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#21382 - 16 Apr 06 10:49 Tales from the Balcony
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I slipped out for one quick beer last night. I must have got home about 6am. I woke this morning in my underpants, sitting on the balcony. Freezing. But I did some thinking.

In a bar last night I ran into a crowd of Thai girls (its Thai New Year so they were partying). Being Asians they have no idea about personal space. I expect people to keep about 1 foot away from me unless we are having sex. These girls were standing so close to me they were leaning on me. It wasn’t a pick up, they just have no idea about personal space. Another guy thought it meant something else, and got a cold shoulder when he tried to pick one up.

So – can I have a Jakarta perspective on it?

And why do Asians have no idea about personal space?

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#21383 - 16 Apr 06 11:12 Re: Tales from the Balcony
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Songkran tends to bring out the gregariousness in the Thai's especially. You were just lucky that they did not cover you in Water and Flour..I think the thing about personal space is that generally speaking they were born and raised in close proximity to each other, accordingly, they do not feel threatened by being crammed to gether like westerners do!
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#21384 - 16 Apr 06 11:17 Re: Tales from the Balcony
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Quote:
Originally posted by Polar Bear:
I slipped out for one quick beer last night. I must have got home about 6am.
whoa ... that was one BIG beer ...

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So – can I have a Jakarta perspective on it?
Here's one perspective: DKI Jakarta: Population Density per sqkm. 12,635.

i doubt that explains everything about asians and personal space as there are many european cities now with similar densities.
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#21385 - 16 Apr 06 12:10 Re: Tales from the Balcony
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Indonesia’s Population Imbalance (1990 census)

http://www.indonesianembassy.org.uk/transmigration-8.htm

<table align="center" BORDER="1" CELLSPACING="1" CELLPADDING="9"><tr><td WIDTH="21%" VALIGN="TOP"> </td><td WIDTH="25%" VALIGN="TOP"><font FACE="Verdana" size="2"><p ALIGN="CENTER">Populations(thousands)</font></td><td WIDTH="19%" VALIGN="TOP"><font FACE="Verdana" size="2"><p ALIGN="CENTER">Total Area(sq mi)</font></td>
<td WIDTH="35%" VALIGN="TOP"><font FACE="Verdana" size="2"><p ALIGN="CENTER">Population Density (sq mi)</font></td></tr><tr><td WIDTH="21%" VALIGN="TOP"><font FACE="Verdana" size="2">Java

Sumatra

Sulawesi

Kalimantan

Irian Jaya

All Others

Total
</font></td><td WIDTH="25%" VALIGN="TOP"><font FACE="Verdana" size="2"><p ALIGN="CENTER">118,300<p ALIGN="CENTER">41,400<p ALIGN="CENTER">13,800<p ALIGN="CENTER">10,400<p ALIGN="CENTER">1,000<p ALIGN="CENTER">9,800<p ALIGN="CENTER">195,600</font></td><td WIDTH="19%" VALIGN="TOP"><font FACE="Verdana" size="2"><p ALIGN="CENTER">2,286<p ALIGN="CENTER">183,025<p ALIGN="CENTER">72,979<p ALIGN="CENTER">208,124<p ALIGN="CENTER">162,946<p ALIGN="CENTER">60,622<p ALIGN="CENTER">740,982</font></td><td WIDTH="35%" VALIGN="TOP"><font FACE="Verdana" size="2"><p ALIGN="CENTER">2,070<p ALIGN="CENTER">199<p ALIGN="CENTER">171<p ALIGN="CENTER">44<p ALIGN="CENTER">10<p ALIGN="CENTER">153<p ALIGN="CENTER">242</font></td></tr></table>
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#21386 - 16 Apr 06 19:20 Re: Tales from the Balcony
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It's not for all Asian...I have personal space more than one foot smile
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#21387 - 16 Apr 06 19:24 Re: Tales from the Balcony
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Really??? That's not what i perceived not very long time ago?!
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#21388 - 16 Apr 06 19:27 Re: Tales from the Balcony
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Personal space required for strangers
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#21389 - 16 Apr 06 19:42 Re: Tales from the Balcony
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I can keep that 1 foot personal space and still be intimate........ smile smile

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#21390 - 16 Apr 06 21:42 Re: Tales from the Balcony
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I can breathe though my ears. Who needs space!
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#21391 - 16 Apr 06 21:46 Re: Tales from the Balcony
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Dilli gilaaa..... smile
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#21392 - 16 Apr 06 22:11 Re: Tales from the Balcony
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Sekali bagus..... wink
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#21393 - 16 Apr 06 22:12 Re: Tales from the Balcony
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Quote:
Originally posted by laluna:
Really??? That's not what i perceived not very long time ago?!
Once again the wonderful Laluna gives inside info and does not clarify! What did you girls get upto this weekend?

Why were we not informed?

Did you do the naughty~!
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#21394 - 16 Apr 06 22:15 Re: Tales from the Balcony
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Oh, Incidentally Laluna, you change your signature yesterday, I thought I would change mine as well!
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#21395 - 16 Apr 06 22:16 Re: Tales from the Balcony
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Nothing. Just viewing and checking whether a new webcam has been installed properly... :p

Me? naughty? Of course, since when I don't do naughty stuffs?
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#21396 - 16 Apr 06 22:20 Re: Tales from the Balcony
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Eatlikeitsyourlastday! Selamat Tidur, that effin Lizard is barking again!e
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#21397 - 16 Apr 06 22:21 Re: Tales from the Balcony
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Webcam? Havei I missed something! Send me the URL
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#21398 - 16 Apr 06 22:29 Re: Tales from the Balcony
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Yeah, the girls have webcam...who wanna join?
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#21399 - 16 Apr 06 22:39 Re: Tales from the Balcony
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Leave me out of this, you will be prancing aroubn in underwear and asking guys to show their sausage! Next thing you know, there will be all of them poor unsuspecting sausages posted on websites that WD has sponsored in LA- Great Sosis from Indonesia!

NO!
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#21400 - 16 Apr 06 22:42 Re: Tales from the Balcony
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The porn law didn't mention about webcam so that's the way we have smile
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#21401 - 16 Apr 06 23:08 Re: Tales from the Balcony
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Free Range Ayam smile

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#21402 - 17 Apr 06 14:08 Re: Tales from the Balcony
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Sausage Free Zone smile
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#21403 - 17 Apr 06 14:13 Re: Tales from the Balcony
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Sounds like a knock back there my furry friend!
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#21404 - 17 Apr 06 14:55 Re: Tales from the Balcony
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oildude's sausage made in Indonesia? hemm..thats HAWT!
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#21405 - 17 Apr 06 16:06 Re: Tales from the Balcony
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Quote:
Originally posted by rubyenda:
Sausage Free Zone smile
Yes of course, we Polar Bears NEVER think of charging for our sausage. The best bthings in life are free.........

smile

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#21406 - 17 Apr 06 16:13 Re: Tales from the Balcony
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Sausage is just like the air I can't live without smile
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