What I Used to Be

Daily Prompt – 31st May, 2014. I share 2 old pictures of myself.

Considering I have my photos arranged in a super systematic way, a part of which is that I have a folder dedicated to myself, I couldn’t “find a first picture of myself” without actually looking for it. So instead, I delved into specific event folders, resorting to the first folder, which was when I’d gone to watch Iron Man 2 with my friends Kaustubh and Aman. The date was 17th May, 2010. I know this because my folder’s name contains the date. Like I said, super systematic.

Herein, I choose to share two pictures instead of one.

Image1806 I saw this picture when I was doing the aforementioned searching and was shocked, I mean really really shocked to see how slim I was. It’s scary because my ego says that I look malnutritioned and that I look fabulous now, when the truth is that I’ve actually gained quite a bit of weight that I now have to start losing. That starts as soon as I go back to Bangalore, which will probably be on the 10th of June. I’ll write a post about it soon I guess – I’m treating my body as my next big project [1].

vaibhavI share this because every now and then, we should laugh at ourselves. The aforementioned Aman had this one on his phone for a few years. I remember that we had gone to an old-age home for social work, and we’d put on a show and stuff for them. This was backstage, and it was Aman’s guitar. I don’t play, so I guess I’m one of those pathetic posers who have pictures of themselves holding guitars and staring uncomfortably into the camera. I’d like to draw your attention to the jhopdi haircut and to that scrawny little moustache. Feel free to laugh – it’s my gift to you for reading this.

[1] Also, I should write about how I treat things as projects. It’s a fascinating concept, if I do say so myself.

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  • I really enjoyed your post!
    And yes, I did participate in the prompt. Mine is http://livinglearningandlettinggo.wordpress.com/2014/06/01/1966-the-beginning-of-a-grand-adventure/.
    You wouldn’t know it from that post, but I have spent about six weeks a year in India since January 1990!

    • Yes, not from the post, but definitely from your About Me page. 🙂

      • True, and many other posts, both in the past and to come! 🙂

  • Love the theme you’ve used; bless all lovers of Totoro!
    Also, much respect for emphasis on your kiddo haircut. My younger brother’s was almost exactly the same for most of his childhood. Maybe one day I’ll have the guts to show off a pic with my bouffant fringe, or maybe the one with all the tiny braids with beads on the ends… oh goodness… It’s all coming back to me now.
    Here’s my link, hope it doesn’t disappoint!
    http://ilenelocke.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/writing-101-snapshot-stories/
    Keep at it! I’ve enjoyed what I’ve seen thus far. 🙂

    • Thank you for reading. 🙂

      For the background, I took small images of stuff I like and made a continuous tile. It’s really easy to do if you know image editing. Otherwise, if you’d like, I’ll make one for your blog for free.

      My haircut was never a big issue for me, especially because I like how I keep it now. If it’s not a big deal for you either, just put it out. It’ll be a small weight off your chest that you didn’t even know existed! 🙂

      • I might just follow your advice, about both the image editing and the ‘outing’ of my childhood hair-fails. I have a weird feeling you’d be right about it making me feel a bit better.
        Nice one! 😀