Never Do These Things While In China

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While China has become more westernized, there are still some basic things you should and shouldn’t do while you’re there. These are just basics , but as long as you’re friendly and bring your best manners, you will get along fine and have a great time.  

 

Don’t be Late:

It can be seen as rude to be late. Always be on time or even a little early to meetings or dates.

 

Never Show Up Without a Gift   

If you’re meeting someone, it’s customary for both parties often exchange gifts.  For instance, if you’re meeting your fiancée’s family for the first time be aware that you’re expected to bring a gift.  Gifts are not usually opened until after you leave. If they do insist you open your gift, ask “Is it ok if I open it?”  

 

Special note: Don’t bring four gifts or clocks as gifts- the Chinese associate these with death and are considered unlucky.

 

Don’t Call People by Their First Names Only:

Unlike in the West, Chinese people don’t call each other by their first name. Let’s say a man is introduced to you as  “Lee Ming”.  You can safely address him as Mr. Lee not Mr. Ming, because the family name comes first.  As an example  Joe Smith is known as Smith Joe. This will be a little different if you’ve already got a close relationship with them, but let them say so first.

 

Avoid Public Displays of Affection:

Generally, public displays of affection (PDAs) are frowned upon.  Hand holding is becoming acceptable but play it by ear and ask if it’s ok.  Your girlfriend or fiancée will appreciate the gesture.

 

Never let someone else pay the Bill without saying, “No, please let me.”

Let’s say you go out to a meal in China. It’s time to pay for the meal and your dining companion says, “I’ve got the bill.”  It’s considered good manners to argue and fight for the right to pay the bill. Showing eagerness to pay the bill is just good manners. Be willing to go back and  forth a few times with the “No, let me” before it’s settled.

 

Don’t Take The First  “No Thank You”  Literally

People in China will almost always automatically refuse things like having a drink or going out for food automatically, even if they are really hungry or thirsty.   In China a  good guest is supposed to refuse at least once, so you as a good host should always offer at least two or three times.

Never Accept Food, Drinks , or Gifts Without Refusing a Couple Times.

Likewise, don’t immediately accept anything offered.  Chinese people will expect you as a guest to refuse at least once.

Don’t Brag

 

Chinese people are humble and polite. Let’s say have dinner and give your host a compliment like “That was the best dinner ever!” Your host will say, “No, that was really bad.”  They’re not being rude, just humble and polite.

 

So be humble too. Keeping the  boasting to a minimum will help keep things from getting awkward. Be modest about yourself: if someone pays you a compliment , be humble and say something like “No, not at all” or “I’m not good at it, but thank you for saying so.”

 

We hope this brief guide comes in handy, especially if you’re going to China to visit a Fiancee or girlfriend (or even meeting her family!).

 

Looking to date a Chinese girl? Find her on Cherry Blossoms <3

 

Etiquette links:

 

http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/guidebook/etiquette.htm

http://www.commisceo-global.com/country-guides/china-guide

http://www.today.com/money/10-chinese-etiquette-tips-2D80555974

The Time is Now: Schedule Travel To Asia to See Your Girlfriend or Fiancée.

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Cherry Blossoms Friends,

 

With oil prices at a 10 year low, airline ticket prices are slowly coming down. This is great news for you if you’re looking to save money on a flight to see your lady!

 

Of course, you’re going to want to plan ahead. A recent study concluded that the best time to book your international flight to Asia (and save the most money) is 160 days in advance.

 

Additionally, it’s best to purchase tickets well in advance if traveling internationally. If you’re planning on travelling to the United States, it’s recommended you buy 54 days in advance. If you’re looking at traveling to Europe, it’s best to purchase tickets 120 days in advance.

 

Cherry Blossoms members, if you’re looking at traveling to see your girlfriend or fiancee AND you want to get the cheapest tickets, right now is the right time to book your tickets.

 

Aloha,

 

Bob

CB Staff

Sources

https://www.cheapair.com/blog/travel-tips/when-to-buy-international-flights/

   http://blog.blossoms.com/?p=2100   

10 Reasons to Date Asian Women From Foreign Countries

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Hey Friends,

 

I see a lot of articles come across my desk, and one of these was the article below. This article has some rather outdated ideas about the Top 10  Reasons to Date Asian Women and I was going to throw it in the trash heap.  

But you know, there is some truth in each one of these 10 reasons.  Take number one for example: Asian women are beautiful!

So, give it a read- your take away might be a little different. You may agree, you may disagree, you might even get a good laugh. Each of us men will be able to see different truths in each of these reasons to date Asian women. Some of us may even find that the Asian women we’re dating have all the reasons mentioned.

 

 Bob,

 CB Staff

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The Fear of Getting Older and Being Alone-What YOU Can Do About It

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Dear Friends,

Does the thought of getting older strike you with fear?

 

Even if you still feel young at heart and you’re healthy , active and mentally all there?

 

Do you worry that you’ll be alone forever?

 

Don’t think negatively. It’s time to get out there and have life-changing experiences.  So many things are still possible- Including finding love.

 

Here’s a thought that will make you feel better:

The statistics show that online dating is an extremely successful for older men to meet women.

 

Don’t panic about not meeting anyone and worry about spending your life alone. You can have someone in your life. You just need to choose to make the first step towards finding love.

 

If you’re ready to make some new friends or meet someone online, I encourage you to come check out the Cherry Blossoms dating site.

 

Why?

 

We have thousands of members that meet and make good friends they visit in person, and you can too even if you don’t  find that special someone right away.  

 

The main thing is get out there and experience life, both the good and the bad.  It may appear hard at first when you’re making friends, especially when you feel alone.

 

I’m telling you- it really works. I’ve seen it happen hundreds of times here at blossoms.com. Once you get the ball rolling it just gets better and better.  You’ll gain friends and maybe, just maybe, you’ll find that special someone to enjoy life with.

Here’s the takeaway:

You CAN be with someone you love.

 

Opt out of being lonely by reaching out to others.  Go online and check out blossoms.com to find friends and cure loneliness.  We just want you to be able to find people to make friends with and people who care about you.  Fill your days with friends and joy, as it just seems like the best choice is to  be happy.

Aloha

Cherry Blossoms Inc.

Safety in the Air

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Hey Everybody,

We have heard from a lot of our Cherry Blossoms members that they will be traveling abroad this year to meet their  girlfriends and fiancées .  I was reading article about thinking safety while in the air.  I, myself, have never been too concerned with where I sat or thinking with safety in mind when on a plane.  This new article from wanderlust.co.uk has made me think about it more, and I’d like to share it with you.  

 

It doesn’t take much to cover these basic items and it’ll give you some peace of mind knowing you’ve done what you can to make your trip safer.  A lot of it is just familiarizing yourself with the plane and knowing where the exit is from where you’re sitting. If (it’s unlikely, but things do happen) something does happen you’ll know what to do when it does .

 

One of the more important things they mention is keeping your shoes on especially during takeoff and landing.  I have seen a lot of people flying with their shoes off when landing and taking off and it would be impossible to get them on in  emergency.

 

The article also stresses to pay attention to the flight crew’s instructions in case of emergency. They’re there to help keep you safe.

 

     It’s also important if you’re taking a flight on a local airline  in another country to check its safety record.   Some of these airlines can have poor safety records and you may be better off choosing a more expensive flight with a better rating.   

 

Check out this aircraft travel checklist  at this link  staying safe in the air .

 

Aloha,

 

Billy

CherryBlossoms  Customer Service

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Source:  http://www.wanderlust.co.uk/magazine/articles/advice/air-safety-checklist-how-to-stay-safe