Have you heard of the newest trend that abuzz the social scene today termed “Famfie”?
Famfie stands for family + selfie. I’m quite sure that we all know what selfie means and most of us mastered the trick in capturing our best selfie shots that’s why in the recent study conducted by TIME Magazine, Makati City and Pasig City combined are declared the Selfie Capital of the World. But, this latest trend takes a different level since you’ll take your “selfie” photo with a group of people that you consider as family. Yes, not with your biological family but, with the people you are close to that you treat as real family like your friends, workmates, helpers, etc. Hence, this is more exciting since you share the camera with the group that you love and capture your happy “Famfie” moment.
Let me share with you my “#Famfie” with my girlfriends…
These two ladies, Ethel and Lorraine, are the closest and truest friends that I have. They were my classmates way back in first year high school. That was almost 17 years ago. Since then, our friendship blossomed to greater heights and through the test of time we learned to treat and appreciate each other as family. We shared lots of laughter, heartaches, struggles and all. What’s surprising was that, we were only classmates for one school year since Lorraine and I transferred to different schools the year after. But, despite of the distance, new friends and environment, we managed to keep in touch and the friendship and love remained like we’re never apart.
They had been part of all the milestones in my life like a real family – wedding, my daughter’s baptism (they are Keisha’s godparents), Keisha’s birthday celebrations, etc. Every now and then, we set a date and spend a couple of hours together sharing our respective stories, asking and giving meaningful advices, making each other laugh even at the saddest points of our lives. I think the best thing about our relationship is that we never judge each other, most especially when one commits mistakes. We always lend an ear, a shoulder to cry on and give a constructive advice like what a real family member does.
And, going back to the newest trend in town, “#Famfie”, here are our other family + selfie shots…
#Famfie inside the car….
And #Famfie even inside the lift…
Now, here’s the exciting part, I encourage everyone to post your own #Famfie – your photo with the people you consider as family like your barkada, officemates, groupmates, teammates, even with your helpers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram , use the hashtag #Famfie and don’t forget to tag Jollibee for a chance of winning a special prize.
What are you waiting for share your own #Famfies and who knows we may be declared this time as the Famfie Capital of the World… =)