Archive | September, 2015

Why I Miss The 90’s

20 Sep

I lived my childhood through the 90’s. I guess that’s the main reason why I miss that period of my life. Those times when we all were just careless children of this world will never come back. Big part of my life that time was TV and music. And that is what I want to write about today. Let’s look at some of the most famous TV shows, movies and songs from the 90’s. Or at least some of my favorites.

I remember coming from school and jumping in front of the TV to catch every new episode of TV shows like Fresh Prince.

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Will Smith kicked off his career with this TV show. He could not have better start I guess. This show was not just funny but it brought incredibly honest character to the spotlight. Will came from poor neighbourhood to rich family in Bel Air. His aunty and uncle decided to take care of him and gave him the opportunity of getting prominent education. I am sure all of you know this story very well. And I am also sure that you all laughed as much as I did on all Will’s jokes and pranks.

During the weekends I couldn’t wait for the sundays mornings when Xena was on.

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Warrior Princess was the ultimate female hero and example for many young girls  / young feminists . Strong woman fighting alonside men or against them and mostly she defeated them all. She did not fear anyone, not even Gods. Speaking of, Ares, the God of war, was her best friend slash worst enemy slash love of her life? I never figured that out. But I loved heeeer J.

And how about Beverly Hills 90210? Can you imagine even our grandmothers were watching this TV show as the main evening program. You could see a lot of excitement in their eyes. I couldn’t even talk when this show was on. Everybody in the room would just hush me. I mean how could they not. This show is the clasic one.

Beverlyhills from marieclaire.co

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As for music, I don’t know where to start or what to pick first. There were legendary songs and then there were LEGENDARY songs. I was teenager then so you can imagine the variety of singers and bands I was listening to. I was and still am big fan of Madonna, The Fugees, Aerosmith, Missy Elliott, Foo Fighters and many more.

Found on marieclaire.co.uk

Found on marieclaire.co.uk

MTV Video Music Awards were like the biggest event of the year for me. I was sitting in my room, eating popcorn, screaming for the winners and my favorite bands. I always had a time of my life.

And when I talk about the music of the 90’s, I can not forget to mention this guy.

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found on buzfeed.com

Michael Jackson was the biggest star of my generation I think. You can read or hear many different opinions on this man. I don’t want to write about his personal life. However his musical impact on mine and further generations is huge. The madness which was created around this person was tremendous. As soon as he appeared on stage, the crowd was cheering, screaming, crying from happiness and love to him and his music. I loved his old songs and his new songs as well. He was truly the king of pop.

The 90’s brought us some things which we loved or hated and now we are even laughing about them sometimes. Those hairstyles, fashion, our thoughts about future…even now I am laughing when I think about my 1995 haircut 🙂

I guess every decade will give us something to remember forever.

To Kill A Mockingbird

5 Sep

There has been a lot of reviews, praises, comments or analysis on this book. The main reason is that this novel is a classic one. Students are reading this book in school (or at least they should 🙂 ). Teachers are spending a lot of time to show students how great and powerfull the story is. I know that at the age of 16 you are not interested in reading novels like this, but please find the time when you get older. It will really make you stop and think. 

As I am living outside of United States. We don’t hear about this story in schools often. Of course we learn about Dostojevski, Nabokov, Kafka or other writers. But about Harper Lee, not that much. I was always more interested in american literature than in ours. As soon as I started to read To Kill A Mockingbird I fell in love with it. Unfortunately I did not finish to read that book and I lost it. I know, I know…how could I loose a book, you would think. Believe me I really don’t know. I was mourning that book for weeks. Few years later I found the biography of Harper Lee named I Am Scout. The more pages I read, the more I started to realise that I knew that person from the book. I know Harper Lee, I know Scout. And how I know them? I have lived with that stubborness and that attitude my whole life. I am not going to write a review on this book here. I just want to emphasize on the importance of the values pointed out in this story. We don‘t see these values in our daily lifes anymore.

I love the freedom of Scout’s character. The inocence of an eight year old child…I am sure many of us misses that period of life. We could run there and back, jum up and down all day and we would never get tired. We would enjoy every sunny day outside with friends, exploring the world, searching secrets in the woods, imaginning that we were princesses or astronauts. And this fantasy world was so much enough for us. We were happy.

Scout is not a typical girl. She is playing with boys. Mostly she accompanies her brother Jem and her best friend Dill. Which was rather unusual during those times. She is not affraid to tell honestly everything what is on her mind. And she always means well. The innocence of a child sometimes does not allow him to see the real face of the cruel world. And Scout is slowly learning how cruel the real world can be.

I think that the world nowadays misses this innocence of an eight year old. We are moving fast into the future without looking out of he window. We think how liberal and modern we are. How developed our countries are and how peacefully we can live. But we never stop and look back. We never think how great it would be not to spend our weekend just behind the computer or infront of the TV. Wouldn’t it be great to go back to the times when we visited each other instead of texting? Or just to spend all day outside enjoying the freshness of a new day? This is what I like about the stories like To Kill A Mockingbird. This story gives you the opportunity to look back to your own childhood, when you were wild and free.

And then there is Atticus. Loving father who has his own methods of raising his children. He encourages their curiosity, teaches them how to be good people. Harper Lee created perfect prototype of a strong man, who stands for the rights of innocent people and leads his family to become independent and self-confident people.

To Kill A Mockingbird is an honest book. This was the first impression this nove lhas made on me. And that sums it up I guess. Honesty is what this world misses. Honesty helps us to be better and stronger. It makes us happier in a way.

And for those of you who did not read the biography of Harper Lee, I highly recommend it 🙂