watching Ghost, Ghostbusters and yes, gremlins ..
Ermm .. if i can recall that, Danny Chan is a gay? oh yea, i remember i had a torn jeans too .. until my friends can't stand seeing me wearing that jeans .. it was totally torn off 1 side of the jeans is as short as bermuda .. :o

During that time, Sam Hui & George Lam was a hit that time .. and Sam Hui hit movie that time is Happy Go Lucky!! :D jz luv that movie ..

orchipalar
07-11-2005, 04:39 PM
Err...by 1973 n after the Bruce Lee era... (http://www.allbrucelee.com/) there wasn't anyone who could 'resume' the role of the legendary kungfu actor idolized by millions of chinese film viewers...until the later discovery of Jackie Chan...since the early 80s (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000329/) :)

jericho
07-11-2005, 05:17 PM
Signs that you are a 70s' baby:

You grew up watching G-Force, He-man, Transformers, Thundercats, Silver Hawk, Woody Woodpecker, Chipmunks and Mickey Mouse. Not to forget Ninja Turtles, Mask, Smurfs and Voltron too.

Girls watched Japanese cartoon like My Little Pony, "Xiao Tian Tian", "Hua Xian Zi" etc.

You grew up brushing your teeth with a mug in primary school after recess time.

Remember the days when the school nurse, comes with a list for the dentist appointment, the sound of the drilling when your friend has a fill in his tooth.

You remember the packets of milk we get in primary school to encourage us to drink more milk. (It is only cost 30 cent per pack)

In secondary school, girls go to the library to borrow their favourite romance storybook.

In secondary school, girls altered their school skirt to shorten it and guys will go to the school appointed school uniform tailor shop to tailor make their school trousers to the then fashionable "baggy pants"!

During primary school days, the teacher will punish you using a ruler to hit your palm.

A bowl of noodles soup cost only 30cent in primary school days.

When you were in primary school, girls like to go to the bookshop to buy cute stuff such as animal erasers, various shape sharpeners, colourful notebook etc.

Hankyu Jaya, Yaohan departmental stores used to be a favourite hangout for families during weekends.

In secondary school days, you buy the Bata BM Turbo or Pallas Jazz school shoes.

Some guys like to wear those china made ankle high shoes. Some even like to wear those very thick socks with their school shoes.

Internet? E-mail? What the hell is that?

So you thought a decade or more ago, your friends don't have pagers or handphones in school.

CDs? What's that? Cassette tapes were the norm. Movie tickets used to cost less than $5 last time.

The goodies from Mama shop used to be Chickerdis, Mamee , Kum Kum, UFO, O-Ya, Ding Dang chocolate balls with toys in the box, colourful hard "egg", "cigerette" bubble gum, KIKI Bubble Gum, pink bottle of bubbles c/w a small tubes with yellow sticks to blow "more lasting" bubbles that you can pop more air in or slam it on.

You never forget 'Ti Kam'.
When exams are over, the board games (e.g Monopoly, Donkey, Transportation Comparison Card) & held video games will be all over the class room.

Your favourite sound is the bell!
For it's the homemade ice cream man. The cream that tops Haagan Dazs!

And the other peddler you love is the old lady who sells juicy Muah Chee and thick olden syrup rolled in a balloon the tip of a chopstick stick.

Another bell is the recess bell, a time to get away from school work and to eat.

Another time when there is no bell but all guys will anxiously wait for it...The PJ (Pendidikan Jasmani), PE time (time for football)

Your favourite childhood games were playing "gu li"(marbles), five stones, five bottle cover, zero-point, catching, "Pepsi-Cola one two three" and/or "Police & Sentry"!

The best thirst quencher of all times is the yummy colourful ice tubes you can buy from provision shops for only 10 cent. To eat them, break the tab and suck while holding the freezing tube!

All gals have a girl doll/strawberry shortcake/my little pony/pound puppy, while all boys have a soldiers figurine (combat) or a rubber band catapult that shoots folded paper!

Once was the era whereby ice-cream sticks were valueable items, then came the paper aircrafts, chalk fights.

Some boys made their own guns from wood, and used 'Bacali' as the bullets.

Some even used matches to shoot and burn kids'lanterns during MoonCake Festival.

And your favourite holiday was Lunar New Year! New clothes, Ang Pows, shopping, junk food and family outings!

Let's see, the majority of students in universities today were born in 1982 / 83.... They are called "youth".

For them, they have never heard of the song "We are the World, we are the Children..." And the "Uptown Girl" they know is by 'West Life' but not 'Billy Joel'.

For them, there have always been only one Germany and only one Vietnam.

AIDS exists since they were born.

CD exists since they were born.

Michael Jackson is already whitened.

John Travolta is always round in shape and they can't imagine how this fat guy could be a god of dance.

They believe that Spiderman and Incredible Hulk are just new films.

They can never imagine a black and white screen for a computer.

They never know what is Atari or 'Game & Watch'.

They can't believe a black and white television ever existed and they don't even know how to switch on a TV without a remote control.

And they never understand how we can go out without a mobile phone when we were in university...

Let's check if we're getting old...

1. You understand what was written above and you smile.

2. Most of your secondary school friends are getting married.

3. You are always surprised to see small children playing comfortably with computer.

4. When you see teenagers with mobile phones, you shake your head.

5. You spend less and less time talking on phone with your friends daily.

6. When you meet your old friends from time to time, talking about the good old days, repeating again and again all funny stories you experienced together.

7. Lastly, having read this mail, you are thinking of forwarding it to some other old friends. You think they will like it too.....

Hahaha!.... Yes! We are getting old too...........

Brings back old memories huh?

Cheers to the 70s babies!!!

CCY
07-11-2005, 05:25 PM
Hahaha...Jericho ...you sums it up well. Miss anything else. Where's my fighting fish ..... Nostalgic eh and a real sign of getting old ah.

in
07-11-2005, 05:53 PM
Remember this....

Saya Charlie Chickadee
Yang ranggup enak sekali
Cuba nak lagi
Saya Charlie Chickadee!

I remember when kacang putih was sold rolled in paper for 10cents ....
I remember when they sold condensed milk in little triangle like packets for 30 cents. I lurrved those!
I remember when I absolutely must have that checkered luggage looking bag as my school bag.
Eh....hang on....these are 70's memories!

I was in the teens during the 80's.....
I remember buying my first cassette tape in 1983.
I remember saving money for a year to buy my first mini-compo for RM240.
I remember buying every magazine with Duran Duran articles - to cut and paste in my Duran Duran scrapbook. This was later replaced with A-Ha.
I remember my poster of Jon Erick Hexum above my bed.
I remember writing an English essay explaining why I loved to watch MacGyver.

Ahh.....so many other things I remember......

I remember having a crush on the LaSalle boy who was in the same school bus as me.

orchipalar
07-11-2005, 06:11 PM
Err...how about Fast Freddie Spencer... (http://www.motorsports-network.com/articles/Freddie.htm) ahem...anyone remembers him?...about the only person in history to have won the double motor GP championship in 250cc n 500cc class...both in the same year...:)

Ahem...off the saddle of one(250cc championship win)...n goes on to ride n win the next 500cc championship race.... :)

Err...not even Kenny Roberts...Valentino Rossi or Michael Doohan...could achieve that...

GreenBug
07-11-2005, 06:39 PM
Err...how about Fast Freddie Spencer... (http://www.motorsports-network.com/articles/Freddie.htm) ahem...anyone remembers him?...about the only person in history to have won the double motor GP championship in 250cc n 500cc class...both in the same year...:)

Ahem...off the saddle of one(250cc championship win)...n goes on to ride n win the next 500cc championship race.... :)

Err...not even Kenny Roberts...Valentino Rossi or Michael Doohan...could achieve that...JOEY DUNLOP won 7 Isle of Man TT and died in his attempt for the eighth. Ron Haslam, Malaysian-based, tried for the Isle of Man and died in his first attempt, crashed into the hotel at Turn 6.

Everybody loves Kung Fu fighting.... (remember the song Orchi?) :D

orchipalar
07-11-2005, 07:00 PM
JOEY DUNLOP won 7 Isle of Man TT and died in his attempt for the eighth. Ron Haslam, Malaysian-based, tried for the Isle of Man and died in his first attempt, crashed into the hotel at Turn 6.

Everybody loves Kung Fu fighting.... (remember the song Orchi?) :D

Err...there has been a couple of versions...including a disco dance version...n one by WangChung(offtracked):D

Here's could be the original version by Carl Douglas...which went to #1 for 3 weeks...n stayed at the chart for 13 weeks...in 1974:D

Oh ho ho ho.....

Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those cats were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightning
For they fought with expert timing

They were funky China men from funky Chinatown
They were chopping them up, they were chopping them down
It's an ancient Chineese art and everybody knew their part
From a feint into a slip, and a-kicking from the hip

Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those cats were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightning
For they fought with expert timing

There was funky Billy Chin and little Sammy Chung
He said here comes the big boss, lets get it on
We took a bow and made a stand, started swinging with the hand
The sudden motion made me skip, now we're into a brand knew trip

Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those cats were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightning
But they did it with expert timing

Keep on, keep on, keep on, keep on,
Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those cats were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightning
Make sure you have expert timing
Kung-fu fighting, had to be fast as lightning

Keep on, keep on, keep on

GreenBug
07-11-2005, 07:05 PM
Err...there has been a couple of versions...including a disco dance version...n one by WangChung(offtracked):D

Here's could be the original version by Carl Douglas...which went to #1 for 3 weeks...n stayed at the chart for 13 weeks...

Oh ho ho ho.....

Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those cats were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightning
For they fought with expert timing

They were funky China men from funky Chinatown
They were chopping them up, they were chopping them down
It's an ancient Chineese art and everybody knew their part
From a feint into a slip, and a-kicking from the hip

Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those cats were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightning
For they fought with expert timing

There was funky Billy Chin and little Sammy Chung
He said here comes the big boss, lets get it on
We took a bow and made a stand, started swinging with the hand
The sudden motion made me skip, now we're into a brand knew trip

Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those cats were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightning
But they did it with expert timing

Keep on, keep on, keep on, keep on,
Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those cats were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightning
Make sure you have expert timing
Kung-fu fighting, had to be fast as lightning

Keep on, keep on, keep on

Ha... Ha... Ha... Orchi... you're amazing. I sang the whole song in one breath... yes! I was a 70s and 80s man! :D And thanks for the memories!

GreenBug
07-11-2005, 07:10 PM
... and may I add that in the 70s and 80s, we had UMBC, Kwong Yik Bank, Southern Bank, Lee Wah Bank, Chung Kiaw Bank, D&C Bank, Bank Bumiputra, Perwira Habib Bank, Malayan Banking, Hock Hua Bank, Ban Hin Lee Bank, Boon Siew Bank and... and... the big and friendly [ :mad: CHATAR BANK! :mad: ]

mallanhead
07-11-2005, 09:08 PM
I used to wear badminton master from bata to school. Since when they stop producing it huh? After reading this thread I feel like grandmama already. It has been 20 years++ since I left school. Wah so long mah.... and so tua... Luckily hair not grey yet.

Teeque
08-11-2005, 03:22 AM
Remember the BMX bike craze in the early 80s? We rode everywhere with it, including to school, so much so my school built a special shed for BMX bikers which will be locked during school hours. This prized possesion is top of the stolen list back then.

There was only one highway back then - Federal Highway! No PLUS, NKVE, KESAS or LDP. When balik kampung, we had to travel on the old federal roads or kampung roads. No need to pay toll!

The tallest building in KL was the Menara Dayabumi.

No Penang bridge til late 80s. Had to use the Penang ferries to ferry vehicles across.

Yep, Asiajaya had the only ice skating ring in town. There was also Shah's Bowling Alley, next to Shah's Motel and A&W PJ. Now no more.

Besides Hankyu, Metrojaya and Yaohan, I still remember a Printemps deparment store.

orchipalar
08-11-2005, 04:01 AM
There was only one highway back then - Federal Highway! No PLUS, NKVE, KESAS or LDP. When balik kampung, we had to travel on the old federal roads or kampung roads. No need to pay toll!

Besides Hankyu, Metrojaya and Yaohan, I still remember a Printemps deparment store.

Err...dear Teeque:)...IF not mistaken...there was a tolled PLUS expressway from Seremban to Sg.Besi...since 1977 or so...ahem...50sens at Labu toll...n 100sens at the Sg.Besi toll respectively...for cars...n double for trucks...or something like that...

Ahem...on the old trunk road...from North...need to pay toll(one way only) at Slim River...n soon later...need to pay toll at Senai...before going into JB town...ahem...for something like 100sens...for cars...n double for trucks...or something like that...

