I read and copied with permission from Mark Morfe’s blog

Really funny. 

Follow the chart, and see The Differences Between Westerners and Asians.


Blue — Westerners  

Red — Asians

(1) Opinion

Westerners: Talk to the point

Asians: Talk around the circle, 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 know each other’s business.

(3) Punctuality

Westerners: on time.

Asians: in time.

(4) Contacts

Westerners: Contact to related person only.

Asians: Contact everyone everywhere, business 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?

(7) Sundays on the Road

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

(11) Handling of 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 for 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 in 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 center of your life.


True or not? It’s up to you 🙂




Thanks for sharing Mark.


-day 175





Give and Receive!

I was chatting with a friend. He just received his much-awaited green card visa and has been blessed abundantly. While sharing he said, “just tithe, don’t forget to give 10% to God, and he will give you so much more!”.

He quoted Malachai 3:8-10 “Give your 10% increase to the Lord because that belongs to Him,, If you do that I will open the doors of Heaven to pour all the blessings and fill up your barns more than you expect- declares the LORD.”

I couldn’t say that I’ve been practicing  it 100% because of financial constraints but I am also a believer of giving back. 

But while browsing about the topic, I’ve come across this website: Let God Be True!discussing a post about tithing. It’s kinda straight forward and is quoting biblical verses as it answers the questions. 

A tithe is basically 10% of your income, given to your church, or whoever helps your spiritual life. The question of should it be computed via gross income or net income, indicates a selfish or stingy heart, so they wrote. Why is it that when it comes to God, would a person lower his income to give Him less!… makes sense, right?

Should Christians tithe? No, they should give more! Israel under the weak and beggarly Old Testament gave more than 10% in tithes and offerings, so we under the blessings of the New should give more than they, and the Spirit-filled examples agree (Gal 4:9; Heb 7:19,22; 8:6; Acts 2:44-47; 4:32-37). Remember, the Lord requires based on what He has given you (Luke 12:48).

Here are their answers to what ifs:

What if I do not give? You rob God, and you will suffer (Hag 1:1-11; Mal 3:8-12; II Cor 9:6; Gal 6:7). Everything you have is from the Lord, and you should willingly give some back. It is often the love of money that causes some to oppose tithing and/or giving, but disciples of Jesus Christ give liberally, for they reject covetousness and the love of money (I Tim 6:6-10,17-19).

What if I cannot afford to give? You must be in financial trouble, so you cannot afford not to give! Joseph and Mary, though poor, brought two turtledoves for our Lord’s dedication (Luke 2:22-24; Lev 12:8). Jesus took note of a widow giving two mites over rich men giving much (Lev 12:1-4). Moses required a soul offering of every citizen without regard for ability to give (Ex 30:5). The Philippians gave generously, though they were comparatively poor (II Cor 8:1-5).

What it all means…

What is the bottom line? The Lord is a great king, and He deserves your best (Mal 1:14; Heb 12:28-29). If you want the heart of David, you better give more than a tithe (I Chron 22:5,14-16; 29:2-5). Let the lovers of filthy lucre argue about tithing. Since the world began, God has blessed liberal givers (Gen 13:2; 26:12; 32:10; Pr 3:9-10; 11:24-26; Mal 3:8-12; Luke 6:38; II Cor 9:6). The most exciting use of your money should be generous giving to the Lord, off the top, often!


Here I am a pro-believer of how your thoughts can change your life – and then this! So I am now thinking of changing some perspective and making this happen soon! – 100%. 

Never mind about the repercussions, consequences and fearful words, it doesn’t really matter. 

It basically makes sense to give. Give, give, give.. because the more we do it, the more we’ll receive.



Andrew Matthew’s FOLLOW YOUR HEART
Loving people means giving them the freedom to be who they choose to be and where they choose to be.

Love is allowing people to be in your life out of choice. Again, we’re talking detachment.

To HAVE something or someone, you LET GO.

Andrew Matthew’s FOLLOW YOUR HEART
blog site.
Thanks for reading! 🙂

Colors of Spring

I am pleased to know I can always start anew.

To change my color… so I can change my world.

To count my blessings, instead of sheep.

And to be always in control… as I allow God to blossom in me. 


Being Married


“What is it like being married?”

The first two months were a bliss. After that, I don’t know. LOL!
Well, it was mainly because, Dennis, needed to leave the country two months after tying the knot!
So, my marriage arrangement was different.Every after nine months (Dennis’ contract), I would be at the airport to pick him up and then after three months he would be away again.For years it was just in the honeymoon stage
and some reality stage.That was our cycle.We were never in the other deep stages until after almost eight years of being married.

What is it like being married? 
It’s like a roller coaster;
It’s a kaleidoscope of colors including black, gray and white;It could be heaven or hell, which ever you make of it;It’s being in two opposite poles, until you find your balance and middle way;It’s experiencing LIFE in a different perspective;It’s the vow.


Grammatical Errors


“Tell us about grammatical errors in writing..”

Honestly, at times, I will just write and write and unfortunately,
fail to be consistent with my grammatical tenses!
For example, if my story covers the past, then,
I have to make sure that ALL my verbs including my to-be verbs are ALL written in the past tense. *rules are rules, right?!
BUT sometimes I will really just publish a blog post
without really going in-depth proofreading!After a while, I will read it again and EDIT mistakes.
Yeah, not a good practice at all!
RESOLUTION:Double check, double check, double check, prior to publishing!
… and THANKS to readers who are not very “Grammar-MUST-be-correct!” conscious for “simply” understanding  what I am talking about and hopefully still getting the message!
… for  my “Grammar-MUST-be-correct!” conscious readers,
I am very open and will really appreciate comments or emails
on errors and fixes –and I will definitely edit ASAP!!!
… for  those who don’t care about grammatical tenses and perfect construction at ALL, yet still enjoy my posts…
Thank you!(*hugs!)

Winning a million dollars!


“If you win a million dollars, will you quit your job?”

 Winning a million dollars will definitely achieve my money goal

(see Outside the Box for related story)…

… will I quit my job?


I love my job (I was an inclusion teacher 6 months ago, now I’m facilitating IEPs in three of the district’s schools -see Believing is Seeing for the story)

and I thank God for the opportunity!

(… and yes, money won’t be able to buy it too :))


… for sure I will be very enthusiastic, over-to-the-top-glad and super-duper-elated to have the money -the million dollars OMG!!!

– to save, to invest, to use and to give 🙂

(Best if as I am writing my thoughts here, millions of dollars are on its way to the palm of my hands LOL!)

What about you? Will you quit your job?