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Old July 22nd, 2002, 01:36 PM
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Default Traditions???? On or off the ship

Saw this posted and thought it was interesting. Do you or your family have any traditions you would like to share??
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In Japan, you NEVER pour your "OWN" drink, such as beer. In Japan, beer
comes to your table in a large bottle, like the size of a wine bottle.
So one bottle is enough for several people. You pour the beer for your
friends into their glasses, but never fill your own glass. Your friend
must fill your glass. So you put the bottle down after you fill theirs,
and someone else fills your glass. But you shouldn't fill your own
glass.

On the other hand, if someone else starts filling glasses, and then puts
the bottle down before filling their own, you need to be aware that you
have to fill their glass - as their friend.

In Japan, it's important to have friends... or you end up with an empty
glass.

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Old July 22nd, 2002, 10:25 PM
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I learned a long time ago, in my youth, when I was at the University of Guanajuato in Mexico, that, in their culture, when someone admires something of yours, it is considered proper to give it to them! Imagine my horror when I admired a pretty silver serving dish at the home of friends, and they insisted that I take it! I learned in a hurry to be very careful with what I said!
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I would have to give it to them?! Dear God what if they admired your house!!! Call me selfish, but I might just have to keep my cherished items in a locked room!
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What if they admired your mother-in-law or, God forbid, your spouse? lol
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Old July 23rd, 2002, 10:03 AM
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haha Tom! That's great!!!

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