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Originally posted by alice0710 at 2006-6-30 09:22
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Chinese seldom hug when they meet friends
but i will hug my mum,sister or bf
I like to hug and to be hugged, but it is also about culture, I didn’t see it happened here in the city where I live here in China.
In my culture (I am from southamerica) and in most of the Latinamerican countries (I visited most of them) the hug is very common, with ur family with ur friends. When we meet a friend we say hello with a hug and with a kiss in the cheek, man with woman, woman to woman, and man to man just a shakehand or a hug. (some countries like Argentina the man say hello to a man also with a kiss in the cheek)
One month ago I met a female client from Argentina (not my country) we just talked by phone only once, and we agree to meet to discuss a future business, we say hello with a kiss in the cheek and with a hug, we went for diner , we talked for more than two hours and I left her in her hotel, so nice, so kind and she gave me a warm hug and a kiss when we said bye, is not attraction, is not love, is just a simple new friend, as we used to do and to have.
But, I remember around one year ago, I met a chinesse girl, before we meet, we were talking about business and friendship many times by phone and by msn, she was so kind, one day she decided to visit me and she came from Shanghai (she is not shanghainesse), so I went to the train station to pick her up, so she told me how she will dress so I will recognize her, when I saw her a tried to say hello with kiss in the cheek and a hug and she was surprised and avoid it, I felt so embarrassed at that moment, she just said hello, with a surprised, well, when we were in the taxi I explained her our ways to say hello, she understood but my feeling at that moment was horrible, in that moment I start to understand some cultures differences.
I think a hug is important and we need it, for happyness, for sadness, for support, for love, we always need it but with a sincerety, coming from our hearts.
my hug for everybody !!! :):):)