90s Kids !! – The Luckiest Generation of Humans on Earth

The Memories and lifetime experiences of a 90’s kid : 

90’s Nostalgia!!:

Some of the interesting incidents or memories of our Childhood are as follows :

There were days when my Grandma or sometimes my Mom used to take all the cooked rice and then mix it with the Spicy South Indian Chilli Curry (Kaara Kozhambu) in a big Vessel. We will sit on the terrace under the moonlight and she will make a ball out of the mixed rice and each one of us in the Family (both kids and grownups) will have our turn to have our piece of it !! We would also check if we (all three of us) ask for the rice balls to my dad,to whom he will give !! That was a very big competition πŸ˜‚!! That too if it was a Power cut day, it will be vera level !! Those were golden days. That Feel and taste of Happiness is never equal to the Feel you get today in the Buffet system in a Barbeque or a Five Star Hotel !! After Power cut when power comes back !!! There was competition in who blows out the candle First πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !!

Those school days when we used to buy Graph paper, World and India Maps for 50 Paise !! That too it had various divisions like Political Map, Rivers Map etc etc.Marking places correctly in that Map was like an achievement for us πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Getting 10 out of 10 in that Map in Geography exam felt great !!

Pen fight, XO game, Red – Green – Black – Blue game (Also called Four cups), Bingo, Name – Place – Thing, Book cricket, Hand cricket, Leg touch, Arm Fight, Thumb fight, Bus Game ( 1234Bus6789Bus11121314Bus16171819Bus etc πŸ˜πŸ€— – Multiples of 5 is called Bus !! If someone says that number they are out !! They cannot say multiples of 5 !! Game is played with tapping each other’s palm continuously ), Hangman, Hollywood, Raja -Rani – Police – Thief, Three roses, Ringa Ringa Roses πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ etc etc

One best thing is when it becomes too late to cook lunch !! We will go to school early and our mom will bring lunch in the afternoon and will place it in a place with our names on the lunch bag and we have to find our bag from those Lunch bag collection kept there by many moms !! I can find it easily because my mom will differentiate it to make it easy for me to find it easily by something !! She will add a Smiley clip to the lunch bag sort of things !!

Boxes are the best things to have in school, that too if it’s a Magnetic box or a Step box with many floors on it πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ‘Œ !! We will have Fans for sure !! Dai I will try Opening and closing that once da  !! Please da !! That tap tap sound while closing the magnetic pencil box πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚!  Boxes were of different designs !! Whatever design you need like Bus, Animals etc etc !! Erasers too !! They look like fruits and smell like it too 😍 !! If someone breaks our refill pen in pen fight also !! We write with refill alone πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! There were a lot of pen types – Refill pen, Mountain pen, Gel pen, stick pen,Hero Pen (Actually a gifting pen ),  marker pen,sketch pen, Multi refill pen,invisible ink writing pen which if torch applied on it will show the words 😍πŸ”₯ !! Crayons, Water Colour paints, Oil paints were used for Painting and drawing competitions 😍😍 !! I was a king of it at those times πŸ˜ŽπŸ’―

Drawing Amoeba diagram was the most funful event πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! Whole class Tok ! Tok ! Tok ! Tok !Tok ! sound πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Writing our Friends name in letter writing in English exam is where we proved our loyalty !! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ”₯

We feel like a comrade when we go to the other class to get back our Class’s duster which they took !! There were days when Class leader writes our name on the board and we don’t care and continue to talk and get (++) / (Over talking) Next to our name πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! We will get beaten up by teacher in groups πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !!! Sometimes those monsters will show all the anger from house on us !! Will make all class stand up for no reason and everyone will get equal share of beating on the Palm !! That is very not funny !! There are different types of People’s reaction while getting beaten !! Some will remove their hand sharply when wooden scale comes near the Palm !! Someone will cry even before teacher hits !! Some will be like Robo !! Come on give me more πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! Some will be like doing sounds !! Aaaaaaahnnnnnn !! Ooooooooooo !! Aaaaaaahnnnnnn !! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Some will catch the scale itself and will shout Miss!! Miss!! Miss !!! Miss !! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Some Legends will be like Today My Mom will meet the Principal and You are done today !! Some Ultra legends !! Somehow you have to come out from the School !! I know through which way you go home !! Let’s see !! Hnnnnnnnn !! Let’s see πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Chota Rowdys πŸ˜‚ !! 

When a Question is asked in a Quiz show on TV and we answered it correctly πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! We feel like “Call me Master” from now !! That too we will say “Mokka Question uh” !! If I had been there in the Show, All Price money would have come to our home now !! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ My Mom literally used to say –  Dai !! You Apply for Crorepati da !! You can do it !!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

We used to buy Horlicks, Boost, Complan, Maltova etc to get the additional gifts like Cricket bat, box, shuttle bat, Magnetic Darts and Targets, Drinking bottles etc but not for drinking them actually !! There will be a fight with siblings also, to whom that belongs to !! The gift !! As usual goes to the youngest oneπŸ˜… !! We used to eat raw Boost powder without anyone noticing πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ !!

We used to collect Soda bottle Caps, Maggi wrappers, Britannia biscuit wrappers to get the gifts as mentioned in the wrappers !! but never ever achieved it once πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !!

