Thursday, September 18, 2008

You know you grew up in Pakistan in 90's when..

You know you grew up in Pakistan in the 90’s when :

  • Evenings on STN/NTM were the highlight of your day.
  • The Jet sons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Captain Planet were dubbed in Urdu.
  • If you were lucky, you had a dish, and you’d watch Disney Hour dubbed in Hindi on Zee TV and write to the host Vishaal. And you never missed 'Hum Paanch' (Pa-Pa-Pa-PAANCH! ) or Tu Tu Mein Mein either.
  • Guys only ever played cricket and football,depending on what world cup was going on at the time.
  • The only co-ed sport that was ever played was KHO KHO and girls were actually pretty good at it.
  • You played Dark Room, Oonch Neech, Chor-Sipahi and Chupan Chupai.
  • Anyone owning a real Barbie or Hot Wheels was a source of envy and admiration.
  • “Bil Patori naasa chori aadhi mithi aadhi kori I’m sorry I’m sorry” means something to you. As do “ZAAAAAYYYMEEENAAAA! !!” and“Mujy kaam batao, mein kya karoon, mein kiss ko khaaon” and “Ulloo ulloo hello,ulloo ulloo hello.”
  • You wished you were Imran or Moattar from Ainak Waala Jin.
  • You had nightmares about Bil Patori and Haamoon Jadoogar.
  • 'Idiot,' 'Shut Up' or 'Bad tameez' was your first cuss word.
  • It was taboo for guys to drink Mirinda/Fanta because it was a GIRL’s drink.
  • You idolized Imran Khan even though he was retired when you were 2 or 3, and wiped your face with your Pepsi bottle or Frost juice because he did it in that ad.
  • Wasim Akram's 'mein cigarette nahi peeta' had made half our generation vow to never smoke (the other half just missed out on good stuff).
  • You had to ask “Ma’am/Miss may I come in” before entering a class, and you had to stand up to answer questions during a lesson.
  • Cordless phones were the coolest things.
  • You went crazy when your dad bought his first ever mobile, and you wouldn’t shut up about it to your friends.
  • You begged your parents for a walkman and then bought tapes of Junaid Jamshed, or if you were really cool, Junoon.
  • You went to a Junaid Jamshed concert in a PAF building or a Junoon concert in PC.
  • You remember Fakhr-e-Alam hosting the Top Ten onNTM and his “Bhangra Rap” was always #1. #2 was “Jaadoo Ka Charagh” by Awaz and#3 was “Dholna” by Shehzad Roy.. #4 was “Mann de Moaj” by Hadiqa Kayani, the only cool female-singer in Pakistani (and that was her only song for a longtime, till she sang Dupatta Mera Malmal Ka.”)
  • You remember waking up early in the morning on Saturdays and Sundays (back when they weren’t weekends) before school to watch English cartoons on Star Plus (before it got taken over by the Indians).
  • You remember watching 'Chacha G' on PTV doing the morning show and you wait for the 5mins cartoon clip before going to school.
  • You remember celebrating when they changed the weekends to Saturday and Sunday because it meant Friday was a half-day.
  • You played Sega-Mega Drive, Atari and Super Nintendo.
  • You played Mario Brothers like there was no tomorrow.
  • You remember the Nintendo game where you had to shoot ducks with an actual gun-shaped joystick and thought it was the most amazing thing ever.
  • Your life was never the same again when your first Windows 95 was set up in your house.
  • You played Dave 1 and thought level three wasthe hardest thing in the world. Then you upgraded to Lion King (probably from a Power Games CD bought out in the street).
  • You shafted Polka Ice Cream when Walls became popular. And yes, admit it, you used to wait for the Ice Cream wala in the afternoon and bought Paddle Pops from him.
  • It's 'copy,' 'rubber,' and 'dustbin.' Or rather,'duss- bin.' And 'desk' was once 'dex.'
  • Your childhood was over when they made you stopusing pencils and start using fountain pens. And you always made a mess filling the ink.
  • You were on the top of the food chain if youwere made monitor (and you very easily abused the power too, by chucking chalkand dusters at people).

P.S: Thank you whoever forwarded me this email :)



At 11:27 pm, Blogger Dinky Mind said...

Lol...One amazing post :D

And why did you forget Thunder Cats dubbed in Urdu? :P

And the Chacha Ji wali baat is so true :D Do you remember those Cococinel cartoons? And those Camp Caaaannnndyyyy (Ajao bachoun, ajao, ajao, tum bhe ajao) :D


At 11:42 pm, Blogger Tauqeer said...

Camp candy yaad was soo good:D

and that chacha bit i added myself!:D

and shaam ko aur bhi lagtay thaye PTV per...Cats sumthin?

At 3:56 am, Blogger Mariam said...


At 8:44 pm, Blogger @kS said...

bachpan ai thi yeh email mere paas :D

At 12:38 am, Blogger Bushra said...

swat cats ...

At 12:39 am, Blogger Bushra said...

pound puppies ... hmmm nice post

At 8:18 am, Blogger Tauqeer said...

yessss swat cats! hehe

At 12:49 pm, Blogger $@m said...

lol.. funneh.. but y dun i knw half of the things. =$..
btw Swat cats were the best =P
n jhony quest tooo

At 2:07 pm, Blogger Tauqeer said...

S@M, what to say, your daddy never let u watch tv did he?:P lol

At 9:12 pm, Blogger amy said...

well the cartoon gumby was also the coolest thing of that time and john ramboo guest house OMG all were kool . still got remember all stuff from 90s .. heart touching post

At 11:38 am, Blogger Tauqeer said...

@amy: Yes I was a big fan of Gumby myself!and lol@guest house :)

Thank you for your comments and kind words.


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