It's a universal practice that when taking photos over here, one must flash the kimchi sign.
What's that, you ask? Westerners know it as the peace or victory sign, but in Korea it's something else. I've heard it means cute or kimchi , but whatever the case, it's ubiquitous. Kids learn it at a young age, and the practice continues long into adulthood.
These pictures, snapped furtively by yours truly, illustrate the custom.
Step 1: Getting into Position
Step 2: Flashing the Sign
the little guy on the right will catch on soon enough...