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janelim
18-05-2004, 07:19 AM
I love to treasure fond memories..... Sometimes even while sipping a cup of coffee brings glimpses of those wonderful events that happened in my journey of life, and all i can say is just with a gentle smile on my face.

I will always treasure the time when 7 of our siblings (3 bros and 4 sisters)..we were so closely-kit together. My bros with their spider-catching activities; top spinning; going into those big drains to catch 'red worms' for their fishes; not forgetting the fighting fish in small nescafe/essence of chicken bottles;....etc
And mind you, my favorite was climbing the rambutan and mangosteen trees and running for my life at the sound of the fat old landlady's voice!

And this song is real: "Memories, light the corners of my mind...."

So share with us your fond memories of yesteryears or even yesterdays!!

orchipalar
18-05-2004, 10:27 AM
Hi JaneLim:) - Great topic n excellent choice of song too as a reminiscence bridging to the past growing up memories. Can Orchi post 'bad' memories too?

kwchang
18-05-2004, 11:23 AM
The word is fond memories.
Don't derail the topic please

orchipalar
18-05-2004, 02:23 PM
Hi Chang:) - OK thanks forthe reminder....

Talk about fond memories? Sure, Orchi used to get the daily monetary allowance when Orchi was sent to Std 1, like only 10 cents per 'normal' school days by dad, then on 1st school day at Std 2 onwards....2 x 10 cents till Std 3, subsequently 30 cents per day till Std 6....'abnormal' were the days Orchi wouldn't get any from 'angry' dad, for some silly offences, so had to sweat talk mum for the money to buy 'pencils' or exercise books. Erasers? Didn't need one....

Those days, 'Ice balls' sold by the school canteen used to cost 5 cents, a small bowl of laksa were selling from 10 cents, roti 'cream' 5 cents...

Orchi used to have at least one rubber band(can use as an eraser) or string to tie the coin tightly in the pocket of short pants worn to school...

Shoes? rubber ones, no socks... School bags? if ever Orchi had one...would be one made out of straws type used by mum earlier for going to market with.:)

For grades? The schools used to have classes in alphabetical orders from 'A' being top class, right down to 'D', Orchi never failed to get to the lowest, but always scored 'high' records for most offences:D

janelim
18-05-2004, 02:44 PM
Orchi, you have gone through lots of these experiences that many of the young ones today will never get a taste of them.
I am definitely sure, experiences are like beautiful jewels of wisdom . Therefore, the common saying would be "hey, you are a man of great experience" - how wonderful that sounds.

**the tough gets tougher!

orchipalar
18-05-2004, 03:50 PM
Hi Jane:) - TQ again for the comforting words. IF Orchi is allowed to do so here, Orchi missed to elaborate on the 'offences' were mostly disciplinary ones. Orchi was more or less an absolute 'rascal' to some teachers, but to most teachers back then Orchi was the 'joker'..a worse one at it...always got into somekind of trouble for nothing....academically Orchi scored good. Guess that was the only reason, the principal didn't opt to evict Orchi from school.

Didn't know why..at home Orchi has the strictest dad n mum as parents..'daily' beatings received from them 'were' mostly from spats of angers by dad's especially for even the slightest mistakes. To the then neighbours around the 'kampungs', the yelling n crying were 'legendary'....those days, people call it 'kao chai' or 'teaching a kid'.

These days, Orchi was told that was actually considered as 'abusing a kid' rather than teaching one by parents.

Public wippings in classrooms n weekly 'gathering' on Mondays, were a norm for Orchi to receive these wippings from school's disciplinary teacher.

One particular teacher had then tiny Orchi being held up with his left hand n with his right would beat the ***** out of Orchi with a long cane in classroom. That be in front of about 45 fella classmates. Out in the 'open' gathering session that be about 1000 fella school mates. All in 6 years of primary education in that school, Orchi was 'popular' for this kind of thingy.

On the lighter notes....Orchi was always able to get to the top of the podium during 'prize givings' ceremonies for some academic or sports achievement, even at States level(Orchi still holds the then major Presses' cuttings ever since).

For some reasons unknown to Orchi even untill now, Orchi never once held any grudges whatsoever against these teachers(most have passed away since).:(

Talk about fond growing up memories? Sorry, Orchi just had to let this one out.....

pcyeoh
18-05-2004, 06:23 PM
One of the interesting topics at the two teh tarik sessions we had so far are reliving fond memories. Nothing beats telling it live with action sometimes using hands and legs to an attentive and interactive audience. So you folks, look forward to hear what Orchi has to say about his experience. If we are lucky he will drop his pants and show us the zorro marks etched there by his disciplinary teacher.

The most distinctive thing between our era and today is the absence of the topic on sex. The most we know and proudly could boast is probably that our geography teacher wore a light green underwear and we managed to view when she uncrossed her legs and we were so proud of this sighting that we shared it with all who wanted to know behind our science lab. Today, the boys can go into details of who in the class manage to sleep with which girls. They are not interested in the teachers who are considered too old and are over the hills. What a contrast? Do we blame Astro for this?

orchipalar
18-05-2004, 06:46 PM
Hi pcYeoh:) - Certain 'pills' of life are most bitter when you are out on your own to swallow the hardships, or if you were 'neglected' by the majority opinions. Orchi was once a reject(not that one Reject Shoppe). Orchi was lucky Orchi didn't do worst at the desperate times. Orchi was lucky to have found a few good friends whom Orchi still has high regards and admirations for. If only Orchi could turn back the time.....Orchi would beg for the opportunity to repay their favours to Orchi at the time.....

Talk about fond memories? Probably one of the only reason why Orchi likes old stuffs like so many cheap vintage watches...so Orchi could attempt to turn the clocks backwards, but with each n every silly attempts Orchi would break the old watches away.

Regretably without gettin anywhere, not even a second of it back from the past in hopes Orchi could re-live the past. Maybe Orchi had the wrong approach, shouldn't have to rewind them watches, rather should be putting all of them together in one 'time travelling' machine to go back to the past.

Talk about old battered wounds, some of that just sent tears flowing out of Orchi's eyes....

janelim
18-05-2004, 08:49 PM
hey friends,
i choose to keep this thread pure of 'fond memories - down memory lane'. Fond memories that we can treasure and relate to our children and children's children.

quote:
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"The most we know and proudly could boast is probably that our geography teacher wore a light green underwear and we managed to view when she uncrossed her legs and we were so proud of this sighting
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pcyeoh, this is a little off track..i ask forum members to share fond memories. If you classify this under fond memories, then i am sorry for you.

kwchang
18-05-2004, 10:13 PM
PCYeoh,

Call me a prude if you wish but I remember someone was charged in court for sexual harassment when he was caught snapping photos underskirt with his digicam whilst going up the escalator behind a girl.

Although such fetishes are facts of life (I wasn't born yesterday), did you for one moment think this Forum is the right place to declare your past conquests of the unchartered wilderness of youth? Have you thought of what your kids would think if they read of your boast? Have you forgotten that this is not the Stadium Curry House? Have your good senses taken leave of the space between your ears?

Do imagine you are in your house chatting to some friends. The scenario is your daughter's birthday party and at least 3 generations are within earshot of your chatter. How far do you think your "funny" storied should go?

