Sunday, February 14, 2010

Culture Shock..Can you handle it ?

Billy Bevil Bedevel...

Isn't it normal that we have culture shock when we encounter different and unknown cultures in a foreign country?Although we've read or heard about the culture differences between the country and our own native land, we will still be in a slight shock when we actually see the practice of the culture right in front of our eyes.yeah..exactly..But2..once you get used to them, there'll be no problem for you to adapt to their lifestyle and also you'll never feel like an outsider again....

There are quite a number of culture differences between Germany and Malaysia.Like duh-uh.Kinda obvious right...I would just mention some of which I can think of right now..
  1. Punctuality is very important here..No more Malaysian time..hehe.
  2. There are formal and informal ways of holding a conversation...Anyone except for the youngsters who we meet for the first time must be addressed in a formal way...Kalau salah guna bleh kena sound x pasal2.
  3. It is not considered impolite to talk loudly in Germany...so kena biasakan diri dengan org cakap kuat macam nak heboh satu kampung..ye benar..
  4. Say Yes when you mean yes and No when you mean no...jgn gedik nak guna mungkin...insyaallah kot...tengok la keadaan...semua ni a big No No to Germans...
  5. Left hand is not a taboo in Germany...Kalau kat Malaysia dah dikira impolite sngt kot...tapi kat sini left ke right ke equal je..
  6. There are a lot more pets in Germany than in Malaysia.Mostly dogs...Pets can
    go with their owners on the subway, to some public places such as shopping complex and restaurant..so don't be crazy or what when a dog is just next to you in the train or anywhere else...
  7. Beers and Germans adalah spt irama dan lagu...x dapat dipisahkan...like seriously...
As the saying goes "When in Rome do as the Romans do"...We'll just have to adapt to the changes in our lifestyles..yeah.

Besides all the above, I would like to mention another potential culture shock going on in Germany at this right moment. The best thing about this...I was a part of it.Yeah babeyh...


"Kölner Karneval"
The Kölner Karneval in Cologne, Germany is actually declared every year at 11 minute past 11 on the 11th of November.The one that was celebrated on Thursday, dated 11 February 2010 is called Weiberfastnacht (Women’s Carnival Day).To be frank, the Street carnival, also known as "the crazy days", will take place starting from Thursday with Weiberfastnacht (Women’s Carnival Day) followed by Rosenmontag (Rose Monday) and ends on Aschermittwoch (Ash Wednesday).

Throughout the week, the "kölsch" folks will go out masqueraded and costumed.Omg..ni sangat interesting...These are the days other than Halloween where animation and cartoon characters and food and toys and etc come to live...woh2 teruja kot..Oh one more thing..make up is also another way to get into the disguised mood and blend in together with the "kölsch" folks...

Viva Colonia


The Karneval song that can be heard throughout the day...The song is in Kölsch, which is one of a very few dialects in Germany...so sangat x paham tapi rentak chorus sngt best so sila dengar dan sing along ye..

Pictures time.yeay2.Pictures are combination from my camera and Ina's..Thanx to Ina's new camera, the pictures turned out great...So enjoy yeah!!!

Ketika muka masih suci murni...

Sedang make up dan dimake up kan..

Shun Ling nak gak buat muka chomeyl..

True colours of CDC's workers

We had fun dancing and singing just to kill time before going to Heumarkt to celebrate Karneval!!


Group photos..tgk muka sorung2 dah kena make up...karneval mood yáll

On the way to Heumarkt where the magic begins..

Ramai x..ramai x..sila cakap ramainye skang..


Favourite pics of the day....

Woh2..pompuan hawt pegang..maloe i..hehe..telinga mung tetap menjadi pojaan hatiku...

Favourite group that we met that day..they were so sweet and friendly...

I've tried to get this image out of my head...sigh..x dapat2 gak...nama cindy bajet hawt je...

We walked around until the Rhein....kat sini lagi happening kot..

Perempuan hujung kanan tu nama dia Bella Bevil Bedevel...hehe..gatal.

Yay..jumpa mak2 devil bedevel...

Owh i love this pic a lot...hippie style sngt best...

Geil...sehr geil...ni maksudnya sngt awesome!!!

Expression laki n statement dia ni buat gambar ni priceless...haha..sngt xle blah

Best costume of the day...hebat kot dorunk ni dress up..

Sangat chomeyl dua2 budak ni...geram..


Get a better view of the pictures by clicking on it....

