East(Chinese?) Vs West

Blue –> Westerner

Red –> Asian


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).


B: on time.

R: in time.



B: Contact to related person only

R: Contact everyone everywhere, business very successful.


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


B: Enjoy weekend relaxing peacefully.

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



B: Only gather with their own group.

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

In the restaurant


B: Talk softly and gently in the restaurant.

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



B: Love sightseeing and enjoy the scenery.

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

Handling of Problems


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


B: Good meal for once a day is sufficed.

R: At least 3 good meals a day.



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


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


B: The logic is, rain is pain.

R: The more the rain, more prosperity .

The Boss


B: The boss is part of the team.

R: The boss is a Fierce god.

What’s Trendy


B: Healthy Asian cuisine

R: Expensive Western cuisine.

The Child


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


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。