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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. Aaa, I also played Sonic the hedgehog and Zelda! Sega Mega and Nintendo 64 ftw!
    I was born a bit late in 87, so there is some stuff you guys were talking about I can relate to. And manga and anime is something I started with when I was 15, because I found Ranma 1/2 (BEST MANGA EVUURR) in Norwegian in a grocery story. I read a lot of cartoons as a kid, and books! I read everything from Roald Dahl, and my favourite book ever is Alice in Wonderland and the Secret Garden. Victorian children books, oh yes.

    And the show “Are You Afraid of the Dark” traumatized me as a kid! Yes, I’m an adult and really scared of the dark. Aaa, children from 90s really did see some bad stuff.

  2. I am so a 90’s kid XD. I loved Sonic both the games and the tv series. And Sailor Moon FTW!

  3. Hey so i know you did a video way back when about how to pay your taxes in Korea, but can you do one about currency and methods of paying for things? is it mostly a cash based economy, and if so what dose the ₩ take shape as? (ei. looie, toonie, counterparts)

  4. Born in 81 so part 80s kid and part 90s kid although I got into my teens at that point. But I watched the cartoons you mentioned and Are You Afraid of the Dark. Next to Ren and Stimpy, Eek The Cat, Animaniacs, stuff like that.
    And I mostly played pc games, although I started out with a Commodore 64, and later got my hands on a Sega Master System II. Mainly because I was too poor to get a Genesis and my parents didn’t have the money for one either. But they could get pc’s through work so I was on them a lot.
    But I do remember going to the videostore (I will miss the smell of warm videotapes in those things) and renting a console for the weekend with a game.

    I still remember the floppies and later the diskettes. And I remember harddisks still having MBs instead of GB and them introducing the 1 GB harddisk and thinking I would never be able to fill that thing, filling it, getting a 13 GB one, thinking that was more than enough for forever, filling it, getting a 120 GB one and being able to fill that too. So I learned that no matter how big they make em I still manage to fill em lol.

    And I used to read a ton of books as a kid, I was mostly into horror so I read a lot of Stephen King and Dean Koontz. Although I also read some alternative history books as a smaller kid. They taught you about history but usually included someone that never existed to make it more exciting. Oh and I loved the Old Shatterhand and Winnetou books. I was so pissed when kid me found out Karl May wasn’t really Old Shatterhand and had made it all up. But yeah I’d spend my evenings and weekends at home, metal music blasting and reading. Or on the pc playing a game while listening to music. For some games I don’t know the real music, just the music I was listening to at that time.

    I often think back and wonder how alien life must be for kids/teens now. That we sat and listened to the radio with our cassettedecks, hoping the song we liked would play, that they would announce it before playing and that the DJ wasn’t a douche who would talk through the intro. That we basically had to listen through an entire cassette tape, then the other side unless we wanted to wait like a minute for it to rewind. And that you just couldn’t go back to the start of a song. You had to guess where it would be. Life without cell phones, computers and that the internet used to be so slow. If you told 14 year old me waiting half a minute for a chat to refresh that one day I would be watching movies without any delay I’d have said you were nuts. Oh not to mention that you’d go to a cd store, grabbed a stack of cds, listened to them (in the good record stores at least), until you got a good notion of them and then bought a number of them. And even then you would sometimes have songs you skipped. Or you’d then go visit a friend who had said cd and copy it on a cassette tape. And the horror when your walkman or cassettedeck ate your cassette.

    Oh and the glory days in the 80s and 90s when the charts were actually filled with metal music and rock/grunge bands. Before dance and hip hop took over. I actually left my school dance because the DJ only brought dance and R&B songs, no rock at all. Not even Bon Jovi or what have you, only crap I didn’t like. So I went to a metal bar in my nice pants and nice jacket haha.

    As for collecting I’d probably have to say Garbage Pail Kids stickers and later Magic. Those were the big hypes. I was already too old when the pogs hit the scene.

    Favorite toy would either be The Real Ghostbusters toys or my GI Joe figures.

    But yeah I still listen to a lot of metal next to kpop, I am on the internet too much while I should be reading and I still love cartoons. So I am truly a child of the 80s and 90s. And really on the cusp of those two because I have to figure out which shows I liked were from the 90s like those mentioned above and which ones were from the 80s like Thundercats, Transformers and He-Man.

