Letters to My Grandchildren 1 – Life in 2007

Hello grandchildren! I have not met any of you yet, but I’m thinking about you today. There is a 7% chance that I may not live to see you in this world, so I thought I’d say all that I want to say first. (I hope someone is renewing my domain name and web hosting accounts… I better put that in my will!)

Greetings to you, my dear grandchildren, from your Ah Kung (grandpa) Adino and Ah Ma (grandma) Poey Chin.

I’d just like to share to you how life is like in the year 2007.

1) I hope your parents are treating you well. Ah Kung and Ah Ma will try to raise them with our best efforts, and with the grace of God your parents should have founded a loving Christian family for you.

2) One bowl of noodles cost RM3.50 (small) and RM3.80 (big). Imagine that! You must be wondering how much we could buy with so little money. We still have coins in our currency, it’s called “sen” and we can buy about two sweets with 10 sen. We still have the one sen coin, but it’s so worthless that supermarkets give it away for free.

3) Computers are so expensive. A notebook computer (about the size of an A4 sheet of paper and one inch thick) costs almost RM3000! I’m sure that in your time, computers are as cheap as watches today.

4) The microprocessor manufacturers have hit the limit in making their chips smaller, so now they are starting to sell processors with dual processing cores. They are talking about bio-computing and quantum processing now.

5) The dominant superpower in the world today is the United States of America. They lead the world in military technology, scientific advancement, and entertainment. However they seem to be suffering spiritually and some say economically too.

6) This year is the 50th year of Malaysia’s independence.

7) Sushi our family Shih Tzu is now only 3 years old. Imagine that! Did you play with your tiny Sushi-clone puppies today?

8 ) Nintendo’s latest console, the Nintendo Wii is the latest revolution in video game consoles. It is user friendly and uses motion sensing controllers for the games. I wonder how you interact with computers?

9) Computers today are really dumb and stupid. Imagine your Ah Kung having to spend years of his life teaching computers what to do. I hope that in your time computers have not evolved into a supreme intelligence and are threatening to wipe out the human race.

Hope you all are obedient to your parents. Don’t forget that Sushi-clone likes tummy rubs and is afraid of loud noises.

8 thoughts on “Letters to My Grandchildren 1 – Life in 2007”

  1. darling, so early in the morning u’ve already imagining having our grandchildren..my gosh…hehehe..anyway u know we still need to have children first b4 we can get grandchildren.. u r seing so far ahead of our future.. i cant even imagine having grandchildren..awww…i feel old!

    Adino: Just want to record down my thoughts for future generations ma…

  2. Why is it 7% chance that you may not live to see your grandchildren?

    Adino: Don’t know la… just an estimation based on my ancestors tendency for heart disease, me being overweight, rising crime rates, and risks for different cancers with all the processed foods I’m eating.

  3. Oh my dear friend, u really notty, talk to ur next next generation oledy! 😛
    Dun worry, at their time got time machine, they can travel thru time n come to cu. 😛

    Adino: Won’t la. Even if they have time machines, it will be so expensive to travel that they won’t waste money on visiting me. Probably they will go and visit dinosaurs or something.

  4. You are so far ahead of me.
    My son is going into primary school in Dec 2007, and I have not even imagine what book he will be studying.
    (belum beli baju lagi pun)

    Now you are talking about grandchildren …

    Adino: Hehe… actually got a hidden purpose for writing these letter one. Watch out for part 2, part 3 and so on.

  5. hi, came here from leishia’s blog…

    i was wondering whether u have children yet when i was reading this post and ur wife answered my question.

    i like no 6 🙂

    Adino: Hi, welcome Miche! I don’t have children yet, but I’m writing a series of posts telling future generations how things are like at this crucial point of our nation’s history.

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