「我離港前到過一間精神科醫院。當時有位病人禮貌地問,一個以作為世上最悠久民主政體而自傲的國家,如何能夠將此地交給一個政治制度非常不同的國家,且既沒諮詢當地公民,又沒給予他們民主的前景,好讓他們捍衞自己的將來。一個隨行同事說,奇怪,香港提出最理智問題的人,竟在精神科醫院。」彭定康 金融時報

“During a visit to a mental hospital before I left Hong Kong, a patient politely asked me how a country that prided itself on being the oldest democracy in the world had come to be handing over his city to another country with a very different system of government, without either consulting the citizens or giving them the prospect of democracy to safeguard their future. Strange, said one of my aides, that the man with the sanest question in Hong Kong is in a mental hospital.”Chris Patten Financial Times

Non Chinese literate friends, please simply switch to English Version provided by LOUSY Google Translation

Please participate in the unregistered demography survey of visitors at the right hand side bar. You are: ?

敬請參與在右下方的不記名訪客分佈調查問卷,你是: ?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

這也是保護主義



SMILES 是世上最長的一個字,一頭一尾相距一哩(a mile),但當某人向別人 SMILES 時,人與人的距離就拉近了!。。。。佚名

SMILES is the longest word on earth it is separated by a "mile", but when one SMILES to someone their distance will become nearer immediately!。。。。Anonymous


相信若果我/你在中環,甚至在全港、九、新界,某一處鬧市,隨便向路人展露笑容,向行人微笑的話,週圍的路人,必定雞飛狗走,還通知他她們同行的友人,或者週圍不認識的人,大大聲咁警告話:『有個傻佬(/傻婆)!快啲行開啲,走遠啲呀!』


Smile 英文維基百科In physiology, a smile is a facial expression formed by flexing those muscles most notably near both ends of the mouth. The smile can also be found around the eyes (See 'Duchenne smile' below).

Among humans, it is customarily an expression denoting pleasure, happiness, or amusement, but can also be an involuntary expression of anxiety, in which case it can be known as a grimace.

There is much evidence that smiling is a normal reaction to certain stimuli as it occurs regardless of culture. Happiness is most often the motivating cause of a smile.

Among animals, the exposure of teeth, which may bear a resemblance to a smile, is often used as a threat or warning display - known as a snarl - or a sign of submission. In chimpanzees, it can also be a sign of fear.


可知只有人類有可能作出 微笑 Smiles!


再翻查中文維基百科,發覺是沒有微笑的連結的,只有 『笑肌』的解析,即人類如何發出微笑,中文維基百科笑肌為微笑時所運用之肌肉,廣義的笑肌指笑肌,口角提肌口角降肌。笑肌位於口的兩側,各有一塊,在微笑或大笑時能使嘴張開。另有兩塊肌肉,可讓嘴角運動。嘴的兩個外緣各有一塊口角提肌,可使嘴角翹起。頦的兩側各有一塊口角降肌,可使嘴角下垂。


曾經在外國作客,早晨走出街上,呼吸一吓新鮮空氣,運動一吓,舒展筋骨,順便到附近的小商場,買份當地的華文報紙,一路上當然沒有香港般的人流,熙來攘往,肩摩轂擊,路人很少,但遇上的都微笑地說聲:早!Morning!Good Morning!Bonjour!おはよう!좋은 아침!buenos días!


微笑 Smiles!對於香港人,似是已經遺忘很久的事情,不過與其說香港人圇惜微笑,其實是害怕被人訕笑多啲,這也是保護主義!


後記:
香港人,人情冷漠,除了每天瀛瀛役役,又有科技幫助,電話、手機、伊貓、互聯網、facebook,聊天室 chatroom,web cam,視像會議,等等,人與人的直接接觸減少了。 除了 WEB Cam 和 WEB Conference,會有 Camera 對著,而需要微笑,SMILES 變成可有可無,我們在互聯網上,表示微笑時是:『 :) 』!



伸延閱覽:
SMILE 英文維基百科
笑肌 中文維基百科


我的舊文:
保護主義的抬頭
人海中那個是你- YOU?



11 comments:

imak said...

SMILES 是世上最長的一個字,一頭一尾相距一哩(a mile) <--- 難gag 黎bor!

the inner space said...

