Saturday, July 4, 2009

Cheen Up, Twiz Your Body

Yes, we rarely comb our hair.

"I can't believe we're actually combing our hair," Rina said. "After five long years we're at it again."

Jay quickly followed suit,
using his fingers to rake his crowning glory.

Yesterday was a momentous occasion:
a professional photographer was commissioned to take our picture. We had to comb our hair.

At half past one, we went straight to The Lounge where a woman with curly hair was waiting.

Rina approached the photographer. "Is this for the group pic or is it for the individual pic?"

"Both," she replied. "Sit down."

Rina promptly sat down.

"Okay," the photographer said. "Sit back and turn you head towards me."

Rina obliged.

A camera whirred. Click.

"Cheen up," she ordered.

"Sorry?" Rina asked.

"Raise your cheen like this," the photographer said, pointing to her chin.

"Oh."

Click

"Twiz your body," she ordered.

"Excuse me?"

"Twiz your body," the photographer replied.

"You want me to pluck my body?"

"No,"
the photographer replied. "I said 'twiz' your body," turning her body to demonstrate

"Oh."

Click.

"Lumiyad ka," the photographer commanded.

"Like this?" Rina asked.

"Wow,"
Jay snickered. "Parang Kama Sutra na Villa Estrella!"

Click.

"We're done," the photographer said. "You're next."

"Yes Ma'am," I replied nervously.

I sat down, crossed my fingers and hoped for the best.

40 comments:

The Scud said...

hala. ano kayang klaseng pose pinagawa sa yo?

Andy said...

The Scud: My officemate called it the Noam Chomsky pose. It was completely out of character for me. I wasn't able to pull it off. Tawa kasi nang tawa yung mga tao sa room kaya hindi ako nakapag-emote. Ang sama tuloy ng picture ko. Ehehe.

dreamwalker said...

Rina??? Jake??? Ha ha... Love the names! And for the record, I think the pro photographer said tweest and cheen. Btw, the group pic is already on FB.

Andy said...

dreamwalker: Oo nga 'no, na wrong spelling ako. Typos galore nanaman, ahahaha!

Raft3r said...

picture!
picture!
i-publish mo dito yan!
hehe

Raft3r said...

andy, bisita ka sa the deadbeat club. may regalo ako sayo don. hehe

Axel said...

Aba, feeling model!!! Asan na yung mga pictures?? post mo na dali!!!

Andy said...

Raft3r: Ano nanaman yang regalo mo sa akin? Convertible to cash ba yan? Why do I have a sinking feeling na may kinalaman 'to kay Madame? Ehehehe. God help us all....

Axel: There's no way in hell that I'm going to upload those pictures! Baka magunaw mundo pag nangyari yun. Pang Shake Rattle and Roll mukha ko dun. Patay-patay tayo jan. Ehehehe!

Lawstude said...

i am not much of a portarit photographer (coz i like nature more) but sometimes i get requested to do portrait shots. mas mahirap yun kasi yung subject minsan mahiyain eh. lagi ko na lang sinasabi eh, pictures will last a lifetime so project ka na lang kung paano mo gusto ka makita ng tao. i am sure your photo shoot ended up fine.

Andy said...

Lawstude: You're right, doing portraits is very difficult. On my part, I'm not very comfortable having my picture taken, ehehe. Nakaka-ilang pa, kasi while the photographer was taking my picture, ang kukulit ng mga tao na nanonood. Hindi tuloy ako nakapag-emote. Ahahaha.

elYAS said...

reply reply kelangang magreply.

@andy: darating ang panahong mangyayari din ito sayo. isa, dalawa, tatlo o mas marami pang beses. ang importante, makakalabas ka ng black hole ng buong giting at may natutunan.

maligayang paglalakbay sa buhay!

Andy said...

elYAS: Tama ka jan kapatid! Sana lang huwag ako malusaw pag pasok ko ng simbahan, ehehehe.

Salamat sa pag post! =)

the donG said...

hahaha... i hope he didnt ask you to make a mala-pilita corales pose.

Andy said...

the donG: You mean the sideview shot with the hand on the chin thingie? She did actually. Ibang klase yung photographer na yun. Ehehehehe!

Victor Gregor said...

and it ended up how? tell.

Andy said...

Victor Gregor: I ended up with the worst picture of my life, ehehehe! That photographer is fierce! =p

Jerick (the former Curbside Puppet) said...

di ba pwede kayo na lang bahala sa poses nyo?

Axel said...

Ahahaha, bakit naman?? Dapat be proud ka lang... lolz

Andy said...

Axel: Grabe nga yung photographer na yun. Inutusan at minando ba naman kami? Sabi ko sa kanya, "Excuse me, hindi ako gumradweyt ng kolehiyo para maging kargador." Pero parang wa epek sa kanya. Ipinahawak pa rin sa akin yung pagkalaki-laking reflector dish. Aba-aba, teka lang. Ehehe.

Panaderos said...

Ok sa photo session. Halos hindi pa magkaintindihan dahil sa diction ng photographer. :)

Axel said...

Ahahaha, ganun talaga kapag model lahat pinapagawa...

Andy said...

Panaderos: Oo nga, ewan ko ba dun. Kaka-inis. Ehehehe.

Axel: Kaka-highblood talaga yung photographer na yun. Huwag na huwag na siya makatapak ng opisina namin. Stress na nga ako sa trabaho namin gagawin pa kong julalay. Teka lang ha. Tama ba yun? lulz

joyfulchicken said...

Hehe. Well, at least she didn't say "tweeze your body," which would have been painful.

Andy said...

joyfulchicken: Haha, true, true. I'd like to twist her neck though. Kidding. =p

Raft3r said...

kelan ang photo exhibit?
hehe

Andy said...

Raft3r: Nakita ko na yung photos ko. Natakot ako. So, walang exhibit na magaganap. Ehehe.

Axel said...

ahahaha, julalay ka ba?? lolz

Andy said...

Axel: Julalay for 1 hour lang naman. Nakaka-stress; nangalay ako sa kaka-hawak ng mga kagamitan ng photographer. Ehehe.

ShatterShards said...

This post was fun! But not for you, as it was happening, I suspect. No matter how good and "professional" the photographer is, if the subject isn't made comfortable, the shots would come out lackluster.

Andy said...

ShatterShards: Quite true. The photographer made me feel uncomfortable the moment she made me carry her stuff. I was like, what the hell? Ehehe.

Raft3r said...

may new movie na si jodie kasama si mel gibson
nasan na daw yun blog post o about her?
hehe

happy weekend, andy!

Andy said...

Raft3r: Oo nga pala, nakalimutan ko na yung Jodie post mo. Alam mo naman, may severe memory lapse na ko because of stress. Megan Fox post na lang gusto me? Ehehe.

Lester said...

Holy cow! What kind of a pose is that?

Andy said...

Lester: You can say that again, ehehe.

philos said...

Wow such artistry hehe... what were those photos for?

Andy said...

philos: Yeah, that photographer is full of artistic crap, ehehe. The photos she took will be posted in our reception area; sort of like a rogues gallery with our name under our picture. The horror, the horror.

philos said...

Haha... cool concept. Must be a fun place you're working at. :)

Andy said...

philos: Yeah, most of the time it's fun. Most of the people here are from UP and Ateneo. It's a riot. Ehehe.

w.a.i.t. said...

where are the pictures? Hehe

Andy said...

w.a.i.t.: I hid them in a place no prying eyes could see. :P