Skip to comments.Woman, 25, takes life-size cutout of her late father around the world
Posted on 06/20/2014 1:13:16 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
Burned out from her job and still mourning the loss of her father, Jinna Yang decided to dramatically shake up her life and honor the memory of a man who always put others first.
In April, Yang, 25, quit her job in digital media in Manhattan, sold about 80 percent of her belongings and bought a one-way plane ticket to Iceland. Before she left, she took an old photo of a tuxedo-clad Jay Yang and had a company she found online make a life-size cardboard cutout of her father, who died from cancer at 52 on Aug. 24, 2012.
Jay had always been busy caring for his two children, running a dry-cleaning business in Norfolk, Virginia, and working as an environmental engineer to have time to travel, so Jinna was going to honor his memory by taking him along for her trip to Iceland and through Europe. Her good friend, Christine "Tineey" Tsang, accompanied her on the trip and took photos of Jinna holding the cutout of her father in front of famous landmarks like the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower in France, the Colosseum and leaning tower of Pisa in Italy, and the Blue Lagoon in Iceland. She posted the photos on Instagram and on her blog, prompting an outpouring of heartfelt responses online.
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I’d love to visit Iceland. When I have finally dug myself out, that’s one of my goals.
I just want to visit one location that is overseas.
Daughters are strange creatures.
Might work in the carpool lanes, too!
It looks like she’s making him lean like the Tower of Pisa in the pic of the Tower of Pisa!
And wonderful at the same time!
Dad 2.0 is 2 dimensional, like Homer Simpson.
(I hope this joke doesn’t fall flat.)
Linear humor...only for the math sophisticates....
I think people have too much time on their hands if they try and throw doubt on her story. It is the internet after all.
It’s not implausible that she would take a single shot of her cardboard father at each locale, than take the rest of time enjoying her trip. I don’t think she implied that she was buying him dinner or believing that her cardboard cut-out was really alive.
She just wanted to give him something that he was never willing to give himself, because he wanted to give his best to his family.
I agree ... but she could have done it with a 4"x6" photo, too.
Something is off with this story.
She took a PROFESSIONAL photographer.
She thanks a $600 a night hotel for inviting her to stay.
She posts a lot of pictures of an expensive hotel and a hostel with glowing recommendations. She highly recommends a tour company.
Yet, you don’t see the same thing on her blog from Paris or Rome.
She dressed up to be fashionable in her pictures.
I think this is about promoting herself and her photographer friend.
Dad got taken along for the ride as the hook.
“How do you monotize Grease & Glamour?”
She probably got the idea from this dude
You are planely correct. ;-)