Do you know what are the similarities and differences between Asian and Westerner? We can differentiate Asian and westerner by the ways of thinking, culture, time concept and others daily working tasks. I received an email from my friend and I found it interesting and would like to share with all of you. After reading the email, I found that I’m more to Asian and little bit like Western styles.
Blue –> Westerner
Red –> Asian
B: Talk to the point
R: Talk around the circle, especially if different opinions
Way of Life
B: individualism, think of himself or herself.
R: enjoy gathering with family and friends, solving their problems, and know each other’s business (keh poh).
B: on time.
R: in time.
B: Contact to related person only
R: Contact everyone everywhere, business very successful.
B: Show that I am angry.
R: I am angry, but still smiling… (beware!)
Queue when Waiting
B: Queuing in an orderly manner
R: Queuing?! What’s that?
Sundays on the Road
B: Enjoy weekend relaxing peacefully.
R: Enjoy weekend in crowded places, like going to the mall.
B: Only gather with their own group.
R: All focus on the one activity that is hosted by the CEO .
In the restaurant
B: Talk softly and gently in the restaurant.
R: Talk and laugh loudly like they own the restaurant .
B: Love sightseeing and enjoy the scenery.
R: Taking picture is the most important, scenery is just for the background.
B: Take any steps to solve the problems.
R: Try to avoid conflicts, and if can, don’t leave any trail.
Three meals a day
B: Good meal for once a day is sufficed.
R: At least 3 good meals a day.
B: Before drove cars, now cycling for environmental protection.
R: Before no money and rode a bike, now got money and drive a car .
Elderly in day to day life
B: When old, there is snoopy for companionship.
R: When old, guarantee will not be lonely, as long as willing to baby-sit the grandkids.
Moods and Weather
B: The logic is, rain is pain.
R: The more the rain, more prosperity .
B: The boss is part of the team.
R: The boss is a Fierce god.
B: Healthy Asian cuisine
R: Expensive Western cuisine.
B: The kid is going to be independent and make his/her own living.
R: Work, live and all for the kids, the centre of life.
After this simple evaluation (don’t know how true it is), Kindly share with me whether you are more similar to Asian or Westerner ? Enjoy.