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Subject: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: John Titor on 01/12/18 at 3:32 pm

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Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: Rainbowz on 01/12/18 at 3:39 pm

Interesting. These pictures sure do look very dated. I was only a year old 2003. It's hard to believe I was even alive and breathing when these pictures were taken. :P

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: John Titor on 01/12/18 at 3:40 pm


Interesting. These pictures sure do look very dated. I was only a year old 2003. It's hard to believe I was even alive and breathing when these pictures were taken. :P

Damn you were only 1 LOL


Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 01/12/18 at 4:06 pm

2003 is the first year I can vividly remember and the first year I have nostalgia for. Although, since i'm not from America, my perception of 2003 is entirely different from the images above.

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: Longaotian00 on 01/12/18 at 4:36 pm

I was just about 3 years old when these were taken and I started having vivid memories this year. I remember going on holiday in January 2003 (summer).

Definetly still looks early 2000s.

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 01/12/18 at 6:23 pm

You can't get any more early 2000's then this ;D. The picture with all of the cars on the parking lot really got me. I vividly remember seeing a lot of 80s/90s cars on the road back then and it being pretty normal.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/73/Sturt_Mall_Carpark_2003.jpg

Nowadays, you'd be hard pressed to see a car on the road made prior to 2005. Heck some cars in the 90s are now already technically considered 'antiques'.

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: 2001 on 01/12/18 at 9:01 pm

Lulz, and people try to argue that 2003 is mid-2000s.

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: Rainbowz on 01/12/18 at 9:05 pm


Lulz, and people try to argue that 2003 is mid-2000s.

Numerically, 2003 is more mid-2000's than early 2000's, however, I agree that the culture was early 2000's.

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: Longaotian00 on 01/12/18 at 11:03 pm


Lulz, and people try to argue that 2003 is mid-2000s.


Yeah, 2003 is culturally early 2000s for sure

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: 80sfan on 01/12/18 at 11:17 pm

Wow, 2003 is 15 years ago.  :o 

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: 80sfan on 01/12/18 at 11:19 pm

This movie came out that year. I loved it.

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Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: Slim95 on 01/12/18 at 11:23 pm


Nowadays, you'd be hard pressed to see a car on the road made prior to 2005. Heck some cars in the 90s are now already technically considered 'antiques'.

Yeah I mentioned this in a 2006 thread from a while back. There were quite a lot of cars from the 1990s and early 2000s still around then. So even if a car from 2005 doesn't look drastically different from cars today, the streetscape and all the cars you see in general outside in 2005 would look drastically different because there was still so many old cars on the roads. That's one difference I noticed when I watched a home video from 2006.


Another interesting thing I've noticed was the cars! There were so many older cars on the road. Now 2006 cars and 2017 cars may not be that different, but there were noticeably so many old model cars on the roads from the 1980s/1990s in 2006. This was the most interesting discovery because I didn't realize there were that many older cars on the road in '06 vs. today.

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: Longaotian00 on 01/12/18 at 11:43 pm


This movie came out that year. I loved it.

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2003 had tons of great movies! :)

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 01/13/18 at 7:21 am


Wow, 2003 is 15 years ago.  :o 


Yeah this passage of time is really starting to freak me out. I was 7 in 2003 and I remember that year like it was yesterday. Yet, the cultural differences between 2018 and 2003 are showing their age. Heck there will soon be kids in high school who weren't even alive during this kickass year :o.



This movie came out that year. I loved it.

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One of my favorites when I was a kid 8). Shia Labeouf was at his peak in popularity back then between this and Even Stevens!



Yeah I mentioned this in a 2006 thread from a while back. There were quite a lot of cars from the 1990s and early 2000s still around then. So even if a car from 2005 doesn't look drastically different from cars today, the streetscape and all the cars you see in general outside in 2005 would look drastically different because there was still so many old cars on the roads. That's one difference I noticed when I watched a home video from 2006.



I agree. The overall aesthetic of cars made during the mid 2000s and today are relatively similar. Cars in the mid 2000s began having a sleek and round aesthetic, faded lights, sporty wheels, minimalist exhaust systems, among other modern traits. However, its the interior of vehicles today that have dramatically advanced in the last 10 years.