Err...those days...there were still plenty of river crossings done by...freaking so called tongkangs or ferries...hoisted across by diesel powered winches...

Err...used to be...had to wait for long queues...just to get onto them freaking tongkangs or ferries...before the river crossings...ahem...why?...coz they would allow 'official' vehicles such as from the army or some gomen departments...or some big balls...n etc etc...or trucks carrying fresh produces...to cross first... :rolleyes:

Err...how about windows on them freaking old buses n train coaches?...ahem...the frames were made of wood leh...:D

n speak about buses...surely NOBODY could forget about the experiences...having to ride in them freaking MINI buses...???...or them extinct bus companies lika...toong fong...foh hup...len sen...len hup...n of course NOT forgetting them freaking...Seri Jaya n Mara buses!...plying the busy roads everywhere around Klang Valley???

But...come to think of it...ahem...they were more buses available n ON schedule!!...err...most of the times....as compared with what we got these days... :rolleyes:

Good for Nothing!...buses run by them freaking so called Privatized Consortiums hor... :rolleyes:

Ahem...coming to supermarkets or departmental stores...err...seems like...everybody forgotten about Kimisawa ar?...how about cold storage the Weld...or Emporium???

orchipalar
08-11-2005, 04:18 AM
Err...remembering cinemas going(hopping?) days...ahem...with friends or just being alone...which were your favorite cinemas?

Err...Cathay...Pavillion...Odeon...Rex...Capitol.. .Sentul...Paramount...State...or Sentosa?...or was it the one at Brickfields...what's the name?

Err...how about the ones at your kampungs or home towns in other parts of the country...what's the name of your favorite cinemas or theaters...back then? :)

n speaking of the names of your favorite bookstores...anyone remembers the Antonian(sp?) at Brickfields?...how about in other parts of PJ or KL?...hehe...sorry hasn't gone to school much those days...so don't have much clues about names of the famous bookstores leh...:D

Teeque
08-11-2005, 04:19 AM
Orchi,

The PLUS highway only came online late 80s ler, i think 88/89. But the Slim River toll was there all the while but not sure why got toll tho...lol.

Teeque
08-11-2005, 04:33 AM
Fav cinema would be Cathay and State. Cathay for their state of the art sound system, at that time ler. Got Dolby sound haha.

Fav disco - Scandals. For tea parties - Piccadilly's.

Fav bowling alley - Shah's Bowl lor, where else.

kokomo
08-11-2005, 09:11 AM
Ahhh yesss ... those memories, seems like yesterday only ... :)
Anyway, during that time, there weren't any toll from Shah Alam to PJ / KL or even any toll from Shah Alam to Klang. Everything was so cheap then and affordable by many.

Seafood is fresh and cheap ... terminal 3 right all the way in , there are so many selections ..

Everyone is wearing Power shoes ... it was a norm

I still remember there use to be a very nice park in Shah Alam where it's now a Business centre and public swimming pool in Shah Alam :(

CCY
08-11-2005, 09:18 AM
With a population increase from 11+ mil then to 23+ mil now we can see that vast amount of changes. Think about it if our gomen really going for 70+ mil..:(

gtl
08-11-2005, 09:34 AM
during the 80's, i was still in school. i remember the weather was nice and cool (a lot more trees then), i think the economy was booming, no protons on the roads and most of all, life was simpler.

mon
08-11-2005, 09:53 AM
Fav disco - Scandals. For tea parties - Piccadilly's.



Piccadilly's at Damansara? My hand is up. Used to frequent there during my early 20s. The Helmi & Gimmick band were quite hot then. And we would Beetlenut after that :p and have nasi lemak at Kampung Baru.

peterkkchong
08-11-2005, 10:16 AM
during the 80's, i was still in school. i remember the weather was nice and cool (a lot more trees then), i think the economy was booming, no protons on the roads and most of all, life was simpler.

Totally agree with you, and i miss weather of those days. Nowadays wake up also can sweat.

peterkkchong
08-11-2005, 10:20 AM
Piccadilly's at Damansara? My hand is up. Used to frequent there during my early 20s. The Helmi & Gimmick band were quite hot then. And we would Beetlenut after that :p and have nasi lemak at Kampung Baru.


