‘Memory is the diary we all carry about with us.’ — Oscar Wilde
Do you remember the warm, fuzzy feeling you get when you’re reminded of the fond memories from your childhood? Don’t you miss the comfort of carrying literally zero weight of responsibility? Well, you’re not alone.
The relentless pursuit of growth and shouldering of day-to-day responsibilities might have made us lose sight of what it was like when we were younger. And with Children’s Day just having passed us, this calls for a trip down memory lane. We are giddy with delight to share the following ways you can rehash those heartwarming moments and feel young at heart again:
Sing Your Way Home
“The beautiful thing is, music can be like a time machine. One song- the lyrics, the melody, the mood- can take you back to a moment in time like nothing else can.” ― Lisa Schroeder
Gather your best buddies and reminisce about your finest song memories. Queue your endless favourite tunes and sing your hearts out together at Teo Heng KTV Studio, Manekineko and many more karaoke studios in Singapore.
Age Is But a Number
It doesn’t matter your age; you are never too old to have fun. And arcades have been our sources of entertainment for the longest time. Even if that ol’ school neighbourhood arcade is no longer around, there are arcades such as Cow Play Cow Moo – the world’s biggest claw machine at Suntec City, Fat Cat Arcade, Timezone, and tons more around.
Many have since up their game and rekindled our childhood playtime, even Amazing Castle – a technologically-enabled entertainment play centre that is the first of its kind in Asia. Amazing Castle brings a modern twist to some of our familiar traditional arcade games such as IQ Basketball, a game of answering trivia questions and throwing basketballs into the right hoops, and Seventh Heaven, a ball pit that comes with a challenge to activate game buttons when it turns green.
Let Memories Unfold
Origami is the ancient art of Japanese paper folding, a favourite past time for many. If you can fold a piece of paper in half, you are origami-ready. Remember folding the wishing stars or paper cranes during lessons and gifting them in a jar to your friends?
Or how about childhood game creations such as challenging whose paper frog can jump the furthest or paper fortune teller, where the inner eight flaps concealed a ‘fortune’? The possibilities for fun are endless with origami. Rope your kids in and teach them how to fold them – they will learn the lesson of patience in the process too!
The Bare Necessities
In recent years, Disney has gifted tons of nostalgic viewers many live-action remakes of original Disney films. It is truly binge-worthy to indulge in these classic films with your family and relieve some childhood nostalgia. Go one step further and sing along to the original soundtracks. Please, Be Our Guest!
Here are some films to start reminiscing over: The Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and the upcoming remake of Lady and the Tramp. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Then head on over to Netflix where titles such as Mulan, Tarzan, Cinderella and more are on there!
You’re welcome, Hakuna Matata!
You’ve Got Mail
Writing diaries, blogging, and now bullet journaling as time transcends, just revolves around the same thing – self-reflection. When was the last time you sat down and pen down your thoughts and feelings?
Write a letter to your future self on FutureMe today. Choose when you want to receive your letter. Schedule it for a specific date, the letter will go straight into your mailbox. This can even be an annual practice that you do for yourself.
Not sure what to write or how to start? Here’s a prompt question to help you out, “What advice would you give your older self?”
The realm of our memories is limitless so regardless of whichever stage of life you are at now, take time to reconnect with yourself and your inner child. Remember to ignite your childlike state of wonder, live life, and always have fun!