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Seeing a black-and-white TV set displayed in a boutique brought back fond memories of my childhood.
I was still studying in a kindergarten when my Dad bought a black and white TV set home. We were one of the few families in the village to own a TV set. I was probably excited, I cannot remember. I remember neighbours would gather in our attap house after dinner to watch the programmes.
I was frequently ordered to get up and out of my chair, walk over to the TV set to change channels as there were no remote control devices then. There was not much channel surfing as we had only the limited few channels.
TV shows commenced at strange times and did not broadcast 24 hours a day. The programmes came on in the day for a while, then the TV station would go off the air and came back later again.
Sometimes I sat on my Dad's lap and watched until the stations signed off late at night, always with the playing of our National Anthem.
My Dad's favourite sports programme was wrestling. He would be yelling and shouting throughout the show. His love for wrestling didn't rub off on me. At a young age, I already decided wrestling is a violent sports. I have never liked it and do not encourage my son to watch it.
Another TV show which my Dad loved was Combat! starring Vic Morrow. Then there were the local variety shows which offered much entertainment for everyone.
My Dad is in his seventies now and he usually cannot keep his eyes open for long in front of the Smart TV. The TV programmes must be getting too monotonous. LOL