Piccadilly? I remember the band of "Fred and flinstone" and Zainal Abidin ex band, it it call Freedom? Beetlenut, the chinese DJ who always like to tell dirty jokes happen to be my schoolmate.

kokomo
08-11-2005, 10:39 AM
Yeap, those days morning weather was jz nice & breazy .. feels like back in Cameron ... now i guess even there won't have such feelin' in the morning anymore ..

orchipalar
08-11-2005, 03:15 PM
Err...anyone still remembers...the rubic's puzzles... (http://toys.listings.ebay.ie/Jigsaws-Puzzles_Rubiks-Puzzles_W0QQfclZ3QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ1QQloglZ1QQsaatcZ9 9QQsacatZ19187QQsascsZ2QQsocmdZListingItemList) ahem...Orchi being a retard could NEVER figure one out before...:D

GreenBug
08-11-2005, 05:37 PM
Err...Cathay...Pavillion...Odeon...Rex...Capitol.. .Sentul...Paramount... State...or Sentosa?...or was it the one at Brickfields...what's the name?Lido? across from the YMCA? He He mostly Tamil movies there lah orchi.... :D

GreenBug
08-11-2005, 05:42 PM
Piccadilly? I remember the band of "Fred and flinstone".During the "MERDEKA" dinner organised by the Persatuan Warganegara Malaysia (PWM) in Brunei in OGOS 31, 2003, we had "FRED & THE FLINSTONES" lah... :D Oh boy, was it nolstalgic... really good time with wifey but had to tell her too I used to have good time with another in the 80s lah when FRED & THE FLINSTONE was hot in Piccadilly.... :D

Jaytea
08-11-2005, 05:53 PM
we were all excited about tv3
and now that i-forgot-which-channel is showing the taiwanese tearjerker "heaven knows my heart", whenever you see snippets of it, your heart somehow mellows a bit, recalling the kids and you find yourself humming the theme song

xaviers
08-11-2005, 05:59 PM
Chow Yuen Fatt - in the Bund and Brothers

Zico, Socrates - the shorts that they wore - micro compared to todays standards

Tottenham Hotspurs - Glenn Hoddle

orchipalar
08-11-2005, 06:31 PM
Err...on the international political scenes...Times magazine called him...as the man of 1979... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayatollah_Khomeini) which also saw the end of the rulings by The Last Shah of Iran... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammad_Reza_Pahlavi_of_Iran) :)

orchipalar
08-11-2005, 06:54 PM
Err... The 39th President of America... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Carter) in his terms in the oval office...he was impotent n still plagued by...many domestic economic issues...as well as the international affairs like the...Soviets invasion of Afghanistan... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_invasion_of_Afghanistan) n the Iranian crisis...both happened in 1979...until 1981...when the American public voted in A Hollywood Cowboy...to take over the oval office... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Reagan) :D

orchipalar
08-11-2005, 07:00 PM
Err...on May 18th 1980...the Mount St. Helen erupted... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_St._Helens)

CCY
08-11-2005, 07:28 PM
Err...on May 18th 1980...the Mount St. Helen erupted... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_St._Helens)

Aiyoo...orchi.. I kena 'chow yau yue' in oct'86 wor.....:D

orchipalar
08-11-2005, 07:44 PM
Aiyoo...orchi.. I kena 'chow yau yue' in oct'86 wor.....:D

Err...buddy CCY:)...where did ya get fffffrrrrriiiieeedddd?:D

Teeque
09-11-2005, 03:24 AM
Piccadilly? I remember the band of "Fred and flinstone" and Zainal Abidin ex band, it it call Freedom? Beetlenut, the chinese DJ who always like to tell dirty jokes happen to be my schoolmate.

Its Betelnut, and Patrick Teoh did dj there for awhile too.

Zainal's band was Headwind (for kepala angin :D ). Freedom was another band who also shot to stardom, forgot the hit song's name liao...aiya. Yes, there was Fred. Also, dun forget the famed Alleycats!

Oh yes! Freedom's hit song - Mulanya di sini, i think...lol.

