What's so special about your place/culture?

@weng_08 (282)
Philippines
June 16, 2008 9:50pm CST
One reason why I joined mylot is that I want to learn more about other people, culture and meet new friends. I really find it interesting to get to understand other's beliefs. In our place (Manila), we use 'po' or 'opo' when we are talking to those who are quite older than us. It's our way of showing respect to them. What about you, what are the things you have been trained to do that people from other places don't normally do?
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8 responses
@cupid74 (11388)
• Pakistan
18 Jun 08
Hi dear nice intentions, sure on my lot u can interact w people from differnt continents, countries, relegions and culture and can learn about them No doubt every culture is good and set/adjusted according to circumstances of that area.I am sure every area/culture has all kind of emotion, like love, anger, respects and others but must be differnt way to express it. keep it up Take care
@weng_08 (282)
• Philippines
18 Jun 08
Hi, nice to hear from you. Yes, I bet there are a lot of special traditions in your place. Thanks, take care too.
@cupid74 (11388)
• Pakistan
18 Jun 08
u r welcome
• India
17 Jun 08
well in India whenever we meet elders either we join our hands and say Namaste or we touch our elders feet. Also it is considered rude to call someone considerably older by their name. But today in places like where i live Chandigarh have become just too westernized so so there are not many indian customs followed here.
@weng_08 (282)
• Philippines
17 Jun 08
See, I really learn a lot here...thanks a lot, have a great day!
• India
21 Jun 08
:)
@littleowl (7157)
22 Jun 08
Hi weng'-the one thing I was always brought up to be was to be polite and respect your elders that is what I have done and taught my children of which they are-your friend littleowl
@weng_08 (282)
• Philippines
24 Jun 08
Hello littleowl, well, I am sure that your kids will be brought up well and that they will grow up recognizing the importance of respect. Thanks for your response.
• Indonesia
18 Jun 08
Hi weng, i'm from Indonesia We have national language called Bahasa Indonesia. In Indonesia, we use "Pak" (from "Bapak") for call adult men and "Bu" (from "Ibu") for call adult women. And we use "Kak" (from "Kakak") for call older brother/sister. But Indonesia have a lot of culture inside it. The island that i live named Jawa (Some abroad people knows with Java - not programming language -) have more than 5 different culture. Culture that i came from named Jawa we also use "Pak" and "Bu" like Bahasa Indonesia (many words and sentences in Bahasa Indonesia get from Jawa Language) but we use "Mas" to call older brother and "Mbak" to call older sister. In other culture in my island named Sunda use "Abah" to call adult men and "Emah" to call adult women. And they use "Akang" or "Aak" to call older brother and use "Teteh" to call older sister. There are more than 100 tribe in my country with their unique culture. So visit my country :) A lot abroad people know my country from Bali Island only :) *sorry for my bad english
@weng_08 (282)
• Philippines
18 Jun 08
Hello, your place seems to be really interesting. I'd really love to visit Indonesia one day. Your english is just fine. Thanks for your response. Have a great day!
• Philippines
17 Jun 08
hello there Kababayan ....~~ welcome to myLot... yezz...it's nice to belong here in mylot...which has many interesting topics discuss that can add to our learning... and to the fact that this also is a way of expressing our ideas in a way that what is lingering in our mind is being commented which is really a BIG help ... anyway...regarding our culture in Philippines,, though we are highly known as one of the religious country and so many other humble traits yet behind of it is a massive lies that only no ONe can rely TRUST to someone...i can only say that we are such a fool....who always sees right and wrong yet ourselves is not doin what is meant to be right .... but then,, we are thankful that our life's is not yet taken over power by our high ranking officials thus CHRIST still controlling each hearts of Filipinos.. Be PROUD....i am.. +jam+ ~live life~ keep it simple***
@weng_08 (282)
• Philippines
17 Jun 08
Thanks, yes, indeed, it is fun being here in mylot despite the fact that I won't seem to earn at all. It's a great site to meet mature and smart people. Thanks for your response, have a great day!
@spalladino (17921)
• United States
17 Jun 08
I live in Florida, which is in the south, and the kids here are taught to use 'sir' or 'mam' when talking to an adult which is very respectful and not normally heard back where I originally came from. We are also fond of the word "y'all", which is short for "you all". It is used in the singular with the plural being "all y'all".
@weng_08 (282)
• Philippines
17 Jun 08
Hello, thanks for your response. I guess "y'all" is easier to pronounce that "you all", huh? Have a great day!
@valeria1 (2723)
• United States
7 Sep 08
Well I traveled quite a lot and I learned so many things, I think that all countries have their good and bad side!
@julyteen (13256)
• Davao, Philippines
1 Aug 08
our place is known due to our mineral deposits. many foreign nationals visit our area to witness some even hosted by our local tourism including us. our people here are very kind and hospitable. we accommodate any individuals that will come to visit our place.