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March 5, 2014

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This isn’t really a Korea related TL;DR, but we stray from that from time to time and talk about personal stuff, like in our Draw My Life videos and our Couple 123 tag. But this was so much fun! There’s a lot that we remembered that we didn’t think about for ages, parts of our lives that were hidden in shadowy memories. Some of those memories should probably be kept unremembered. Upside down visors, cornrows, and one pant leg rolled up? Fake pimp walks? Oh man. So much cringe.

There were a bunch of other things that we remembered, though. The girl that I thought I was going to marry when I was 7 years old whose family disappeared. The new neighbour that moved in who didn’t owe it to me, but who consoled me through it. I remember knocking on her door and seeing new people living there and still asking for her, and they didn’t know who I was talking about. Oh man…I thought this was supposed to be a fun post to talk about.

It is! That memory aside, we talked about a lot of stuff that we cut out to try to keep the video a reasonable length. Anyone remember devil sticks? We do! I was good at them. I could get the spin going, I could flip them really high as well. I flipped one onto my roof once. That’s when I learned that I could climb the side of my house. From then on I didn’t need the keys to my house anymore. I could just climb the side of it and go through my window, which led directly to my room. The windows to my parents’ house are new now, so they lock and don’t allow for B&Es anymore. Which I suppose is a good thing.

One memory I recently uncovered and started sharing with people, but I didn’t share in this video because there was no question for it, is a rather embarrassing one, so get ready to tease me for it: I didn’t grow up in the best economic situation. There were a few things lacking from early childhood, but eventually my parents got stable jobs and things picked up for a small bit. I remember the first sign of this was when they bought their first jar of Mayo. Yep. It was a big deal for us. I had no idea what this stuff was. I remember opening the jar and sticking my finger in and trying some of it it. It was delicious! I went in for another finger. Half an hour later, I polished off the entire jar. I don’t remember the consequences of my eating an entire jar of Mayo. Did I have the smoothest poos for the next week? I wish I could say. I do know, though, that I didn’t do that ever again. I’m ok with Mayo now. We have a more respectful relationship. I cover it in Ranch powder and evolve it into its higher form. Now I just do that with ranch. Sweet, sweet happy-making ranch.

We also cut out the part about important video games in our lives. NBA Jam anyone? Damn I was good at that game. That’s where Boomshakalaka comes from. You youngin’s think of TOP in Fantastic Baby. I think about doing a 1080 degree dunk and shattering the backboard. BOOMSHAKALAKA! I remember playing against other people as well, and they hated playing against me, because I shoved everyone and everything. Shove, steal the ball, get three baskets in a row. HE’S ON FIRE! Which then means that I can goaltend every shot. Then I’d just run back to the rim and goaltend everything with no whistle, run back and shoot an easy three. Oh man that game was so easy to spam. I wonder how many of you played it as well, and how many are like “WTF ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT OLD MAN?!”

It’s odd when you think about how much technology changed now, and how kids nowadays have totally different toys. Martina’s niece is little over 1 year old, and she has a game on the iPad that spells out words, and she has to drag the letters back into their proper order. I didn’t have that when I was young! My parents were impressed by me when I was 1 and I would take newspapers and read out all of the letters, but this takes things to a whole new level! It seems to me like kids were the same for 5000 years or so, played the same games of tag and hide and seek and whatnot, but kids now have a totally different development cycle than what we went through.

I’m also really surprised when I think about what I was like as a kid compared to how I am now. I was so fake-gangsta. I only listened to rap and R&B. I lost my innocence at far too young an age, and I feel like, as an adult now, I’m more childlike than I’ve been since I was 8. Sure, I have more responsibilities now, but I’m more playful and lighthearted than before. I don’t know when being an adult is going to sink in for me, or if I’m just going to be an oversized child my whole life.

Anyhow, I’ll stop rambling. I know the Eatyourkimchi commenting community here is really diverse in age and upbringing. I’d love to hear how you responded to some of these 90s Kids tags. I’d also like to know how much your childhood corresponds with where you are now. Martina grew up with Sailor Moon and anime and a half-Japanese/half-Korean friend who, in many ways, directly relates to how Martina is now. I didn’t have that growing up. Martina seems to be a direct product of her past, while I’m rather anomalous. How about yourself? Let’s get all nostalgic here.

We’ll get back to our regular TL;DR Korea related topics next week. I hope you don’t mind the distraction this week. Click on the pretty button here if you haven’t already. It’ll bring back your favorite childhood toy!

