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East/West PIN Numbers

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A PIN number is used with your debit card so that if someone else gets access to your card they cannot withdraw money from your account.

FACT: 99% of Chinese people use their birthday as their PIN number

Chinese People PIN Numbers:
American People PIN Numbers:


Resumes in the East and West

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Looking for a job is an involved process everywhere in the world, lots of applications, lots of interviews, and if you meet the employer's expectations, lots of offers.

This whole process can take lots of time and would be really unfortunate if you prepared hours for an interview and then realized that you didn't get the job because you were black, or Jewish, or Irish (or all three!). In America there are rules to even the playing field -- the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. In the East, they use other ways to avoid last minute discrimination let downs.

Sample resume in America
source: About.com, a site for business forms
url: http://jobsearch.about.com/od/sampleresumes/l/blresumehrmgmt.htm



Sample resume in China

source: The first result on Baidu.com
url: http://www.58.com/jianli/gerenjianlifanwen/20110809/20548.html




Paying the bill at a restaurant

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I literally went to the art store, and then painted this picture in the amount of time it took the people I was dining with to figure out how to pay the bill.