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Post time 2010-1-20 16:33:31 |Display all floors

seneca

Thank you for your anecdotal story.

Appreciated.


That's another great thing in China.

When you meet they they, "Chi fan le ma?. (Have you eaten?)

A form of greeting. And I am guessing they also wanted to politely make sure a neighbour or friend had sufficient food, which might harp back to poorer times.

And of course in Guangdong it is, "Sek joh fahn mei ya?"     

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Post time 2010-1-20 20:50:38 |Display all floors

seneca

Please don't react so easily.

You could have been anywhere in China for that rain storm.

The latter part was purely for informations sake.

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Post time 2010-1-21 01:30:26 |Display all floors
Thank you to Ganzhoulin and Seneca for their contributions here.

But what about that crazy duck and tradervic and longzhou?

Oh! and of course banana man!

And others.



Never had that amusing experience in China.



Never????

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Post time 2010-1-21 03:15:54 |Display all floors
Originally posted by ganzhuolin at 2010-1-20 12:39


I think of the english names the kids give themselves; sunshine, apple, lion etc.

....."Yes," I nodded. "Vampire..."
"No," he shook his head. "Today I am Harry Potter..."




How cool it is for the kids to choose names for themselves. It gives them an extra boost, or incentive to learn the language. When we were learning Spanish, we took what the Spanish version of our name was...borrring.


Funny story....good of you to let him keep his "special" name.

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Post time 2010-1-21 03:20:16 |Display all floors
Originally posted by expatter at 2010-1-20 16:33
When you meet they they, "Chi fan le ma?. (Have you eaten?)



Yes, I've heard the Chinese consider the 'soul" of the body is the stomach. Or the center of the body - not say the heart, like the west...So it would make sense to ask if your stomach is happy....


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Post time 2010-1-21 04:53:35 |Display all floors
Piers Morgan did an hour show on the BBC last night in Shanghai, it must be the most Westernised place in China and growing profusely.

Ive been to Beijing no funny recollections of China yet but i was impressed with the dancing in the parks.

Over here we have druggies in the parks.

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Post time 2010-1-21 04:57:26 |Display all floors
ITV rather.

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