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Monday, February 4th, 2013
A marriage proposal around the world signifies the interest of the man to marry the woman to share life together. It is a public declaration of his affection for her. Tradition has always been that the man proposes to the women though in recent times we do see few women proposing to the men. In Scotland, 29th February is the day when the lady can propose to the man.
Japan is a country loaded with tradition. Find a romantic place to propose to your girlfriend, remember to take the ring and then propose to her. You can add romance to your proposal with a rose held with your teeth and you are down on your knees. This is easy. Tradition needs to be followed for brownie points when you go to meet her parents and speak in Japanese. In Oriental society the father is more important in most matters than the mother. Take a small gift for both parents when you go to meet them. Ask both the parents for their daughter’s hand in marriage but address the father.
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The boy’s family hired a representative to liaison between them and the girl’s family. Handing over of the girl’s date of birth and time document meant acceptance of the proposal. The horoscopes of both were matched and then only both families agreed that the marriage was favorable. Even today both families judge the other as per their social status, education, looks and character.
During Medieval times the guy proposed with a hawthorn. If the girl refused she would put the branch at the door with a cauliflower. Marriage proposals have greatly changed over the years, with the guy proposing to the girl and upon her acceptance going to meet her parents.
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Proposals for marriage around the world still revolve around the custom that views marriage as a means to continue ancestral lineage and build family alliances. There may be slight variation in the methods of proposing but the basic tradition is the same the world over.
Thursday, January 24th, 2013
The movie Ghost which was released in 1990 starred Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore and won two Oscars. The film follows two people hopelessly in love with the tragic death of Sam Wheat (played by Patrick Swayze) who comes back as a ghost. The Japanese version of Ghost was released in 2010 and follows the same theme but this time the woman meets with a tragic death.
Both movies portray the strong love and affection that is felt by the couple and the death of one conveys the overwhelming sense of loss. The movie Ghost works well since true love is inextricably linked to the tragic loss and is the centerpiece of the whole story. The movie is best remembered for its famous score ‘Unchained Melody’ by the Righteous Brothers. It is a melody that is laced with sadness and great love all in the same tune. Jerry Zucker the director did well to add this score to the movie. The 2010 version also makes use of this song but sung by a more modern singer.
Although the Japanese version of Ghost (2010) could not match the emotional depth and feelings depicted by both Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, the film nevertheless does a good job of showing compassion and love. If you look close enough you will see some subtleties in each version. The Japanese version is tamed down in the love scenes but one can also detect faint hints of cultural differences with respect to singles pairing up. For example, in the initial scenes where the couple goes through a slow process before making love.
If you want to watch a movie that is heartwarming and at the same time listen to one of the all time classical romantic song then this would be a worthy movie to watch.