Teeque
09-11-2005, 04:18 AM
As seen with my avatar, I'm a Liverpool fan here, and all Reds fans worldwide will never forget the Heysel Stadium disaster (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heysel_disaster) on that fateful day on May 29, 1985. 39 ppl died when one of the walls of the stadium collapsed due to crowd trouble in that European Cup Final match. Juventus won the match 1-0 and British football clubs were banned frm European competitions for 5 years. And I really shed tears when I saw the whole event shockingly unfolded before my eyes on TV that day.

Coincidentally, Liverpool and Juventus met for the first time again since then, on the 20th anniversary of the tragedy, in a quarterfinal European Champions League match this year. The game began in a sombre mood, with both team captains of the then '85 teams carrying banners of reconciliation into Anfield stadium. When a minute of silence was observed in memory of the tragedy 20 years ago, Liverpool fans held up placards in the stands bearing these words 'Amicizia', which means friendship in Italian. As I watch this, I felt a feeling that the ghosts of this tragedy has finally been buried. And again, I shed a tear.

Liverpool went on to win that match by an aggregate 2-1, beat Chelsea (by then EPL champions 2005) 1-0, and conquered AC Milan (last year's European Champions) in the Final, to be crowned Kings of Europe again. Well, the rest, as they say, is history (or history in the making). Again, I shed tears. But this time, they were tears of joy.

http://www.myteamtalk.info/uploads/av-127.jpg

You'll never walk alone.

Teeque
09-11-2005, 04:31 AM
Another anecdote of coincidence regarding Liverpool FC's European exploits.

The last time they won the European Cup in 1984, the then Pope died and Prince Charles was married.

Well, lo and behold, this year, Pope John Paul died, Prince Charles remarried, and Liverpool FC were crowned European Champions again. Spooky coincidence?

orchipalar
10-11-2005, 03:34 PM
... and may I add that in the 70s and 80s, we had UMBC, Kwong Yik Bank, Southern Bank, Lee Wah Bank, Chung Kiaw Bank, D&C Bank, Bank Bumiputra, Perwira Habib Bank, Malayan Banking, Hock Hua Bank, Ban Hin Lee Bank, Boon Siew Bank and... and... the big and friendly [ :mad: CHATAR BANK! :mad: ]

Err...dear GreenBug:)...how can anyone forget about those freaking shameful banking history...:rolleyes:

Err...remember BMF scandal...? (http://blisdemo.bernama.com/article.phtml?SN=0e273ec6447607fbf8650ea2f365c258&s=12&p=82407) n Lorrain Osman... (http://www.libertarian.co.uk/lapubs/legan/legan015.pdf) ???

in
10-11-2005, 04:25 PM
Speaking of banks, wHen I was little, Standard Chartered bank came out with Disney piggy banks. I had a Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Dumbo piggy bank. .....Aiya!.....these are 70's memories not 80's....sorry.

BTW, its not Fred and the Flintstones....if I'm not mistaken, its FREDO and the Flintstones.

orchipalar
10-11-2005, 05:03 PM
Speaking of banks, wHen I was little, Standard Chartered bank came out with Disney piggy banks. I had a Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Dumbo piggy bank. .....Aiya!.....these are 70's memories not 80's....sorry.

Err...dear In:)...yes Orchi had it too...but these days...banks are NOT like what they used to be...seldom one sees the bank encouraging kiddies opening up any savings account...:(

JackRyan1975
10-11-2005, 05:13 PM
Speaking of banks, wHen I was little, Standard Chartered bank came out with Disney piggy banks. I had a Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Dumbo piggy bank. .....Aiya!.....these are 70's memories not 80's....sorry.

Those are nice. Was fascinated by those wire-and-seal caps they used back then.

Then Pee Bee box came with the plastic cap, along with the pungent rubber-plastic smell when you open it.

Best was the Arab-Malaysian camel which actually sheds hair as you stroke em long enuff. :D

mallanhead
11-11-2005, 06:14 AM
The earlier piggy bank that I have was front stand cart. A yellow pig. I still have it. Got it when my mama after my birth day. That was such a long time ago. many many many moons and stars ago.

Vixey
11-11-2005, 05:35 PM
aiyoh...so many 80's kids here ah?

all this nostalgic trips down memory lane making me feel old old old....!

:D

but i loved that whole...Girls Just Wanna Have Fun era with the big hair, bright belts and colorful plastic big earrings!

orchipalar
14-11-2005, 12:39 PM
Err...where have all the heroes gone to?:rolleyes:

Err...we used to have battle heroes lika...Rambo... (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083944/)n Casey Ryback... (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105690/)or even...John Matrix... (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088944/)who could make minced meat out of the World #1 Public enermy...

