This virtual photo album of mine highlights events in the life of my friends,
family, and myself. A lot of it is a section in itself, but the theme is glimpses of time for the fraction of the fourth
dimension it existed. Not even the one of a kind priceless tape or film can ever properly preserve the proof of these moments,
because you can't capture the thoughts of the people, the other senses your mind experiences, the depth, or peripheral vision.
But you can try.
My family was never big into pictures, when the family camera broke it was never replaced, and taking
pictures didn't seem much of a big deal. Now that those moments are gone, the few pictures that exist are invaluable,
and I've become quite enthusiastic about capturing those periods of time.
There is however a huge gap where the time in my life ceased to exist. That was from the ages of
16 to 22. I made a great effort to avoid cameras, and the only visual evidence that I existed is in the form of
driver's licenses, bus passes, other ID cards, and the rare time someone caught me on film. Simply put, I hated the way I looked
(amongst other things), and I was justified if you look at those pictures of those ages.
That was pretty much the lowest point in my life, but when I graduated from College I decided to make a fresh start.
I realized what "I think therefor I am" really meant. I changed my mentality to be who I needed me to be, and I became that
person. So now I'm cool with life, there's always options that can be exercised. I think the single most powerful trait
that humans have is the ability to adapt, and change. Use it to your advantage.
Also I seem to keep going through this cycle of being fat one year, and thin
the next. Fat at age 4, thin at age 5. Fat in 6, thin in 7. Grade 9 I was pretty chunky, and in grade 10
I'm super thin. I got really lean just before getting married (27), blimped out at 180lbs a year after marriage (28), got back to
160 at 30, and have been fluctuating since. At a recent 32 years old I went hardcore to get down to 156, and have a goal of
achieving 150 by the end of the year.
Some notes on the pictures on the sides. Age 2, I got my hands right in the cake of my birthday party.
Age 6 it was so obvious my mom cut my hair. Age 7 I tried to be cool by parting my hair down the middle.
Age 10, is in Pakistan. Age 15 is the last of my normalness for awhile. Age 16 was so hard to catch me on
film, that there's more pictures of the Sasquatch then there is of me. Then I tried this shaved head deal,
people called me Sinead O'Connor. Age 20, that's my bus pass, still swollen from a wisdom tooth operation.
Age 23 I'm back to normal again, yay.
- Jun, 1972 - Born
- May, 1998 - Moved to California
- Sep, 1999 - Married
- Mar, 2000 - Moved Into First House
- Apr, 2003 - Moved Into Second House
- Apr, 2004 - Zafira was born
- Oct, 2006 - Quit eBay and joined Amcom Computer Services