TamilNadu can never forget this line “Siriyavar Periyavar Anaivarum Suvaithidum Nijam Paaku” and the Head turns into MoM, Dad, Grandpa, Grandma, boy child, girl child etc etc πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ That Ad πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! Nijam Paaku Ad and also Gopal Tooth Powder Ad πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! Vasanth and Ko Ad πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ torture like today’s Saravana stores Ad πŸ˜…

One exciting thing !! Near doors !! we will keep our each leg on each side of the wall where each of the door is attached and climb high with hands and legs on each side of the wall and will show off like we are spider man πŸ˜‚

While filling a form we get that awkward feeling !! Don’t know why πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! What is your gender ? Male or Female !! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Really bro πŸ€”πŸ˜‚ !! Think or Confirm once πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !!

Flying once in an Aeroplane was a lifetime Dream for all 90’s kids !! I have achieved it πŸ€— !! We used to run to the terrace or to the road and watch whenever an Aeroplane is moving closely πŸ”₯😍

The additional Art things which comes with Chutti Vikatan Book !! We used to build Ships, Bus, Taj Mahal and many other things with the ready made Templates they gave us !! And instructions will be inside the book on how to assemble it 😍 !! The Feel of an Engineer we got at that time !! Some books like Magic Pot and all were awesome !!

We believed “Akka Maga Akka Maga” song was really performed by Michael Jackson πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸŽΆπŸŽΆ

90’s were famous for serials !! – Tamil serials were there only in SunTV at that time – Metti Oli, Kolangal, Chinna Paapa periya paapa πŸ˜‚, Arasi, Annamalai !! etc Gopi Anna was legend in making serials at that timeπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !!

We had the best Ever Movie times ! All high quality movies came at our time for all peak heroes !! Sivaji and Chandramukhi Movies with Family was the best for me 😍πŸ”₯ !! Vintage Rajinikanth πŸ’―βœ¨πŸ˜ŽπŸ”₯ 

There was one cool thing we like !! We will ask our brother/Father  to sit on the side of the bed and we will sit on their feet and ask them to swing their legs !! Poor man’s Oonjal Feel !! We used to walk over our Grandpa/ Father’s body to relieve their Body pain πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜… !! But not like In Devarmagan movie πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜·πŸ˜‚

Smell of ink, petrol, paint and Rain 😍😍 were like woaaahhhhh !! For us 

We used to Bind our books and wrap our Notebooks with Brownsheets !! Then comes the best part !! Labels 😍😍 !! Dora Labels, Cricket Labels, Cartoon Labels, etc etc !! πŸ”₯πŸ€— We feel like we are rich if we had the best Label !! Also there were collection of stickers on white card which they sell for 10 rupees !! We used to stick it all over the Brownsheet decorating it πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! The weirdest People are those who use Sandal colour sheet instead of brown colour sheets for notebook !!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ WTF man !! What is that saani colour sheet !! Some Legends use Newspapers as Brownsheets !! We lend our brownsheet to them !! Here Machan Take it !! I have more in my home !! Vallal Feel !!

Sharing Food at lunch is the best thing Ever !! We never ever eat our own Food !! If it’s Maggi or yippee we are done !! There is no lunch for that day !! When we open our box it will fly to every bench out there !! There was a day  when I forgot to bring my tiffin box !! And my mom did not notice !! I got the Tiffin Box lid from one friend and everyone gave a part of each of their meal !! Chapati from one !! Side dish from one !! Maggi from one !! Kaara Kuzhambu rice from one !! 😍😍 Ultimate Friendship days 😍 Maximum all last bench tiffin boxes will become empty even before the lunch period !! πŸ˜…

Also there were some Psychos who will not eat if we touch their tiffin box πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! We bullied some like that πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! The Most Gethu thing to happen in your School life is your brother’s teacher callingΒ  you to say some mischievous things your brother did !! And that gethu feel front of all his class members πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! Dai unga Annan da !! We hear that sentence !! Dai unga Annan da !! Dai unga Annan da !! And that Rajnikanth feel walk πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! Enga Pullingo Ellam bayangaram πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ To our brother we will be like !! Dai Come here da !! Why are you not listening to your teacher !! Teacher will be like Dai brother of him you come here da !! Yes Miss !! Slap !! Why did you take his Bag with you !! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Baem !! Boom !! Bam !! Baem !!! Oh shit πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! Did you once open the bag and see ! If it is your bag πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! Now I got to know why your brother is like this !! I can see it from you !! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ She will shit us infront of that whole class πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜¬πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Β 

The First bought Own Cricket bat !! 😍😍 From Maavu bat to Cosco ball bat to Hard cork ball bat !! From Pepsi ball to hard stumper ball to light Cosco ball to Hard Vicky Cosco ball to the Hardest Cork ball !! We have batted or bowled at least one delivery in every types of bat/balls !! Every boy has experienced the ultimate Pain of “Ball Clash” at least once in his life πŸ˜‚ !! Middle Stump Bowled Ho giya πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚!! Oh no !! My Life ends here I guess !! Carry me to the Hospital da πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! That too People around used to say Free Operation ah !! Mass da !! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

There were People who will literally eat Pencil lead, Balpam, chockpiece, even Papers etc etc ! May be Donkeys got human birth I guess !!