Ahem...the Americans also have the The FBI... (http://www.fbi.gov/)...n CIA... (http://www.cia.gov/)the Russians have got the KGB... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KGB) but none so far...could even find ONE freaking villain...Osama Bin Ladin...? :D

Err...in the famous tagline from The Commando..."Somewhere... somehow... someone's going to pay!"

GreenBug
14-11-2005, 01:19 PM
Some of my fav programmes on TV were :

Hawaii-Five-O starring the late Jack Lord (Book 'em Danny!)
Mannix (cannot recall the main star)
Ironside starring the late Raymond Burr on a wheelchair
Wild Wild West
Kojak (the late Telly Savalas.... godfather to Angelina Jolie!)
Petrocelli - a series of a lawyer defending the hopeless cases

... errr I think some are from the 70s lah! :eek:

VeeJay
14-11-2005, 03:58 PM
Yeap, those days morning weather was jz nice & breazy .. feels like back in Cameron ... now i guess even there won't have such feelin' in the morning anymore ..

Yup...even Cameron now is very much hotter...during early 80s and mid 70s, when we drove in Dad's Bug, at night, he used to turn the car heater on for us...it use to be really cold, to an extend that we carried blanket in the car! :)

The cool thing about the beetl;e is that it has build in heater like how we have air-con now.

Night after 10 and morning driving use to be very misty...the fog was so thick, and the visibility would be less that 50 feet...gone are those good old days, when the gomen started to cut down trees in the name of development!

VeeJay
14-11-2005, 04:10 PM
My fav. Series would be

Starsky and Hutch
Knight Rider,
Wild Wild West
Man from Atlantis
Space 1999 (remember maya?!)
Logun’s Run
What is the title of the Robert Redford series.? Cant seem to remember
Definitely Ultraman
Machine Broster (not sure of the exact cartoon name)
And yes Nano Nano
Gemini Man
Donny and Marrie
Lassie
Payton’s Place/Dallas/Dynasty


I bet there are many more..which just need recollection…dah tak boleh ingat...kena sembang dengan member to recall
:D

CCY
14-11-2005, 04:47 PM
My fav. Series would be

Starsky and Hutch
Knight Rider,
Wild Wild West
Man from Atlantis
Space 1999 (remember maya?!)
Logun’s Run
What is the title of the Robert Redford series.? Cant seem to remember
Definitely Ultraman
Machine Broster (not sure of the exact cartoon name)
And yes Nano Nano
Gemini Man
Donny and Marrie
Lassie
Payton’s Place/Dallas/Dynasty


I bet there are many more..which just need recollection…dah tak boleh ingat...kena sembang dengan member to recall
:D


That would be mission immpossible to quote that in one go....

gtl
14-11-2005, 04:52 PM
My fav. Series would be

And yes Nano Nano
:D

ah i remember this show, it is mork and mindy...................pls don't forget :

1) high chapperal.
2) combat.

great shows.............

GreenBug
14-11-2005, 04:54 PM
..... and who could ever forget to watch those SIARAN LANGSUNG matches between SELANGOR VS. SINGAPORE football games with the likes of Mokhtar Dahari, Arumugam, Dollah Salleh, Soh Chin Aun, Santokh Singh and gang.... well football standard then was good. Now? Dunno what to say lah.... :(

orchipalar
14-11-2005, 05:37 PM
My fav. Series would be

Starsky and Hutch
Knight Rider,
Wild Wild West
Man from Atlantis
Space 1999 (remember maya?!)
Logun’s Run
What is the title of the Robert Redford series.? Cant seem to remember
Definitely Ultraman
Machine Broster (not sure of the exact cartoon name)
And yes Nano Nano
Gemini Man
Donny and Marrie
Lassie
Payton’s Place/Dallas/Dynasty


I bet there are many more..which just need recollection…dah tak boleh ingat...kena sembang dengan member to recall
:D

Err...Orchi hopes to be of some assistance...

