Whenever, wherever, actress-dancer Maja Salvador always takes a photo or a video of her activities. She reasons, “Para naman pagtanda ko, kapag lola na ako, mayroon akong titingnan sa mga photo albums. ‘Yon, minsan ito ‘yong buhay ko.”

Photo: Nerisa Almo

Nowadays, people cannot go out on a trip without bringing a digital camera.

Take young actress Maja Salvador who always makes sure she captures every important moment in her life. She always has her camera in her bag.

In summer, she prefers bringing her small underwater camera to the beach.

“Maganda ‘yon kasi it’s a small camera lang. While nagbi-video, puwede ka pang mag-capture ng picture so walang papalampasin talaga.

“‘Yong mga snapshots, makakakuha ka doon, ‘tapos underwater pa siya.

“Sobrang perfect siya for summer,” Maja told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in an interview after promoting GE digital cameras yesterday, May 2, at SM Makati.

Maja said she brought her underwater camera in Boracay to shoot the highlights of the celebrity sports event held there recently.

She related, “Maganda kung maka-capture mo ‘yong moments na nagpe-perform ka ‘tapos maraming tao na nanonood sa’yo, maraming tao na nagsu-support sa’yo.

“Para naman pagtanda ko, kapag lola na ako, mayroon akong titingnan sa mga photo albums. ‘Yon, minsan [maiisip ko], ito ‘yong buhay ko.

USEFUL AT WORK. At work Maja uses her other camera, a DSLR-like point-and-shoot camera, to record her performances on ASAP, out-of-town trips, and even on the set of her current teleserye Precious Hearts Presents Lumayo Ka Man Sa Akin.

“Kapag may out-of-town shows ako, kumukuha ako ng videos," Maja says.

“Sa ASAP, minsan kapag nagsasayaw ako, hindi ko napapanood sa TV. So, while performing, ‘yong mga kasama ko, papakuhanan ko para after, mapapanood ko ‘yong sarili ko kung tama ba o wala ba akong pagkakamali.”

For the actress-performer, reviewing her activities is important in improving her skills.

She explains, “Kasi, para sa akin, kailangan napapanood ko ‘yong mga ginagawa ko, kahit isang teleserye o isang dance number lang.

“Kasi, doon ko mababase kung nabibigay ko ba ng bonggang-bonga ang performance ko.