2)It depends on the indivual. I use a combination of scooter and public transit-the train
3)Hi, or have you eatten yet?
4)I haven’t encounted having to give gifts when meeting someone new. But i find it poliet when going to their home for the first time.
5)Children are educated under the bamboo rod, and by way of the sharp tongue. Their parents have them enrolled in some sort of bushiban in vitro.
6)Listen for mozart, find slippers, do a mad dash down 6 flights of stairs, and chase them down the block
7)normal dress for women now is : anything with lace, teddy bear fur adorned clothing, pleather pants, wicked witch of the east high heels, hooker boots, lots of stockings, any thing from the thrift stores.
normal dress for men, depends on age. It could be blue flip flops and spit slattered clothing(blue collar) , japanese salaryman suit (desk job), pinstrips with shinned shoes and a purse(a murse)(ganster), designer labels but casual wear(high up in the ranks, well educated,self employed)
8)Food with out grease
9)which poliet society? I wouldn’t pick my nose or blech but that’s okay.
10)Man if you don’t bargin, then you are a fool capital F.
11)It depends on your interest. I like to stay stuck in front of the tv flipping back and forth between the 7 movie channels. English teachers, like to go to pubs and bars, chinese language students like to go where ever they can practice chinese, forumosans only hang out at Alleycats
12)Normal work hours generally based upon your job, English teachers get out at 9 pm (not all), office workers get out when the boss has sucked you dry for the day. Most stores are open on the weekend, and always late. :bravo: But the important stuff like post office, bank etc., close on the weekend :fume:
13)Chinese New Year is by far the most important. Spent with family like christmas, play lots of majhong and dealing with crazy family drama(like christmas), Mid Autum festival is a close 2nd, with everyone bbq outside on anything that’s got concrete.
14)People register their married. Then rent cars, adorn them with red ribbons and sometimes baby dolls, driving around the city at 8 am blarring their god awful horns and shooting off firecrakers. THen they have these magazine like photos done that are filled with badly rented clothing and artifical lighting, the uglier the girl or guy the softer the lighting. Avarage age seems to be in the late tweenties. Accceptable not to get married? Yea right, gotta keep the blood line going here. Diviorce is oppossed by the in laws , brings shame to the family and can affect your job position, a social position , so you better learn how to suck it in. But leaving someone is a whole nother matter…
15)Mandrian, but Taiwanese , Hakko, and 10 other of the aborigial languages.
16)Bargining and finding a good sale. Make lots and lots of money. Basic belief is that you can take care of the family and give them face. The more money the more face.
17)anything that’s from the Tangwangfang dynasty
18)Who isn’t a pop star here? Jolin, Jay, Mayday,etc.