Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Once Upon a Time


Once upon a time when I was young
and the world was still in black and white

Me and my older sister with Mum and Dad


With gran, cousins, sisters and me. The baby's my cousin Mama who's since passed on, as has my gran. My older sister's the one that's happily grinning into the camera, the toddler with a hand on her head and panties half hanging down is my younger sister, the oldest girl sitting next to gran is my cousin who now has an adorable grandtoddler of her own, and yours truly grimacing in the far right.


This must've been someone's birthday tea party. Me far right again, my two sisters and another male cousin who too has since passed on. He was attempting to rescue his 12 year old son who got into deep waters in the Tlawng river. His son survived, my cousin didn't....

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30 comments:

  1. Uuithosss lung ti leng topsss.. i nu leh pa te hmanlai thlalak nuihzathlak deuh deuh te i nei em?

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  2. Nuihzathlak as in outdated fashions? Kan thlalak hlui ho hi kan lo dah tha vak lo a, hmuh tlak a tlem lutuk. Poi tops.

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  3. Fashion hi a lo inthlak(thring)hma ngawt mai.. kum 4 kum 5 a mi lek pawh, nuih a ti za hma riau zel.

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  4. What memories these photographs must be stirring up for you...when the world seem to be taken care of bt mummy and daddy and responsibilities were an alien concept.

    BTW, the dresses that you are wearing in the last picture look like Mount Hermon uniforms .

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  5. Hmanlai thlalak hi a nuihzathlak kan tia keini poh 20 years from now kan pics te hi a thing kan ti ngot ang.

    This pic with your gran is very beautiful, the flowers and all.

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  6. alexx, a dik chiah. a bikin hair style hi a nuihzathlak duhin ka hria.

    ambs, nia he pic te reuh hi colour a siam atan a itawm.

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  7. deb,those were blissful days alright. Every little problem taken care of by an adult. Actually we spent most of our childhood with our grandparents. Due to the Mizo insurgency movement, the family fled to Shillong and while mum and dad went back to Mizoram cause of dad's govt job, we started schooling in Shillong. That explains the dresses which are probably Loreto uniforms.

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  8. Yeu..Kan 'TLEIRAWL' lai a va ngaiom ve..hihi..hmanlai pic ho hi ka duh ve bok e.

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  9. lol DaGGY,i naupanlai pic kha colour chu sawi loh,digital ngat a nih vek ka ring :D

    Tak tak a, sawmpuia nen hian ka pic hi in lo nuihzat viau ka lo ring a, min lo hlutsak der zok hi ka lomthu e! In lo haw hunah ka la pua ang che u :)

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  10. i cousin tlawng luia tla hlum ta hi doctor a ni em? Khatla vel a mi kha?

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  11. Ni e, Dr Zodinglina..vet ania, Mission Veng zok.I hre thin ami?

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  12. the ending sentence is uummm too sad :(

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  13. Yes, it was a major tragedy. He left behind 3 kids, the youngest would've been a little younger than he was in the photograph

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  14. Hmaaan lai color pic tha chi te pawh kha..

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  15. Dr Zodingliana, Zomuani pa kha mo??

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  16. Ni lo ang, fanu 1 zohmangaihi chauh a nei

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  17. Came over thinking that you might have posted Zote's work and what do I find?
    Wonderful pics. I was never an 'album' person but the little pictures that I have of my childhood, I treasure them to the core :)
    Alexx-a tih dan lakah, tiang hi en a nuam.
    -nohiddendepths

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  18. awwww.... baby J! chhooo chweeet :)

    By the way, Jimmy is itching to comment "Wow, B&W photography was already invented back then" but I told him thats a very mean thing to say, so he didnt say it.

    I too have tons and tons of pics when I was a baby (late 70s). Dad was the "always take a snap so that we will cherish it later" types.

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  19. "Dad was the "always take a snap so that we will cherish it later" types."

    Hmanlai chuan thlalak hnungah "Kan la ngai dawn mange" tih an ziak ngei thin.

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  20. Hre lo, a fapa upa ber an sikul a an zirtirtute'n an tan a mi tangkai chanchin ziak turin homework an pe a, a pa chanchin a ziah kha "Real Life Magazine" ah an tichhuak tawh, mittui a hnam sawk thei a lawm. Tun thleng hian ka rilru ah a la awm reng thin

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  21. cute hlum ve .. i PI hi a cute ber anih hi

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  22. LOL Tony ka pi hi i lo hmu tai elo? Cute baby contest chu nei chiah ila? :P

    dulte, i nick hi ka ten deuh roh, a tuai chiang. Nia Real Life mag Sept thla khan an ron chhuah ngei kha.

    ambs, kan pics hlui neih ho-ah hian chutiang a in ziak ve miah lo!

    kim & jigs, let's have a cutest baby picture contest kan lo tia Tony nen hian :)

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  23. A va nalh hlawm ve. In tea party hi a lawmawm tawp, table manners in neih that hmel hlawm :D
    Dr Zodingliana thih kha chu ka hre ve, amah tak ka hre lo nain, miin an ui thu an sawi ka hria.

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  24. thanks for the link to your blog zualtei! the pics and your narrative threading them together are simply wonderful. more, please?

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  25. diary, kan fel hmel tiro? hehe

    mona, thanks for dropping by and the encouraging words :) Mucho gracias

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  26. hei zet chuan ka lung a va tileng ve aww ..

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  27. Nia thil hlui hian rilru a ti thar duh ngot mai

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