2018: Shifen. Is this Shifen? I can't remember.
You see, I took a lot of photos when I was in Taiwan. I love taking pictures of sceneries and stolen shots of people doing their every day life.
Photos take time and sweat and timing to take. Sometimes, one needs to lie down on a dirty road just to take them. Or magmukhang tanga makakuha lang ng photos.
For me, these photos are intended to tell people, "Uy! Marunong ako kumuha ng pictures!" Photos that will serve as validation that I exist, that I socialize, that I want to go places... and that I've been to places. That's an achievemet for me who has little in life.
It's a small and insignificant thing for others but for me, who had just his first international flight back then, that was a big deal for me. Kumbaga, bano pa ako. Masaya. In awe. Ready pang magyabang.
So when I reviewed these photos, may story na agad ako sa utak on how will I upload/present them. And oh boy! I was so excited.
Kaso you took away that happiness and opportunity for me to show the world through my photos. Ikaw na nasa bio mo ay "photographer". Ikaw na ilang beses nang nakalibot sa daigdig. Ikaw na hustler na sa mga ganitong travel. Ikaw. Ikaw na nag-upload ng photos that I was supposed to upload.
You killed me. You killed my passion. You killed my happiness.
I know, kibit-balikat ka lang (siguro) kasi this isn't a big deal for you. Pero sakin, hindi. It's been more than a year, and yet, andun pa rin yung hatred. I used to tell people that they should move on and forgive (but not forget). But I can't practice what I preach.
I hope we never cross paths. And goodluck sa photographer career mo. I hope wag gawin ng iba yung ginawa mo. And wag mo maramdaman yung naramdaman ko.
PS: You can never get away with what you did by blocking people. And yes, alam kong wala rin naman akong makukuha by doing this.