rm_gigolo394 50M
88 posts
5/23/2006 6:18 am

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5/27/2006 11:17 am


Being aware of our body language is just as important as learning our essential phrases.

We should do a little research into the customs and traditions of the region we're visiting so that we don't walk around offending everyone in sight.WTF?

Hell, talk about local customs and traditions, me and my buddy Ong are going to Japan next month for a three days business trip.Free, hell yes !Everything was support by the company.Actually, this post was inspired by him because he's the one who told me all this crap.Here are some customs to keep in mind according to him!

1. Presenting your host with an even number of flowers is considered to bring bad luck in many central European countries.

2. In Bulgaria and Greece, a nod means "no," and a shake of the head means "yes."

3. The "thumbs up" gesture is universally positive; however, in parts of Africa and most of the Middle East, it is considered to be extremely offensive.

4. Dropping even the tiniest scrap of litter is both illegal and considered to be highly,highly offensive in Russia.

5. Toasting your host or anyone senior in rank or age to you in Sweden is considered to be incredibly disrespectful.

6. Scratching your ear during a conversation with an Italian implies that you considered a nearby male to be effeminate.

7. Tapping two fingers together in Egypt means that you are either implying a) that a couple is sleeping together or b) that you would like to sleep with the person you are talking to !

8. The "o-ak" sign.While this may be simply misinterpreted in most European countries as "zero," in Italy and Denmark it will be as an insult.

9. (now, this is reaaaally interesting!)In Japan, it is impolite to yawn or chew gum in public.Be sure to cover your mouth while using a toothpick.

10. Hell, in Malaysia, you'll get a "gentle" slapped on your face if you enter a Malay house without taking off your shoes or sandles.

I'm pretty sure and confident about # 10,but for the rest, please blame Ong for that.(he did not joint this site anyway.)

alisa_d 37F

5/23/2006 6:04 pm

hmm... very interesting *tapping two finggers together* does that work? are we in egypt? kekekekekekeke

rm_gigolo394 50M
136 posts
5/24/2006 8:48 am

    Quoting rm_gigolo394:

    hmmm...I think we are...just built a pyramid here
Fuck!I mis-spell the word sandals and you don't even notice

alisa_d 37F

5/24/2006 5:49 pm

aww... if i miss every little misspelt words, i be nuts by this day's end kekekekekkeke

rm_gigolo394 50M
136 posts
5/25/2006 6:48 am

sure you are...indeed

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