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1) Courtesy seats exist on public transport in Australia and it's actually a condition of travel by school students that they vacate their seat for an older person. Sadly most kids no longer do this and it's not enforced by the authorities. |
2) Picking a Suitable English name is a can of worms. I recommend avoiding fruit and vegetable names such as Apple, Pear, Peach etc. I'd also avoid the more recently invented names which are often illiterate such as Skye, Jarrod and stupid names such as Chrystal or Chyntal or Billybob. Pick something that is simple, has a bit of class and is easy to remember, or ask an English speaking friend to give you some suggestions based on your personality.
3) Hugging and kissing when greeting are practiced by few western cultures. Unless you are Italian, Greek, French etc where it's the norm a more staid greeting is practiced such as a handshake or if you know the person a hug around the shoulders. Kissing a woman on the cheek is acceptable for friends but should generally not be done for strangers in most western Cultures. On the subject of handshakes, most Asians shake hands like a limp fish. A handshake should be firm and vigorous. Grasp the other persons hand firmly and shake up and down a couple of times before releasing. In the west a handshake is the measure of a man's character. Don't over grip but it should be relaxed and yet firm.
4) In most western countries the number of children put up for adoption is quite low. This is in part due to the widespread use of contraceptives and the social system not stigmatising single mothers. Some countries such as Russia and Italy have higher levels of children in orphanages. If there are few kids available to adopt then Asian kids are often the next choice, in part because they are viewed as being good students and well behaved children in general.
5) I can't think of a word that is widely used other than "idiot"...
6) Wedding photographs originated in the west. Most photography occurs on the actual wedding day and features the ceremony, and reception afterwards, that's 2 costume changes. It's also not unheard of for the bride to have photographs taken at home during her preparation for the ceremony. More couples are also taking formal studio images before or after the honeymoon in their wedding day outfits. Wedding day photography costs in the west from about 1400 rmb to well over 100,000 rmb depending on the country and the photographers reputation. The average cost would be between 10 and 20,000 rmb in most first economy countries (USA, UK, Australia, NZ, Germany, Switzerland etc).