(n) A Japaneseemoticon used to convey the act of bowing to another. This usually means you admire something of them, or wish to show respect. In some cultures, bowing is also a way of greeting one another (however, if you use this emoticon to greet someone who is not from a culture of bowing, then you will most likely confuse them).
Sensei (teacher): Goodmorning, pupil.
Student: m(_ _)m
1: I just beat Halo2 in like an hour!!
(n) A Japanese emoticon symbolizing a cat. This icon is called a "neko" for those who are deeply immersed in the Japanese Culture. To use this emoticon, wait for someone to say something that you wish to respond to with a cute smile.
note: this is most commonly used by females. this can be used as an answer to a question or comment, or however else you wish to use an emoticon.