Author: MisterPanda

Your first experience with cultural difference   [Copy link] 中文

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I haven't lived in China, but when I visited Chengdu I was surprised by how people were driving. As I was  crossing a busy street with a large group of people, one driver tried to push and honk his way through the crowd. In California, pedestrians have the right of way.
The car is red. I am not.

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MisterPanda Post time: 2013-7-9 17:59
When I take the plane, I get a luggage check about 80% of the time because I have deodorant in my s ...

I was refused entry to the Shanghai Metro as I had deoderant in my bag, the guard pointed at the flammable symbol and said it was not allowed as it was explosives!

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SoCalChevy Post time: 2013-7-11 10:42
I haven't lived in China, but when I visited Chengdu I was surprised by how people were driving. As  ...

They do in China as well, it is just that all traffic laws are ignored.

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WhiteBear Post time: 2013-7-9 15:10
My first cultural differenece is not the pleasent one.

My first time in China, first week. Summer 2 ...

Yes, these things happened every day in China. Maybe people think their responsibility is throw the garbage not clean it. They hardly think about otherthing except themselves.

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There are more unreasonable thing in China, but I believe it must became better in the future.

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When I first arrived from the US, my family and I had a 4 hour layover in Shanghai before taking the plane to our final destination. Since we were exhausted from our 14 hour long haul flight, we just decided that we would stay at the airport and rest at the gate. I have a daughter with extremely long brown hair, a daughter with blond hair, and (at the time) a 2 year old son. Within minutes of us sitting down, crowds began to gather around us and began to take our pictures. Parents were sitting their babies on my oldest daughter's lap. A pregnant woman rubbed her hands on my blond daughter's head, and then rubbed her belly.  Adults were trying to pick up and hold my son. It was incredibly overwhelming and not at all what I expected in a Westernized city such as Shanghai. In the past 3 years, we have continued to have all sorts of random attention. An Ayi working at a hair salon once collected my blond daughter's clipped hair from the floor and put it in a zip top bag! My foreign friends and I laugh about the crazy attention because we cannot imagine what would happen if we photographed minorities for the sake of photographing minorities back in our native homes!

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