Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Children's Day!!!

Children! Children!! (Yes, aunty)
Eating Sugar (No, aunty)
Open your mouth (Haaaaaaaa...)

We are H – A – P – P – Y (2x)
We know we are, we are sure we are,
We are H – A – P – P- Y, HAPPY!

All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.
Each little flower that opens, each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colours, HE made their tiny wings.

Who stole the meat from the cooking pot?
(Number 1 stole the meat from the cooking pot)
Oh me? (Yes, you!)
It couldn’t be (Then who?)
Number 10, stole the meat from the cooking pot!

Hmmm... I remember the sweet old days. When Nasco Wafers and Capri Sonne made frequent appearances on my mum’s shopping list. I can’t forget Okin Biscuit in a hurry... how I love the rectangular shaped one... bliss!

Sometimes, I want to go back to being a child. Like today when the rain just wouldn’t let up! If I was still a child, I’d be home on holiday, watching Voltrone or Sesame Street while building pyramids with my Choco Milo and forming rainbow with my Gogo (Smarties). I miss those days.

Do you remember Cortina shoes? If you don’t then it means you wore Kito with your knee length socks! tehehe

BTW, does Mr. Sada still live in Sapele? You remember him don’t you? Yes, the farmer in Macmillian Book 3. Hopefully, Simbi would have changed her hairstyle by now.

How many of your old books do you still have? Do you remember Queen Prima, My Book of Bible Stories, Songs of Praise, Brighter Grammar and Students’ Companion? I never liked Larcombs, how can a book meant to teach children maths be so boring? No illustrations, no pictures, just black and white all through... unfortunately, we had to use all its volumes!

Did you play ten – ten and suwe? What about catcher and after-round-one? Well I didn’t because I was too orobo cute and classy for such. I had a jump rope instead, and during inter house sports, you can bet I was always the queen of the house. Why wouldn’t I, when everyone knew I couldn’t run to save my life was such a charming little lady *wink*

Growing up was so much fun, we drank Tandi Guaraná, Dr. Pepper, Afri Cola, Fanta Ginger Ale etc. There was also Planta, Cadbury Chocolate Spread, Fan Ice (a.k.a Yoghurt), Walls Ice cream and SAMCO, Bubblegum.
BTW, what’s the lowest price you remember buying Coca Cola?

We watched Fèyí kó gbón, Òwúrò lojó (Joke Silva), Tele Match, Rent a ghost, Frank Spencer, Dr. Who, Fragile Rock, Jumbo, Kiddies Vision 101, Speak Out.


Lastly, do you remember:
All stand, greet!
Good morning sir, you are welcome to our class, may God bless you sir!

Happy Children’s day to the young and young at heart!


Mena UkodoisReady said...

Aww I remember my book of bible stories! Those were the days jor!

Prism of an immigrant said...

Oh good memories. I remember song of praise. We use to sing one song from it every morning in my primary school. If i'm not mistaken, the "All things bright and beautiful song" is hymn 444 in it :D.

I hated the round okin biscuit. My dad bought it by the cartons and made us take one to school each morning. We always begged him to buy the square one, but according to him, he couldn't tell the difference from the carton.... :-/

I wore kito very briefly... I was more of a bata person. I played all those games you mentioned :D plus "my mother told me" and "Arise o compatriot" game.

THis post put a smile on my face..

Chizy K said...

auuuw u got good memory, now i miss old days

Anonymous said...

YES! YES! YES!..i remember them ALL....*laughing*..oooooo, it was such a bliss......*sigh pleasantly*

ayabaodusote said...

Good memories

Naijamum in L. said...

Lovely trip down memory lane.
Childhood is such a precious time.
So innocent and carefree
I actually envy my kids *sighing like an old woman*

Jaycee said...

I remember all the games we used to play.

Naijamum in L. said...

I have tagged you - (The Bag Meme)
Pls visit my blog to know more

@ilola said...

I want to be a child again. I miss my childhood days.

Talking about Lacombe, that book made even math lovers hate maths. I hated it diee

kitkat said...

Awww i remember ten-ten and suwe!! :')
No matter how old i am, i'll always be a child :)

P.E.T. Projects said...

Mena: that book made bible stories comprehendable!

Prism: yes, its hymn 444, the most popular of all. I had kito too but it was strictly for the rains!
Round okin wasn't sweet jare, the rectangular one was the ish!

