Homecoming #1

Video: 556 photos shot on a Canon PowerShot G10
Music: 1991 by Crystal Castles

Guilty as charged, I haven’t been a good blogger of late as I’d been sorting through and uploading a selection of photos from a trip with my family to Chaozhou and Shantou earlier in May this year (yes, May !). So here goes, a very much overdue post featuring a fast-paced compilation of photos (actually the first of a short series, as it turns out).

Chaozhou, located in the easternmost part of Guangdong Province in China, is a city very close to my heart. It’s the hometown of my grandparents, on both sides of the family and I’m very glad to have made the trip with my family, especially with mom – it’s her first time back since she left on the slow boat to Malaysia with my grandmother and great-grandmother great-great-grandmother 50-something years ago.

I am thankful that I now have more than just mom’s recollections to base my family’s past on. It’s been an important process getting to know my roots against the backdrop of a rapidly-developing prefecture-level city and meeting distant relatives for the first time. Photos to follow.

2 Thoughts on “Homecoming #1

  1. Aha, thanks for the link !

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