Ha, are updos/down/ponytails representative of a specific culture? I wasn't aware XD
I've lived in both the East and West and have values from both, but as I've grown I've realized that my personal life and social views are much more aligned with eastern values, while my political views are more western. Socially I'm very conservative and somewhat of a traditionalists, which isn't very common in the west anymore, but in terms of government, I'm a strong advocate for personal liberty, which is basically unheard of in China and is being chipped away at in HK.
I definitely identify with both cultures and both cultures have a lot to offer, but lately I can't help but feel like the West seems to be in decline, both culturally and economically, while Asia is growing. It's frustrating to hear people blame China for the West's enormous debt, for example, instead of the unwise spending decisions of American politicians. In any case though, I hope Trump's Presidency can continue to build bridges with the Chinese government. Ain't nobody got time for WWIII, and I'd hate to have to choose sides.