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So many awkward stages, so little time…

November 10th, 2009

I was at my parents’ place on Sunday night and took the opportunity to scan photos to include in a slide show on our upcoming Big Day. Hoo boy, there was no shortage pictures of me looking idiotic, as you can see above… Going through the albums was an ab workout, seriously. And you’re laughing WITH me — not AT me — right?? ;)

In a somewhat related note, I’m featured in my buddy June Shin’s blog today (with a giveaway, so go and enter!) — and in the Q&A, I admitted that I was mean as a little kid. But as you can guess from my “age 12″ photo, middle school was socially challenging for me so I definitely got my fair share of being on the receiving end of the teasing. And as a post-script to the Permo pic, can you believe that my grade 10 science teacher used my hair as an example of potential energy (stretched-out ringlet…) and kinetic energy (… released: boingggg!)?

I’m glad I went through a few awkward stages — they helped me get a better perspective on things and probably made me a stronger person. Most of all, they make for amusing slide shows.

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  1. November 11th, 2009 at 03:50 | #1

    very cute post 8)

  2. November 11th, 2009 at 09:00 | #2

    lol! don’t know if it’s an asian thing or an 80’s thing, but I had a home perm and gigantor glasses too!…and glamor shots. remember those? yes, I was a victim. ah, those were the days! thanks for sharing M! :D

    And CONGRATS on the soon to be life changer!! I had no idea you were getting married! Hope you’ll share pics of the big day!

  3. November 11th, 2009 at 11:27 | #3

    Love it!!!

  4. Christy
    November 12th, 2009 at 07:09 | #4

    Em you haven’t changed that much since your 5 year old pic, I would have recognized you without the arrows-means you’ll always look young :)

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