Emotion and affection in public - or lack thereof

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Emotion and affection in public - or lack thereof

Post by rozzieoz » Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:53 pm

We are on holiday at the moment, and our girlfriend was able to catch up with her grandma who she hasn't seen in more than five years.

I would be beside myself with excitement, there would be raucous screaming, crying and jumping about like a crazy person.

Khmers are so different, it blows my mind how they can be so reserved when they are obviously busting inside with excitement.

They very calmly said hello to one another, grandma climbed in the tuktuk and off we went.

I said "Are you happy to see grandma?"
"Oh so so so happy!" She said with the hugest grin on her face. That's all that matters but far out, they didn't even hug!


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Re: Emotion and affection in public - or lack thereof

Post by John Bingham » Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:05 pm

We are on holiday at the moment, and our girlfriend was able to catch up with her grandma who she hasn't seen in more than five years.
I would be beside myself with excitement, there would be raucous screaming, crying and jumping about like a crazy person.
I would too considering my grandparents all died decades ago.
But more on topic where I'm from people are generally quite affectionate and if I was meeting a female friend I hadn't seen in a long time we'd usually hug and give a peck on the cheek. Screaming and crying no.
That's just uncouth.
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Re: Emotion and affection in public - or lack thereof

Post by rozzieoz » Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:09 pm

I'm ex South African Aussie - I'm as uncouth as they come lol


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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:59 pm

my mate took me to the "Dark Side" of Pattaya yesterday afternoon on the other side of town, first bar we walked in to there were 3 blokes just sat at their bar stools getting noshed off whilst drinking their beer, no lack of it there, the next few bars we went in werent much different either lol
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Post by Anchor Moy » Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:23 pm

rozzieoz wrote:We are on holiday at the moment, and our girlfriend was able to catch up with her grandma who she hasn't seen in more than five years.

I would be beside myself with excitement, there would be raucous screaming, crying and jumping about like a crazy person.

Khmers are so different, it blows my mind how they can be so reserved when they are obviously busting inside with excitement.

They very calmly said hello to one another, grandma climbed in the tuktuk and off we went.

I said "Are you happy to see grandma?"
"Oh so so so happy!" She said with the hugest grin on her face. That's all that matters but far out, they didn't even hug!


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My Khmer family hug me, (when we have not seen them for some time), but not each other. They think that this is appropriate and I love them for making the effort. :OD:
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Re: Emotion and affection in public - or lack thereof

Post by rozzieoz » Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:33 pm

Yes! All our friends hug me too and I don't even think they hate it!


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Post by frank lee bent » Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:11 pm

where people live so closely together, they cultivate some shreds of privacy by being publicly reserved.
it is a survival mechanism
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Post by rozzieoz » Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:23 pm

That makes sense Frank


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Post by prahkeitouj » Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:41 am

Awkward moment When I gave my boyfriend a lift to the airport, he just said thank you and good bye.
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Post by Duncan » Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:31 am

prahkeitouj wrote:Awkward moment When I gave my boyfriend a lift to the airport, he just said thank you and good bye.

Life is like a two way street. Did you say good-bye and give him a hug or kiss.
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Like the spoilt child she is, she will not be happy till she destroys herself from within and breaks your heart.
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