Saturday, May 19, 2018

Our first selfie! #SelfieExperience

The term "selfie" was coined in the early 2000's and was officially added to the Oxford dictionary in 2013. I don't mean to boast, but I had been taking selfies way before they got popular in India thanks to my then boyfriend now husband Koshik!

We met in 2008 and started dating in 2009, and he was a selfie pro and most of our pictures would be selfies. Now you tell me, how many people were taking selfies then? Not many! At first I found it a bit weird to point the back camera towards ourself (front cameras were non-existent in phones back then, and even if there was one - it was a horrible VGA camera). But when I would see the outcome, I loved it!

So in this blog, I am going to share the very first few selfies we took together!

1. 7th Feb 2009

I had a exhibition stall at a mall in Navi Mumbai to display/sell all the paper quilling jewellery and cards/envelopes me and my friend had made. Here me and Koshik are celebrating that later in the evening. (P.S. I am wearing one the paper quilling pendants myself!). See the angle of the selfie? This is all Koshik's doing!

2. 29th March 2009

We took this one on our first trip together to Alibaug. Because we didn't know the term "selfie" back then, we would call it our own "classic pose". I have really fond memories from that weekend! And man I was so thin, have got such fitness goals when I go back and see these pictures. I do realize, that these selfies if taken now would be so much better. For instance, Mobistar's front dual camera captures a 120° wide-angle shot. So basically this picture would capture all the palm trees and greenery in the background! Such a wonderful selfie experience that would be. Technology has really climbed mountains in the last decade!

3. 27th & 28th Feb 2010

Over time, just like our relationship even our selfie game kept getting stronger! I absolutely love these we took on a trip to Goa. I don't remember which phone were we using then, but these memories are preserved both on the cloud as well as a print form! The creative person I am,  would even use the prints as greeting cards to give to him on birthdays and anniversaries. :)

4. 12th May 2018

And here we are, almost a decade later. Still going to Goa, still taking our selfies. How different do we look! But a marriage and a baby later, that's bound to happen. Haha. It was amazing going down the memory lane, thank you Indiblogger. :)

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