Let’s be honest, we’ve all done them.
We know all too well that Filipinos today belong to a snap-happy generation that’s always camera-ready. ‘Smile dito, pose doon!’
Our trusty smartphones have allowed us to express our personalities through these photos and we just can’t get enough of how Pinoys have been super creative, and sometimes funny, in crafting their own social-media worthy contents.
Here are some of the best kinds of selfies that we see on our feeds – the ones that we’ll never get tired of seeing. Try them out for your next post! ‘Wag nyo nang i-deny’ (don’t deny it), you may have done these poses or at the very least – have wanted to try them out.
1. The Kakagising ko Lang… 3 hours ago
Your typical “I woke up like this” shot— except that you actually woke up 2-3 hours earlier to get that perfectly tousled hair and ‘no makeup’ makeup look. Come on, who are you kidding?
Taray ng rosy cheeks!
2. The ‘Medyo’ Bad Girl/Boy look
A selfie inspired by the infamous Instagram Baddies (see: Kylie Jenner, or pwede rin si Xander Ford), where you simply strike a mean poker or ‘palaban’ face and look as if you just don’t give a care in the world – but in reality, it’s really all about that fierce Instagrammable look!
3. The Sparrow Face
Known as the new generation’s duck face, the Sparrow Face is inspired by, yes, that small and plump bird that you’ve probably heard of. You can easily achieve this look by slightly opening your eyes and mouth — like a hungry sparrow waiting to catch the worm. We also like calling this the slightly nagulat (slightly shocked) pose.
4. The Pa-Candid Shot (The ‘staged’ candid shot)
A selfie where it looks like you didn’t know the photos were being taken. We all know the truth; we’ve all seen and done this. And if you’re telling us that you haven’t (and we know you’re smirking right now), stop pulling our leg!
5. The ‘Pa-Candid Daw’ Shot (The ‘Staged and failed’ candid shot)
Candid shots that are epic fail because you can clearly see the hand or the monopod in the frame. But then, as long as you get likes for being so ‘funny and creative’, who cares?
Anyare, kuya? Paki-explain.
6. The Stuck in Traffic selfie
Yes, this is what traffic does to many people: selfies galore! EDSA, Taft, Katipunan, C5, Ayala, and Sucat selfies are particularly popular, often accompanied by some gripe about their drivers or other cars on the road. Check the hashtag #StuckInTraffic or #TrafficMode to see what we’re talking about! If you haven’t seen one in your timeline, are you sure you’re in the Philippines?
7. The I Have My Life Together Shot
Most of these consist of post-workout selfies at the gym, but photos that scream “productivity!” also work! (e.g. A selfie with a book you’re reading, working on a project in your laptop, etc.). These are the selfies where you actually take pleasure in multi-tasking: taking a selfie while being so intensely enthralled with your serious routines. Really?
How to be you po?
8. The Wefie
And finally, here is one of our favorites! Wefies can be done anytime, anywhere, and with any pose as long as you’re with your family and friends — and maybe a pesky photobomber or two. Don’t we all love taking wefies? More friends, more scenery, more fun!