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My China Trip - Day 22, Part 2    

By Barry Pittman
10680 Views | 63 Comments | 1/12/2015 1:29:05 PM
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#2015-03-23 17:03:21 by melcyan @melcyan

@HZDX6167
@anonymous13137
@belle777
@anonymous13140
Thank you for your help. I now know the ending to this story.

#2015-03-23 17:10:11 by Barry1 @Barry1

@JohnAbbot

"I suggest (the ladies) criticism is misguided....... we should assume that he is now doing or will do the honourable thing, and will not disrespect or betray Tina's honour or her feelings. "

Thank you for helping defend me from a gaggle of Chinese ladies, John. (rofl)

In all honesty, the only person who really matters to me is Tina herself. So whilst I do take notice of what others say, Tina has the final word.

You were quite correct when you suggested everyone should wait to see what the final outcome is between Tina and I.

In the meantime however, if anyone feels the urge to criticise me, I say bring it on! Take your best shot!

I enjoy a good verbal controversy and am more than willing to happily dish out as much as I receive! (punch)(punch)(punch)

#2015-03-23 18:30:55 by HZDX6167 @HZDX6167

不管所谓的东西方文化有什么差异,有一点我想全世界的人都会明白的一个道理,那就是如果一个男人真爱他的女人,是绝对不会把自己和对方的隐私写出来给大家看的。

#2015-03-24 06:20:38 by Barry1 @Barry1

@HZDX6167

是绝对不会把自己和对方的隐私写出来给大家看的。
"if a man really loves his woman is definitely not written out for everyone to see themselves and each other's privacy."

You have indicated that if a man truly loves his lady, then the tale of love should not be written about. I assume the same goes if a woman wants to exultantly write about her wonderful new man.

You feel that men or women who find endearing romance through this website should not describe happy stories about it on either the forums or the blogs?

What should we all write about here then? Let me think..... perhaps we should all concentrate on politics, house design and travel in China?

What a great idea. These are the aspects I'll concentrate on henceforth. We now have to make a proclamation though - based on your thoughts - that no more uplifting stories about love or romance are allowed on CLM.

Thanks you for your suggestion, HZDX6167. I'm sure the management here will be most pleased with your eye opening concept! (party)




#2015-03-24 07:43:51 by anonymous13153 @anonymous13153

@HZDX6167
姐姐:支持你的观点!记得么,上一年在那篇他的格子衬衫的那篇博文里,我们两当时有点儿意见分歧,我说他的格子衬衫在图片里,好玩儿,你说,重要的是人家在一起了,至于衬衫是谁的,这点不重要。姐,我知道你特别善良正义,但当时我就觉得,他们成功的几率只是一半儿,即使来见了做爱了,也不等于成功。
我跟这里的人聊得多了,其实文化差异都是借口,文化上都有共同点,就是都有亲情爱情友情,都爱孩子爱家庭爱父母。如果西人对女人有爱情,他们会支付约会的费用,这个我问了西男,美国人澳大利亚人都说如果是约会男人愿意付账,愿意像个男人一样。如果约会不付账还说是文化差异,那是因为人家没把女人当约会对象,当朋友或者干脆当约炮了。
所以我把这个写出来以免没经验的姐妹们再上当,当然钱多的姐妹不用介意,如果男方条件真差,而自己经济实力强就自己负担也行,感情第一位。

但我们中国人有句话,叫得了便宜还卖乖。这就是欺负中国女人傻瓜蛋了。你来了吃中国女人的花中国女人的没见你帮过她什么,还总挑中国的毛病,就是得了便宜还卖乖。

中国在变得越来越好越来越强大,聪明的西人都和中国打交道做生意,他们让自己的孩子学中文,有的甚至觉得孩子长大了一定会和中国人做生意或者来中国做设计师建筑师,只有那些固步自封的西人,没有见识的西人才会只知道挑中国的毛病。这个国家的发展速度是快的,回头看,每年都是巨变。三十年发展成这样,是个奇迹,以后还会更好地发展。

他建议我们都学英文,就不,我就用中文,哈哈,让他干着急,翻译器翻译个乱七八糟。现在中国人出去旅游购物,欧洲东南亚宾馆商场都提供中文服务,不会英文一样买得开心,这就是大势所趋,势不可挡!无论你怎样挑剔中国,它的人民就是越来越富有了。高傲的西人为了赚钱也一样要为中国人服务。

