I was just humming this tune to myself just now while making coffee(late night studying ya)…
The words started to fill in… “..yesterday you told me about the blue blue sky, and all that I can see….IS JUST ANOTHER LEMON TREE!!!!” and I was overwhelmed with nostalgia and I ran up stairs and looked for the video on youtube.
I’ve never actually seen the video. I used to sing it alot when I was a kid. In the bathroom when my maid was bathing me(hahaha yes yes at the age of 9), in the playground on the swings, while playing with my cousin..etc.
Here’s another one:
I remember in Standard 2(so this was 1995 but I think it overlapped with 1996), my friends and I were in the library and someone let me listen to her walkman(HAHAHA) and I was HOOKED to THIS song. My cousin brother, Mian Yong, who was staying with my family at that time for his Alevels days at Taylors, loan me his Now This Is What I Call Music(the very first one, mind you) cd and it had the song on it. I was singing with the lyrics in my hand every night before bed time. Hahaha. My brother also loved this song.
And I can’t believe that this is considered retro already.
I was Yellow Ranger, what were you?
My cousin sister, Jacqueline, always had her way, so she became Pink Ranger.
Derek was blue ranger.
Jacq and Derek’s cousins, Christopher and Jason Woon, were Red ranger(Christopher got to choose as he is the oldest after Jacq) and Black ranger respectively. They lived in Damansara but would come up to Subang to play with the four of us whenever Derek and Jacq came up from Malacca.
My poor little brother, being the youngest, had no choice but to be the robot.
Here’re some Power Rangers trivia I scoured while going through the comments:
Red Ranger dabbles in gay porn.
Pink Rager works mostly as an extra on hollywood films these days.
Blue Ranger looks about 50 years old now! He was SO cute back then!! 🙁
Yellow Ranger passed away in a car crash back in 2001. RIP.
the funniest has to be black ranger. Get this…he was in House Of The Dead 2 as “Locker Zombie”. It was an uncredited role.
So sad. 🙁
Yesterday, I was reading on MY’s blog about this poor girl called Tanya Donaldson, who suffers from a disease causing her to be physically and mentally four years old forever. Intrigued, I googled it up. Then I was reminded of my close standard one friend, Tanya Davidson. One of the only two people I invited to my seven year old party. So I googled her up.
AND OMGWTFWTTTFFFF..I found this:
Elaine, you might remember it too. Zachary, you too. I can’t believe there is a copy of the newspaper article about the “34 students who skipped standard 4 from SRSS19 Subang Jaya” dated November 1996. Now…if only someone kept an archive of that kuntum article where all 34 ‘bright’ students posed for a photo.
Since we’re on a roll.. I might as well put up some photographs from 1996. Some of my friends and earlier readers may remember these from 2004/2005 on my old blog. But oh, here goes!
Ah, the geekiest one. Always. That’s Irene and Tengku Nordiyana. Wonder where are they now..
*stares at photo a little longer*
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen my shirt evenly spread out on my chest, without any..er, elevations. Damn elevations. I was feeling for my heartbeat yesterday but couldn’t feel anything through the elevations! Argh!
Azmi? Amran? … can’t really remember.. but one thing’s for sure. The camwhore in me roused early.
Cousins and childhood friend, Yong Hwee! (oi Munkit and the rest at the pgl addict group blog..! hahaha that’s Yong Hwee!!)
L-r: Grumpy Derek, Skinny Mervyn, Developing Jacqueline, …Dungaree Yong Hwee and Geek In T-Shirt From Australia Jolene.
Ah, and of course, must show the world that I know this up and coming thespian:
Reuban Kang!!!!!!! hahaha. You might remember him from his past performances with The Oral Stage.
And since she’s so cute, must put another one up. Hehe Kim, if you’ve lost the pic, you can save it again.
