A Dragon In China

The most ironic picture you’ve ever seen. Mao would have shit his pants at all this capitalism.

So I go to Asia and as soon as I leave the country Gene Simmons gets married and Steve Jobs dies.  WTF?

If I knew those things were going to happen I would have stayed.

I’m typing these words from my apartment in the Jing’an district in Shanghai, China, the largest “city proper” in the world (meaning the largest in population if you don’t count its surrounding suburbs…there are 23 million people here just in the actual “Shanghai” part of Shanghai alone).

I could write a hell of a lot about China, how they’re booming, how they’re going to take over the world, how all the money on the planet is moving here, how they’re more efficient, educated, and motivated than we are, etc.   I could also talk about how much I hate their communist roots, how much their authoritarianism drives me insane (you should see the fucking internet over here; thank god I can VPN into American gateways for my web access), and how their collectivist fervor does make me a little queezy.

But not toady.  Today, I’ll just give you a few random observations about the Chinese from a social point of view. This is a seduction blog after all.

1. My opinion of Chinese women is that 99% of them are unattractive but 1% are so off-the-chart hot, you can’t believe what you’re looking at.  So I’ll walk around, see a million Chinese women, won’t see any I would fuck, and literally get to the point where I’m not even seeing the women any more.

But THEN, some insanely beautiful perfect ultra-10 will appear, and I’m struck so hard by her I stare like an AFC and suddenly want to go into daygame mode even though I know she won’t speak a word of english (almost no one here does).

My guess, and this is just a guess, is that as a whitey American, I have been conditioned to like feminine features that are more…”white”.  Like bigger hips, bigger boobs, bigger, wider eyes, etc.  Chinese women have none of these things (with the occasional wonderful exception) so there you go.  Again, I don’t do this consciously, I think this is all happening in my brain without my knowledge or consent.  I have slept with many Asian women and do find them very hot, but all the Asian women I’ve been with were really cute and had bigger boobs, bigger butts, etc.

I thought back to all the Asian women I’ve slept with, I realized I’ve never slept with a Chinese woman.  Interesting.

When I get to Japan next week I’ll talk about the Japanese women.  There are some big differences between Japanese and Chinese women.  We’ll see. 🙂

2. No one here wears shorts.  Just an observation.  I’ve seen gazillions of Chinese over the last 48 hours and not one of them have been wearing shorts, even on warm days.  Interesting.  I packed some shorts but I’m keeping my jeans/slacks on, because when I travel I do my best to not wear a big bright sign that says “Stupid American Tourist”.

In all seriousness, the only people I’ve seen wearing shorts are the dorky white people.

3. And speaking of white people, there are no Americans here.  There are very, very few white people here and even those are not  Americans.  Europeans, Russians, Australians, etc.  But no Americans.  I’m used to this.  Whenever I travel internationally I seem to be the only American.  That’s because statistically, Americans don’t travel.  More than 70% of Americans don’t even own a passport.

That’s fine.  More for me.

4. There is no recession here.  No one is complaining about a bad economy or unemployment.   Ha!  Shanghai is as economically vibrant as Hong Kong, if not more so.  What to hear something funny?  Guess what everyone IS complaining about?  I’m here during “Golden Week” which is a big national holiday for the Chinese.

The big complaint and “concern” right now is number of visiting Chinese (from other Chinese cities) skyrockets more and more every year, overloading all the tourist attractions, because, and I quote, “everyone is getting wealthier”.

It’s just so funny to compare this to all the Americans and Europeans whining about economic downturns and unemployment and market crashes.

This is where the money is going, folks.  And it’s only just begun.  That’s why I’m here.

5. I’ve been offered hookers three times so far, and as a big white man, I expect to get more.  All three times it was female pimps.  Two of them were blatant: “You give me your hotel room and I send beautiful girl there. Many beautiful girls!.”  One of them was a little more classy “Would you like a ‘lady massage’?”

Tell them all bushi nuhaizi (“no girls”).  When they realize I can speak a smattering of Puotonghua (Mandarin) and realize I’m not some dumb tourist, they leave fast.  (Except for one of them who immediately downshifted into trying to sell me some silk shirts.  God I love the Chinese.)

6. People touch differently here.  We all hear about how crowds in China push and shove each other, but it’s more than that.  People touch.  Nongay women hold hands, much more than in the USA.  Men don’t hold hands, but when you see two guy buddies walking next to each other, often their shoulders and arms are touching even if there’s plenty of room to walk.  It’s almost European.

Americans are so hypersensitive about not only sex, but about physical touch.  We need to relax.  Though that in itself is ironic.  The Asians have a few things they need to relax about too.

7. For the third international trip in a row, I can’t get the internet on my primary phone no matter what I do.  I have an Android Droid X as my primary phone, and a small cheapy international phone I use for international trips (an unlocked quad-band GSM phone).

I can get phone calls to and from my Android, no problem (but I don’t because the roaming charges are insane).  I make calls with my international phone, with a real Chinese phone number, no problem.  The sim card here cost me five bucks US.  (I love China.)  But internet on my Android?  Nope.  Even using wi-fi I can’t get it to work.  The communists who run China locked down the internet here.

(Fucking communism!  Why to human beings insist on babysitting each other???  God dammit.)

So you go to a Starbucks here (or whatever), access their wi-fi, and they have to send you a text to a Chinese cell phone to give you access, or else no deal.  They send a text to your phone with a name and temporary password, then you can access the internet via wi-fi.

Fine, I have a Chinese phone number with my international phone.  Problem is, they send you the text in Chinese characters, which  my international phone can’t read.

Sucks, because I would like to Skype on my Android instead of my stupid laptop.  The last few times I was in China I had simliar problems with my Blackberry.  Dammit!  The “no internet on Blackdragon’s phone during international trips” curse continues.  Someday I’ll figure it out.

