Saturday, 13 October 2012

Cross Cultural Understanding (part 1)


What is Culture?
•      Culture is customs, believes, art, or way of life/ particular country or group (based on the dictionary).
•       Culture is a product of human being (based on Anthropologic).
What are the caused of different culture??
•      geographic,
•       character of the people,
•       ethnic,
•       Religion,
•       weather,
•       Food, etc
The differences between Western and Eastern
Opinion
•      Wester:    Directly
•      Eastern   :    Turn around the bush
Way of life
•      Western   :    Individually
•      Eastern    :    Group
Punctually
•      Western   :    On time
•      Eastern    :    not on time
Contacts
•      Western   :    In a little number
•      Eastern    :    Almost know everyone
Anger
•      Western   :    To the point
•      Eastern    :    Control emotion
Queue when waiting
•      Western     Make a line
•      Eastern    :    In a group like ants colony
Road on the Sunday
•      Western     A few of people outside
•      Eastern    :    A lot of people outside
Party
•      Western     In a small group ( 2/3 person )
•      Eastern    :    In a big group
Way of speaking
•      Western   :    Slow intonation.
•      Eastern    :    High intonation
Way of overcoming the problem
•      Western     Facing directly
•      Eastern    :    Around the bush
Three meals a day
•      Western   :  Cold meals
•      Eastern    :  Hot meals
Transportation
•      Western   : Used cars in the 70s,in 2006 up to now using bicycle
•      Eastern    :  In the contrarily
Elderly in day to day life
•      Western   : Hang a round with their dog
•      Eastern    : Hang a round their grandchildren
Moods and weather
•      Western   : Shiny it’s ok but rainy is  not ok
•      Eastern    : Shiny and Rainy it’s ok
The Boss
•      Western   : In the same position
•      Eastern    : The boss is king
What's Trendy
•      Western   : chopstick
•      Eastern    : Fork and knife
Children
•      Western   : Have the same roles
•      Eastern    : children  is Under protected by the parents 

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