Thursday, August 21, 2014

Twenty Six '26th's in 2014.

Hello everyone! So, I'm turning 26. And it's depressing. I have to think of new ways to insult old people. Usually I say something...

Hello everyone!

So, I'm turning 26. And it's depressing. I have to think of new ways to insult old people. Usually I say something along the lines of this...

Ya poor James. I have been making fun of him since...since year one. Why, I was making fun of him just yesterday.
Anyway, I would like to highlight that I'm not the only one turning 26 this year. And I've compiled a list of good things that are also celebrating their 26th year of existance on this planet.

1. Adobe Photoshop.

Oh how far you have come.

2. "Just Do It".

This awesome slogan was coined in 1988 at an advertising agency meeting.

3. Nike's First Ad.

4. World AIDS Day.

World AIDS Day has been falling on 1 December every year, since 1988.

5. Pi Day.

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 every year, to remind us of the suffering that we went through in A Math classes.

6. Prozac.

As The Offspring said, "Prozac can make it better.

7. Rihanna.

Yeah she turned 26 in February. Same age as me and 82347248939 times more accomplished. What is life.

8. Foxtrot.

Do they still have these in the Life section? As I am old and boring I now read things like, WORLD. and MONEY. And I barely touch the Life section. Anyway! Also since 1988.

9. Super Mario Brothers 2.

You would have thought he would be smarter after going through Super Mario Brothers 1.

10. Matilda.

Yesterday I caught the sneak preview of the movie Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman. Lucy is a modern day adult take on Matilda. I promise. (Read: less fun and more weird).

11. The Onion.

Yes. America's finest news source is 26 this year! And with that comes Facebook labeling oosts from The Onion as 'Satire' so stupid gullible people don't get confused. More here.

12. The New Paper.

HAHA. Singapore's favourite tabloid also turns 26 this year.

13. Watson's.

And so does Singapore's favourite drug store. (Or mine at least.)

14. Cebu Pacific.

Founded just 4 days after I was born! Happy Birthday in advance and thanks for the free movie! 

15. The Land Before Time.

I loved this show very much. Also I tried to learn the names of all the dinosaurs in the world at one point in time. I gave up after I hit 237.

16. Die Hard.

5 movies in 26 years. Bruce Willis must really be feeling quite old. Also he must really love this franchise.

17. Never Gonna Give You Up.

This very good mambo classic turns 26 this year.

18. Heaven Is A Place On Earth.

And so does this one!

19. Koosh.

I bet you didn't know these were called Koosh Balls! I didn't either. I just knew of their existence as I had one when I was younger. Anyway, also 26!

20. Nissan Silvia S13.

Okay actually I don't know anything about cars even though I watch a lot of Top Gear. So this was the only car I could sort of relate to out of the list of cars introduced in 1988 because I know someone who wants to buy a Silvia. (Mad. Take public transport la!)

21. al-Qaeda.

Hur hur.

22. Singapore Dance Theatre.

The Singapore Dance Theatre was founded in 1988, which was also when it made its debut. Look! My nursey/JC-friend Elaine Heng is one of their dancers!

23. The Johner Brothers.

Before the Jonas Brothers were the Johner Brothers. You probably haven't heard of them because they're Canadian (#HowIMetYourMother).

24. Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.

The inaugural Nickelodeon's Annual Kids' Choice Awards event was held on 18 April 1988. But I think voting started in 1986. Which is strange because this year's KCA was Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards. Which is not 26 or 28. But it's okay I will take it that the event is 26 years old. I'm Asian. I'm good in math.

25. Diet Mountain Dew.

I was hoping that Coke Light was introduced in 1988 but it wasn't. So next best alternative! Mountain Dew is good.

26. Jacqueline Wong.

So in case you are partially blind/ have very selective reading, I'm turning 26 this year. Yes. What you see above was me and a humongous Hello Kitty which Cheng Wei made me carry around for my birthday last year. And now I would like to leave you with a good song, because it's not my birthday yet.

Yes. 26. Okay anyway back to doing adult stuff like replying to my emails. Goodbye!

❤ Jac.

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