Memories of a working traveller

Keywords: dad’s life story, travel, work

Browsing through my picture gallery on my PC, I stumble upon some scanned photograph of my dad’s early days. I scanned the photo last year, trying to restore its original quality.

Epic grass field photo, Polaroid maybe?

Epic grass field photo, Polaroid maybe?

My dad went to Iraq in 1980, mum once told me that he enters the country with student’s visa but end up working in various places. Luckily he was out of Iraq just before the Gulf War. From there he continued working as an underwater welder for a few years in Singapore, before going to Brunei Darussalam,;then he met my mum, and got married in 1985.

Iraq times

Iraq times

The back of my dad’s photo

The back of my dad’s photo

The message says:

“kapada ibu ku, ini lah anak mu yang jauh dirantau orang”
“yang jauh, Benny Bon 18/5/80 IRAQ”

There are a whole lot of vintage photo we put in a small suitcase, containing memories of my dad, my mum and our early years in Brunei. All of dad’s life stories are recorded in a medium called photograph, the joy, the hardship and the meaning of life itself captured on every photo of him.

Dad still hold the title of “Awesome Life Stories” and I’m proud to have a dad like him.






Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it ~ Greg Anderson

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9 Responses

  1. Santafire says:

    this is classic

  2. Amanda Christine Wong says:

    wow…that is truly priceless.

  3. ONN says:

    Wow! Truly priceless! U should treasure this for many generations to come. 🙂

  4. Rungitom says:

    Classic and full of great memories, even in this vast digital age, the picture still wins. Thanks for the compliments ladies 🙂

  5. ♥ AnnieMing ♥ says:

    I love to spend sometime to see old pictures of my parents too. 😉 What a great photos of your dad here..

  6. Rungitom says:

    @AnnieMing: Thanks, always keep safe those precious memories ^_^

  7. nc says:

    This is beautiful 🙂

  8. Rungitom says:

    Yep, thanks nc ^_^

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