Monday, April 30, 2007


laspapi- O Progeny Miraculous Particular Spectaculous....

I don't know what it is with me and the past these past few days (excuse the bad pun).

This is for the Waffarian whose post on her blog took me to better, better times- when cares were few and the air was cleaner, when smiles had no sinister motives and one did not fear one's neighbour.

15 comments:

Refinedone said...

Laspapi ah! …how cute!

….The age of innocent is gone and could only be rekindled if and when the “super” collides with the “natural” breaking down is always easier than creating.

Omosewa said...

The eyes and smile are still the same...now i'm gonna look for a blast from the past pic to post. Although, it wont be in black and white...:D:D

laspapi said...

@ refinedone- that's a deep one.

@ omosewa- thanks, 'sewa. I'll be checking to see when you're "blasting from the pasting"

Anonymous said...

I love the bow tie :-)....I've got to dress my boys up in bow ties....when I have them....hopefully this post'll be archived..so i can show them how cute it is..

In the mean time, guess my nephew will be receiving some bow ties for his birthday....:-)

Nyemoni said...

LOL.... sweet! I remember B & W pixs like these, mostly of my parents and my older ones... it was more 'fashionable'when I was born to take colour pixs cos that was the latest trend, so I was not opportuned to have B&W pixs to record my distant childhood.... lucky you!
One thing though... then there was this sense of security we had that is lacking now.... we stayed with family friends after school cos our parents were still at work, and we were so so trusting... now, I can't even eat anywhere...and going out at night? Almost impossible.. times have indeed changed

Waffarian said...

Laspipi, the innocence of such days should never be forgotten, sometimes, we want to forget, but it is still there, if we scratch the surface.....it is still there. Happy you've found those days again! Yeah, the picture is cute!

36 INCHES OF BROWN LEGS said...

i want to be little again!!!!! with no care or fears whatsoever.!!!!! im going to look for a picture too jo. dont think ill find a blk and white one though, ok ok ok i lie, was just trying to be young ok!!!!!!

Endi said...

You must have inhaled a great deal of fresh air....it reflected in the picture...

laspapi said...

@ anon- good one. laspapi's honoured to be used as a reference.

@ nyemoni- I don't know what happened to trust. I watched the fences on the street I grew up on as they were raised higher and higher until we all lived in fortresses.

@ waffy- The innocence is there but these days it can be a disadvantage to lack guile.

@ 36 inches- looking forward to seeing your 'blastus pastus' picture

@ endi- ah, endi, if only you knew. I had a great childhood, somewhere along the line, adulthood, nature and society conspired against me.

Naijalove said...

eeyah see fine boy oooo
Oga dis black and white pic don reveal ya age small sha :)
Lovely picture and in excellent condition too!

BTW, I like the Nigerian force!lmao@ ur comment about ikoyi club membership, remember say 50% of the time, we no get no membership card o!

laspapi said...

naija love,
my age? yeah, that's free info. There was an era of purple polaroids too. Managed to catch the tail-end of that.
That ikoyi club thing- I used to be scared of rejection, not like you professional under-age gate-crashers (lol).

In my head and around me said...

You were a fine boy o!!

Ko easy.

laspapi said...

thanx, "in my head". I like to think so too. How've you been?

Jola Naibi said...

You hardly see little boys dressed in bow ties these days...thanks for taking us back...really nice photo of you

laspapi said...

thanks, jola, thank you very much