It’s my birthday today! Yes, it’s the 23rd June, the beginning of summer if you live in the northern hemisphere, and I’m very much a summery person. Ok, that’s quite a silly thing to write seeing that I was born in Indonesia in the tropics, and brought up in the southern hemisphere.
This year I’m celebrating my birthday in a very special way surrounded by all my family – the ones that live in Spain that is. Its a busy weekend, so busy in fact that I must confess that this post is, ahem, scheduled.
One of my beautiful cousins is getting married. I wish her all the best of happiness! We are all very happy for her. And for ourselves because we get to see each other in the celebration. We also have an Indonesian party lined up – where my Spanish family will be attending. Lets not forget too that it’s my birthday which is another cause of celebration.
For my birthday, Mr. H. has got me the coolest camera ever! The truth is that I received it a few weeks ago so that by today I would be able to minimally understand how it works to make gorgeous photos of my cousin.
The camera is a Fujifilm XF1. It comes in black, brown and red. Mr. H. very tastefully (for my taste that is) chose me the black one. I’m no photography expert (yet!), but I understand that this camera has many professional traits while being compact enough for someone like me to lug around. Of course the camera is also for me to be able to improve my photos for Papaya Pieces. Now I’ll also be reading the photography blogs trying to make sense out of things like: shutter speed and mm. Right now I still haven’t figured what they mean. If anyone can shed some light and help me out, please do. I really love it, so one thousand thank yous to Mr. H.
So how old am I now? Let’s just leave it at 30 something, like stated in my about page…
Thank you for reading!