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Friday, 24 August 2007

Flashback Friday: T-Shirt

What?! It's been a week already?

This barely qualifies for the theme, but you can just see a t-shirt I used to love with lattice, butterflies and flowers. There was a time when I hated that pic due to the haircut, but now I kinda like it again!

It was 1982, right when we came to Australia (January). I was six-and-a-half. There was a drought going on at the time, and I remember landing (looking for kangaroos as we neared the ground, and being disappointed!) and thinking it looked just like how I imagined Mars -- red, bare, alien. I also remember the heat of that summer (unlike anything I'd ever experienced), and seeing my first huntsman spider (I thought we must be on another planet -- freak spider planet), and watching Playschool for the first time (they said "la la la" very strangely, all guttural-like, not like our flat European L's).

How this land has embedded itself in my heart.


three buttons said...

Wow, what a gorgeous story. And I think your haircut look super cool.

Anonymous said...

Didn't we just love what our mothers did to our hair....