This morning as I contemplate on the next project in my life – exploring the possibility of forming a primary school based on Accelerative Learning principles in East Timor – I went into the depths of my own unconscious and thought about being Chinese and how we view children. Continue reading “Loans or Investments? Children Through Chinese Eyes”
Our tour guide is a handsome young Chinese man and he sounded more like a scholar in History or English instead of what he is. In a small bus to see the Ming Tombs, after the Great Wall of China, he introduced himself as Liu.
“Call me Leo, not loo.” He laughed. Then he proceeded to tell us that Chinese toilets are ranked according to 4 stars, 3 stars, 2 stars and we laughed. Continue reading “Loos and Other Take for Granted Things in Life”
The following is some food for thought when you next communicate with a person from another culture. We assume that we mean the same things by the same words, but there may be important nuances of difference in our understanding. Continue reading “Non-verbal communications”