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Why Do Taiwanese People Stare At Me?

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Re: Why do only foreigners hit on me?

Postby bumclouds » 17 Jun 2012, 03:33

bismarck wrote:1. People don't stare, because in Taiwanese culture it's rude to stare.


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Re: Why do only foreigners hit on me?

Postby bismarck » 17 Jun 2012, 12:55

bumclouds wrote:
bismarck wrote:1. People don't stare, because in Taiwanese culture it's rude to stare.


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Out of context.

bismarck wrote:
superking wrote:It would help if we had some data from the Taiwanese, but either they don't know themselves, or nobody has thought to ever ask them.

Over the last decade I've probably asked several hundred, or more, this same question. Why do people stare at whitey here? These were the stock answers I've always gotten.
1. People don't stare, because in Taiwanese culture it's rude to stare. :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
2. Maybe they weren't looking at you. :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
3. They're just curious. :ohreally:

Context is everything. This is the answers I've gotten from Taiwanese on this question. The rofl smilies indicate I don't believe those answers either.
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Re: Why do only foreigners hit on me?

Postby bumclouds » 17 Jun 2012, 14:23

bismarck wrote:Context is everything. This is the answers I've gotten from Taiwanese on this question. The rofl smilies indicate I don't believe those answers either.


I know.

The bullshit button was not for you, but for the Taiwanese people who said that.


*face palm*. joke fail.
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Re: Why do only foreigners hit on me?

Postby bismarck » 17 Jun 2012, 19:51

bumclouds wrote:
bismarck wrote:Context is everything. This is the answers I've gotten from Taiwanese on this question. The rofl smilies indicate I don't believe those answers either.


I know.

The bullshit button was not for you, but for the Taiwanese people who said that.


*face palm*. joke fail.

Bummer. Sorry mate. :oops:
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Re: Why Do Taiwanese People Stare At Me?

Postby bumclouds » 17 Jun 2012, 21:21

lol, it's okay.

Today on the MRT an old lady was staring daggers at me and my gf, and she kept doing it for our entire journey. My gf was really annoyed by it.

About 90% of the time it happens it's an old lady.

Old people don't like displays of public indecency such as holding hands, and certainly not such extreme acts of indecency as putting ones arm around their partner. Such displays are totally inappropriate in a public setting, and of course, phleming up (kkkkkhh khhhhhh), spitting betel nut or picking the calluses of one's foot are not.
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Re: Why Do Taiwanese People Stare At Me?

Postby kaikai34 » 17 Jun 2012, 22:50

I used to get stared at a lot, especially by the ladies. Not so much anymore. It's probably because I'm old and fat now. Oh, how I long for the good 'ol days.
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Re: Why Do Taiwanese People Stare At Me?

Postby PigBloodCake » 17 Jun 2012, 23:05

A simple utterance of these 3 words in Taiwanese will get rid of this problem: 看三小

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Re: Why Do Taiwanese People Stare At Me?

Postby TheGingerMan » 17 Jun 2012, 23:09

Try having a family in tow.....
Ordeal By Gawk.

Though, by now I have the kids trained to shout out haphazard oblique comments regarding obvious facial characteristics, and indeed draw attention to any glaring defects, of anyone that dare give us too much of the stare.
They will indeed blink first.
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Re: Why Do Taiwanese People Stare At Me?

Postby Dr. McCoy » 17 Jun 2012, 23:10

They're just jealous that they don't have earmuffs.
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Re: Why Do Taiwanese People Stare At Me?

Postby tommy525 » 18 Jun 2012, 00:42

It sucks to be looked at and watched if you are self conscious. But when I was younger, and when i felt a bit down, id go to shimenting and id get a lot of attention (mind you all good attention) . And it would make me feel better cuz id be thinking "FUCK, IM THE BEST ! (throwing modesty out the window) :roflmao:

well may as well take advantage of it.
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