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Saturday, 29 October 2011

The shortest distance between two people is a SMILE :)

A smile is a facial expression formed by flexing the muscles near both ends of the mouth. The smile can also be found around the eyes. Among humans, it is an expression denoting pleasure, joy, happiness, or amusement, but can also be an involuntary expression of anxiety, in which case it is known as a grimace. Smiling is something that is understood by everyone despite culture, race, or religion; it is internationally known. Cross-cultural studies have shown that smiling is a means of communicating emotions throughout the world.

While most often, smiling is perceived as a positive emotion, there are many countries that perceive smiling as a negative expression and consider it unwelcoming. Too much smiling can be viewed as a sign of shallowness or dishonesty.The Japanese may smile when they are confused or angry. In other parts of Asia, people may smile when they are embarrassed. Some people may smile at others to indicate a friendly greeting. A smile may be reserved for close friends and family members. Many people in Russia consider smiling at strangers in public to be unusual and even suspicious behavior. Yet many Americans smile freely at strangers in public places (although this is less common in big cities). Some Russians believe that Americans smile in the wrong places; some Americans believe that Russians don't smile enough. In Southeast Asian cultures, a smile is frequently used to cover emotional pain or embarrassment. Vietnamese people may tell the sad story of how they had to leave their country but end the story with a smile.

Cheers.. and dont forget to smile :)


  1. ek smile ke peeche itna bada history! HADH HAI YAAR!

    Btw! i loved the capture..just that its too bright on the bckgrd! but of corz! its ur work sire! :) so u know how u want it! :)

  2. @Akila : hahahahhahaha.. well there is a story behind everything right ?? :)
    and ya.. i purposely made it bright to elimate the background and keep the focus on the person.

  3. I like the photograph and I smile no matter where I am and what I am doing :-D

  4. Haha SMILE :D .. I smile everywhere, and I think it does attract too much attention. Amma says smiling to much is a sign of being mad.. But then I am, no? :P .. Hehehe didn't know it had such a big story.. But a smile is always welcome.. Makes you so comfortable..

    Ooii coming to the photo, it's amazing... I like the way it's taken.. And the guy you captured looks so pavam (in this pic!) .. Good click :D .. You made me proud..hehe ;)

  5. Such a genuine smile that is..doesnt luk like it was done for the click :)
    About the smiling to hide pain and embarrassment, I am awesome at it!

  6. i lovee smiling and i love seeing other people smile:)