Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Love thy Neighbours...

It's official. A survey shows that people up in North England are friendlier than their counterparts down south. The friendly index is measured by how well they know their neighbours and how often they visit their relatives.

Not exactly sure whether that's a good measure of friendliness. I consider myself as one such person but am definitely not the type who'll go hi5-ing my neighbours. But I do think that city folks do treasure their privacy more. Central London is very much like Singapore in that aspect.

My mum comes from a village in south Malaysia. With a population of less than 100, everyone knows each other on a first name basis. It's like an extended family no less. I visit that village once in awhile and gets abit disturbed when some nodded at me as if I ought to know them. Perhaps then I should be considered as one of those 'unfriendly' people.

Btw, I've added a Twitter application to my site (centre column). Follow me and I'll do the same. I'm a friendly person, yah?

What about you? Do you know your neighbours well?

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8 comments:

Rudy said...

I know one of my neighbour really well. The others are just passing acquaintances.

C K said...

That's great to hear (I mean, the one neighbour that you know really well...).

I was wondering who made the first move. Did you? :)

SheR. said...

Following you on Twitter!

kyh said...

My neighbour used to attend the same school as me but we rarely talk to each other! Like less than 10 words in a whole yr!

I'm following too!

C K said...

@sher
Thanks! Will do the same for you as well. But can't seem to find your id...

@kyh
Haha... you guys must be competing in school! Anyway, has followed you as well!

LadyBanana said...

Sadly I don't know my neighbours well at all... I know their cat well though, she's always in here...

Dutchie said...

In my little town, it is polite to greet people in general, even strangers ! Ditto to one's neighbours. On the other hand, I am told to keep a distance as personal space n privacy is much guarded here .. sigh .. can be confusing, don't u agree ?

C K said...

@Dutchie,
Whereabouts are you anyway? There're lots of 'little towns' found in England.

Till now, I've not spoken to my neighbours yet... perhaps I'm just shy. Haha...