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Well, i dont what it will be called. But when rich kids are in love with someone who is a commer and the rich kids isnt allowed to marry her/him, because he/she has to marry someone rich as them to make their family's company bigger..
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fuzion_noizuf wrote:

This thread is quite interesting...

Ive learned that in:


Japan:
--they wear kimono and go on a date during the new year
-girls give the guys chocolates during valentine's day Then March 14 "White Day" the boys will give girls chocolate.
-Japanese say "baka" when someone does something STUPID, say "Itadakimasu" before they eat, "ganbatte" when they are cheering someone. "Gososama" after they eat, "itekimasu" I'm leaving", "tadaima" I'm back (home), "okaeri" welcome back (home).
-peace sign! or poking their face when taking pics
-group dates! “compa” or “gokon”
-after graduation the guy/girl will give his/her 2nd button *frm his/her hsuniform* to someone special *cute*
-hot spring is quite popular here< onsen

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garcia_marina wrote:

japanese/koreans bow as sign of respect to their elders...with regards to sexes, who bows first? i wanna know...this is not done in other asian countries, though...

not sure that the bowing is just to show respect for elders. i believe it to be an act of any kind of appreciation.
as far as who bows first. i'd say it's similiar to a handshake where either party could really extend first.



alright, i cheated and looked the answer up. "the person who is the lower status of the two should bow first and lowest, holding the bow until the other person has done theirs"
and here's the rest of the reading if you're interested:
http://www.allsands.com/travel/howto/japanbowing_bhu_gn.htm



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Posted 8/14/08
my question is about something else than a custom or supestition
i wonder why in almost all the horror movies the ghost is a woman with long black hair
with big black eyes and pale face a lot of time's you don't get to see the face because of the hair
and some time's she doesn't have eyes but instead is a big black hole
and what's up with the rattle every time the ghost apears and the way they come up to you
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Posted 8/14/08
ive noticed that if someone burns their fingers they grab their earlobes!!

i tried it and it does kinda work!!
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Is it just me but aren't they always brushing their teeth in Korean dramas and washing their faces in Japanese dramas? LOL!
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Posted 8/14/08

snow_san wrote:


garcia_marina wrote:

japanese/koreans bow as sign of respect to their elders...with regards to sexes, who bows first? i wanna know...this is not done in other asian countries, though...

not sure that the bowing is just to show respect for elders. i believe it to be an act of any kind of appreciation.
as far as who bows first. i'd say it's similiar to a handshake where either party could really extend first.



alright, i cheated and looked the answer up. "the person who is the lower status of the two should bow first and lowest, holding the bow until the other person has done theirs"
and here's the rest of the reading if you're interested:
http://www.allsands.com/travel/howto/japanbowing_bhu_gn.htm





thanks a lot
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From tada kimi wo Aishteru: couples who row the same boat will break up (Japan), couples who walk on the same street somewhere in korea will break up, Couples who walk under the first snow fall will stay together forever

From Last Christmas: Catching a snowflake means bad luck

Some Cantonese Drama: Having someone's spit would make you obedient to that person
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It's also sweet that after the wedding and honeymoon, the Korean couple visits their in-laws and do the bows in their traditional costumes.
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i think it must be the harstyle tradition in korea. after a happy or sad monent in their life they'll change their hairstyes..
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japanese:

*Omiyage (gift from trip) counterpart of pasalubong for filipinos, really good to know that we have that same culture
*greetings before eating, after eating, before leaving, for arriving home, for doing good job
*Gokon (party for finding a boyfriend or girlfriend)
*they address the person's surname and firstname addressing means intimacy

koreans:
*bowing to elders
*piggy back ride
*public baths (i wonder if some houses has no bathrooms?)
*loan-sharks (is that for real, the gangsters)

thai:
*the greetings of women and men are different (sawadee ka and sawadee krub)
*the flower garlands
*when they kiss the cheek it is as if they are just sniffing it.
*the tuktuk (counterpart of tricycles)
*beautiful flowers
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I always say "tadaima", when I come home Although nobody replies me, because I live alone But I like this japanese tradition And I have learned, that Japanese say "Itadakimasu", when they start to eat I always do the same
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aeryun wrote:

japanese:

*Omiyage (gift from trip) counterpart of pasalubong for filipinos, really good to know that we have that same culture
*greetings before eating, after eating, before leaving, for arriving home, for doing good job
*Gokon (party for finding a boyfriend or girlfriend)
*they address the person's surname and firstname addressing means intimacy

koreans:
*bowing to elders
*piggy back ride
*public baths (i wonder if some houses has no bathrooms?)
*loan-sharks (is that for real, the gangsters)

thai:
*the greetings of women and men are different (sawadee ka and sawadee krub)
*the flower garlands
*when they kiss the cheek it is as if they are just sniffing it.
*the tuktuk (counterpart of tricycles)
*beautiful flowers


nice observation
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this one is more of a belief but uh in japan they say that ghosts have no legs....
and when girls turn 20 they have a special celebration for becoming a women and wears a kimono and goes to the temple and pray or something like that i not to sure about the details...feel free to correct this if you know the details to the tradition
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Posted 8/17/08
I learned mostly Japanese superstitions. ^_^
And funny love charms, that just might work eventually LOL. =D
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