This is a photo-op gone hilariously wrong.
Netizen Kim Santiago posted two photos late last week on her Facebook account which show her family posing with their tour guide, a dude named Victor, in El Nido, Palawan. The pictures are now viral because of one funny mistake. In them, their family is completely blurred in the background while Victor, who took the photos selfie-style, was the focus of the images.
“Thanks a lot to our tour guide. It was a huge honor that we were captured just a little on our group pic,” Santiago wrote sarcastically on her Facebook post.
The photos left netizens so amused that the post has been shared more than 48,000 as of this article’s posting.
There were a few angry reactions too, prompting Santiago to add this caption yesterday: “So why are there so many people who were mad? Kuya Victor was aware that I was going to post these because we all thought they were funny after we saw the photos. That wasn’t edited, that was on portrait mode on iPhone XR. We didn’t know it was in portrait because he was a little far from us. I wasn’t embarrassing him.”
In a Facebook messenger interview with Coconuts Manila, Santiago said the photos were taken in Hidden Beach on June 12, the Philippine Independence Day holiday. At first, Victor was taking photos of their family using her brother’s phone. The Santiago family then asked Victor to pose with them via a groufie (that’s portmanteau for “group selfie”).
“When we went back to the boat, and I was transferring photos, that was the only time when I noticed that the photos were taken in portrait mode [and our faces were blurred],” Santiago said. “We laughed so hard and then I told him (Victor) that I was going to post the photos, and that so many of our friends on Facebook would react.”
“I didn’t expect that so many people would share my post,” Santiago added. “When I first posted it [last week] there were just 40 reactions, and then when I checked earlier, they have increased a lot.”
Many netizens were amused by Santiago’s post. It prompted some, like KC Dairo, to share her own groufie that went wrong. She tagged her friends and wrote: “Hi galsss. Relate?”
BJ Mendoza also shared his failed groufie. “Thanks mama, for the food,” he wrote.
Mycx Chua also shared his own photo.
Dave Decano wrote: “Tour guides in Palawan are really cool. They are really amusing, HAHAHAHA.”
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