Arguably, it was biggest jump within interior technology in cars in history. Many mid 2000s vehicles had CD drives (some still used cassettes), standard AM/FM radios, Auxiliary chords, and at best a cigarette lighter to use a car charger for a phone.

Many Modern cars don't even have CD drives, they rely heavily on both AM/FM & Satellite radio, touch screen control console, installed GPS systems, and the ability to sink with your smartphone for various tasks & features.

The technological jump in car technology pertaining to accessories and even necessities is pretty remarkable.



2003 had tons of great movies! :)


I agree it was one of my favorite years for movies, between the finale of the Matrix trilogy, the finale of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Bad Boys II, X2, Finding Nemo, Pirates of the Caribbean, 2 Fast 2 Furious, I could go on and on.

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: batfan2005 on 01/13/18 at 1:44 pm

January 2003 is another month that I have bad memories of. I went through a bad break up in the first week (great way to start off the new year, lol). I remember listing to "Blowing Me Up With Her Love" by JC Chasez (on the "Drumline" soundtrack) and thinking about her. I was pathetic back then, and had self esteem issues. Things got better in February, when I took a trip to Mexico and met someone else, and finally forgot about my ex.

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: John Titor on 01/13/18 at 7:15 pm


January 2003 is another month that I have bad memories of. I went through a bad break up in the first week (great way to start off the new year, lol). I remember listing to "Blowing Me Up With Her Love" by JC Chasez (on the "Drumline" soundtrack) and thinking about her. I was pathetic back then, and had self esteem issues. Things got better in February, when I took a trip to Mexico and met someone else, and finally forgot about my ex.


2003 was a weak AF year for the 2000s possibly the most blandest

miles behind 2005,2004 ,2002 and 2006 in terms of popularity

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: Slim95 on 01/13/18 at 7:19 pm


2003 was a weak AF year for the 2000s possibly the most blandest

miles behind 2005,2004 ,2002 and 2006 in terms of popularity

I'd say 2003 was pretty big culturally. You had smash hit songs like In Da Club everyone will remember and classic movies like Finding Nemo. It was also a transitional year and the first year of mid 2000s culture.

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: John Titor on 01/13/18 at 7:24 pm


I'd say 2003 was pretty big culturally. You had smash hit songs like In Da Club everyone will remember and classic movies like Finding Nemo. It was also a transitional year and the first year of mid 2000s culture.


I hated 2003 yet loved 2004 lol

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: Longaotian00 on 01/13/18 at 7:31 pm


2003 was a weak AF year for the 2000s possibly the most blandest

miles behind 2005,2004 ,2002 and 2006 in terms of popularity


2003 is my favourite 2000s year!

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 01/13/18 at 7:31 pm


I hated 2003 yet loved 2004 lol


I loved 2003 man :D. While I agree that it wasn't as zanny or fun as 2000-2002, it still had a heavy X-Treme early 00's vibe to it mixed in with core 2000s trends. 2003 and (to a lesser extent) 2004 were probably my favorite years culturally for the 2000s decade as they were the perfect equilibrium of early 2000s & mid 2000s trends, while also being solidly within the core section of the decade as well 8).

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: Longaotian00 on 01/13/18 at 7:35 pm


I loved 2003 man :D. While I agree that it wasn't as zanny or fun as 2000-2002, it still had a heavy X-Treme early 00's vibe to it mixed in with core 2000s trends. 2003 and (to a lesser extent) 2004 were probably my favorite years culturally for the 2000s decade as they were the perfect equilibrium of early 2000s & mid 2000s trends, while also being solidly within the core section of the decade as well 8).


I agree with 2003, that was a great year pop culturally. 2004: :-X :-X :-X :-X 8-P 8-P

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: Slim95 on 01/13/18 at 7:57 pm

2004 had great music. But my favourite time culturally of the 2000s was most definitely 2000 - 2002.

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: John Titor on 01/13/18 at 8:20 pm


2004 had great music. But my favourite time culturally of the 2000s was most definitely 2000 - 2002.

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: 2001 on 01/14/18 at 12:39 am


This movie came out that year. I loved it.

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This was the book we read for 6th Grade (2003-04 school year) English class and then we watched this movie afterwards. Solid book and solid movie!

