06: A recent photo and a photo 10 years ago

Let’s play a little game 🙂

I don’t think I have posted a photo on this blog with a photo of myself that isn’t blurred or doodled on. I intend to keep it that way – sorry!

What I did was blurred these photos to a certain point where you could just kind of guess or whatever.


Yes, these were both sticker photos about 10 years ago, so I was about 15/16 at the time. Back then digital cameras were still pretty expensive and film was also expensive. Phones were only starting to come out with cameras – it’s amazing what a difference of 10 years makes.

Back then when I was in high school I was a bit boyish and liked to wear clothes that were baggy or street. I still kind of like the style even now, though I don’t dress as horribly as I did before (I admit it!!) That’s why I’ve put two photographs showing the two very different styles I had. Probably people said that I resembled Sadako the most because I had long black hair which almost reached my waist. I also really liked to tie my hair up in a really high ponytail (as high as I could without looking stupid though), which was fairly uncommon at the time as everyone wore their hair down.

As a teenager I started to care about my appearance quite late. A lot of the girls were wearing eyeliner and perfume, but there I was still looking like a greaseball. I only started caring about my skin when I started to get acne, and only cared about clothes and how I looked probably when I entered university. So yeah, I wasn’t always so fashion or beauty conscious. I was kind of a cool mess.


This was a photo taken around February 2013 and is one of the last photos I’ve taken that haven’t been majorly edited apart from whatever’s available on Instagram. I’ve lately been addicted to “Meitu” which is a Chinese image editing app that does a lot of things from cropping and rotating your photos to getting rid of your eyebags and slimming down your face. I figured I would post up one where I haven’t tried to slim my face down majorly.

Things haven’t really changed much since I was a teenager. If I were to take a photo like now, it would look different to the photo above – my face has indeed gone slimmer because I’ve just been having a bad time in general. Then again, the photo above was taken with makeup, which makes a huge difference – in particular for my eyes.

One thing I did notice in comparison to the past is I remember my nose being a lot flatter than it was now. Don’t ask me what happened, I don’t know. I don’t even know if pinching the nose bridge does anything.

Anyway, in conclusion, photographs and the real thing look totally different. I don’t think you will be able to recognise me on the street or anything based on those photographs – if you do though, good on you! I don’t think those photos really look like me- except for maybe the one where I’ve covered half my face with my hand. But then again, I could be wrong – in about 6th grade we had a guessing game – everyone bring in a photo of them when they were a baby or a toddler and we all guess who is who. I brought in a photo of myself when I was a baby and thought that it looked nothing like me – turns out one of the boys recognised it straight away. I asked him how he could tell and he said my eyes were exactly the same. Well, I suppose I may possibly have rounder eyes than what you would normally see? But then I squint half the time for no reason. Right in the childhood!

I’ve included a poll, totally optional and for the lolz. I don’t mind if nobody votes – no biggie!

Next post: (inspired by Day 03!!) Write about a dream you had. (!!!)


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