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  1. I also played mostly with my imagination, Martina, don’t let him mock you! ;-) To be honest, I also feel really nerdy when I talk about growing up.
    We hiked and camped A LOT so I did a lot of climbing trees, rock climbing, digging in dirt, exploring the forest, getting bitten by snakes, swimming in lakes with creepy trees in them that I was CONVINCED were harboring monsters that were coming to drag me to the depths….also we had no cable so my favorite shows were on public television like 3,2,1 Contact and Where In the World Is Carmen San Diego?, The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross and the random cooking shows. My grandparents had cable so I got to see the show in Nickelodeon about the temple where you earned medallions and ran through this temple maze where guys in gilly suits were waiting to grab you…

    2 years ago
    • Oh yeah, my grandma had cable so whenever we would visit we’d sit around and watch Disney channel all day. I also loved watching Bob Ross painting, haha. Still do. :)

      2 years ago
      • I just nerded out over your name btw. Luckily, no one is here to witness it.
        I record Bob Ross when I’m stressed and just watch him work his magic. It soothes me, reminds me that very little is super serious and I can just let it go…

        2 years ago
  2. Oh and did anyone else collect those ugly troll dolls? lol, I had a whole collection of them along with a collection of rocks. There were seriously geodes and quartz in my backyard. Fun times!

    2 years ago
    • No. I remember there was a list circulating through the catholic schools at that time and they said that things like the Troll dolls and Ouija boards weren’t suitable for kids. so my mom never got those for me… even though I didnt like them myself they were creepy little things.

      2 years ago
    • Yeah I had a troll doll period…my mom had given me some of hers so I had a decent collection. It was weird because I remember be slightly creeped out by them…but I would play with them lol

      2 years ago
    • You got nothing on me. I created a scrapbook out of photos of Britney Spears that I found in magazines. *Facepalm*

      2 years ago
  3. Oh man, I love this video! Martina, we had similar childhoods, I think. I was born in 81′ (so old!) and I would also play outside as a kid pretending I was a bird or a fairy, in the cornstalks cause..I grew up in Indiana..so lots of corn. My parents didn’t believe in cable tv at the time so that’s probably why. I loved Sailor Moon as well but since we didn’t have cable, I couldn’t watch it anymore till years later. Seriously, I was heartbroken cause that was the highlight of my day (in highschool, ha!). I also loved Gargoyles and they didn’t take that off of regular tv thank god. Other than that I would do puzzles and listen to country music. O.o; Uhm, I don’t listen to country music anymore though, haha.

    2 years ago
  4. I was born in 1990 and well my childhood was pretty much jumping rope, also I used to play skip it but my cousing broke her leg and after that we were band to ever use it again! Also I played bingo and jenga ohh and cards! Also i grew up in a rural area and with many kids so when we got bored we climb to the mountains peel of branches of the palm treen hop in them and we went down the mountain this way (and yes, sometimes things did not go as planned and we end up going down in our own butt or we simply stummble and eat dirt but hey it was fun!) Video games? Well Zelda was my thing even now zelda is still my thing! Music well im from Puerto Rico so Menudo was a must also backstreet boys ohh and kci & JOJO also boys II men the english and spanish edition even to this day I can’t sing one song completely just in one language is a mix lol. Cartoons? Animaniacs, Scooby Doo , Power Rangers and my favorite of all times Captain Planet!!!

    2 years ago
  5. 90’s kid right here! :D Gosh where do I even start? So many great memories from back then! Backstreet Boys were totally my jam, they were the first group I ever fangirled over and I still fangirl over them now all these years later haha :P And I just remember playing outside a lot, my friends and I had all these made up games that we’d all play together, they were so fun! We’d go on adventures in faraway lands, fight villains, have superpowers, make up obstacle courses, or even just play games that involved sitting down and doing hand actions :) So Martina, you’re not the only one who lived in imagination land :P I was also reaaaaallly obsessed with Pokemon, I memorized all the details about every single original Pokemon and I watched the show regularly plus played every version of the game there was and got into the trading cards as well. Man, I could just go on and on about this XD the 90’s were the best! <3

    2 years ago
    • My son was able to watch all first 16 seasons of Pokemon last year without ads and could watch up to 5 episodes a day. Now he has to wait for them to come on and he complains so much because I had previously spoiled him – it is a great series for kids! It’s such a luxurious way to watch tv now compared to when I was a kid and kept missing that same damned Southern Cross finale in Robotech before school and never knew how it ended until years later. As much as I love both series, I’m so used to the english voices that it’s too annoying to watch either shoe in Japanese even though I’ve watched tons of anime that way.

