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Haya emaan
07-03-2011, 01:11 PM
Blue --> Westerners
Red --> Asians

(1) Opinion

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.

(3) Punctuality

Westerners: on time.
Asians: in time.

(4) Contacts

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

(5) Anger

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

(8) Party

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.

(10) Travelling

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.

(13) Transportation

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.
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Alpha Dude
07-03-2011, 01:22 PM
Some of these are true lol.
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tigerkhan
07-03-2011, 01:32 PM
a v.good comparison...
btw i am more western...lol
and one more u can add in term of islam;
eastern muslism esp south asian; more inclined to "tazkiya, dhikar
western muslims; knowledge, arabic
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Alpha Dude
07-03-2011, 01:52 PM
Originally Posted by tigerkhan

eastern muslism esp south asian; more inclined to "tazkiya, dhikar
western muslims; knowledge, arabic
This is kind of true too. If someone were to chase after both these aspects, then he would be a successful Muslim.
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tigerkhan
07-03-2011, 02:26 PM
^ exactly. we should have balance. each thing has its own importance, either dhikar or ilam.
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ardianto
07-03-2011, 02:52 PM
Originally Posted by Alpha Dude
Some of these are true lol.
Some ? all of those are true. ;D
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GuestFellow
07-04-2011, 10:46 PM
Salaam,

Number 5 applies to me. If someone makes me very angry, I smile and look happy, a bit too happy. Only my mom knows that I'm really angry, especially when she hears me punching the wall when I go to my bedroom.
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Who Am I?
07-05-2011, 12:24 AM
I am mostly Western (no surprise there) but I do have some Asian tendencies. I hate conflict in particular and I try to avoid showing outward emotions.
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silentMe
07-05-2011, 12:17 PM
that's really interesting...most things seem quite true..:clever:
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