the year of lost chinese new year memories
there was a chinese new years in elementary school many years ago where I got this book / kit with a cheapo camera that taught you about photography and how cameras worked. for whatever reason, I was the only one documenting the CNY festivities that year. super proud of taking all the pictures and finishing the roll, and the camera being a basic one without any frills, I manually rewound and watched the film roll back excitedly so that we can go to the photo store for developing. a few days later, they told us that the film was overexposed. who knew that you weren’t supposed to have the back open while rolling the film up (I recall ‘twas fascinating to watch)? either the instructions were horrible, I was super dense, or I just totally ignored the book.