      2 years ago
    • Pokemon was the best. I could list all the original 150 in the correct order.

      2 years ago
  6. I am an 88 so the 90s is pretty much my entire childhood XD Does anyone remember Starla and the Jewel riders? XD

    I watched a lot of tv, but mostly american and the movie channels ( I am norwegian) so I would run around quoting The Nanny, The Simpsons Boy meets world, Fresh Prince, Family matters etc. confusing my friends.

    Ultimate 90s toy? One word: Tamagochi!!

    I would always watch my brother paly video games so I was obsessed with Zelda even without reallu playing the game. (I tried playing Ocerina of time but I could never get passed the water temple… *bitter*

    2 years ago
  7. I thought you guys were 80’s kids? and 90’s teens?

    2 years ago
  8. Simon’s rainbow voice is identical to Pops from the Regular Show haha

    2 years ago
  9. on technicality, i’m a 70s kid. born in 79, but i consider myself an 80s kid LOL

    2 years ago
  10. I was born in 92′ so I’ve memories from the late 90s and the early 2000’s. Honestly, I feel bad for kids today because I feel like our generation went through the last big technology evolution where we went from “Omg, you have a computer?” to the dial-up tone and “GET OFF THE INTERNET, I NEED TO USE THE PHONE!” to everyone having a computer and now the internet is everywhere all the time. Children growing up now won’t ever know the pain of dial-up internet.

    A couple weeks ago in my work there was a table of 10 kids and their parents at an adjacent table and ALL of them had either an iPhone/Android or iPad. I felt like snatching all the stuff off them. What does a 7 year old need a phone for? I had Barbies, Pokemon cards, roller blades, a bike, Saturday morning cartoons and my imagination. And gel pens (scented ones of course).

    Reply 1997 is one of my favourite dramas, because I remembered a lot of that stuff. I was far from a teenager in 97 so I dunno why it felt so nostalgic but I guess so much less technology at that time meant we actually had to DO stuff and talk to each other in real life. I guess I kinda miss it sometimes, but then I think of floppy disks and I take it back.

    2 years ago
    • I was in high school and college during the 90s. We had a computer growing up (Tandy from Radio Shack running some sort of Windows 3.1 knock-off) but I didn’t have internet until I went to college. I remember my history with the internet vividly.

      2 years ago
    • I was born in ’92 as well so I totally know how you feel! For most of my childhood my family didn’t even have dial-up internet though, we had no internet but this honking big ugly apple computer where the only game we could play was Mine-Sweeper! But my sister and I didn’t know how to play it right so we called it “Numbers and Bombs” and made up our own rules on how to play =P

      Then we got dial-up and it was the worst!

      2 years ago
    • I completely agree! 91′ line here.
      I hope that when I have kids, if I do, I will be able to give them the same childhood I had. My best memories are playing spies or Pokemon trainers with my brother and cousins. Do you remember when msn was the trend? And everybody had a skyblog (maybe that’s just my country) or a myspace? Looking up contact information on Minitel?
      And do not get me started on the fashion, or the music we listened to (so much dancing to Britney Spears’s early hits in my bedroom…). The 2000’s are combination of cringe and nostalgia. I wouldn’t go back, but I’m happy of the childhood I had.

      Reply 1997 is one of the best dramas I’ve ever watched!

      2 years ago
      • 87 here oh man that stuff was awesome, but myspace was a pain in the butt, but it was all we had. I don’t remember Minitel

        2 years ago
    • You wanna talk dial-up? My parents didn’t get wifi until 2009! My mom and I leached off the neighbors for years, and I’m fairly certain that the only reason my dad finally upgraded was because they stopped offering dial-up. I AM NOT KIDDING. My father the slowest adapter to anything ever.

      2 years ago
    • Ah yes, the infinite slowness of dialup. But I before even dialup, “call-waiting” was the newest and latest and man, my teenaged sisters and I would endlessly fight over the phone anyways, but then we could take messages and have their friends call back and it just got crazy. Now, people rarely get any conflicts because their all have multiple phones……do we really need so many?

