What is your most memorable culture shock moment when you attended a foreign wedding?

I am very fortunate and privileged to have been invited to weddings overseas.

These are some of my observations:

When I was living in Dili, East Timor. Eating dog meat was reserved for such special occasions. It is a popular delicacy there. I was not too keen to try it though

I also had the privilege of attending weddings in Jakarta. Grand ballroom. Beautiful. Makes the ones in Singapore (my native), looks small. Most of the guests have their meals standing. But there is a small portion of the ballroom cordoned off for VIPs to have their meals seated. I was thankful to be saved a seat on some occasions. But I also was not a "VIP" for other weddings and enjoyed the standing experience mingling around pleasantries with other guests.

Weddings in Thailand provide a very cultural experience too. Can't remember any shockers though


What pets enjoy being cuddled and held?

Animals that enjoy attention and cuddling, and being held (rather than just petted):Dogs, cats, cockatiels, conures, and cockatoos, domesticated rats. I think that's pretty much all. Many other animals enjoy being scratched or petted, but aren't so fond of being picked up and cuddled (example, rabbits, many other birds, guinea pigs,

Have you ever visited any country in Africa? If so, what is something that surprised you the most?

I have been to Egypt, Senegal, Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Zaire (now the DRC), The Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Angola, Kenya, Tanzania and Benin.The most surprising thing is how well I liked Nigeria. At the time (misd 80s) Nigeria was perhaps the most corrupt country in the world. The hotels, even the highest end