Photos from my past

While going through my old photos for my latest Star Blog entry, I turned up quite many possible photos but some didn’t make the list because I could only choose 10 memories.

I’ll share some of them here!

The Indian Years


One year, my friends and I were quite into Indian culture and would visit Little India to buy Bollywood movies, eat, and shop for Indian traditional costumes.

One of those friends was also my colleague, and we decided to wear our Indian costumes to our company dinner and dance that year. The dress I’m wearing in the picture is a lahenga. I really liked those because they look like princess dresses!


We were both nominated for the Best Dressed Award that night but my friend was too shy and refused to go up on stage, so I went, and won the award! =) It was one of those win by applause thing. Lucky my department was rowdy enough to garner enough noise for me, haha.

The Grunge Years

This was during more tomboyish, grungy times. I was very into heavy metal and boots. Hmm, I still am now, lol, but not as much.

San Francisco

I was attached in Silicon Valley for a month for work, but also managed to be touristy. The photo above was taken in a disco.

We were driving around somewhere one night and decided to swing by a disco for fun. I can’t remember who brought us there but we found this disco which turned out to be a rip-off.

There were people sitting outside collecting entrance fees (US$5). When we went inside, we were taken through several rooms that were under construction and then finally ended up in a main dance hall. It was EMPTY. There were no customers. There was only a DJ spinning some stupid music and the staff.

We stayed for 10 minutes and then left. lol.

Some random sightseeing photo.

People playing chess in the street.


Nara Park

I was in Osaka, Japan, to cover the opening of Universal Studios, but I can’t find those photos now. =( The only photos I can find are those taken at Nara Park, a tourist attraction featuring hundreds of free-roaming deer.

They’re so cute (but smelly) and were allowed to roam even into the carpark! The deer in the picture just happened to be posing beside the carpark sign. Heheh.


This is the famous “sinking library” sculpture outside the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne. Okay, it’s a really badly-taken photo. But it’s still a cool spot!

Younger Days

My younger days, wearing too much lipstick.

Even Younger Days

My even younger days, when lipstick wasn’t needed.

Aww, how I miss my entire life! =)

18 thoughts on “Photos from my past

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    hey Sheylara..
    dude you look so sweet in the Indian dress.. and you look so wicked in the grunge outfit.. AWESOME.. !!!! =)

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    Going through old photos definitely bring back the good old memories. Remembering all the silly things we did.

    The good thing about digital photos today is it doesn’t take up space. The bad thing? It is hidden somewhere in our hard disk, once deleted it’s gone. As for developed photos, we can take out and relive the memories at least once a year (READ: CNY spring cleaning :P)

    Thanks for sharing your memories with us. ^_^

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    Hey monster,

    At least you have way more pictures than me! Most of my memories are in my head and my biggest fear in my life is to lose those memories. Memories of our childhood, boy, did we have so much fun!

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    greetings from Africa [Senegal to be specific]. Cool pics and cool places, gota visit europe through, US aint even close to the amount of fun you can have in UK, France, Holland, Portugal, Greece etc. So many countries, so many things to do… anyhow I wish one day Ill be albe to say I visited at least as many awsome places as you did ;]

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    @Sheylara: Yup, I agree with tiger4, its great to reminisce sometimes:) Really appreciate you sharing such moments with us! I kinda dig that pic of the deer in Osaka. Its got the “Whaddaya want from me?!?” look:)

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    Thanks for all the awesome feedback, guys! I’m glad all my dodgy past photos are well-received. Perhaps I will do a part 2. ;)

    By the way, I don’t claim to be well-travelled AT ALL. I’ve only been to a measly few countries!

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    hey sheylara…
    for me.. i always remembered

    my dad getting killed in a car crash when i was 10..

    i was abused kid..

    i was rebellious angry kid who got kicked out from art school n church..

    i witnessed a lady died from suicide..

    me helping the kids in church n children homes..


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