facebookas i sat in a cab on my way home today it struck me;

it has been almost a decade from the turning of a the new millenia.

i am bored and awaiting my heading back to camp in utter distain,
thus i shall attempt to chronicle the events that happened to the world,
an me (more importantly), as much as i can remember that is.

i present to you;

THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN RELATION TO JOASH’S LIFE

1987:

  1. I was born: on the morning of the 24th of May. (yay for the world!)
  2. Guns N’ Roses release their album Appitite for Destruction.
  3. Green Day is formed.
  4. The 1st heart-lung transplant is performed in Baltimore, Maryland.
  5. World population reached 5 billion people in Zagreb, Croatia.
  6. The First Intifada begins in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
  7. Ronald Reagan challenges Mikhail Gorbechev to tear down the Berlin Wall. ” Mr Gorbechev, tear down this wall!”
  8. The initial section of the MRT is opened between Yio Chu Kang and Toa Payoh.

1988:

  1. I was a baby, so i don’t think i can remember much. I turned 1 this year i guess.
  2. USSR begins Perestroika under Mikhail Gorbechev.
  3. Bands like Mr Big, Barenaked Ladies, B’z, The Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails,Deftones, Baha Men (-_-“) and Cypress Hill are formed.
  4. The Red Army starts to withdraws from Afganistan. (We can thank Rambo for that.)
  5. The Iran-Iraq war ends, with an estimated one-million lives lost.
  6. Benazir Bhutto is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan, the 1st woman to head to government of an Islam-dominated state.
  7. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is first published.

1989:

  1. I turn 2 this year. (still can’t remember shit.)
  2. dad started travelling. at the height of this, he would be gone half the year.
  3. The Revolutions of 1989 sweep the Soviet Eastern Bloc, ushering in the death of Stalinistic Marxism-Leninism, leading to US dominance that lasts till this day.
  4. The Japanese Emperor Hirohito dies (29th April 1901 – 7th Jan 1989).
  5. The Soviet withdrawal from Afganistan is complete.
  6. An Iranian leader Ruhollah Khomeini encourages Muslims to kill Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses. Iran also cuts of diplomatic relations with the UK over this book.
  7. The Exxon Valdez oil spill take splace, 11 million gallons of oil are released.
  8. The first free elections in the Soviet Parliment goes against the Communist Party.
  9. The Dilbert comic strip is syndicated for the 1st time.
  10. The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 take place.
  11. The Berlin Wall falls on the 9th of November.
  12. Dream Theater release their first studio album.

i tire. part to will begin soon.

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