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Re: greeting in your culture

Post by prahkeitouj » Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:08 am

Hehehe.. it reminds me when I was with my teacher, I hugged her. But when I was with my friend I was about to hug her in front of her fiance... hehe embarrassed !
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Re: greeting in your culture

Post by Samouth » Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:28 am

prahkeitouj wrote:Hehehe.. it reminds me when I was with my teacher, I hugged her. But when I was with my friend I was about to hug her in front of her fiance... hehe embarrassed !
I don't find it embarrassing and you also know it. It is really fine for Cambodian women to hug each other, the only thing that can draw people to look at is when Cambodian men hug each other haha.
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Re: greeting in your culture

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:34 pm

women hugging each other in modern culture now i think is quite widely acceptable in most places,

i think the most embarrasing time when hugging is if you go in to hug someone and they lean/step away haha oops :shock: :sorry: not like it ever happens to me ;) :friends: (actually i remember 1 time, it was awkward, very awkward hahaha)
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Re: greeting in your culture

Post by Barang_doa_slae » Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:03 pm

Jamie_Lambo wrote:women hugging each other in modern culture now i think is quite widely acceptable in most places,

i think the most embarrasing time when hugging is if you go in to hug someone and they lean/step away haha oops :shock: :sorry: not like it ever happens to me ;) :friends: (actually i remember 1 time, it was awkward, very awkward hahaha)
If you hug with the same body language as in your avatar, I am surprised you don't experience this kind of reaction more often :beer3:
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Re: greeting in your culture

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:09 pm

Barang_doa_slae wrote:
Jamie_Lambo wrote:women hugging each other in modern culture now i think is quite widely acceptable in most places,

i think the most embarrasing time when hugging is if you go in to hug someone and they lean/step away haha oops :shock: :sorry: not like it ever happens to me ;) :friends: (actually i remember 1 time, it was awkward, very awkward hahaha)
If you hug with the same body language as in your avatar, I am surprised you don't experience this kind of reaction more often :beer3:

:ROFL: haha :plus1: :beer3:
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Re: greeting in your culture

Post by prahkeitouj » Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:37 pm

Jamie_Lambo wrote:women hugging each other in modern culture now i think is quite widely acceptable in most places,

i think the most embarrasing time when hugging is if you go in to hug someone and they lean/step away haha oops :shock: :sorry: not like it ever happens to me ;) :friends: (actually i remember 1 time, it was awkward, very awkward hahaha)
Of course! Same same...! She stepped away... hahhhah... Image
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Re: greeting in your culture

Post by prahkeitouj » Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:58 pm

Samouth wrote:
prahkeitouj wrote:Hehehe.. it reminds me when I was with my teacher, I hugged her. But when I was with my friend I was about to hug her in front of her fiance... hehe embarrassed !
I don't find it embarrassing and you also know it. It is really fine for Cambodian women to hug each other, the only thing that can draw people to look at is when Cambodian men hug each other haha.
Hehheh.. people look at you even though woman and woman. When I was at the university, one of my friend liked to hug me then some friends as us when we get married? Image
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Re: greeting in your culture

Post by StroppyChops » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:02 pm

I have an almost Arabic gesture I use when greeting in a new culture, touching the heart and then lips with a slight bow - the beauty of it is that no-one ever questions it as clearly it's part of my culture and therefore should be respected...
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Re: greeting in your culture

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:24 pm

StroppyChops wrote:I have an almost Arabic gesture I use when greeting in a new culture, touching the heart and then lips with a slight bow - the beauty of it is that no-one ever questions it as clearly it's part of my culture and therefore should be respected...
Is there any particular reason why you do that SC?

After working so long in Muslim countries, I quite often find myself placing my right palm on my chest after shaking someone's hand no matter where in the world I am, I sometimes get some odd looks %)
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Re: greeting in your culture

Post by StroppyChops » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:26 pm

PSD-Kiwi wrote:
StroppyChops wrote:I have an almost Arabic gesture I use when greeting in a new culture, touching the heart and then lips with a slight bow - the beauty of it is that no-one ever questions it as clearly it's part of my culture and therefore should be respected...
Is there any particular reason why you do that SC?

After working so long in Muslim countries, I quite often find myself placing my right palm on my chest after shaking someone's hand no matter where in the world I am, I sometimes get some odd looks %)
It actually started legitimately when in Islamic areas of Indonesia and kind of stuck - I catch myself doing it in Australia, which also gets odd looks... these days I struggle to not bow 'appropriately' to everyone I meet.
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