Naughty children screaming ran into a memorial hall. They did not notice the portrait in the frame, no flowers mourning nor grieving relatives who served, we left the hall, preparing for the ceremony tonight. Almost upsetting the owner of the coffee shop, I ran to catch up with their child. Catching it in your arms, I drew his attention to the center of the room and on the portrait of a woman. And, for a while thinking how to explain the situation two-year-old, said: “See that woman? She died. There, in the street, are her relatives. It is very sad that she died. There is no need to run. This is not good.” up To this point we have touched upon the topic of death of animals and plants, but that the death and the person he heard for the first time. I didn’t know how he will react to it. His reaction surprised me. He said: “I mean “Sorry”!” . I paused again – this time over whether two-year-old to apologize for what he did out of ignorance. And said “If you want to!” . He wanted. He turned to the portrait and said to the dead woman, in Japanese: “Excuse me!” . Then bowed to her and took my hand. I repeated after him a nod and turned around. Us watched in amazement Japanese.
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Gifts differ not only in terms of cost and purpose, but also in style. In particular, when talking about the style of the gift, refers to his ethnic features. So, there are “Russian gifts, Souvenirs”: foreigners often receive from us a gift of a matryoshka doll, samovar, Pavlovo Posad shawl, the pot of caviare, model Russian log hut and the like.
Each nation has its own cultural traditions, so the Souvenirs brought from the country, have their peculiarities, which most of us can easily define their ethnicity. Hookah brought from one of the Arab countries, the model of the pyramid – from Egypt, miniature Eiffel tower – from France, bagpipes – from Scotland, a huge beer mug – most likely from Germany. To continue to infinity.
Ethnic gifts are given not only to foreigners. Souvenirs in ethnic style not only as a good gift to friends and relatives from the man who had just returned from abroad. The culture of other countries attracted many of us, it’s so interesting – to learn something new about unfamiliar people and their customs. As a rule, familiarity with a foreign culture often develops into a profound study of the history of the people, peculiarities of his life and religion. If the person you want to bestow, passionate about any country or shows its culture genuine interest, you can never go wrong with a gift! Continue reading
Korean cuisine drenched in tradition. In the life of every family, every Korean there are three festivals which are celebrated with abundant feasts. This is a wedding, birth of a child and 60-year anniversary. On such occasions the grandiose celebrations of the belly, attended by all relatives, friends and acquaintances. These three events in Korea are considered the most important in human life.
Korean cooking multi-component, characterized by severity simply unrealistic for the average European. Between the words “tasty” and “sharp” the Koreans put the sign of equality. But despite this, there are dishes. which are quite familiar to our taste buds. And it’s not only the carrot from the nearest market.
Koreans eat mostly with chopsticks. And very long, thin and… a metal (from brass before, now stainless steel)! Once upon a time in the homes of the wealthy ate with silver chopsticks since it was thought that silver darkens when struck by poison.
Another feature of eating: frequent use of spoons – the Koreans, unlike other far-Eastern peoples, even the rice eat with spoons.
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