ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

5 Things I Learned From My Chinese Roommate

Updated on May 30, 2018

One Happy Chinese Room Mate

A happy person is an everyday choice to be one.
A happy person is an everyday choice to be one. | Source

5 Things I Learned from my Chinese Room Mate

When my sister-in-law, Geselle, and I have found a new room where we can stay together under one room that is, since we were placed in 2 different flats that time, we got also a new room mate, and she is Chinese.

I have nothing against Chinese. Just because I am Filipino and she is Chinese, I must have something against her because of that silly island issue thingy but I don't have hate against anyone not unless they did something bad to me, hehehe. It just happens that she is chinese and I am Filipino and we are of the same room and I learned something valuable from her.

So, why I really post something about her, because I really learned a lot from her with the simple ways that she did not know that I am observing her. She has given me lessons that are purely important in life. She gave me something to live by and something worth remembering. I will discuss them one by one as we go along.

Less Is More

A simple clean living room that is organized simply because you have lesser things around.
A simple clean living room that is organized simply because you have lesser things around. | Source

1. Less is More

A quote we always here but a quote that has been effectively shown in her. She has less of everything but has everything she needs even though its not much. I mean she has less clothes, I can only see 5 or 6 shirts and their pair of pajamas but she has learned to live with it. I mean, why would we need to live with more when we are only enclosed to work and hostel here in KSA, right? She only has 2 Abayas, one for work and one for going out on trips or for grocery and it worked for her. I mean, not much is living simply after all.

In modern times, it is often called as Modern Minimalism. It means having the most important things only, those that are functional and are versatile. It means that these are the things that can be used on different purposes but you only have one thing there.

Simply put that the less you have, the more because you actually have one thing that can do a lot rather than having a lot that do less.

Having Less is More = Modern Minimalism, Learn More about it from this Video

Healthy Eating is Right

Eating healthy means eating a balanced diet from fruits and veggies to meat.
Eating healthy means eating a balanced diet from fruits and veggies to meat. | Source

2. Eating Healthy

Most of her diet is like fruits and veggies. She cooks them with less fat and mostly stir fried, more spices to help kick up the taste but mostly, its either steamed or stir fried. She drinks lemon water. Like she cuts lemon and put them in a jar and she drinks water from the lemon slice and I think that is really healthy. She rarely eats meat and when she does, she drinks a lot of fluids which is mostly water. I have not seen her drinking any soda or whatever. I admire her eating habit because it is really healthy. I eat healthy though but not really like her where she is really into that habit of eating healthy every single day.

3. Stay Positive and Happy

She is that happy person that I meet. She is always smiling and she is careful about what she says that she might hurt someone. Although I can't decipher right away what she is talking, but I know in every word she says, she mean good. Although I understand her totally when she is angry that she has a louder voice or when she is calling her parents in China but I have never heard her curse so I think it is a good thing.

See Some Suggestions for Being Positive

4, Less Expenses = More Savings

Clearly, since she is this "so tipid" kind of person, when she buys less, less of everything, except food though, means more savings for her. Less means, she rarely buys clothes, she does not even uses cologne although I don't consider that a good thing to practice, she does not use make up, she has less shoe collection and she only buys food which are on sale. She stock up though but those are on sale. It means, that she has more savings because she only buy those that are needed and not that wants.

More Time for Self

Meditation involves knowing more about yourself and your God,
Meditation involves knowing more about yourself and your God, | Source

5. Less Things = More Space and More Time For Self

She only has things that of use so it means that her space looks more spacious and bigger. She has less of everything, only the necessary ones, so she has can see everything right away. She can. Her space does not look that neat though because she is not this type of person who always clean but if she does, I can see clearly that everything will be in order right away and everything will look bigger simply because there is less clutter in her part of the area.

And when you have lesser things that means you have less time for cleaning, less time for folding, organizing and less trash to throw and more time for reflection, relaxation and meditation.

Let's Just Ask Something from YOU...

If You Were the Room Mate, Would You Feel and Learn the Same as well?

See results

AND WHY??? Leave your comments below...

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)