New year means so many things for most people. For some, it means getting started with resolutions and goals they didn’t achieve from the previous year. Others would take it as an opportunity to start over again. While for most of us, the new year means just one thing — growing older.
Yep. As we all know, every turn of the year means you’re going to grow a year older and hopefully, grow up at the same time.
You may be one of those people who simply dread turning a year older (especially if it means hitting the senior citizen mark), but if there’s any consolation, at least you’re not alone. This 2018, many of the things you have enjoyed when you’re younger will say goodbye to their teenage years and turn 20.
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
The boy who lived finally came to our doorstep when Scholastic released the American version of the acclaimed fiction by J.K. Rowling in 1998 — a year after it was released in UK.
Get your copy of the novel here.
2. Game Boy Color
This console made gaming not only fun but colorful. Game Boy Color changed the way we played as we all said goodbye to green backlight and black characters!
Get your very own version of it here.
3. Pokemon: The First Movie
One of the most popular games we played on our consoles (particularly in Game Boy Color) is Pokemon. So when the first movie was released in 1998, we all just flipped!
Get a copy of the film here.
4. Baby One More Time by Britney Spears
When Britney Spears’ “Baby One More Time” hit the airwaves on October 23, 1998, it became so popular that it was played in almost all household. Spears was only 16 years old at that time and 20 years later, we still sing to the lyrics of her song. (Darn, we’re that old!)
Get your copy of the song here.
Remember this toy owl that gave us the creeps? 20 years ago it was one of the most popular toy! And today, we’re all like: “please don’t ever bring that back.”
But if you’re feeling nostalgic, you can get the toy here.
Google search engine was actually launched on September 4, 1998. Yep, it wasn’t very popular then as it is now because we’re all into Yahoo! and Yahoo! Messenger. But it’s been around and right now, it is the most used search engine.
7. The Parent Trap
This family comedy had us all rolling on the floor while laughing! This was definitely a must-watch movie then with your family. Today, find out if it still hasn’t lost its charm. Ready your popcorn and bond over this 20-year-old film that’s also Lindsay Lohan’s first leading role.
Get a copy of this classic family film here.
8. Dawson’s Creek
Before Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill became a thing, we’re all binge-watching on Dawson’s Creek.
Find a copy of the complete series here.
20 years ago, Steve Jobs introduced the world to this desktop computer that eventually evolved and revolutionized our computers with its sleek designs and costly price tags.
Lastly, Disney’s Mulan found its way into our hearts and had all the young girls singing: “Who is that girl I see, staring back at me?”
Get a copy of the movie here.