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Old 31.10.2011, 12:59
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Re: Asian tourists - rather "clumpsy" people?

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keinFranzösisch...., why the sudden groan fest?
Because those two posts can come across as quite offensive. I know you and simon meant it tongue in cheek. RIGHT?
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Old 31.10.2011, 13:20
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Because those two posts can come across as quite offensive. I know you and simon meant it tongue in cheek. RIGHT?
I know LIB + SimonCH are not anti-asian. Infact these are their halloween coustumes for tonight..

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Old 31.10.2011, 14:10
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Because those two posts can come across as quite offensive. I know you and simon meant it tongue in cheek. RIGHT?
Why yes, certainly. I thought it was obvious.
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Oh, is this a custom somewhere or what?
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Old 03.11.2011, 19:20
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Re: Asian tourists - rather "clumpsy" people?

Hahahaha

I actually completely agree with you. I lived worked London prior to coming here, so, its even worse there with the tourists.

I dont think you're being racist.

But i think its purely cultural.

There are many things that bugged me when I first moved here, like ye old british past time of standing in line, or allowing others to board a train or tram who were waiting before you etc. Or even simply allowing people off before boarding, GOD what is it with that here. But then, the English are sometimes accused of being too polite and indirect, "no you first, no you, no your first, no please you I insist" to the point both people are like ARGGGHHHH.

I don't let these things wind me up so much now, I just tend to either act the same, but feel bad if i do as its just not me, or bump or force people out the way who breach courteous etiquette all to happy to explain what an inconsiderate, ignorant arsehole they just were. The bemusement on their faces is amusing, not least because they are simply unaware that they have done anything wrong, and perhaps they havent really, to them.

Its like when africans flap their arms and do that kissing their teeth thing at at you, its perfectly normal when they are conversing with each other, but when they do it to me I find it very insulting and rude, but they dont know any different. Not all of them of course, and certainly not so common here, but london, Whooooo

Now I am sure someone will jump on my comments as racist as everyone is ever so slightly sensitive these days to such comments.
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Old 08.11.2011, 12:31
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Re: Asian tourists - rather "clumpsy" people?

Feeling trigger happy porsch?
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Old 08.11.2011, 12:43
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Intelligent racial consideration (It fit well in this thread)

The swiss are worst than Asians IMHO.
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Old 08.11.2011, 13:31
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Re: Intelligent racial consideration (It fit well in this thread)

Deaar mrt, please do rank the world for us from best to worst. Preferably on a multidimensional scale that takes bacon and chocolate into account.

Seriously, how has this thread evaded being locked for so long?
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Re: Asian tourists - rather "clumpsy" people?

In response to the original post, I had a little chuckle at a couple of bullet points. Having spent a considerable amount of time in Asia, particularly HK and China over the last few years, so it is only these two places I will comment on, but it is an observation myself and other expats have made, they have very little and in some cases no spacial awareness, will walk straight into you, will literally walk out of shops and doorways without looking, stop in the middle of the pavement, don't walk in a straight line, drive how they walk... This is obviously does not apply to everyone however, enough that its very noticeable!

I've found this fascinating, having worked in the city of London for years, how people just seem to manage to weave in and out in rush hour without walking into one another, this does not apply in HK anytime of the day!

My theory is that their areas are so populated that they have a very different perception of space to what we are for the most used to!?

How interesting it is to observe and to be observed! I wonder what we do that the Asians notice in particular, maybe someone can shed some light!? :-)
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Re: Asian tourists - rather "clumpsy" people?

I didn't read through all the replies but I lived in Japan for years.

Firstly, in Japan you are *supposed* to put your basket on the conveyor belt at the check out counter in a store. So this is just a cultural difference.

In Japan, honestly, so many things were backwards different that I think all of my Western friends at some point were having the Japanese give them instructions, like "take out your credit card". They just don't understand the language. Let's give them some love and cut them some slack. :-D

Lastly, in Japan at least, there are so many people and each is like an island to themselves. If you bump someone you don't' apologize, you just carry on. People stop in the middle of the road but you learn to have fast reaction time and walk around.

Things move and work there effortlessly because everyone is used to it.
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Re: Asian tourists - rather "clumpsy" people?

i think before discussing or blamming about others ....people who are feeling asians are clumpsy can better check about themselves where they are sooooo perfect...
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Old 11.11.2011, 13:35
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bet you most of them can spell 'clumsy' though...
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