Face Saving

To save face is an important part of Oriental culture, as harmony is regarded as the key to accomplishing anything and everything socially. Here , I am talking about face-saving not only for an individual but for people he is dealing with as well.

To this end, usually a compromise is reached so everyone is happy. But, if that’s not the case, try to agree to disagree graciously and leave the back-door open and, above all, make sure you do not embarrass the other party especially in public.

This is something you’d better master in daily life, business and otherwise.


2 Flies

In an effort to provide better environment for patrons, it is reported that the management of Beijing’s public restrooms will see to it that no more than 2 flies will be seen at any time within the facility.

Alas, what if the 2 are not of the same sex! The number of flies there will multiply by many folds in no time.

To be on the safe side, I would suggest that they change the 2 to 1.