Blast from the Past: VHS Tapes

By | May 5, 2013

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I’m still unboxing my moving boxes and in my process of doing so, I realised that I might very well have the entire collection of my childhood VHS tapes intact, not missing a single tape. Not quiet so surprising given that I was fiercely protective of my VHS tapes, even writing “owned by” on some of them to distinguish between mine and other family member’s therefore painting a red line and not allowing anyone to touch them.  Read more »

Blast from the Past: Baby-Sitters Club and Point Horror Books!

By | April 28, 2013

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I’ve been unpacking some moving boxes, something that’s about a year over-due but it’s better late than never I suppose. One of the boxes I opened was labeled “books” and what was inside? My old Baby-sitters club books! Read more »

Blast from the Past: Athletic Land on MSX

By | April 15, 2013

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One of my favourite played MSX games in the 80’s was Athletic Land. It was kind of special to me, partly because no one else liked to play it and when I did I had it all to myself without other children nagging for their turn to play. Read more »

Blast from the Past: Kung-Fu on MSX

By | April 1, 2013

bftpkfomsx-007 Long before we met Mortal Combat and Street Fighter, there was a game on MSX, perhaps one of the earliest fighting/martial arts games, by the name of Kung Fu. I almost forgotten all about it then one day it just passed through my memory and I began searching my list of roms for it. The name wasn’t Kung Fu, it was Yie Ar Kung-Fu which is why it took me a while to locate it. Read more »

Blast from the Past: The Goonies on MSX

By | March 25, 2013

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The Goonies game on MSX was one of my favorite and most special games back in the 80’s. One reason being was that I actually did complete the game back then and it might just be the very first game I’ve ever completed! The Goonies was based on a very popular 80’s movie by the same name everyone I know from my peers used to rave about it. When Read more »

Blast from the Past: Castle Excellence on MSX

By | March 14, 2013

Almost everyone who owned an MSX Sakhr in the 80’s know and loved “The Castle” game (post). One day back in the 80’s we stumbled into a small shop in Hawalli, maybe it was Al-Alamiya maybe not I’m not sure, possibly a computer shop in Bin Khaldoun street. There displayed on its window was another Castle game! The second Castle game was Read more »

Blast from the Past: WWF Wrestlers in Kuwait

By | February 28, 2013

bftpwwwfctk-002-1In my childhood our Friday night ritual was always to have dinner, turn on KTV2 to watch the WWF wrestling, then go to bed. I’ve been a big fan of wrestling back then until the day I discovered that all these wrestling matches were arranged and the entire thing was just one big show. Before that happened, in 1996, I opened the newspaper one morning to find the ad above. Read more »

Blast from the Past: The Castle Game on MSX

By | February 20, 2013

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If I have to pick one video game that sums up my childhood, it would be “The Castle” on MSX Sakhr computers. I love everything about this game: the soundtrack, the memories, the little dude who can Read more »

Habba Alert: Retro Casio Watch

By | August 17, 2012

A weird habba has been hanging on Kuwaiti girls wrists for a while now, something that reminds me of the 80s, a retro golden Casio digital watch. Back in 2010 I saw retro Timex watches in Selfridges and wrote a post about would you wear one of these (post) I guess now it has indeed become a trend but with Casio.

I think back in the 80s some male in the family had a silver watch but its fuzzy. I remember young boys in the mid 90s going crazy over some Casio watch with buttons that made phone calls or something and the girls going crazy for Casio Baby G’s. The only Casio I’ve ever went gaga over was the Casio Magic Diary back in 1992 or 1993 (post).

I surely don’t understand this habba even though it reminded me of the golden Swatch watch habba back in the mid 2000s. I don’t really like the watch much even though it has a retro look, its just not something I’d pick up and wear. I’m also not a habba girl so I wouldn’t buy something I don’t love just because everyone is doing it, whether Kuwaitis or fashionistas around the globe. I don’t think I will follow that habba anytime soon.

What about you? What do you think? Do you understand the appeal on this watch besides the fact that its habba? Would you wear it? If you want to, here is a link to where you can purchase it online just in case all Casio sellers in Kuwait had already run out of it. It costs around 9 KD (link).

Blast from the Past: My Swatch Collection

By | May 25, 2011

Earlier this week Meblogging posted about the Swatch Collection in Geneve (post), then Mark posted about his first Swatch (post) and it got me thinking about my first Swatch! I realized that by some miracle I still have my first Swatch so I dug it out and found my collection of Swatch watches. Read more »

Blast from the Past: Casio’s My Magic Diary!

By | June 28, 2010

I was rummaging through a drawer filled with junk when i found this little thing! I was confused for a moment trying to place it… then it hit me! That’s my Magic Diary!!!

If i am not mistaken it was back in 1993 when one day an ad appeared for this diary in the news papers… kids went berserk! I remember running to my parents and begging for Read more »

A Blast from the Past!!! Nostalgic Lunch at Chi Chi's/Jeans!!!

By | February 8, 2009

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After yesterday’s horrid lunch, where we paid a lot for nothing, and we got out hungry, i thought to my self… where do i really really want to eat?!

I began ransacking my brain. Lenotre? I have had enough. Nino? Chillis? Avenues? Asha’s? Burger Hub? Read more »