Okay, so I’m not sure yet if I really want to call her Frankie, but I do know I want to give her a name.
Me: “Should we call her Makoy?” (After Ferdinand Marcos)
Alfred: “What about Ferdie?”
Me: “I don’t really want to name her after Marcos. What about Kiko for Francis Magalona? Or Frankie?”
Alfred: “How very Sharon Cuneta.”
Chuckles from both of us.
Alfred and I finally took the trip to Hidalgo this afternoon, with the rain and all. The FM2s turned out to be much pricier than we thought but we found this small stall (Shurdin) where the body was priced closer to what we thought. With the lens though, we still had to pay more than we initially thought, but more on the range of what I was willing to spend on a toy camera. So I still think it was a bargain!
Frankie is an FM, not an FM2. The stall had two FM2s, a solid black, and one with chrome, but manong couldn’t install new batteries on the black one, it wouldn’t budge! The chromed one’s metering wouldn’t light up, even with the new batteries. So though I really wanted the faster speeds on the FM2 (upto 4x higher than FM), I settled for the FM which had a better looking body hands down (less worn out look).
I’ve already been firing test shots but I don’t know how exactly they’ll turn out. I’m not even sure I loaded the film properly! I’m reading up on the FM, since of course, it didn’t come with an owner’s manual. And I will be taking her with me to the office so Archie could teach me how to get more out of her. 🙂
So this has definitely lifted my mood more. I will not think about leaving my job for the time being, and I will hopefully learn to enjoy my new work family more. I’ve met my agents over the course of the week and they seem like a rowdy bunch. Real nice boys and girls that I can totally work with. This week I’ll get to know them even more. I guess that means I wouldn’t have to update my resume to be like those hard ass Manhattan resumes after all, this girl is not going job hunting anytime soon. Hehe 🙂
Anyhoo, I’m not sure if I’ll be getting any scrapping done tonight as I am really pre-occupied with thoughts of Frankie. We’ll see. 🙂