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: 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 »

How Do You Eat Your Cereal?

By | December 5, 2012

I love cereal. Growing up, I can’t remember my childhood mornings without remembering a bowl of cereal. In the 80’s I believe we only had Kellogg’s, at least I don’t remember the Nestle ones, so Kellogg’s cereal in particular are my Read more »

Blast from the Past: Prizes Underneath Soda Caps

By | September 11, 2012

A very long time ago, back in the early and mid 80’s, we enjoyed drinking soft drinks for two reasons: the taste of course and for the bottle caps. You see, most of the time there were 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: Plasma Globes

By | February 21, 2012

Once upon a time in the 80’s up until mid 90’s, Plasma globes were very popular and really cool! I loved Plasma globes as much as I loved lava lamps. One of my friends once gave me a Plasma Globe as a gift and I cherished it and was mesmerized by it for a very very long time.

Then one day something happened and I lost my Plasma globe :( I don’t know what happened exactly, I can’t remember, but I think it was thrown out like my childhood books from storage. Years later and I still miss my plasma globe even though its considered a bit tacky now. Then again I can’t help thinking I could take great pictures of the electric plasma if it was still here :( That’s why the 80’s rocked! Cool futuristic stuff like that were amazing!

Do you remember Plasma globes? Have you ever owned one?

Picture Source: Wikipedia by Luc Viatour