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Strange practices in Different Countries
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Hmmm... well, the Philippines is the Land of Balut ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balut ) and Crucifixions ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/1901095.stm ) (I don't want to post pics/info up because I don't want to shock anyone) They're not that strange to me because I'm Filipino and I'm used to these practices (even if I don't live there anymore), but I think non-Filipino people are going to think these are pretty darn strange.


i have tasted those egg thing before when i was small i guess it tasted okay cuz i ate it i guess is not so strenge since we eat chicken anyways but it looks really sad and sick but the crucifixions thing is crazy and scary well to me it is
Posted 2/20/08
i thought feet-binding was to display how
wealthy you were,


like...you don't have to work in the fields.
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ailin350 wrote:

yes. Women wrapped their feet to make them smaller because it was a believe that if your feet are too big and not nicely shaped,you can't marry to a good family. So basically, if your feet are like 3 inches long and have a nice triangle shape, no matter how ugly you are, you can marry to a rich man


No. You fucking retard. Women broke their toes, wrapped them UNDER their feet, and walked on them like that so they would have smaller feet, because it was considered an attraction in China well over a few hundred years ago.

Though of course a few of those dumbass Chink's do that shit still in some areas of China.

Why? Because Asians are fucked up like that.


uhm.
thank you for that.
ass.


Whooaa! Who dfck said that?! If s/he think that Asians are "fucked up" then you better get outta this website since this IS a fucking Asian website you racist son of a bitch. They're called BELIEFS you dumbfuck!

And yes all of these things she said is true.


agreed
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the original version od cinderella was chinese. In that story- the two stepsisters actually cut their toes so they'd fit in the slipper. For all of you Cinderella fans out there- ive just told you why the prince found small feet so apealing. Because he was ancient chinese!!!
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Posted 2/20/08
Reserving your seat with tissue paper in a public foodcourt.
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Posted 2/20/08
thats something like lotus feet...
Posted 2/20/08
foot binding is not really done anymore. it's a rare and antiquated thing. i've never seen cubicle hotels in japan but i admit the few times i've gone i haven't stayed at hotels nor had the desire to look at hotels recreationally.

as for africa... there's a lot going down there that is very wrong (in my opinion), but i suppose that's true anywhere, it's just more extreme in africa due to poverty and aids. i don't wanna get into that too much b/c it's too depressing to think about right now.
Posted 2/20/08
Wow. Small feet is scary! Well the kind you posted up!
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omg O.O i would hate to be crucified. at least they bring them down after a couple of days
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Hmm, about the whole wrapping the feet thing in China, I read a book called Bound, its historical fiction type thing, and its alot like Cinderella, but parts of the book involves the whole girls wanting to have small feet thing, and in the story, the step-sister's toes fall off. o.o
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Posted 2/20/08
I think that neck elongating practiced by that Karen tribe in Thailand and Burma is kinda weird... looks pretty painful too

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Posted 2/20/08

ailin350 wrote:

yes. Women wrapped their feet to make them smaller because it was a believe that if your feet are too big and not nicely shaped,you can't marry to a good family. So basically, if your feet are like 3 inches long and have a nice triangle shape, no matter how ugly you are, you can marry to a rich man


LOL hahahaha! are you serious? I wear shoes 8 and half... pretty big huh? so I guess I won't be able to marry rich man lol jk
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the stuff about china is true.(they did that so that the wives can't escape cuz if they try to run they'll trip) not sure about japan though...
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I'm doing a paper on this, and shucks, I've been bombarded with loads of these infos and pics, so much that I don't find it "disgusting" anymore, unlike when I first found out about it I couldn't stand looking at the pictures.
Contemporary documents show that the practice of foot binding was considered absolutely crucial to a family’s status in society. Your rank meant everything and women were acutely aware of this. From the cut and colour of your clothes to the way you would wear your hair, would mark you out as belonging to a particular class or caste. To our modern sensibilities, the practice seems barbaric. To a woman of the age it would have been unthinkable and shocking NOT to bind.
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I think it is called Lotus feet.

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