March 21, 2012 at 10:24 am #18019linka999Participant
maybe, i was from Marse. then.
🙂March 22, 2012 at 2:16 am #18023
Would having free standing houses classify as “Weird cultural differences”?I have not seen any suburbs with these. In S.Africa this is the norm as in the USA and some other countries. If you have a house like this you usually have a double garage that many people use for hobbies.Service your own car.Make some furniture.Make gates etc…. Now we got to the DIY bit.With that comes a small worksop..new business start-up..INNOVATION that China lacks.Don’t forget the women!Making of clothes,baking and selling cakes and pastries.Compare patents by country(on this site) and you have ask why.March 22, 2012 at 2:19 am #18024
A culture of being usefully busy,not with a cellphone glued to your ear.March 22, 2012 at 3:44 am #18028Rick in ChinaParticipant
@GAVVIE There are free standing houses, just not in the city centers.. there are several big/expensive developments in the west and south with these kind of houses – one of my coworkers lives in a 3 floor house with garage. Back when he bought it, it was cheap, like 3500/sqm!March 22, 2012 at 3:59 am #18029SteeevyoMember
So Rick. How do you find out whether somebody is simply after your Passport?
Maybe I’d tell my date that im planning to renounce my citizenship and become a proud citizen of the People’s Republic.March 24, 2012 at 9:21 am #18089RayParticipant
Today saw Porsche Boxster convertible (sweet). Beautiful sunny day today. Top is up.
Laowai on bike = human garbage (me)April 15, 2012 at 3:04 pm #18393
Some more weird differences: Apparently the wearing of shorts on the bus and in the city is OUT,and we have such nice weather now. Only about 50% humidity.When we visit with family,it is always for lunch AND dinner.Is this usual? Beat this if you can…selling of used false teeth!Oh well…waste not,want not.April 16, 2012 at 3:09 am #18398Chris ZiichModerator
Females won’t bare their legs here, lest the sun tan away the chalky pastiness, I mean, milky, white, beautiful skin.April 16, 2012 at 6:14 am #18402SteeevyoMember
I wore shorts the entire weekend but felt alone in doing so.
And yes ladies: Mini dress and flesh coloured tights … Really?April 16, 2012 at 7:11 am #18405VicParticipant
Reading exchanges between Rick and Linka here made me feel a kind of sad. Maybe I’m too serious about this whole relationship mess.
In some people’s mind, love should not have any conditions. Personal possessions (an one bedroom pad, on a bicycle, or a fancy convertible; a Laowai or a Chinaman for that matter) should not be in the equation at all, unless you want to be a material girl/guy (nothing is wrong with that, by the way. It is just not my cup of tea). And lust should not be the only excuse either (don’t take me wrong. job skills between the sheets is one of the factor, and unfortunately it can be an important factor in relationship).
People get together for purposes, good or bad. In fact, people should have great expectations (I hate the notion of a so called simple life. Sorry). After all, it should be what motivates us in anything we do, right? Therefore, using marriage to gain things (green card, assets, fames, comforts, etc) is unreliable to say the lest.
What is the most important thing in relationships? Soul mate! It doesn’t matter what you are or possess, and it comes in all kinds of shapes, sizes, and forms, don’t mind the skin color, the citizenship, age, even gender. So, let it be!
Live and let live. Let yourself live the way you want to live, and let others live the way they want, too!
My two cents. lolApril 16, 2012 at 7:34 am #18406Rick in ChinaParticipant
Sad, lonely, heartbroken HIPPY! If you had more than two cents you’d not feel the need to rant about “soul mate” nonsense! 😀April 16, 2012 at 7:41 am #18407April 17, 2012 at 8:20 am #18430Chris ZiichModerator
different strokes for different folks.
relationship ideals are just a part of “weird cultural differences”. Just have to agree to disagree there.
On another note, I wonder what goes through Chinese peoples’ heads when they try to storm the elevator or metro doors as soon as they open. Do they never expect people to be walking out? Even at metro stations with “先下后上“ spelled out in bold right in front of them. It always turns into an uncomfortable battle as both parties try to get through the doors.
It makes me irrationally angry, and I find myself subconsciously squaring up my shoulders to bowl people over.
Also the need to mash the the |> <| close door buttons. People will leap over and reach from across the elevator to hit that button.April 17, 2012 at 1:28 pm #18440RayParticipant
@Ziich: some prominent social anthropologists have speculated that the Chinese people’s predilection for storming the elevator is due to their 5000 years of history. Evidently elevators operating during the Tang, Ming, Qing and Yuan dynasties were also very crowded….April 17, 2012 at 4:06 pm #18442linka999Participant
写给你 ：）April 18, 2012 at 12:59 am #18443DanielleParticipant
Here’s another weirdie – a local friend recently told me that some Chinese will eat eggs boiled in the pee of a baby boy as it is meant to give them strength and purity or somethingApril 18, 2012 at 4:20 am #18447CharlieKeymasterQuote:Here’s another weirdie – a local friend recently told me that some Chinese will eat eggs boiled in the pee of a baby boy as it is meant to give them strength and purity or something
I heard that also, I think this tradition is from Guangdong (as with most stories of Chinese people eating weird things, it seems).April 18, 2012 at 4:20 am #18544CharlieKeymasterQuote:Here’s another weirdie – a local friend recently told me that some Chinese will eat eggs boiled in the pee of a baby boy as it is meant to give them strength and purity or something
I heard that also, I think this tradition is from Guangdong (as with most stories of Chinese people eating weird things, it seems).April 18, 2012 at 4:33 am #18448JerrySParticipant
So kids piss in eggs, just to let adults eat them… Creepy, not as creepy as Greeks and what they do to boys… These creepy traditions are very questionable in my eyes…April 18, 2012 at 4:33 am #18545JerrySParticipant
So kids piss in eggs, just to let adults eat them… Creepy, not as creepy as Greeks and what they do to boys… These creepy traditions are very questionable in my eyes…
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