china vs. japan

Discussion in 'Boats, Planes, Other' started by matfitz, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. #1 matfitz, Nov 29, 2007
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    "This is not a scientific comparison, but when i saw one scene I remembered another.

    This is the recent scene: yesterday afternoon, Naha airport, Okinawa, Japan. Line crew gassing up a Cirrus SR22:

    Details to notice below: crew identically dressed in company uniform; complete safety gear -- hardhats, reflective chest straps with procedural checklist clipped on, puffy protective cuff to shield the plane's wing from damage. It's hard to see in the picture, but even the boots are part of the uniform: black, with red laces, and company logos on the back. Impossible to see in the picture: the coordinated shout and semi-bow toward the plane when the fueling was done.

    Now, the scene I remembered and mentioned last year: Refueling the same kind of plane in Changsha, capital of Hunan Province, China.

    With usual caveats against sweeping generalization, what this made me think was: Japan is all about the way of doing things. Practice, ritual, perfectionism, as much fanatical attention to the process as to the result. China is all about finding a way to do things. Improvisation, little interest in rules, putting up with whatever is necessary to attain the result.

    (Yeah yeah yeah, there are exceptions: perfectionist operations in China, loosey-goosey ones in Japan. Still.)

    At the moment, I am feeling positive toward both approaches. The emphasis on the right way of doing things is re-surprising on each encounter with Japan. And the determination to do things in China, no matter what, commands respect, despite the obvious complications and problems it creates.

    But when it comes to refueling the plane...."
  2. This is why China is going to kick our ass.
  3. hahahaahahahaahahahahaahahahahaha.
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  5. Because they drink jet fuel? That is pretty badass, gotta give 'em credit.
  6. I'm sure you probably know this, but just incase you don't. You do realize he is probably syphoning that and not actually drinking it correct?
  7. Theres a de-fuel truck just for that purpose. Drinking jet fuel would make you so sick or even kill you.
  8. I think he meant syphoning from tha 55 gallon Drum (which would be necessary to get the flow started). but yes most Fuel trucks are equiped with a reverse suction feature incause there is too much fuel added, Ive had to use em a few times when a full tank of gas would cause me to be over takeoff weight and I didnt realize it before hand (whoops)
  9. I have a crazy feeling im gonna get a forward of this in a ppt in a couple years.
  10. awesome
  12. Yes, I am aware. I was being facetious. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
  13. Damn Japs.
  14. crazy chinks
  15. With shitty, inferior products.
  16. We from Laos.
  17. lol
  18. that look like shit
  19. I think we've stuck a healthy balance between the two in the West <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
  20. you MUST post a larger version of your avatar!
  21. Well, Chinese bend rules not to find a better way to do things. They bend rules to find easier way to do things. This means, they are trying to find short cuts. when it comes to flying, I won't trust my plane in the hands of the Chinese. Japanese, on the other hand, are robots. They are good at repeating the same procedure as long as the procedure is well defined. Otherwise, they are like robots run out of battery.
  22. That's why China is such a nice place to visit. They're so relaxed. It's like Mexico or Brazil. When I was in Xi'an there was a bunch of guys building a brick wall. Well, two of them were building, the other 25 or so were playing mahjong and drinking beer. I mean, you just gotta love Chinese people- If the Japanese were Germans, the Chinese would be Italians or something.

    The difference is that in Japan everything works perfectly but if something goes wrong the people turn out to be bureaucratic and stiff ( I have seen lots of exceptions, though, mostly abroad) but Chinese are slow and ridiculous but in the end everything gets arranged and everyone is happy...or sometimes not.
  23. The Chinese pretty much lack all morality; the social trust and cohesion we take for granted in the West/Japan is almost totally lacking. Depending on who you believe it was either never there, or was destroyed by a century of warlordism/communism/anarchical-capitalism.

    These people make/sell FAKE BABY FORMULA!!!

    Never turn your back to a Chinese.
  24. nice avatar

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