Monday, February 15, 2010

Cultural Differences- Ol' one, but enjoyed it...

Key: Blue --> Westerners   Red --> Asians

(1) Opinion

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Westerners: Talk to the point

Asians: Talk around the circle, especially if opinions are different
 

(2) Way of Life

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Westerners: individualism, think of himself or herself. 

Asians: enjoy gathering with family and friends, solving their problems, and know each other's business. 


(3) Punctuality 

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Westerners: on time.
 
Asians: in time.


(4) Contacts 

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Westerners: Contact to related person only
.
Asians: Contact everyone everywhere, business very successful.
 

(5) Anger

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Westerners: 
Show that I am angry. 
Asians: I am angry, but still smiling... (Beware!)


(6) Queue when Waiting

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Westerners: Queuing in an orderly manner
.
Asians: Queuing?! What's that?


(7) Sundays on the Road

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Westerners: Enjoy weekend relaxing peacefully.

Asians: Enjoy weekend in crowded places, like going to the mall.


(8) Party

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Westerners: Only gather with their own group. 

Asians: All focus on the one activity that is hosted by the CEO
.

... effect of Globalization?
(9) In the restaurant

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Westerners: Talk softly and gently in the restaurant.

Asians: Talk and laugh loudly like they own the restaurant.


(10) Travelling

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Westerners: Love sightseeing and enjoy the scenery. 

Asians: Taking picture is the most important; scenery is just for the background
.

... I relate to my life, my parent's life and their parent's life 

(11) Handling of Problems

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Westerners: Take any steps to solve the problems.
 
Asians: Try to avoid conflicts, and if you can, don't leave any trail. 


(12) Three meals a day

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Westerners: Good meal for once a day is sufficient. 

Asians: At least 3 good meals a day.


(13) Transportation 

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Westerners: Before drove cars, now cycling for environmental protection. 

Asians: Before no money and rode a bike, now got money and drive a car 


(14) Elderly in day-to-day life
 
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Westerners: When old, there is snoopy for companionship. 

Asians: When old, guarantee will not be lonely, as long as willing to babysit grandkids. 


(15) Moods and Weather
 
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Westerners: The logic is
: rain is pain. 
Asians: More rain, more prosperity 


(16) The Boss

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Westerners: The boss is part of the team. 

Asians: The boss is a fierce god.
 

(17) What's Trendy

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Westerners: Eat healthy Asian cuisine.

Asians: Eat expensive Western cuisine
. 

.. LMAO
(18) The Child 
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Westerners: The kid is going to be independent and make his/her own living.

Asians: Slog whole life for the kids, the centre of your life.

... my favorite

1 comment:

Makk said...

Have you intentionally kept the Font size too small to read???

:)

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