Of taking pictures and asking others to do it for you

@sol_cee (38221)
Philippines
January 12, 2023 4:56pm CST
So I love taking photos. I love to look at them and reminisce about that exact time the photo was taken. My husband is completely the opposite. He doesn’t like taking photos. In fact he doesn’t have any pictures of him when he was a young boy. How sad, right? Our kids were asking him what he looked like when he was a child and sadly, no photos to show them. So now, if I had to drag him to take photos with me or our family, I would do that. Lol And fun fact. If you’re out and alone and you want your picture taken, ask an ASIAN. Asians would go out of their way to take your photo, even direct you to have the best angle. And Asians would take more than one shot for you to choose from. And ask you if the quality is fine. We are cool like that. Photo is of me and my co class officers in Grade 4. Can you find me?
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@RasmaSandra (75170)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
12 Jan 23
Nice photo I am not sure the girl in the red dress? These days I would be afraid of asking someone to take my camera they might run away with it,
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
13 Jan 23
@DaddyEvil said the same thing. It’s not that bad here. We can still ask strangers to take our photo and expect to get our smartphones back. At least in my experience. the red dress gave it away?
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@DaddyEvil (137183)
• United States
13 Jan 23
@sol_cee People here are mostly honest but there will always be a few who ruin good things for everyone else. If someone OFFERS to take your photo, DON'T let them touch your things. Find someone who isn't interested in you or what you're doing and ask them to take your photo if you really, really want to be in the picture, too. Or, better yet, buy a cheap camera you won't care if you lose to give to someone to take your photo.
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
13 Jan 23
@DaddyEvil noted! Thanks for the advice. I think it’s not only applicable there but anywhere
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@DaddyEvil (137183)
• United States
12 Jan 23
It's always hard to pick one person out of a line-up... Just ask people trying to find the criminal who robbed them from a line-up of people... Maybe the girl in the blue dress? If you come to the US, DON'T ask someone to take your photo! That's the fastest way to lose a camera or phone!
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@DaddyEvil (137183)
• United States
12 Jan 23
@sol_cee It's not my fault is you all look like criminals. In big cities, which is where most people vacationing here go, yes, that bad. If you come to my city, then I'll take pictures of you AND you'll get your camera or phone back.
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
13 Jan 23
@DaddyEvil I dare you to show your 4th grade pic Oh boy, that’s bad for tourism. Here, policemen are everywhere (in tourist spots) to take care of the people
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
12 Jan 23
Heeyyyyy and wrong! Omg! That bad?
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@ifa225 (14390)
• Indonesia
13 Jan 23
I must say Asian is friendly and love to selfie . Lemme guess, are you the red dress girl?
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@ifa225 (14390)
• Indonesia
13 Jan 23
@MrDenata we have to wait for her answer now..
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@MrDenata (12214)
• Indonesia
13 Jan 23
I said to S that she is the red dress girl @sol_cee but she forgot to say that i'm right or wrong
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@MrDenata (12214)
• Indonesia
13 Jan 23
@ifa225 S @sol_cee close your shop and answer us LOL. Maybe she still busy with her shop
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@LadyDuck (463393)
• Switzerland
13 Jan 23
I like a lot to take photos and also my husband loves. I have so many photos of myself taken by him. You are the cute girl in red, your eyebrows got you.
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
13 Jan 23
You must be your husband’s favorite photography subject Anna. And yeah, my eyebrows got me. Lolll
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@LadyDuck (463393)
• Switzerland
14 Jan 23
@sol_cee - I tried to escape when I noticed the camera... I hated to pose for him, but it did not always work.
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
21 Jan 23
@LadyDuck I can imagine you trying to escape but…
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@nela13 (55849)
• Portugal
12 Jan 23
I love taking photos too and have many. I think you are the one in the red dress.
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
12 Jan 23
Lol what gave it away?
