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On 18/08/2015 at 5:34 AM, baradar_jackson said:

i'm sorry but Naruto is not really qualified to be nostalgic. It's great and all, but it is not old enough to be nostalgic yet. We may as well be nostalgic for LOLcats or myspace.

 

 

Even if you weren't around in the (13)60's (solar hijri... foolz), this nasheed can't help but strike something within you:

 

 

This stuff (and the Fusen bubble gum) was mother's nostalgia from Iraq in the 70/80s.

They used to listen in to Iranian radio broadcasts from South Iraq. I regularly sing this nasheed when I'm walking or whatever... but you've got to add the military marching noise with your feet for full effect.

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Just now, starlight said:

@Ali_Hussain lol no, Parker vector pens also come with the piston filling thing. Parker cartridges were expensive and difficult to find back then so we always used ink. :)

Btw there is also a sneaky inexpensive way to refill cartridges ;) 

I'm more of a ball point pen man myslef these days. 

But you're picture did get me feeling nostalgic.

Parker do make some quality pens.

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18 hours ago, starlight said:

Filled a fountain pen just now .....after fifteen years maybe. Hardly to imagine that these two used to be an indispensable part of my life all through high school and college.

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Memories...

In high school our teachers used to emphasise the importance of a good fountain pen to improve handwriting. That's how we learned to write well. But later ballpoints took over and our hand became an doctor's messy crawl with no shape and character.

Since typing has become widespread, I doubt if the newer generations will ever learn how to shape a word on paper. I have seen some high schoolers write on paper lately. They write like 5 year olds. 

Pathetic.

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Old school hookahs were ubiquitous in our village. They are still around but not that much. In my younger days, I have stolen a lot of coughy puffs from other people's hookahs.

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I used to get them on my annual visits to the cemetery to pray for the souls of my departed relatives and forebears.

They are still around. I think I'll get a couple of boxes next time.

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Bismehe Ta3ala,

Assalam Alikum 

My mornings with Mr Rogers.  God show mercy on him.  He loved people.

The best man on Television.

Now children are exposed to satan's children.

M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah 

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8 minutes ago, Laayla said:

Bismehe Ta3ala,

Assalam Alikum 

The best man on Television.

Now children are exposed to satan's children.

There are a lot of decent things on the lnternet and some TV/PBS stations.

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