I read ahead on the book, so I knew what was going to happen in the movie while my classmates didn't, and I remember I spoiled a crucial part of it and everyone got angry at me  :-[

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: Longaotian00 on 01/14/18 at 2:04 am


This was the book we read for 6th Grade (2003-04 school year) English class and then we watched this movie afterwards. Solid book and solid movie!

I read ahead on the book, so I knew what was going to happen in the movie while my classmates didn't, and I remember I spoiled a crucial part of it and everyone got angry at me  :-[


Lol, I studied the same book and watched the movie aswell for English class- except this was in year 9 :-X. I ended up failing the paper because of a really stupid mistake I made even though I was really prepared.

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: Looney Toon on 01/14/18 at 2:47 am


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Now this looks pretty early 2000s. On the left side you still a ton of CRT/blocky TVs with some flatscreens on the right. Although whether or not flatscreens are HD isn't something I'd know since I'm sure HD TVs in 2003 were more expensive and more rare to see than in say 2009.

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: John Titor on 01/14/18 at 9:53 am


Now this looks pretty early 2000s. On the left side you still a ton of CRT/blocky TVs with some flatscreens on the right. Although whether or not flatscreens are HD isn't something I'd know since I'm sure HD TVs in 2003 were more expensive and more rare to see than in say 2009.


They had some HD tvs that were CRT, for the most part HD sucked in the early/mid 2000s  most of the cable channels were 4:3 meaning when you veiwed them on HD tv they looked like crap and you had black bars on the side of the screens, I know around 2004 HD channels became a norm for like ABC and NBC other than that NOTHING was in HD  minus  espn and xbox 360

Cable didn't even go HD until like 2008, its crazy LOL so many people bought plasma screens and LCDS only to find out their channels look worse.

The only HD channel on cable I think of is ESPN & MTV's  MHD channel this was around like 2006

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: Rainbowz on 01/14/18 at 12:00 pm


I loved 2003 man :D. While I agree that it wasn't as zanny or fun as 2000-2002, it still had a heavy X-Treme early 00's vibe to it mixed in with core 2000s trends. 2003 and (to a lesser extent) 2004 were probably my favorite years culturally for the 2000s decade as they were the perfect equilibrium of early 2000s & mid 2000s trends, while also being solidly within the core section of the decade as well 8).

2003 was honestly my favorite year for music in the 2000’s. It was the best IMO

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: 2000s Nostalgiaist on 01/14/18 at 2:25 pm

Ppl posting in internet forums who were born in 2003?

What is the world coming to! ;D

I can't believe how young some of you kids are!

I was already 13 in '03!

Thanks for helping me feel old!

Man, just make the most of your lives between 16-25, don't be shy and talk to girls. That's the advice I would give to bros growing up today. After 25 the years stack up real fast!

Btw, loving the photos man!

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: Rainbowz on 01/14/18 at 2:27 pm


Ppl posting in internet forums who were born in 2003?

What is the world coming to! ;D

I can't believe how young some of you kids are!

I was already 13 in '03!

Thanks for helping me feel old!

Man, just make the most of your lives between 16-25, don't be shy and talk to girls. That's the advice I would give to bros growing up today. After 25 the years stack up real fast!

Btw, loving the photos man!

I was born a year before 2003.

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 01/14/18 at 2:33 pm


Now this looks pretty early 2000s. On the left side you still a ton of CRT/blocky TVs with some flatscreens on the right. Although whether or not flatscreens are HD isn't something I'd know since I'm sure HD TVs in 2003 were more expensive and more rare to see than in say 2009.


True. Granted CRTs that were made in the early/mid 2000s, like the ones on the left, started to look more 'modern' in the aesthetic. Between the more modern grays instead of blacks on the casing of the CRTs, to the optional functionality for different color garments, the option to view content via wide screen instead of 4:3 standard ratio, among other new changes. My folks got a new standard CRT that looked pretty similar to the ones on the left in the mid 2000s and I remember them being a noticeable step up to most of the CRTs in our house that were made in the 80s & 90s.



They had some HD tvs that were CRT, for the most part HD sucked in the early/mid 2000s  most of the cable channels were 4:3 meaning when you veiwed them on HD tv they looked like crap and you had black bars on the side of the screens, I know around 2004 HD channels became a norm for like ABC and NBC other than that NOTHING was in HD  minus  espn and xbox 360

Cable didn't even go HD until like 2008, its crazy LOL so many people bought plasma screens and LCDS only to find out their channels look worse.

