Thursday, August 11, 2005

Me and cameras

Went out for dinner the other day with the rest of my people.We went to an all you can eat, it was pretty much fun I will admit.Even though I am not a big meal person, I am one of those people who would rather have like 5 small meals or so a day rather then 3 big ones.
Anyway in true American tradition the camera was whipped out and in it was phot time.I do not like being in front of the camera I prefer being the one to take the photos then be in them.So usually I find it hard to smile in photos usually I put on some dead pan expression in fact I think I will post some of those pics but I did manage to smile in some of them if you could call that thing on my face a smile.I guess it roots back from my later days in Kenya ie the school and ID photos.By the time you take that ID photo you had been shuttled from office to office,asked to bribe and been burnt by the over head sun.So I guess the sight of the camera warps me back to that point of suffering thus the instant dead pan expression.Well when my small sis was going to get her passport at photo time she decided to give a glowing model smile; she was shocked.The guva photographer told her "angalia mbele na funga mdomo ( look in front and stop smiling ), much to her dismay.Oh well I guess thats how it is sometimes.

3 comments:

joani said...

hehehe that's cute :)

jEZELLE said...

LOOOOOL -on the comment about the photographer's comment to your is while posing the pic !!!

Worry not,you're not the only one who hates posing for pictures...mine goes way back to when I was a kind ( maybe it has something to do wth the fatc that the old cameras had a 500 Watt bulb that would blind you once it flashed.....explains the stigmatism in my eyes as well )

Jezebelle said...

Meant to say kid...oops ha ha