#2015-03-24 07:58:34 by anonymous13154 @anonymous13154

如果我现在想交一个笔友练习英文或一个异性好朋友交流中西方的文化,那和B这么扯大锯,老家门口唱大戏般地扯淡没关系,问题是很多女性在这里是非常认真严肃地,而类似这号人,群众的眼睛是雪亮的,大家都是过来人,而且从旁观者来看最清楚了。 类似他这样的就是来寻乐子找刺激的,如果这里都是他这样的行为和态度,我想会让很多中国女性失望的。 除非他棋逢对手地也碰到一个像他那样喜欢这种交往方式的女性尚可。

#2015-03-24 17:53:45 by Barry1 @Barry1

@melcyan

"I now know the ending to this story."

Are you sure you know the ending to this long and winding tale, Melcyan?

If so, would you like to place a small wager on what you think will happen - $100 or so?

I'll be glad to take your money, er, sorry - have a bet with you.

Simply send a note to the site management as to what you think the ultimate result of my story will be and if you're correct, you'll win $100. If you are wrong however, of course I know you'll pay whatever money is owing. I'll nominate your nearest branch of the RSPCA to be the recipient of the money.

Feel free to try your luck, Melcyan. Come in spinner! (dance)(beer)8)

#2015-03-24 22:24:17 by paulfox1 @paulfox1

@Barry1
Mate, you knew that you were going to be reamed a second arsehole for this blog. You were warned about it enough times
Spending time in China is not the same as LIVING in China!
I am beginning to understand our late friend Gareth more and more each day and I have only lived here for about 7 weeks

Sorry mate, but I think that when "Miss Trabbot" posts your part 3 then you are going to get a third asshole reamed and probably a new one for every part that follows

It's not a particularly good feeling to say to someone "I told you so" but at least it feels good to know that I am right once in a while - even if my efforts have been totally wasted

#2015-03-25 09:55:59 by Barry1 @Barry1

@anonymous13154

类似他这样的就是来寻乐子找刺激的,如果这里都是他这样的行为和态度,我想会让很多中国女性失望的


你好,我的朋友。
Ni hao,wo de peng you.

Xie xie for your comments, Anon13154.

I hope to read more thoughts and ideas from you in the future. You seem to have a good head on your shoulders and a quest for learning. This site is enhanced by participatory people such as yourself.

Best wishes to you, my friend. Zaijian. (wasntme)

#2015-03-25 10:21:17 by Barry1 @Barry1

@anonymous13153

"但我们中国人有句话,叫得了便宜还卖乖。这就是欺负中国女人傻瓜蛋了。你来了吃中国女人的花中国女人的没见你帮过她什么,还总挑中国的毛病,就是得了便宜还卖乖。"

Xie xie for your comments, Anon13153.

Whilst I disagree with most of what you said, I will defend to the death your right to say it.

You may class me as an arrogant Westerner who continually speaks ill of Mother China but please let me assure you, the reverse is the case.

Unfortunately many (or perhaps most?) Chinese ladies cannot understand or discern Western humour when they come across it. Often it is taken as being insulting or rude, rather than droll or comical.

This subject has in fact been spoken about at length previously on this website. Being a long-termer here, I clearly remember past discussions on the topic.

Most Chinese ladies when reading my words thus often take what I say as being gospel fact, when actually I'm speaking in a humorous or waggish vein, not wishing in any way to be serious. I lean toward trying to be entertaining or playful, rather than exhibiting pedantry or pedagogery.

So what should I do here when penning my articles? Write them in a one hundred per cent serious fashion? Or try to lighten them up a little, with a jocular remark here or there?

The problem is that if I attempt a Western style witticism, almost certainly this will be misinterpreted by most Chinese ladies as being some sort of insult. Yet if I do not inject a little levity or fun into my articles, they'll tend to become dull and boring.

Let me conclude by saying that I love China. I love Chinese. And much of what I write in my articles is NOT meant to be taken literally. Please hear what I'm saying, all the many dear Chinese ladies who hate me out there.

Peace to all.

Zaijian. (sun):)

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