The World Trends of TV Dramas (1): What are Chinese watching on their screens?

4265October 11, 2016

“Hey, have you watched XXX?”

“Oh, I know that but I have not watched yet.”

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A Comprehensive Comparison of American and Chinese Business Manners.

4265September 20, 2016

I was in a meeting with my American business partner. During the break, he asked me about the business manner in China. I told him it depends on the people you are meeting with. Younger Chinese businessmen are likely to act in a modern/western style while senior businessmen usually prefer a formal, traditional, and respectful manner.

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Do You Know How American and Chinese Millennials Use Emoji Differently?

I was wondering if I should put a smile face or a hug emoji at the end of my message to my dear U.S. friends. It ended up sending nothing but the sentence itself. Because I was not sure if they use emoji in the same way Chinese did.

4265September 19, 2014

I was wondering if I should put a smile face or a hug emoji at the end of my message to my dear U.S. friends. It ended up sending nothing but the sentence itself. Because I was not sure if they use emoji in the same way Chinese did.

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Laugh with understanding it(1) – the Brand of American Humor

My professor was giving his 30-minutes self-intro. Almost every three minutes, my classmates burst out laughing. And I was sitting there, paying 100% attention to every single word he was saying. However, I still could not really catch up with those jokes. I remembered he said he loved playing golf at the weekend and he thought “this is stupid, that is not…” blahblah… Of course, I laughed as well. But that was mainly because the way other laughed was pretty influential.

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Holidays (1) – Modernized Mid-Autumn Festival in China

It was a day that mom, dad, grandma, grandpa and me were supposed to sit around the dining table, to have delicious home cooking, and to eat my favorite Shanghainese mooncakes. Together. I would talk about a lot of funny stories happened around me. I would hear my mom and grandma’s exaggerated laughs. My grandpa would tell me to study hard and my dad would comment on the news in TV.

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1,2,3…Let’s Do it.

Cultural difference could make a funny story happen or trigger different feelings. When we keep saying that we should put ourselves in others’ shoes, it might work for people from a same region. But when it comes to a diverse world like this, if you do not understand the cultures behind those people you communicate with, you just won’t get it.

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