You know what I think about girls who pierce themselves??? It's just their own matter, among those girls I met really interesting girls, with whom it's really interesting to communicate, girls who read a lot, who are very clever and smart...I know that personally I wouldn't do a piercing for myself, as I don't like the pain and problems it causes, I just have my ears pierced once:)
The bigger problem to my mind is when mothers get their daughter's ears peirced at a very early age, sometimes at the age of 1 year, at the age of 5-7 years (I think that this refers to the topic "Culture", but I believe that this 2 topics are closely mixed, so forgive me!!!:). My mom pierced her ears when she was 27, and I was 5 years old already. And she allowed me to pierce my ears when I was 14. And this was considered to be an old age for getting the ears pierced...
"is 'piercing here, there, everywhere. ' common for females in FSU?" Sorry Sancho I thought I aswered...it is common for some girls, for girls of the same age, same likes, same group...usually these are those who enter into "unofficial organizations", though I guess this is wrong, as these groups called so mostly because of the music there members listen to...and I have to admit that I adore good rock, and some people think that I belong to such an organization.
But back to piercing, it's not that common here, but many girls, have their ears pierced several times (usually 1 ear is pierced several times, another is pierced 1 time), and many also have their navel pierced. As for other options for piercing...didn't notice that, and as far as I know some of my groupmates stopped at having their navels pierced:)
As for perl necklace, disastronaut did you ever saw a girl who would deny such a beaty thing???:)))) If she holds on to good taste in clothes (meaning she wear things that are good for her, and not are just modern:) I think she will like it:)
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Suggestion List - Gifts for Relatives/Friends in Ukraine
CASH is the best gift for relatives in Ukraine (CLEAN, UNMARKED, NOT TORN and issued AFTER 1995) in $20 and $50 denominations. Remember, today you can buy anything in Ukraine - if you have the money!!!
Dresses, Jackets, Jean Skirts/Pants/Jackets, Sweaters/Turtle Necks, Pantsuits, Blouses, Bathing Suits
Winter Coats, Trench Coats, Leather Jackets, Fake Furs
Winter Boots, Gloves, Belts, Shoes (Wide), Tennis Shoes
Costume Jewelry - Earrings, Necklaces, Brooches
Sewing Machines, Yarn, Angora, Acrylic, Needles, Zippers, Etc.
Hair Dryers, Steam/Curling Irons
Portable Electric Mixers
Lingerie: Full Slips, Bras, Girdles, Pantyhose
Cosmetics: Lipstick, Eye shadow, Mascara, Nail Polish
Suits, Shirts/Ties, Jean Pants/Jackets, Polo Shirts, Bathing Trunks, Gym Shorts, Long Johns, Sweaters
Shoes/Socks, Tennis Shoes, Winter Boots, Gloves/Belts
Coats, Winter/Trench, Lightweight Jackets, Winter Hats
Double Razor Blades
All T-Shirts, Gym/Sweat Suits, All Clothing, Bathing Suits
Shoes, Sneakers, Boots
Toys: Crayons/Color Books, Playing Cards, Markers, Electronic Games, Puzzles, Barbie Dolls, Matchbox Cars, Candy/Gum, Soccer Balls, Sunglasses
FOOD ITEMS AND MEDICATION:
Dried Fruit, Vacuum Packed Meats, Hard Salami, Maggi Boullion
Ground Black Pepper, Vanilla Bean, Sugar, Spices, Dried Soup/Sauces
Tang, Coffee (Beans & Instant)
Aspirin, Anacin, Bufferin, Band-Aids, Kaopectate, Cough Syrup, Alka Seltzer, Antacids, Cold Remedies, Acne Creams, Vitamin/Mineral Supplements
Tape/Video Recorders, Latest Rock Tapes/CDs, Calculators, Short Wave Radios, Polaroid Cameras, Brand Name 35mm Cameras, Walkman Tape/CD Players, Small Appliances, Violin/Guitar Strings
Rechargeable Batteries, Battery Rechargers, Electronic Musical Instruments, Umbrellas
Cigarette Lighters (cigarettes are available in Ukraine at about $10 per carton) ...though the brand is the same, local production changes the taste. Bring your supply from home.
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If you will present the girl a vacuum cleaner, she will be rather hurt, as it means that you hint on her either not cleaning the house carefully, or you show your intentions on her role in the family.
As regarding the present like money...wouldn't advise that, yes it's a good thing here to present money on wedding, as to help the newly weds to start their own home, and of course then it's possible to present any "practical" things...but just to make a present of money to the relatives, seams like the man is about to "buy" their daughter...it's not the best way to present in front of the relatives.
Clothes, and are you sure in her sizes??? And in the colors she like, and in the model??? I hardly doubt about that. Of course when there will be a certain degree of intimacy a man can present his girl some under wear...but not at first date of course:)