    But yeah mostly cartoons and such. I missed out on a number of 80s movies because my parents were hardcore pacifists and didn’t want my brothers and me watching movies glorifying violence. Especially movies like Rambo because they fought the Vietnam war and atomic bombs back in the day. Although we did watch Tour of Duty because it gave a more accurate view. Oh and we only had one tv so we mostly had to watch what my parents wanted to watch or everyone else wanted to watch. So while I liked Buffy I missed a ton of episodes, same with Star Trek The Next Generation.

    But one of my best memories was near the end of my high school time in 98/99 when I would hang out with friends a lot, we’d get like pizza, go to the videostore and just try out every and all horror movies they had. I’ve seen some sh*t! I was pretty happy at that time. Oh and pretty much go to concerts every weekend or help out at the youth centre which had a ton of hardcore and metal shows.

  5. OMG ME and SIMON would sooooo vibe… probably because I grew up in Chicago… but anyway… TRIBE CALLED QUEST!!!

  6. I was born in 1994, and I used to listen to Smashing Pumpkins and Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory with my dad like all the time (we also listened to way too much 80’s music which was AWESOME) and I think my favorite Nick show was… All That or Keenan and Kel? I can’t choose. ORANGE SODA. but it’s so funny because I’ve been thinking of finding a Skip It for like the past week and this had me like UGH I LOVED SKIP IT AND I remember seeing that acne commercial and I’m not from Canada I’m from Pennsylvania?!??!??! XD but I remember that and the Campbell’s soup commercials, I liked those too. I remember all of the barbies I had OMG I remember watching Sabrina the Teenage Witch and I still have the Harvey doll my mom bought me and I had Mary Kate and Ashley barbies and those super awesome realistic baby dolls that pooped themselves!!! And I remember Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball and DBZ and Pokemonnnnn we watched those all the time ugh I used to be the weird kid because I read ALL OF THE TIME and I watched those weird shows no one else watched hahaha

    and it’s funny, people like to tell me I’m a lot like Martina, in the way that I talk and act and now we’re even more alike because we like similar things woo!!!

  7. I LOVE SMASHING PUMPKINNSNSNSNSNNSNSNS

  8. Favorite candy: Botan Rice Candy

    Little background: between 1987 and 1993 my family and I lived on an island in the Mid-Pacific called Kwajelein and this was always in the drug store. The cool thing was that, underneath the paper wrapper, it had an edible, dissolvable wrapper around the candy.

  9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1plPyJdXKIY

    (“Regulators, we regulate any stealing of his property and we damn good too.”)

  10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6blgjF6UkU

    (“It’s driving me out of my mind, that’s why it’s hard for me to find …”)

  11. Oh the nostalgias!

    I’m an ’87 baby. God the nineties were cool. I miss them. Young enough to have mom dressing you as an excuse, old enough to enjoy the media.

    Favorite tv: torn between Hey Dude!, Legends of the Hidden Temple, and GUTS! on Nickelodeon.

    Books: Babysitters’ Club, Saddle Club, Sweet Valley, Tamora Pierce

    Toys: American Girl dolls, My Little Pony

  12. the wheel of time got finished, Martina!! Brandon Sanderson finished it with Robert Jordan’s notes!!

    this was really funny cuz we’re kinda the same age and i’m also from Canada so i could relate to everything you said! lol.

  13. Thanks for this video Simon & Martina ~ it brought back so many good memories! I was born in ’88 so I definitely consider myself a 90’s kid.

    My siblings and I were active outside but we also really liked watching TV. Some favorite shows I remember are: Power Rangers, Doug, Hey Arnold!, Reboot, Salute Your Shorts, Recess, Boy Meets World, Sister Sister, Clarissa Explains It All, Magic School Bus, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Rugrats, All That, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Captain Planet, TinTin, Pinky and the Brain, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, Shining Time Station, Ahh Real Monsters!, One Saturday Morning, and any Disney movie.
    I loved reading: Amber Brown, Ramona Quimby, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Archie Comics, Tuck Everlasting, Captain Underpants, the Adventures of the Bailey School Kids, and Sherlock Holmes.
    Does anyone remember the original Nintendo gameboy? It was fat and grey with a green screen? I think we still have ours. ^_^ Anyway, we always used to play Link’s Awakening and Tetris on that. Eventually we got the Playstation, N64, and the Gameboy Color, and my brother and I would play, Spyro, Crash Bandicoot, Ocarina of Time, Pokemon, Ape Escape, and Super Mario.
    Random Stuff: Chia pet commercials, Butterfinger BB’s, Barbies, the miniature car/jeep for kids that was battery powered, pogs, tamagotchi, skip it, bop it, gak, beanie babies…

  14. 1983 girl here…Oh, man you guys…you had to play the X-Men theme! I was so in love with the cartoon Gambit. I don’t know why – his power was throwing playing cards at people, but something about that accent…

    And don’t forget Captain Planet…he’s our hero! I learned about animal testing of cosmetics from him…poor bunnies!

