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Speaking of China’s Top 5 Friday Posts for 2012

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Yo-Yo Ma (photo by worldeconomicforum)

As we say “Zaijian” to 2012, I’d like to also look back on some of the best of 2012 — starting with the best of this year’s Friday posts.

Before I unveil the most popular Friday posts of the year, don’t forget…if you like the site, you can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Weibo and Pinterest (at the latter, I maintain a growing board of photos of couples of Chinese men and Western women).

Here they are, starting with number five:

5. Ask the Yangxifu: 3 Reasons Why You Should Pursue Chinese Men

Some Western women complain about a lack of effort from men in China when it comes to asking them out. But they forget the barriers he must overcome just to say “Ni Hao.” That’s why I offered these three reasons why the ladies should step it up and make that first move — and it clearly got your attention.

4. Mandarin Love: I Miss You (in Chinese)

I channeled some memories of the days when John and I dated semi-long-distance (he studied in Shanghai, while I worked in Hangzhou) to share some useful idioms to let that special someone know, I couldn’t wait for you to come.

3. 5 Famous, Inspiring Asian Men Who Also Married Non-Asian Women

I shared five profiles of contemporary Asian men with non-Asian wives, who truly inspired me in different ways — from Stephen Chu to David Suzuki. (And this one must have inspired you too.)

2. Ask the Yangxifu: The Guy Who Changed Her Mind About Dating Chinese Men

Never say never. Just as I never imagined I’d one day move to China, learn the language, and fall in love, so this young woman never expected she’d start dating a Chinese national.

1. Ask the Yangxifu: Chinese Men, Sex and Prostitution

Whenever I write about Chinese men and sex, it always gets you talking — especially this time, with the added angle of prostitution thrown in. It’s the hottest post of the year (pun intended).

5 Responses

  1. Sveta
    Sveta December 28, 2012 at 5:03 am | | Reply

    Topics are intriguing, have read them all pretty much hehe.

  2. Cvaguy
    Cvaguy December 29, 2012 at 1:27 pm | | Reply

    Read all of them as well.

    Want to add the following:
    Went shopping at Nordstorm, the Label next to main entry is “Alexender Wang”.
    Out of curiosity, I googled his name and who he dates, and Kristen Stwart’s name pops up as well.
    One day it might make into #3 🙂

  3. Rob
    Rob December 30, 2012 at 4:35 pm | | Reply

    I don’t know what to think of #2. I didn’t know we Asian guys were so repulsive. She said she always had a dislike for Asian guys. She thinks she has the right to say this only because she’s from a powerful western country. What makes her think Asian guys have nothing bad to say about they way she looks? The word “dislike” is pretty strong. I’m not surprised because very few of my white female colleagues would want to talk to me. I grew up in the U.S. and I’ve encountered all kinds of racial slurs from white and black kids like being called “chink” or “chinaman.” Or they sometimes pull their eyelids to make their eyes slanted and mimic the way we speak like “ching chong ching chong.” I don’t look anything like a Chinese national. In fact I look like the guy in “AJ and Natalie” video, and I can’t read or write Chinese. It’s pretty racist to dislike the entire race of Asian men. It’s like we’re given the death penalty without a fair trial. Not long ago I read an article about interracial dating, and it says Asian guys have to make $250K a year in order for Asian guys to have a fair shake in dating other women. Wow do they even care to ask whom Asian guys want to date? I myself don’t go for high maintenance women. I would rather date and marry and share my wealth with somebody from a small village in China or France or Italy who has the same interest and outlook in life as I do.

  4. cvaguy
    cvaguy December 31, 2012 at 7:04 am | | Reply

    @Rob – the important message of article 2 is changing heart. The status quo is a fact, like it or not. Depressing but it is getting better. Reading “Time” and noticed all of Obama’s campaign team members are white. Considering how far African American has gone through, you can see the change of world. For that, you have to give credit to people like Dr.King. He fighted for equal right with his life.
    For Asians, the fighting for equality is making connection, reaching out and educating others about our people and our culture. As for me, I can see some colleagues do not like me, yet I make efforts socialize with all around me and I see things are changing. People used to ignore me start to say hi to me. Some white females that I have not interacted with approached me. My best buddy is white female. By interacting with them, I learnt quite a bit myself. After all, we are all humans, and we have so much in common that the culture difference is merely a habit formed through growing up.

  5. askdsk
    askdsk December 31, 2012 at 5:35 pm | | Reply

    Don’t take every person so seriously.

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