Yesterday, while my Dad and I were driving around in the car, I told him about the 'Old Days' questions I had answered. I told him that it made me realise how old I am. I mentioned Fantasy Island and The Love Boat to him. And he agreed that they were from a long time ago.
Then he informed me that I was wrong to fill in Nancy Kwan's name... that she was from his time, not mine. Hmm... I guess I just remember watching a lot of Nancy Kwan movies and admiring her pan-Asian looks and curvacious bod. That scene of her twirling the tassels on her bra has been burnt into my mind forever.
My Dad and I discussed more famous people of my time and then he turned to me and said, "Hey, you should know this famous singer. He's very famous and from your time. Er... his name is... Osman."
My face fell. "Osman? I definitely do not know him."
"He's very famous," my Dad insisted. "Osman! You should know him."
"Da, I don't know any Malay singers from back then."
"He's not Malay," my Dad said. "Aiyah... Osman! You know... er... Mary... Mary Osman?"
"Huh? Mary Osman? And she's a man?"
"Tsk! Mary Osman and... Der... Danny Osman."
"OH!!! You mean, Donny and Marie Osmond!"
So that cleared the air.
Anyway, for those of you feeling bad about getting old... this should make you feel better.
When I asked my Dad about the TV shows of his time, he sighed and replied, "We had no TV then. We only had redifussion."
Feeling better now?