Typhoon Megi has took five lives and injured over 600 people as it ravaged Taiwan and eastern China, but its strength had nothing on one woman enjoying her pork bun.
The iconic photograph was used by the Wall Street Journal for an article published earlier this week, and since then, the struggling woman has won the hearts of amused netizens.
I mean c’mon! Just look at how gangster this woman looks eating a pork bun while giving ZERO f*cks about the deadly storm around her.
Tufão Megi mata ao menos quatro pessoas e fere outras 260 em Taiwan. Chiang Ying-ying/AP pic.twitter.com/i0SSORsLlN
— @broadagroimagem (@broadagroimagem) September 27, 2016
The photo was taken by Chiang Ying-ying, an Associated Press photographer, who wrote in caption:
“A woman eats and struggles with her umbrella against powerful gusts of wind generated by typhoon Megi across the the island in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016.”
According to BuzzFeed, the woman was identified as a 53-year-old surnamed Dai, who expressed surprise at how her photo had gone viral. She sells fruits in a Taipei market.
In an interview with Apple Daily, Dai claimed feeling “very unlucky” for she never dreamed of such a photo becoming her ticket to instant popularity.
Commenters, just like Dai’s umbrella, were simply blown away:
“This is the best portrayal of living in the moment, who knows what will happen the next second? The hands of the bun is true.”
“If the bun weighed less, she’d be blown away.”
“Pork bun >>> all.”
One even immortalized the moment in an illustration:
For now, Dai wished the media would at least mention her fruit stand so that she gets something out of the sudden fame.
This is why Taiwan is legit my favourite place on earth. Typhoon, the umbrella you can have. But the pork bun? NO! pic.twitter.com/dvfFPntCn5
— Sarah Downes (@SDownesWSJ) September 28, 2016
“F*ck you typhoon! Nothing is going to get in my way of me eating my pork bun!” (She didn’t actually say this, but this is what we think was going through her mind.)
Typhoon Megi has killed one in China and four in Taiwan, AFP reported. Taiwan’s Central Emergency Operation Center noted around 4,300 people have sought refuge in temporary shelters while more than 14,800 were evacuated from their homes.