      2 years ago
    • reply 1997 is one of my favorite dramas <3 i wish there was an audible awkward goat sound in real life.

      2 years ago
      • It is my number 1 drama, and I have watched many… It was so weird to feel nostalgic (and old) even though I’m only 24 ^^ And the goat sound is hilarious!!!

        2 years ago
    • OMG. Totally forgot about dial up internet! brrrrrrrrrrrBBBEEEEEEEEERRRRRAAAAAAAAAAABAAAAAbbaaaBAbaaaabAA.

      2 years ago
      • I still remember dial up and I was born 1995

        2 years ago
      • Omgomg it’s been ages since i posted but i got so excited when you mentioned Robert Jordan Wheel of time series! It’s honestly one of my favorite series ever… I’d read an entire book in a 2 days by skipping sleep when i was younger (the books were anywhere from 800ish-1000ish pages for those who don’t know). I am so glad i watched to the end (I almost exited after i saw you liked backstreet boys -barf- NSYNC and Hanson umm bop all the way!) I was devastated when Robert Jordan died. :-( Sanderson did his best to continue the series but it just wasn’t the same.I think i spazzed to much. I just wanted to say that you have awesome taste in books.

        2 years ago
      • I remember getting yelled at by my mom because I took up the phone line while on the internet when she was trying to call home!! lol!!!

        2 years ago
      • Haha, it’s been immortalised on YouTube forever “The Sound of Dial-Up Internet” has over 2 million views :L

        2 years ago
  11. There were so many great tv shows in the 90’s when I was a kid. GARGOLYES and X-MEN FTW! Anyone remember the Mummies of Ra. that show where those mutant shark superheros, Bobbies world, Pinky and the Brain, Batman Series (not the newest ones), a show with Alien Mice on Motorcycles, Beast Wars? Those shows were the best! The ones now… not so much. There were some good ones in the 2000’s, but not a lot.

    2 years ago
    • Street Sharks! I was just reminiscing about it too. They’ve got several of the episodes on Youtube… man I don’t remember the puns being that horrible as a kid.

      There was also Power Rangers, TMNT, Cybersix, Mummies Alive, Monster Rancher, Metabots, Johnny Bravo, Dexter’s Laboratory… man, I just realized how much TV I watched as a kid. It was pretty much all I did after school besides video games, reading and homework. No wonder I was always terrible in PE, haha.

      2 years ago
  12. I was an imaginary kid too!! lol I had alot of stuffed animals and that i’d play with in my pretend world most of the time. Later elementary and middle school I was playing pokemon and listening to music. My favorite shows were most all of the disney/nick shows (because thats when everything that was on was good lol) and Sailor moon,DBZ, x-men,yuyu hakusho, etc. I was always into animated shows and then my addiction to anime began. I actually owned a skip it!! I think i maxed it but I don’t remember…lol. Anyways I understand you martina I was a very outside/active imagination/fairy type child lol.

    2 years ago
  13. Meant to be working and then I see this…

    2 years ago
  14. The 90’s all the way! Oh my god, we used to imitate the acne/chocolate bar commercial on the playgrounds. The commercial that stuck with me the most was “I SMELL BURNT TOAST!!!” (Canadian Heritage Minute? Anyway, it traumatized me). Mr. Dress-up was my favourite show as a tiny tot, but the TV was pretty much my babysitter, so I watched everything. When the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air went into syndication, I watched it every day after school.
    I used to collect Sailor Moon cards (back when the 98¢ store on Spadina Ave. existed), Spice Girls temporary tattoos (that came with the gum) and YES! Cards (Cantopop collector’s cards) and I was DEVASTATED when I lost all of them.

    2 years ago
    • Canadian PSA’s of the 90s were fabulous. What ever happened to the house-hippo ad encouraging critical thinking in kids? Man… some of my students could use something like that…

      2 years ago
    • OH MY GAWD. Canadian Heritage Minute. It traumatized me into learning SO many facts about Canada!!!!

      2 years ago
      • Still beats the heck out of the previous series of “Hinterland’s Who’s Who” which, when all you have for channels is CBC, CTV, and for half a day TVO and Radio-Canada, you see them *A* *LOT*. I still know far too much about chipmunks and beavers….

        2 years ago
      • Ian

        What about the North American House Hippo found throughout Canada and the Eastern US?

        2 years ago
        • Yes, that was super awesome. I show it to my kid now, so that he doesn’t take everything we watch at face value, still works ^_^v

          2 years ago
  15. I just remembered beast wars after thinking about reboot. “Cheetor!!!!”

