8 Things millennial’s will never experience like the rest of us

If you were born in the 90’s era you know how fun and rough childhood life was.

Here re some life experiences millenials are missing out on simply because times have changed.

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1. There was only one TV in the whole neighborhood and wrestling was the only program the owner of the TV allowed people to watch. The TV set was black and white and had an extended back, powered with a wet battery.

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Once it ran out of charge you had to take it to the nearest center and wait for a whole three days to have it recharged again. That power was enough to run the TV for about two weeks.

2. Uchokozi – those days kids were rough. They were used to the daily beatings. Your neighbor had the right to give you a beating if they found you in the wrong and still report you to your mum which warranted an extra thrashing.

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3. Kids ate soil and none of them ever got sick. How they survived only God can tell.

4. Whenever it rained, and better still with the hailstones, it was the best playing hour. One of the common games to play with the hailstones was to put it under the armpits and see for how long you’d hold it. Hailstones were to be eaten. Crushing those freezing stones and still not hurting our teeth.

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5. Kids back then swam in the ever flowing rivers. They swam naked without caring who saw them. Kids nowadays can’t even pee in the presence of their parents. It’s modern privacy. Those rivers are now gone thanks to increased deforestation.

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6. Some of the games kids played then include; dodge ball (nowadays called katty) marble game and playing house (cha mama) Technology has now killed this games. Kids are obsessed with video games and playing with their parents’ phones.

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7. One of most enjoyable memories was spending Saturday and Sunday afternoon in a video show listening to movies told in local languages.  The best narrator, DJ Afro, had every kid in thrills with those screeches that accompanied the action packed movies. Some of the kids however were not allowed as it was one of the places drugs and adult content was easily available.

8. Every village boy owned at least five dogs. The boys would converge at their favorite spot, each accompanied with his pack of dogs and they would head to the forest to hunt. These dogs had the highest level of intelligence. No dog feasted on what it had caught. It would take it back to the owner. The dogs would hunt and kill hares or antelopes.

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Most of us will live to tell of the 90’s childhood.

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Here’s a TBT to high school games we all loved

 

I miss high school to be honest. Not the learning part but the extra activities we did outside schoolwork. The games, the bullying and those “funkies”. Today I want to just take a look into the high school games that rocked back in the days:

1. Draughts

It was a mental game. Buying a brand new draught was expensive and students had to be creative and drew the checkers on paper or a cardboard and used bottle tops as men. This game was more fun when money was involved. This is what brought life to this game. It was a two player game where a player moved the bottle tops towards the opponent and hoping to reach at the end of the board and become a king. Been a king was the killer move as he could move in different directions and trap the men. You ended up losing the game when all your men were knocked off the board or if you ended up been trapped and could not make any move but only surrender.

2. Chokora mti

This was one of the roughest games played. It involved holding a small stick with a lump of soil and everyone had their turn to remove little bits of soil until the stick lost support and fell off. If the stick fell off as you removed the soil you had to run for your life as the other guys would run after you hitting you really hard until you touched what acted as the stopper. It could be a teacher, a tree, a specific girl or a wall.

3. Mgongesho

This game involved knocking a coin on the wall and hoping for it to hit your opponents coin that lay on the ground. In case it hit the coin, the player took that coin and owned it. These coins were mostly 10 shillings. The gurus of this game would rake in good money and buy snacks at the cafeteria for their break time tea.

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TBT: 90’s Rn B star Blu Cantrell throwback tracks

 

Blu Cantrell burst onto the music scene in 2001 with the release of her debut album, So Blu, which features the hit song “Hit ‘Em Style (Oops!).”

The cute singer, who catapulted to fame with her smash song Hit ‘Em Up Style in 2001, was taken into custody by police for a psychological evaluation.

From a failed reality show attempt on Tv ( NBC) and racy photos from her past resurfacing, to her suffering a minor mental breakdown, the press went from bad to worse.

In 2014, when she was reportedly picked up by police in Santa Monica, Calif., after “running through the streets, ranting about people trying to kill her.”

Cantrell was taken into custody around 2 a.m. after witnesses claim the star was shouting about someone giving her “poisonous gas.”

Listen to how powerful her voice was in her most popular hit song.