Cool Hand Luke
18-05-2004, 10:30 PM
Orchi - This thread is about fond memories and not for you to go a painful trip down the alley of self-pity and abused childhood. Perhaps you should start a new thread of 'Abused Childhood' or something of that effect.

janelim
19-05-2004, 05:34 AM
Oh yes, something good that i also want to add in about school days then..........
"Sister Florence, our headmistress then was a fantastic lady. We could tell from a distance whenever she walks around checking the classrooms. Her shoes were loud enough from 4-5 classes away and everyone would quickly rush to their own seats. But a few good values she has imparted to me that i will never ever forget:-

- reading one story book a week from the library and writing down the summary in a book was compulsory(she personally marks all of our books)

- jotting down every announcement she made over recess time was compulsory

- cleanliness of classrooms were kept in almost perfect condition

Though she imparted simple DISCIPLINES to us while we were young, i am sure it did not cross her mind that one day, we will carry them down the line to our own children.
And the day came, when she has to go back to her own land, we prepared a beautiful song for her and all of us cried till our eyes swell.........."WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING"

orchipalar
19-05-2004, 08:52 AM
Hi:) - Perhaps you are right coming to a conclusion that Orchi's self confessed trip back in the past is uninteresting to younger generations now who might be reading it, that it shouldn't belong here amongst this different level of 'enjoyment' for certain level of people, who are 'seeing' n remembering their past differently.:)

Perhaps though the younger ones from various background, learning experience n growing up enviroment, could come to appreciate how lucky they are to be younger n having what they have now, where they could do things differently n rightly so from now on, instead of gettin older later thinking about thingy that they could go back in time to undo them all over again otherwise.

Then again, Orchi is wrong to share some bitter experience in this here down memory lane....

Cool Hand Luke
19-05-2004, 08:57 AM
Orchi - You have every right to share your bitter memories but they are not very appropriate in this fond memories thread. Your memories are interesting but in the wrong thread because it would not be fair for Jane's thread to be bastardised.

:)

pcyeoh
19-05-2004, 09:19 AM
I am sorry that I have gone off track and did not realise for one moment that this is not the platform to post what was on my mind. But I am rather surprise that none of you stopped people like me when the tough gets going. But what is painful here is instead of just a simple plea on the forum or a private email (here you can say your piece in private) to the offenders like me, what we got here a "lecture" which I must say I least needed having eaten "salt more than you have eaten rice." Here I am specifically referring to kwchang's reply. To janelim, my sincere apology.

janelim
19-05-2004, 09:34 AM
Hi pcyeoh,
I am just a very ordinary person, and perhaps you have 'eaten more salt than rice' as compared to me. It never cross this simple mind of mine that as long time forum members here, that the day will come untill we have such an encounter like this.
Anyway, i did not ask for a apology from you, but what is given to me this morning, from my heart i appreciate and receive it from you.
On the contrary, i am very definite that you want to share at least one fond and beautiful memories of yours with us!
Cheers, and have a good day.

kwchang
19-05-2004, 09:41 AM
PCYeoh,
Please note that you had your mental diarrhoea at 6:23pm. when I came on to check, it was already 10:13pm. Almost 4 hours had passed and I am sure a large number of people had read your post by then. If I had seen it sooner, I'd have called you up but it was too late.

We had also put up a poll on the sudden surge of sex jokes before 5pm. Don't tell me you did not see it?

Jokes are great to have. But WHAT TYPE of jokes?

Firefly
19-05-2004, 10:41 AM
Orchi... firefly here also have a fair share of memories like you.. it can be considered fond as no grudges were hold on our good teachers.... One thing i can say is that this now modern world of ours may be depriving our childern of the Joys and Fun we had. Swimming in the river, hide and seek in the park and going wild with our schoolmates. Even playing gasing, marbles and a local blend of "baseball" can't even remember how it's played!!! I wonder how many of our kids actually play the old kampong games? Or do they patronise the cyber cafes , Play gameboys, PS2, Xbox and online games? Is Ragnarok the only interaction with friends for them?

Oh how I miss the cycling along a dirt path.

orchipalar
19-05-2004, 11:00 AM
Hi Firefly:) - TQ for 'seeing' that. Kids these days? When you get them something to play with, they would say those were boring n chucked em aside. Those days? Yes the gasings, 'lastik' - sling shots, or even a piece of wooden plank, would make us happy like err...you can't imagine that....

We make our own toys which may sound silliest at this ages...out of anything we can get our hands onto. Like our dad or mum's lousiest personal belongings, we would even want to bring em to school to 'show off' to friends...Coz we had nothing back then to playwith.

Remember those stones that we would hurl up one of them n try to catch each one left at the surface of the floor or table, just for the 'exercise' of our reflexes n quickness with our hands n fingers? Then there is the rubber bands, the playin cards, we even could 'show off' who has gotten the most of these 'silly' items. Bowling? Stacked em up on the floor n on the other end we would use one of our slippers to throw at the stacks of cards or rubber bands? What about the bottle caps that we collected by the side of stalls n do the thingy with them like 'frisbies'....

When was the first time you use dad's saw blade to saw a plank out a 'riffle' n attached a string of rubber bands from 'the barrel' end, attached a 'cherry' at the trigger end? Remember...?
The other boyz that got a black eye out of the boxing sessions ala you being 'muhammed ali' or him being 'joe fraizer'?

Remember digging up worms for baits to catch some silly catfish by the rivers....? Gettin stung by bees? Beaten by snakes?
:)

Firefly
19-05-2004, 11:22 AM
Don't know you played this...

One long stick and 1 short stick. We dig a short hole in the dirt and then Place the short stick across. then flick it with the long stick. ...

Then ther was the chopping ball!!! and what was it called Chicken and Hawk(??) played on a batminton court.

Cool Hand Luke
19-05-2004, 11:45 AM
I do not think the important factor is 'eating more salt than rice' but whether you have learned anything at all from all those years of eating salt. Otherwise all those taste of salt in the mouth and pain in the belly have all gone to waste, isn't it?

orchipalar
19-05-2004, 11:51 AM
Hi Firefly:) - Yes the idea is for the other team to catch that short stick, n gets their turn to wack it instead...

Chopping ball? Chicken n Hawk? could be we 'played' under different name terms of the 'fun' games...

How about 'hard' ball as oppose to 'soft' ball, like baseball, instead of a bat, we had a wooden plank sawn looking like one, n use a piece of rock instead of a ball, played in 2 groups, like baseball? Orchi shall show you the 'result' of a missed catch, next time we meet again....

While some 'lucky' rich kids in town played scrabbles, chess, n whatcomemay, we played with 'bottle caps' for dum n hide n seek in the jungle or bushes....

While some 'lucky' rich kids in town went to 'boarding' or 'religious' schools for their 'formal' educations, we were learning shiits n stealing neighbouring sugar canes or papayas over the school huts fences....

Sure like it is not a crime from being 'rich'(like the rich makes no offences as a kid)...like it was a 'mistake' n was neither a crime to be curious about sex from the 'spying' or the 'peeping' ....n what about the 'poppy' love notes passed on to a prrreetty or hansome classmates, like a bit more than 30 - 40 or even more than 50 years ago....

Then Orchi is ought to be shot dead right now....

Timo
19-05-2004, 12:23 PM
Firefly,
I think the game you are referring to is called konda-kondi, there is probably another formal name for it but I can't for the life of me remember... but it was an EXCELLENT game. I also particularly liked the game where we folded rectangle pieces of manila card (in an inverted V shape) and played 'football' with a small piece of paper rolled up as the 'football'. Other particular games that I liked was bottlecaps, and also card games where each card had, for example, a picture of a car and its specifications... like engine capacity and top speed, which during the game we would compare these to the cards other people had. A packet of cards used to cost about RM 1, and I used to buy them at Thrifty's...

