Lost In Translation 2

September 14th, 2011

Lost In Translation 2 - Misc


(submitted by Shelby)

52 Responses to “Lost In Translation 2”

  1. KF says:

    I took one of these pics on my hundredth day. Hanbok (traditional wear), fur draped chair, and smoky background was included! I had furry bears ears with it too though…..

  2. Lulu says:

    Now that we have taken the Nesting Dolls picture, how do you open it up to get the other ones out??

  3. Nora says:

    The other awkward part is this young child appears to be dressed as a geisha.

  4. Jen says:

    It’s possible the child’s parents were living in Korea and decided to embrace the local culture. I don’t think this picture is weird. The skills of the photographer, though, leave a little something to be desired.

    • Rachel says:

      True. I am Korean and have been stationed in Korea…many of my friends in the military, teachers, missionaries that are not Korean buy the Hanbok for their child because they like the tradition. I agree that the photographer shouldn’t get paid.

  5. AH says:

    The arm is mine!

  6. TH says:

    That’s the cutest little white korean girl I’ve ever seen! 🙂

  7. SH says:

    This child is a girl.

  8. Adam says:

    I want to see the next pictures in the series. You know, the ones where the open the kid up and there is another, smaller kid inside. Then they open that kid up, and so on…

  9. Observer says:

    awwwww, that’s traditional korean dress XD

  10. Golly Gee says:

    Child looks afraid to more for fear he/she will have to wear an even more colorful costume

  11. Jennifer H says:


  12. Rattrap007 says:

    Nice that you can see mom’s arm in the shot..

  13. Chelle says:

    My Gramma Went to China & All I Got Was This Lousy Costume

    • Amy says:

      Uh….it’s Korean.

      • Ginger says:

        Chelle, I forgive you for not knowing the difference between Chinese and Korean. And despite any snarky replies you get, I’m absolutely certain that 99% of the rest of us don’t know the difference either. He definitely looks like one of those Russian nesting dolls…

      • Chelle says:

        Thanks Amy!!! I was really really really hoping to be corrected by the Geography Police who most certaily MONITOR this fun site every morning!
        I made *myself* laugh, and I’m sorry I only inspired YOU to leave your UH…. smarty remark.
        BEST to you 🙂

        • I find it hilarious that you get so uptight about being wrong. That’s funnier than the photo. 🙂
          Thanks for the humor.

          • Sigh.. says:

            It didn’t seem Chelle got uptight to me. It seemed more like she was amused that all Amy could do was correct her instead of laugh at her funny comment. Just amazing that you and Amy come here to suck the fun out the entry.

          • Chelle says:

            English Teacher. ’nuff said…. thx for another funny morning!!! xoxoxoxo 😀

        • Lamunnie says:

          At least yours is only the geography police. I can’t even make a comment on a pic and have it make it through moderation even though I see posts every day that are worse. (not that you will see this either).

  14. Jessica says:

    He is the Golden Child!

  15. Kri says:

    I think this is so cute

  16. binkymae says:

    Isn’t it hard enough to be an MK (missionary kid) without this kind of misery. 🙂

  17. JMH says:

    He looks like a topper on a Tibetan cake… And thinking… “No, I’m not the ‘Golden One’ Brother Numspa”

  18. peg says:

    The kid may or may not be the next Dali Lama, but what impresses me is the person who seems to be holding up the whole caucasian emperor display one handed!

  19. Tanya says:

    love the arm in the shot! LOL

  20. mamasmilkman says:

    Is it a puppet?

  21. Jessica says:

    What’s with the arm in the picture what are they holding up???

  22. cocamojoe says:

    It’s a rare day that finds me speechless. Today is a rare day.

  23. Menders says:

    Wow I love the totally unprofessional creepy arm in the background! NICE! The poor kid looks totally freaked out!

  24. Darryl says:

    Not that awkward. I suppose there’s always something awkward about seeing a white person or kid wearing native garb from another country, but c’mon, that’s too easy. (Like GWB trying to do an African dance.)

    You can do better, AFP. :-/

    • cocamojoe says:

      You people who claim pictures that are clearly awkward aren’t are just as annoying as those who claim every last picture.submitted is photoshopped.

      • Lori says:

        Now that you mention it, given the the way there appears to be a shadow of a person behind that arm, and yet there is no person belonging to said shadow, clearly this is photoshopped!

        • SH says:

          I’m the child in the picture. This picture was not photoshopped. It was taken 20 years ago. I found it while going through some old family pictures. I don’t think my parents even know what photoshop is…

        • cocamojoe says:

          I think it’s probably safe to assume that the shadow belongs to the same person that the arm does.

    • Ginger says:

      I wonder if you realize that in your effort to kill our joy you contradicted yourself. Awkward is in the eye of the beholder. Have a nice day.

    • Bonnie says:

      Any “professional” photo with an unnecessary arm in the background is awkward.

  25. KG says:

    And I I know AFP will not post any of these comments 🙁 too bad so sad.

  26. KG says:

    And where is that hand going??

  27. KG says:

    This picture makes me WANT to be color blind.

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