You know you're a kid of the 80s when...

This has been e-mailed to me a long time ago, and the reason I posted it here is because it never fails to make me smile every now and then since it reminds me of how cool it was to be a kid before there was Ragnarok, Linkin Park, PS2 and all those other high tech fads around today.

1.) You have scars on your knees and elbows.

2.) You owned a bike.

3.) You had a barkada around your neighborhood (all of you had bikes).

4.) You loved climbing on your house's roof (and your neighbor's roof as well).

5.) You went inside an abandoned house in your neighborhood just to see what it looks like inside.

6.) You ate all the aratilis in your neighborhood.

7.) You plucked all the gumamelas in the area for soap bubbles.

8.) Your parents forced you to take afternoon siestas with the threat that you will not be allowed to play outside.

9.) You are never found in your house in the afternoon. You are often found playing in the street with your neighborhood friends.

10.) You loved exploring vacant lots for hidden knick-knacks.

11.) You just can't resist jumping in a sandpile.

12.) You know all the street games (patintero, agawan base, langit-lupa, etc., etc.).

13.) You owned a Family Computer.

14.) Your hand-to-eye coordination is terrific due to Family Computer.

15.) You'd rather go outdoors in the afternoon than play Family Computer.

16.) You gleefully boast that games today are so easy because of the character's life bar (remember when we used to play Mario? we died the minute a goomba hit us).

17.) You know this code by heart: UP-UP-DOWN-DOWN-LEFT-RIGHT-LEFT-RIGHT-B-A-B-A-START (select-start for 2 players)

18.) You owned a superhero costume (especially a Superman costume).

19.) For the girls: You dressed up like Punky Brewster, Madonna and Debbie Gibson. For the boys: You dressed up like David Hasselhoff's Knight Rider, David Bowie or had Clarke Kent's little bang. And now you think that the 80s had the suckiest dress sense.

20.) You had a denim jacket.

21.) You had a sticker book especially that Age of Dinosaurs sticker book.

22.) You were addicted to Rainbow Brite, Carebears, My Little Pony, Thundercats, Bioman, Voltes V, Mazinger Z, Daimos, etc., etc.

23.) You played PC games like Tapper, Moonbugs, Alley Cat and Prince of Persia.

24.) MS Word did not exist in your vocabulary but WordStar did!

25.) You love 80s music even if you don't want to admit it.

26.) You've climbed up mango trees to catch salagubang, tie a sting around its neck and let it fly around in frenzy.

27.) You've spent hours in the afternoon catching tutubi...yellow-green was the easiest to catch, blue being finicky, and red being a rare breed...

28.) You used to take Flintstones vitamins (which you didn't mind 'cause it was yummy) and Scott's Liver Oil.

29.) You know the cartoon show, Beverly Hills Teens.

30.) You know Kuya Bodgie from Batibot.

31.) You watch Uncle Bob's Lucky Seven Club.

32.) You used AQUA NET to fashion ur 4-inch-high bangs.

33.) Your blouses had paddings.

34.) You owned wide studded colorful belts.

35.) You watched some of your favorite shows on betamax or even UHF 17 (the channel from Clarke Air Base - or was it Subic?)

36.) You collected and "swapped" perfumed stationeries with your classmates and friends, but followed the unwritten rule that you never write on them.

37.) The only place you go to for summer vacation is BAGUIO !

38.) On that note, camp john hay served BEST ice cream.

39.) Most of us were brought to the EDSA revolution.

40.) You remember what Ricky Martin used to look like back then.

41.) ...when you think that Julie Vega is a better actress that Judy Ann Santos.

42.) You get confused playing PlayStation because of all the buttons on the keypad (Nintendo only had the direction pad, a & b buttons and the start & select keys).

43.) You know all the Bagets and Ninja Kids.

44.) You got to ride the train ride at Greenhills Shopping Center.

45.) Magic Johnson and Larry Bird were the players at the time.

46.) ...when you know more 80s music than the song "Buttercup".

47.) You were allowed to bathe in the rain.

48.) You were taught to comb your hair one-sided.

49.) You've collected matangpusa and mongo beans so you can have ammunition for sumpit

50.) You knew who Manang Bola and Sitsiritsit and Alibangbang were.

51.) Every Christmas you anticipate going to BIG Bang sa Alabang - with the giant slide.