First it was those sega games…now these. I don’t know what’s gotten into me…
19 thoughts on “Let’s Go Back To 1996”
actually, i *had* the copy of the article and kuntum magazine. was my proudest moment at that age. haha shy 😛 but i can’t find it anywhere in my house now. lost in the pile of paper madness. hehe.
jo: LOL! i *think* i have it in my antique cupboard….but not sure if it’s still there. i’ll be damned if my mum threw them out. how could she!
is that the reuben that i knew from SRK SS19?
can you confirm lol?
jo: hahhaa of course i can confirm. the one and only. :)…
OMG 1996 I was in class 6JM in SRK SS19 :p I still remember my class teacher Pn. Norfaazah. She was so nice. There were only 9 boys in that class that year, as opposed to more than 30 girls. Josh was there.
And you camwhore goddess… You couldn’t have started earlier (since the days of, uhm, I quote, “evenly spread out” shirts)…
Ah, Reuben.. :p
jo: wah!! so lucky la u all..got naughty or not?:P so when I was taking that photo,you were probably somewhere around the school……. hahaha and to think we only knew each other in 2005..like 9 years later. lol..hahahaha…. ya! my father bought me the camera when i got number 1 in std3! good times, good times.
i was the yellow ranger too! *grins
jo: Hahaha honestly i don’t remember what i DID as yellow ranger. .. what did you do ar when u were yellow ranger?
sad to say, i was the yellow ranger as well.. wtheck? lol…
those pics are so old.. nice ones! i wished I have kept mine..
jo: hahhaa cannot. I’m yellow ranger already. you must choose something else!! (sounds familiar or not.hahha)… alah, how can u throw away photographs??
omg!!!! where did you get that photo??!?!!! i haven’t seen myself with short hair in a while! what a long way we’ve come!!!! *still rolling around laughing my ass off*
jo: bwahahhahah! i think it was from Body Basic’s first annual dinner which is why your dad and you(can’t remember if the rest of ur family was there) were there ma!! remember or not last time I sit on your lap in your dad’s car or Jacq’s dad’s car because you were “Yong Hwee cheh cheh” who would teach me songs from the Standard 3 music book because I was only in standard 2 and haven’t learnt it yet. ahhahah
Thanx a lot, at least you left a constructive comment in lilian’s blog, the rests just think that I’m wrong. Actually i did not mean to claim the credit, like i mentioned in my blog, if i were to claim it all, why would i even post up the banner? and blog about how great my partner is? Sigh…
jo: no problem. just be humble always. don’t let fame get to your head.
mm.. memories.. i can’t remember much from primary though.. and i was in the same school as you.. mmm.. i wonder if i know that reuben as well. lol
jo: hahaha I know u were from my primary school!:) that’s it lah. can have SS19 reunion right here. You, Elaine, narrowband, crushedguava….. all also people i never knew in primary school except Elaine. 🙂 The wonders of high school AND the internet.
incidentally i was in berjaya times square on sat, and guess who made an appearance in a stage show…? TEH POWER RANGERS!
it was pretty lame, actually.
jo: HAH??? why still got power rangers one? i know, it’s the latest ones….. like dunno generation what what what already. cannot make it lah. ori one is still the best.
God. Nostalgia. Trying to remember where I kept my pictures now.
jo: hahha the way you say it is as if you and i went to the same school! lol..:D yesyes, if can find, post up and let me see k! 😛 wanna know how u look like!! i can’t believe i missed it from the nuffnang meet. arghhh..!!
OMG, i was a Red Ranger, but that was before the way cooler White Ranger came out holding his white sabre. Haha.. i remember the Malaysian censorship board mutes the word “morphin” when the rangers yell out their standard “It’s Morphin’ Time” line every episode because it sounded like “morphine”…. -_-||| I didn’t learn the word until it was banned and i asked my day what was morphine. Of course the series “WHERE DID YOU HEAR THAT FROM?!?!” followed.
