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Entries in asian culture (10)
I just attended my Thai-Chinese friend’s wedding and half the population of Asia was there. Are Asian weddings typically that big?
Are you serious? The answer would be yes, yes, and YES! Cold hard cash is the all-time favorite, most preferred gift for almost all occasions in Asia...for as far back as I know.
Continuing on from my last blog, ‘complimenting an Asian person’, this week we tackle on the subject ‘receiving compliments, the Asian way’.
Sometimes my Thai girlfriend gets all bent out of shape over seemingly innocent things, like people complimenting her. Why?
If I marry my Thai girlfriend, am I going to have to live with her whole family? I don’t even see my own parents, I don’t see why I should have to deal with someone else’s.
I read in travel guides that you’re supposed to haggle in Asian markets, but it makes me feel weird because arguing over prices is seen as rude or cheap in my country. What’s your advice?
In some Asian countries it’s polite to slurp your noodles and in some, it’s rude. Which is which, I can’t remember!
I keep reading about how touching Thais on the head is rude as is pointing with your feet. Is this true?
While steadily gaining acceptance from liberal-minded individuals and couples worldwide, an act of PDA, or Public Display of Affection, for most Asians is a concept still considered to be of such bad taste it’s basically a taboo.