…never wear a green hat, as it means (for a woman) you are cheating on your husband.
…put your bag on the floor. The floor is a very dirty place here in China…bugs everywhere.
…the number 4 is unlucky. There’s usually no fourth floors in buildings. And the ground floor is known as the 1st floor. It gets confusing if you forget. So I leave on the 7th floor…in the real world that means the 6th.
…never show someone the sole of your foot or shoe as its offensive…a cultural faux pas I made in the first week of teaching.
…the number 8 is lucky as in Chinese it means “prosper”.
…never write your name in red ink as it symbolises bad luck and death.
…having or wearing a moustache is considered bad luck. You really don’t see that many men sporting one out here.
…the number one means “loneliness”.