Most youths in Asia tend to hide their true feelings due to growing up with the belief that feelings come secondary.

This has led them to not being very expressive with their true emotions when in fact, they should be open with their emotions and embrace them without trying to hide them away.

After all, emotions are an internal communication network that connects what an
individual goes through which make up their lives.

The Partnership

OPPO Malaysia had recently partnered with Vice Media, an American-Canadian digital media and broadcasting company to produce a video with the aim to inspire everyone to embrace their true feelings and express them without inhibitions.

The video ‘Get Real: Hidden Emotions in Asia’ features Zee Avi, a young creative local
talent, sharing one emotion that she always finds difficult to express – ‘satisfaction’.

There’s something really comforting about Avi’s voice. She tells stories with beautiful
melodies that help people to feel. Izyan Alirahman, better known as Zee Avi is a well-
known Malaysian singer, songwriter, guitarist, ukulele player and visual artist. She
comes from a small beach town in Miri, Sarawak, on the island of Borneo.

The Untold Story

“I think growing up, especially in Malaysia, we all have these emotions bubbling in our hearts that are not acceptable to talk about in public. Maybe that’s one reason I started to find a community on YouTube,” said Avi.

Avi then shared about how she’s had a hard time feeling satisfied, and to feel like she
is ‘enough’ in anything she does. She continued “I grew up around a lot of social
media and just a lot of different standards for contentment. What is satisfaction? And
it makes me question, am I satisfied with myself? I think about that a lot. How good I
am as a songwriter, as a musician, as an artist, as a person?”

To many of us, true satisfaction is something that is often hard to achieve. There
were times when Avi thought she should have felt satisfied and content, but her inner
voice was still uneasy. This is something that she’s been keeping to herself and has
never expressed to the outside world.

“I think we had a very different way of being trained to brush all [our feelings] aside.
Why do you feel the way you do? I don’t know. Maybe because I’m not allowed to
talk about it, maybe?” Avi feeling emotional and continued, “It’s not our parents’ fault
because that’s how they were brought up: not being able to express [themselves].”

Capturing Satisfaction

To practise capturing satisfaction, Avi picked up the OPPO Reno6 5G and walked towards a dark room with a projector on. A backdrop of bright lights with a calm vibrance was projected on the wall.

Avi then expressed the satisfaction and self-love that she’s been hard-pressed to give herself in few shots captured using the OPPO Reno6 5G’s Bokeh Flare Portrait Video feature.

“When I see this, I feel a sense of release. I have a deep connection with the ocean,
so this feels like a sense of surrender. Serenity. And in a way I do feel a sense of
satisfaction,” Avi said.

Show Your Real Emotions

Be who you are and show what you feel with the OPPO Reno6 5G, equipped with
the Bokeh Flare Portrait Video feature! It’s a feature which allows you to create
endless perfect shots with a stunning bokeh effect, similar to a professional camera
that will make any moment feel extraordinary.