“Can I steal a Red Bear off you? My parents only let me have two.”
At some stage everyone upgraded their trusty Nokia to a Motorola Razr.
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And every year you’d beg your parents for a new Billabong or Roxy backpack.
Your P.E. teacher really overdid the beep test at some stage.
Most of the girls would carry their sports gear around in these Supre bags.
These shoes were all the rage.
Any type of skater shoe tbh.
And at some point Uggs were definitely a fashionable choice.
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The boys in your year went from trendy blond tips, to growing their hair out surfer style.
While the girls experimented with foils, zebra-striped hair, and side fringes.
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Boring classes were for working out whether you and your crush were compatible, through a variety of scientific games.
The smell of Lynx followed every teen boy.
And Britney Spears’ perfume range was the bees knees.
Every year in English you were probably forced to read some sort of Shakespeare text.
These Excel study books became your best friend.
And Bored of Studies was one of your most frequented websites.
Instead of secretly texting your friends in class, you’d write them notes instead, probably with gel pens.
And you’d make each other countless mixed CDs, with songs downloaded from Limewire.
There was always someone walking around with a box full of Freddos and Caramello Koalas, to raise money for their netball or football team.
Every week you’d talk about the latest storyline on The O.C.
And buy the box set DVD’s when they came out.
Closer to home, you were weirdly invested in the Summer Bay stalker storyline.
And still remember watching Holly Valance as Flick from Neighbours, while procrastinating from doing your homework.
You’d SMS vote for your faves on Australian Idol.
MSN was the best way to communicate with your crush.
It was common to have one of these swinging from your wrist at school, or at any house parties.
Red Bears, Cruisers, Passion Pop, or goon were popular drinks to ~try~ at house parties… with or without your parents’ permission.