Smiling and nodding can get you really far in a foreign country. But be sure to know what you are agreeing to. Tonight, I got to go see Japanese Traditional Dance. It was really really cool. But I had no idea where I was going when I met up with the people.
I thought it had something to do with a class (in my defense the class in English, on culture, we mentioned Traditional Dance, and the girl who invited me was in the class).
I also was there in the group on the pretense that I might want to join. o.O Oh thank-God they never asked us to try.
Interesting but well, kinda scary. They yell, a lot. and by a lot I mean my ears were ringing. Really cool, and they're definitely good at it, but wouldn't do that myself. Ever. I am far to uncoordinated. Interesting tho, how the martial arts aspect and military aspect of it is very apparent but it still looks like a dance.
Anyway, when smiling and nodding, be careful. 'tis all I had to say.