Anyway, I would love to contribute more to this thread but I don't particularly have any fond memories, nor do I have any bad memories. To me they are just experiences which we should learn from.

orchipalar
19-05-2004, 03:05 PM
Hi JaneLim:) - You are as humble as you could get, n a noble lady:) Your message to pcYeoh is very loud n clear. Your acknowledgement of his open apology to you for his misdeameanor offence here, is very kind n forgiving one too...TQ for your kindness again.:)

CCY
19-05-2004, 09:34 PM
We are giving out signs of getting old. Those games that we play have to be improvised all by ourself during our kid days . Throw us anything and most probably we can come out with a game to play with . Not to mentioned of the danger of stuffing firecracker together into a used galvanised water pipe , put a glass marble at the other end ,stuff the other end like a rifle handle ,light up a fuse ,aim at the unlucky tupai . Bang.....!
Wow .. that is really stupid of me looking
back at it again .
Whatever it is our past memories and experiences is totally different from now.
We spend almost 100% of our free time roaming around outside .Nowadays we stick like glue on the tv .
Maybe we should compile something about some of our past fond memories on those games that we played before we carried it together to our graves ,

orchipalar
20-05-2004, 10:03 AM
Hi:) - Poor em tupai....:D

Talk about firecrackers n fuses, reminds Orchi also of 'mission impossible', Orchi would cracked open these firecrackers just to get the 'powder' out to make a long fuse, and at the end of it another pile of 'powder' cover with a 'tin kosong - susu cap junjung' or an empty sardin can. Like the trailer in the TV series 'mission impossible' it would be lighted up from one end, n later BOOM!....the cans would fly sky high, n drops on Orchi's head...one more old scar to show...hehehehhe:D

Yess like what Jane said about catching 'phau foo' - spiders, they were our prized possessions(for the tom-gals too) to bring to school to show off or for spider fights....every time Orchi's prized spider looses the fight...Mum would have a hard time looking for Orchi....Orchi wouldn't be home until the sun sets..looking for more spiders in the bushes.:D

In the beginning, Orchi couldn't recognize between the females n males err..spiders, what Orchi has got at first almost always 'looses' a fight with the other 'opponent'...the other 'opponent' wasn't really keen to fight though....Orchi wonders why? Instead of fighting face to face, the opponent was 'all over' Orchi's contestant.....:D

Orchi knew most certainly Orchi would have to be gotten the beatings from Mum or Dad....but went ahead to be naughty anyway...hahahaha:D

The thing about climbing a tree - coconut tree in particular? Darn near broke every nuts that Orchi ever had......aaahhh hahahaha

KH EE
20-05-2004, 10:50 AM
orchi & the rest, maybe we can "introduce" these long-forgotten games when we take the compassion home's kids to wetlands. :D

wonder if wetlands will allow us to dig holes for konda-kondi... :o

thelaw48
20-05-2004, 11:40 AM
Hi Janelim,

All your fond memories sound so similar. BTW were u from Taiping convent school. Just curious.

cheers

janelim
20-05-2004, 11:46 AM
hi thelaw48,
Yes and no. I was from Convent Klang, Selangor. There were many nuns during that time, and Sister Florence was very strict, but nevertheless, she brought real values and discipline to us and after so many years we never have forgotten them.
Values and discipline that we can carry them to even our next generation.

thelaw48
20-05-2004, 11:58 AM
Janelim, oic.
Tks/Cheers

orchipalar
20-05-2004, 07:04 PM
Hi buddy KH EE:) - Hehe..Orchi is not sure if we are allowed to dig any holes on the ground. For konda-kondi, you could have like a brick above ground for the leverage to hold the short stick at an angle, no problem, it would give you thesame effect. Why didn't Orchi think of that before, instead of having to dig holes? Hahaha...what an idiot Orchi was.:D

However, we can also try to look for spiders? Maybe the kids would outwit us in the process instead. They might also beat us in the other games n tricks as well.:D

in
20-05-2004, 07:04 PM
My fondest memory is my pre-school days in Sentul. We used to stay in the KTM quarters near the LaSalle school. Sadly, those house has been torn down. Anyways, we had a huge Pinang tree in our garden. I was always excited when any of the branches fell. I would sit on the broad bit at the bottom and hand on, while my brother grabbed the leaf part and dragged me all over the garden. I just loved it! ( I believe there's a Lat cartoon depicting this.)

Another fond memory is during my early primary school days. We used to stay in SS3 and SS5 houses behind the FAM building was just done. There's a huge longkang there, and me and friends will go there to catch longkang fish and tadpoles. Of course I never fed my 'pet' tadpoles and they died. As for the fish, I kept 4 in a horlics bottle. I must have fed them well because they grew really big until the horlics bottle was just to small for them, that they started fighting and biting each other. They died.

Of course, lke the rest of you, also I had pet grasshoppers, spiders, mosquitoes in my little zoo. They all died...... maybe because I did't feed them......

Another fond memory is my nanny's house in Sentul pasar dalam. They had a well outside their home. and sometimes, you could see fish swimming at the bottom! Then there's the dragonflies, where I would pull out their wings. Cruel I know, but it sounded like a fun thing to do then!

In case you start to think that all my pets die in my hands, I'm glad to say that my pet tortoise and pet dog survived.




Even though I'm a city kid,

orchipalar
20-05-2004, 07:11 PM
Hi In:) - FAM complex? Is that curry fish head house behind the complex n field, still doing biz there? Long time Orchi hasn't been to that area. They used to serve really good curry fish heads, mutton curry, chicken n fish curry too, there.

Sentul KTM quatters? How about the old 'nine holed' golf course, it is still there? Wow, those days around Sentul, the traffic jams were legendary.:D

romi_o
20-05-2004, 11:34 PM
hmm, starting to wonder if orchi is about the same age as my father? only my parents can boast of the 5sen or 10sen pocket money....

i do catch "pao hu", longkang fish (near the ss15 used to be wet market longkang), played cards (but only those given by my classmates, family finance was below average then...) when i was in primary school... well, grew up with sj/usj and now played with computer and stuck to TV/astro...

top student then, elected as class monitor often, so not much of caning, except once, when the class was too noisy, only me and my assistant got caned... hand swollen that when i go get my IC done (age 12), the finger was so swollen that it hurts when the clerk took my fingerprint (ink stamping still then)
:p

ahhhh... memories

orchipalar
21-05-2004, 02:43 AM
Hi Romi-O:) - Orchi can't be that old. Orchi would have to be married at much younger age to have you as a son. :D But Orchi could take you as 'Kit Pai Hing Tai', no problem at all for Orchi. If so, Orchi would have to ask for the permission from your parents first. That would be traditionally proper. Or we can be 'brothers in law' so to speak, in the case if you were to marry one of Orchi's younger sister.:D That would be though, if you wouldn't mind having Orchi being related to you in that way, since Orchi has self declared, as coming from a pariahland.....:D

IF the figures from the Census are true, there would be a lot of eligible 'single' men available for the marriage possibility. Orchi could also start a dating agency for long term commitment. Err...before anyone else has any other thing to say about this, this has been one of Orchi's biz plans too for quite some times since. But if you have better ideas to offer, sure, Orchi shall accept in good faith....:D

Fond Memories? Orchi got re-married very late..hasn't regret any of it though. Orchi is very happy with the marriage life now. Come to think of this, Orchi has gotta wifey to thank the most for it....:)

As Orchi said it before(self confessed experiences), Orchi was a reject n a dejected one at it, that is of course history.

