people talking in diff language and you dont understand..
April 29, 2007 12:38am CST
like when youre in a room with a group of people from other country and you dont undestand what theyre talking, what do you feel? do feel annoyed? do you like they might be talking about you? and all of a sudden theyre laughing and you dont know the reason for laughing...what do you feel? i definitely dont like it..my partner comes from Manila and he speaks tagalog, im from Cebu so i speak bisaya, when were with my freinds, i make sure to talk in tagalog to my freinds, coz i dont want my partner to feel bad since he cant understand anything that were talking about..good thing, i have freinds who understands if i ask them to speak in tagalog. what about you?
29 Apr 07
Hello,daryljane,I think it is very common in australia as it is a multicultural with great diversity of people,they will speak their mother tongues when they are with their friends on the street,I do not feel any problems about it but i understand what you mean when they are laughing suddenly. I cannot imagine this will be a problem in your country as you guys are all from the same country,so it is not a big problem. I do not mind to have friends speaking their mother tongues but of course they need to speak english when they talk to me.:)
29 Apr 07
I have felt the same many a times.I am pretty sure anyone will feel so. Not only when others talk in a different language but also when they start talking behind our backs or whispers to each other do i feel real bad.We feel not welcome in the group or even worse that the others are backbiting us. What i would do in such a situation is to slowly shift to a more open group for sometime where you are welcome.If you have no other choice but to stay with them,better keep yourself busy by playing on your mobile or even better excuse yourself to go to the toilet or make a call.
30 Apr 07
yeah, same here...esp when they look at our direction...thats not good! but we cant do anything about it. right? and youre right, its best to move to another groups whose more open to a better conversation or do something thats going to give you enjoyment.