    2 years ago
  16. Since my brother and I were born in ’91 and ’94 respectively, we grew up on the last legs of the 90’s kids stuff and also got a good taste of the 2000’s. One thing I really remember is seeing 2 or 3 different generations of the same show — like how there was the X-Men show you guys sang along to and then there was Evolution that had a sweet intro but everyone was in High School for some reason? Same thing with Spiderman — there was the original one and then LSD-flashing-spidey-senses one from the mid-late 90s, and then the weird one in the 2000s that had Peter Parker voiced by Neil Patrick Harris and a weird animation style that was kind of cool.

    There was Beast Wars and Street Sharks and other shows too. I was like Martina and did a lot of playing with my imagination, so I also really liked Rupert Bear– pretty sure that was a Canadian-only show too. Anyone else remember Rupert?

    I also remember the ‘tame’ anime always coming on right before 9 o’clock bedtime, like Dragon Ball Z and Yu-Gi-Oh, but you had to stay up until around midnight if you wanted to watch Inuyasha or Bleach, and you had to make sure mom wasn’t around because they said *whispers* damn all the time.

    Also lunchables. You were hot shit in elementary school if you ate lunchables.

    2 years ago
    • WHOA. So true! I didn’t even get boxed drinks. :| The one time in my WHOLE life I ate a Lunchable was at our wedding! I made little snack kits for my wedding party (because I knew they’d get hungry) so in the limo after Simon and I got married, we all ate Lunchables on the way to the photos and food! Classy!

      2 years ago
  17. A poor/working class kid who was smart but peer pressured into acting dumb, listened to hiphop/R&B and acted like a fake gangsta, played basketball everyday, watched Inside Stuff and played NBA Jam/Live, collected Marvel comics/cards and basketball cards and drew comic characters because he dreamed of being a comic book artist? If you add in Magic cards, you’re basically describing my own childhood.

    2 years ago
    • that whole ‘smart but peer pressured into acting dumb’ is sth about american/canadian (p.s. simon and martina when you guys say north american i get that it sounds more politically correct but it is geographically totally inaccurate, north america includes mexico so….highly doubt they have the same cultural upbringing as america or canada who are closer to each other in that respect) school culture i will never understand, definitely saw it as a thing in american shows and books growing up but being singaporean and raised in singapore, its literally the exact opposite type of school culture, being smart is a huge thing to be proud of here, asians ya know…

      2 years ago
      • Yes, it truly is an American/Canadian cultural thing that I cannot stand. I’m actually a Korean-American who was born in Seoul and moved to the States at the age of two. You know what the craziest part is? The main reason why I gave up in school was because my fifth-grade HOMEROOM TEACHER, who happened to be a middle-aged former professional baseball player, would constantly belittle and mock me for trying so hard in class and favor the jocks/popular kids. He would go so far as to write stories about me making fun of my appearance and read them in front of the class.

        Clearly this man had an inferiority complex and deep psychological issues stemming from his failed baseball career; I could see this even back when I was a kid. This wasn’t a bad school either, it was located in a upper middle-class neighborhood. It just goes to show you how backwards the culture in the “world’s superpower” can be. Even today, you can read articles in major newspapers where American/Canadian university faculties complain that Asian students “take school too seriously”, and on how upper-class White Flight is happening because Asian families move into the neighborhood and demand more rigorous educational systems.

        2 years ago
    • Solidarity bro. Or bra. Bra is for a girl right…right?!!

      2 years ago
      • Haha, definitely “bro”. Though when I was a bit chunkier and out of shape, “bra” wouldn’t necessarily have been a bad descriptor.

        2 years ago
  18. In case no one else has said it, someone else is writing the Wheel of Time books now (haven’t ever read them but pretty sure the author is Brandon Sanderson now).

    2 years ago
    • Yes, I saw the final book (I think) in Waterstones the other day and it was written by Brandon Sanderson. He’s adapting it from notes the original author left behind when he died

      2 years ago
  19. I was born in 1991, so yeah pretty much grew up in the 90s! Man the nostalgia hit hard as I was watching this video! I remember the other day I saw my 5 year old cousin playing on his iPad and it just made me think how the generation now is so dependent on technology. Does anyone still go to the school playground to play freeze tag or use chalk to draw up a hopscotch? Does anyone remember Hit Clips, those were the original ipod/mp3 players!

