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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Radio Romance

Thanks so much Zety!



My daughter was constantly making herself heard over the cool things her friends received from their able parents which she has none of course. The cool things however are beyond the budget of this "bake cakes pagi makan pagi, bake cakes petang makan petang" mother. The fuss was understandably understood as being her age is all about parading and sharing the joy of owning anything pinkish, high school musicalish, Hannah Montanahish and all things girlish. And as a mother who never got to own any of the above, I understand her plight. I believe however, that she needs to earn anything which she wishes to have, like helping mama around the house or producing good enough results before she gets to wear her elusive Mp3 on her pocket. Since she did show a progress in her latest monthly exam, I decided to award her with a little teaser before she gets the taste of the real thing once she does well for her Midterm exam. Hence the purchase of the radio branded Bowei!

The adik also demanded one too and since the price is within my range of affordability, they both now proudly wear radio cap Bowei on their pockets! The radio comes in two attractive colours which has a built in speaker, earphone and torchlight lagi. So now, both are walking chewah2 style of perasaning the radio as an Mp3...siankan my kids. They love their new toys to the extent of having the speaker on at all times whilst changing from one radio station to another. It jumps from a warta berita in Mandarin to renditions of love songs in tamil! I reckoned the radio cap Bowei would not last till the morn of morrow with them constantly meddling and shifting chanels and switching off and switching on the torchlight. O yeah at the time I am writing this, kakak's radio aka Mp3 has already gone silent.

Speaking of radio, I remembered how my sis and I would sit beside a huge one at our house in Ipoh for our daily dosage of American Top 40 and also for all the dedication-dedication programmes. We have many favourite songs, ones we would perasan singing beautifully to ha ha ha. You know the feeling of uncontrolled excitement when you heard song dedication from one friend to another, even though you would still meet them at school and of course dedications from boys to girls which would make you scream in delight! Aaaah those ngada2 days ha ha ha.

So for those of you who could recall Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, Duran2, Wham, Rick Astley, jacket jeans, bushy-bushy von hairdo and big colourful earings, raise your hands up high.

Da, this will make you remember the Cameron Highland trip which I convenient left the seberokeh of sweet limau on the way down. I know you still haven't forgiven me.

5 treats:

Farida_Ismail said...

wiz, cuppies cun as usual...jeles..

lagu top 40 ..wooohoooo..casey kasem (kot!!) duran2, janet jackson, foreigner..i wanna know what love is...alalala..gila nostalgia wooo...

Lisajoehari said...

oh u made me laugh la!!!

gosh those were the days of Wham, Belinda Carlisle, Tommy Page (euww but still boleh ingat the lyric), Chesney Hawkes, Martika...

oh gosh sudah meningkat usiaku...
i totally enjoyed watching the clip. Thanks so much. :)

Ida said...

ahahahah..yes.... i WANT THOSE ORANGES!!! sayang gila ok... ahh...now kene gi beli orange...dah teringin dah plak...

Anis Zainal-Pacleb said...

wiz, u made me smile as always with your heartwarming yet cheeky entry..... and yup! i remember all those singers and some of the lyrics too.... wakakaaa....

on a separate note, i m such a sucker when it comes to areya... keep telling myself not to get her too much of toys tapi ntah la...terbeli jugak..... and her books pun dah membukit....

Wiz said...

Farida - Yes the casey cassem period, sib baik dia tak handsome sgt, he he he. But I can't imagine you listening to him during your MRSM days.

Lisa - Now I am imagining you with the bushy hairdo with colourful earings walking with Azhar Sulaiman!!!!!!!!! We must sit down one day and talk about those days when hair was aplenty!!! kah kah kah.

Da - Gosh, you aren't over it yet? adakah sebab itu awak sentiasa membeli oren sepanjang masa?

Anis - Funnykan those days. Can't imagine knowing you then.

Books are alright to buy for Areya, let her be lost in books Anis, rather than those electronic games later on.