There’s a lot of talk about ‘90s kids and how most of us would love to return to our childhoods. It’s like we have these idealised memories of innocence and youth trapped in the recesses of our brains.
But c’mon, though we did have to put in those hours of studying (and listening to our parents’ constant nagging), we did enjoy the simple, little things more. Like buying snacks from the tuckshop auntie, playing country erasers with our friends, or watching that Disney VCR slide into the set.
Too bad we can’t go back. That’s why this album will help. Nothing grabs you by the face and screams ‘90s nostalgia like this album uploaded on Facebook by AhVin WK. There’s ‘90s paraphernalia galore. Here are our top picks:
1. Ice pops
We’d always head straight for the mama shop after school, digging around in the freezer for that one grape popsicle. If I recall correctly, they used to be 10 cents, then steadily increased to 50 cents over the next few years.
There were always two kinds of friends. One kind would rip the top off with their teeth. The other would break it into half like a normal, civilised person.
2. Transparent bubbles
These were usually given out during special events in school or birthday parties. Remember overestimating how big these could expand and pinching holes shut in it with your lips?
They smelled really funky too – that’s because there’s acetone in it. The stuff used in nail polish. All of us inhaled the toxic fumes without a second thought because we were invincible little children.
3. Snack packs
We received these during Children’s day or birthday parties. Typically, it contained polar snack, haw flakes and fake m&m sunglasses. Free food was free food, so we secretly munched on them under our tables in class.
Even if only because in relation to bills, job woes and mind-numbing hours of work, we can successfully convince ourselves our childhood was (relatively) carefree whenever we look at this joy-filled capsule.
A chicken rice stall at Redhill is selling their chicken rice for $0.54 per plate for Singaporeans aged 54 & above
This is the time of the year where all the National Day promotions start popping up everywhere.
We are sure that many people have been scarred by the one by Huawei (26 July, Friday) and we hope that this promotion will make things a little better for everyone.
On Saturday, 3 August 2019. OK Chicken Rice stall at Redhill will be selling their well-loved chicken rice for just $0.54 a plate in celebration of our nations 54th birthday.
The catch here, similar to that of the Huawei promotion, is that you have to be a Singapore Citizen who is above the age of 54. But good news to everyone who isn’t above the age of 54: you still get to enjoy a 54% discount off all menu items.
Like every other promotion out there, this is available while stocks last and each customer is only entitled to one plate of chicken rice. So, we recommend that you head down early to snag yourselves a plate before it is all gone!
OK Chicken Rice
Central Park Food Court, 3 Depot Close
TBC Building, #04-01
Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Redhill
Photo credits: OK Chicken Rice
Jollibee is finally open at Waterway Point and the queues are insane
It is no secret that Singaporeans love their fried chicken, especially the ones from the famous Filipino fast-food chain, Jollibee.
When people heard that an outlet would be opening at Waterway Point on 18 July (Friday), you can bet that many people were pretty excited about the news.
And to show their enthusiasm, some people started queueing outside the store from as early as 7.30am.
Jollibee snapped some pictures of the insane queues and shared them on Facebook to show everyone how well-loved their fried chicken is.
One reason for the long queues was that the first 100 people in the line were entitled to the very adorable Jollibee pillows. The lucky first 5 customers managed to walk away with the limited edition Jollibee Funko POP! Figurine.
So, if you’re a fried chicken lover and you live near Waterway Point, you definitely need to check Jollibee’s new outlet out (maybe after the queues have died down)!
Address: 83 Punggol Central, Singapore 828763
Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Punggol
Photo credits: Jollibee Singapore
Famous Burger Joint Five Guys is opening an outlet in Singapore by end of 2019
Queued 2 hours for Shake Shack but it didn’t quite make the cut? Fret not as you can look forward to sinking your teeth into another popular American burger joints burgers pretty soon.
Five Guys is slated to open an outlet at Plaza Singapura by the end of 2019 and they will most likely be situated near the main atrium at the ground level of the mall.
For those of you who have been living under a rock and do not know what Five Guys are, they essentially are a burger joint that specialises in outrageously juicy and lip-smackingly good burgers that are made from 100% freshly ground beef.
The brand has 8 burgers on their menu which ranges from the classic Cheeseburger to the more sinful Bacon Cheeseburger.
One thing that makes Five Guys so popular is the fact that you are given the freedom to choose as many toppings as you please; from tangy relish to juicy grilled mushrooms, you’ll undoubtedly be spoilt for choice!
We are unsure if the Singapore menu will be the same as their American counterpart but we are sure that either way, it’ll taste amazing!