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WOMEN TRAVELERS IN TURKEY – TO SMILE OR NOT TO SMILE?
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10.       Deli_kizin
6376 posts
 04 Apr 2006 Tue 12:18 am

I'm really tired now, so im gonna hop onto bed, but i'll definitely bookmark this thread and read it when my illness is over!

I remember Kadir telling me not to smile around me too much, as it might give people a weird idea, especially if I'm smiling at other people while holding his hand But i couldn't stop it, as the sun was shining, i was holding my love's hand and i was in a gorgeous city! What else was there to do but smile

11.       Pamela_USA
11 posts
 04 Apr 2006 Tue 12:55 am

Nana:

I'm agree with you!

My father from Puerto Rico, my mother from Mexico, i'm latin woman living in USA, like me there are a lot of millions of latin woman living in USA and not all are like "gringas" woman! They are really very crazy! But latin people we aren't!
I think the usa-womans are slaves of capitalism and the fashion that degrades the image of the woman.

My respect and admiration to turkish womans!!

Pam.

12.       ramayan
2633 posts
 06 Apr 2006 Thu 02:48 am

no no u shouldnt care anybody when it comes smile...dont care..just smile ya whenever u find chance

13.       bliss
900 posts
 06 Apr 2006 Thu 03:52 am

Quoting ramayan:

no no u shouldnt care anybody when it comes smile...dont care..just smile ya whenever u find chance



You know Ramayan, that someone told me that I smile a lot and it was just on MSN even not in real life. It was long time ago but at the time I thought same, maybe there is some rules in Türkiye regarding smiling women.
But you are right the smile is the best thing on the face of the human. We have that and not any other living creature. It means God gave this privilege and we have to use it whenever it is possible.
Let's be happy and smile all the time.
Just remember this:

"When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying."

14.       ramayan
2633 posts
 06 Apr 2006 Thu 04:54 am

Quoting bliss
"When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying."

[/QUOTE:


if i dont agree with u dostum,i will be a big donkey

15.       mltm
3690 posts
 06 Apr 2006 Thu 11:28 am

When I read this, I started to think of myself. I questioned myself whether I smile at men on my daily encounters. And I found out that I usually put a quite serious attitude on my face and voice towards strangers of men when asking and answering something whilst it's usually the reverse towards women. I mean on occasions like asking an addresse, buying something, travelling in a public transport etc. On the contrary, I try to smile and be very kind towards men I'm introduced by a friend, towards neighbours and guests. If I'm not introduced but met somehow a man, I am again a bit formal. I'm neither traditional nor conversative person. Deli-kızın you're right, it's usually not welcomed very well for a girl to look and smile around (mavi boncuk dağıtmak especially when she's with her bf. maybe it's something to be changed, but for now it's just the way it's.

16.       sophie
2712 posts
 06 Apr 2006 Thu 11:43 am

I always smile, talk, joke... It's so easy for me to start a chat with a shop owner or with a passenger when asking for directions, etc. Never had a problem and never received a suspicious reaction about my ... ethics from the people i talked or smiled to. Just the opposite.

17.       mltm
3690 posts
 06 Apr 2006 Thu 11:45 am

Quoting sophie:

I always smile, talk, joke... It's so easy for me to start a chat with a shop owner or with a passenger when asking for directions, etc. Never had a problem and never received a suspicious reaction about my ... ethics from the people i talked or smiled to. Just the opposite.


Yes, beyond culture, it's also something about personality and character.

18.       sophie
2712 posts
 06 Apr 2006 Thu 11:54 am

Quoting mltm:


Yes, beyond culture, it's also something about personality and character.



Yes, it's more about personality than it is about culture. And so is the reaction that you will get. If the person you smile to is narrow minded of course s/he ll never understand that you are just being friendly and polite. Not immoral.

19.       hanan
197 posts
 06 Apr 2006 Thu 12:41 pm

Quoting sophie:

I always smile, talk, joke... It's so easy for me to start a chat with a shop owner or with a passenger when asking for directions, etc. Never had a problem and never received a suspicious reaction about my ... ethics from the people i talked or smiled to. Just the opposite.


i think i am just the same and even with those people who will understand me wrong because at end the will find out that my reactions are coming of my heart with no bad manners or thoughts just that simple and as result they will find me a a funny and simple person as i am .

20.       ramayan
2633 posts
 06 Apr 2006 Thu 12:50 pm

Quoting sophie:

Quoting mltm:


Yes, beyond culture, it's also something about personality and character.



Yes, it's more about personality than it is about culture. And so is the reaction that you will get. If the person you smile to is narrow minded of course s/he ll never understand that you are just being friendly and polite. Not immoral.



totally agree with u...if they are fool and misunderstand u..its their problem..behave how u r

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