Cats and dogs: never understood why that mean heavy rain but it’s been raining today. At least the weather isn’t too hot and humid [for now]. So first a general thing I wonder; am I the only one who feels bad when a relative treats you to food and you can’t finish so you stuff yourself to be ‘appreciative’ of the food? After only a few meals here, I realized that the culture is extremely big on eating out [or ordering out but eating in]. Hopefully this trend doesn’t last or I might be finding a dent in my sad little wallet very soon, but the pricing isn’t bad for the quality and quantity of food delivered.
Sometimes visiting relatives who are from a close-nit neighborhood, I feel like a caged animal; some type of proud trophy oh an extended family legacy. As we went out to the market during the morning to buy the next few days of fruits, I was paraded around and introduced to the vendors as the some sort of photography professional [I wish]. But it’s nice they think so much of me.
Still suffering from jetlag (it’s a serious illness, trust me), I feel the need to move and do something at odd hours. I want to head out at night but I don’t have a map; a pen and paper is what I usually use so maybe I’ll do that. I’m excited to bounce between relatives and can’t wait until I meet up with my cousin again. He recently acquired a Leica MP Custom and he says I can borrow it a few times for some black and white shooting; the presence of the camera makes me feel like I’m in some sort of camera porno. But due to the cost, I’ll be sticking with my tiny rangefinder for now. He also develops his own negatives, something I didn’t get a chance to do in college. Before all you film geeks go ape-shit about how developing is curial to know, I just started shooting film again about 2 weeks ago.
This is about it for today, haven’t been able to keep my head on straight all day due to jetlag.