    2 years ago
  20. I was born in 1989, so I grew up in the 90’s. I’m from the UK though, so our childhoods were pretty different! And I dunno if you use this name for the “parted bangs” (we call it a fringe, not bangs) but seeing as you didn’t use it in the video, I’m guessing you don’t? We’ve always known it as “curtains” lol

    2 years ago
  21. LoL I remember all of those except for the Canadian stuff, obvs. I played outside a lot, read lots of books, grew up around a pre-dominantly black community and listened to the music and saw all those funky trends and laugh about it now of how my Asian American friends and I followed some of it. Cartoons and video games were a whole lot better back then. And then the internet happened and now I have no life. -_- LoL jk

    2 years ago
  22. I remember chucking the Wheel of Time across my bedroom because Robert Jordan thought it was in his best interest to spend three pages discussing what a fence looked like. T^T. Oh, and that fence was never mentioned again. It was also never a plot point. Yeah, his writing style frustrated me a lot. I stuck to Anne McCaffrey and Mercedes Lackey.

    2 years ago
    • Oh my god Anne McCaffrey! I loved all her Pern books. I wrote to her… hahahahaha sent it and her people sent me stickers with her signature…. ahahahaha.
      Did you ever read books by Piers Anthony? He had a wonderful series with characters from his magical world called Xanth… I loved that series also….

      2 years ago
  23. I read a lot of RL Stine books and listened to a lot of 90’s alternative music. I was an huge introvert even back in the day so mostly just hung out with my sister and I had one best friend, it was simple and I liked it that way.

    2 years ago
    • my favorite R,L, Stine was the Fear street series! But for some reason it was almost impossible to get the copies past number 7, so I never got to read all of them XD

      2 years ago
    • RRIIIGHHT! RL Stine! I liked all those scary books, like Goosebumps and stuff.

      2 years ago
  24. Martina, I love wheel of time too^^ But didn´t you read the last book? My childhood friend really liked Charmed so we would spend most of our time playing witches.

    2 years ago
  25. This was awesome! So many good memories! I was only a 90’s kid for 7 years but long enough to enjoy everything about it! Such a great tag!
    I am 90% positive any girl with tv loved sailor moon haha! I too was also a imagination kid, didn’t get a game console till I was 10 in early 2000 :) But I am so happy for it!

    2 years ago
  26. FREAKIN’ LOVED REBOOT. They only aired one season in the States originally, it wasn’t until much later I even knew there were 2 more seasons thanks to Cartoon Network – and those seasons were so epic. Incredible freakin’ storyline…. and I still mimic Al: “WHAAAT?” And no one ever knows what I’m doing and then I’m sad.

    I’m more a child of the 80s. I was in middle school and high school in the early 90s, but I do remember much of these – I worked in a music store when Tragic Kingdom and Melon Collie came out, and the alternative scene was in its heyday and I was in heavennnn!

    Simon reminding me of all that horrible HORRIBLE 90s R&B… seriously, it turned me off to R&B for so so long, the lyrics were always so stupid and cheesy to me, and so many crap bands formed to follow that trend at one point too, and they all had really ugly nasal voices that just hurt my ears, I couldn’t take it.

    I will rebut and say “Boom Shakalaka” is not from NBA Jam, but from Sly and the Family Stone.. of course, that’s more.. Boom Shakalakalaka Boom, but… yeah. :)

    Also, I played the very first Final Fantasy on Nintendo when it came out. -.-
    Well, only a little, I had stepbrothers at the time who monopolized the Nintendo, but I do remember that game.. we rented it from the movie rental place. When those still existed. And then I never even thought of FF again until I played FFX when I was bored and my roommate had a PS2. And then I played FFXI and suddenly it’s ten years later. What?

    2 years ago
  27. I’m born at in 2000 but yea, I grew up with Studio Ghibli and Disney movies and the old Nickelodean and Disney where like Danny Phantom, Rugrats, CatnDog, American Dragon, Kim Possible, Lilo and Stitch, Suite Life of Zack and Cody, gaaaaah, the memories ;~;

    2 years ago
    • Kim Possible was my girl-crush. I also remember Lizzie McGuire ( “Hey now, Hey now~”). Do you remember those old Jackie Chan cartoons? Even Stevens?