  15. I think that American society (and hopefully other societies too) is a lot more accepting of overgrown children now.

  16. That astar commercial was creepy. I just saw the full version a week ago after a friend should it to me, and I’m 21. I can’t imagine watching that as a child. Lol. I bet I wouldn’t have slept for weeks.

  17. i remember when Pong first came out… XD

  18. Could mention most of the stuff you mentioned and ramble A LOT but I’ll try to do this moderately brief.
    Oh but Glen Rice, University of Michigan baby!

    Going to go with strictly 90s because I have a lot of answers that are more late 90s early 2000s.

    Born last day of 91.
    1) Favorite TV show: Could ramble for days… Might Morphin Power Rangers realistically was probably#1. X-Men was pretty high up there tho so I’ll just say that too and stop myself there. (Inside Stuff is back, haven’t watched it tho). I lied, it’s late 90s but I can’t not mention Powerpuff Girls.
    2) Favorite toy: Also going to have to copy you with a basketball, basketball was basically my life for most of my childhood.
    3) Favorite commercial: I was thinking the Happy Together SSB commercial but that’s late 90s… I mainly remember cereal commercials, …and for some reason I know have the Sock’m Boppers song in my head.
    4) Backstreet Boys or Nsync: BSB by far!
    5) Bad fashion choice: Everything I did.
    6) Favorite collectibles: Basketball and Pokemon cards.
    7) Favorite console & game: Favorite is tough between N64 and Genesis. Game, for N64 it was GoldenEye, for Genesis Vectorman and Sonic 2.
    Oh wait…. Pokemon Blue was probably the most played.
    8) Favorite music artist: BSB! (dc Talk is up there too.)
    9) Nick Jr or whatever show: Idk what we want here so I’ll just mention some of my other shows I really liked..Kablaam!, The Tick, Tiny Toons Adventures, Darkwing Duck, Transformers: Beast Wars.
    10) Favorite candy: I THINK Butterfingers were my fav candy bar back then. But I could mention so many things I loved that got discontinued. Slime popsicles, crispy m&ms, oh wait! I think I was a big fan of wax bottles for some reason, those things sound nasty to me now.
    11) Favorite game: Clue, Guess Who, and Candy Land I guess.
    12) Favorite book: Captain Underpants! Goosebumps! iSPY! lol

  19. I had a major nostalgia flashback when you mentioned Reboot REBOOT I REMEMBER THAT SHOW OMG I LOVED THAT SHOW OMG!!! I would record it on vhs and watch until it got recorded over. I was born in the early 90s so I only remember the late 90s. My favourite game and console was Zelda and Mario Kart on N64. I used to always play as Peach lol. I really wanted Zelda action figures instead of barbies but because I didn’t know where to get any I traced over the artwork in the instruction manuals, coloured it in and then played with them. Aaaa memories!!

  20. Loved this video. Brought back lots of good memories. FFVII was my first JRPG too, but I also played the crap out of Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon. I was an epic Tekken 2 button masher. I was big on collecting things (still am!) but what I remember most is Pogs – there would be huddles of us at break during first school, playing and swapping in the shade of the trees.

    On slightly related note, Martina do you still listen to lots of ska? You should check out a band called Suburban Legends – they’re all kinds of ska/pop/disco awesomeness. My favourite live band, so full of energy :)

    Thanks for helping me reminisce ^^

  21. Someone probably already mentioned this but: Robert Jordan might have died, but he had loads and loads of notes on his last book (which I believe was split up in 2) and he had talked about how to end it with several people involved. His son/ someone close to him/ a good writer has written the last few volumes, so the series has been completed. *as far as I know :)*

  22. ER MAH GAHD MEMORIES…. I didn’t watch X-Men or anything like that but I remember the skip it thingie… also tether-ball? IDK if that’s an American thing but that was a lot of fun~ Hmmm, not sure if you guys did this but I collected and traded Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh! cards. Oh for books~ Harry Potter and Black Stallion and Nancy Drew and Magic Tree House ~ oh my god I just started remembering all the books I used to read and now I’m sad ’cause college is sapping my love for reading and yeah. T_T

