Korean Students | Smiling Faces

Korean students smiling and posing.

My Korean students, a veritable species of alien that I will never understand. Their energy is limitless, despite the intense stress and long hours of studying that dominate their lives.

They have a very unusual trait, it seems. They love having their picture taken, especially if they’re the ones taking the picture. But whatever you do, don’t take a picture of them when they haven’t arranged their hair and faces! You’ll have a bunch of students fighting for the camera to erase the picture.

These girls, during a closing ceremony in the sports hall, asked me to take a picture of them. When I readied the camera they started asking each other if they looked okay. 10 minutes later I took the shot. They didn’t like the picture. I erased it, took the picture again, was forced to erase the picture again, retook the picture…After God knows how many attempts I gave up and kept the last picture I took, much to the dismay of my students.

I’m not exactly sure what they were expecting. I promised them I’d Photoshop the picture. They seemed satisfied, although, the final product wasn’t exactly what they had in mind.

Today’s smiling faces travel photo was generously contributed by Jimmy McIntyre of Strange Lands.  One can follow Jimmy’s adventures on his facebook fan page and connect with him on twitter.


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The Time-Crunched Traveler (Ellen) March 7, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Love this photo! The concept for the new site is great, keep passing along the smiles! 😉
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Nomadic Samuel March 28, 2012 at 5:27 am

Thanks Ellen 🙂

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Alex Costa October 13, 2015 at 5:01 pm

Great photo. I think that is natural everyone want to look good in the picture.
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