Having said that, Orchi could be darn foolish telling the world all these thingys.:(

Firefly
21-05-2004, 08:40 AM
Come to thing of it, Firefly too went to school with 5 cts then increase to 10cts. Orchi.. are we almost the same age?? 59?

in
21-05-2004, 08:44 AM
Hi Orchi,

Even though we stayed in SS3 just across from FAM, we never really makan at any of the shops there. Sorry, can't advise more about the shop. As for Sentul, we left Sentul in 1975. I was too small to know what a golf course is! I think its still there though, or maybe not - because of the 'progress' in Sentul. I remember the theatre in Sentul though, where my family would go for cheap matinee flicks.

janelim
21-05-2004, 09:30 AM
Another good memory and this one is from my family.
We have a very special memory that we have never failed to share with anyone who has ears open to us:-

'One fine day, it did not occur to me that the whole world would crumple on my shoulder and things took a 360 degrees in my life.
One member in my family actually 'died' and he is very precious to me. My whole head went literally numb and i was totally lost with 2 young kids to take care of. But someone very special came to our life and brought him back to life. When i said, life it is real...LIFE! No one so special than this person who had given back a LIFE to this member of my family. '

That is why, all i want to say again and again is, i look at life at a very different perspective and isnt the world a wonderful place for you and me.

Louis Armstrong has this in his song:
"What a Wonderful World"

Firefly
21-05-2004, 10:00 AM
Talking of shows/cheap matinee... firefly here remembers sneeking out of school to REX to have a show... the 50cts front row seats...what a life :D

orchipalar
21-05-2004, 10:40 AM
Hi Firefly:) - Orchi is much much younger:D, but gettin there sooner or later, if Orchi may have a say so.:)

Rex, Sentul, Pavillion, Odeon, Cathay, Capitol, Tai Wah, n even the one in Brickfields(for 'Bobby')..ma sha-e toh na hee...(hopes Satish could improve on that) :D

Remember biting dem 'qua chee', n 'asam buoy'? Chewing gums on n under the seats? On your hair?:D N the greatest movies of all times back then....:)

Firefly
21-05-2004, 11:10 AM
Remember seeing all those war films..like Tora! Tora! Tora!, Battle of Midway, The longest day and romance shows like Sunshine and it's follow up, Lady. featuring songs from the late John Denver. Trillers like JAWs and the first Star Wars...ooohhhh... miss those days of bent backs and sprain necks and most of all the 50 cents seats!!!

patrick
21-05-2004, 11:24 AM
Talking of shows, Firefly reminds me of those good old, childhood days when we were too poor to afford to go to movies often although it then cost only 25 or 40 sens!

We used to hang around the entrance just before where the usher collected tickets. And when we saw a single person going in, especially when he looked like the kind type, we would approach him/her and with a sad look on our face, said something to the effect "Sir, can you take me in to watch this movie please?". Normally, we would be taken in. Then once we are inside, we would find a comfortable corner along one of the isles, sit back and enjoy the movie! Ahhh..those were the days! Did any of you guys/gals do that too? How come the kids dont do that nowadays? Maybe they are too well off to have to do that!

in
21-05-2004, 11:27 AM
I also remember going to movies with my mother whenever they had 'ladies special' or something like that. We would normally go to Cathay or Odean and they would give free goodies to all the ladies. Usually it was women's products. I only remember one or two - The Goodbye Girl & Love Story.

orchipalar
21-05-2004, 11:47 AM
Hi Firefly:) - Hopes to would still be suffering from indigestion from all the oily cakes, n a err...burning sensation added to it from the behind....from the candles..:D

Orchi could imagine you blowing 45 candles of flames, n the icings on the cake in the process, onto someone's new dresses..hahahaha:D

How could one forget Bruce Lee's emotions n flying kicks on all his films. How could one forget Star Wars' george lucas, err..harrison ford, chewbaca, and err...cool luke skywalker mind you.. :D
How could one forget the sequels of its legacy 'may the force be with you'.

How about Wang Yi's 'tu pik tau wang' - single handed swordsman...hehehehe

How then can one ever forget 'kramer vs kramer' , 'all the president's men', 'Gone with the Wind', 'magnificent 7', 'dirty harry's magnum pistols'..bla bla bla...what else is there these days that could bring us those kinds of thrills n frills back in those days?

Orchi kids you not, Orchi even one time got own pants wet, from watching 'jaws' - roy scheider - steven spielberg.

HEroes, n HEroines of the big silver screens of yester years, how would they have been remembered by viewers these days? How would the films be, comparing to what we got these days....Keannu Reeves - Matrix for instance..is nothing but a pile of craps, as far as Orchi is concerned.:D

Firefly
21-05-2004, 11:58 AM
Very very the true. Now a days all CG. no longer the real Bruce Lee stiff. At least Jackie Chan is still ok.

jayan
21-05-2004, 01:06 PM
Not surprised Orchi ..... if memory serves me correctly, "Jaws", "Rollercoaster" and there was one more movie ... the title eludes me now, saw the introduction of the "sensurround" effect.

Remember getting all excited about the movie with the whole town talking about it. I believe this was around the time "The Gods Must Be Crazy" was also aired ..... during the 70's I think.

Sigh seems like such a long time ago ....... sob sob ..... I feel old!! :(

regards
Jayan

thelaw48
21-05-2004, 01:08 PM
I remember swimming in the old mining pool naked and later before reliazing the biological changes about to take shape, I actually stitched my first swimming trunk from old cloth found in the store room. That was long before Gucci, Calvin Klein & other big names got the idea.

Firefly
21-05-2004, 01:21 PM
EarthQuake made in 1974.

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0071455/

more information to this.Sensurround..
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/belknap/exhibit2002/sense.htm

orchipalar
21-05-2004, 01:55 PM
Hi:) - Yes Orchi could recall the Sir. Run Run Shaw, n thosedays the film magnet called 'Cathay'. Together they have belted out over n under rated oldies, thousands of them films, which would be like Bollywood, then n now, making like, 500 films a year or something like that, if Orchi is not wrong about it....:D BTW, films screened in cinemas worldwide those days were in the forms of either 35mm or the Mega Screen 70mm width negatives reels of films...then of course, there were the 16mm meant for small theaters, n home entertainment, or the 8mm versions of 'Blue' ones....Orchi wishes to post this for the sakes of infos only.:)

Those days in cinemas, whenever there was a 'missups' on the damaged films tracking holes, you would get these fast slipping images being shown on screen, then everybody in the cinema would go 'boooooo' n 'Oooiiiii', or 'hey tidur kah'!!

BTW, the 'kissing' scenes from on screen lovers? Everybody would go like '''WOOOOW''' whistling......away or howling.....away!

Then of course when there was the blackouts....we would have to be lining up again for refunds or issuance of next dated tickets..

Orchi used to get like 'FREE' passes everyweek from Cathay n Shaw at its Bukit Bintang office, imagine having those 'FREE' passes in Orchi's hand in those days, school friends would go nuts over it, especially the gals school friends. Hahahah..that was how Orchi has gotten early tastes of 'dating' lah...:D

Occasionally, even the teachers would join Orchi to the 'freee' movies..:)

OOOOHHHH JaneLim:) - Goodness blesses you for posting this thread starter...if ever Orchi gets the chance to meet with you..Orchi wishes to greet you with a bow, n a firm hand shake for this lovely lovely topic...TQ:)

Firefly:) - So many many great films...how could Orchi have missed the likes of 'Earth Quake' n 'Towering Inferno' too....

