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This whole scene is inspired from the book "Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia", a 2006 memoir by American author Elizabeth Gilbert. T. Source :[link]
=> Culture and Menstruation : Bali, Indonesia
In Bali, a ceremony was observed of a lower caste women whose periods had coincided with a religious ritual in 1998. A woman who had started her cycle was brought outside of her home, to a large pile of garbage and forced to walk on it with her aunt. While on the top of the garbage, she was sprinkled with holy water. “Once a month, during menstrual time, a wife’s life is not a happy one”. This expresses that in Bali, they believe that because of her “condition”, it belongs on top of the filth. Along with Bali viewing menstruation as a condition that belongs on top of filth, they have many taboos about menstruation. In Bali, women are not allowed to enter the kitchen to perform her usual duties, nor is she allowed to have sex with her husband while menstruating. She is to sleep apart from the family and has to keep her clothes that she wears while menstruating away from any clothes that she could wear to the temple. One of the most important taboos is that the woman is absolutely not allowed to attend temple while menstruating.  Source :[link]
“If you want a straight answer, don't ask an Indonesian” (John Thomas, [link]
. Indonesian language (Bahasa Indonesia) actually has 12 ways of saying "No" and several other ways of saying "Yes" when the actual meaning is "No" !!
. Indonesians do not make hasty decisions because they might be viewed as not having given the matter sufficient consideration. Be prepared to exercise patience.
. Indonesians are indirect communicators. This means they do not always say what they mean. It is up to the listener to read between the lines or pay attention to gestures and body language to get the real message.
. Indonesians abhor confrontation due to the potential loss of face. To be polite, they may tell you what they think you want to hear. If you offend them, they will mask their feelings and maintain a veil of civility. If an Indonesian begins to avoid you or acts coldly towards you, there is a serious problem.
Business Etiquette and Protocol in the Netherlands
.The Dutch are extremely direct in their communication.
.They may sound blunt if you come from a culture where communication is more indirect and context driven.
.They do not use hyperbole, and likewise they expect to be told yes or no in clear words.
.The Dutch are hospitable, yet this is often reserved for family and friends. In business they tend to be reserved and formal.
.They do not touch one another and appreciate it when those they do business with maintain the proper distance, do not demonstrate emotion or use exaggerated hand gestures.
Hetalia, England aph, Spain aph, Egypt aph, Italy aph, Macau aph & Netherlands aph belonged to Himaruya H.
Spice Islands is Maluku Islands in Indonesia.
Indonesia aph, Malaysia aph & Portugal aph based on Himaruya's sketch. ([link]
India OC & Mughal OC design by dinosaurusgede