Netherlands man stingy with generous

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Netherlands are world recognized “miser” in spoken English …

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Making meaning. Dinner party about it in the Netherlands not as widespread as in China, gift from friends is very small, inexpensive things, too. Netherlands lived for over a year, I saw the Netherlands people this “stingy”, but they sometimes will make some very generous thing. Cheap does not mean, it depends from which angle you look at it …

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Just remember to Netherlands Shi, got off the plane, I saw the police about two meters in height, cannot help but exclaim highest average height in the world of the Netherlands who was a well-deserved reputation. Then I saw on the streets of Netherlands people driving cars are small, such as Toyota, Renault, Citroen, looked puzzled: so high, how to drive such small cars? Later asks Netherlands classmates, they said that a car like this not only fuel efficient and convenient parking, cheap. At that time, I thought: the Netherlands who really is cheap, very rich, but not driving nice cars.。.

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Age of China. Some might scoff at: bike? It’s not …

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, Right?! But that is indeed true. I in the Netherlands a gallery intern, boss of the gallery there is a car, but seldom opened, basic is to ride a bike to work, only when I need to get pictures will drive …

Netherlands on people, not only in transport “stingy” is no less critical than in food and clothes. They usually bread, sandwiches for lunch every day, will have a hearty meal in the evening. Internship at the gallery when I saw the boss every day at noon, with only eat two slices of cheese between slices of toast, thought: “at least one of the owners, how eating this Ah! “The Netherlands in the more casual dresses, casual jackets, …

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Tee shirt and jeans is the most common type of clothing. They are also generally not keen brand, hard to see carry on shopping …

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And other brand-name bags ladies, and the Chinese, “captured” the Champs Elysees …

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Flagship store image in stark contrast …

When the iPhone craze in China, can you imagine the Netherlands there are a lot of people still using straight key cell phone? In school, I used this phone can often be found in the library of University students, even the boss when I practice, is only used for calling, texting and non-smartphones. Watching the Netherlands people, I really don’t understand this sometimes is a savings or a petty …

Generous Netherlands …

Funny thing is, Netherlands people while in their daily life of these external aspect is mean, but in some areas but is very generous. Netherlands Shi, who live with my Taiwan sister’s introduction, I met a Netherlands family. The family often invite us into their homes, Netherlands entertained us with specialty snacks, warm chat with us, helping us the Elimination of strangeness. This family friend another Netherlands couple will from time to time to organize activities for international students, pay to rent the restaurant free of charge to students, activities provided in the Netherlands snacks, organized games, amateur performances for everyone, please.。.

Bookstores, museums and art galleries and Netherlands do not begrudge paying places. Netherlands local book prices are not cheap, buy a book spends the equivalent of eating a big dinner, but continues to flow constantly in the bookshop. New exhibition in the Museum always attract a large number of visitors, even in small cities like Groningen also has a lot of museums and art galleries, large and small. Purchase artwork includes not only the rich, also includes a number of income persons. Enjoy the arts, Netherlands but not so generous …

Travel vacation is Netherlands people are advocating lifestyle, both the affluent and the ordinary wage-earners, many people each year selecting a travel destination, and lived there for two weeks to a month. With many Netherlands people chatting, I found them very like to talk about their trip, also very eager to recommend interesting places as well as local specialties and anecdotes. Internship at the Gallery, my boss is very generous to give me a few days off, so I went to Sweden and Norway to travel, also tell me some travel tips. Even the boss, elderly father to live abroad for a few months every year, experience the local life and customs, some time ago I was in..

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See his share in India vacation pictures. I think Netherlands consumer who might be more willing to provide experience and experience, to make your life more colorful …

In the view of some, Netherlands people seem to spend all your money on these “immoral” thing, but this is their lifestyle …

Why spending significantly different …

Thus it appears that Netherlands and Chinese people to spend money on this matter seems to have a lot of differences. Why the Netherlands people do not drive car, does not take designer bag? I am a taxi driver got the answer to this question. When out with friends, we take a train, then set us free by taxi at the station from the Netherlands Central City of amusifute returned to Groningen. Taxi drivers in Groningen …

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University College student, who lives in amusifute, between holidays, when in drive a taxi part-time. He loves to talk, talked a lot with us all the way. When I asked why the Netherlands people don’t drive a BMW, Mercedes-Benz, not back …

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When, Hermes, he said that the Netherlands people buy something very practical, not for external brand, nor as a tool for showing off these things. In the Netherlands seem confident, not from external substances, it comes from within. Netherlands was proud not because he has a lot of money, friends and chatting with will not talk about themselves how much money they make, how much they cost and friends gifts are not gifts cheap feel to lose face. While the Netherlands people in business to make money yibahaoshou, but for them, the money’s function is to meet the practical needs of living, people judging by the high and low and can’t …

It turns out that Netherlands called “stingy” is behind their distinctive values, such values has made their life more rich, harmonious and relaxing, you do not need too much money to get spiritual meet. To think of it, many people around us were struggling to save face, and scrambling to earn more money to buy a luxury car, …

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, Watches, to satisfy their own vanity, what does all this mean? When a person’s self-confidence, self-esteem and sense of well-being derived from these materials met, he unknowingly and lose more good things. In order to earn more money, some give up and spend more time with family and friends, give up reading, sports, and listening to the music of time, give up their time, and some even gave up the moral and human dignity, becoming a slave to money. They seem to have a lot, but not happy …

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I appreciate the Netherlands people balance “stingy” and “does not mean” thinking and doing, they do not be a slave to money, money plays only its proper function. Indeed, the wealth gap has nothing to do with self-esteem, it has nothing to do with personality, not proud of the rich, the poor nor low self-esteem, the rich and the poor should be respected. Because of Netherlands public generally share this belief, and allow them to live so free and easy. This, of course, also because of the social good, but I believe the Netherlands people of this money has also played an important role. How I envy these are not money-binding “parsimonious” and generous of the Netherlands …

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(This selected works are since the new Oriental English magazine …

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Netherlands man stingy with generous

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