Ideas jotted down.
It's a good article. I remember it came in for some criticism from Indonesians who obviously mistook it to mean that Indonesians don't show gratitude as much as Westerners. Those who understand what the author is saying see that he doesn't say that, but that Indonesians certainly do show gratitude, but through other means besides only verbal expressions of 'thank you'. Thanks for the 'venerable' bit BTW, although I'm not sure I deserve it :-)
Yeh agreed. In fact I think too much verbal gratitude etc might cheapen the sentiments some what.
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