52.) You know the Ewoks.

53.) You had Mighty Kid shoes and Greg shoes.

54.) You know what Time Space Warp means (and you know who Fuma Lae-Ar is).

55.) You and your barkada had a specific Bioman name.

56.) You sucked all the nectar from the santan plant hence your mother got really pissed at you for destroying the santan plant.

57.) You played with marbles and text (yung cards ha!!!) And you count cards like this: I-SA, DALA-WA, TAT-LO, A-PAT... walo na iyon!

58.) For girls: You wore denim miniskirts with rubber shoes. For guys: You had those bitin na pantalon which you wore with high-top rubber shoes!!!

59.) You loved cheezels and chicakdees because of the great prizes it had (remember sticky hands, bear popups, and the stick on tattoos which were "banned" due to drugs daw?)!

60.) Puffy cone still existed!!!

61.) Sosy ka if you bought a Magnolia drumstick.

62.) Twin Popsies were meant to be shared with a friend.

63.) Ice Drop was the cheapest treat.

64.) You have those Disney bow biters for your rubber shoes.

65.) You know who Alf is.

66.) You're familiar with the show "Perfect Strangers".

67.) Idol mo si McGyver.

68.) That's Entertainment" ang "the bomb" nung mga panahon na yun.

69.) Sikat ka kapag alam mo ang WordStar at Lotus 1,2,3.

70.) Six digits lang ang telephone number niyo dati.

71.) Tatlong .25 cents lang eh makakatawag ka na sa pay-phone.

72.) Cute pa si Aiza non sa Eat Bulaga.

73.) Si Amado Pineda pa ang nagbabalita ng panahon.

74.) You drank Chocolate milk from the Magnolia glass bottle which you kept for holding water in your ref.

75.) Brown Cow tasted better than Hersheys!

76.) Shake Rattle and Roll 1 was the most horrifying movie for you then.

77.) The most comfortable shoes for you is still Sperry Topsiders.

78.) Dress shoes mo eh loafers pa rin.

79.) The best movies of all time are Pretty in Pink, Breakfast Club, 16 Candles and Some Kind of Wonderful.

80.) You show off your pencil case which have hidden compartments that pop-out at the press of a button...

81.) You have Bensia pencils which are refillable...

82.) Fiesta Carnival was the place to be (kumbaga Enchanted Kingdom sya ng 80s).

83.) Takot kang mag-year 2000 ksi baka magunaw ang mundo.

84.) Masarap ang Goya and Serg's.

85.) Nakakasakay ka pa sa kotseng walang aircon.

86.) You know the lyrics ng "Tinapang Bangus" at "Alagang-alaga namin si Puti" ng Batibot.

87.) You know these commercials:

a. YCBIKINIBRIEF - remember this one?

Ycbikinibrief / ycbikinibrief / ycbikinibrief for the man who packs a wallop / YC had fashion / YC has style...

b. RA Homevision - those guys from Cash and Carry Makati couldn't have done it better.

Sports. Adventure. Cartoons. Award Winners and More.

Featuring the voice talent of Frankie Evangelista. I will never forget the creepy hand at the start of the ad. Parang ET na nasa spaceship!

c. Arthur's Legaspi Towers - nuff said.

d. La Germania Mama Mia commercials - ditto

88.) Bumibili ka ng caramel candy, Texas or Bazooka bubblegum, tira-tira at Tootsie Roll sa tindahan.

89.) Naabutan mo pa na korteng flower ang singko.

90.) You're familiar with this song: si nena ay bata pa, kaya ang sabi niya ay um-ah-um-ah-ah. hanggang patanda siya nang patanda at pabastos ng pabastos hehehe!


luiboi said...

im considered as an 80s child.hehe.

meg gallo said...

hehe.. can relate! mcgyver rules! tapos si shaider and annie na hindi nagpapalit ng damit! meron pa, streetgames- monkey, monkey, anabel.. at shato. ung pang-blow ng soap bubbles ay papaya stems.. chichirya- cheeseit, richee, cheeseum, sikat ka pag naka chippy ka (ang kulay lang ng chippy ay red!)pag walang miryenda- santol, bayabas, aratilis, manga lahat yun sa bakuran ng kapitbahay! Ice cream:presto! fave artist ng tito ko: Bon Jovi "never say goodbye!"