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
13 Jan 23
@nela13 and I seem to like red dress
@nela13 (55849)
• Portugal
12 Jan 23
@sol_cee she looks like you
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@MrDenata (12214)
• Indonesia
13 Jan 23
The girl with orange/red dress? Am i right? @sol_cee And i never want to take a picture, at least i want to, and i dont have picture from my childhood, though.
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
13 Jan 23
What’s wrong with men being anti-photo?
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
13 Jan 23
@MrDenata Maybe you like taking photos with your daughter?
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@MrDenata (12214)
• Indonesia
13 Jan 23
@sol_cee because i dont like it, thats it
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@rsa101 (38027)
• Philippines
13 Jan 23
Well I am lazy to take my photos too. Although I have lots of picture in my childhood since my Grandfather have some kind of a vintage camera and loves to take pictures when we have an occasion at their place. But unfortunately most of them are gone now since we were frequented by typhoons and floodings so most of them were damaged by it.
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@rsa101 (38027)
• Philippines
13 Jan 23
@sol_cee That is just sad. When I was a kid there were voluminous albums that my mother kept over the years. It survived the fire when our house got burned but it did not survive the floods.
@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
13 Jan 23
@rsa101 I went to my aunt’s house before and I looked at her photo albums (the printed ones) and I was really happy to see photos of me and my siblings when we were younger. She kept them all this time
@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
13 Jan 23
I can relate to that. The place where I grew up was a flooded area. Most of my photos got wet and some not recognizable because of the frequent floods
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@much2say (53989)
• Los Angeles, California
13 Jan 23
I am guessing the red dress one? Kawaii !!!! Wow, does your husband's family have photos of young him? I love photos too . . . proof of existence and good times, right? We used to say that about getting pictures taken by Asians too . These days we just do the group selfie as much as possible . . . don't want anyone to touch our phones. However, sometimes people will come up to us and ask . . . so when they do, we ask for the favor back and all usually do.
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@much2say (53989)
• Los Angeles, California
13 Jan 23
@sol_cee Ah, so the red dress IS you ! Some guys just don't like taking photos I guess! A friend during Christmas got a shot of herself with her teen kids at some beach . . . she said it was so hard to get the son in the photo but she got it. Why do these things have to be a struggle, right? Hee hee. Well you've lived in Japan so you know real Japan-Japanese. Not all Japanese people here are that polite .
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
13 Jan 23
What gave it away? His family isn’t into photos either. We had Christmas in his family side and I wanted to take a family photo because everyone was there and it was a struggle to get them altogether to pose in one photo Japanese people are super polite. They never say no to taking photos. Even the salary men at the train stations loll
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
13 Jan 23
@much2say why why? Do they get Americanized there? I think Filipinos living in different countries become more disciplined. No throwing of garbage anywhere. No jaywalking. That’s a plus, right?
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@kanuck1 (4405)
14 Jan 23
I don't see the picture. I have a few pictures of when I was young. I like to look at them once in a while.
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@kanuck1 (4405)
18 Jan 23
@sol_cee I'm in my seventies now and I would love to look like I looked when I was young. I would like to go back to when I was in my mid-twenties and look like that forever.
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
16 Jan 23
Were you cute back then? Loll
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
21 Jan 23
@kanuck1 ohh you must have been a heartthrob
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@moffittjc (119225)
• Gainesville, Florida
21 Jan 23
Where is the photo? I can't see it. And I'm mad, because I always love looking at photos of you. You're such a beautiful lady!
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@moffittjc (119225)
• Gainesville, Florida
21 Jan 23
@sol_cee Well that’s just too bad for me, I missed out on seeing another beautiful photo of you.
@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
21 Jan 23
Sorry the photo has a self-destruct in 5 minutes feature.
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@DianneN (247204)
• United States
15 Jan 23
I can’t see the photo, but I’m sure you were the prettiest girl there! I have a friend who poses me when she takes my photo. Would you like to take my photo, too? That’s a shame that your husband doesn’t have photos of himself as a child.
