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  1. Chris
    May 22 - 6:39 am

    Kungca – kung-fu capture

  2. Candy
    May 23 - 5:17 am

    So Selca means being full of yourself. I don’t care if you’re asian or not.

  3. Xxxtine
    May 23 - 10:40 am

    Um, I thought Selca stood for “self camera” … in any case …

    The only reason why I bought a Canon was because of the flip LCD display so I COULD take pictures of myself. As they say, “You must document.” And I’m always full of myself.

    *insert puffer fish expression and V-sign*

  4. jessandherviolin
    Oct 22 - 10:10 pm

    ROFL, we call it luvo-ing
    but luvo-ing also counts for taking pictures with you AND your friends but you take it by yourself
    i.e. you have to like turn the camera/phone around or use mirrors ^^
    cam-whoring = excessive luvo-ing ROFL

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  8. hongkisangel
    Feb 10 - 9:08 pm

    CUTE! i thought selca was self camera too, but self capture sounds better! please support my page~ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ulzzang-Contest/330329873668042

  9. Shannon L Frey
    Jul 26 - 8:39 am

    Candy – Selca doesn’t mean being full of yourself. Is it being full of yourself when someone takes a picture of you to document how you look at that moment in time? No. Then why in the hell would it mean to be full of yourself just because you took the picture of yourself to document that moment in time that you wanted to remember since there was no one there to take a picture? Get over yourself and grow up please. Saying everyone who takes a selca picture is full of themselves is just immature and close-minded.

  10. Stardom in South Korea
    Aug 16 - 11:32 am

    [...] their blog posts; get insights of their private lives, daily activities and ogle over their cute selca through Twitter or perhaps chats with their family and friends too! Take your chances; there’s [...]

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