To ALL those Born in the 40's, 50's, 60's and early '70s...

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

We 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 the bottle.

We would spend hours on the fields under bright sunlight flying our kites, without worrying about the UV ray which never seen 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 is the best) the 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 unhygienic.

We ate salty, very sweet & oily food, candies, bread and real butter and drank 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 don't have cell phones to bug us. And we are 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, cable TV, DVD movies, 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 were 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 50 years have been an explosive 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!

You may want to forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.

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

Picture is for illustration purposes only.


  1. saya yg lahir tahun 80-an pun sentiasa rindukan zaman dulu. anak2 sekarang bila kita ajak main, depa tak mau sangat. huhuhu

  2. saya lahir tahun 80an, tapi hampir semua tu saya sempat rasa, kalau perempuan main batu seremban, main tingting, main getah zero point, main masak-masak... indah betul masa tu, yelah sekarang anak banyak main dalam rumah sebab tulah kan banyak kes berat terlebih.

  3. yes we are!!! dulu x perlu risau pun kalau anak2 gi main, balik lambat tu..ada je la ngan kengkawan diaorang. now..dok dlm rumah pun, kita bising suruh gi la main..but with alots of pesanan..jgn balik lambat, jgn ikut org x kenal and bla bla...
    gi kedai jalan kaki je dulu, now x leh la..nanti mummy gi bawak. risau.
    jauh berbeza dulu and sekarang.

  4. Sy lahir 80an & amat rindukn zaman dulu2. Skrg zaman org terlalu sibuk dengan gadjet kan.

  5. nostalgia sangat ni...saya 80an, tapi dekat je dengan 70an tu...semuanya betul termasuklah "Salt added to Pepsi or Coke was remedy for fever." ya Allahhhh!!! ini memang pe yang mak saya buat masa saya demam...hahahahhaa

  6. LeYa lahir 80-an... Tapi ada jugak la rasa aktiviti yang 70 tuh... hehehe

  7. Memang seronok mengimbau nostalgia dolu-dolu
    Memang permainan zaman Mrs. A nih.

  8. Lahir in late 70s. Sempat merasa semua aktiviti tuh. Memang heaven gila zaman kanak-kanak masa tuh.

  9. Pernah main tuju kasut, galah panjang, rounders, bola, zero point, batu lambung, main air acaq, ragaih pokok, mandi sungai, chapplom, guli.. hihihi.. lepas tu ramai ramai pi tengok meoro attack, kesatria baja hitan, gaban.. lepas tu main lagi sampai maghrib.. lepas mengaji sambung main lagi.. bila pi sekolah.. kerja tak siap.. kena pukul dengan cikgu.. lepas tu main lagi kat sekolah.. kena ligan dengan cikgu.. dok dalam kelas kena berdiri atas kerusi sebab nakal sangat.. tengok guru besar lari.. tengok cikgu disiplin lari takuttt... Hahaha.. heaven dunia dulu..


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