我手寫我口 - My hand

Trip Start Sep 18, 2010
Trip End Mar 16, 2011

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

First don't challenge me with the translation "my hand writes my mouth". I so love this translation & at least, I put an "s" after "write". NO challenge on my English!!!!


8:00 check in 上船向 colonia 出發,9:30 開船,架船超大同幾靚,unexpected! 總共有三層,第一層有shopping kiosk 同埋是1st class坐位,第二層正常坐位 + 餐廳,第三層可以吹吹海風,正常我會坐第三層,但為免助長感冒菌生長,都係坐番第二層室內好d。

大約3小時船程,到達第二個國家「烏拉圭」colonia,衣個是一個海邊小鎮,有d似長洲,大部份野都係walking distance,今日真係有點累,食過午餐 行左一陣就番hostel 休息,見冇乜野做就上網搵下資料,send 左兩個couchsurf request 等緊reply,如果okay 既話一定更加好玩,可以住係當地人的家入面,更可以了解當地的文化。

繼續寫故事,其實係咁寫有闗cultural difference既野都幾好玩,我本身好討厭寫字,但係原來咁樣「我手寫我口」又okay wor,完全不用理書面語 加上中英夾雜,but it's my style!

老師用了一個例子說明 high context & low context communication 的分別。

有一日,在德國交流的墨西哥同學受德國的host family遨請到他家作客食飯。

墨西哥都醒架啦,準時到 而唔係用spanish time,但係發生了這一件事

德國人: 「你重要唔要多d呀??」(準備拿更多的食物給墨西哥student。

墨西哥學生: 耍手又寧頭話: 「唔洗.唔洗.我飽了」


墨西哥學生其實個心好想要,但係佢地say no means 「I want it! but please push harder」是禮貌的做法,但德國人聽上黎的no就只是字面解 「唔要」的意思。

High context depend more on the environment of a situation to convey meaning,不能只用字面去理解他的意思,往往有更深遠的意思。

Low context 就是比較真接溝通,往往有個句就個句。

misunderstanding 係初步會引致conflict,conflict更嚴重就是打仗,cultural difference awareness 是要學習的,唔會有人天生就識,所以為了世界和平,我建議 cross cultural training 列入所有學生的必修科。

PS: 學習喜歡的事物,讀完4年都會記得,反而我為了前途讀的CFA只不過係考完3個月我好肯定除了LEVEL ONE有少少印象之外其他全部己經忘記了,所以我不會再錯下去讀個D 乜乜MBA了。

expense: 270 U + 22 U (water) + 42 U (lunch) = 126 HKD

=== English ===

Today I woke up at 6am for the ship journey to Colonia!! I was not feeling well because many people were sick at the dorm I was living. There is not enough window and finally I got sicked.
8 am check in boarding on the boat and depart at 930. The ship is so great!! 3 floors. First floor for shopping kiosk & 1 st class. 2nd floor for economy class + restaurant And 3rd floor is open area. Since I was not feeling so well, I stayed at 2nd floor.

3 hours ride, I arrived Urugary - Colonia. It is a very small town like Cheung Chau at Hong Kong. But even smaller. Everything is walking distance (now my walking distance is 16 metro station distance :P). After lunch I went back hostel took a rest and sent two couchsuf request. If It is possible to stay in Local's home It must be more fun!!!

Story again. I love cultural difference but I didnt' enjoy writing. But now I just "my hand writes my mouth" is okay! Because I don't care about the gramatic thing and everything. But it's my style!

Back in school 2006. 

My teacher used an example to explain difference between High context & low context communication.
One day, an mexican student went to a german hoste family for dinner.

He was pretty smart already and he arrived in german time rather than spanish time. But someting happened unexpectedly.
German host family: "do you still want more food ?" (with a spoon handing food to mexican student)

 Mexican student: "I am so full, no no" (with hand gesture saying no too)

The german stopped giving him food afterwards.

From the mexcian point of view (high context),  "NO" means 「I want it! but please push harder」for the politeness. But from german (low context) point of view "NO" means "NO"

High context depend more on the environment of a situation to convey meaning. One can't just interprete the words heard of its verbal meaning only. There is meaning behind. No means more than a NO.

Low context is more straightforward. NO means NO.

misunderstanding will result in conflict,and more maybe war,cultural difference awareness is learned but not something you know once you are born. For the sake of peacefulness in the earth. cross cultural training should be added compulsory to student curriculum I think. And most importantly, it is FUN!

PS: Because cultural difference is something I love, so I never forget the lesson learned. But For those thing like CFA I studied for my future career. I dare say I forgot most but only a bit of level one is in my mind. Therefore, I won't do a MBA as I don't want to make the same mistake again!

expense: 270 U + 22 U (water) + 42 U (lunch) = 126 HKD
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