A Chinese tourist from Shenyang city, in Liaoning Province, known only as ‘Mr. Zhang’, got stranded in Korea for a very bizarre reason – his four -year-old son doodled on his passport, making the thing unrecognisable. The two were on a short father-son bonding trip to Korea, organized by a local hospital, but had to extend their stay after custom officials denied the dad passage due to his doodled passport photo reported Sxgov.cn.
Mr. Zhang was preparing to leave South Korea, when he realized that he had accidentally left his passport with his son. He went back to fetch it but it was already too late as his kid had gone wild on it with a marker.
The kid clearly has some great doodling skills and used his dad’s passport as a neat sketchbook. He drew animals, clouds, plants, people and unintelligible doodles all over the passport, and even ‘improved’ his dad’s photograph with a mustache and beard.
Obviously, the Korean immigration officials weren’t impressed with the boy’s drawing talent, and they barred him from leaving the country. Mr. Zhang then posted pictures of his son’s masterpiece on Chinese microblogging site Weibo, with a plea for help. “It’s so depressing,” he wrote. “What am I supposed to do now I cannot go back to China? Solutions? Help???”
Other netizens advised to turn to the Chinese Embassy and apply for an emergency travel document. The incident took place on May 15 but there has been no information about whether Chen has managed to return to China. According to officials, it may take up to one week before you can get the emergency document from the embassy.