Singaporeans really, really miss their childhood.
#GrowingUpSingaporean was all the rage on Twitter the past few days.
And if you take a closer look:
It has even received the distinguished honour of placing third alongside eternal first place thief Harry Styles.
So of course we had to stalk the hashtag and listicle it. It’s just tradition.
27 tweets that will make you wish it was 2005 again
We’ll start off with the food you shamelessly stuffed yourself with back when abs made you go ‘ew’.
1. The I Have No Idea What This Is But It’s So Good
— Hadi Sayur. ☾ (@JeremyTheMoon) July 20, 2015
Putu Mayam, fyi. That shit was legendary.
2. The Milo Truck
— Ridhwan F² Azman (@RidhwanAzman) July 21, 2015
This was the reason why you never ponned sports day.
3. The $1 Ice-cream
— ً (@c__henIe) July 15, 2015
Anybody else finds the way the uncle chops the ice-cream into a rectangle seriously satisfying?
4. The Whatever Happened To This Drink?
— lost (@Kokhaooo) July 21, 2015
5. The Reason Why We’re More Imaginative Than Today’s Kids
6. The Why Are There Only Freaking 3 Pieces In One Packet
Remember feeling like the boss of a seaweed dealer when you had a treasure trove of these and all your classmates gravitated to your table for some? #TheThugLifeChoseYou
Now let’s move on to the reasons why our friends came over to our house even when smart phones didn’t exist.
7. The Books That Made You Look Cool
8. The Reasons Why You Got Sent Out The Computer Lab
Excuse me, where’s Maple Story? Some people play it to this day ok.
9. The It Will Never Be The Same Again
They were the #SquadGoals of the day.
10. The Reason Why All Girls Have Dream Rooms
— aiman (@aimanmazlan__) July 22, 2015
11. The Only Reason Why Boys Even Bother
— 𝘕𝘢𝘻𝘪𝘳𝘶𝘭 (@naz_i_rul) July 20, 2015
12. The Ain’t Nobody Got Time For Smart Phones
#GrowingUpSingaporean Ice and Water, Poison Ball, Ali Bom, Block Catching, Blind Mice and more amazing childhood games
— Shazzy (@pervynamja) July 15, 2015
All we needed — one big open space. Cost: $0.
13. The You Mean “O Ya Pei Ya Som Ba Lei Ya…”
when we chose teams to play catching by doing either black and white or the whole roti prata char kway teow thing #GrowingUpSingaporean
— nonie’s jay 🌋 (@hqnsols) July 15, 2015
One does not simply call that game “Black and White”. Psssshhh.
14. The Place You Found Your First BF/GF
How convenient it was to be able to buy beds that we could lie on. *wink*
15. The We Weren’t Corrupt, I Swear
Everybody played this. We were completely innocent. Promise.
16. The Why Did We Keep Spending On This When All We Won Were Pens
— jed (@jdrkkk) July 21, 2015
We don't call TV shows by their name we call them by timings like "the 7 o'clock show" "the 9 o'clock show" 😂 #growingupsingaporean
— not using anymore follow @sarahxsjn (@sighrah) July 15, 2015
18. The Reason Why You Thought Holland V Actually Sold Nasi Lemak For Years
— MuhdShafiqSani✨ (@MuhdShafiqSani) July 21, 2015
Of course, a picture isn’t enough:
Don’t know whether to laugh or cry? I thought so.
Alrighty, now for the reasons why you thought school wasn’t that bad after all (only after you graduated, that is).
19. The How Teachers Used To Shut Us Up
20. The This Is What Every Girl Goes To The Bookshop For
Because notebooks were all the rage. Not for notes.
21. The Does This Have To Be On This List Because Nightmares
— hellofrmsg// Soh T.H. (@hellofrmSG) July 21, 2015
22. The Reason Why Your Pencil Case Was Absolutely Massive
Admit it, you used to think collecting ALL colours was the coolest thing ever.
23. The Free Gift Nobody Actually Opened But Everybody Had
Now that you’re the one nagging at your parents, it’s the perfect time to throwback on how your parents used to nag at you.
24. The You Totally Believed This
You also spread those Hungry Ghost spam messages. You did.
25. The #SoAsian
*runs, falls down*
parent: ah see lah see lah come come run some more run some more #GrowingUpSingaporean
— nonie’s jay 🌋 (@hqnsols) July 15, 2015
26. The Reason Why The Classroom Sometimes Smelled Like Oil
Because your parents told you that the mystical cure to all stomachaches was this:
— 👀 (@ZcrewXBooks) July 15, 2015
It’s also the reason why everyone silently braces themselves for the farts that follow stomach aches.
27. The Reason Why Angmohs Think All Asian Parents Are Like This
Mum: "girl, how come you can't score an A but your bestfriend got an A????"
More like #GrowingUpSingaporean
— G🍊 (@ddokjae) July 15, 2015
The list goes on
I’m not going to ask you if there’s anymore #GrowingUpSingaporean things you can think of.
Just join in the nostalgia party already.
Because you people just love that stuff.
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