      2 years ago
    • We had Rugrats too! And I love Lilo and Stitch (but I’ve only seen the movie). I have two Stitch toys, I relate to his weirdness. :D

      2 years ago
  28. Oh my… I was born in 1990 so most of my memories from the 90’s are like 96/97ish forward… So some of my things may be early 2000s… N*Sync was my favorite until I learned about Blink-182.

    I pretty much did whatever my mom did so I grew up with a lot of alternative hits of the 90’s. Some of the earliest music I remember listening to was Guns N Roses and Nirvana with a little mix of Green Day in there.

    Then there were beanie babies, tomagatchi, FURBYS (scary cool!) which are back and even creepier than ever!

    2 years ago
    • Tamagotchi! THOSE THINGS WOULD ALWAYS DIE IN THEIR POOP.

      2 years ago
    • You too? Me too! ;)
      Born in 1990 – Check
      Blik182 – Check;
      Nirvana&Green day – Check
      Tamagochi – got it when the craze went down was cheaper that way so: Check
      Furbys – oh so creepy
      Add some Bon Jovi, Disturbed& led zepplin to it
      + my brother got me into Rap (the old-school german stuff)
      And don’t forget Star Wars ;)

      Equals: my profile ;)

      2 years ago
      • Green Day!!!! :)

        2 years ago
      • I understand what you mean, after all I walked on the hip hop-road, I just really love the melody driven stuff. And listening to disturbed before an exam (2000s) just gave me an confidence boost.
        In terms of punk-ish I was always on the Billy Talent& Aniti-Flag side of life I guess.
        And now I’m all for the folk stuff like Fiddlers Green/Flogging molly or Subway to Sally.

        2 years ago
        • You remind me so much of my friends in High School! Seriously! In a good way! They LOVED Billy Talent. I was in to Panic! At The Disco (their first album. I actually got to see them on their first tour!) Paramore, and Fall Out Boy. Then I got really big into more of the Indie stuff near the latter part of High School. But the one thing that connects them all was the melody driven stuff like you said!

          Even now, while I’m more into K-music that is more melody focused like Glen Check, Epik High, and SHINee my friend who also loves k-pop is more into driving artists like B.A.P., VIXX, and G-Dragon.

          2 years ago
        • I’ll take it in a good way, since they were your friends, right? RIGHT? ;)

          You mean to tell me you saw *there’s a good reason these tables are numbered honey you just haven t thought of it yet* (Debut album me thinks) live? I frigging love the trumpets and the jazzy feel *.*

          Well I’m a sucker for good rhythms or lyrics telling a story. Which got me into K-music to begin with. I started out with Boohwal – I love how their songs make me feel like listening to someone telling me a story even though I don’t know the language – before I even knew of of the wonders of K-pop ;)
          And since I don’t speak korean I don’t really have to bother with the lyrics and can focus more on the music itself.

          I’m all with you for the Epic High one and Glen Check, but I’ve got to admit that I never got into Shinee I can’t really pinpoint why though.

          I think what you said about the driving artists explains why I like B.A.P ^^. And then there is MFBTY with sweet dream& the cure I really like the flow(if that’s the correct term) of those.
          Just like Unly U by vixx where it goes ‘Nae daedabeun neoinikka’ I love that melody to bits.

          *sorry for the rambling, but I mean.. its music! and I like it! ;)

          2 years ago
    • OH MAN. BLINK182. I loved them so much! (Martina here….obviously)

      2 years ago
      • They broke up, but they actually got back together recently if you didn’t kno that.

        2 years ago
  29. Do you know what’s CRAZY Concerned Children’s Advertisers are still playing the same PSA’s from the 90s “We are girls we will do what’s right for us”, “what’s your thing”, “stay fit ’cause you never know” I still see them on tv.

    2 years ago
  30. Man I loved the 90s… I’m a 90s kid so maybe that’s why! haha I played with Barbies a lot and I had soooo many of them (I still have them all storaged XD) and I even had a Barbie house that was actually a bookshelf but it had stuff from toilet seat to kitchen things to furnitures my mum had made. Ah the good old times. :’)
    It’s weird to think that back then you couldn’t use the internet too long because someone might’ve called. Or do kids now recognise a film from film camera… or video?…

    2 years ago
  31. Fun fact about Sailor Moon – the whole world (except Japan, of course lol) showed it as a ‘kids show’, but Sailor Moon is actually a +16 Anime. If you rewatch it now maybe you’ll notice why. Lots of homosexuality broadcasted in it, androgynous gay men, transgenders, tomboys, ect. pp.
    I don’t know what they did in other countries, but in germany they just simply made women out of a few gay characters like Zoisite and Fisheye. Haruka and Michiru weren’t in a relationship, they were cousins. And lots of other stuff like this xD
    I’m looking forward to the remake of the anime that’s supposed to be released this year haha.

