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#67 Goldfish

Posted April 27th, 2008 by Peter · 8 Comments

High in the mountains of China, around the year 1000 A.D, there were a handful of Buddhist Sung Dynasty monks that kept small garden ponds. These ponds promoted ‘Feng Shui,” or harmony and balance. However, there was one huge problem: stagnant ponds with no fish meant a breeding ground for blood sucking mosquitoes! If there [...]

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#63 Squatting

Posted April 22nd, 2008 by Peter · 66 Comments

I was looking through some of our reader contributions, and came across this little gem over five times: “Squatting should be added to the list.” “Squatting. It’s a true continent-wide asian favorite.” “Why isn’t squatting on the list?” and “Will I save money on car insurance by squatting?” Asians have developed many techniques to accommodate [...]

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#62 Moth Balls

Posted April 21st, 2008 by Peter · 48 Comments

When you walk into any asian fabric store, you will be greeted by the all-too-familiar scent of Moth Balls. Why do asians love the Moth ball so much, though? Get ready. This is post two of a two day posting marathon! “I think mothballs should be on the list. What is up with the obsession [...]

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#59 Pale Skin

Posted April 15th, 2008 by Peter · 201 Comments

“The paler the skin, the higher the class. That is why most Asian women will bust their ass.” -Anonymous For the longest time, women, in general, have attempted to whiten their facial skin. In fact, most cultures considered women with the whitest skin the most beautiful, bringing forth the need for cosmetics. That was the [...]

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