Everyday life

“No”

    There are other versions as well (e.g., lifting your chin without sound, lifting your chin + saying “No” at the same time).  Personally I don’t like the sound of “tsk” probably because in Japan, people click their tongue to express irritation and this gesture is not considered polite… Sometimes I found myself lifting… Continue reading “No”

Everyday life

Palm of hand

      It is okay when you wave at someone. I have asked my husband several times about this issue, but I still don’t completely understand the borderline between the “safety zone” and the “considered-to-be-offensive zone” :( To me, it was THE example of cultural differences where one normal gesture in one culture has… Continue reading Palm of hand