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Always say sorry with a dead goat

  • Nury Vittachi

Bangkok | Sun, February 17 2013 | 09:58 am

When young pop singer Minami Minegishi, 20, broke her no-dating promise, she apologized by shaving off all her hair and weeping in public. One of her fans of her pop group, which is called AKB48, told me this has triggered an interest in traditional penances, which are much more powerful than the feeble modern ways of saying sorry, such as sending SMS texts saying: “My bad”. Four ways people i...


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