I receive this from a friend and found it very interesting and might want to share it. Now if this does not tell us about two different cultures I do not know what does. It is simplistic and to the point and most interesting perspectives about how westerners and Asians see things. Hope you like it. As an Asian living in a western culture I tend to find some of this true. What do you think?
East meets West! Do you think this is true?
Please share your thoughts with me.
Western and Asian approach towards life
Blue –> Westerners Red –> 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.
Westerners: S how that I am angry.
Asians: I am angry, but still smiling… (Beware!)
(6) Queue when Waiting
Westerners: Queuing in an orderly manner .
Asians (with the exception of the Japanese): Queuing?! What’s that?
(7) 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.
(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 possible, 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: 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 o ld, there is snoopy for companionship.
Asians: When old, guarantee will not be lonely, as long as willing to baby-sit 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 centr e of your life.
Now that sumarises the difference sin culture. If you have been in a chinese Yum cha restaurant in Melbourne or in Singapore you will know what I mean. Hope you like it.Do let me know.