Bilal, 6, Wadi Abu Hindi, The West Bank
The wedding took place in a village near Malolotja National Park.
Part of the ceremony takes place in a corral. Wealth is measured in cows, hence the symbolic importance of this struture.
The German ration pack contains several sachets of grapefruit and exotic juice powder to add to water, and Italian biscotti, but also more familiar treats such as liver-sausage spread and rye bread, goulash with potatoes, and for breakfast sour cherry and apricot jams.Description
While there are Bear Paws snacks in the Canadian ration pack, there’s the shocking omission of maple syrup. You have the choice of salmon fillet with Tuscan sauce or vegetarian couscous for the main meal. There is also the makings of a peanut butter and jelly (raspberry jam) sandwich for breakfast.
A Japanese pamphlet of how American mannerisms and customs was translated for Japanese tourists who wish to travel abroad in the US. Here are the suggestions and descriptions of the American way.
1: Dinner plates
In Japan, each person eating gets as many indvidual dishes as needed for the meal. Sometimes more than 10 dishes per person are used. In America, there is a method where a large bowl or dish is placed in the middle of the table, and you take as much as you like from there, and put it on a big dish said to be a "dinner plate." In Japan, meals at home are for eating, because your stomach is vacant. At an American’s dinner, there is food, decorations on the table and tableware, and music to produce a fun atmosphere. It is a time for maintaining rich human relationships. Therefore, the meal is as long as 40 minutes. In addition, often the decorative tableware has been handed down mother to daughter, two generations, three generations. In addition, there are even more valuable dishes used for Christmas and Thanksgiving. American food is flat to the taste, indifferent in the subtle difference of taste. There is no such thing there as a little “secret ingredient.” Sugar, salt, pepper, oils, and routine spices are used for family meals. There is no such thing as purely U.S. cuisine, except the hamburger, which isn’t made at home so much. There is almost nothing special to eat based on the different seasons of the year. Basically, they like sweet, high fat, high calories things.
Smoking a shisha
Women smoking from a water pipe in Tehran, an act that has been banned for women in public. (Photo by Hossein Fatemi)
A game of pool
Women play pool, which is forbidden in this male venue. (Photo by Hossein Fatemi)
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.