Monday, August 6, 2007


I can not, for the life of me, face a camera with a straight face. No sir. Not possible. I don't know why, but that is just how it is. The moment I even sense a camera in my immediate vicinity, my face starts contorting. It's as if there's this proximity sensor built in that sets off the contortions on its own without me having to intervene. The camera, and the person behind it, has to contend with my eyes all crossed or my cheeks sucked in or a dazzling display of my 64 pearly whites or my tongue sticking out or any other funny face I can conjure up. Like I said before, this is not something I do on purpose. It just happens as a reflex action. So much so, that I have actually gotten into trouble when I stuck my tongue out at the guy taking my snap. For my driver's license!!

Of course, all snaps of me don’t show me playing the contortionist. There are exceptions, like when I had to get a snap taken for my US visa, when I had to get one taken for my passport, when I had get one for the ID card in office and that one time when I got my driver's license. But apart from these 4 occasions, I don't think anyone has ever noticed the flash of a camera and me with a straight face at the same point in time and space.

All this sort of leads me to think that I was probably destined to make a living out of being in front of the camera! Seeing how making faces comes to me naturally and given the fact that I am good looking (ahem!!), have a good sense of humor (ahem!! ahem!!) and have perfect comic timing (!!??!?) I can probably become a famous comic/comedian in no time at all. Hmmm, and here I am sitting in front of a comp, slogging from 9 to 6 (or trying to appear as if I am slogging. See, more proof that I can act!!). What a criminal waste of a God given gift!!

1 comment:

Claudio said...

Hey great writing skills...
The last post was a bit confusing as if you had writen nothing but thoughts... but I liked that a lot.

You are indeed very funny

Thanks for sharing