Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Flickr Pic#12: [TWS2008] Asian Pose

 [TWS2008] Asian Pose

[TWS2008] Asian Pose
Originally uploaded by scion_cho

A 'stolen shot' of a Japanese kid being photographed by her mom. Look at how this kid 'automatically' pose with the V-sign.

And quite interestingly, I found this as part of wikipedia's entry about the Asian pose.

In the Philippines, the popularity of the use of the "V" sign in photographs is mostly done as a mockery of its popularity and usage by their Asian neighbors (in particular, of characters in soap operas having their pictures taken). The "V" sign usually stands for "peace" in the Filipino context and is thus a cause for bewilderment and amusement when seen on Asian commercials, soap operas, and other media. When a person uses the "V" sign in the same manner as it is used in photographs by other Asian countries, it is mostly an attempt to be cute or funny in the photograph. When putting the "V" sign on top a person's head, it usually is done to comically "demonize" that person rather than just give that person Bunny ears.

Taken on April 5, 2008
Location: Tobu World Square, Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan

See Flickr post #11 (click link here)

posted by ScIoN 5:55 PM


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