Hey most probably we did bump into each other during the rushes to get in line for tickets or something like that before.....?:D

Firefly
21-05-2004, 03:24 PM
Firefly frequent REX until the displine teacher found out :( from then on, It became harder to sneek out for a show. Soon it became only Saturdays where firefly skip saturday games for the shows.

Cathay, Pavilion and Oden were too far away for firefly to patronise. So to have met you would be most unlikely...

What about the Games Arcade? PacMan was the in thing together with the Pinball where 20cts per game (5 balls) was the norm.

CCY
21-05-2004, 11:14 PM
Sad to see that Rex , Cathay , Capitol closed and demolised everytime I go back to my roots .40 cents is as big as ten bullock-cart wheels then .So the only hope is to put up a sad poor face and tag along some strangers for Wang yu's ' tu pi tau ' or 'sen tau '. Not to mention getting a stiff neck after 2 hours watching at 15 to 20 feet from the screen !!!
What about getting 3 whack on the buttocks by the headmaster for 'ponteng ' 3 days after chinese new year . And headmaster has this to say ' You are suppose to be the cream of the school ..BUT.. BUT.. now becomes only Leftovers ' 5 of us say thank you , clutch our back end and zoom out of the room .':D'

':D'
still laugh over till now .Ha ha ...

orchipalar
22-05-2004, 01:42 AM
Hi CCY:) - Aaah, so Orchi n Firefly are not the only fellas around here who gotta the 'treatment' for some childhood's misdeameanor behaviors around school days huh?:D

Since you are more familiar with the mandarin films oldies, Orchi is certain you could recall the likes of Ching Han, n Chen Chen? Li Ching? Err..Ochi has forgotten about the films titles though..:( But the melodies of those yester years screen original songs still lingers on....'chuang wai sia che mong mong yie....', 'ni nong wo nong....':D Orchi has always been the lousiest when it comes to singing:D

BTW, :( :( some oldies almost always make people watching em..cry cry cry.:(

orchipalar
22-05-2004, 09:08 AM
Hi:) - This one was introduced to Orchi, many moons ago, when Orchi was once a lost....

http://rds.yahoo.com/S=2766679/K=song+lyrics+vincent+stary+stary+night/v=2/TID=i021_20/SID=e/l=WS1/R=1/H=0/*-http://www.crispinmusic.org/2000.htm

:)

Starry
starry night
paint your palette blue and grey

look out on a summer's day
with eyes that know the
darkness in my soul.
Shadows on the hills
sketch the trees and the daffodils

catch the breeze and the winter chills

in colors on the snowy linen land.
And now I understand what you tried to say to me

how you suffered for your sanity
how you tried to set them free.
They would not listen
they did not know how

perhaps they'll listen now.

Starry
starry night
flaming flo'rs that brightly blaze

swirling clouds in violet haze reflect in
Vincent's eyes of China blue.
Colors changing hue
morning fields of amber grain

weathered faces lined in pain
are soothed beneath the artist's
loving hand.
And now I understand what you tried to say to me

how you suffered for your sanity
how you tried to set them free.
perhaps they'll listen now.

For they could not love you
but still your love was true

and when no hope was left in sight on that starry
starry night.
You took your life
as lovers often do;
But I could have told you
Vincent
this world was never
meant for one
as beautiful as you.

Starry
starry night
portraits hung in empty halls

frameless heads on nameless walls
with eyes
that watch the world and can't forget.
Like the stranger that you've met

the ragged men in ragged clothes

the silver thorn of bloddy rose
lie crushed and broken
on the virgin snow.
And now I think I know what you tried to say to me

how you suffered for your sanity

how you tried to set them free.
They would not listen
they're not
list'ning still
perhaps they never will.

romi_o
22-05-2004, 10:06 AM
wow, if u say u r not as old as my parents, hmm.... then u might be very nostalgic... orchi:D i thought all those "du bi dao" movies only exist at the 70s?? i'm born at the end of 70s...

anyway, yes, quite amusing to know of our elder generations memories... ahh

Firefly
22-05-2004, 10:34 AM
Firefly here remembers a time, he was crazy enough to be talked into, cycling to Kajang for Satay... That was during the construction of the Seremban Highway. All the "road" were still brown earth with lots of tractor imprints.

Kind of fun .. like going on a rollercoster boink boink!!! all the way up and down... A group of 11 kids in an assortment of bicycles. Only things to avoid then was the huge tractors and lorries. :D now looking back.. many many winters ago...

orchipalar
22-05-2004, 10:39 AM
Hello Abang Firefly:) - The Satay at Kajang is legendary man..the kuah...the ketupat too.:) Orchi used to take 'FOH HUP' buses plying the old route south of KL till Seremban, stopby Kajang for the Satay alone too....:) Thanks for the trip back to that piece of memories.

Firefly
22-05-2004, 11:30 AM
ALAMAK!!! ABANG Pulak!!!! OOI Orchi, Kawan cukup lah.. don't lah rub salt into the wound... already not wanting to be reminded of the age.... stilllll very young (at heart). :D

orchipalar
22-05-2004, 11:49 AM
Hi Firefly:D - You are not alone man...err..having still plenty of salts in the wounds thingy. Adding more agony to it, Orchi just gotten plenty of it left in the mouth too..right down to the belly button man..Fortunately for Orchi though, the salts runs down from mouth to that belly button, on the outside. For pcYeoh:) ? Unfortunately, n apparent some say he has gotten more salts still left inside of his mouth all the way down his throat till his stomach man...what a terrible thingy to say the least..:D :D

Firefly
22-05-2004, 12:19 PM
So firefly here wonders why chinese saying "I eat more salt than you eat rice!!" Salt no good. :D

orchipalar
22-05-2004, 12:31 PM
Hi Firefly:) - Wisdom though has always been associated with the age. Having eaten more salts should mean that this particular person has been thru more bitter err..or 'saltty' experiences in life to the certain extend(at this point Orchi hopes the ladies here do NOT misread the word 'saltty')..

Olden days, people used to say 'I crossed more bridge than you walk the road passage' also has the similar meaning. But these days Orchi understands that the guys who had to swim across the water are the wiser ones man....as compared to the people who had only to use road passages or the bridges, isn't it?:D :D

It doesn't really matter the degrees or levels of education you been thru, rather it is from which degrees or levels that you are experiencing the life with. The 'education' thingy last a life time till you have said it more than once here, that being 6 feet under or, 10000ft up in smokes for that matter too.:D :D

orchipalar
22-05-2004, 12:40 PM
Hi Romi-O:D - Forgot to mention, if Orchi recalls correctly, 'du pi dao' was screen in the 60s man.....

Don't worry about the age of a person...you my younger man friend....could as well be having plenty to teach a couple of old bones here....:D :D hehehehe

Firefly
22-05-2004, 12:42 PM
yeah orchi... but firefly is still in this kindergarden of life stage. not even in lower primary. :D

orchipalar
22-05-2004, 12:56 PM
Hi Firefly again:D - Probably the only Man who has the true n honest wisdom of life, is the one who has the final say of his piece about his subjects here virtually or otherwise.....other than this Man, you shouldn't just trust or judge anyones' words or talks here, or otherwise...

Wise or unwise, salt or sugar, cold or hot, true or untrue, real or unreal, wouldn't be over yet, until the gracious lord has anything to say about it.

Until then, trust only your heart, speaks only so softly, think only as wise as you have learnt, do only as you have experienced, give as you have been given, forgive as you have been forgiven, n share as you have received.

Just remember that you have not seen that before....:D :D

CCY
22-05-2004, 01:16 PM
Yueh hua ,Loh lieh ,Chen pei pei ,Wang yu ,Lee siaw long ,Chen chen ,Chin han ,Chin hsiag lin, Ling fong chiaw ,Linchin hsia arr...gh can't recall more of them . Lost a lot of these brain matter over the years .

