Thursday, October 8, 2009

Differences between Westerners and Asians

Westerners; Asians

1. Opinion

Westerners: Talk straight to the point.
Asians: Beat around the bush, 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 knowing each other's business.

3. Punctuality

Westerners: on time.
Asians: in time.

4. Contacts

Westerners: Contact related person only.
Asians: Contact everyone everywhere; so business is 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? Chinese in China??????

7. Sundays

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 pictures is the most important; scenery is just for the background.

11. Handling 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 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 : 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.

What'dya think? Sounds like us?

Thursday, October 1, 2009

This Could Save Your Life

STROKE: Remember the 1st Three Letters.... S.T.R.


"During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) .she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening

Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00 pm Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don't die. they end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

It only takes a minute to read this...

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke... totally . He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough."


Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR . Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S * Ask the individual to SMILE.

T * Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)
(i.e. It is sunny out today)

R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke - Stick out Your Tongue

NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue.. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other , that is also an indication of a stroke..

Source from an email