I rarely take selfies, and by selfie, I mean holding the phone or the camera and pointing it to my face. I find the act lazy and uncreative. But I love taking travel portraits of myself, of making myself the subject of many beautiful sceneries. Perhaps it is my way to really convince myself that yes, you are here, Jona, you have traveled here, you have seen the pagodas and the temples in Old Bagan, Myanmar, yes, you have walked through the tea plantations in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia, yes, you have trekked Chiang Mai, Thailand. Perhaps it is a kind of egoism, this selfish act of becoming part of the scenery, of relentlessly convincing yourself or your invisible audience that indeed you have been to these places.
I would say, too much gadget!
So I bought and brought a rubber mini flexible portable tripod in my five-week trip around Asia, which I found for a cheaper price somewhere Ayala Cebu. The price online can go as high as P8, 000! Shocking! That’s my one-week budget in Malaysia!
I placed Nikkita, a Nikon P310, by the temple’s door and ran to this misplaced door facing the river. Old Bagan, Myanmar