East(Chinese?) Vs West

Blue –> Westerner

Red –> Asian

Opinion

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).

Punctuality

B: on time.

R: in time.

Contacts

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B: Contact to related person only

R: Contact everyone everywhere, business very successful.

Anger

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

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B: Enjoy weekend relaxing peacefully.

R: Enjoy weekend in crowded places, like going to the mall.

Party

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B: Only gather with their own group.

R: All focus on the one activity that is hosted by the CEO .

In the restaurant

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B: Talk softly and gently in the restaurant.

R: Talk and laugh loudly like their own the restaurant .

Traveling

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B: Love sightseeing and enjoy the scenery.

R: Taking picture is the most important, scenery is just for the background.

Handling of Problems

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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

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B: Good meal for once a day is sufficed.

R: At least 3 good meals a day.

Transportation

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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

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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

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B: The logic is, rain is pain.

R: The more the rain, more prosperity .

The Boss

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B: The boss is part of the team.

R: The boss is a Fierce god.

What’s Trendy

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B: Healthy Asian cuisine

R: Expensive Western cuisine.

The Child

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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.

Day5 白川乡-冬日的童话村

这就是白川乡冬天的景象,是不是那种很童话村的感觉呢!不过我是在秋末时来到百川乡,虽然没有皑皑白雪,但是准备转红的绿叶,凉凉的空气,感觉也不错!
群山环绕的绿意,诗情画意的登高望远,我有点庆幸在这一刻能够站在这里拍下这一张照片。

漂亮的风景照背后有很不快乐的故事。话说百川乡流传数百年的传统合掌式建筑,让这片乡野登入了联合国的世界文化遗产之列。虽然说这里交通不便,没有飞机场火车站, 但是一年一年吸引了不少人慕名而来。

和这个地方负责观光景点的一位先生作了访问,就问了问题,问他这里会不会因为游客增加而少了灵魂。他语重心长的,没有避开我的问题。他告诉我居民的互助精神,自古流传,一种 叫做“结”的精神,随着观光客到来,居民金钱至上,而逐渐消失。

人们不再合作除雪;茅草屋顶叶不再有居民齐心更换的景观;农人选择不再插秧,即使种出稻米 ,让游人拍照的效益要比卖出去还来的高。

我想这就是文明发展的双刃剑吧!在尽力保留同时,很难能确保不流失什么。所以,我觉得白川乡,远观的样子漂亮可爱多了。