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#21 keiaiai

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 06:27 AM

People think we're rude and think that visiting Paris = visiting the whole country. I don't think we're rude, it's just cultural differences and the habit of a lot of tourists to talk to busy people...or people who don't speak English.
And France is a diverse country in terms of culture, food, architecture, and no place is similar... so when I say to people that no I'm not from Paris and they say it'a the same... It's upsetting

I don't think all Parisians are rude...

But when I went to Paris when I was 13, two women told me to shut up on the street. And it wasn't even on the same day lmao but that's just based on my experience




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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:19 AM



I've never seen any of these before in the wild unless i go to an exhibition, zoo or aquarium to see these things.https://onehallyu.com//public/style_emot...

I've seen a huntsman before though. That thing is huuugeee. it's at the size of my palm including its legs. https://onehallyu.com//public/style_emot...


what a relief that those are reserved for the zoo and aquariums only


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:25 AM (Edited by tamarind, 12 February 2019 - 07:26 AM.)

People think we're rude and think that visiting Paris = visiting the whole country. I don't think we're rude, it's just cultural differences and the habit of a lot of tourists to talk to busy people...or people who don't speak English.
And France is a diverse country in terms of culture, food, architecture, and no place is similar... so when I say to people that no I'm not from Paris and they say it'a the same... It's upsetting

lol i've encountered rude parisians firsthand but some other provinces i visit, the ppl are just like any other european ppl. not noticeably rude. some were very nice even

I think people confuse Italians with Spaniards or think we're really loud and talk like the Italian-Americans

let me staaaaaaaaaart.

we are all one single "ethnicity" and we are all dark, with black hair and so on. yeah, no, my country has been invaded by different people in different regions and it depends on where you live, you won't look anything alike. even my own region, which is the southest of them all: had spanish, germans, english, french, moors, ancient greeks, latins, and so on. also italy has been existing for less than 200 years, there is nothing as a uniform genetic pool here.
we all get easily tanned. my bff becomes red during summer and then gets back to be her usual milk skin. i have never seen her tanned once. on the other side i do tan easily.
we eat spaghetti with meatballs. i could write an essay about this. meatballs are a secondo piatto, aka something we mostly eat separately from pasta. but you can make a sauce with those meatballs that can be put in the pasta. some regions do eat mini meatballs with pasta, but most of the time without tomato.
in general, we eat pasta everyday. yeah, no
we are all loud. some are really loud, some are not
we always use a specific hand gesture. we have a lot of gestures cause up to 200 years ago my country didn't exist and every single region spoke a different language, so we used hand gesture mostly to communicate. if you do the specific italian hand gesture, that americans love so much, to a random person in the streets here, you can get into a quarrel, cause that isn't a nice gesture at all
every italian can cook. no, i know people who don't even know how to prepare pasta
italians are all fascists. yes and no. fascism was born here and there are a lot of fascists around, but it's illegal to present yourself as a fascist, to do the roman salute, to display fascist souvenirs and propaganda. you get fined.
italia/sicilia = mafia. if you encounter any italian or sicilian outside of italy or, even worse, in italy and the first thing you are going to tell them is "Oh sicilia= mafia" you are offending that person and you are being a piece of trash. mafia is still pretty much alive and still causes lots of problems here. i, personally, don't take jokes that compare me with people who melt children into acid as a compliment. :) romanticising mafia is not cool. FULL STOP.

i have many more, but yeah.

thank you SO MUCH i learn a lot about italia. thanks


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:58 AM

for some reason people seem to think that finnish kids don't get homework

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:58 AM

That we are all fat (America)

Giant spiders, roaches, deadly insects everywhere in Australia. They aren't that common. Just depends where you live/go.


So it wouldn't be likely to encounter any large spiders if I travelled there for only a few weeks? I'd assume in like Sydney I wouldn't but what about the outback? Australia is on my list of places I'd like to travel in the future and this is a legitimate concern of mine lol
That we are all fat (America)

Giant spiders, roaches, deadly insects everywhere in Australia. They aren't that common. Just depends where you live/go.


So it wouldn't be likely to encounter any large spiders if I travelled there for only a few weeks? I'd assume in like Sydney I wouldn't but what about the outback? Australia is on my list of places I'd like to travel in the future and this is a legitimate concern of mine lol


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:01 AM

for some reason people seem to think that finnish kids don't get homework

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it's because of those finnish educations are the best without burdening students thing. do u get a lot of homeworks?


