1. In China pointing chopsticks at someone is considered rude
2. In Indonesia it is offensive to use your toes to point at something or someone
3. Monks do not eat after noon, so avoid eating around them
4. In Japan never leave your chopsticks vertically in your food as this means cursing the restaurant owner
5. In Asia elders are highly respected
6. In Korea and China the number 4 is considered unlucky (because it sounds similar to the word “death”), but 7 considered a lucky number (“blessed” or “long life”)
7. Another rule-of-thumb in Asia is to always use the right or both hands when passing something, never the left hand
8. In Thailand any form of disrespecting the king will be charged with a penalty of up to 15 years in jail – including crumpling money.