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Post time 2011-11-2 10:17:52 |Display all floors
...while foreigners, especially those from the West, likes reading books?

It's a question asked by Joseph Christian in today's China Daily. (http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cnd ... ntent_14019242.htm)

It's not a comparison or judgement on which is better, but just curious about the underlying causes.

So why??
We are all prisoners of our own device.

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Post time 2011-11-2 12:23:28 |Display all floors

Most people do it, even in India we do it

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Post time 2011-11-2 12:49:36 |Display all floors
I feel more hungry in a train journey.But it should be non A/C.Bcz the fresh air make me more happy.

It is happens in the journey by ship.With the salty water moisture make me hungry.

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Post time 2011-11-2 12:58:48 |Display all floors
Originally posted by seneca at 2011-11-2 12:05
Sorry? When the trip takes a whole day, I will have three meals on board a train AND at least two books to read in.



Yeah, eating is perfectly normal if your travel takes a long time.

But sometimes, as described in the CD article, even for a short trip that takes no more than 2 hours, most people would pack their bags with all kinds of snacks.
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Post time 2011-11-3 09:38:20 |Display all floors
Few people nowadays love Reading....especially during their journey. they would prefer Mobile phone rather than books

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Post time 2011-11-3 10:31:12 |Display all floors

I wanna ride that bean train all the way to tootersville

ridin' that train
Smellin' methane
Casey Jones you better
watch your beans
Trouble ahead
Trouble behind
and you know that notion
just crossed my mind

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Post time 2011-11-4 12:12:19 |Display all floors

Why Chinese love eating on trains?

It's an excuse to snack.

A opportunity to once again eat that yummy instant noodle snack, bread or packaged meat product.

Everyone else does it, who wishes to look different.

Food helps when one is nervous.

Passes the time when one is bored.

Helps to facilitate in the next act of passing of time away; sleeping.

It's just plain fun to do, a train ride and a snack.:)

Hunger, train rides can be long and there's a meal to be had or lost, depending if one eats.

My turn: Why are street manhole covers round?


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