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Customs/traditions/superstitions of other countries that you've learned from watching movies/dramas
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in pheonix, mainly thai drama, and other azn dramas the guys parents dnt like u if your poor, born raise from a poor family, they want their son/daughter to marry a rich man/woman, they dnt sympathize with others below their class or accept you, so cruel, i dnt want to meet these kind of parenys n thai and japanese ghost movies r Horrifying of all the others azn, their traditions about ghost based on traditions n black magic,
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Well, you could say that but usually asians (i'm asian) rub the arm so that the blood goes to the fingers and then poke the finger with a needle then lay it in water...also used for indigestion problems



garcia_marina wrote:


maymayo3 wrote:

uhhh in my girl indigestion is cured by poking the finger with a needle ? lolol



that, i think, is acupuncture..


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Japan:
-theres that one day when girls give guys chocolates.. whats that called? white day? o_0 I forget. & its so funny 'cause here in the usa, the guys do that job XD.
-apparently, hot springs & karaoke places are VERY popular HAHAHAHAH.
-they say 'ittadakimasu' before eating [jeeez, I'd love to do that, its so much shorter than praying & I wanna get to my food fasttt!!!]
-they wear yukata? or a kimono? i don't really know the difference, but they wear those during the new years..
-if your a guy in your last year of highschool [I think thats how it goes], you give your 2nd button to the girl you like. thatsss soo coool, LOL. I like that tradition XD.
-theres one word things you say for certain occasions.. like what you say when you're leaving to school or work [itekimasu].. what you say when you come back home [tadaima].. what people say when they see you're home [okaeri].. what you say when you go to sleep [oyasumi].. what you say when you're wishing someone good luck on something [ganbatte].. what you say when you're doing cheers [kanpai].
-you bow when you ask for a favor
-theres group dates= gokon. & blind dates= omiai.
-when you come back from a trip the gift is called an 'omiyage' haha.

.. hmm can't think of anything else..
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bright_mai wrote:

Well, you could say that but usually asians (i'm asian) rub the arm so that the blood goes to the fingers and then poke the finger with a needle then lay it in water...also used for indigestion problems



garcia_marina wrote:


maymayo3 wrote:

uhhh in my girl indigestion is cured by poking the finger with a needle ? lolol



that, i think, is acupuncture..




oh i see...what country are you from? coz this practice is usally done in korea...
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Ahaha...I live in America, haha and I'm Hmong


garcia_marina wrote:


bright_mai wrote:

Well, you could say that but usually asians (i'm asian) rub the arm so that the blood goes to the fingers and then poke the finger with a needle then lay it in water...also used for indigestion problems



garcia_marina wrote:


maymayo3 wrote:

uhhh in my girl indigestion is cured by poking the finger with a needle ? lolol



that, i think, is acupuncture..




oh i see...what country are you from? coz this practice is usally done in korea...


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bright_mai wrote:

Ahaha...I live in America, haha and I'm Hmong Forgive me for my ignorance but Hmong is of what country of origin?


garcia_marina wrote:


bright_mai wrote:

Well, you could say that but usually asians (i'm asian) rub the arm so that the blood goes to the fingers and then poke the finger with a needle then lay it in water...also used for indigestion problems



garcia_marina wrote:


maymayo3 wrote:

uhhh in my girl indigestion is cured by poking the finger with a needle ? lolol



that, i think, is acupuncture..




oh i see...what country are you from? coz this practice is usally done in korea...




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OMG, wtf? You don't know that Hmong don't have a freaking country, and Hmong originally came from the East. Their country was stolen from them and they had to move to save their lives. Watch The Suite life of Zack and Cody. London is Hmong.


garcia_marina wrote:


bright_mai wrote:

Ahaha...I live in America, haha and I'm Hmong Forgive me for my ignorance but Hmong is of what country of origin?


garcia_marina wrote:


bright_mai wrote:

Well, you could say that but usually asians (i'm asian) rub the arm so that the blood goes to the fingers and then poke the finger with a needle then lay it in water...also used for indigestion problems



garcia_marina wrote:


maymayo3 wrote:

uhhh in my girl indigestion is cured by poking the finger with a needle ? lolol



that, i think, is acupuncture..




oh i see...what country are you from? coz this practice is usally done in korea...






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bright_mai wrote:

OMG, wtf? You don't know that Hmong don't have a freaking country, and Hmong originally came from the East. Their country was stolen from them and they had to move to save their lives. Watch The Suite life of Zack and Cody. London is Hmong.


garcia_marina wrote:


bright_mai wrote:

Ahaha...I live in America, haha and I'm Hmong Forgive me for my ignorance but Hmong is of what country of origin?


garcia_marina wrote:


bright_mai wrote:

Well, you could say that but usually asians (i'm asian) rub the arm so that the blood goes to the fingers and then poke the finger with a needle then lay it in water...also used for indigestion problems



garcia_marina wrote:


maymayo3 wrote:

uhhh in my girl indigestion is cured by poking the finger with a needle ? lolol



that, i think, is acupuncture..




oh i see...what country are you from? coz this practice is usally done in korea...








ok thnks....
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wow.. u must hv watch a lots of dramas.. lolz
but i agree wit yah.
they hv their own unique way.. seems interesting.. ^_^



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This thread is quite interesting...

