19 Jun 2013 – Cultural Differences
This is a good one to share, funny but so true…
An American, a Japanese and a Chinese went for a hike one day. It was very hot. They were sweating and exhausted.
When they came upon a small lake, they took off all their clothes and jumped into the water, since it was fairly secluded. Feeling refreshed, the trio decided to pick a few berries while enjoying their ‘ freedom.’
As they were crossing an open area, suddenly a group of ladies from town appeared.
Unable to get to their clothes in time, the American and the Japanese quickly used their hands to cover their privates.
But the Chinese covered his face while they ran for cover. After the ladies had left and the men got their clothes back on. The American and the Japanese asked the Chinese why he covered his face rather than his private part.
The Chinese replied, ‘I don’t know about you, but in my country, it’s the face that people recognize.’
Two cars seen in the area, the vintage car is for marketing Norway’s oldest bakery (1861), Baker Hansen, across the road from me. The other was just parked for a few minutes on the street when I live and this must be the way to get people to look and take pix of your car! The colour is for REAL and the only one of such I have seen so far, probably hazardous in the traffic distracting other drivers!!
Mon: tkx Ingrid for meeting up at the downstairs coffee joint, Lille Valkyrien Kaffee og Tehus which serves good coffee and fresh croissant. Last year I counted and there were 7 places serving coffee within 1-7mins walk, this year counted 9 so far!
Edited 20 Jun: just got news that PSI in SIN is 300+ not good! To fellow SIN, plx stay indoors with good air filters and take care. Certainly would not want to be outdoors there! To the neighbours, shame on you for burning down precious forests! 2 haze pix uploaded from various sites.
We may have different religions, languages, colour skin, but we belong to one human race – Kofi Annan