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Friday, November 6, 2009

East Vs West

A nutshell presentation of the differences between Asians and Westerners

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

Way of Life
Westerners: individualism, think of himself or herself.
Asians: enjoy gathering with family and friends, solving their problems, and know each other's business.

Westerners: on time.
Asians: in time.

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

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

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

Sundays on the Road
Westerners: Enjoy weekend relaxing peacefully.
Asians: Enjoy weekend in crowded places, like going to the mall.

Westerners: Only gather with their own group.
Asians: All focus on the one activity that is hosted by the CEO.

In the restaurant
Westerners: Talk softly and gently in the restaurant.
Asians: Talk and laugh loudly like they own the restaurant.


Westerners: Love sightseeing and enjoy the scenery. Asians: Taking picture is the most important; scenery is just for the background.

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

Three meals a day
Westerners: Good meal for once a day is sufficed.
Asians: At least 3 good meals a day.

Westerners: Before drove cars, now cycling for environmental protection.
Asians: Before no money and rode a bike, now got money and drive a car

Elderly in day to day life Westerners: When old, there is snoopy for companionship.
Asians: When old, guarantee will not be lonely, as long as willing to babysit grandkids.

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

The Boss

Westerners: The boss is part of the team.
Asians: The boss is a fierce god.

What's Trendy

Westerners: Eat healthy Asian cuisine.
Asians: Eat expensive Western cuisine.

The Child

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.