某晚在別人blog上連結嘅連結個連結上見到的。
我冧你想話是『爛 gag』,唔喺『難 gag』罷,
借題發揮啫,主旨不是講個 爛 gag,
是講保護主義。
多謝 Imak 姐時常來訪!

:)

微豆 Haricot said...

I always smile and try to be friendly, except when I am in countries where tourists are targeted by hawkers or rip-off artists. My facial expression then becomes firm and sometimes cold - 也是保護主義!!

Hyacinthus said...

"相信若果我/你在中環,甚至在全港、九、新界,某一處鬧市,隨便向路人展露笑容,向行人微笑的話,週圍的路人,必定雞飛狗走"

咁又未必,你試過賣旗否?

the inner space said...

Hari 兄:
你的旅遊example,我也試過,在旅遊時要保護自己。

發生地點是在蘇州寒山寺外,就是詩句:
『姑蘇城外寒山寺,夜半鐘聲到客船。』
個間『寒山寺』嘞。

啲小販兜售一把木製巨扇子,謊言說是檀香木製的,開價五百人民幣,我沒有理睬佢,他再說三百,我都直走,他說百五元,我不勝其煩,開口還價,『十元喇!』

他沒有即時答好,說:『五十元喇!』,我唔理佢,點知佢真喺話:『好!十元罷!』

導遊小姐話:『若果你還嘅價,佢答好再唔買,會打人架!』

嚇到我用十元,買了把長三呎多的木扇,打開時有七呎直徑的半圓木扇,上面還有雕花的,用幼繩子連埋的,想啲雕花是機製的,當然不是檀香木罷。

為了怕攜帶麻煩,到離開上飛機時,留低在旅遊巴士上,詐唔記得攞,點知個旅遊巴司機好心,追上還了給我,真是雞肋,不過把扇與我有緣,依家把它拉開,用釘子固定在書房墻上,當擺設了。

the inner space said...

另 Hari 兄:

剛剛看CNN international,貴國總理哈帕先生,在迎接奧巴馬來訪前的訪問,對CNN說:
『他憂慮美國的刺激經濟方案,加有保護主義條款,加拿大也有較細規模的刺激經濟措施,但這是包括減免關稅,利用促進貿易加強貿易,來刺激經濟活動。。。。不包含保護主義,云云!』

哈帕說得很得體,冠冕堂皇,在CNN上,摑了美國人一把掌!

the inner space said...

風子:

我沒有買賣過貼紙旗!

依家啲賣旗的是,一手拿著錢袋,一手就把貼紙疵上去,他她們的微笑是有原因,路人皆知,唔會嚇到途人雞飛狗走!

不過舊時,啲用鐵線疵章紙旗仔,年幼時爸爸買了帶回家就見過,不知你有沒有見過,可惜沒有留下作紀念,現在沒有了。

新鮮人 said...

我同意你的看法,
香港人一般都有強烈的自我保護觸覺,
不會隨便向人微笑,
又或者香港人根本唔開心,
所以很少會笑,
賣旗的例子都是,
好多人唔買之餘,
仲露出一副不悅的樣子,
風子話未必會這樣,
當然不是個個都會咁差,
但唔洗去到中環,
就算係觀塘我都見到不少人對啲賣旗人黑口黑面啦,
今次我支持你嘅睇法!

the inner space said...

新鮮兄無辦法囉!兩樣事取其對自己較少傷害的囉。我雖然不會黑口黑面,對著啲賣旗嘅小朋友學生阿嫂老人家,祇是會問問他們,對售旗機構認識有幾多?通常他們都是不知道,答唔到我的。行多兩步就聽到背後,罵返我多口孤寒都十元八塊都根根計較添!所以我是一向都唔買旗的,要捐款我自有途徑,選擇值得捐的慈善機構。我唔會因為怕麻煩和金錢少少,就買章免麻煩貼紙,貼在胸前咁囉。

Ruth Tam said...

I've been to quite a number of places. In those small towns, people are very friendly. In some cities with strong service culture, such as Tokyo, people smiles.

Hong Kong is a city, and a very hectic one. I won't complaine people not smiling. At least, you still feel safe even people don't smile.

There are cities like New York and many in China, you feel un-save.

the inner space said...

Ruth 姐:
記起歐遊時,導遊時刻提醒,我們小心扒手,記憶猶新!