The only HD channel on cable I think of is ESPN & MTV's  MHD channel this was around like 2006


The adoption rate from Standard Television to HD television was slower than the current adoption rate going on, from 1080p LCD HD to 4K OLED HD. This was probably because people weren't as tech savvy and tech obsessed back in those days as people were more contempt with the technology they had. As an example; despite DVD sales overtaking VHS sales in 2003, they still advertised many movies upto around 2006 as "Coming to DVD and Video", despite VHS being pretty dated by that point.

Many people still owned VCRs, CD players, Fax Machines, Answering Machines, among other fading technologies in the early-mid 2000s, despite growing innovations for digitalized forms of technology and communication. 10-15 years later, people are now extremely anxious when their own smartphone becomes 2-3 years old, or when the computer isn't able to run the latest software update. Times have changed, but most importantly, people's attitudes on technology have changed.



Ppl posting in internet forums who were born in 2003?

What is the world coming to! ;D

I can't believe how young some of you kids are!

I was already 13 in '03!

Thanks for helping me feel old!

Man, just make the most of your lives between 16-25, don't be shy and talk to girls. That's the advice I would give to bros growing up today. After 25 the years stack up real fast!

Btw, loving the photos man!


Yeah bro I feel you ;D. I remember 2003 like it was yesterday and theres now plenty of people on the forums who don't even remember half the stuff I make references to. That's just the scary passage of time. Soon, we'll all be in our 40's & 50's thinking "Where have the time gone?"

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: Slim95 on 01/14/18 at 3:18 pm

I was born in 1995 and it's weird to have people being born in the 2000s walking and talking, let alone going to school!

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: Longaotian00 on 01/14/18 at 4:57 pm


Yeah bro I feel you ;D. I remember 2003 like it was yesterday and theres now plenty of people on the forums who don't even remember half the stuff I make references to. That's just the scary passage of time. Soon, we'll all be in our 40's & 50's thinking "Where have the time gone?"


I was in Preschool during 2003 and I remember lots of the stuff

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: 80sfan on 01/14/18 at 5:16 pm


Yeah this passage of time is really starting to freak me out. I was 7 in 2003 and I remember that year like it was yesterday. Yet, the cultural differences between 2018 and 2003 are showing their age. Heck there will soon be kids in high school who weren't even alive during this kickass year :o.


One of my favorites when I was a kid 8). Shia Labeouf was at his peak in popularity back then between this and Even Stevens!


I agree. The overall aesthetic of cars made during the mid 2000s and today are relatively similar. Cars in the mid 2000s began having a sleek and round aesthetic, faded lights, sporty wheels, minimalist exhaust systems, among other modern traits. However, its the interior of vehicles today that have dramatically advanced in the last 10 years.

Arguably, it was biggest jump within interior technology in cars in history. Many mid 2000s vehicles had CD drives (some still used cassettes), standard AM/FM radios, Auxiliary chords, and at best a cigarette lighter to use a car charger for a phone.

Many Modern cars don't even have CD drives, they rely heavily on both AM/FM & Satellite radio, touch screen control console, installed GPS systems, and the ability to sink with your smartphone for various tasks & features.

The technological jump in car technology pertaining to accessories and even necessities is pretty remarkable.


I agree it was one of my favorite years for movies, between the finale of the Matrix trilogy, the finale of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Bad Boys II, X2, Finding Nemo, Pirates of the Caribbean, 2 Fast 2 Furious, I could go on and on.


Poor Labeouf!  ;D

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: Slim95 on 01/14/18 at 5:43 pm


I was in Preschool during 2003 and I remember lots of the stuff

Not as well/as much as us though.

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: Longaotian00 on 01/14/18 at 5:53 pm


Not as well/as much as us though.


What's your point?

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 01/14/18 at 6:02 pm


Not as well/as much as us though.


Too bad no one cares.

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: pink.panda_v3 on 01/15/18 at 12:46 pm


What's your point?

