Westerners vs. Asians
Westerners: Talk to the point
Asians: Talk around the circle, especially if opinions are different.
2. 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.
Westerners: Show that I am angry.
Asians: I am angry, but still smiling… (Beware!)
6. Queue when waiting
Westerners: Queuing in an orderly manner.
Asians: Queuing?! What’s that?
7. Sundays on the Road
Westerners: Only gather with their own group.
Asians: All focus on the one activity that is hosted by the CEO.
9. 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.
11. Handling of Problems
Westerners: Take any steps to solve the problems.
Asians: Try to avoid conflicts, and if can, don’t leave any trail.
12. 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.
14. 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.
15. Moods and Weather
Westerners: The logic is: rain is pain.
Asians: More rain, more prosperity.
16. The Boss
Westerners: The boss is part of the team.
Asians: The boss is a fierce god.
17. What’s Trendy
Westerners: Eat healthy Asian cuisine.
Asians: Eat expensive Western cuisine.
18. 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.