As 90s kids, we have seen and experienced lots of things that have changed drastically over the decade.
With technology taking over the world, we are always emphasising how kids nowadays wouldn’t understand what it felt like to do the things we once did.
Sadly, they would not have the chance to try it at all. Here are the 10 things all 90s kids used to do but are not done today.
Playing board games
Have you forgotten the aeroplane chess? Where you will always choose your favourite colour as the player. Or the English chess we used to play in school. Other classic board games include Monopoly, snakes & ladders and scrabble. Games nowadays are mostly in digital forms and range from Clash of Titans to Angry bird.
Playing downstairs the block
Do you remember those catching games you used to play? Hide-and-seek, and not to forget, hopscotch. They will never know how thrilling it was, or how it made you peed in your pants a little every time you scream and run when you were going to get “caught” while playing catching.
Text messages were sent in paper aeroplanes
Gossiping or confessing to your crush used to take form via paper aeroplanes, instead of text messages. If there’s a group of you gossiping, you’ll have to take turns and wait while flying your aeroplane around. Either that or crush the paper into a ball and lob it at your friend’s head. Sadly, it has now been replaced by Whatsapp group chats.
Joining the TAF club or laughing at people from TAF club
Let’s face it, you were either in TAF club or you laughed at people in TAF club. TAF was created for the obese to exercise during recess time, and it had stopped since 2007. Perhaps parents of kids aren’t too happy about it after all.
MSN messenger and webcam chats
RIP MSN messenger. Gone were the days where we’ll just rush home to log in MSN and chat with our friends. And though we all have webcams now, it’s rare to use it anymore since it’s no longer a new or “in” thing.
Getting a Walkman
No kids would understand how much a Walkman meant to us back then. It was like the best day of our life when we got the Walkman.
Shopping for milky pens, glitters pens and markers
Girls all love to do this, be it shopping for these pens in the school bookshop or at the malls. It was like a competition of who has the most number of fanciful pens in their pencil case. And don’t forget the Billabong and Roxy pencil cases. They were legendary.
Keeping a diary
Keeping a dairy was so trendy back in the early 90s and we would all “decorate” our diaries with colourful writings or stickers. These diaries are also used during graduation, to get signatures and notes from our classmates!
Taking neoprints after school
We didn’t take selfies or used monopods, we rushed to malls for neoprint machines which are now extinct. Neoprints were one of the girls’ favourite past time, taking photos and decorating them. And then keeping them in our wallets.
Waking up at 9am to watch cartoons on weekends
I’m not sure if kids nowadays still wake up early on weekend mornings, but they are definitely missing out on some of the most awesome cartoons. We have so many great ones, like Spongebob Squarepants, Scooby Doo or Doraemon. Remember the dinosaur movie The Land Before Time? Kids nowadays only can relate to Peppa Pigs, I guess.
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