THIS IS probably my oldest still surviving photo. I was six years old.
I have a very vivid recollection of when this photo was taken because it was on the sad occasion of Inang Maring‘s death.
Inang Maring was my grandmother on my father’s side of the family. She succumbed to ulcer. It may be difficult to comprehend now but way back then people, especially in the provinces, actually die of ulcer.
This photo was all but ready to disintegrate when I digitized it by scanning some time last year (2011).