Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Munch Munch, My Childhood Memories in A Shop - WW

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Shopping at the revamped Chinatown Point with my girlfriends last Saturday, we squealed with delight upon discovering this shop selling snippets of our childhood memories.

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The neatly stacked tins of biscuits in the shop reminded us of the provision shops back in the 60s and 70s. I was ecstatic to find some of my favourite biscuits that I have been craving for.

Iced Gems
Biscuits with colourful icing photo credit : Munch Munch

Remember these biscuits decorated with colourful icing? As young children, my cousins, brothers and I love snacking on them. We could buy a handful for 10-cents from the only village provision shop.

First we licked off the icing before popping the biscuits into our mouths or dunking them into a cup of hot Milo. Ha!

Toffee candy
Almond, chocolate, coffee, milk and fruit candy photo credit : Munch Munch

There were too many yummy snacks to choose from, we bought lots of sweet and sour titbits. :D

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Erasers : flags of countries 

Besides sweets, there were some interesting toys and stuff of yesteryear for sale. My classmates and I used to play a game with these erasers when we want to exchange for the flags of countries I didn't own.

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Classic children's card games : Old Maid, Happy Family, Snap and Donkey 

I bought the above children's cards games for my nieces. My nephews received colourful paper balls that they have to blow-up and a Animal Kingdom Chess Set.

What a fun and interesting shop, I will have to bring the children here for a visit soon.


26 comments:

  1. We have a small Chinese community in Brussels and one street full of shops with Chinese food and other stuff. Of course not to compare to the one in London !

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    1. Glad to know that there is a Chinese community in Brussels. I wonder what Chinese food is sold in Brussels.

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  2. Here in South Africa we have a few Chinese, I've never had Chinese food but I'm curious

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    1. Chinese people are found in almost every country, they are quite an adventurous race. :)

      I hope you could try our yummy Chinese food one day.

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  3. It looks like you had fun revisiting some of the items from your childhood. There is a store here in Tulsa that sells candy and toys from my childhood. It is just best that I stay away. I like the candy too much.

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    1. I would love to know what candy and toys are from your childhood. They are probably quite different from what we had.

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  4. I just had the biscuits a few days back, my fave la! :)

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  5. And I know the different colours all taste the same but still nice to have a fave.. mine is pink! :)

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    1. Mine is pink too. I used to pick only the pink ones to eat.

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  6. I remember the country erasers too, it was so cool to have one back in school last time! :)

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    1. My brother and I owned quite a lot of them. We spent our pocket money collecting these precious erasers and couldn't bear to use them.

      My son also collected them when he was in Primary school. I believe some students are still collecting them now.

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    1. Welcome, our childhood memories are quite similar hor. :)

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  8. Wow... these bring back some really cool memories of my childhood too! i used to munch and munch those biscuits with icing toppings non-stop.

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    1. Looks like these biscuits are popular with kids during our time. These days, there are too many snacks to choose from.

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  9. I love discovering shops that sell sweets from my childhood which are easily found anymore.

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  10. Goodness~how come your childhood memories are almost the same as mine? :p

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  11. I will always remember the rubber. :D I was dominating a lot of people with my rubber back then.

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  12. glad that they are still around and that you could enjoy them at the same time reminisce about all the joys you had eating them when you were a kid.

    Emma and Buster

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  13. Oh what fun. To have it all be the same as when you were younger, to be able to remember the days gone by and think of your youth!!

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  14. I also love such nostalgic shoppes, and am always fascinated by trips to China town in San Francisco. I'm happy to see those simple games are still popular with kids.

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  15. Ah a walk down memory lane..how awesome when you can find treats and pleasures from your past! some of the sweets I liked as a child are still around..but they certainly aren't the 3 for a penny like they use to be...and they are smaller....Happy Thursday to you!

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  16. I used to have that iced bikkies before... :)

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  17. Finally linking up with all of my Wordless Wednesday Bloggers. Thanks for linking up! Can’t see what you post this Wednesday.

    Jennifer
    www.TheJennyEvolution.com

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