That’s all for the moment.  More to come.

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  • dc
    Posted at 02:10 am, 8th October 2011

    BD. Nice post. China sure sounds interesting.

    Though, for a white American guy who wants to follow the money, wouldn’t a country like Russia be an easier place to move to culturally? Russia seems to be going well financially and there are tons of hot slavic women.

    I follow some American guy’s blog who moved over there to escape feminism. The guy digs up the dirt on what it’s like to live there (and with pictures)

    Might be worth a look, if only for the babes!


  • Blackdragon
    Posted at 08:18 am, 8th October 2011

    I’ll have to take a look once I get back from Asia and my schedule returns to normal.

    Russia is slowly improving, but in many ways it’s still a third-world country. But the women, yes. However if I wanted to move somewhere purely for the chicks, I’d hit Sweden, Romania, or POLAND. Oh God. Have you seen any Polish chicks? OH MY GOD. In-sane.

    I was planning my next trip for Singapore, but in all honesty I’ve been strongly considering Eastern Europe.


  • dc
    Posted at 11:00 pm, 8th October 2011

    Russia is still reeling from the soviet years, but the politicals is a lot more stable now than in the post-soviet looting era. That likely means good long-term growth prospects.. if not as dynamically as in China right now, but seems a lot more promising than in the US that’s for sure.

    Yes plenty of women in Eastern Europe too!

  • TouchAndGo
    Posted at 02:20 am, 9th October 2011

    As a person from baltics I can tell you that moving to Russia for economical benefits would be the dumbest thing to do EVER.

    Basically there is no guarantee that your business will stay yours. . . Mafia or the goverment might take it from you at any time, just because they want so. You can only have a stable business there if you have goverment and mafia behind your back.

    Russia is going to go well financially? You got to be kidding me. . . alcoholism, lack of education. . . Wasting money on useless military supplies. . . They dig up minerals and sell them without proccessing them, how dumb is that? They could get so much more money if they would , but quess what. . . There is a joke about how goverment gave money to build a factory for proccessing and all money just dissapeared somewhere. The sad part is it is based around true storIes.

    well that was just some random rambling, but I hope you got the point.

  • 7gj7
    Posted at 05:15 am, 3rd June 2014

    I was just in central china…saw some male and female chinese in shorts. Hardly any foreigners at all where we were, and even less Americans. I don’t care for how Chinese women look, either, but SOME of them are gorgeous…definitely not much ass in China.

    Worst Thing: The air pollution is a HUGE problem, but the Chinese are spending hundreds of billions of dollars per year to clean their air and water.
    Best Thing: Massage parlours all over the place!

  • SuperChineseGuy
    Posted at 07:00 am, 22nd June 2014

    Hey Blackdragon!
    It is clear that you dislike monogamy and know it will not work, but you somewhat emphasise that it applies more in the Western culture. Considering that Far East Asians (Japanese, Chinese and NOT middle east girls) are very different and slightly more ASD, do you think monogamy has a higher chance? I personally believe it can be somewhat manipulated.

  • Blackdragon
    Posted at 10:53 am, 22nd June 2014

    Interesting you say that; I just read a few days ago that China’s divorce rate increased by 13% in 2013 alone, and has been rising steadily over the past eight years as China becomes more urban.

    China’s per capita divorce rate is certainly still much lower than places like the United States, but while our divorce rate is steady or declining, yours is rising like crazy.

    Anyway, I’m no expert on this at all, but my limited experience in observing Chinese with monogamy is that they get married easier and stay married longer, but cheat A LOT. Cheating isn’t monogamy.

    So there you go. Chinese (and other Asians) are still human beings, and human beings are not long-term monogamous. (Short-term monogamous, sure.)

  • Shadix
    Posted at 09:05 pm, 11th December 2014

    I find it odd that you said that 99% of the women there were unattractive. When I was in Toronto, it was full of Chinese women, and most of them seemed to be really hot. And in your post about Vancouver, you said the Asian(mostly Chinese) women there were really hot. So I wonder why this isn’t the same with the women in China. Could it be Shanghai in particular? I am wondering if those hot Chinese women in the west are more representative of southern China or Taiwan maybe?

  • Blackdragon
    Posted at 02:43 pm, 16th December 2014

    I find it odd that you said that 99% of the women there were unattractive. When I was in Toronto, it was full of Chinese women, and most of them seemed to be really hot. And in your post about Vancouver, you said the Asian(mostly Chinese) women there were really hot.

    1. Toronto and Vancouver are full of hot ASIAN women, not necessarily CHINESE women. The hot Asian women I see in Vancouver are not “mostly Chinese”. Some are, but most aren’t.

    2. Certainly there is a difference between Chinese women living in the Western world and Chinese women living in China. But still don’t find Chinese women living in my US town very attractive.

  • Vince
    Posted at 05:26 pm, 27th February 2017

    I recommend the China blog channel on youtube by expat Serpentza, good stuff.

  • Tim
    Posted at 11:11 pm, 1st April 2017

    How do l get on your blog list? Do you have a blog list? l can’t seem to find it. How do l sign up ?

  • John
    Posted at 06:03 am, 13th June 2017

    Blackdragon, any change in opinion on China as expat destination with the recent crackdowns on expats and potential for this at any time?



  • Blackdragon
    Posted at 12:13 pm, 13th June 2017

    Blackdragon, any change in opinion on China as expat destination with the recent crackdowns on expats and potential for this at any time?

    A non-Christian riot at a church and some internet trolls on some forums do not denote a “crackdown on expats.”

    Regardless, I don’t recommend China as a good permanent expat location because of their horrible air quality.

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