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:02 AM

Some think that we are part of China.
I'm from Singapore btw.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:57 AM

So it wouldn't be likely to encounter any large spiders if I travelled there for only a few weeks? I'd assume in like Sydney I wouldn't but what about the outback? Australia is on my list of places I'd like to travel in the future and this is a legitimate concern of mine lol

Unless you're going into the outback or rural areas, you're probably rarely going to see a spider, let alone a large one. I live in Sydney and I honestly can't even remember the last time I saw a large spider (I don't even see spiders often). They're all normal/small spiders that I assume every country has. Don't worry about it unless you're actually going into the bush (which, if you hate spiders, I assume you don't want to anyway laugh.png)




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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:36 AM

it's because of those finnish educations are the best without burdening students thing. do u get a lot of homeworks?


not sure how it's these days, but i sure had my fair share of stress because of homework haha. but i guess it wasn't too bad.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 01:40 PM

All poor, and we worship crows etc.




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Posted 12 February 2019 - 03:04 PM

Some think that we are part of China.
I'm from Singapore btw.


Another SG!! Nice to see you! How have I never seen you around?

Have you ever actually heard that being asked in real life? I haven't, but whenever Sg youtubers make assumptions about SG videos they always include it but I've never been asked that in real life.

Another assumption I hear about our country is that we're under some kind of oppression and that Lee Kuan Yew was a dictator. I wouldn't exactly say that's true would you? We're apparently also a one party state since we've only had the PAP in charge and apparently are great models for socialism. All things I've heard in real life and are confused about.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 05:26 PM

Some think that we are part of China.
I'm from Singapore btw.


and that's not true at all right lol. i would chalk it out to the population being divided into some big ethnic groups and important famous ppl tend to have chinese names

could be casual racism


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 05:27 PM

All poor, and we worship crows etc.


crows or cows?

also how do ppl think all indians are poor when some of the richest men are from there lol


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 05:32 PM

america imstupid.png we're not all racist, ignorant, arrogant, and obsessed with only money




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Posted 12 February 2019 - 06:34 PM

Tbh I heard positive things about Poland, I heard negative ones and I would say they match certain groups of people, the only thing I heard some people getting completely wrong is that they think Polish people build Death Camps, when they are only located in Poland




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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:13 PM

Brazilians DO NOT SPEAK SPANISH. We can understand it and communicate sometimes because the language is similar, but we are the only country in Latin America that has portuguese as official language. And as expected, we speak portuguese here. You won't find anyone speaking something else if you come here, duh. Unless you go to specific places of course, like german, italian and japanese colonies. Then you may find plenty people who speak their languages between each other. Still, these people also speak portuguese. A lot of people think brazilians speak spanish. No, we don't. Just understand, at most.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:41 PM

Another SG!! Nice to see you! How have I never seen you around?

Have you ever actually heard that being asked in real life? I haven't, but whenever Sg youtubers make assumptions about SG videos they always include it but I've never been asked that in real life.

Me neither. But that could be because I rarely get into a situation requiring me to talk about my country in a foreign place.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 11:00 PM

crows or cows?

also how do ppl think all indians are poor when some of the richest men are from there lol

Every animal...but I've been personally asked about crows.

They're all very condescending about how once they heard how there's people sleeping on the street-corners, and how we shouldn't have a space program but look to ending poverty...And then you find out they're from places like Barcelona or Detroit, and seem to either give no hoots about their own homeless population, or are just trying to be superior in the "I'm not a racist, but..." way. Actual facts seem not to matter. This type also is generally the artsy upper-class academic type, so... *shrugs*




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Posted 12 February 2019 - 11:09 PM (Edited by STORM BLOOM, 12 February 2019 - 11:13 PM.)

Philippines: All Poor, Maids, Drivers like.... girl, were just everyone else. We maybe a struggling country but we have everything as a people 

 

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 11:15 PM

many people think Brazilians are hoes just because we wear less clothes... but like, it's hot here ya know 

 

 when I say I'm Brazilian I can instantly see the way MAN talk to me change because they have a sexual ideas about the girls here and think asking sexual things is ok when... like... I'm pretty conservative like many girls I know 

 

it's annoying and really bothers me 







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