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    Western and Asian approach towards life

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    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.
    Western and Asian approach towards life

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    Re: Western and Asian approach towards life

    Some of these are true lol.

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    Re: Western and Asian approach towards life

    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
    Last edited by tigerkhan; 07-03-2011 at 01:35 PM.
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    Re: Western and Asian approach towards life

    Quote Originally Posted by tigerkhan View Post

    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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    Re: Western and Asian approach towards life

    ^ exactly. we should have balance. each thing has its own importance, either dhikar or ilam.
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    Re: Western and Asian approach towards life

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha Dude View Post
    Some of these are true lol.
    Some ? all of those are true.

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    Re: Western and Asian approach towards life

    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.
    Western and Asian approach towards life

    I was looking at myself talking to myself and I realized this conversation...I was having with myself looking at myself was a conversation with myself that I needed to have with myself.

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    Re: Western and Asian approach towards life

    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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    Wink Re: Western and Asian approach towards life

    that's really interesting...most things seem quite true..:clever:


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