  23. Speaking of mayo, I had a bizarre story. When I was young, I was really obsessed with eating plain mayo; no bread, nothing.. Just mayo, dipped my finger in, lick it.. My obsession stops when one day, I went to my grandma house, and I found a mayo jar in the ref.. When I lick it, it was the GROSSEST thing evar in my life.. and I realized that the mayo has expired for like 2 years. And now I can’t bring myself to eat any types of mayo in my life =3=

    I’m a 91line, and the greatest things in my childhood are imagination, crayons, white walls, Pokemon stickers (collect all 151 stickers and the prize is a Pokemon doll, I have a Wartortle and a Geodude doll), GameBoy Colors and Playstation. And Simon, the only thing that I didn’t manage to get in Final Fantasy 7 is Barret’s Dating scene. I played Final Fantasies series from FFVI to FFIX, and the only thing I didn’t manage to do is getting Cloud to date Barret….sigh

  24. 90’s kids hurrah!
    Cyber hi5 Simon cuz I also did the skittles pancake thing when I was kid haha
    I never had a favorite toy, my childhood growing wasn’t the best of circumstances so I didn’t have toys. I used to just use my imagination and my friends and we would pretend we were on quests and conquer evil.. In our backyard haha
    My favourite console was the Nintendo.. The old grey one. My one of my friends owned one and I used to love playing mario and pokemon games on it.. Good time good times

  25. im in this era too…3yrs younger than u… i knew some of wat u talking abt…. i watch sailormoon, dragon ballz, wedding peach, power rangers since beginning, japanese power rangers (maskman, flashman, cybercop), just like martina, i watch x-man(watch the show that u put in this vid brings back some memories), most of looney tune cartoon.. i read doraemon comics,…i play sega n a vid game that used thingy like cassette… not like this millenium kids, we also play outdoor more than just play with the hanphone,ipad, etc2…. the fav things to do is swimming in the river, playing with ‘nature’ plasticine, lego,,…. so many memories for 90’s kid that i missed so much… im from malaysia…. n sync or bsb?? i like both, westlife too,.. do any1 remember ER, roswell, x-files, the twilight zone n so on? its not really 90’s…but early 2000….

  26. I ❤ you guise. I was born in the early 80’s and grew up as a child of the 80’s and 90’s in South Africa. We didn’t get a TV until 1995, and we had like four channels…so yeah…we played outside a lot. I…um…identify a lot with Martina and playing outside and being imaginative. My siblings and I would run around pretending to be wild horses, or go ride our bicycles around and stuff…and growing up in South Africa meant a lot of swimming to cool down in the summers. We finally got a computer in like 1997 or 98, but we had no Internet. The computer ran on DOS and we had this nifty black and white 3D tetris…yeah. I remember what a big deal it was to get a Pentium 5 and then later the Internet. Curse that dial up sound!!!!!! And I was a total nerd who read a lot too…it makes me cringe a bit watching some of the 90s fashion come back. Crop tops *shudder* I loved to watch shows like JAG and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman and Lois and Clark: Adventures of Superman. And Ducktales. And Captain Planet!!!! He’s our hero, gonna take pollution down to zero! *crickets chirp* (we often got shows a lot later than the U.S.). I didn’t even own a CD until 1998 (Counting Crows – This Desert Life)…man this comment is getting too long. I am getting to nostalgic or something :P

  27. OMG. My favorite toy: POGS. Please tell me someone else remembers Pogs? XD I still have some to this day. :) There was a little shop on the corner of my block that sold them. We’d go buy them with lunch money that we ended up not using on lunch. XD Omg this video is GREAT… totally having a nostalgiagasm. XD

  28. Anyone else here born in the 80’s? :D 85-liner here; I can’t be the only old ahjumma here, can I? ;o;

  29. I was born in 1963, which meant that I came of age in the ’70’s and early ’80’s. Ironically, given that we are talking about nostalgia, my favorite TV show back then was “Happy Days”. It could be said that Erin Moran and I grew up together even though we never met except through the TV. I had a crush on her back then and even wrote to her from time to time, and once in a while she even wrote back. This went on until shortly after the show went off the air. I don’t like to hear about what she’s supposedly going through nowadays; I prefer to remember her as she was and back in the day she was hot.
    Although I came of age in the disco era my favorite musicians were ABBA, the Bee Gees and Barry Manilow. We didn’t have cable in our house until well into the ’80’s so my first experience with music videos was not through MTV but a local TV station here in Massachusetts called V66 (officially WVJV-TV, now known as WUTF and carrying Spanish-language programming). Given its music video format it was the first TV station in the area to broadcast in stereo, back when TV still broadcast in analogue and most TV sets had just the one speaker. Even if they didn’t have the rights to show a certain video (MTV held the exclusive rights to a few of the top ones of that time) V66 would use stock visuals of the artist or the record and put together their own video just so they could put that song on the air. They also used to show videos from local artists, the most notable of them being ‘Til Tuesday. Sadly the station changed hands and format after a couple of years.

