In Myanmar, people say how are you is translated in nay kaung lar which means how is your health. Lots of people use that phrase to greet each other but I never use that unless I meet with someone who looks sick. Why would I want to ask how is your health to someone who looks pretty healthy. Also people will ask what did you eat today? Have you eat today? Why? are you going to treat me something if I haven’t eaten…no they aren’t. They are just asking.
In here when girls hold hands with their girl friends (girls who are friends, not lesbians) when they walk together. Sometimes my friend will do the same to me, holding my hand while we walk, It makes me uncomfortable but I never said anything to them ‘cuz I didn’t want to hurt their feelings. I feel strange when I see people holding hands like that esp guys who aren’t gay but walk while holding hands together.
I go to walk alone. I eat alone. I go to school / leave school alone. I’m now getting used to being alone all the time so I don’t like being surrounded by people sometimes. I rather eat alone that be surrounded by people who are chit chatting beside me. That’s the same reason why I leave alone. You can say I’m an attention seeker. If I’m walking with someone, I want that person’s attention to be on me, not on some other people who are walking with us. I tried to understand but it started to annoy me after awhile. I started to avoid them next time ‘cuz I rather be alone than be left out of conversation.