Friday, January 30, 2009

Arm motions and handwaves

Sometimes when I'm talking to people who don't speak a word of anything I speak or I'm just not sure if they understand me anyway, I feel like I'm Mr. Bean. I think I would be qualified to be one of Rowan Atkinson's backups given how much experience I've gotten at it.

I've even gone as far as using sound effects, such as making chicken noises, pig noises, lamb noises, cow noises, portraying the peeing position while making a water leaking noise, making hand gestures as if I'm eating, doing the "I don't know" pose with my arms to my sides with my hands in the air, giving the solemn and direct open palm "no" when I don't want attention, smiling when I want to be friendly or approve, and giving the thumbs up for the "ok". I've pointed at my watch when asking for the time, and made the 1 finger horizontal twirling beside the head when I wanted to tell the hostel person that my friend Jo was crazy (as a joke).

Body language really does go a long way.


Blogger Ben said...

how have you been gesturing pooping? hahaha

February 3, 2009 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

i haven´t need to gesture pooping, usually the pissing part takes care of what i´m asking for in the message

February 11, 2009 at 5:04 AM  

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