Visual fragments of a life on a little island in the South China Sea
The fellow in the main photo on the wall looks like my father-in-law in his days as chairman of his Mutual Aid Committee.
That photo is in one of the fishermen's mutual aid association meeting place cum mahjong parlours.Hereabouts, the same sort of photos -- past chairmen, men only -- also grace the walls of local clan/neighbourgood offices as well as the government rural committee office. Plus, of course, such b&w, head and shoulders feature at funerals and on gravestones.I guess they take the photo when the chairman assumes his post and keep it in the filing cabinet until he croaks . . . yes?
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