This photo was originally in black and white and was taken in a photo studio in Taiping in January 1976. I guess bapak just wanted to record the moment in time officially even though his Pentax SLR was as good as any camera one can get at the time.
I remember the occasion as being a couple of week away from heading to Kota Bharu to begin my boarding school life.
Of course by 1976, the family was still incomplete even with 9 children, three more were to follow together with another adopted daughter, making it 13 in all.
My kid bro on the front left (one of the two twins) has of course left us at the age of 30, while the rests are still around.
The original photo is still with Mak, though it is really in bad shape. I have no idea how the shop decided on the colour of our clothes. Hmmm..kinda funny to be honest.