There were days when we used to play Hide and Seek on the roads with Area Friends. Bambaram, Goli Champions were there in our gang !! Kite was the best thing to happen in my childhood !! Manja !! Bottleload !! Lottaiyi !! Deal !! Chikdeal !! Vaare vaa Awesome words !! Best thing to do with neighborhood friends !! We made rivals in that !! I know a house but not the name of that guy !! That house had Bharat cements paint in it !! We used to call him Bharat Cements guy !! He was very good kite player !! We had both Kite players and kite runners !! We used to run houses to houses to catch the kite which got dealed off !! Sometimes we will be lucky and get a lot of dealed kites when we come and see in the terrace in the mornings !! It will take great skills to roll back the string of the dealed kite !! There are specialists available for it !! Fast Hands !! My Neighbourhood guy was a King of rolling the strings and handling the lottaiyi 😎. Summer times were kite times πŸ”₯  We used to play Snakes and Ladders, Ludo and one Women’s game (which boys also will play) with jalli kal (small stones used while building houses). The Procedure is like all the jalli (small stones) will be scattered on the floor. The player who is playing has to pick a stone throw it in the air and then gather as much stone as possible and catch back the stone which was thrown up !! Likewise the player should collect all the stones !! If he/she misses to catch it !! Then it’s next players turn !! The person who gets all the stones at the end will be the winner !! I used to play this with the neighborhood girls!!πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…

Seven Stones, kuli pandhu, Terrace cricket are the best things to do after school everyday !!

Paper boats we used to make during rainy times 😍 and make it flow in the rainy waters !! That too Kathi kappal will never stand straight in water !!

There was a tailor shop in my Area and the owner of which used to give free Notebooks, Sketches and other accessories to area kids and he will conduct some Games on independence day !! We waited eagerly for that every year !! Slow cycling race and Sack race was the best for boys !! We would hire Hour Cycle for participating in it !! Girls had lemon in the spoon and Musical Chairs !! 

Hour Cycle – This is the best 90’s Memory. One who never tried hour Cycle cannot say him/her as a 90’s kid !! We used to get cycle at 5 rupees per hour and we will roam all through our area like we are the Security Guard of our Area !! We will plan for each place in our Area to explore each day with the Hour Cycle !! We will drive the cycle for some 5 minutes extra than the actual one hour to get that satisfaction!! We will not have the heart to give back the cycle when the time gets over !! We had plans like Machan !! One day we will go to near by Area da !! We will pick Cycle from there and will drive away with it here da !! He can’t find out na !! But it was actually not like that πŸ˜… The Cycle shop owner used to give cycles only if he knows our mom/dad or our friends Mom/dad πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! There was a time when we drove out cycle for more than 2 hrs but paid for only 1 hr !! And Ran away leaving a friend as “Panayam”(Bait) there and said we will bring money from home and he will be here till then !! But then Everyone started running in different directions and the Owner can’t follow us !! From that day we will not go through that street where that cycle shop was there, when our moms asked us to go to a shop on that street!! We would hide our face and go !! Till now that Cycle shop is there in that area !! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ But Hour cycles are stopped long ago πŸ˜…πŸ˜” !! 

Cartoons are the best thing to happen during the 90’s:

Dragon booster, Kick buttowski, Jackie chan adventures, Galactik football,Captain Tsubasa, Make way for Noddy, Oswald, Kid vs Kat, Power Rangers, Dora, Mr.Bean real and animated series, Marvel and batman Cartoons, Ben10, Scooby-Doo, Pokemon, He-Man, Super Robot Monkey team Hyper force go, Bundalero, MAD, Takeshi’s castle, Dragon Ball Z, Beyblade, shaktimaan, Tom and Jerry 😎πŸ”₯, Avatar the Last Airbender, Pink Panther, Pucca, Shuriken school, Timon and pumba,Simba,Popeye – The Sailor Man, Powerpuff Girls,Thomas the train, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Gloriavin veedu, Looney Tunes – Bugs Bunny, Donald Duck, Road Runner, Wolf, Pussy Cat Sylvester, Yellow colour bird (Tweety) πŸ˜…, Tasmanian devil, etc etc

Jetix, Animax, Disney XD, Pogo, Chutti TV, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon etc were our core channels !!

Thaen mittai, Aasai chocolate, Orange mittai, Mango bites, Boomer,Jelly, Bytes, Barfi, Kurkure, Lays, Bingo Mad angles (Boinggg πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚) Choco bar, Ball ice, Little hearts, Parle G, Tiger biscuit,Cigarette chocolate, pulippu mittai. There is one thing which they sell for 25 paise and it will have Tamarind on an ice cream stick πŸ˜‹, 1 rupees Coloured Ice of various flavours πŸ˜‹, Shock giving Bubble gum Packet πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ‘Œ, invisible pen, Hero Pen, different coloured refill in a single pen, lead pencil with lot of short leads in a white colour support which we arrange inside the Pen in order !! Also division of 0.5 mm lead users and 0.7 mm lead users πŸ˜‚ Geometry Box 😍 – Why it has Divider actually still don’t know – A Mystery never Solved πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜… !! There are sellers who come to our streets and ring bell !! Like selling Milk ice, Semiya ice, Orange ice, Kulfi, Panjumittai, Pori urundai etc !! There were days when we collect bottles, Metal things to give to a person who comes in cycle and gives semiya and biscuits in exchange of that !! There were some coloured Papads ( Appalam ) which we used to wear as a ring in all our 10 fingers and show off !! Later eat it one by one !!

There were times when gambling things started coming in the shops !! We have to buy a ticket for 50 paise and it will have a number written on it like 1 to even 200. What number we get in that ticket we will get that much rupees from shop owner !! But it was similar to the Google pay of today !! That ticket also used to cheat us with “Better luck next time” !! There was a day when myself and my brothers won nearly 200 rupees from the 5 rupees we got from my grandma !! We felt like we were the King of Gambling at the time literally πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! We used to say it to neighbourhood friends and school friends like hey !! Bow to the king of Gambling !! I won 200 rupees da you small boy !! Call me King from now on and learn from me πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! 

We also had a savings account in nearby shops where we will give 2 or 5 rupees daily to that shop owner and he will record it in a rose colour Card !! Those were the Banks for us at that time !! We feel proud and take 100 rupees out of our savings and show it to our mom proudly !! 

In those times Daily Bata was 2 rupees for me and for that 2 rupees, I have to go to shop more than 5 times to buy household things for my mom and that too have to make some sad expressions in my face to make her feel pity on me to give that to me and it was more than enough for us to eat something good while coming from school. But nowadays school kids are taking 100 to 1000 rupees per day !! πŸ˜…

We used to wake up at 5 AM everyday to go and play cricket with Area Annas, Uncle’s and even kids !! There was no age difference check in playing cricket !! If U can play a single u are selected !! That time we used to go in Triples in a dabba oata Bicycle !! I used to take fours also !! And Area Friends used to say Anna Mass nae neenga !! 4 per vachi Epdi nae ivlo easy ah oatringa !! I will be like “Oatuvumulla” – (Vadivelu dialogue which he says in Thillalangadi while driving brakeless bike πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚)

Bet Matches with Area Opponents were the most Hectic ones !! Like we have to win anyhow !! We set umpires also for that πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! Machan Machan Thaniya Gavanikirom da !! Edha panniru da πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚!! That too if you take a wicket or if you score a Four or six  !! You will become famous πŸ”₯ One 4 or 6 is good but Scoring 10 Singles was very bad at that time !! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ People calculate your ability through 4s and 6s and not your Shots from Book or 20 Ball 20 runs !! There were times when we have to make the bat owner to bat at last to prevent him from taking his bat and leave !! It happens !! Some guys after their Gaugee (turn got over) !! Will say machan I said to my Mom that I will come back at 8 da !! It’s already 8 da !! Give me the bat da I have to go !! This happens only after they get out !! There were people who wants to bat first and bowl first as well but sorry I can’t do fielding legs will pain 😑 !! Ramakrishna Ground was our Paradise at that times 😍!! There was a day when I scored 50 runs in a bet match and i felt like Dhoni at that day !! Because my teammates used to praise me like that πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! But after joining Engineering, everything stopped !! No Early morning crickets !! Friends got separated by areas !! Split up !! Still Feel Goosebumps when I think of those cricketing days memories !! Even though it was Gully Cricket !! The Happiness we have despite the Age Gap was Awesome !!

We used to annoy our siblings by switching off the lights when they are in the bathroom !! πŸ˜‚ Saying that power is cut ra come out soon ra πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! Or else ghost will catch you !! Sometimes Mom or Dad will be there in the bathroom and it will be followed by Slipper shots to us πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !!

We used to play shuttle – cork on roads (which is Called Badminton Professionally ) and Football while it rains !! 😍😍

Playing PlayStation 2 in Uncle’s shop was the best past time in the evenings after School !! We used to get 10 rupees from our Mom and we would go to Uncle’s Game shop which was actually his home !! He had many TVs  in which he would Play the Game for us and we had to wait till One TV among them gets free !! It was 5 rupees per hour at that time !! We used to play Smack down with a simple Joystick , But for other games like Football, Cricket, GTA, Narnia,Mortal Kombat, Incredibles,etc we have to Play in Analog joystick which has two rotating sticks as extra fitting to joystick and that was 10 rupees per hour !! That Only rich people will play we would think !! For us Smackdown with gang of 6 was the Dream video Game at that time  !! Made new friends also from Smackdown game !! My Middle brother was the most difficult one to defeat in Smackdown !! He has Fastest Hands !! He can do a lot of wizard tricks with the “πŸ”Ό” and “⏺”  buttons !! L1 was the Smack button πŸ˜… First timers never know that actually that is the button to use with knowledge!! If you press it all times !! You are gone !! Smack ah thaduthu summa pichi eduthurvom πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! 

The Articles we buy while returning from temples in the street shops near templesπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! That was the best part – My little brother will literally sit on the road and cry asking for buying something !! Actually adhu Middle brother thoondi vidrathu  Aluvu da !! Aluvu !! Otherwise they will not buy it for u !! They will cheat us da if u r not crying !! Come on Cry !! Cry !! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ 

The things that were available there in those shops: 90 rupees FM Radio, BrickBox game – A Black colour Gamepad which has more than 100 games like Car race, arranging many different shapes which falls from top to bottom in a line to eliminate the line once it is formed !! Fake Football ( Air filled Balloon πŸ˜‚), 20 rupees Laser light with all animal shapes , Sticky Gun, Plastic Fishing Set, ABCD template, Slates to write, Barbie doll Cell Phone with Tamil Songs πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚, Power Ranger Morpher !! Yoyo with that slinger ropes 😍 !! That 500 rupees Chip video game with Super Mario, Contra, Olympics, Duck hunt etc !! We feel like Hunter when we shoot with that USB gun towards the Duck on the game on TV display😍

Buying a Remote controlled Wireless car was a long dream !! We would expect it as a gift for every birthday !! We also had train sets where we have to arrange the tracks in proper order and a battery controlled train will be made to pass over it !! The path of the track had tunnels, bridges,and many other adventurous hindrances !! Building blocks !! Doctor set !! Cooking set !! ( Choppu saaman), Teddy bear, Barbie doll !! Etc 

Card Games !! – Power rangers cards, WWE Cards, (Great Khali – Height 7.1, Undertaker – Rank 1, Bobby Lashley – chest 60, Chris master biceps – 25. If we get these cards, we know we won it πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! There are losers who lose with this also πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ ) Cricket Cards, Pokemon cards

Bluff game ( I am the king of it 😎πŸ”₯) ,Deck Game, Mankatha, Rummy etc 

Uno Cards – in 2000’s πŸ˜…

90’s kids of South India can never forget the Tsunami of 2004 !! Literally everyone were on the street that whole day waiting for something very bad to happen !! But a great escape for me and all !! It was a very bad memory πŸ˜”πŸ˜” !! But since I was a Kid at that time !! I was not much aware at that time !! Was playful and torturing my parents at that time too πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚ !! 

School kids will never forget the rectangular bag with clips attached instead of the Zips as of today πŸ˜…πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ”₯ That tik tik sound we get while closing the bag 😍😍😍 !! Progress cards were the best of that times πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! Literally falling in mom’s legs to make her get sign from Dad by convincing him that He will get better marks next time πŸ˜‚ !! This also okay !! Daily Signature in Diary πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! For which the class teacher do over scenes if we forget to get it one day πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! We do signs actually in Diary in place of Parents signature because that’s an emergency situation yaar πŸ˜πŸ˜‚ !! Language teachers are the worst !! That too Tamil teacher if she is a lady we are done !! She will beat with a long stick not on our Palm but on the knuckles (Top side of the hand / Other side to the palm 😑!! ) Worst Teachers are Tamil teachers !! They are actually trained bouncers πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !!

Computers were like dream for 90’s kids !! Had many Humiliating situations from neighbour hood kids who had Computers !! They would call us to play in their computer for sometime !! Which we would not ask them !! But after going to their home they will play with computer for a long time and then they will say my mom will scold da !! We used it for a long time !! Tomorrow I will give u a chance to play !! And it goes on !! If we ask our parents for computers at that time πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ all good slippers and broomsticks will get damaged πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! We would think of switching families also at those days for Computer πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! But finally realizing I can’t give my mom, dad and my little bros for a Cheap computer !! I will get it one day after earning a lot of money !! But my Family is mine !! I can’t give them to anyone !! Doing Word art and Clip art were the best things we do in computer lab class πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! During those times I had a fear that someone may ask me to switch on the Computer because seriously I never know how to πŸ˜‚ !! Then one day my school best friend taught me that to stop my embarrassment !! They even used to show movies in large screens in my school once in 3 months !! I have watched Chronicles of Narnia !! Part 1 there and also Slumdog millionaire half πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ that was an awesome incident !! No one in school knew about the movie I guess !! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I loved that  movie that much that I hummed Jai ho !! For a long long time after that movie while walking on the road !! Even Though it was a Hindi movie !! Pinball game, chess and Card games (Solitaire) were the best in Computers !! Multiplayer games with friends/siblings are like if it is a Car Racing game – directions will be handled by one Person and Powerup, Accelerating, braking will be handled by the other one !! 😍

There were days when I used to cry when my mom and dad used to lie to me like they took me from a dust bin / exchanged me for another child / adopted me etc to see my reaction !! When my brothers grew up, I joined them in teasing my brothers !! It happens till now !! Jothi Nagar is the place where your real parents live da πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! That too my little bro cried the whole day for it non-stop once !!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Bursting crackers and watching Gilli and Pokiri movie in Sun TV were all a routine for us on Diwali 😍😍 !!

That too who buys more crackers was a competition with neighbourhood kids πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! We used to take all the paper remains of crackers at midnight from neighbourhood house and pile it in front of our house to show them we burst the most and then followed by slipper and belt shots from MOM for making her clean neighbourhood people’s Cracker Garbage πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! The first day I saw 60 shots bursting through the sky was a dream moment for me 😍😍 !! Me and My brothers after completing our quota !! We will sit on our tank top on the terrace and watch the awesome view of crackers bursting  in the Sky everywhere around My City 😍😍 !! We would get down only if my mom comes with belt again πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !!

Lot of crackers were there like Bijili vedi, Lakshmi bomb, yaanai vedi, Tiger Bomb, double shots, Saram, Flower pots, sangu chakra, Paambu pattasu, whistle rocket which has a parachute inside 😍😍 ( Ma favourite), seven shots, Pencil, Surusuru vathi, jaati, mathapu, Rockets which will target only Olai veedu πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚, Single Shots , 25 shots, 60 shots, 120 shots etc etc etc😍😍

Best of all is the Gun !! Roll Caps inserted into the gun to start shootout πŸ˜‚ But most of us prefer scratching it on the floor and tapping the role with a stone to burst it instead of the gun πŸ˜…

The best topic 90’s kids had to discuss was about Ghosts !! Even people who will never talk also will come with something if it’s a Ghost talk πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜ !! I love ghost talks to the core πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! In my 8th standard I guess we had a great ‘Oalful’ ghost chat in a temple where we went for Thirukkural Competition !! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ‘» πŸ‘»

Also once in Hyderabad days !! A dream ghost night !! Scared the shit out of everyone πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ # Vishnu and me were there in both Ghost Memories πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ # I had a ghost video captured live in a Temple Festival in Kovilpatti, Tirunelveli !! It’s somewhere in my Laptop πŸ€” Hope I will find it !! πŸ˜…πŸ˜ !! Ghost talks are the best one to have and bond !! A chair full of dress or a window curtain or just a simple thing can scare the shit out of u at times at midnight πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! The Moments when we run from Bed to bathroom and bathroom to bed at midnight πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! That too for me and all if I remove my spectacles I see ghosts around me everywhere πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚!! All Ghost movies, Ghost documentaries which they show every Sunday night at 10 PM are litf especially Haunted in Discovery channel !! Aavigal aayiram in jaya tv !! Kutram nadanthathu Enna in Vijay TV !! πŸ”₯ 😍😍 More than Ghosts – Poochandi and paavadaikaari !! are the terms used by Moms to make their kids eat their food properly πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! Eat everything !! else Poochandi will take you away !! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ And we fell for that ! How dumb were we !! Can’t even think πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

There are some dumb things also which 90’s kids do !! Like keeping Feather of Peacock inside a book and thinking that it will double or triple soon !! Also we thought Money Plant literally produces money πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! I had a big question in my childhood for a long time how Earth is standing without support ??!! Got it at 8 th standard I guess – Gravity Concept 😎πŸ”₯, Newton bro !! U rock !! !! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Theory of Relativity 😍😍 – Time is not constant it varies from each other’s place and perspective !! Einstein bro u too Rock !! πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

There are a lot of questions inside me which got solved gradually by time !! I used to wonder about many things in the night !! Listening to the tick tock sound of the Clock at midnight !! That Was the BGM for me to think about something seriously !! Believing Jee Boom Baa pencil is real and what we draw comes out real ! is the worst thing done by a 90’s kid !! Once an uncle told me that I should carry a plant along with me always around to replace the Oxygen I waste πŸ˜…

Goa was the Dream destination for every 90’s kid !! Because after watching Tamil dubbed hangover !! People used to say Goa will look like Las Vegas πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! A Poor Man’s Las Vegas !! Layman’s Bangkok πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! They used to say Machan !! Goa is the place where all the cool girls will be there πŸ˜‚ !! “GOA – A Bull Shit story manufacturer” by Kenny Sebastian was literally the story we used to hear from people who come back from your from GOA !! πŸ˜…

The best feel is on our birthday, and when we are going to school on that day πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚!! New Colour dress with Gethu Feel πŸ˜…πŸ˜… !! No beatings !! Dai Show me your homework – Sir birthday Sir !! Dai U got zero in the test  !! Show me ur hands – Sir Birthday Sir !! Did you bath today – Sir birthday sir !! How long is Sun from Earth – Sir birthday Sir πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! Adeiii πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚!!!!!

The most embarrassing moment is giving chocolates to the dangerous territory – Girls πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! We have to pick a companion ( Thunai Maapillai ) to go through that territory and return safely πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! That too people will ask for extra chocolates for their Mom, dad, brother, sister etc etc !! Dai already I counted all night and bought 50 for the class and 8 for the teachers da πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ if you ask extra where can I go !! But we secretly had 5 stars and munch for some secret people πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! That too the Birthday song !! Haaapppyyy birthdayyyyyyyyy toooooo youuuuuuu !! Happyy Birthdayyyyyyy toooooo yoouuuuuuuuuuu !! Happpyyyyy Birthdayyyyyyy to (X) !! Happyyyyyyy Birthdayyyyyyy tooo youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu !!!!!

Slam books !! Writing Diaries for our friends !! Making them write for us !! Secretly including our Crush to write for us too !! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ 90’s kids became 420’s at that time !! From becoming an astronaut to doctor to Scientist to Prime Minister – Maximum among us landed in IT Company !! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Where Some like me are still fighting out to move on and achieve something differently !! The Promise which we did to keep in touch was broke just like that by many πŸ˜”πŸ˜­ !! Friendship band and Raksha Bandhan’s Rakki ruled 90’s kids life and broke many hearts !! FLAMES !! Hot topic in class always !! Machan For u and her “Love” came da in FLAMES !! Machan she is ur sister da I checked through FLAMES don’t see her da πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! 

Tape recorders were the one we had more fun with !! Even in school annual programs they played songs with Tape recorders !! My Mom used to hear movies through Tape recorders !! “Poove Unakkaga” was the first movie I only heard and visualized myself all the characters in it 😍 !! Then Came CD times !! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ CD Hunts will happen !! First movie I saw in CD was Ajith’s Billa !! The CD players and Tape Recorders are now in a corner watching us sadly since moved on to Laptops and Online streaming !! Cameras had Rolls at that time !! We have always calculated the number of photos we were taking !! We can’t take one with tongue out !! One will Eyes out and all πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! 

FTVs and Browsing centres πŸ˜… !! Dot !!

WWE – The Best One of the 90’s !! John Cena was the hero when we grew through our age πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! He will get as much beating as he can from the opponent till the end of the match !! Atlast he will finish it off with One “U Can’t see me” !! and One Attitude Adjustment Smack πŸ˜‚ !! Undertaker was the nightmare guy for us πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ 7 Life he had !! He will die in a match and come back again πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Adengappa !! πŸ˜‚ Kane, Edge, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Goldberg, Brocklesnar, Hardy Brothers, CM Punk 😎πŸ”₯✨ etc etc The best Villain award Viper “Randy Orton” πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ RKO !! 

