Author: sweetpapaya

How to break the Ice? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2006-1-21 23:57:17 |Display all floors

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Oh(sorry) it is very kind of you.! Xie Xie Ni too!:)

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Post time 2006-1-22 01:02:28 |Display all floors

Bring youself to him and say "Hi, you want to....?"

usually within the first few seconds...you can judge whether you would like to continue the conversation or not...you are in control....you decide the fate of this interaction...this works 100%...the worst is you run into a brick wall...no harm done!

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Post time 2006-1-22 07:23:53 |Display all floors
Right on Thunderbird!

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Post time 2006-1-22 08:10:54 |Display all floors

A big Smile

SMILE WILL BE OK, THEN YOU START WITH THE TOPIC OF THE WEATHER.

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Post time 2006-1-22 08:13:21 |Display all floors
See, now the ice is broken.

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Post time 2006-1-22 20:26:51 |Display all floors

"Hi, you want to....?"

Thunderbird, could you give me some examples on how to complete this sentense? This sounds to me something you say to someone you already knows well. Maybe again culture difference?

Suky928, thank you for the advice. But i think weather is not a good topic all the times. Like the situation i was in, it was in the evening in a sushi bar.(suddenly got inspired) So maybe talking about the food is better? "The Sushi here is quite nice, isn't it?"---how's that?:)

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Post time 2006-1-22 21:31:27 |Display all floors
Talking about the place you are in, or the general condition of things is fine.

"You have the same as I do, we have something in common" (about the food).

"Wow, that looks really good. May I ask what it is? " (about the food)

You say "hi". He says "hi". You say "that wait in line sure was long". He says "yes, it sure was". You say" there is room here, would you like to sit down with me?" He says " sure, thank you".  

That is a start, take it from there.

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