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 and know each other's bloody business.
Westerners: arrive on time.
Asians: arrive...in time.
Westerners: Contact to related person only.
Asians: Contact everyone everywhere and cc to the whole world.
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 the mall, crowded LRT or spend hours looking for parking.
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 until everyone can hear.
Westerners: Love sightseeing and enjoy the scenery.
Asians: Taking picture is the most important; scenery is just for the background of the picture!
(11) Handling of Problems
Westerners: Take any steps to solve the problems.
Asians: avoid conflicts is more important than solving problems
(12) Three meals a day
Westerners: Two good meals is sufficient, usually heavy breakfast and light dinner.
Asians: At least 3 meals a day plus a 4th bonus: SUPPER before sleep.
Westerners: Before drove cars, now cycling for environmental protection.
Asians: Before no money and rode a bike, now got money to show off cars
(14) Elderly in day-to-day life
Westerners: When old, there is snoopy for companionship.
Asians: When old, companionship means interfering in grandkids upbringing.
(15) Moods and Weather
Westerners: The logic is: rain means no outdoor activities.
Asians: More rain, more prosperity
(16) The Boss
Westerners: The boss is part of the team.
Asians: The boss is the Dragon King.
(17) What's Trendy
Westerners: Eat healthy Asian cuisine.
Asians: Eat expensive cholestrol laden Western cuisine.
(18) The Child
Westerners: The kid is going to be independent and make his/her own living.
Asians: Interfere in kids life even after they are married with grandchildren.