A Visual Diary Of Self-Expression, Taken With The OPPO Reno6 Z 5G

A Visual Diary Of Self-Expression, Taken With The OPPO Reno6 Z 5G

The OPPO Reno6 Z 5G proves there is no shame in feeling feelings



As a child, I was occasionally labeled as “maarte (vain).” I loved to play dress up and would sneak into my mother’s vanity—a sacred shrine for a 5-year-old—any chance I got. I was also very emotional, maybe because I was the bunso (youngest) in the family and would get accused of being “OA” or “overacting.” For a long time, I considered these attributes as flaws; I felt I could make more sound and wise decisions had I been “less” of my most genuine self. 


Then I discovered acting as a junior in high school. I used these emotions to my advantage and flourished as a thespian in an English drama club, which ironically had “arte” in its name. I tapped into my feelings and let loose, exploring grief, joy, wonder and more. 


It’s unfortunate how much we’re made to believe that shame and guilt should be tied to such human experiences. Good thing we’ve made progress as a society and have become more accepting when it comes to “feeling feelings,” especially for younger generations. We have become more expressive, especially through our many social media platforms, communicating our truths and showing who we really are.

A Visual Diary Of Self-Expression, Taken With The OPPO Reno6 Z 5G
Shot on OPPO Reno6 Z 5G using Portrait Beautification


From the joy I feel spent with the people I love to anxiety brought by agonizing headlines, and hope for brighter days ahead, these are real, unfiltered emotions I go through in a day. In quarantine, many of us are in a state of emotional overdrive; we feel so many things all at once. Confronting these emotions, rather than holding them back, takes courage. Resilience can sometimes mean simply recognizing our feelings and making space for them. 


With the OPPO Reno6 Z 5G and the #27EmotionsChallenge, there is unhindered emotion in every portrait. The all-new unit highlights features that make extraordinary moments out of every day. From the AI Highlight for perfect lighting in every image to Portrait Beautification, which removes imperfections that hold one back from expressing themselves, and even the Bokeh Flare Portrait that creates depth and glow in every image, there’s so much to explore. 


For a personal take on the challenge, I maximized the photo set with the crowd favorite Portrait Beautification mode, which effectively perfects portraits (see: the selfie!), instantly enhancing natural beauty without even lifting a finger. As someone who is guilty of using an editing app every now and then to airbrush my features, it’s one less step to take, and gives me that much needed confidence boost. 

A Visual Diary Of Self-Expression, Taken With The OPPO Reno6 Z 5G A Visual Diary Of Self-Expression, Taken With The OPPO Reno6 Z 5G
The OPPO Reno6 Z 5G in Stellar Black comes in an iridescent box that reminds you to connect with your emotions and show them off

OPPO Reno6 Z 5G’s powerful hardware performance, combined with the efficient and foolproof ColorOS 11.1, allows one to adapt to a fully digital lifestyle. It has thrilling features like the Freeform Screenshot with instant translate, to easily select any shape from the screen just by swiping down with three fingers; and the AI-enhanced Sensing Algorithm, which lets one scroll, answer and mute calls with Air Gestures. It’s a smarter, intuitive smartphone built for you. Its innovative imaging technology makes it the industry’s AI portrait expert, providing high-quality results whenever, wherever.  


At first, the process of documenting the emotions I go through in a day, felt strange and awkward. But seeing the photos and remembering what I felt in those moments—anxiety because the rain wouldn’t stop and I live in a notoriously flood-prone area, plus excitement because I had a message to look forward to from someone I adore—felt comforting.


If there’s an exercise in quarantine that we can all do together, it’s exploring and processing our emotions in a healthy manner, even if this means grabbing your smartphone and taking selfies unabashedly. 


Available in the colors Stellar Black and Aurora, you can now capture your #EveryEmotionInPortrait and purchase your own OPPO Reno6 Z 5G for only PHP19,999 in OPPO Brand Stores and dealers! 


You may also avail of the latest OPPO Reno6 Z 5G powered by Globe 5G network via the Globe Online Shop at GPlan 1499 with a PHP2,400 cash out. Subscribers can enjoy a free Game Grip, 10GB of data, Unli All-Net Texts and Unli All-Net Calls that will be available soon.


To know more about the latest OPPO Reno6 Series and its availability details, visit the OPPO Philippines’ official website at or its official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines.


Art Matthew Ian Fetalver

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