Gugu is my very good friend. I know her since high school. If I would have to choose one thing to describe her – it would be her smile. Not only she somehow manages to stay most of the time in good mood, but she is also the first person to whom me and Mrs. Li (our common friend) come with our troubles. Because she always knows how to cheer us up.
Few weeks ago I chatted with Gugu, and she confessed to sometimes fantasize about having a foreign boyfriend. I was intrigued and asked her to give me a written argument by mail why foreigner would make a good boyfriend.
Below are the excerpts from what Gugu wrote (in fact, I am translating it from Chinese). It sheds light on ideas that some Chinese girls indeed have about foreigners:
When it comes to romance, most of Chinese men are reserved and, I would say, too modest. When they meet a girl they like, they often just look at her secretly: dare to fall in love, but don’t dare to speak out.
Foreigners, however, are more enthusiastic and frank. They are better in expressing their real feelings. If foreigner likes a girl – he says it. Even if he suspects that the girl wouldn’t sympathize him back, or she already has boyfriend – he will still prefer to tell his true feelings. Because he cares less about “face” things and doesn’t think that it is wrong to like someone.
Women are women. Even if it is clear that some things cannot be taken seriously, sweet words can always make us happy. It’s a pity that most of Chinese men are so inhibited and reserved: too numb to do little romantic things. And to hear “I love you” from them is like an impossible dream.
Foreign men are different. They will greet you with a kiss, and give a goodbye kiss, and when you come back from work or go to sleep.
“I love you” is much more than it just sounds: especially when you are tired, or frustrated or sad – these words and a hug mean so much!
I don’t want to slander my countrymen. What I am trying to say is that the enthusiasm and frankness of foreigners better resonates with girls’ hearts longing for love.
Well… I believe that there are quite many foreigners fitting the description above. But what about the following?
Watching some movies it seems as if all foreigners are supermen. They can do everything: cooking, doing housework, repairing electrical devices or water pipe – nothing is a problem. With such man it’s not scary to live on uninhabited island!
And what about the looks?
… many foreigners look very handsome because they have big and blue eyes, and their eyelashes are so long!
It seems that many of them like to go to gym as they look strong.
When some foreigner passes by, I can always smell that they use perfume. It’s a pity that many Chinese men don’t have that habit.
… kids are always very beautiful if they are mixed
Enough! Now I want to know. What should I tell my friend Gugu? Do such men indeed exist?
Well, I guess she will soon find it out by herself – since recently she has enrolled to the courses of English language…
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