Thursday, September 29, 2011

The tooth fairy and a chameleon

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Cardy: Last Chance; Belt: J.Crew Factory; Skirt: Anthro; Shoes: c/o Modcloth

Matt told me a funny story yesterday. (I really like funny stories.) He was getting a haircut, and somehow him and his hairstylist got on the conversation of what children do with their teeth when they fall out. Of course, Matt told them about how Americans have the tooth fairy- they put their teeth under their pillow at night, and while they sleep, the tooth fairy brings them money! His hairstylist thought it was HILARIOUS. Apparently, in Japan, when childrens' teeth fall out, they do one of two things: if it was a top tooth, they throw it straight to the ground, or if it was a bottom tooth, they throw it straight up in the air. This is so that the teeth will grow straight, and healthy and strong. HOW COOL IS THAT? 

I know I said two posts ago that I'm not really surprised by much anymore... but I love hearing about these little cultural aspects of Japan that I would never even think about asking about. Also, the concept of a tooth fairy would be kind of weird to someone who's never heard of it... Who even thought of that? 

This outfit... I threw it on, and I blend in with the wall behind me. That's all I've got to say for that.

21 comments:

  1. I think it's cute!

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  2. I adore your skirt! :)

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  3. Oh this is so funny because I teach Kindergarten and they are SO interested in teeth falling out. We read this book called "throw your tooth on the roof" about all the different customs around the world about what children do when teeth fall out. I LOVE the book and I'm not 6, it's a great book.

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  4. Love the skirt - love it - love it - love it



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  5. that's a beautiful skirt! Btw - In India, kids throw their tooth on the roof so it doesn't come out crooked... I'm not sure why though. Either way, my mom made me do it... and I still had braces haha

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  6. hehe it is so interesting learning what other cultures do! and youre a cutie, always :)















    <3 steffy

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  7. That's the coolest tradition! Much better than the gimme money American way! I love this outfit, too! I'd never think to tuck in a cardi! It works so perfectly... just like a button up.

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  8. GREAT story! I learn a lot about Vietnamese culture from my 92 year old grandma. Your skirt is lovely!

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  9. it's so much fun to learn about other cultures, sometimes we forget that not everyone think as we do, but I rather go with the tooth fairy! Adore the skirt!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  10. What a great custom!  I love your skirt!

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  11. I love to hear about these cultural differences!


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  12. That skirt is AWESOME! And I love all the little cultural traditions each country has. Those kind of things are the best things to learn about, especially for Japan! I think you'll just grow to love Japan more and more each day (if you aren't already!) :)

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  13. Love your outfit! And I want to live somewhere else so that I can learn all the cool little things like that! 

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  14. you always have the best stories. and i will always and forever love that skirt.

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  15. That is a really cool cultural trait ... Love that little story :)
    Kelly @ 
    Elegantly Academic

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  16. Hehe! I love that story. I can't wait to find out all the weird cultural quirks when we live abroad!

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  17. In France, it's a mouse that pick up the teeth and give money. :)

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  18. That's such a sweet little story. 

    I wonder what happens when they throw it though, do they leave it where it lands forever or what? :P

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  19. That's an adorable custom! I like that better than the tooth fairy! Also, I love how you show an outfit that someone could wear that's similar to yours!

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  20. I love cute story, and your adorable outfit!! :) 

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  21. HA! That's awesome. I agree - little cultural stories like that are the best. When I was in Italy, a guy I was dated tried to explain to me that the Italian equivalent of April Fools' Day is called something like "Fish Day" and involves people playing some kind of pranks involving fish on each other? Okay...maybe my bad memory and poor understanding of Italian have combined to change that story...but it definitely has something to do with fish! :D
    -giedre

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