Few sights in Taiwan really bother me. Like REALLY bother me. I try my best to ignore them, but no, I still get very perplexed. The deal is that every day, I see so many Taiwanese men carrying their girlfriend's bags around. Like, so MANY! Every five minutes, I see a man walking around with a bimbo bag in one arm, and a woman in the other. It's not like I don't see it in India, but it's kinda rare. Here, the rare part is NOT seeing a guy carry his girlfriend's bag.
So, I asked my Taiwanese flatmate what EXACTLY is the chakkar. Is it like some cultural thing? He said, "No. They carry it when the girl's bag is too heavy."
I am sorry dude, but look at the pictures. You THINK that bag is heavy? A child can carry it!
Another Taiwanese friend said that it's their way of showing affection.
Affection? Like really!? By carrying her bag? C'mon dude. Be a MAN! Take her out to a movie, make her something, write her a letter, surprise her with flowers, cook for her, learn some new tricks to wow her in bed, aur kuch nahi to just BUY HER A FREAKING DIAMOND!! But why carry her bag? I know it's easier, simpler, (cheaper) etc. But don't take the easy route! C'mon, be a man!
PS: For those you cannot understand my obsession with this issue, do read: