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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Cartoon Tag From Najwaa

"It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep," Fireflies by Owl City.

So this is a tag by a friend of mine, Najwaa. It's a simple enough tag. Just list down 5 of your favourite TV programmes/shows that you were obsessed with during your childhood. Easy.

I was a cartoon addict back then, and I recall a time when I woke up late one weekend and upon realizing that I had missed the show (Pokemon, I think) I cried. I was 8 years old at the time.

So here are my 5:

1. Pokemon

Gotta catch 'em all!


Pokemon Blue: highly addictive!

I can hear the theme song playing in my head already. When it came to Pokemon (Season 1), you name it, I knew it. Everything there was to know about those cute little vermin, I knew. I was a walking, talking, breathing PokeDex. I played the game until my eyes got sore while listening to Britney Spear's "I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman" on Winamp. I had the Pokemon sticker book (but then again, everyone did at the time) and was well on my way to finishing it until a teacher confiscated it from me, us, everyone. I always fantasized that there would be a Pidgey or a Ratatta hiding in any long grass I passed through. I purchased the Pokemon merchandise, and even those trading cards and was the understudy of Akmal, the owner of several decks (I only had one). More affluent friends bought those assemble-it-yourself Pokemon models and played with them in class as I enviously watched on. Then, a piece of paper saying horrible things about Pokemon saying horrible things stopped my interest in them.

2. Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers

Go go Power Rangers!

Just in case you forget their names.

Remember Alpha 5? "Aiyaiyai!!"

I was in love with these guys ever since I could speak. I don't know what my first words were, but if you told me they were "Go! Go! Power Rangers!" I would believe you. I loved the fact that they were the best of friends, fighting evil together while still managing to have great fun together. Plus, they got those cool morphin' belt buckles which were to die for. The way they made punching bags out of the monsters that Rita sent down to defeat them, and after almost being beaten, she throws down her staff from her lair on the moon to unleash a crevice full of smoke to supply her monster with even more power and grow ten-fold. The Rangers don't mind as they call up their Zord pals and combine to become Megazord and eventually beat the monster. My personal favourite is the green ranger, Tommy. He has that long hair which was so cool back in the '90s and he's got that neat dagger that also acts as a flute to call up his Zord. Memories.

3. Digimon

Taichi and the rest of the gang.

They digivolve!

I memorized the whole intro (Japanese version). I knew the names of all the 1st wave of Digimons. I watched all the episodes of Season 1. I even have a few Digimon VCDs, some in Malay, some in sucky English spoken by Malaysians, and I think just one or two actual American English VCDs. I envied all my friends that had Digivices and brought them to school. They were super-expensive back then, so I was just a spectator to their battles. I was also given a Digivice by someone (I can't remember) to tab it (the art of getting your digimon to digivolve without actually training it). Then that friend got a newer Digivice and gave the Digivice that I was tabbing to me for FREE! I loved that little thing as if it were my own brother and tried hard to take care of it, even though at that time, the trend was deteriorating. I had the sticker book until (again) a teacher confiscated it. But after numerous seasons of Digimon, I have now lost interest in the all-new Digimons. The simplicity of it is gone.

4. Barney


BJ, Barney and Baby Bop.

Come on in and join the fun!

Barney is a dinosour from our imagination. And I loved him! I have an overload of video tapes (yeah, it was THAT long ago) in the store-room showing just how much I loved him and he loved me, and that we're a happy family. I learned a LOT from him and the gang. Songs, games, manners, everything you want a five-year-old to learn, I learned it from him. My English would not be where it is today if it not for the oversized purple t-rex. Seriously. He would take the kids in the class and give them a whole adventure using only their own imagination, sing songs, give lessons. And don't forget, he can be your friend too, if you just make-believe him!

I'll just leave it at 4, 'coz I can't think of anything right now.

I leave you with the opening theme song of Barney & friends.


Cheers!

17 comments:

wOrLdOfsEcReTwHisPerEr said...

hehe..ptotla dok barney2..
dok agk..misti wat tag neh..maseh2!
huhu..dulu2 ingt lg..
abg ada bli yg prmainan digimon 2..
bwk g skola..
pastu bley lawan ngn kngkwn len pnya,ahaha...
ada 1 tyme..cgu kt skola nk rmpas menda2 cm2..
;p

Neynie said...

i once own Digivice uh.sebok dok goncang2 bende uh smpai letih tgn2.
bnde mcm tamagochi.x bg mkn pastuh mti.
siap mcm infrared uh kalo nak lawan dgn org len punye.hahaha

anak pak man said...

Wawa,
Yeah, mcm fun jea, so aku wat ah.. Makaseh bg idea utk post! hehe.. Kesian ur abang.. Tp bliau xpandai sembunyi.. hehe

Neynie,
Oh, yg goncang2 tu lagi advanced! Aku dapat had Digimon 1 jea.. yg tu dah msok 5Digimon 5 dah kot, tah, aku pon xingat,, hehe

SJ said...

kimberly! she's pretty isn't she?

A smile from SJ =)

anak pak man said...

SJ,
Yeah, she was.. And she was Tommy's girl.. hehe :)
thanks for dropping by~

WiDa said...

slmt la hg bkn hantu sailormoon mcm si wawa ngn neynie...kalu x, mmg terkojut beruk rr aku...hehheeh

anak pak man said...

wida,
weh, aku layan gak kot sailormoon dulu2.. haha
tp aku xddak la fanatik sangat..
stakat layan jea,, hehe

Liyana Aqilah Yunos said...

sgt sukaa pokemon!especially psyduck.beliau sgt slumber :))

anak pak man said...

Yana,
Slumber or blur? haha
ska muncul pada masa2 xseswai~

wOrLdOfsEcReTwHisPerEr said...

hehe..nwar,bkn yg abg kot kna rmpas..
ehehe..pnah bwk tamagochi 2 g skola..
seb xkna rmpas,muahaha..
dahla bt spotchk hr yg org bwk 2..
lari smunyi kat tnda,keh3..
yg digivice 2 abg ska bli pelekat utk
tkar2 dia pnya style..
knonnya..hehehe..
gna plekat sjer..
;p

anak pak man said...

Wawa,
hehe, macam2 budak skolah neh (macam xpnah jadi bdak skolah).. hahaha XD

wOrLdOfsEcReTwHisPerEr said...

ehehehe..biasala 2..
opss..klu bley nk jadik bdak skola lg..but i still want our batch..
;p

anak pak man said...

wawa,
yeah, wouldn't that be great? relive our childhood.. huhu

WiDa said...

owh...lyn sailor moon gak kew??? hikhikhik...

anak pak man said...

wida,
layaaaaaan~

WiDa said...

hahaha....btw, kt status skype hg tue, hg yg abeh SPM ka, boy??? Lwk2...kihkihkih....

anak pak man said...

wida,
hehe, dua2 ah..