Saturday, March 09, 2013

Favourite Sports in Monochrome - PhotoHunt

PhotoHunt theme : Monochrome/Favourite Sports

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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.

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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








37 comments:

  1. Linda tua participação! FELIZ DIA DAS MULHERES! beijos,chica

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  2. I remember those days when tv was in black and white and also they sign off at midnight and get back on at around 6 am. Great post.

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    1. The TV programmes started so early those days?

      I had to attend school in the morning and living in a village, there were so much activities to do in the day, so it was hard for kids to sit in front of the TV for hours.

      In the night, it was different. Electric lamps were not switched on unnecessarily to save on electricity. It was too dark and dangerous to go outside the house. With so many neighbours in the house every night, we were kept entertained and out of mischief. :P

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  3. Great take on both themes, ECL! can you imagine: no remote? LOL, happy weekend!

    photohunters

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    1. Yes, no remote. Horrors!! I have to get up and out of my chair to switch channels! :D

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  4. Great take on the themes. I remember when our first television was black and white too.

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    1. Woah, we are those who have been through the era of black and white TVs! :P

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  5. ya, I remembered that I watched those tv when I was young.

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    1. Bringing back lots of memories for those who have watched these TVs eh. :)

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  6. Wow, you lived in an attap house? That's one for the memories...

    I remember black and white TV too -- and the wrestling shows (which my father also liked) and "Combat" (which I liked)! :)

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    1. Yes, very cool attap house. My aunt in Malaysia still lives in one, I love the rustic feel.

      I cannot understand why so many uncles love to watch wrestling shows. I enjoyed Combat! Just found some episodes on YouTube yesterday.

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  7. Watching TV as sport I like too, lol ! It was the same here with the TV my parents got one in 63 and there were only 2 channels in the evening !

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    1. haha.... watching TV programmes is considered sports.

      Only 2 TV channels, that explains the baby boom. :P

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  8. i remember the pre-remote-control days of the television. to actually stand to change the channel. so much work. but i had so much exercise then because of that 'inconvenience' haha have a great weekend, ecl!

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  9. Beautiful shots - perfect for this week's theme. I remember those old TVs - that is technology that has improved quickly.

    Have a brilliant weekend.

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    1. Amazing how much technology has improved in TV sets within 40 years.
      I am deliberating getting a Smart TV.

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  10. i'm not a fan of wrestling too. it's a bad influence on children. i don't encourage my kids to watch it and try any wrestling moves at home!

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    1. Good for you. Luckily my hubby and son are not interested in this sports. :)

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  11. Hi ECL. :) Oh my I had to smile while reading your post. I remember those non remote days too and having to get up to change the channels. And my dad also enjoyed wrestling. I didn't care much for wrestling either. Thanks so much for the walk down memory lane. :)

    Have a great weekend.

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    1. Wow, these are great memories for us. My son couldn't imagine living without remotes. haha...

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  12. Oh my! We had a tv just like that when I was growing up too! Gosh I miss those days some times :)

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    1. I don't wish to go back to those days where there are no remote controls though. :P

      I am getting too comfy with the many high tech gadgets which are easily available.



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  13. Oh! The times of limited TV broadcast. Something the younger generation probably can't relate what with cable TV available now. :)

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    1. Besides the 24-hour cable TV, there's the internet. My TV set at home is just for display, the kids don't fancy watching TV shows. .

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  14. Vic Morrow♥ loved him!
    i dont remember monochrome tv clearly, we had it in childhood though :)

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    1. You watched Combat! too? Glad that screen legend Vic Morrow (as Sgt. Chip Saunders) is still remembered by many of his fans.

      I guess the Japanese monochrome TV would look cute. :)

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  15. I remember i used to have one monochrome TV in my store room when i was small too... i think they do have some weird radio channels either right? My eldest aunt loves to listen to that channel (around the year 1994)

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    1. You still have the monochrome TV? Antique lor!

      I don't remember about the weird radio channels, I listened to Rediffusion.

      I saw an old record player and old radio displayed at the boutique too. Nostalgic. :)

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  16. Black and white TV? Wow! I don't think I can survive watching TV in black and white though I hardly watch TV haha!

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    1. Watch a TV programme or a movie in black and white occasionally is quite interesting. :)

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  17. This brings back memories. My parents had a tv that looked very similar and spent many hours of my childhood sitting in front of it. Because I was the youngest, everyone always asked me to walk up to it to change the channel.

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    1. haha.... like you, the older children or adults usually 'bully' me, making me change the channels. Fond memories for me though. :)

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