Firefly
24-05-2004, 08:39 AM
How did the visit go? (the home lah) :D What other "games" are there for us to teach the younger generation?

Need advice, where can I find a skating rink in Subang Jaya? Firefly here is trying to teach the little fireflies to roller skate. :D

orchipalar
24-05-2004, 08:46 AM
Hi CCY:D - Agree with you on the memory lapses...that is why this topic is much more interesting than Orchi earlier thought(thanks to JaneLim), it gives us the opportunity to 'exercise' the brains a bit(as oppose to what Forknspoon might be thinking otherwise:D ).:)

Who was Orchi's No. 1 Idol in yesterdays? Definitely be The Late Gracious Highness Lady Diana.:( The paparadzi(?spelling), ought to be ashamed of themselves...*Sigh*

orchipalar
24-05-2004, 01:10 PM
Hi:D - Too much about movies, no? Let's recall about makan stuffs....remember the first burger joint 'A&W'? Orchi recalls the one in Lake Garden...mind you not the one in KL city but the one in Seremban town, near to the old KGV school, n Sungai Ujong Club..

Yes speak about 'England' school, The Late Master O. E. Fernandez has taught the England to Orchi before....if he were alive today..he would have given Orchi the old 'STARE' for all em silly grammer n spelling mistakes here...Hehehehehe:D

He would be the only teacher that Orchi ever had who would teach n smoke a pipe at the same time....:)

Orchi heard that most of his siblings are still renown England teachers themselves till now....Orchi begs for the opportunity to meet with either one of them..if only Orchi knows how to reach them though.:(

Can anyone here assist? Whom might have a clue as to their whereabouts? TQ very much.:)

in
24-05-2004, 02:44 PM
Ahhh....food.... my favourite topic. I remember when I was about 4-6 years old, they used to sell condensed milk in small little tiny packets. This was favourite thing, I have a sweet tooth so I will always buy one and suck on the packet...mmmmm.

During primary school days, they used to sell this triangle shaped crispy thing, and sometimes you can find a 20sen coin! Jackpot!

Speaking of A&W, remember how they used to serve it in baskets. they had a Papa burger, mama burger and I think a baby burger? (something like that-lah!)

orchipalar
24-05-2004, 03:05 PM
Hi In:D - How could anyone forget the sweet thingy in the old days...the icy tubes(in plastic) also...Oouch!(bad tooth)

Then of course the 'tikam' ones too, where the merchandize would sucker us kids to buy lots of em, just to see if we could win some 'idiotic' prizes....

There is one thing which Orchi fails to forget though about the sweet thingy...it is like a ciggies, so we would have it like we were 'old' enough to 'smoke' it....

Talk about 'mien hoon quay' or 'Parn Meen', there used to have a famous one(especially to students) behind 'Hankyu' in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. Is the stall still there? Mmmm...it was good n crowded too...:)

Speak about PJ swimming club n "A&W" next to it, that place was legendary for love birds, n kaki 'ponteng' for those days huh?

For a swim, Orchi's favorite pass time was in Weld swimming pool.:)

Firefly
24-05-2004, 04:48 PM
Talking about food... or better said, junk food, Firefly really missed those ICE BALLS!!!

orchipalar
24-05-2004, 05:10 PM
Hello Abang:) - Jangan lah bangkitkan yang itu ICE Balls...:D Makes Orchi's saliva drooping like a mad dog man..em rose syrup n mixes of sarsi syrup, carnation brand milk cream, a la mak the icy ball would also melt in your hands while having to frantically sipping it away..:D All this for 5 cents only man..

BTW, remember the first 'stolen' peck on the cheek of your first date, or the first err...k'ss..? Were your eyes open or shut? :D Heeheheh heheheehee Orchi is blushing already..:D

CCY
24-05-2004, 08:35 PM
It seems that those balls laced with syrup are our favourite during those days. It has all but exinct now .Maybe due to its less than seen to be clean nowadays . WoW ... hope to have another try in these hot .. hot .. weather on those cool balls to saviour the best of ':D'
those times . Any takers out there ??

cjtune
25-05-2004, 12:39 AM
Ice balls with syrup? Oh now I remember seeing one of those in one of Lat's cartoons...

Haha. 20 years from now my same-age peers and I will be on a telepathic quantum superstring network discussion board and we will all be wondering: Whatever happened to the 'bubble tea (http://coffeetea.about.com/library/weekly/aa052901a.htm) '?

orchipalar
25-05-2004, 01:40 AM
Hi err..next generations of Jedi knights or knightress trainees:D - Ya come to think of the future possibilities? Your cuppa bubble tea or milkshakes, sundaes, capucinos, or whatever you got em today may also just be extinct say 20 or 30 years from now....

That goes the same in saying, nutty people like Orchi would have either gone up in smokes or being 6 feet under, to becoming the rare n dying breed of humans ever lived on the face of this planet earth during these times. Heck in that unforeseeable future, perhaps you or your offsprings of future generations of Jedi Knights wannabes might just gotten the chance to use the 'life savers' for real man in the continuing sagas of 'may the force be with you' thingy.

Heck even that generations wouldn't be calling this planet earth by this name, or rather calls it 'Kling-ons' to your dear life to earth's dooms day, or where you would start a renewed journey outta space like 'Star Trek' to the Last Frontiers of mankinds, billions of light years from then....

Speak about this saga sequel of Star Trek, wonders what happened to Spock? Being always as confused as he was choosing which being 'logical' or which being 'illogical' facts of thingy he "Encounters of The Third Kind".

Who played the original cast of Spock? Leonard Niroy, n of course then the captain of the Starship Enterprise William Shatner as Kirk, n the crews like Scotty, Sulu, Chekov, Bones, etc.

What would ever happen to them now? N 30 years down the road, who would remember these characters?

Probably everyone would be asking the next 'inevitable question' - Where would you be - The Day After Tomorrow?:D :D

BTW, last but not the least, sooner or later, before the day Orchi might finally call it quits by calling 'Hi Gordy, it is time, beam Orchi up please', or Him telling, 'Hey Orchi, it is time, take the steps down to...', Orchi begs for the chance to tell those 'teenage gangters' whom are still at large,

"Why, in which hell did you come from, would you want to hurt those innocent kids or adults, just for the few 24 ringgits?"

"In the first place, IF it is the money n fame which you are going after, Please come in persons to Orchi personally to get it".

"Leave the other kids or adults alone!" YOU MORONS!:mad: :mad:

janelim
25-05-2004, 06:48 AM
The kites my 3 brothers made then were beautiful.
From bamboos they cut and polished them to the required lengths and thickness and slowly bent them to form the shape of a kite according to the design.

The wonderful thing is when they paint the kites..it was fantastic.
Either black and white or very colorful kites!

Oh yes,,,the strings...this is the most important of all for "kite battles in the air". I see them use broken glass, then pound them into powder and finally mixing the powderfly glass with a kind of glue (cow skin glue??); and spreading the glass/glue to the string that is tied from one end of a tree to another and left to dry.

The final day arrived for the "battle" and you can see the next kampung kites and our kites in the air...they were marvelous!
When the encounter takes place, and they 'cut' one another, the joy is to see someone's kite fall..........and all the children will run with all their might to catch the prize....that is the fallen kite.
It's such a beautiful memory, that we actually dont see it nowadays and not only that we were so innocent and naive then that everyone is our friend, even the next kampung gals and guys, and it was so easy to mix around.

achee
25-05-2004, 07:57 AM
Achee was not brought up in the KL. Those days, going to KL was like "paradise". That's why achee backward sikit compared to you people.

