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    Vitajte! Welcome to the World Dialogue Project page for the Slovak Republic or Slovakia. Martina and Herena worked together on this wiki page in hopes of extending a limited knowledge on this European country. For a number a weeks Martina provided Ms. Shigemitsu's world literature class with a look into her country and its culture through their heroes, their proverbs, and their literature.
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    Pod' so mnou! Come with me and immerse yourself in the customs and ideals of Slovakia:
    Home- You Are Here :)
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Wednesday, May 26

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    Funeral attire is the same as in the U.S.- black formal wear.
    Like in most of the ceremonies in Slovakia (wedding, Christmas dinner, funerals), the event starts with a prayer, celebratory drink where there is always someone (close family, relative) who proposes a toast. Then there is usually 1 course-meal, dessert and coffee served.
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    "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust" is also used in Slovak funerals but in Slovak: Popal na popal, Prach na prach.
    In general, after the funeral close relatives go to a restaurant to eat and drink alcohol, coffee.
    BackFacts and Trivia:
    In Slovakia ham is not considered a meat. In menus dishes containing ham will be listed under the vegetarian choices.
    When you finish your meal, place your utensils in the 4:20 position as if your plate were a clock. This indicates
    to Homethe waiter that you are finished with your meal.
    When paying you will be told the amount of the bill and you should respond with how much you intend to pay with. (i.e. A bill comes out to €18.75 and you respond €20.00)
    Make sure to bring change to the bathroom, usually you need to pay a small amount to use them. (Toilet paper costs extra for men.)
    Bus etiquette: When an elder or someone with small children get on a bus you should give your seat to them. If there's a woman with a carriage, you should help her get on the bus.
    Traffic: Speed limits are not usually followed, honking is used in lieu of brakes, and at crosswalks cars will not always stop for pedestrians- watch out!
    Leave your shoes outside when entering someone's home. They will usually offer you slippers to wear in the house.
    "Ladies first" does not apply in Slovakia- men should always enter an establishment first. Tis is so if there's a fight inside the restaurant of bar the man can protect the woman.
    When calling always state who is calling first.
    Theaters will have assigned seating and even if the theatre is empy you will be required to sit in your assigned seat.
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    "My name is Herena. I'm from the state of Hawaii, I attend Punahou School, and I'm 17 years old (and female if you couldn't tell). I'm ethically Asia."
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    Then I suffered. It was fortunate I formed an unhealthy attachment at this time because otherwise I could potentially have spent a lifetime foolishly believing that the aforementioned philosophies were restrictive, self-disciplinary, and without purpose. I developed an attachment, as most high school adolescents do, to a person of romantic interest to me. Certainly I've been hurt by attachment before, but this one was just so convenient the way it ceaselessly hammered at the cracks in my heart, reminding me of those other hurts I experienced due to attachment as these ideas were ever present in my mind at the time. I experienced jealously, insecurity, wants cleverly dressed in the guise of need. Addictive and unable to find serenity from these distractions and defaults I decided to practice in part a form of deprivation. I would force myself away to hopefully lessen a dependence on his presence. So in this way I came to the second stage of my mindset on attachment- the definition of an attachment was simply him and things like him- metaphorical drugs, the things we mental feel we can't do without and form dependency on- and the consensus was that this attachment was indeed something to be avoided, cut off. Whereas before I believed life encompassed of good and bad experiences where one had to take the pains along with the pleasure through attachment (and that Buddhism and the like were antithetic- practices where you tried to only and perpetually feel lukewarm content through detachment), I could now see how certain degrees of pain caused by this new form of attachment- "suffering" as I defined it (is this how Buddhism defines it?)- should perhaps be removed.
    In the end, looking further into the ideas of Hinduism (the gita mainly) and Buddhism I discovered how the gita defines discipline as refraining from over indulgence as well as deprivation. From what I read and digested, the core principles of these beliefs lie in living in the moment. Nothing belongs to anyone- we come into the world without 'attachments'. People, things, moments do not belong to us. We experience them and take pleasure and pain the same way. There needs to an understanding that these things, these attachments do not ultimately belong to us and changing circumstances (a constant in life) will take them away or change them. To truly be enlightened, you have to enjoy who you're with and what's in your life without fear of losing them- you will eventually lose everything in death and be one with everything at the end of the process (nirvana). I can't avoid suffering through forming attachment and hold onto them for dear life nor by cutting it completely from my life. When he leaves, he will leave. It's an unavoidable truth and I need to accept this. When I do I will be able to enjoy our moments together before we part without despair at parting tingeing every day.
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