Phones were introduced to us after 2004’s actually !! My Family’s First mobile phone was Reliance Phone which is small black colour keypad phone with yellow coloured display !! It had 2 awesome games Dizzy Jump and Stone age !! πŸ”₯ At that time we use phones only for Games and Call !! But Landlines are major source of communication !! Mobile phones were used only for emergency purposes or in case of travel !! Next came Nokia 1100 !! Snake Game, Space impact and Bounce 😍😍πŸ”₯ !! That Phone should be handled very Carefully !! Because if we drop it we would make a very large hole on the floor !! May be sometimes earthquake may come !! Chances of Tsunami too πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! Best Phone !! Then we moved on to GFive Phone !! Got introduced to internet there !! I used to wonder what is that Earth/globe symbol in the phone mentioned as GPRS !! Why that option is actually in the phone when no one is using it !! Gradually got to know that GPRS is the internet !! Then we moved on to Samsung Flip phone 😍 My Mom’s first Phone !! There I got to play all the Java games !! Mission impossible, Prince of persia ! sands of time, Some Car racing games !! Whatever phone we bought in the 90’s first we check for Car race, Snake game and Cricket game πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! Then gradually Moved to Smart Phones – GPRS became 2G then 3G -} 4g -} Now 5G. Smartphones bought more Cons to us than Pros !! Gaming, Selfies, Connection to world (Socialization) improved but addictions became more !!

After Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram !! There is a Mirage like Life of 90’s kids was done and dusted  !! And 2K kids took over with Musically and TikToks πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! But No !! Memes rule the world now !! And Maximum Meme Creators are 90’s kids !! I was also one of them before !! 90’kids are everywhere !! 

We used to go to a shop to take a good picture of our Family together !! We used to dress up and everything !! Even sometimes boys are made to wear girl dresses and girls are made to wear boy dresses and photos were taken !! But nowadays after waking up without even brushing or bathing !! 

People are taking Selfies and posting it in Instagram !! We used to write diaries daily !! Nowadays the same is done in WhatsApp status ! Insta  and fb posts !! At those times we have to recharge for 49 rupees per month to get 100 SMS/per day !! And we know how hard it to maintain 100 SMS per day !! If u get over excited and send messages without counting then ur quota is gone in the morning itself πŸ˜‚ !! You have to feel bad the whole day for not talking to ur crush or friends !! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Bechaari!! We also had booster recharges also !! To give us extra SMS counts !! We recharge for 10 rupees and speak for 10 days but now πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ even 500 not enough for one day !! So nowadays Unlimited packs came into the picture !! We used to save all girls name as boy name in our APPA phone πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…πŸ‘ŒπŸ”₯ And even if they will call to APPA’s Phone !! APPA will be like Dai un friend ! Sathish call panra paaru !! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Adhu Sathish illa Shakila nu terinja avlo dhan πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ just uh missuh πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! Close escapes πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚!! But one thing never changed till now !! There are some idiots who will call u and say machan don’t study da !! I have not even read a chapter da πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! He will say this with a book in his hand and after studying everything, during his second revision !! Till now it never changed i can see it happening for my brother also πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‘ !!

The most shittiest 90’s things !! Cheating on April Fool’s day πŸ˜‚ !! One ugly shit is Saying machan now it’s December 31 11.59 PM if I go into the toilet now, I will come back only after one year da !! After January 1 12.00 PM !! 

Dermi Cool !! And Nycil Powders !! were the Sun ray Reflector at that time !! Everyone used only Ponds white beauty !! Both men and women πŸ˜… !! 

If we go to a marriage it is like a dream place for us !! We used to arrange a stack of chairs one over the other and sit at the top of 10 stacked chairs !! Feel like the throne !! Also we fight in who sits on it !! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ A 90’s live Game of Thrones !! The Food in a Marriage is the best !! All relatives ( friends, uncles, brothers etc) used to serve the food with a smiling face to all people coming to marriage !! We wait for Payasam and ice cream! Some cry for ice-cream in the beginning itself !! We used to see people who eat betel leaf and betel nuts as the weird ones !! It would be very awkward when our Mom/Dad introduces to a new person as our close relative like (Mama or chitappa or periyappa) and they will ask without even thinking “Enna Theriyatha Kanna” we will be like Yov ! This is the first time I am seeing your loser face !! Why torturing me πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! 

We don’t like to walk down the stairs !! We slide along πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! Sometimes pretty awkwards fall πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! With Nose breaks πŸ˜‚ ! Head breaks πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

 I had stitches 4 times in my head because of falling down in slippery places like outside bathrooms, Stairs, Also Once while playing cricket I fell down while catching the ball and a fat guy sat on my face literally and I got scolding and lot of stitches at the back of my head for such a shitty incident πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚!!

Maximum !! We used to buy classmate notebook to read the last Page of it for scientific facts and General knowledge things !! We used to press the Safety pin through the outer layer of our skin and say to friends like !! Paathiya Mass ah !! En Veera Vaazhkaila ithellam sagajam πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…πŸ˜ŽπŸ”₯ !! We have tried to balance the switches between OFF and ON position in the flat middle way πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !!