StarTrek
Little House on the Prairie
Waltons
Cosby Show
Three's Company
Happy Days :)

GreenBug
14-11-2005, 05:48 PM
Victoria Principal
Joan Collins
Susan Anton
Dolly Parton
Samantha Fox

.... all were 'big' stars then too :eek:

peterkkchong
14-11-2005, 07:06 PM
Mid 70's to 80's - Chopper bicycle
80's to 85's - Shimano racing bike
84 till now - BMX bicycle

I think mountain bike and roller blade came into picture in the 90's.

VeeJay
14-11-2005, 08:26 PM
One interesting factor on school shoes...has always been Bata! :)

Hmmm gambar lagi
Chips /Charlie's Angle / Simon Templer/Adventures ( or was it The adventures, cant remember which came first)
TAXI


Soccer Boots, used famous soccer player names..like Socrates, maradona, rummenigge, zico, etc Puma, Adidas was the famous brand name. Somehow Puma has lost its glamour…its I still my favorite brand though…

AS for badminton rackets… Carlton, Yonex was the bigger player, but majority msian was using Aeroplane, Dunlop…yup wooden rackets! Swallow shuttlecock was the popular brand….

GreenBug
14-11-2005, 08:29 PM
AS for badminton rackets… Carlton, Yonex was the bigger player, but majority msian was using Aeroplane, Dunlop…yup wooden rackets! Swallow shuttlecock was the popular brand….Errr 'ello VeeJay, you sure you're with us in the 80s or not? Looks like you're in the 60s lah???? :D

JackRyan1975
15-11-2005, 09:41 AM
AS for badminton rackets… Carlton, Yonex was the bigger player, but majority msian was using Aeroplane, Dunlop…yup wooden rackets! Swallow shuttlecock was the popular brand….

As Greenbug said, wooden racquets belong to the 60s actually. But in the early 80s, I still see wooden racquets hanging proudly in many homes in their grand tight frame (to prevent the racquet head from bending out of shape). The 80s were the the Carbonex 7 and 8 glory days. Panda brand was for the cost-conscious. :D

VeeJay
15-11-2005, 10:21 AM
Errr 'ello VeeJay, you sure you're with us in the 80s or not? Looks like you're in the 60s lah???? :D
:D LOL

What I meant was that in the 70s wodden racket was still in use...I used it too, but in the 80s, yes metal, carbon shaft (semi carbon) and then full carbon sharft was made...racket become lighter and lighter...infact my first metal racket was Carlton (something, was it 88)? tapi really berat! :)

SunwayKid
15-11-2005, 11:42 AM
First peek of Marlon Brando.......no, not the Godfather series, but Last Tango in Paris. Too young to appreciate it in the 70s. :D

orchipalar
15-11-2005, 12:10 PM
First peek of Marlon Brando.......no, not the Godfather series, but Last Tango in Paris. Too young to appreciate it in the 70s. :D

Err...the Late Marlon Brando... (http://www.allmovie.com/cg/avg.dll?p=avg&sql=B8070)when he starred brilliantly as Lt. Fletcher Christian in...Mutiny on the Bounty... (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056264/)in 1962...

The Godfather... (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068646/)was first released in 1972...

Apocalypse Now... (http://www.imdb.com/Title?0078788)in 1979...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlon_Brando

The Last Tango in Paris... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_Tango_in_Paris) in 1972...

Err...passed away on the 1st of July 2004...Marlon Brando...left behind one of the greatest legacies from any American actors...:)

In his 1976 biography "The Only Contender" by Gary Carey, Brando was quoted as saying, "Like a large number of men, I, too, have had homosexual experiences, and I am not ashamed."

All three wives were pregnant when he married them. The number of children he had is still in dispute, although he recognized 11 children in his will; they were (ages as given in 2004):

* by his marriage to actress Anna Kashfi:
o Christian (46)
* by his marriage to actress Movita Castaneda:
o Miko (43)
o Rebecca Brando Kotlinzky (38)
* by his marriage to Tarita Teriipia:
o Simon Teihotu (41) - the only inhabitant of Tetiaroa
o Cheyenne (committed suicide in 1995 at the age of 25)
* by adoption:
o Petra Brando-Corval (32), daughter of Brando's assistant Caroline Barrett
o Maimiti (28)
o Raiatua (23)
* by his maid Christina Maria Ruiz:
o Nina Priscilla (15)
o Myles Jonathan (12)
o Timothy Gahan (10)