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Your Japanese parent: too much information?
#1
I'm guessing quite a few of you have experienced those awkward moments with your Japanese parent, you know, when he/she tells you about their hemorrhoids or food that give them constipation. Personally, i'd rather not hear these things but my mom feels compelled to tell me.



So fess up. Does your Japanese parent ever share personal info with you that you think they should keep to themselves? Is this a Japanese thing, or is it just MY mom? Time to bring in the 'too much information' dancers
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#2
Oh, wow. Is that why I overshare??? Maybe it is a Japanese thing because I do the same thing.
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#3
[quote name='ayuki' timestamp='1318013698' post='230943']

Oh, wow. Is that why I overshare??? Maybe it is a Japanese thing because I do the same thing.

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the sad thing is, I do too. I think I draw the line though with my mom. there are just some things i'd rather not hear come out of her mouth
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#4
me too ! i do overshare things about my health (that has to do with my IBS and other yikes things).

However my Japanese mother doesnt share anything. she is the old school "good" japanese daughter who keeps things for herself. e.g. Talking about my first period was a no-no subject and if the werent for my older sister I would probably have gone to the hospital thinking I have some deadly disease... whenever we try to talk about a relative's health issues she is like "Kayo-obaasan is byoukin(=sick) but its serious and I cant explain and its simple serious"..

thats the only explanation I get and it is frustrating because I have to "imagine" what is wrong with aunt Kayo etc etc



But the rest of my Japanese family is happy to share details and i think the most popular topic among my cousins and myself is "poop-stories" and how we fart...



sorry...
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#5
[quote name='maeku 476' timestamp='1318317542' post='230948']

But the rest of my Japanese family is happy to share details and i think the most popular topic among my cousins and myself is "poop-stories" and how we fart...



sorry...

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I would fit in well with your family then <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />



My mother doesn't overshare either. I'm really not sure where I got it from. My only explanation is that it must be a Japanese thing <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />
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#6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk47h9yRz...re=related



pretty much my experience with japanese parent.
"I thought i was done for, trampled in the snow. Suddenly i felt her hand on my shoulder. The warmth returned to my bones, and together we repelled the beasts."

--Legends of the North
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#7
My dad definitely overshares but it's good. He told me the other day he's been peeing like, 30 x a day and I was like "Go get your prostate checked! You might have cancer!"
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#8
Well lucky you. I tought traditionally male parents in japan are mute or something when it comes to kids. That way i am not surprised if you have a talkative mommy. My mom sure talks a lot but shes not japanese now, is she. Dont really have anything to compare with either. Thats why its so interesting.
"I thought i was done for, trampled in the snow. Suddenly i felt her hand on my shoulder. The warmth returned to my bones, and together we repelled the beasts."

--Legends of the North
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