Ive learned that in:

Korea:
--teachers are so strict: brutally strict to their students; They hit em on the head, hit em with stick, make them stand on their desks, kneel on the floor.
--a couple who's dating celebrate their 100th day of being together
--first snow in korea is always romantic and being looked forward to
--girls wrapped their fingers with this green leaf thingy before the 1st snow and then their nails would turn into color orange.
--they have high regards for someone older than them; they call them unnnie,noona, ajussi,ajuma, oppah
--the best way to destress: a bottle of Soju and Karaoke!
--piggyback rides!!!!
--they love shaping their hands into a heart
-when in pain they lick their pointing finger place it on the tip of their nose, lick it again and place it on their nose again
-there's no better way to eat a hardboiled egg in a sauna bath but to smash the egg on hi/her own head or to his buddy's head
-public baths are so popular

Japan:
--they wear kimono and go on a date during the new year
-girls give the guys chocolates during valentine's day
-Japanese say "baka" when someone does something STUPID, say "Itadakimasu" before they eat, "ganbatte" when they are cheering someone.
-peace sign! or poking their face when taking pics
-group dates!
-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<--i see more hotspring scenes in Taiwan sorry i misplaced this

Taiwanese
-they love fireworks display
-girls confess their undying love by giving a love letter or a homemade cake
-_HOT SPRING!


--there's so many ..i'll post more as soon as i remember heheh


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Severina wrote:

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


Oh god!!!me too!!!

since i work in a japanese restaurant,i always say "itadakimasu" before i eat and my boss will say "dozo" so funny!!!

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Posted 8/18/08
taiwan's three magic wishes during birtdays...
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maymayo3 wrote:

uhhh in my girl indigestion is cured by poking the finger with a needle ? lolol

yah!~...hehehe....its really effective I've tried it!~....

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fuzion_noizuf wrote:

This thread is quite interesting...

Ive learned that in:

Korea:
--teachers are so strict: brutally strict to their students; They hit em on the head, hit em with stick, make them stand on their desks, kneel on the floor.
--a couple who's dating celebrate their 100th day of being together
--first snow in korea is always romantic and being looked forward to
--girls wrapped their fingers with this green leaf thingy before the 1st snow and then their nails would turn into color orange.
--they have high regards for someone older than them; they call them unnnie,noona, ajussi,ajuma, oppah
--the best way to destress: a bottle of Soju and Karaoke!
--piggyback rides!!!!
--they love shaping their hands into a heart
-when in pain they lick their pointing finger place it on the tip of their nose, lick it again and place it on their nose again
-there's no better way to eat a hardboiled egg in a sauna bath but to smash the egg on hi/her own head or to his buddy's head
-public baths are so popular

Japan:
--they wear kimono and go on a date during the new year
-girls give the guys chocolates during valentine's day
-Japanese say "baka" when someone does something STUPID, say "Itadakimasu" before they eat, "ganbatte" when they are cheering someone.
-peace sign! or poking their face when taking pics
-group dates!
-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<--i see more hotspring scenes in Taiwan sorry i misplaced this

Taiwanese
-they love fireworks display
-girls confess their undying love by giving a love letter or a homemade cake
-_HOT SPRING!


--there's so many ..i'll post more as soon as i remember heheh


Wow
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in addition:
ive noticed that:


--Koreans hold an extremely grand ENGAGEMENT PARTY, as if it's the wedding itself (there's slicing of the cake,exchange of rings & wine tasting). The parents wear the traditional dress while the bride and the groom wears the more modern ones but with white gloves.
--Koreans, when they serve something or hand over something a food on a plate or letter...have you noticed that they extend their right hand and their left hand is supporting their elbow...
--When a man wants to ask for the girls hand in marriage, he bows down twice (hmm or 3x) and kneels down while talking to the parents.
--they love going to the beach.
--the man aint supppose to see his bride to be before the wedding starts coz it'd mean bad luck... but in most Kdramas Korean actors do things otherwise=]
--When a girl wears red lipstick it means she's insecure coz she's sick and wants to put up a front that she's tough or someting *autumn tale and one fine day*

Generally speaking: Mafia, Loansharks and Gangsters wear black suits/dresses.

Japanese: value their education pretty much
Taiwanese: the members of the family is consist of 3-4 only

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-in korea when theres some1 bday never forget to let them eat or atleast cook kimchi/ seaweed soup
-they always dringking SOju when celebrating
-acupuncture as best way f treating illness
-sauna baths

in philippines when theres a bday theres also spaghetti or pancit as symbolizes for long life
and when u crosses a black cat it means ure in bad luck...
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