Hi there ya guys!, how you doing?
First I’ll talk about Venezuela, then I’ll make my comments on posted comments.
In Venezuela you can:
· Stare at people as much as you want. (They won’t freak out, nor think they’re being threatened, no no no no things like that in Venezuela.) (What they can think it’s that you found them cute hehe
). Also you can choose whether you look someone into the eyes or not while talking to them.
· Between guys: shake hands, give a hug, and even (sometimes) grab the other’s ass (without being HYPER SUPER MEGA close friends). It’s seen as normal. It’s better if guys don’t kiss each other. Not even on the cheek. That will be seen as gay, and we’re not used to gay “shows”. Although here we respect a lot, the other cultures, so if you’re Italian or Portuguese or whatever-ish, you can kiss your male friends without a problem, we’ll just think you’re foreign ad that that’s ok (I’ll be happy heeheehee). It also depends on the place where you are. If you’re in the middle of a street and you kiss you male friend, people won’t be rude or violent, they’ll probably be surprised nothing else. The most violent thing that can happen is that a macho latino guy will scream at you something like “Maricooo” (Queer). Period. In places like malls, clubs, etc. You can more likely do whatever you want to, because everybody is so busy with their own lives and problems, that they’re not looking at what other people are doing.
· Between girls (and I don’t know why, IT’S not fair!): girls can kiss each other on the cheeks, girls can hug, and almost NEVER shake hands between themselves. Seems like girls can hold hands too. Once I was walking out from a Mall, and while crossing the streets I saw 2 lesbians holding hands and NO one cared about it (Cooool!
). I once saw two guys holding hands walking down the streets and NO one seemed to care, but me, heehee I was in such a state of shock!!!. Ii thought, “what’s this? Sidney?” (Coooool!) Though this doesnn’t happens always.
· Between boys and girls: they can shake hands, they can kiss, give a hug, hold hands, etc.
· You can come into everyone’s house whenever you want to. We hardly ask if we can go to your crib or not. We just show up, unless you want to be extremely cautious and polite, when you call before going there. If the person’s got no time to share with us, no big deal, we simply go somewhere else. Period. No one gets mad for that
· In the discos/clubs you can choose between Dance, Drink, Do both, and even Have sex (not everywhere though). Guys DANCE, if you don’t dance people can think 3 things about you: 1.- You’re a nerd, a weirdo who doesn’t knows how to dance. 2.- You just wanna enjoy the night and get drunk. 3.- You’re foreign. But I have to warn you, if you go to a disco and you don’t dance, don’t drink, people can be very mean with you, they might even reject you all the night :redface:. Girls MOSTLY dance, they don’t drink as much as guys because it’s not seen right. Although if she’s dancing, she can drink a lot, even more than a guy
. It can happen that you simply don’t like the music of the place and you just went to dance. Well… mmm… That’s no excuse anymore. We got so much diversity here, that you can choose from a wide variety types of music, clubs, etc.
· When somebody comes to another’s house, the host family usually offers you whatever they have. You can even ask for specific things you might like, and it’s not seen as impolite. Though you can’t expect them to have what you want.
about kissing ,no one ,not even gulz kiss in Israel ,no,no,nooooo
Oh well, I don’t know about kissing, but I have some (gay) friends in Israel, used to make fun of us here in Venezuela, saying that they could be all the day holding hands, and it was like normal.
When you're in a bus here, and you stare at someone instead of looking outside the window or fixing an imaginary "hole in the air", that person will be annoyed. And if s/he is violent, s/he might even beat you for having stared at her/him...
Oh god, what a cultural difference. Is that legal there? To beat up someone just because it was looking at you? How sick is that?... Can I sue that person who “slapped me” for SEEING them in a bus? (OH MY GOD!)
it was only natural for hem to think she likes hem
So mmm… If for a Murderer it’s natural to kill people, then people around him should just let him?, because that’s natural for him? Maybe is an extremist example, but HEY!, you should respect the other person’s culture, don’t expect other people to have the same thoughts about what’s natural and not, that you have.
but she just a sloty EU gul
HEY!... This is so rude for you to say. Do you have anything against EU girls? Boys? People? It’s so pejorative… I can’t believe some people…
Seriously, we are not Russsians, so we are not supposed to be lovers of the dance or something like this.
Oh god, I can’t believe you’re latin :p Venezuelans are NOT Russians either, and we LOVE dancing, it’s part of our culture and part of MOST of Latin American countries cultures! (at least the ones I have visited). Actually, foreigners, from Europe, NorthAmerica, and Latin America and even Venezuelan themselves, find it so STRANGE that I don’t dance SALSA (which is a typical music and dance In Caracas, Venezuela) that sometimes they don’t believe I’m a Latin person.
But everybody is shocked than, so I'll note it as "don't" because it's not normal here.
Wait… Are you talking about the Netherlands?... Homosexuality not normal? Guys kissing not normal?, People shocked because of two guys kissing?... Ok maybe that Amsterdam I went some years ago wasn’t in the Netherlands, but Holland :p:p:p
Well, I think that most, if not all, of these semi-naked men are gays
since Argentina doesn't have the same amount of petroleum as Venezuela
I’m not sure what this meant.
This may shock some or all of you. Thais eat pizzas with ketchup. Or maybe a bit weirder by putting some chilli peppers or tabasco too.
Hahaha lol. Well in Korea they eat pizza with little kimchee balls, and spicy sauce.
In the US, most people are horrified when they hear Belgians put mayonaise on their fries...Anyone else have that?
Oh.. well I do that too. Though Venezuelans don’t do it. Maybe it’s because I just love mayonnaise
And I usually do nthe red and white thingy Saar talked about… Mmm… Yummy!
Brazil is not a nation of punctuality
Ohh that seems to be a Latin American thingie then, because Venezuelans are like that too!!!!!!!!!!!... Altho Colombians are not…
I hear that in Singapore, chewing gums are illegal. If caught even chewing it, then you can get publicly humiliated (literally
Ohh well that’s weird… But hey I read somewhere and also heard, that in La France it IS ILLEGAL to name a pig “Napoleon”, and that you can eve go to jail because of that!. Weird things huh?