i’ve got lots to write about but not enough time, so here is something to distract you all. hana and i spent the afternoon digitising some old family photos. some of them date way back to what we estimate are the late 1800s! i’d love to get all of them in digital form if possible, but there just isn’t enough time… which is a shame, because they are so cool!
first up is this awesome ninja guy whom we’re related to in some uncertain way.
and this is my great-great-great-grandfather. apparently he used to go to school with a sword. now that is old school. this is the photo that we’re estimating was taking sometime between 1880-1900. which isn’t really *that* long ago when you think about it.
check outthese photos of my dad when he was young. he had (and still has) an impressive set of ears!
some more photos of my dad when he was a young pup:
hana and my favourite set of photos are from dad in his heyday. he was a young diplomat living the high life in various parts of asia. the shots imply equal measures of business and mischief, which is just the way it should be. the photos have faded beautifully and i think they would be gorgeous even if they weren’t part of our family history.
we sort of wish that he had kept his clothes from this era. i mean, how can you tell me that his pants are not the boldest, most courageous fashion statement ever made? fierce!
its not just my dad whose earlier life is being put on public display either. check out my mum!
this is a photo of my dad with me, around the same ages that nayou and i are now. ah, the cycle of life…
and here is my mum again with aya and myself.