I love being in Taiwan. Besides having to walk on the road because the sidewalks are used for everything except walking, I even love the pecularities of Taiwan. I am curious about these pecularities and try to reason them out… find a history, a progression of cause and effect, an evolution of habit passed through generations.
One seemingly pervasive habit of Taiwanese women that I cannot figure out is the touching, holding, cupping or slapping of their own butts and thighs.
Often while waiting for a bus or the MRT, I will notice this. I can kind of understand the repeated patting or slapping of their thighs or hips as a way to “massage” their muscles, a kind of homeopathy. However, I am most baffled by the quick slip of their hand behind to cup their butt cheeks as they walk, climb stairs, stand waiting, or talk on a cellphone. Are they concerned that their cheeks might drop and find a new body to attach themselves to? :shock:
My butt cheeks seem fairly happy being where they are… I haven’t talked to them about the matter, but no news is good news. I think we’re all happy here.