It started off innocently enough. We were at the Elephant's Nose Manzamo Okinawa, Japan waiting for sunset. Along comes this Chinese Gal and her friend and she asked me to take their picture.
Whoops! She said, "I'm not Japanese. I'm from Hong Kong." She spoke flawless English.
Crynoutloud, it's a good thing I don't easily become embarrassed. Or I would have.
Then, I got an idea. I told her Rusty could shoot a professional photo of the couple with his Pentax and email it, as long as she trusted us with that kind of information. Some folks don't.
Everything got done, by the book, names, email address, all the usual paperwork/legal stuff I do to make sure I never wind up in court over someone's photo. Jail stinks. Did you know that ?
Rusty got all the paperwork. He fired away, click, click, click using a tripod and his shutter release cable.
Just in case he had a bad Pentax day, I shot this photo from a different angle.
They were really a nice couple. I think the gal came back three times thanking us for shooting them.
Off they went. Rusty emailed the photos we both shot. They went to Hong Kong. That's China, I think.
Well, all of a sudden, my analytics thing started telling me somebody called baidu keeps looking at my blog. So, I Googled to see what a baidu could be. I never heard the word anywhere before.
CRYNOUTLOUD BAIDU IS LIKE A HUMONGOUS SEARCH ENGINE IN CHINA !
Now, I'm wondering. I know there's over a billion people in China who speak and read Chinese.
How many could there be who speak and read English, especially my kind of English ?
The other thing I'm wondering, no not, wondering, more like worried about is this email stuff.
WHAT IF RYUKYU RUSTY EMAILED THE PHOTOS WE SHOT OF THE CHINESE GAL AND HER FRIEND TO THE WRONG PEOPLE ? CRYNOUTLOUD, JAIL STINKS !
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Thursday, July 21, 2011
Crynoutloud We Shot This Chinese Gal and Her Friend (Photo)
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I might just add my blog to this Chinese search engine and enable google translation, what dya think?
What out for Big Bubba in the clink, don't drop the soap!!!
That's a thought but, I didn't add my blog. Somehow they found me.
Ya got one of them translator things for me ? Sometimes my American Redneck English make it difficult to translate yer blog, too.
Soap in jail ? Y'all got five star clinks. Dang, that must be nice!
Just in case you and Rusty do wind up in a Chinese jail, it might not be a bad idea to find out how to say in Chinese, "Please, not again tonight. I've got a headache." Oh yeah, don't forgot to distinguish between Mandarin, Cantonese and Standard/Simplified. Come to think of it, it might be a better idea for you two to find a cave to hide out in for a while.
Ya got it all wrong but, that's very thoughtful of you. We ain't plannin on goin to jail but, we do know plenty of caves to hide in.
What if, what if... Ahh, nevermind.
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