- Jun 18, 2013
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Actually I think you are right there. There is always a reason.Not the way I see it, but then you are entitled to your opinion.
Kids; when someone new comes in and doesn't socialize the way they feel he/she should, the kids often don't know how to handle it, but to be petulant toward the new kid.
But we are adults, we can come up with better ways.
Would you like me to introduce myself, because I will for you, you seem nice and are not being petulant.Out of curiosity, what culture might that be? I have delt with multiple cultures and so far all of them introduce themselves. Heck we even have multipel cultures represented here on MT and one way or another they seem to always introduce themselves.
That is where a lot of people introduce themselves and give some background as to what they have done and so on.
Napitenkah means fight in shoshoni. I am Newe sosohni.
Western shoshoni. Which means each shoshoni is an individual, and although many sosohni are not on the social ritual of introducing themselves, some will do it.
When I say MY culture, I mean me as an individual sosohni.
I have been doing martial arts, off and on, depending on finance and availibility since I was 17.
I am 46.
I am a Black Belt in taekwondo,
I know the 3 short forms of the tiger from Pai Lum Kung Fu, and am currently going to the Soards Shaolin, and am a yellow belt.
And yes, I like getting belts, or sashes, certificates, I like that. But, of course I do like actually knowing what the belt represents knowing, and I practice by myself on it as well.
I write, compose and record music, I do art of varying sorts, with my wife, we sell some of it online.
I like when people use chinese names, they are cool, and can tell the difference between a chinese name and a japanese name. And to some extent a vietnamese name.
I do maintenance of all sorts, I have a degree in HVAC, and am curently learning and putting together materials to build a solar panel.
I don't like fine dining and have never been to a fine restaurant in my life.
Well maybe, but I don't recall. I know one place served haagen daaz for dessert ice cream, so that might have been.
Another thing about me is I don't understand the importance of introducing oneself as a means of a group being friendly, but that is because it doesn't happen with adults in person most times.
In the kwoon, we introduce each other by name before we spar, or if a black belt is showing me something. Most people have a hard time pronouncing my name. Which isn't Napintenkah, but another shoshoni set of words.
But otherwise I don't, I will just go up and talk to someone, and they can with me.
In a group, I prefer natural interaction. Not a custom.
I don't know everything about you guys, and I could scour the 50 or more pages of the meet and greet, but I will probably find out eventually anyway.