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    Quote Originally Posted by dipper:
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    I think what you wrote is working for me. Is it not?

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    On staring...yes, it's a common thing here.

    Happily eating a burger one day at Triple-O with hubby one evening, kid of oh, about 12, turned around in her chair at the next table and was staring at us as we ate. I tried the stare-back approach a couple of times, escalating into stare-back-with-raised-eyebrows approach and nothing...still staring at us.

    So I looked her in the eye and said in a voice loud enough for her entire table to hear.....wai, neih tai matyeh ah! Solved the problem immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiona in HKG:
    On staring...yes, it's a common thing here.

    Happily eating a burger one day at Triple-O with hubby one evening, kid of oh, about 12, turned around in her chair at the next table and was staring at us as we ate. I tried the stare-back approach a couple of times, escalating into stare-back-with-raised-eyebrows approach and nothing...still staring at us.

    So I looked her in the eye and said in a voice loud enough for her entire table to hear.....wai, neih tai matyeh ah! Solved the problem immediately.
    Yes, staring in a foreign language means they can't understand or see you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyreneq:
    curves? meaning a little weight? I'm not as skinny as the local. I'm 110 lbs and 5 ft 3 inches. But I'm not fat either. Some girls here need to eat! That or it's from walking too much. I think I walk 50 miles a day.

    I don't have fatty curves if that's what you're asking. =)
    You indicate that you're NOT from here - but from 'the West' - yet automatically equate someone's mention of 'curves' with extra 'fatty' bits...? (when the usual connotation there is complimentary, positive, when talking 'bout looks).

    And, you casually throw out certain personal specs that confirm that you're no way 'fat'... Since when are those measurements in any way close to being 'fat', anyway... (BTW, moi, close to that BMI no. too )

    What's going on in that head of yours?
    (Seems Dipper's guess = spot on.)

    Yeah, don't take too much heed to the staring - you'll get used to it.

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    It's absolutely normal here (at least in my experience) if you look different. I get stared at all the time!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jayinhongkong:
    It's absolutely normal here (at least in my experience) if you look different. I get stared at all the time!
    Really? Wondering why I don't get stared at? Sorta feeling left out, am I not part of the cool group!!! Boo hoo hoo...

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    Try a quirky hat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyreneq:

    here's weird culture shocks I experience.
    1. you will get in trouble to taking a picture of yourself in the pool.
    I'm wondering what's normal about taking pictures of yourself in the pool??

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    ew? You forgot gross at the end of it. What are you like 10 years old or something? You make it seem like PDA is uncommon in the states. People kissing and holding hands in public?

    Oh Double EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWw!


    Quote Originally Posted by cyreneq:
    5. young couples like to make a scene in public - ew, get a room!

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    It wasnt normal till myspace and then facebook. Ewwwwwwwwwww

    If someone bumps into you, just say "Delay No More" to them. They will get the message.


    Quote Originally Posted by bookblogger:
    I'm wondering what's normal about taking pictures of yourself in the pool??
    Last edited by HongKongFoot; 16-06-2011 at 08:24 PM.

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