14. If you have these pencil boxes, you are a god.
15. Go hang out at the local stationary shop after school. Buy laminated cards of pop stars or cartoon shows.
17. He rents you Japanese Super Nintendo games.
Everyone learned how to read rudimentary Japanese this way or were horribly lost.
22. Sometimes the variety shows had good contestants.
23. Or you could go watch a movie at the theater –
26. But you have to stand up and sing the ROC national anthem before any movie. It’s the law.
33. That you’ll graduate elementary school listening to Mayday – the first major pop band to sing in your grandparents’ native tongue.
34. For now, you are just confused and happy, bright at the edge of the millenium, briefly, mercifully six years old.
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