So, what's the Chinesiest thing you've ever done?

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Borkya

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Re: So, what's the Chinesiest thing you've ever done?
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2011, 04:00:17 PM »
I left my tray on the table at subway the other day, despite walking by a garbage can on my way out. I figured since everyone else left their tray on the table, why not me. Of course, I felt a little guilty about it which is not very Chinesy.

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solongtinik

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Re: So, what's the Chinesiest thing you've ever done?
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2011, 06:27:28 AM »
when i was there i eat 22 dumplings in one sitting.
"ai ya! wei shen me?" became an all time expression... bfbfbfbfbf
if he does not struggle against what is wrong-even if it seems beyond his strength-he will bever find the right road

Re: So, what's the Chinesiest thing you've ever done?
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2011, 07:20:52 PM »
I left my tray on the table at subway the other day, despite walking by a garbage can on my way out. I figured since everyone else left their tray on the table, why not me. Of course, I felt a little guilty about it which is not very Chinesy.

You are one dangerous and ornery chick   ahahahahah

I don't know why but I just don't feel Chinesy. I fit in with the locals quite well and we have many friends from all levels of society. But I still have that fish out of water feeling.
For you to insult me, first I must value your opinion

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cobra

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Re: So, what's the Chinesiest thing you've ever done?
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2011, 04:54:08 PM »
first, i try to speak mandarine in the manner of chinese do with chinese slang....hehe
哥们儿!!!哈哈 agagagagag 你咋的啦?啥呀 instead of 什么  uuuuuuuuuu
second...sometimes even dress like chinese people... very funny.... hahaha
and my chinese friends often say that I think like chinese.

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mkate

Re: So, what's the Chinesiest thing you've ever done?
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2011, 05:21:57 PM »
Staring and excitedly pointing out every foreigner I see.  bjbjbjbjbj

Also, having 3 meters to walk past someone yet walking as close as possible.

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Stil

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Re: So, what's the Chinesiest thing you've ever done?
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2011, 06:13:43 PM »
My favourite snack food is 鸭脖子

Duck's neck

Re: So, what's the Chinesiest thing you've ever done?
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2011, 06:21:36 PM »
My favourite snack food is 鸭脖子

Duck's neck

yeah, that sh*t is awesome, especially the way they make it in Chengdu, super spicy bfbfbfbfbf
两只老外, 两只老外,跑得快,跑得快,
一个是老酒鬼,一个是老色鬼,真奇怪, 真奇怪

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Stil

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Re: So, what's the Chinesiest thing you've ever done?
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2011, 11:18:06 PM »
Yeah, we like pretty spicy in Changsha too,

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El Macho

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Re: So, what's the Chinesiest thing you've ever done?
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2011, 02:50:28 AM »
I haggled in a department store in the US last time I was back visiting. Got a hell of a deal on two blazers.

Re: So, what's the Chinesiest thing you've ever done?
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2011, 03:45:27 AM »
I haggled in a department store in the US last time I was back visiting. Got a hell of a deal on two blazers.

Did you tell them you know the people who made them?  Did you yell and threw a tantrum, or was it civilized?
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El Macho

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Re: So, what's the Chinesiest thing you've ever done?
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2011, 01:02:55 PM »
Good point, it never even crossed my mind to throw a fit in hopes of an even lower price…I guess I still have a ways to go.

Re: So, what's the Chinesiest thing you've ever done?
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2011, 04:20:24 AM »
Go to a "wang ba" (Chinese version of a cybercafe) to have internet access.

There's this local food chain in Anhui province called "Uncle Fast Food" (老娘舅). It has changed my eating habits for good.

Drinking hot water when I'm thirsty.

Feeling sick after drinking juice with ice cubes.

Thinking of a concept in Chinese first. Yesterday, for instance, I was in Nanjing with a friend and we visited an electronics store. I remember wanting to check out a "bijiben diannao", but I couldn't remember the word "laptop".

Saying "a yo!", "a ya!" a lot.

Enjoying KTVs.

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Re: So, what's the Chinesiest thing you've ever done?
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2011, 03:11:09 AM »
Like Wolff, I find myself saying "a ya" and "a yo" - easy to pick up and quite expressive, I think.  But I have not yet stooped so low as to drink water of any temperature.  Water is for washing, in my humble opinion  bjbjbjbjbj

What else in the Chinesiest category ....   well, I've become a baijiu devotee even though the smell of it made me feel ill when I first arrived.
I now feel fairly relaxed about leaving uncovered food out of the fridge for several days on end.
I hold the baby over the waste bin if she looks like she needs to relieve herself.
I push and shove my way to the front of any crowd (this one took me a few years to achieve without feeling bad-mannered).
I sit outside a bar on occasion and allow myself - this one was the most difficult for me - to have my shoulders massaged by a man. He's an ugly but nice guy in his 20s, and to stop him would offend him so deeply.  But yes, it took some getting used to!





Re: So, what's the Chinesiest thing you've ever done?
« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2011, 12:42:53 PM »
I still say 'a ya' and 'a yo' and I haven't been in China since 2009!
I'll tell you all my secrets but I'll lie about my past. (Tom Waits)

Re: So, what's the Chinesiest thing you've ever done?
« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2011, 11:06:02 PM »
The other day on the bus, someone sneezed and I didn't even say bless you.