Australians from an Asian perspective

Coming to Australia, what I like most is the open communication between people with extremely simple greetings and inquiries such as “Good morning. How are you today?” (Good morning, how are you today?).
When I first arrived, I was not used to it, but gradually I also learned this way of communication. And I use it not only when I meet acquaintances and friends, but also to greet any stranger I meet, such as the bus driver, the coffee shopkeeper or the store employee. Or if for some reason not convenient to greet, just eye contact everyone will automatically smile with a gentle nod, and that’s enough for a new start. I don’t know what you guys think, but having such small things can make me feel happy.
Australians also always say thank you and apologize when needed. And in response to someone else’s thanks / apology they will say “No worries / It’s alright” (Nothing). This is most evident when I work part-time at a cafe. My colleagues thank me even when I’m just doing my job right, because it simply makes the job perform better and smoother. When I made a mistake, I got used to Vietnamese culture and kept apologizing because I was afraid of resenting the other person, but everyone was quite sympathetic, only giving me suggestions and supporting me to work well. only more.
Visitors to the restaurant also have a very pleasant way of communicating. Although there are difficult people and I am always reminded that the customer is god, in my opinion, the customer and the waiter is not an up-down relationship. The two sides consider each other as partners, creating mutual conditions, not just thinking about their own interests. Working with a lot of patrons and being asked about by everyone, it can be said that every day going to work is a happy day (though not always going well).
However, Australians are also quite straightforward. As someone who looks at other people’s emotions and acts like me, someone being too blunt will push me into the situation of not knowing what to say. For example, if they don’t like the story you tell, they won’t try to be interested just to keep polite, and the conversation will go to a dead end if you don’t know how to proceed. That is why I still find it a bit difficult to get along with Australian friends and also because I don’t really understand their culture to be able to talk actively and comfortably. Sometimes it’s a bit sad, but I understand that people do not intentionally make me lost and in fact, everyone still shows concern and help.
In general, when I first came to Australia, I felt homesick a lot and kept asking for quickly. But now that I look back, I see myself being treated very well by Australia. I have a lot of luck, have a nice house, have a nice roommate, have lovely friends, have a good job, a good owner, and so on. Of course it’s not always pink and I have moody days to the bottom, but somehow I always find the positives, the fun (or create it myself) so that Cheer up quickly. Since life doesn’t have enough time for us to live sullenly, guys, let’s have a lot of fun.

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