Dad started working at the old Carrier International (Jalan Kemajuan,PJ) in the mid 70's, while we were all staying in Seremban. Weekends, dad would bring us to "KL". The itenerary was very routine for sometime.... mom would want to go to Ampang Park to shop ("the" place those days), then dad would drive all of us to PJ, passes thru his office, then to Paramount, where we would land up at KFC ("the" food!!).

KFC was a big thing for us. Snack plate, when achee started eating KFC, was $2.45, and dinner plate was $3.45 (RM doesn't exist those days). Before leaving for seremban, we will pack KFC for the neighbor.

It was in 1977, dad decided we moved to Shah Alam.


P/s: achee miss the ICEBALLS too

Firefly
25-05-2004, 08:27 AM
KFC!!! firefly here would not even dream of it until it was much much later.. :(

Maybe this holiday I'll build lil fireflies a kite. Just 1. hehehe now where can I find matured bamboo?? Orchi... ask your wifey to spare the bamboo...:D no need to bamboo u with it... donate to a good cause.... Next, where to find the really good kite paper now-a-days? Use to get them from those joss stick sellers ...:confused:

And Archee, you setting up ICE BALL stall?? :D if you do, let firefly know. Miss those things!!! hehehehe.

achee
25-05-2004, 08:55 AM
Flying kites was never easy. Achee had made a few, but never able to fly even one. Even the one bought from the kedai, achee won't be able to fly it. So, never tell off achee by saying "go fly kite", b-coz kites in achee's hand had never flown!!!!!

Ice-ball stalls???? if Firefly organize a kite-flying outing, achee will consider putting up the stall. But not for 5 sen lah!!!

Firefly
25-05-2004, 09:26 AM
achee where to find things costing only 5 cts??

Kites building was fun... did a few in my younger days. All manage to get off the ground. :D Orchi.... ask yr wifey to spare her bamboo please :D hehehe

pcyeoh
25-05-2004, 10:36 AM
Come across this in The Star yesterday and I thought it is most appropriate to share with the "yesterday dreamers" here. Unfortunately for me a pendatang of Pulau Pinang who came here in 1990, most of what the writer is saying except the railway station and the Coliseum have been flushed into the Klang/Gombak River.


Monday, May 24, 2004

Right blend that makes KL great

Just taking a drive through Kuala Lumpur during the long weekend - one of the few opportunities in the year a KLite gets to really drive in peace - made me feel nostalgic about Kuala Lumpur and reminisced about what the township was in the 1960s.

It was a breeze driving to Kuala Lumpur in the good old days without the nightmare of traffic jams. The public transport system was far more efficient compared with today.

Bus companies like Toong Foong, Foh Hup and General Transport Company used to ply the heartland of KL very often. Automobiles, such as the Morris Minor which was a common sight then, were rock solid structures. Perhaps, this is the reason why our Prime Minister has kept his Mini Minor!

Today, only some of the familiar landmarks such as the Moorish architecture like the old railway station and the Sultan Abdul Samad Buillding make me feel sentimental about Kuala Lumpur.

The beautiful playing fields which used to grace many of the suburbs like Brickfields, Sentul and Cochrane Road are today only a relic of history.

It pains many of my friends and I to witness the obliteration of these sporting venues which hold so many memories and housed soccer clubs which had produced so many of the country's national players. Thankfully, Merdeka Stadium, brainchild of the greatest Malaysian ever, Bapa Malaysia, is a balm to our wounds. Where have we gone wrong in our planning of our city?

At least nostalgia pervades the mind when one passes through Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman and Jalan Tun Perak to see old department stores like Globe Silk Store withstanding the test of time. Big names like Robinson's and Whiteways, synonymous with KL shoppers in the '50s and '60s, have fallen.

Despite the mushrooming of various eateries and restaurants, Coliseum Cafe provides some respite for the old timers with the advent of modernity. Together with Bilal, it is a sigh of relief for many of us! How many of us yearn for our roti bakar toasted on coal plate instead of a toaster. What a world of difference in eating toast the authentic way.

The Selangor Padang, despite the tweaking, has remained a centre of attraction because of Merdeka Square.

Adjacent is the Selangor Club, another sober reminder of the olden days for relaxation and a drink. And Little India, in Jalan Masjid India, now being renovated, draws parallel to its counterpart in Penang.

I still vividly remember the cinemas of Kuala Lumpur which I used to frequent. As a schoolboy, I used to pay 80 sen for an regular show or 40 sen for a cheap matinee. Where have all these theatres gone?

Chinatown, with its facelift, still offers attractions. The blot on the landscape is the omission of the portrait of our beloved Tunku Abdul Rahman in the section which has undergone a facelift.

Kuala Lumpur should be a blend of modernity with history and yesteryear. Such a blend is the soul that makes any city great.

James Gonzales,
Kuala Lumpur.


http://metro.thestar.com.my/news/2004/5/7989626.html

orchipalar
25-05-2004, 11:31 AM
Hi pcYeoh:D - Thanks for the piece of article in The Star by James Gonzales' reminiscene to the old KL city way back before the 70s..

Speak about bus companies of yesteryears' era, he missed LEN SENG Omnibus Co., which used to ply the northern routes of the then KL city, plus a couple of other small bus operators around that period of time. BTW, in Penang, what happens to the YELLOW Bus Co., pre-owned by Lok Boon Siew?

Speak about cars n 'head turners' of yesteryears, along with the Morris Minors, VW Beatles, Fiats 600/850, Saabs, Peugeot 404/504, MGs(spitfires), Jaguars/Daimlers, Mercedes 190/200/220/240/280, the Bentleys, Rolls Royces, there were plenty of Mini Coopers n Clubmans which were more legendary(racing circuits worldwide) made even more famous by the original movie 'The Italian Job" - Michael Caine.

Thanks to the likes of Harvey Yap who races these Minis, n later the Ford Escorts, both these car models were the 'dream' cars to own by every 'youngters' those days...n until the era of Alfa Romeo's - Gullietas, Alfettas n GTV.

Then, by that era, also the Japanese ones were making headways in 'low fuel consumption' thingy with their cars n motobikes, hailed from the land of the Rising Sun.

The likes of Datsun B110/B210(predecessor of Sunny B310/130Y), Bluebird, 140J, 160J(SSS), n Toyota KE 10 Corollas, Coronas, Celicas, or, the earlier Mazdas, Isuzu, n Hondas at later stages.

Thanks to Lok Boon Siew also, the old KL city wasn't short of em Hondas C50, CB100, CB250, n the makes of Yamaha, Suzuki, n Kawasaki alike, made it to the streets of KL, along with em scooters like Italians Lambrettas, Piaggo Vespas, n the monsterous Norton Triumph(British), n 'American Indians' motobikes.