Most preschoolers in 2003 typically do not do or remember the same stuff that say a teenager would. Preschoolers  probably remember their kid shows or toys in their little crib, teenagers would really be "living" 2003. No preschooler would give a hell about current events unless it affects their family in any particular way.

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: Slim95 on 01/15/18 at 3:01 pm


Most preschoolers in 2003 typically do not do or remember the same stuff that say a teenager would. Preschoolers  probably remember their kid shows or toys in their little crib, teenagers would really be "living" 2003. No preschooler would give a hell about current events unless it affects their family in any particular way.

Yeah and the same principle applies to those 8 years old compared to someone who is 3 years old. The experience and memories are vastly different.

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: Longaotian00 on 01/15/18 at 3:02 pm


Most preschoolers in 2003 typically do not do or remember the same stuff that say a teenager would. Preschoolers  probably remember their kid shows or toys in their little crib, teenagers would really be "living" 2003. No preschooler would give a hell about current events unless it affects their family in any particular way.


Really?! :o I didn't know that!

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 01/15/18 at 3:35 pm


Really?! :o I didn't know that!


Dude you don't have to be disrespectful like that...

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: Longaotian00 on 01/15/18 at 3:45 pm


Dude you don't have to be disrespectful like that...


Wow really?...... This place sucks, I'm taking a break. As long as some people in particular continue what they're doing they are just making this forum really, really unenjoyable to visit and I'm not surprised plenty of other regular posters have stopped going on here so often.

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 01/15/18 at 3:49 pm


Wow really?...... This place sucks, I'm taking a break. As long as some people in particular continue what they're doing they are just making this forum really, really unenjoyable to visit and I'm not surprised plenty of other regular posters have stopped going on here so often.


Don't do that man! I appreciate your insight to the conversations we have here :). I'm not trying to be disrespectful or anything, but I just felt you were being a bit rude to the guy you quoted. You may never fully agree with someone, but try to be respectful at the very least.

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 01/15/18 at 3:52 pm

Also, no one here is trying to be ageist against you. It's just that there some people on this forum, who have been here for years, are still trying to adjust to new crops of younger members on the forums. Hearing new perspectives on the new generation can be both intriguing and jokingly terrifying if that makes any sense lol.

As more and more younger people, people much younger than you matter of fact, continue joining the forums you'll start to feel how we already feel in many respects ;D.

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: LooseBolt on 01/15/18 at 4:05 pm

Aww yeah, that's that sheesh. While I was mostly influenced by creative works spanning 2000 to later that summer, 2003 was the year that my creative endeavors began in earnest. I started drafting my first ever novel this year, I got my first iPod, and I was an old enough adolescent at that point to first start noticing girls.

And y'know, my bar mitzvah was that summer, no big.

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: Slim95 on 01/15/18 at 4:21 pm


Also, no one here is trying to be ageist against you. It's just that there some people on this forum, who have been here for years, are still trying to adjust to new crops of younger members on the forums. Hearing new perspectives on the new generation can be both intriguing and jokingly terrifying if that makes any sense lol.

As more and more younger people, people much younger than you matter of fact, continue joining the forums you'll start to feel how we already feel in many respects ;D.

Yeah I agree. When I first said that I wasn't trying to be ageist to him at all and that wasn't my intention. It does feel odd having so many younger members on this forum now lol.

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 01/15/18 at 4:25 pm


Most preschoolers in 2003 typically do not do or remember the same stuff that say a teenager would. Preschoolers  probably remember their kid shows or toys in their little crib, teenagers would really be "living" 2003. No preschooler would give a hell about current events unless it affects their family in any particular way.


I was 4 years old in 2003 and can remember the year really vividly. I understand the point that there are differences in the way toddlers and teenagers experience the world, but I still feel as though I truly "lived" 2003, even if I was young. For instance, I remember liking Linkin Park's "Meteora" album and I got a PS2 for Christmas that year.

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: Slim95 on 01/15/18 at 4:29 pm


I was 4 years old in 2003 and can remember the year really vividly. I understand the point that there are differences in the way toddlers and teenagers experience the world, but I still feel as though I truly "lived" 2003, even if I was young. For instance, I remember liking Linkin Park's "Meteora" album and I got a PS2 for Christmas that year.

