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Postby tiki » Thu, 16 Mar 2006 6:28 pm

Eric from the Netherlands wrote:
tiki wrote:To sum it all up...

..you want respect...

..you give some.


Agree Tiki.

So stop sticking out your tongue when we meet, ok? :wink:

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..I would be arrested if it was something else :wink:
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Postby rike » Thu, 16 Mar 2006 9:29 pm

I'm sure if some Japanese girls were to giggles at you... likely you would not see this as rude ... but a chance. Because in Japan, giggling is also common -- and as I said --- is a culture.

Honestly, I only see certain situations when you will encounter giggles in Singapore. This are not rude actions and is not common.. mostly likely just curious kids who have not associated with Caucasian often.

Hey, Mobydog. How are you doing:In my opinion there is evidence to support Marcs perception.I came across this phenomenon couple of times since I settled down here end of last year. I find pretty irritating specifically in conjunction with laughter.I Didnt experienced that elsewhere. Well, different folks, different... :cool: could you elaborate on giggling being a cultural thing in Japan. how about Singapore?

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Postby dot dot dot » Thu, 16 Mar 2006 10:25 pm

tiki wrote:
Eric from the Netherlands wrote:
tiki wrote:To sum it all up...

..you want respect...

..you give some.


Agree Tiki.

So stop sticking out your tongue when we meet, ok? :wink:

Eric


Tongue?....

..I would be arrested if it was something else :wink:


That would be a dicka instead of the Haka then? :D

Eric

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Postby tiki » Thu, 16 Mar 2006 11:34 pm

Eric from the Netherlands wrote:
tiki wrote:
Eric from the Netherlands wrote:
tiki wrote:To sum it all up...

..you want respect...

..you give some.


Agree Tiki.

So stop sticking out your tongue when we meet, ok? :wink:

Eric


Tongue?....

..I would be arrested if it was something else :wink:


That would be a dicka instead of the Haka then? :D

Eric


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Postby tunafish » Thu, 16 Mar 2006 11:51 pm

MobyDog,

That's an interesting perspective. Maybe cos I don't speak much dialect - I never thought dialect group even played a part in the relationship!



MobyDog wrote:
tiki wrote:In my interaction with the locals I found out that even within their own race, there exist a certain level of discrimination.

For example, the mindset of a certain dialect group wanting to ONLY marry into their own. This may seem to be an old mindset and even though it's not a huge discrimination but it still is. I'm talking about race and NOT religion here.
Well, I am one of them, and it's not a discrimination, and that's not fair a comprison to make, but an ethnic root reason.

For examples - French and the English are of caucasian line, but won't a French likely marry a French of equal qualification than to a English.. They speak their langauges, common in their culture.. etc.

Within the Chinese community in Sinagpore they have 4 distinct dialects group, and two of dialect groups have their sub language. While all can communicate in mandarin and most are bilingual... wouldn't it good marry someone who speaks that same dialect with you ? they can also interact with grandparents. While dialects is not a major or important aspect in marriages these days.

Speaking your own mothertougue with your spouse do improve relationships, because it do bring mature bonding.

I have a few GF from different dialects and some of them could only speaks their own dialects or none at all. So either, engish and mandarin is the only language medium I could use, though not a problem. But when they meet my grandparents - few subjects can be brought up in conversations.

When I had a GF who speaks my dialect, things changed, we were able communicate more emotionally, more naturally and relationship with my parents and grandparents are great from the first day. Speaking your own mothertougue has more mutual bonding aspect..

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Postby dot dot dot » Fri, 17 Mar 2006 1:01 am

tiki wrote:
Eric from the Netherlands wrote:
tiki wrote:
Eric from the Netherlands wrote:
tiki wrote:To sum it all up...

..you want respect...

..you give some.


Agree Tiki.

So stop sticking out your tongue when we meet, ok? :wink:

Eric


Tongue?....

