That is an episode in 1996. It was practically 14 years in the past. So the scenario is not going to be the identical. Nevertheless it was a second I felt cultural distinction and the way it can have an effect on your relationship with the one that carries completely different cultural background. That’s the reason I hoped to share it with you. I visited Vietnam 5 instances in that yr. I stayed principally in Ho Chi Ming Metropolis the place our potential Joint Enterprise companion was positioned. I preferred the Ho Chi Ming Metropolis (Sigon). I loved being in the course of the town with plenty of guarantees and in the course of growth. Persons are vigorous, energetic, and outgoing. They spoke in loud voice however pleasant. Younger individuals grabbed me in the event that they discover I used to be a foreigner visiting, for speaking with me on road utilizing and working towards English or Japanese, or each blended manner. I remembered myself after I was a college youngsters anxious to speak with foreigners in streets in Tokyo or Yokota Airbase.
In the future my Japanese good friend who was stationed in Ho Chi Ming Metropolis invited me to golf. We performed with 2 little Vietnamese women who attended us as caddies. They had been shy at first. However as quickly as they discovered we might converse English, they began to talk with us in English. I loved dialog with them greater than golf. I used to be curious why they’re so thinking about working towards their English. They answered again that they wished to go to America for research. My good friend and I cherished their ambition. Our dialog was happening and on. I discussed to them that I cherished the town. It jogged my memory Tokyo in its Sixties. I stated, “I really like Ho Chi Ming Metropolis.” They had been silent for some time, and one in every of them stated “No, sir. The title of the town is Sigon, not Ho Chi Ming Metropolis.” They instructed me that their fathers had been South Vietnamese soldier who fought with US within the warfare. Flashing again the historical past of Vietnam and its warfare, we couldn’t react. I felt South Vietnamese delight in these little women of their center teenagers, who wouldn’t have recognized the warfare. I apologized them. They smiled once more.
There’s a lesson right here. Watch out on the assertion to the individuals who carry completely different cultural background. We have to research the historical past of the nation we’re visiting. It’s recommendable in the event you can examine the background of the individuals who you’re assembly. It’s at all times a good suggestion to look earlier than leap.