I remember 1999 vividly too, but not as much as 2003. That's what I was trying to say. You remember 2003 but probably not as well as 2007, which your memories and experience must have been more vivid that year. But that's my assumption. If you really do remember 2003 and 2007 with the same vividness then ok I can't tell you are wrong.

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: Slim95 on 01/15/18 at 8:00 pm


I'm not surprised plenty of other regular posters have stopped going on here so often.

I'm sure that has to do with many reasons. It could be the content of the forums made, or it could be due to personal reasons or just being busy. I'm sure it has nothing to do with users on this forum...

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: 2001 on 01/15/18 at 9:31 pm

Very early 2003 (perhaps January) is when I bought Avril Lavigne's Let Go album (first album I got on CD!) and the kids made fun of me for it. Then they heard the album and took their word back. She was officially cool.  8)

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: mjstudios97 on 01/16/18 at 4:22 am

I think it depends on the kid though. Some kids already have a complicated intricate thought process at three years old. My sister was born two years after me in late 1999, and she can recall just as well from our 2002 LA-San Francisco road trip as I can, in some extent, even more than I can remember, and I was born in late 1997.

As for January 2003, I can't remember that era at all as a 5 year old who's about to turn 6 years old in September 2003. We had just been living in USA for two years (immigrated in early 2001). I guess I remember going to Legoland in San Diego, and visiting my cousins who were in college and high school at the time, and kind of watching their life from a vicarious standpoint. I was a happy-go-lucky kindergartener so I knew nothing about their stressful school and social lives then. My parents were working a lot this year so I hardly got to see them. A family friend of ours, a woman next door got paid good money by my parents to watch and look after us. We were just living by on a small budget in a small apartment unit in Los Angeles, and I remember being obsessed with houses and dreaming of living in a two-story home (that dream would come true when we moved to the suburbs after X-Mas 2004 and our financial situation got better).

I think my worldview was so simplistic then, which is why I can't recall much. I didn't have any particular taste in music or television but I remember being obsessed with The Sims 1, Sim City 3000, Roller Coaster Tycoon 2, Zoo Tycoon 1, and several simulation games at this time.

Life was so simple, and my parents are such reserved folk that I was always at home although sometimes I had play dates with my classmates who lived in the same apartment as me or around the block.

Oh, and we got our first car in the USA in 2003, and it's the Corolla 2003 LE that I drive around today.  ;D

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: mjstudios97 on 01/16/18 at 4:36 am


Also, no one here is trying to be ageist against you. It's just that there some people on this forum, who have been here for years, are still trying to adjust to new crops of younger members on the forums. Hearing new perspectives on the new generation can be both intriguing and jokingly terrifying if that makes any sense lol.

As more and more younger people, people much younger than you matter of fact, continue joining the forums you'll start to feel how we already feel in many respects ;D.


Not too long from now, we could be getting users who were born after 2009.  :o  Meaning, they would have never been alive during the 2000s.

"Hearing new perspectives on the new generation can be both intriguing and jokingly terrifying if that makes any sense"

"you'll start to feel how we already feel in many respects"?


To be fair, Longaotian00 was born in early 2000, and I'm only two years older than him. We could've attended high school together, so I wouldn't separate him a whole generation from me, lol. Maybe, being born in 1995 or 1996 makes a huge difference, lol...

On another note, the difference between us isn't as drastic as someone five years younger than him.  :o

It blows my mind that there are now teenagers who were born in 2005.

I know I'm thinking way ahead of the conversation, but seriously...
In the end, our differences in age will pale in comparison when adults born in the 2030s, 2040s, 2050s, 2060s begin to crop up. It'll be so folly. It's all time relative. It's like if someone born in 1896 and 1900, today were talking. Sure, the person born in 1896 might remember 1903 more than the person born in 1900... but they'll be able to connect on the events of then way more compared to later generations who were never even alive.  ;D

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: John Titor on 01/18/18 at 12:13 pm


to quote slowpoke yes Avril was everywhere, it was annoying tho

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: 2001 on 01/20/18 at 12:04 pm


to quote slowpoke yes Avril was everywhere, it was annoying tho


>:(

Subject: Re: January 2003 Winter Atmosphere - (Photo Album)

Written By: John Titor on 12/10/18 at 8:32 pm


>:(


;D

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