Individual


Individuality is the boom boom pow...

Couple
Couple2 sngt best...ada companion kalau nak malukan diri pown..hehe
Cute couple nak sedondon....


Groupies...





Groupies paling hebat cuz bler jalan dah macam boria dan senang nak cari clan masing2...kalau sesat xyah risau dah...hehe..


Gambar2 ni diambil atas request org2 di atas..haha..bleh x...

So how do you feel after reading this post? Geil x? Karneval in Cologne is an event that you have to experience with your own eyes to believe it..I had tremendous fun celebrating this event..nak plan pakai costume ape plak next year...Owh one more thing...tomorrow im going out again to celebrate the Karneval Parade going on in Cologne...Gonna collect sweets and free stuffs...oh can't wait to have fun once more...till the next post...tschüss und mach's gut!!!

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

telinga the girl memang cam2 ke?haha..comel la yg couple..haha-likha

Rumitha (",) said...

best best!! Da simmer dabei, dat is prima! Viva Colonia!!! lalalal~~~ neway nice post Nabil!! teramat sgt rajin nak post pasal karneval.. memilih gambar lagi la.. kip it up buddy! share duit tau! remember extra publicity frm me..(my cuz and all) jgn lupa!lol.. =P

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to likha:
Kalau pompuan tu ada telinga camtu mmg hawtstuff la kan..hehe..

to rumitha:
Aku kan mmg gigih..eceh..can't wait to take more pictures tomoroe..nak post plak...ish2...mata duitan ar kaw..hehe

Rumitha (",) said...

uhuk uhuk.. mana ada mata duitan..? aih.. esok nak gerak pukul brape?

izzh rzak rock said...

pehh bhai.bontot besar kaler pink tu aku nak.kau g minta no dia skg.buat jadi bini.yang tu je approve.yang telinga elf tu tayah la weh.takot.

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to izzah:
Weih..yg bontot besar pink tu jantan kot..hoho..lawak tul...hari ni pown ada karneval gak..kutip sweets and macam2 sugary stuffs..

Nicca Vontiya said...

Wow, dah ad rupe cam cosplay carnival plak =]

ezam said...

sangat awesome n bajet hawt!!!!

hehehehehe....

cool!!!!

next taim nabil pakai baju melayu songket n tanjak lah..baru hang tuah..

jimah said...

pergh.. beshnyeeerrr.... plg besh tgk ade captain jack sparrow tuh.. nmpk real kot!!

D'lla said...

oo mak ekau...sempoi nya..hihi..grab the chance je la yer..

athnfthn said...

haha yang ni ke. memang best doh. borat tu sumpah tak perasan bila zoom baru nampak. kenapa kau dan rakan rakan tak dress up ?

LORD ZARA 札拉 said...

Comel sungguh!

Suka-suka.

^.^

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to nicca:
Haha..agak la kan...the next post pasal parade plak..stay tune yeah.

to ezam:
Memang dah ada cita2 nak pakai next year..tapi takut org malaysia marah plak..sebab karneval ni time org geela2 skit..

to jimah:
Tu la pasal..favourite costume of the day..

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to d'lla:
Hehe..betul2..dah smpai kan..enjoy to the fullest

to tyn:
lor baru first time xtaw pape nak pakai..tu pown sempat make up last minute hasilnya camtu..next post kaw tgk aku jadi nerd one day..hawtness the second day..eceh label diri sendiri.

to lord zara:
Stay tune to the next post taw...lebey cute..hehe

kuningswhoa said...

amboi gatai yer cik.. so awak kena update saya ngan kunings okeyh dongs
rindu u.. tata

HIZAMI said...

wah.
best!
sgt!
hehe.
nak ikut gak tu.
huhu~

amar said...

its seem memang bapakk culture shock,
aku tgh bayangkan kalau bende cenggini buat kat malaysia, erm haru biru jadinyer!!!

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to kunings:
haha..gatai2 skali skala xpe kan...mung nih..nak tahu pasal sedara mara kat sini ek?

to hizami:
Hehe..kena join sngt best...nanti u tgk my new poat pasal karneval parade plak...kali ni i dressed up a bit.

to amar:
Agak la kan...sure x diterima nye..

.::annemishi::. said...

super coooooooooooooooooollll!!!

best kot festival tuh..
huuu

iezie said...

Going to persue my study in Australia this February.. Any ggod advice? (^.^)