Greetings from Beyond gaijinhan | May 8, 2017 | Random Thoughts | 6 Comments I sometimes wonder about the purpose of people who greet their friends like “Hello from South Africa,” “Happy Birthday from Taiwan,” or “Congratulations from Japan!” Are their intentions to greet you or to show you they are overseas? Related Posts Compulsory Blood Donation No Comments | Apr 15, 2016 Which Misery Would You Choose? 2 Comments | May 10, 2016 Conversations that Annoy Me – Chapter 1: So Young! 4 Comments | May 21, 2016 The Japanese Concept of Electric and Automatic No Comments | Sep 12, 2016 About The Author gaijinhan 6 Comments Shiyao May 8, 2017 Reply ですよね。 ちなみに、hi from Shibuya! 木曜日までいるんですが、ハンさんはまだ日本? gaijinhan May 8, 2017 Reply え？帰っちゃうの？ まだいますよ！ KL May 8, 2017 Reply Hello from Singapore! I think it might be a way for those who travel really often to update their friends/family…although it does have a bit of a show-offy vibe to it. Or it could be that the person doing it has migrated, and is trying to show the recipient that they have “fans” in other countries, particularly for happy birthday and congratulations type messages. My aunt starts emails with “Hello from NZ” quite often, even though she’s lived there for the past 10 years or so. gaijinhan May 9, 2017 Reply I just can’t wrap my head around why it can’t be just a “Hello” or “Happy Birthday” or “Congratulations.” Everything after that seems redundant. Not saying that it’s right or wrong. Just unfathomable. Gin May 15, 2017 Reply HELLO FROM THE OTHER SIDEEEE mostly it seems to signify this: ” i wish i could send you greetings in person but currently i am in xx place. So i am sending you from all these miles my greeting!” gaijinhan May 15, 2017 Reply Fair reason Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Website: Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.