I have been meaning to blog about it since last week, but schedule had been crazy. How do I start this blog? I’ll try with disclaimer – I am not a model. Although I did some shows back in College, I do not want to tag the term to my name. Wherever I go and whenever I meet people, they always ask me if I were a model. I always tell them – yeah, I am a model employee. But I think being a model employee is far more difficult than posing in front of camera (or maybe not).
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So, in the “shooting room” – I am surprised to see more employees from different business units. Most of them are not that strikingly gorgeous and handsome, but they look good for photoshoots such as this. They can pose, laugh, and smile, and just be themselves capturing the happy mood and happy feeling of being part of the organization.
I, on the other hand, was feeling awkward. I have never done a lot of photoshoots in my life. I did some fashion events when I was in College, and I even had a photo session with Boudoir Dolls, but for something serious such as this, I do not know what to do. The photographer said that it need not be too high fashion (so I am for high fashion now?). My biggest problem is that I cannot smile. I am wearing braces and if they say that smile is the nicest thing a person can wear, for me, smiling looks so unnatural and insincere. Probably because I have sharp eyes too. That even my colleagues said that I have this certain look that seems snob and unwelcoming.
So, anyway, I just wish I have nice shots – nice that they could use to promote the brand.
Here are some shots I took for the other models.
We even asked the photographers to take some fun pictures of us. The picture above is just one taken from my camera. I had already changed then, and my friends were just having their corporate attire shoot. I had to change again to my corporate attire and we had our picture taken ala – Familia Zaragoza. Unfortunately, I was still awaiting for a copy of that pic. We also posed ala – Spolarium just for fun!
After 8 hours of staying in the location, time to go home. On my way home, I was regretful, that I only thought of some nice poses that we can use to promote Global Citizenship – and also some shots that I can probably use for the project I am working for the IBM Corporate Service Corp.
Anyway, it was a fun day. I am not sure if you would see me again in newspaper or probably in billboards in national highways. Yes, again in newspapers. I want to share these.. Not sure if I had previously shared. These were taken during Freeway events (and guess, I would attend another Freeway event on Monday! Guess who is the new National Artist they would feature!).
People say that I can be a model. Sure. Thank you God for the height and the skinny figure that people always mistaken me to be a model or even a celebrity (when I was in China). But probably I am meant to be something else. Like a regular employee. But look – my company even gave me a chance to be a model. And I say, modelling for a brand that you really believe in is so much more rewarding.
So how’s all the experiences change me so far? Honestly, since I have been given the chance to work with different teams (aside from the team I currently belong to), and even work globally, I try to really live up with the company values. I don’t know how I juggle work and blogging, and events. I have such a challenging role even if my role is at the bottom of the organizational chart. Sometimes I want to quit. But when people and colleagues tell you that you inspire them, you find reason to stay.
Thanks again for the IBM team and to everyone who believe in my talent and skills.
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