Chizy K: those days were fun, fun, fun!

Ayabaodusote: thanks for stopping by

Ibhade: i'm sure you have many more stories to tell right?

P.E.T. Projects said...

Naijamum: i can imagine how nostalgic ur children make you feel.
Thanks for the tag, i'll get right at it soon.

Jaycee: those games were the real deal, especially the songs that go with them.

@ilola: i thot i was the only one that despised Lacombes

Kitkat: we all are kids deep down in our hearts.

Lara said...

Pretty good memories.

os said...

Lovely memories...

Re: "..what’s the lowest price you remember buying Coca Cola?"

I can't remember the exact figure but in 1983, I stole two naira from my mother's bag and I remember buying biscuits and at least 2 bottles of coke and fanta with my friends.

And yes, I got the whipping of my life...

Okeoghene said...

Wow you just took me to another time. I remember all the fun games, there was also "mother may I?". It was fun fun all the way I wonder why I wished to be all grown then? I played suwe today though they called it hopscotch and it was more colorful.
Ofcorse Mr. Sada is still a farmer but his children introduced him to mechanized farming and Simbi cornrows rock.
I remember Bazooka.
I wonder who decided to make Lacombes the maths text book. The maths in that book was difficult

P.E.T. Projects said...

Okeoghene: Really? Mr Sada must be very old now LOL, its so sad Simbi hasnt seen the light of civilization, how does she feel rocking that hair style? LMAO

OS: the coke bottle must have been 29cl right?

Lara: We grew up way too fast!

Adura Ojo (Naijalines) said...

Ah...Games of yesteryears. I certainly remember cortina and i hated them. I preferred clarks, lol.

The lowest price I remember buying coca cola as a child was twenty kobo. Those were def the days!

Adura Ojo (Naijalines) said...

Planta! No other!

P.E.T. Projects said...

Naijalines: 20kobo? wow!
Planta was nice but i preferred chocolate spread!

Ginger said...

I remember buying coke at 25k. 29cl of course. I cant remember what the old bottle looks like though.
Then the popular song that accompanies 3-girl skipping - "when will you marry,, this year next year, marry forever..."

Thanks for visiting!!

Gbemisoke said...

you brought back lovely memories
"who stole the meat from the cooking pot?
Who me? Yes you.
It couldn't be. Then who?"
Growing up was so much fun.
I remember drinking samco and vip :o)

A-9ja-Great said...

Nice,you really took me back.

Anonymous said...

Oh my....! You just reeled out my younger years there....every part of it...nice memories, thanks for this!!

Amb Caleb said...

Yes i remember Brighter Grammar, i think most of us still need to buy that book and learn from it all over

Anoda Phase said...

waoh! memories, memories, memories...this is lovely.

Anonymous said...

I like this site^-^

The Corner Shop said...

Hahaha! This is a great children's day post! Choco milo oh! Babe, those were the days.


RemiRoy said...

Awwww sweet memories.

LG said...

plix update dis blog, 10q ma :)

Gbemisoke said...

Knock knock...
Is there anybody home??

aeWHYoh: Fellow Writer said...

Wow, this definitely brought back some memories..I think. Nostalgia. Although I didn't really know everything you were talking about [Sheltered kid :(], I'm glad I still have a figment. And you remembered all these, I hail! Funny post as always.

Natural Nigerian said...

So many elements from my childhood are in this post.

P.E.T. Projects said...

Ginger: I remember the skipping game too... 'how many cars will you buy... 1, 2, 3, 4,...

How nice it would have been if our assets aquisition in life were determined by how well we could skip!

9ja Great: Glad i did.

Anonymous: Thanks for stopping by

Amb Caleb: True that, infact include Student Companion to the list!

Anoda Phase: You're welcome

P.E.T. Projects said...

The Corner Shop: Milo pa pa papapa papapapa MILO!!!

RemiRoy: 'Sup dear, been a while

LG: Done ma!

Gbemisoke: Yes dear, im home, come right in

Fellow Writer: I was sheltered a bit too... maybe i'll write about that soon.

Natural Nigerian: We all miss our childhood once in a while

aeWHYoh: Fellow Writer said...

P.E.T, I think you should. Speak for all of us, lol.

MsJB said...

LOL I missed this. Definitely great memories