I told myself I will attempt to be more creative with the photos of books I have finished reading so I tried flatlaying my first read for 2016!
Naturally, my creative (and ever so playful) work friends volunteered to help me in the process!
The watch (borrowed from Shannen) is in reference to the title, and Haruki #1’s timepiece. There are philosophical and metaphysical elements in the story, which I thought was really smart so I added my glasses (maipilit lang). The Eiffel Tower keychain is also in reference to the cafe and the use of the French language in a few of the narratives. Mech added the pen, and I justified its symbolism by saying that the protagonists, Naoko and Ruth are writers. Finally, I decided to add Mech’s block thingy with the word resign because both characters were resigned to their tragic fates.
Daming sinabi! But this was so much fun to create because I think my office friends were more invested in it than I was. They actually ended up doing the entire thing. Haha! Jess was nitpicking on positive and negative spaces. Mech kept adding props and Don took the photo with his iPhone 6 Plus. They also made me delete my first post because it was poorly cropped. “Burahin mo dali, baka may mag-like na!!!”
But of course, this won’t be complete without people trying to ruin the photo. 😛
Today was a long day but I’m glad I ended it on a high note. ❤️