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AND I RANT! CHINESE TRADITIONS PT 2

Journal Entry: Tue May 29, 2012, 9:02 AM



Where was I? Oh yeah thats right there's MORE chinese traditions/practices that annoys the living hell out of me. You can read part 1 here ry-spirit.deviantart.com/journ… . Alright here goes.



SAY HELLO TO YOUR THIRD UNCLE'S WIFE'S MOTHER'S BROTHER'S SON'S STEP SISTER'S CAT'S COUSIN'S FATHER'S OWNER'S DAUGHTER'S SECOND BROTHER: Thats me in the middle (Not really) reading a book with a lot of relatives looking at me with their creepy faces. The thing is that all of those uncles has different unique titles, like 2nd uncle, 3rd uncle, 4th uncle. Then it can get more complicated like 2nd uncle's son, 3rd uncle's daughter. Then it can get even more complicated when you have to remember the title for relatives like your uncle's son's wife's mother's brother! And trust me even a complicated link like that has a unique title in chinese, and I am supposed to remember the title... Oh by the way as a duty from the youngest person in the family, when you meet them for dinners you must address your complicated linked relatives by their titles as greetings, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM!!! But no the adults don't have to do that for other relatives (NOT FAIR)... FFFFFFFFF..... Sometimes I just wish the chinese family could learn from the westerners, by calling everyone by their names. Simple and clean!



FIGHT FOR THE BILL Its common for chinese people to get nervous when its time to pay for the bill in chinese restaurant, suddenly the whole table goes silent.. then someone will shout 'I will pay for dinner.' then another will go 'NO I WILL PAY FOR IT, DON'T ARGUE WITH ME' then across the table someone will go 'SHUT YOUR HOLE! YOU PAID LAST TIME, I AM PAYING THIS TIME OR I AM NEVER EAT WITH YOU AGAIN' and another will pull out a gun and go 'SUCK MY BALLS! THE BILL IS ON ME BECAUSE I AM THE OLDEST HERE!!'. Then eventually it becomes a race to the counter with everyone pulling out their wallet and placing money on the bill while pushing the other people out of the way...... Every single time we go out to dinner we have these fights I ain't joking. Sometimes someone will do the sneaky act of pretending to go to toilet and then secretly pay for the bill, I like those tricky people, it avoids embarrassment.. especially when you ain't eating at a chinese restaurant and the waiter and customers are like what the flying heck is going on here... GOOD JOB SNEAKY PEOPLE!



RARE ANIMALS = HEALTHY MAGICAL FOOD The image above is snake soup by the way... If it has made you uncomfortable in anyway then I apologize... This topic is probably the most controversial... all the other points I made was all like laughable and making fun of silly practices, but when I hear about people killing sharks just for their fins, killing snakes for soup, killing even the cutest looking dog for their meat! OMG gimme a minute.. I need to wipe tears off my beautiful face. OK confession! I have eaten snake soup before (I guess I can call myself a SNAKE EATER! Hello Metal Gear fans), I was young and just followed what adults do... I regret it heaps after I found out that some of the snakes are being close to extinction. And I have eaten shark fins as well..... I can feel my tummy aching as I am typing this, usually shark fins are expensive and hard to get... which in turns makes chinese want to eat it more. The thing is, there's a believe that the rarer something is, the more healthy it is, even to the point of having magical healing abilities. Now these has no scientific proof what so ever! In fact after further investigations people are saying shark fin has a chance of containing mercury as well, meaning you may even get mercury poisoning and dying from it! You know what the deal is? Its all about money making, they try to make the rare food seems all healthy with exaggerated protein percentage and saying how hunters has to go to a far away land and kill a dragon to get those rare magical bird eggs, and people are stupid enough to believe that therefore it makes the food double in protein and worth every penny. *Sigh* But I'm glad to hear that recently Hong Kong has banned Shark Fins *Joy*, eventhough in some underground restaurants you can still get them.. and even dog meat I ain't joking... ARRGGGHHH, when there are puppies involved it becomes personal! I can stand children and women dying in movies, but if a dog dies I would cry like bitch. *ANGRYFACE*

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amayaangeline Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahahaha lol!!!

Yeah, there are a lot of people say that Chinese have a lot of unique traditions and they admired it. They just don't know! Some of the traditions are annoying.

Well, actually I didn't experience those traditions (my family is not really into old tradition, but they still follow feng shui or whatever it is. And sometimes it's annoying --).

Actually what I hate most is that Chinese eat with their mouths open and make disgusting sounds like "chpp nymmp" etc and sometimes, but not so rare, there are food that go out from their mouth!! Like for example, rice, spurt to the table/plates/their own lips (if you're lucky), or even on you!! (if you're unlucky). Can you imagine how disgusting it is? Food from other's mouth half chewed and covered with saliva. Yuck. :&

But seriously, I think it's funny to see them want to pay. Just pretend that you want to pay but at least let them pay :D

And I don't know why they like to eat rare animals. Yup, they're expensive, but it taste yuck!! (Sometimes I don't like the food but I am forced to eat it because it's expensive :'()
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derse-dreamers Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
oh god the last one
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E-tane Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
HAHAHAH! Story of my life!
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
omg this is old journal. water u doing here!! XD
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E-tane Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
WATER?! Don't you water meeeeee. I'd rather have tea thank you very much.Llama Emoji 09 (Drinking Tea) [V1] 
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kirby456 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The top one actually happened to me last summer when I was in China with my family! My dad has a lot of siblings (2 sisters, one in LA, and not including him 4 brothers); I do remember meeting one of his brothers. I have a niece, and apparently I have a step-sister who's married and has a girl who's nearly the same age as my niece...





so....yeah.
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Jujulica Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, my mom's the sneaky type that sneaks to the bathroom to pay the bill. Lol, then the others find out, their faces are hilarious. XD
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The-Krazy-Kitten Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"I can stand children and women dying in movies, but if a dog dies I would cry like bitch. *ANGRYFACE*"
Yeah, me too :3
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mariheal Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sometimes we have fightings over bill paying too! It mostly happens when old people is involved, they will do anything to pay the whole food ordering. Youngest people believe they have to pay just their own bill so it gets confusing.
And about animal killing, I dont mind eating animal as long as is killed without cruelty and there are enough members of its species... In my country we have many sea turtles visiting our coasts every year, and many of them are about to get extinct. Even though we know that, a lot of turtle eggs are collected and sold, but it is also known that the porcentage of egg hatching is very low (because of climate, waves, a turtle lay eggs over other turtle´s...) so its fine. But sharks, snakes, alligators and many other species dont have this faculty, so I would never in life would allow this practice >___<
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fishburger Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, I've just read these journals. I'm not gonna bash Chinese culture in particular... it's just that I hate culture in general. It usually solely makes you do (mostly foolish) things you'd only do because someone else in the past did 'em for no fucking reason at all.

"Why shall I do that?" - "Because it's a sacred tradition!" - "Why is it a sacred tradition?" - "BECAUSE IT'S A SACRED TRADITION!"
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