Originally posted by Monique
I would like to know if there are people here who enjoy other cultures as much as me.. I have personally known people directly from the following countries:
Bulgaria, Croatia, Canada, Zimbabwe, South-Africa, Finland, Japan, China, South-Korea, India, Romania, Australia, Taiwan, Germany, Bangladesh, Brazil, Russia, Armenia, Iran, France, Pakistan, Italy, Poland, United States, Lithuania, Belgium, Great Britain, Ireland, Spain.
I am lucky enough to say that most of them I have gotten to know well enough to call them my friends. Every week, for about two years, I used to go to the Institute of Arts Film Theater, and have seen films from about the same number of countries as listed above. Besides that, I have also enjoyed the cultural cuisines of a dozen countries, going exotic such as internal organs and chicken paws.
Anyone a word on this?
*edit* let's not talk about racism, cultural diversity should be cherished, right?
A related story:
http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,7527113%255E11869,00.htmlTales from Japan
IF you've never visited the Land of the Rising Sun, you probably believe what the guide books say, that the Japanese are a stoic and outrageously straight-laced bunch. And they can be.
But beneath the kimonos and ubiquitous three-piece suits, lies a wild and wacky sense of humour that could only belong to the race that invented the self-warming toilet seat and a walking machine for overweight pets.