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Another Birthday, Another year older

Me at 7 Months old, photo by Eligio Wamil

Me at 7 Months old, photo by Eligio Wamil

Another Birthday, Another year older

In a few minutes I will be celebrating another birthday.  I am thankful for that.  Bring them on, Lord.

Anyway, as I near my birthday, as if by synchronicity, I found this little photo, the only one of me when I was still a baby.

It was taken by my father when we were living in Marag, Luna, Kalinga-Apayao.  It is special to me because, he developed the film as well.  This is rather stupendous in my perspective because during  that time, Marag was so remote, a place where there was no electricity, therefore no gas or electric appliances to  speak of.

I was too young to remember this picture being taken 🙂  but I did remember our little sari-sari store.

I also fondly remember that we used to sell biscuits called dapan (Ilocano language term for the sole of the foot).  Well, the biscuits are made to look like a foot or the size of a foot.

When I was about 5 years old, I remember contemplating how I was going to eat the gargantuan and rather hard dough Dapan all to myself.  But fast forward 10 years later, dapan was tiny, the size of a 7 years old child’s foot.  I would need to eat at least a couple to have a filling snack.  I supposed perspective changes as one grow older!

 

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