I was telling a colleague (who shall of course remain anonymous) a couple weeks ago that I have been to China before, Beijing as a 7 years old kid, and Guangzhou as a 14 years old teenager. I forgot the actual content of our debate, it was sort of random, but the point is, somehow he was convinced that I was lying and challenged me to show him proof. I do remember that he declared “If you can show me photos of me in Guangzhou at least, I will donate RM 500 to World Vision!”
“What if I not only show you the photos, but blog about it, complete with storytelling?”
“Then I’ll double up and donate RM 1000!”
Well, guess what?
I was 14 years old, 14 years ago. So the Guangzhou trip happened in the year 2000. Back then, there was no such thing as digital camera and Kodak was still very much alive. The photos that we took were stored in film cartridges and we would get them printed in the photo shops.
I remember I had a bunch of photos, and I created a sort of diary book with those photos. So the first thing I did when I reached home today was to scour my drawers for that scrapbook.
So, dude, if you are reading this, please get your money ready. RM 1000, remember? I’ll give you a week or two to prepare. After all, I need to go through this book again and see how much my brain can remember and make up the things that I don’t remember. And then I need to convert this book into JPG format. And then I need to prepare the blog posts and actually post them. You can donate the money after I complete all my posts.
Think on the bright side, you’ll get to see how the 14 years old me look like 😉