Retro

Been listening to a lot of Retro musics lately. Don’t know why.

When you have an intern in office, chatting with them makes you feels really old. Comparing their school days experience with your school days experience makes you realise that you are era apart. That it was almost 2 decades ago when you first started drinking and went clubbing.

I still remember being 20 and unable to enter a club that have minimum age requirements of 23. I remember swearing that I will go to that club when I’m 23. And when I reach 23, the club had already closed down. Lol.

A lot of these memories seems like it just happened a few years ago. Then suddenly I realised that these memories were actually more than 10 years already. Time really flies when you are not paying attention.

Was browsing YouTube when I stumble upon a video teaching people how to do the Mambo handsign dance move. The video brought back lots of memories. Memories of the days before entering National Service when I hang out at Venom with a group of friends on Thursday night. It was Retro Night and yes, I used to remember how to do those handsign for popular retro songs. Those were the days.

And I remember going to a rather empty pub with a few friends during my poly days. There was another group of customers in their 40s and 50s. I remember that night because they keep asking the DJ to play Forever Young by Alphaville. I can’t remember exactly how many times that song was played. But I guess at least 4 or 5 times that night. And they hit the dance floor and dance like we youngsters. Back then, we find it funny and amusing. Looking back, maybe that was their anthem. A song that they can really relate to.

And now, when I’m about to turn 35, I guess I can really relate to that song too.

So many adventures couldn’t happen today,
So many songs we forgot to play,
So many dreams swinging out of the blue,
We’ll let them come true.

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