If you knew me, you would probably know the one thing I've been wanting since forever. I told people I don't want anything for Christmas and then I remembered.. I do. I really do. I use it but I don't own it. I created a money jar to try to get donations and save up for it... which just failed miserably! I go to electronic shops and I basically hold each one in my hands. (I sound really depressing here!!! Hahaha)

Today... I finally got it.

I finally own my first DSLR and I am FREAKING OUT!!!!!

 I am beyond happy right now. I've been fantasizing this day for the longest time. Most of my best friends and family own one and they've been so kind, so so so kind to always let me use theirs when we have a get together and I want to thank them for giving me experience with it and basically torturing me too!!! Hahaha

Here comes the questions, how? How did I get it? Who got it? Why this one? What about your other camera?

Yesterday was Cyber Monday and my cousin Nancy texted me telling me that camera prices are going down. I thought, "Woo hoo!!!! ....Wait.. why would that even concern me... not getting one anytime soon!" I was totally believing that I wouldn't be getting one anytime soon but for some reason, I was oddly intrigued to know what the prices were. Instead of studying for two tests that I had today... I .. sorta.. went on the Future Shop website... and then Best Buy and then.. Wal-mart.. and y'know... I went to eat... and started negotiating with my parents. :-) My mom straight up said, "Are you dreaming here Cindy?" Ouch!!! Hahaha

My dad actually jumped backwards when I told him I wanted one. He said, "No. I don't have that money on me right now." I didn't question him. I just smiled and accepted it and went to my room and just told myself I would keep saving up ...slowly.

He absorbed it in in 20 minutes and then he asked me when the store was closing but it was too late, they were closing in half an hour. The next morning, my mom came in my room and told me that my dad said, "Cindy would forget about the camera for a few months until she sees something that triggers her to remember, like someone else having it or if she sees a sale. She's been wanting this for five years. I'm going to get it for her."

Tonight, we went and bought it and my dad was insisting I don't have to owe him back. My parents said this would be my Christmas present. Are you kidding me?!

This as a Christmas present?! I told them this is my Christmas present + Birthday Present +  Chinese New Years Money + Next year Christmas too!!! They said, "Ok! That's fine!" I'm so content right now!!!!! What I've been wanting... I finally have!!! :-) I couldn't decide which DSLR to get but I got the Canon T3i because I think it suits what I need it for right now! :-) Plus, the things they're offering for the bundle pack!!! WOO HOO

I, in no way, believe that a camera makes for better photos. It's the man who makes the photo and not the camera. I do think that the camera enhances the quality of the photos and as I'm getting older, I do want to capture memories with better quality!!! Hehe :-)

Oh yeah! The camera I had before was the Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS and it's so convenient so I will definitely still use that camera when I'm out and about. :-) I can't believe I still kept the stickers my co-op kids had stuck on it from from last year!!! Hahaha

I just wanna go off right now and take pictures of anything and everything that fascinates me.

All photos were taken with the Canon Rebel t3i.

Is this really mine.. like forreal forreal...