  30. I STILL HAVE MY SKIPIT! It’s blue and sparkly and sitting in my closet. Pretty sure I used it a couple months ago.

  31. Since I’m from Asia, I didn’t really know what you guys were talking about half the time.. But oh yes Are You Afraid of The Dark!!! Loved it!!!

  32. I remember the excitement I felt the night the Scream video premiered. (You know, back when MTV used to air music videos).

    I was about 14 at the time. I was waiting for the video to start … I think it came on around 10:00 … and my dad came downstairs and asked why I wasn’t getting ready for bed yet. I told him hadn’t gotten ready for bed yet because I had gotten special permission from my mom to stay up to watch the video. He accepted that answer.

    I remember being amazed by both the song and the video.

  33. I was born in 1979, so I remember the ’90s quite well.

    I don’t really prefer one genre of music over another. If it’s got a great beat, if it’s got catchy lyrics, if I can sing along with/dance to it, I’ll like it:

    8) Favorite Music Artist(s):

    In middle school it was Boyz II Men, Keith Sweat, Ginuwine, R. Kelly, TLC … pretty much anything played on the local hip-hop/r&b radio station. Seriously, looking back on it, the best Aww, Yeah! music was from the ’90s.

    Aww, Yeah! music aside, I also liked Coolio,

    In high school it was all that plus Goo Goo Dolls, Savage Garden, Spice Girls …

    In college it was middle school/high school music plus Barenaked Ladies, Hole, Lauryn Hill …

    Music meant a lot to me. I was picked on in middle school (I switched schools at the end of seventh grade and seen as different and in middle school logic, different = bad), so I became very shy in high school. I ended up mostly keeping to myself. I’d make my own mix tapes by recording songs off the radio and I’d have those at home, and I’d bring my walkman and later on my discman to school for company.

    Personally, 1994-1997 wasn’t a very good time for me. But oh my God, the music was amazing.

  34. 91′ line speaking!

    My memories of the 90’s were pretty short, I’m going to focus on the primary school years that go up to the early 2000s (my teen years were a bit different).

    My favourite TV shows were Pokemon, the Power Rangers and Princess Starla and the magical jewels (I only know the name in French, is that it?). I played all of those in real life.

    Imagination is the best toy! With my brother and cousins, I used to play “invented games”. It was like “so let’s say a giant dragon attacks and we have to save the school and then we’re stranded on a island and we develop super powers and then we meet ourselves from the future. You’re the villain!” Damn I loved those. My favourite toy though was the elastic for jumping, the one we held at our ankles and had to do complicated figures over, or jump as high as possible. I was a freaking star because I knew how to untangle them so well!

    Favourite commercial “Maman, faut qu’on parle. Il me faut de l’eau. DE L’EAU!” (/watch?v=O_oBwGIOwug) Any French Nasties remember this?

    The weirdest fashion was definitely those choker necklaces. And that weird leggings/giant sweater combination that even our Moms wore when I was a little kid… And I had the biggest collection of Disney sweaters and accessories. And those freaking hair pins!

  35. I was born in 1997 so all my memories are 2000s. Disney and barbies were basically my life~ XD watched all of them disney movies! and ofc pokemon~ and i remember watching totally spies, winx club, Code Lyoko on cartoon network and omfg TEEN TITANS. and as an asian, i spent my childhood watching sailor moon, doraemon, and chibi maruko chan, and all them ghibli films in cantonese dub XD my fav books were junie b jones, r.l stine, beverly cleary, judy blume (fudge series), and the american girl series XD and MAGIC TREEHOUSE!! and remember them TAMAGOTCHIS!?

  36. -vomits nostalgia rainbow- my gosh, “back in the day”…. the best kind of days :’) EDIT: Why are those ads so weird!?! XD I don’t remember any Australian ads from when I was a kid ><

  37. Is the lay out of the blog different or is it just me? XD

  38. MASH! I forgot about that. That game was one of the best things, for real.

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