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Mon, Dec. 7th, 2009 11:06 am
Ume Kayo and the etiquette of disinhibition

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fishwithissues
fishwithissues
jordan fish
Mon, Dec. 7th, 2009 06:41 am (UTC)

I like "catching up on timezones one by one." A spritely turn of phrase! Hangovers are fun for writing, eh!

"Goofing around" connotes being hyper aware of the observer, like, "hey, look at me, see how carefree i am?" It's like the intersection of self-consciousness and insouciance (sp?). I've heard "goofing around" often paired with "for the camera."


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Mon, Dec. 7th, 2009 10:23 am (UTC)

Yes. And that camera etiquette is very different from normal etiquette. You get closer to your drinking partners when the photos are being taken. But the "wild time had by all" didn't happen like that; the moment the picture is done, everyone draws apart again, and a different propriety applies. This happens everywhere to some extent, but it's a lot more extreme in Japan. If you want Japanese girls all over you, just pose for a photo with them!


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