China dating wasteland
I remember my first LBH encounters as a teenager, when my family lived in Hong Kong.I couldn’t understand these corpulent old buggers with their gorgeous Chinese wives, until my mother pointed out their diamonds.Photographs show it sitting among undeveloped land, surrounded by overgrown grass and raw terrain.The calling point can only be identified above ground by a disabled access lift and three entrances: 1, 2 and 3.First off, let me say that I thoroughly enjoyed the essay.The writing was exceptional — humorous, thoughtful and self-reflective — and you could clearly tell that Virginia has, as you might say, “been around the global block” in her own experiences as an expat.
You might wonder, why do I even care about an obscure post from years back on a now-defunct blog?
Yesterday, I received an e-mail from a friend who urged me to read an essay by Virginia Proud of Tales of Expatria.
She dubbed the essay “controversial” but then again, as she put it “blogs thrive on controversy” and encouraged me to introduce the topic.
You’ll often hear people say that cultural differences are overstated or not as much of a factor as they used to be, and while there is some validity to that, cultural differences are nothing to scoff at – they do most definitely exist.
One of the primary issues here is that for Chinese women, there is a much stronger emphasis on getting married early.