(Closed) Do Asians Always Show Up Late?

posted 12 years ago in East Asian
Post # 32
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194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I went to a chinese banquet this past saturday.  The invite said 6 pm, and seeing how I am chinese and knew these events never started on time I decided to show up at 630 (feeling guilty already!) …but the banquet didn’t start till  8pm!  We didn’t start eating till 830!  I was beyond hungry and grumpy!!

Post # 33
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1020 posts
Bumble bee

am i a minority? i am chinese, but i’m almost never late. i’d rather be early than late. i’ll only be late if traffic got really really horribly bad (worse than i had planned into my schedule). i really think it depends on the people..

i had the same experience as @crash806. got there at 5:30 for a 6pm reception, dinner didn’t start till 8pm, i was FURIOUS! in fact, i just had to complain to the groom (a really close friend of mine) the other day even though the wedding was more than 5 years ago!! 😛

i will not wait for anyone at my reception. it will start ON TIME!! (i am very calm.. haha)

Post # 34
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298 posts
Helper bee

yeah they are always late, most of my family probably won’t show up to the cermony… I was upset at first but I learned to just accept it, don’t get stressed out by these things.  ^_^

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