Thursday, September 06, 2007

Throwback Thursday #12

Every week, I look forward to posting my Throwback Thursdays and checking out other blog members' photos and stories. It always amazes me how this wonderful trend (which was initiated by the girls at Pinks and Blues) has become such a large part of many people's blogs around the world.

In this set you will find some of my favourite photos. The first one is of Dad feeding me when I was only a few days old. I was only 5 lbs. 6 oz when I was born and my poor Mom was in labour for almost a day! I had jaundice and I was colicky. Being first time parents, sleep deprived, and having to deal with a baby that cried all the time because of colic was just so hard on them. They survived though :) My grandmother lost a few pounds and dropped a few dress sizes when she came to help my Mom with me!

I love this next photo of Dad and me. Check out the glasses! Dad and I were buddies when I was little. We even wore matching tees!

Fast forward twenty years ( sounds scary to say that! It makes me sound so old!). Here we are on Dad's visit to Japan. I was teaching in Japan for two years and halfway through, I got homesick. Dad was on a business trip in Hong Kong and made a pit stop to see me for a week. I was soooooo happy to see him. I really miss the time we spent together in Japan. It was really special. I don't think I have ever spent that much time alone with Dad ever. I learned that he was funny, fun, crazy...when all along I always knew him as being super strict and all about work, education and business. We went bar hopping together and stayed out late going to Karaoke bars, singing really bad 80's songs with my friends.
This photo was taken in the mountains. One of my very good Japanese friends knew my Dad loved plants and flowers, so she took us to this really beautiful place in the countryside.

Just a shot of me in my very little apartment. That one room was my living room, dining room, and bedroom!

This last photo was taken last year. What an emotional day.


Dina said...

what a special post!! dad and daughter relationships are so special!!!
one of these days i'll have to start up the TT posts again!!!

Cherry said...

I have got to get my hands on my parent's photo album's and scan them. I have to show you how similar we looked as toddlers! Although maybe all Chinese baby girls look the same.

Ahh the father-daughter bond. Precious!

Uncivil said...

That's a good pic of you and your Dad dancing on the wedding day!

C said...

I'd love to see more of your TT pics! You and your bro were such cute kids...and sooooooooo blonde!!! :) Old pics are so much fun!

I'd LOVE to see your pics! :P I wonder if Chinese baby girls really do look the same! :) LOL!

louann said...

Oh I love the last picture :) Precious.

*JUst a note: the letters I had to type to confirm my comment were : itays. Which in Filipino means "Dads" (plural of Dad I mean).

japanmanpete said...

Your flat looks bigger than mine! And they call these flats in Japan "mansions"! What were you eating in the photograph with you sitting at your kotetsu? Looks like some 7eleven 'combini' food! {{{{{{LOL}}}}}} I don't care what anyone says, but 7eleven onigiri and oden are deliciously good when you're in from a good piss up!


pinks & blues girls said...

What a beautiful relationship you have with your dad. Thank you for sharing these pictures (I've seen some before, but they are always so great to see, no matter how many times I see them)!!

Jane, P&B Girls

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