Out of the blue one day, Sherene asked me what makes me think back about the past. Is it sight, smell or something else? For her, she works by her sense of smell. For me, I think sounds really bring the strongest memories. Sparrows chirping, the TVB drama theme song, the roti man's honk (yes, a roti man in a van existed. He used to drive around the neighborhood selling baked goods! Gosh I loved the smell of all that baked goods and confectionaries), and of course, songs.
1979 - Smashing Pumpkins
Come as you are - Nirvana
Can't believe I just found out the title and artiste of this song this year! This song provides even more of a visual flashback. I remember this as one of the first few songs I heard as a kid - 5 years old in kindygarden, I'm not kidding you. It's a sad-ish song that I found myself attracted to throughout my childhood. Year of release: 1992
Lovefool - The Cardigans
This is the ultimate song of my childhood. Always playing on the radio. Catchy beat, simple lyrics, easy to remember. Brings me back to the times when I went to I-Care tuition (for Chinese language classes, anyone remember that?), art classes, afternoon naps. Blissfully simple times, man. Year of release: 1996
Other songs that bring flashback - I Want it That Way by Backstreet Boys, Mama by Spice Girls, Tearin' Up My Heart by N*Sync. Teehee!