You know, I have very poor grasp of numbers and maths. So, all along I have been wondering….how does one define if they are the 70s, 80s or 90s child? Do they take the decade they are born in? Or do they refer to the decade when they are in their prime?
Like for example, we said something like ‘Hey, I grow up in the 80s and listen to the likes of Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet….’. But that would mean, the person has to be at least two or one half decade from their birth.
Like me, I was born in the 60s, by the 70s, I still haven’t established any taste for music or movies because I was only 10 years old. So, I listened mostly to 80s music but even by the 90s, I am still following it. I wore fashion from the 80s like those beggar looks and carrot pants and the 90s shoulder pads and Princess Diana’s hair. Ahaks!
So, say in a conversation, how does one decide if he is an 80s or 90s person?
This is totally confusing, isn’t it? Like I can’t say I am from the Beatles and Bee Gees era because I wasn’t into them as they were famous when I was like 0-15 years old. My kids said, “Mom, you are from the 70s hippie era?” And I went…choy..no lah, that is from AhKoo’s era (my bro who is 12 yrs older than me). Cilakak, I am not that old, ok? Correct or not?
Then, say those evergreen singers that lives for decades after decades like that ahkua Elton John. He had been around like for 30-40 years. So, how do we label him? The singer from the 70s or 90s?
Arrggh…this is totally frustrating. Enlighten me, someone?