I had my first anthropology class and I feel like it's helping me contexualise my life here as a Hong Kong-Japanese immigrant in Canada somewhat


like learning about eye contact here, I've had trouble with that in the past but I think I'll be able to get a better grasp of it from now on

(here, making eye contact shows you're listening and engaged with what the other person is saying)

@Kavaeric what does making eye contact mean in Hong Kong? Or is it not very important there?

@hyggend when I'm being told off (by a parent, for instance) I wouldn't make eye contact because it's seen as you trying to challenge them. or at least that's how I felt about it

afaik this is also in China and Japan, and probably much of east Asia

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