Anyway Disney bought over the Power Rangers. And i think they look much uglier than the ones in 1996 season. Check them out at:- http://tv.disney.go.com/jetix/operationoverdrive/ Can someone tell me what is the word/phrase our mighty power rangers yell out when you scroll over to their image in the top middle? I think either i need a visit to the otologist or the Malaysian censorship board will be in action.
By the way, besides Power Rangers, Jetix, Disney’s wholly owned subsidiary also have under their belt – King Kong, Digimon, Jackie Chan and PUCCA! (amongst another dozen of lessen known characters) Talk about world domination. Ok, this is getting offtopic so i better stop here.
jo: wah sei! panjang gila ur comment! hahaha.. you must’ve been the Tai Gwai Tou because you could choose the red ranger. yalor i remember that too. even at such a tender age, I could remember thinking, “alamak, so stupid.” …or maybe it’s the adults who fed me with that? hm. I didn’t know Disney bought over power rangers! they’re not doing very well with it. disney want to buy everything… and then the magic spoils. ;\
I WAS YELLOW! ONCE A YELLOW RANGER, ALWAYS A YELLOW RANGER wtf
i think i chose yellow cause she was asian or something. asian pride!
jo: lololol.. asian pride wtf..! that time also u so proud of asia ar! hahaha… why la so many yellow ranger. tak original langsung. ;( I’M THE YELLOW RANGER. NOT YOU!!!!! Mummmmy suet li bully me. 🙁
Ahaha, oh dear 😛 That was back in the day when I was actually cute, it’s all gone now sad to say. Thanks for putting it up though Jo! 🙂 Brings back some really interesting memories of the days we used to *gulp* run around as geeky prefects telling people to ‘Jangan bergerak!’ after the first post-recess bell…
jo: hahaha now you’re pretty ok! oh yalor! hahaha or “Jangan Berlari!” or just flipping out that small little notebook to scare them. I never really wrote more than one page………hahaha.. and even if I did, I don’t think i ever passed it to the discipline teacher..
Selective amnesia: haha, it’s surprising what amazing stuff our brains can do 😛 The only thing I remember is us bullying the poor you. Sorry lar jolene mei mei~ I have loads of old pics but they’re all back home. just wait till i get home! haha! more skeletons in the closet 😛
jo: hahha selective amnesia.;P oh yes. 🙁 Locking me out of your room while you play with Jacqie inside. I remember it was in your house that I first played the game “Guess Who?” remember those Hasbro toys..hahah.. then your dad pitied me and let me look at birds via his telescope. hehe. telescope still there ar?
Hey.. You scared me for awhile there.. thought that the Tanya (wasn’t she from Sarawak or Sabah?) we knew was the same one who had that disease.. but yeap. That article was pretty cool.. Why weren’t WE interviewed? haha
jo: Oh ya! some Iban blood i think..hehe.. nono when I saw the article I thought I remember YOU getting interviewed for it. hahaha. don’t know la, maybe coz we weren’t cute enough. T_T. i remember the reporters coming to school on that day though:D and we were all summoned to go meet them. damn celebrity wei. haha.
Oh That’s What i CAll music!!! I got that in cassette and CD! Geez, you are 9 when singing that lemon tree song? I was 15!!! OMG! I am OLD!!!
I actually prefer the mandarin version of the lemon tree song by Tarcy Su. Well it was definitely better than the BM and Tamil version anyway.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers dates back to 1993, not 1996. Actually, 1996 is when it was ending. Just thought I’d let you know.
By the way, I wouldn’t trust comments on YouTube, definitely not. Austin St. John (Jason, Red ranger) is not doing gay porn. lol He and Steven Cardenas (Rocky, the second Red ranger) were at that Comic Con convention, whatever you call it. You know for geeks and stuff. lol Well anyway, both of them who used to be in shape, put on some pounds. Especially, Austin, who has a chubby face now. Well yeah, the dude people keep claiming is him is super buff, jacked up on steroids with a stupid face and haircut. So while its a bit unfortunate to see him kind of chunky, at least it dispels the rumors right? lol 😉