Speak about missing land marks, Bukit Nenas(cable cars), Selangor Turf Club, The Weld swimming pools, B. Bintang Markets(opposite Sg. Wang), n Bukit Bintang Girls School....:( :(

romi_o
26-05-2004, 12:21 AM
wah... u guys all share common interest ah? ice balls?? haha, my parents like it too, but when i first eat something with ice, think it's the home made ice tube (put sour plum juice or red bean soup into a long tube shape plastic bag, tied it and put into freezer, the next day, home made icecream!):p

anyway, still remember when my whole family go to KL with my father's car (not very new, but BIG), made a wrong turn near the high court (only taxi/bus lane) and stopped by police... negotiate a lot, but still get a summon...:( (don't they know out-of-towners don't know KL roads, even KL ppl also dunno...):D

arh.... memories... KFC in state, A&W at taman jaya (the 1st in m'sia too), McD in subang parade (when subang parade was officially opened by our late sultan in mid 80's)

orchipalar
02-06-2004, 12:36 AM
Hi Firefly:) - For the life of Orchi, where was the first ice skating ring built? Was it in PJ or KL? Which location? Orchi could only remember of the old AsiaJaya complex, opposite to PJ Hilton...is that the place? Err...that should be around mid 70s, yes?

achee
02-06-2004, 01:00 AM
PJ Hilton, those days was Jaya Puri until Pernas took over.

There wasn't any flyover, but big intersection with traffic lights along the "federal h-way". (Was it called Federal Highway before? Achee don't think so. Anyone remember?)

At the same junction, the other landmark was the merc on top of the pillar .......... big WOW those days!

Talking about ice skating, was there also an ice skating rink at Sg Wang?

orchipalar
02-06-2004, 01:11 AM
Hel lo Achee:D - Dekat kampung pun bolih logon ke? Bagus...err....yes it was called Jaya Puri before, wow, you know that also.

Sg. Wang? Maybe nehi..Yo Satish:) Where is the first ice skating ring ma-n?

Federal Highway? There has always been that overhead bridge..the Old Klang road used to run all the way to Klang town back then. Err..maybe Orchi could be wrong here too.:D

clarence
02-06-2004, 07:36 AM
The first ice skating ring is at Asia Jaya Complex. Remembers because of falling down on the skating ring and got a big bump on my head .

orchipalar
02-06-2004, 08:24 AM
Hi Clarence:) - Orchi is tempted to agree with you err...gettin the bump on the head n the sore butt especially after having fallen from showing off some awkward moves. Also about the possibility that the first ice skating ring being at AsiaJaya instead of Sg. Wang.:)

But Satish:) could be right(he hardly goes wrong) also, how ah?

Then again, Orchi is quite sure there isn't any other possibility coming into consideration. The only other old complex, would be like Cambell complex, Jaya supermarket, Weld supermarket, which was too small to contain any ice skating ring, in those days.

How about CCY:) - Could you recall where exactly was the earliest ice skating ring built? Firefly any ideas?

Firefly
02-06-2004, 08:53 AM
firefly have only been to the one in Sungai Wang Plaza. The rink use to be where the Parksons Departmant store is. I think the first one may have been there. Was there not one in Pertama Complex as well?

CCY
03-06-2004, 05:18 PM
Aiya... Orchi . I'm one of those alien from the silver state up north that only slip through to the klang valley in the end 70's .By then my grey matter only recorded Sg wang .Heard about asia jaya as well .Which is earlier is a mystery to me as well .It might be that it is too cold that my grey matter just freeezes and fail to record anything.

orchipalar
03-06-2004, 05:59 PM
Hi:) - Orchi is pleasantly surprised that this thread is still much intact...thanks to JaneLim:) again, who must be more of an understanding n sporting lady.:)

Now, who ever can offer the best confirmation about where is the earliest ice skating ring in this part of the world, was it located in Sg. Wang or AsiaJaya, will get the honour to err....cut the Agong's birthday cake at the next TT session?:D

mallanhead
05-06-2004, 11:01 AM
I think the first ice skating rink was in Asia Jaya. I was still in primary school. As I can roller skate, I can ice skate with no problem. My sister used to take me there.

And the good old days was Subang Jaya back in the 80's with no USJ. The road was clear..... no traffic jam.

I do missed the ice ball. Everytimes we go balik kampung to Kuala Kangsar, I will belanja my friend the kampung kids iceball. I was a spoilt brat then, so mama use to let me buy my friend some treat.

When I start school in the early 70's. tambang bas was only 5cent. My father give me 30 sen duit belanja. I can buy a bowl of nasi lemak for 10 sen, bus fare 5 sen and 15sen saving or blew it off buying gula gula 4 for 5 sen. 5 sen then has great value to kids like us then.

achee
06-06-2004, 08:01 PM
In the 80's, the jam at Federal Hway was as bad. Within Subang Jaya (achee resided at SS19 in late 80's), was the same meh........
Maybe it was in the 70's and early 80's that there was no jam.

Coming back to ais kepal a.k.a. ice ball, let's have it during our next KYB session next month, instead of teh tarek. What say you????? But we may need to prepare the "recipe" and SOP for the mamak to follow :D

orchipalar
07-06-2004, 09:32 AM
Hello darkness, my old friend,
I've come to talk with you again,
Because a vision softly creeping,
Left its seeds while I was sleeping,
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence.
In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone,
'Neath the halo of a street lamp,
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence.

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more.
People talking without speaking,
People hearing without listening,
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dare
Disturb the sound of silence.

"Fools" said I, "You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows.
Hear my words that I might teach you,
Take my arms that I might reach you."
But my words like silent raindrops fell,
And echoed
In the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made.
And the sign flashed out its warning,
In the words that it was forming.
And the sign said, "The words of the prophets
are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls."
And whisper'd in the sounds of silence.

Hi:) - One of Orchi's all time favorite songs. Too young back then when Orchi first heard it on radio to understand any meaning of the lyrics. In fact Orchi never understand what the song means until even today....:(

Hi Achee n Mallanhead:) - A la mak, not that ice balls again, makes Orchi wanna take off to the nearest ABC stalls, n see if the hawkers thesedays still be able to do that like the good old days to get some of these iceballs down Orchi's throat today...haha.

Those days no plastic bags also to hold these ice balls..the hawkers just put them straight onto the palms of your hands..oooohhh so so cold n messy lah:D

The early Federal Highway jams were very bad as there were only 2 lanes on each direction down to n fro Kelang. Probably Mallanhead should have mentioned that on Sundays or Public Holidays, then the traffic wasn't that bad.

Usually the parents wouldn't have the free time, money n convenience to take kids out on weekdays. Makan was always done at home for families, not like these days, most eat out.

Sri Jaya buses n taxis were the only means of public transport in n out of between Subang Jaya, PJ n Kuala Lumpur. Can't remember though, whether any MINI bus ever came to Subang Jaya later.:confused:

orchipalar
15-09-2004, 08:50 PM
Originally posted by achee
In the 80's, the jam at Federal Hway was as bad. Within Subang Jaya (achee resided at SS19 in late 80's), was the same meh........
Maybe it was in the 70's and early 80's that there was no jam.

Coming back to ais kepal a.k.a. ice ball, let's have it during our next KYB session next month, instead of teh tarek. What say you????? But we may need to prepare the "recipe" and SOP for the mamak to follow :D

Hi Achee:) - Err...lama tak jumpa...hoping all is well for you n family....ahem....bila nak bawa recipe for Ais Kepal?....:D

Kesian Orchi...lamanya kena tunggu....:(

orchipalar
16-09-2004, 09:42 AM
Ahem..everynow n then...whenever Orchi passes by the 2nd Floor at The Summit...situated above the centre stage...around its main stair case....Orchi would pause to glance at those many of vibrant coloured kites...in all shapes n sizes....that they have hung on the shop's windows n ceiling...n rekindle past fond memories of growing up years being a rascal at it....as well as fond memories of...err...having candid times in here....:)

CCY
16-09-2004, 01:56 PM
Hey .... what candid ....gonna elaborate more .... Maybe have something in common in a rascal like me then..!!! ah ha... when a catapult is in the pocket ......