While Haircut in barber shop we used to sit on a Plank of wood to match our height with the seat in the shop !! We would ask him to shave our cheeks for fun !! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ If I shave only I will get beard like Baba’s !! A false belief πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !!

There were legendary Tamil dubbed movies – Shaolin soccer, Kungfu hustle, Rush hour, Harry Potter etc !! We like dubbed version more than the real ones πŸ”₯πŸ’― !!

Most of the People in Chennai are those who came from South TamilNadu and settled there !! All 90’s kids of TamilNadu staying in Chennai had a chance to visit their Mom and Dad’s native village once in a year !! We would be treated like a King !! Zamindar !! Like a Modern Man πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! Hey U r from Madras !! U r great !! U will have Computer and all !! Once bring ur Laptop and all Anna !! We will be like the most dishonest Species there !! If they ask how Madras will be like !! We will create our own world of Madras like Harry Potter !! Lord of the rings and all !! Yeah da !! In Madras Buses will fly ! Boats will go on the road ! Flight and all will rest in my Home Terrace and go ! School and all just 4 hrs for us ! That too they will ask us to speak in English !! And whatever we blabber if it’s stylish they will saw woaaahhh!! Bro ! You are cool πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! Whatever lie we can we will burst it out πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! How shitty we were πŸ˜‚ !! Very Bad !! And the worst is they will believe it !! Pity !! If you have watched Devar Magan movie !! The same feel Kamal Hassan gets when he comes to his native we will get !! All innocent and Best Caring People were there in the Natives ! Whenever I go there all those Friends will run to my grandma’s home to see us !! Annae !! Ravi Annae Epdu nae irka !! Oor pakkam adikadi varlam la !! Vaa nae Cricket viladuvom !! Enga kitta Mattai, Pandhu lam irku !! Vaa povom !! Anga Kenathu kitta Oru Periya Maidhanam maari edam irku vaa povom !! Dream Childhood !! Nee motha bat pudinae !! Come Anna let’s bath in the Motor Water on the Fields !! Come let’s swim in the Well !! Got my first scar while swimming for the first time in the well !! I would have killed both myself and my brother there πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! Used to go to the Fields with my uncles and see what and all they are cultivating !! Chillies !! Rice !! Cotton !! Tomatoes !! Sugarcanes !! Banana !! Neem Trees !! Mango trees !! Palm Trees !! Coconut Trees !! etc etc !!

Banyan Tree in my Native was the best place to spend time with Family and Friends there !! There was a temple also nearby there !! Karuppasamy Temple !! Goat and chickens will be given to the deity there and some poojas and all will happen !! I who don’t believe in those things will hang out around the Banyan tree and playing Oonjal in the roots falling from the branches !! The best thing in temples and all is to the acting of Normal people who will start dancing like anything if the temple bells ring and they will say God has come inside them !! They will say all the good and bad that will happen to the village and specific person in the future πŸ€”πŸ˜‚ !! Just Wierd things !! Why not try me once God πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !!

We tried calling to TV Channels Caller Shows like Pepsi Uma show etc. It was 15 rupees per minute while calling them ! Had a bad experience and slipper shot onΓ§e trying that πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! We can send our Pics to TV channel and they will make birthday wishes for us and will telecast it on TV  !! Only if we are a child πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! In those days birthday wishes, love wishes etc can be done on TV. Where we have to send a message to given number with our name and those messages will run on the TV below where the VJ stands !! We used to send “I love you (our Crush)”  msg to Sun Music channel and wait for the message to get displayed on the TV !! Listening to songs in Radio was our favourite thing to get sleep at night !! We will listen to the radio as a whole family !! We used to write something on the Rupees notes ( Maximum Our name and Crush Name πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ ) And will check if it will reach our Crush anytime like in Jeje movie !! I had one ROFL experience !! I wrote My Name and My Father’s Phone Number on a 10 rupees note and gave it for buying something in a shop in Chennai. Then We  went to our native (Tirunelveli) for Annual leave and in that leave an aunty Called to that number and said I am from Coimbatore and that Ravi has written a phone number in the 10 rupees note and all. Was just curious so only I called !! Literally I forgot What I wrote on that 10Rupee Note. What made her to call πŸ€”πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! Oh Shit !! That was a very bad experience !! That too in Native and all at evenings all neighbourhood people used to sit together and have fun talks since we come to Native only once in a year !! At that time she called πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! My Mom and Dad would have killed me there !! Slaps from my mom in front of everyone !! Stopped writing on rupees notes after that !!

If I start thinking and writing maybe I will end up with 100 more things. It was so much fun. We literally had a world outside these walls. We were not dependent on mobile phones for fun. Almost every child used to be on the street in the evenings and the entire society was like a neighborhood. I am staying in Bangalore for almost 1 year and its really difficult to find fields for playing outdoor games. Even for playing Cricket and Badminton people are paying and joining different sports complex/clubs. I hardly know my neighbors even though I am staying here for almost 1 year. We are so lazy and busy that we feel sleeping at home and browsing over Wi-fi is the best time pass and the same thing we are passing to our coming generations. I hope we can give the same childhood to our future generations that we had.

Keep reading and Keep Learning. Be Happy !! Make Others Happy !! Spread Love !! Spread out our Memories to the Future Generations !!

Because 90’s has more memories !! But Less Evidence nowadays !! 

Published by @ The Emotional Ink !!

Aspiring Writer with an Emotional Heart who is basically asusual an Engineer

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