those Born in the 50's , 60's & early '70s...

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those Born in the 50's , 60's & early '70s...

#1 Post by gpseu » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:15 am

Extracted from The article written by Patrick Teoh in his blog "Niamah!!".

To All those Born in the 50's , 60's & early '70s...

First, we survived with mothers who had no maids. They cooked /cleaned while taking care of us at the same time.

They took aspirin, candies floss,fizzy drinks, shaved ice with syrups and diabetes were rare. Salt added to Pepsi or Coke was remedy for fever.
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets.
As children, we would ride with our parents on bicycles/ motorcycles for 2 or 3. Richer ones in cars with no seat belts or air bags.
Riding in the back of a private taxi was a special treat.
We drank water from the tap and NOT from a bottle.
We would spend hours on the fields under bright sunlight flying our kites, without worrying about the UV ray which never seem to affect us.
We go to jungle to catch spiders without worries of Aedes mosquitoes.
With mere 5 pebbles (stones) would be a endless game. With a ball (tennis ball best) we boys would ran like crazy for hours.
We catch guppy in drains / canals and when it rain we swim there.
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually worry about being unhygenic.

We ate salty, very sweet & oily food, candies,bread and real butter and drank very sweet soft sweet coffee/ tea, ice kacang, but we weren't overweight because......
WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!
We would leave home in the morning and play all day, till streetlights came on.
No one was able to reach us all day. AND WE DONT HAVE HANDPHONE S TO BUG US. And we were O.K. AND WE ARE SAFE.
We would spend hours repairing our old bicycles and wooden scooters out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem .
We did not have Playstations, X-boxes, Nintendo's, multiple channels on cable TV, DVD movies, no surround sound, no phones, no personal computers, no Internet. WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!
We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and we still continued the stunts.
We never had birthdays parties till we are 21
We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and just yelled for them!
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!
Yet this generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!
The past 40 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned

HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!
And YOU are one of them!
CONGRATULATIONS!
You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the government regulated our lives for our own good.
And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.

PS: -The big type is because Long-sightedness or hyperopia at your age .

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#2 Post by bartmp8 » Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:42 pm

Yeah! Yes congratulations to us oldies. By today's standard, its a wonder I am still
in one piece. Long life to all especially the "protected" young 'uns.

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#3 Post by roltancc » Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:55 pm

I wonder how high waist and Bell bottom pants will look if we wear it today!!! :D :D

maybe should showcase some pictures ! haha!
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#4 Post by moeyHC » Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:45 pm

Yes, Those were good time.... where cinema shows were in black and white, TV/Radio takes a long time to turn ON, Policemen rode on bicycles in Bermuda shorts and a bowl of noodle cost only 10 cents.

Cheers to all Oldies.... Stay Happy and be Happy Always.
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#5 Post by bernGPS » Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:05 pm

And cheap Morning show at the cinema

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#6 Post by turbosnail » Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:23 pm

...and ice ball dips in syrup and brown sugar costs 5 cents a piece. :D

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#7 Post by SilverBeauty » Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:25 pm

The only "road shows" we have was a visit to the wayangs :mrgreen:

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#8 Post by bernGPS » Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:39 pm

10cents for 20 coconut flavoured sweets in see through yellow wrappers

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#9 Post by SilverBeauty » Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:41 pm

Kampong community living, doors were never closed / locked in the day :thumbsup:

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#10 Post by cruiser » Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:50 pm

Jeez mates...that was some way back into Payton Place era...no Baywatch for us.... :mrgreen:

Born a '53er, Kluang was one of my favorite place of play, plug out from the sky, land and BBQ the weekend with our family friends...Expatriates then ...both in Military and Commercial. We use to fly with my Dad for the family weekend outing in our Cessna Skylane 182C from Paya Lebar Airport during the weekends and as a toddler strapped behind in the other 1+1 seater Sports when I get the chance to accompany him to Malaysia alone as a co-pilot.

I also remembered my many "jungle-like adventures" with others of my age...those were fun that will never be erased...its born to be discovered and remembered for life!!!
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