English photographer Julian Germain traveled round the world, visiting countries from Yemen to Brazil to take every-day classroom pictures without telling the children to pose or adopt any certain mood. These pictures may not look as impressive one by one, but when you go through the whole album, the cultural and social differences strikingly reveal on children and their environment.
England, Erith, Year 10, English
Qatar, Grade 10, Religion
January 13, 2015 | Comments Off | Topics: Culture |
Slurp your food.
In Japan, most commonly when eating noodles and soups, slurping shows your appreciation of the food to the chef. The louder the better! You may also drink directly from the soup bowl — spoons are uncommon. Furthermore, never cross your chopsticks, lick your chopsticks, or stick your chopsticks vertically into a bowl of rice. It’s considered very rude in Japan and many other Asian countries, including China.
Eat only with your right hand.
In India, the Middle East, and some parts of Africa, it is considered unclean to eat with your left hand.
Germany: Schnitzel, a dumpling noodle dish called spÃ¤tzle, salad and cake
Tokyo, Japan: Pickles, miso soup, rice and what appears to be chicken
1. A full English Breakfast â€“ it must have beans, sausages, bacon, eggs, mushrooms, hash browns and toast. Of course, it should all be knocked back with a cup of tea, but black pudding is optional as far as Iâ€™m concerned.
2. Breakfast in Iran â€“ it usually features some sort of naan bread with butter and jam. When a light breakfast just isn’t going to hit the spot Iranians eat halim. Halim is a mixture of wheat, cinnamon, butter and sugar cooked with shredded meat in huge pots. You can eat it hot or cold. You can also see the Iranian version of an omelet here too.
Kids Traveling To A Boarding School Through The Himalayas, Zanskar, Indian Himalayas
Pupils Canoeing To School, Riau, Indonesia
Chicken and stew.
This is a culture where drinking parties are job requirements. Itâ€™s a place where you can market a product that lets you consume more alcohol while getting less drunk. Think about that for a minute: You pay 100 yen for a product that lets you consume more but feel it less. This only makes sense in a culture of competitive, shot-for-shot drinking, where keeping pace with your coworkers and superiors is ruleÂ ichiban.
Sixty percent of problem drinkers are salaried businessmen who claim that getting drunk with clients or coworkers is part of their job and a mark of company loyalty. To refuse a drink from the boss is a terrible insult that can damage a career. And although alcohol consumption is now decreasing in most industrialized countries, it has quadrupled in Japan since 1960.