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More Cultural Observations

November 3rd, 2005
Stereotypical Asian image

Yesterday I received my first thing given to me by a girl in a short skirt in Beijing. It was a brochure for a new Asian noodle restaurant that I guess has opened up in Wu Dao Kou. The girl in a short skirt marketing scheme is a staple of business in Japan. You can’t walk through a major city in Japan especially near a train station without people trying to hand you things. In China lots of people try to hand me things, but Czen was the first business to hire girls and give them matching outfits. I don’t know how short the skirts were, but above the knee and it is starting to get chilly in Beijing. Sex sells especially in Japan. I can’t recall seeing this much while in Korea. But then I was only in Korea three days.

Speaking of Korean girls/women, why do they always travel in pairs? I’ve noticed this in Beijing but also back in Vancouver. Are they are like Dark Lords of Sith, always a Master and a Pupil?

Storm Trooper Tea

Speaking of the dark side of the Force, I’ve found a fourth Evil Tea. Given the fact there are four evil teas and only two good teas, does that mean the dark side of the Force is better, or at least more popular in China?

Enough of Star Wars, tis but a passing fad. While walking around Wu Dao Kou on my way to the Tsinghua School of Economics and Management I’ve made a few more observations, that I probably should not have blogged about. Many posts have been deleted over the years and in January 2019 I deleted a bunch of old pingbacks and busted links as part of my WordPress upgrade and theme overhaul.

2024 Update

Now it is over six years later and I’m once again overhauling my blog’s taxonomy. I’ve also discovered that I need to hand check old external links as many of them have been taken over by domain squatters. Some of them just don’t work anymore, I wonder if that is a negative quality single for search engines? I’m just one guy trying to keep his blog and homepage online and functioning another year. I never wanted to be popular let alone a social media influencer.

That ships seems to have sailed for me, some people made bank while it lasted, now it is probably harder to break-in and sustain popularity. I keep sticking with blogging and Flickr whereas all the cool kids are on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube. No one reads in 2024, they want everything in bitesize video clips.

Yesterday was May the Fourth, but this is definitely not a Star Wars blog, even though I have old school fanboy cred. One day I’ll have to get a man cave or two. In the meantime if you have thoughts on Asia, or social media influencers you can leave a comment below.

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