..I would be arrested if it was something else :wink:


That would be a dicka instead of the Haka then? :D

Eric


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..there ya go.


same to you mate! :D

Eric

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Postby MobyDog » Fri, 17 Mar 2006 11:07 am

rike wrote:Hey, Mobydog. How are you doing:In my opinion there is evidence to support Marcs perception.I came across this phenomenon couple of times since I settled down here end of last year. I find pretty irritating specifically in conjunction with laughter.I Didnt experienced that elsewhere. Well, different folks, different... :cool: could you elaborate on giggling being a cultural thing in Japan. how about Singapore?
In Singapore, I have already generally sum it up in page 30 :D ...

In Japan ? not really a culture thing, in fact not even in Singapore, but more like a typical reaction... I mean seriously Japanese girls are not the shy type.. and when they see something they like, they will giggle among each other.. and ..eerr.. well... let just say " you don't really need a pick-up line." :D

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Fri, 17 Mar 2006 11:11 am

MobyDog wrote:In Japan ? not really a culture thing, in fact not even in Singapore, but more like a typical reaction... I mean seriously Japanese girls are not the shy type.. and when they see something they like, they will giggle among each other.. and ..eerr.. well... let just say " you don't really need a pick-up line." :D


I need a translator, what does this even mean... :???:

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Postby MobyDog » Fri, 17 Mar 2006 11:19 am

tunafish wrote:MobyDog,

That's an interesting perspective. Maybe cos I don't speak much dialect - I never thought dialect group even played a part in the relationship!
Well, as I say it's not really important nowadays and Love is the more important factor... cause some were not even able to speak their own dialects. But in my experience, it really does really help.. because in a relationship.. communication between spouse is vital. Communication and financial problems are the number one reasons sited for most divorce cases.

I had many GF before, and from my perspective, it's an incentive. Two of my Gf gave me this as one of the factor that I succeeded them... more "Mi Cei" emotional bonding.

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Postby MobyDog » Fri, 17 Mar 2006 11:21 am

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
MobyDog wrote:In Japan ? not really a culture thing, in fact not even in Singapore, but more like a typical reaction... I mean seriously Japanese girls are not the shy type.. and when they see something they like, they will giggle among each other.. and ..eerr.. well... let just say " you don't really need a pick-up line." :D


I need a translator, what does this even mean... :???:
You're kidding me right ?

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Fri, 17 Mar 2006 12:07 pm

MobyDog wrote:
Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
MobyDog wrote:In Japan ? not really a culture thing, in fact not even in Singapore, but more like a typical reaction... I mean seriously Japanese girls are not the shy type.. and when they see something they like, they will giggle among each other.. and ..eerr.. well... let just say " you don't really need a pick-up line." :D


I need a translator, what does this even mean... :???:
You're kidding me right ?


Oh! If wishing made it so...

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Postby MobyDog » Fri, 17 Mar 2006 12:15 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
MobyDog wrote:
Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
MobyDog wrote:In Japan ? not really a culture thing, in fact not even in Singapore, but more like a typical reaction... I mean seriously Japanese girls are not the shy type.. and when they see something they like, they will giggle among each other.. and ..eerr.. well... let just say " you don't really need a pick-up line." :D


I need a translator, what does this even mean... :???:
You're kidding me right ?


Oh! If wishing made it so...
That's mean....

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Fri, 17 Mar 2006 3:50 pm

How is that 'mean'? I just found your post very confusing. And as it turns out, I am still confused.

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Postby tiki » Fri, 17 Mar 2006 5:19 pm

MHB.....

gigglegigglegigglegigglegiggle: look at that stud of a foreigner
gigglegiggle! gigglegiggle? : hey handsome! need sum luvin?giggle? hmm gigglegigglegiggle? : yea? hmm your place or mine?
gig : mine


...of course there's the Manga version too :wink:
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Postby Vaucluse » Fri, 17 Mar 2006 5:23 pm

MobyDog wrote:
tunafish wrote:MobyDog,

I had many GF before, and from my perspective, it's an incentive. Two of my Gf gave me this as one of the factor that I succeeded them... more "Mi Cei" emotional bonding.



Yes, Mrs Jones and her five daughters can be classed as many.

Having said that, Mary is not the type to be mean, she honestly didn't understand your musings.

tiki, you're such a girl!!!! Wait till donno finds out, mate - - - in the meantime I have to tell my friends about the giggle pick-up - surfire way to get the little Japanese ladies.
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