Things never go the way we planned it.
April 27, 2017. 5:10 pm (Philippine Standard Time), FBR Arcade, Katipunan Ave. , Quezon City.
We were dismissed on our review for Senior High School entrance exam. I called my parents and they told me:
“Anak, we are in traffic at EDSA. We might arrive a little late. You make hintay (wait) nalang.”
As an regular, obedient, Filipino child, I said ” Yes po.”
I went out of the building with me waiting around the building. There we’re 3 options that I could do while waiting but each one of them has its cons.
1. ) I could buy pizza at Yellow Cab (which is beside our building) Unfortunately, they do not offer a slice of pizza which is more practical than buying yourself 1 whole box and eat your heart out ; and I am broke at that time.
2.) I could wait at the lobby of our review center but I do not know what is the password of the WiFi there. Besides, I don’t have anything to edit at that time.
3.) Go out around the building and sweat the HELL out there! I have no towel to wipe on.
These are my thoughts during that time. :
“MY GAS what will I do for the next 30 minutes?!”
“How to be productive po? 😦 ”
“Grabii ang INIT! JOSKO LORD!”
“Smile lang kahit uwing- uwi ka na! ”
I was sitting at a chair when I remember that I was wearing my classic black and white Vans at that time. I also remembered that I have a black Nokia phone in hand with me and the floor outside the building was black.
” *ting* I have an idea! ”
Then I got the bright idea to come up with another photo shoot which was somehow “aesthetic” I guess. Tried different angles and different poses on my shoes and phone. This happened after 50+ pics of the same thing.
After taking shots of these photos, I didn’t expect that I have something to post! I thought that the photo will be ugly, unprofessional, unaesthetic, etc. After seeing these shots. These satisfy me to post it on Instagram. It is my first time to take an aerial photo of my shoes and my cellphone because most of the time my shoes looks crap, my outfit is mismatch, and the lighting is CRAP. Things really happen when you least expect it.
A few days after I posted it, some of my classmates at the review saw my IG post and they were like:
“OMG! Your feed is goals!”
“How do you take pictures? It looks so on point!”
“I like the shoes and the picture!”
And so much more compliments that I did not saw coming. I may not be the best Instagrammer but I will continue on pursuing my photography and post it on Instagram. I am already contented to where I am today. Opportunities will come its way when I deserve it. For now I will enjoy my photography career and of course my blogging career. Why look on what you don’t have when you can work on what you have and create a product out of it. Things will never go the way you planned; it might be better. We can’t really tell. Just do what you want to do and pursue it. Unlikely situations are the new opportunities for new possibilities.