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
16 Jan 23
Look who’s back! I’m so glad to see your name pop up in my notif. Can’t wait to read your adventures. Any pool guy stuff?
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
21 Jan 23
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@DianneN (247204)
• United States
16 Jan 23
@sol_cee I’m so happy to be back! No pool guy anything
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@CarolDM (203445)
• Nashville, Tennessee
13 Jan 23
Yes I have tons of photos on my computer. Cute photo here. No idea where you are.
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
13 Jan 23
Oh how about printed photo albums?
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
14 Jan 23
@CarolDM oh that’s very organized! I’d love to do the same
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@CarolDM (203445)
• Nashville, Tennessee
13 Jan 23
@sol_cee Not any more. I scanned most of my album photos onto my computer. Easier like that.
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@Nevena83 (65280)
• Serbia
13 Jan 23
Wonderful photo. Before I looked at the comments I thought you were the one in the red dress, looks like we all guessed.
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
13 Jan 23
I seem to like red dresses right?
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
21 Jan 23
@Nevena83 yes you guessed right
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@Nevena83 (65280)
• Serbia
14 Jan 23
@sol_cee Did we guess?
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@Adie04 (17360)
13 Jan 23
For me, follows the situation. If I can selfie a place, I will take it on my own. If not, I will ask someone to take me a picture. But I don't usually selfie.
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
13 Jan 23
I take very occasional selfie. The official selfie takers in groups are those with long arms
@Adie04 (17360)
14 Jan 23
@sol_cee Same. I have short arms so yeah
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
21 Jan 23
@Adie04 short arms but cute face
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@shaggin (71699)
• United States
15 Jan 23
Hmm I always see Asian people taking photos and selfies but I assumed it’s just a stereotypical thing when people make comments like you have here. You really think it’s something Asians love to do that much? I love to take photos too but hate my photo being taken.
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@shaggin (71699)
• United States
16 Jan 23
@sol_cee a few times
@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
16 Jan 23
mostly Asian tourists. Has someone ever asked you to take their photo?
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@LeaPea2417 (36792)
• Toccoa, Georgia
13 Jan 23
I like older classic photos.
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@LeaPea2417 (36792)
• Toccoa, Georgia
14 Jan 23
@sol_cee I like those too.
@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
13 Jan 23
Not those with filters?
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@Shiva49 (26292)
• Singapore
13 Jan 23
I have found women are more interested in taking photos. I like to when I meet someone I have not seen for ages. I have very few of my younger age photos. You should be the prettiest-looking one of all in the photo!
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
13 Jan 23
I agree, women are more into photos than men. I saw a classmate at the mall a few days ago and we had a selfie. I should have been the prettiest I agree because my mother sewed my red dress herself
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@Shiva49 (26292)
• Singapore
14 Jan 23
@sol_cee And the photo seems to have taken a walk now!
@aninditasen (15859)
• Raurkela, India
13 Jan 23
That's a lovely photo. I like taking photos but not always.
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
13 Jan 23
Yes yes not always and not for social media but only for memories
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@aninditasen (15859)
• Raurkela, India
14 Jan 23
@sol_cee I do load my and family photos on Facebook and my friends too do that. I don't like taking selfish.
@thelme55 (76655)
• Germany
14 Jan 23
I can’t see your photo now. I agree with you about Asian taking photos especially the Filipinos.
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
16 Jan 23
what about Germans?
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@thelme55 (76655)
• Germany
21 Jan 23
@sol_cee Very different. Well, the younger generations are fond of taking photos.
@dgobucks226 (34673)
14 Jan 23
I look back on old photos fondly. I regret I did not have a camera with me all the time to capture those special moments. Good to know about Asians as photo takers. You want to look your best for a photo-op
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
14 Jan 23
Nowadays, one just needs their smartphones to take photos of everything in an instant
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@dgobucks226 (34673)
15 Jan 23
@sol_cee Yes, so convenient you won't miss those special moments.