There, there... no-no, don't worry. It does say 'Alyssa' on the cup. But that's not my name. It is my cup though. Your classic Starbucks name-fail. But it's a nice example of how everyone perceives things their own way. For what it's worth 'Kaisa' sounds nothing like 'Alyssa' to me. Must say my favorite misspell must be 'Aysha' (or sth that sounded like it) - made me feel very r'n'b for the rest of the day. Made me step out of my indie bubble.
I have been thinking about it quite a bit - how we tend to think that things are more true if we see them on a video or a photo or somewhere for real. However, it all depends how we perceive things and how others (try to) present them.
Okay, to the point. I just really wanna say that someone thought I am a fashion blogger! Ha! This is kind of exciting... say what?!
|iPhone 4S, Photojojo fisheye lens, Afterlight|
Just to get dressed in the morning. Looking me. Going to work. To be fair I was attending a fashion-related event (among other things). However, there were many different people there. So when someone you don't know asks you if you're a blogger and then says you look a lot like a Spanish fashion blogger then you just try to play it cool and at the same time think: OMG (yes, at times I think in acronyms, help!?), someone thinks I'm like way cool ('cos obviously fashion bloggers are cool; maybe they're uncool, but don't tell me that - I like some of my illusions) and I am Spanish (pale and blonde and all that). Nah I just work in an office. And then you know, blog about my attempts at photography. Didn't say all that. About blogging, I mean. I did introduce myself and all as a normal polite person would.
Made me think that we never-ever know the kinds of impression we might leave to complete strangers. Or maybe to less complete strangers, too. And friends. Most people never share their first impressions with you. And it's impossible to guess what they think. They totally might think I am a fashion blogger named Alyssa. Listening to the latest r'n'b hits. Oh yeah. I could be blogging about how me and one of my besties got matching shoes last summer in Madrid.
But is that even fashionable?! Well, at least this watermelon is. Loud and clear.
Adding a fun fact (maybe I shall start a Fun Fact Friday feature?!) - back in the days I have been asked if I am the salesperson at a flea market and at a bookshop. More than once. Obviously I look like I wanna sell people things (and ideas). At a market or a book store or virtually.
Why does it all matter (how we see others, how they see us and so on)?! Well, when I take photos I try to share the truth. My truth. Which might not be other person's truth at all. Same time, same view, different perception. Sometimes it's good to keep it in mind.
So, have a fun weekend looking at the world and maybe even capturing it. But you know, whatever you spy with your little eye might be a little bit of a lie (oh, rhyme).