    2 years ago
  32. Ah, I remember those War Amps commercials! Granted, I was four in 2000 xD but they used to freak me out so bad, especially the ones involving electricity and stuff, since my dad’s an electrician (they still freak me out tbh xD) I grew up watching Sailor Moon too (that, and Power Rangers) Still remains one of my favourite shows, to this day (Reply 1997 and Doctor Who aside)

    2 years ago
  33. I’m born in the 90’s. Totally remember watching X-men and Sailormoon and Pink Panther and Dragon Ball etc…Those good old days~~ Ah~

    2 years ago
  34. i was born in 1994…….so i i was only only 5 when the 90s ended….

    2 years ago
  35. Oh man, does anyone remember Pogs? Those were my collectibles.

    2 years ago
    • Yes!!! I remember going to Del Taco because Pogs came with meals. I had a plastic carrying case for my Pogs and Slammers LOL

      2 years ago
    • Somewhere in my parents’ attic still exists a whole tube of these. I think they were starting to die out in popularity at my school by the time I was basically sentient (first grade in 1994) but I had a nice collection thereof.

      2 years ago
    • I loved pogs!!!!

      2 years ago
    • “Remember Alf??? He’s back…..in pog form.”

      (sorry, couldn’t resist quoting the Simpsons) :D

      2 years ago
  36. How about a TL;DR on children’s culture in Korea? Anyone? :)

    2 years ago
  37. Going by this, guessing I’m a few years older than you guys (graduated HS in 1998). 90’s FTW!!!! Omg nostalgia….I remember the ‘chocolate bar kid’ too and SO many random 90’s commercials. Was a weird graver/skater/alt teen hybrid back in the day. Bell bottom jeans and cartoon baby-ts. LOL

    The X-Men theme is my ringtone right now. Also loved Sailormoon. :D

    Simon: I collected the X-men cards too! have soooo many somewhere in my parents place. Would draw them too all over my notebooks.

    You guys mentioned Rob Ford (aka: ‘Toronto’s shame)….is he making the media rounds in SK too????

    2 years ago
    • Woohoo! Class of ’98! High five!

      2 years ago
      • Whoo!!! *highfive* :D

        Childhood in the 80’s, teen years in the 90s….best way to go.

        2 years ago
    • In SK? I don’t know. He’s mentioned often on the Daily Show, which we watch, even though we’re not American. It’s just a really well done show.

      2 years ago
      • You don’t have to be American to watch the Daily Show! Jon Stewart is amazing. :) It’s sad though when the ‘faux news’ is more accurate than the ‘real news’. (I work in media though….so I’m probably biased. lol)

        Ford was on Jimmy Kimmel the other day….it was as train-wrecky as you’d expect.

        2 years ago
  38. Ha. NbaJam. I used to scream those soundbites at kids on xbox live while playing Halo. Now that’s almost 10 years ago! “FER TEW! DOWN IT! ” (cries… im a geriatric)

    2 years ago
  39. Oh God XD
    *cringes at the thought of Simon with cornrows and the upside-down visor*

    2 years ago
    • By “cringes” I think you meant to say “become incredibly aroused”

      OOH YOU SO NASTY

      2 years ago
      • Please post pics of when you were teens. I REALLY wanna see what you guys looked like. Especially Simon.

        2 years ago
        • Everyone should post pics of themselves in the 90s. :D

          2 years ago
  40. I am older then you guys so the 90s are a bit of a different experience for me.

    2 years ago
    • Can’t stop cringing at the Mayo story. I like mayo but uhm, ewwww to even thinking of eating a plan spoonful. Just realized I shouldn’t judge. When I was a kid I loved drinking pickle juice. So as you were.

      2 years ago
    • I used to eat play doh when I was around five….little pieces of it but still. I was gross.

      2 years ago
    • I used to eat my mum’s strawberry chapsticks. Like, tubes and tubes of them. Regularly. I was a strange kid..

      2 years ago
    • Thats nastyyyy :O I’ve never liked mayo. Just me? Its just me, I think lol

      2 years ago