What exactly is 70s, 80s child?

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?

6 Replies to “What exactly is 70s, 80s child?”

  1. It’s the era you grew up in, the time when you developed your musical taste, the time you started to enjoy fashion and emulated the style of those famous people.

    Say the time when you are 13-20 is your era, like I’m 90’s even though I was born in 70-something.

  2. yeah, the era your butt hits the air and you begin you long tedious life as an earthling.

    I am in the 70s thought i have no memory of anything in the 70’s except their excellent quality of marijuana and the sex was easy

  3. I like to think I’m a 80’s child even I’m born in 70’s. I believe it doenst matter which years category we belong, as long as we are feel related to that particular years. 80’s gave me found memories, cultural club, madonna, beggars clothing and most importantly the hair style ‘cabaret/night club hair-do’, still remember? hehehehe ‘wink’

  4. i am a child of the 70s, but listen to music in the 80s cause i turn 10 years old then. my parents used to blast 60s and 70s music in the house, so we got no choice and have to listen. so i think i am the child of the 70s with music from the 60s right up to the 90s. so confusing wan.

  5. If not mistaken, people born in 80s took the PMR exam.

    Otherwise, use material to differentiate lor. For example, Computer used in school, type of VCR (top loaded or front loaded), proton or pre-proton,etc. And differentiate 80s and 90s is much easier. Just ask them which music media they use : cassette or CD.

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