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In a word, the whites at the heart of America are called WASPs ...but the real group that controls America through money and media pressure is the Jews.

It speaks for itself.

I suppose I could go into a rant about how racist Koreans or Chinese are – as I've heard so many expats do in the past year (ironic, right?). But I won't. I try not to extrapohate.

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  1. 2
    the guy in the video
    March 2, 2007 at 3:59 am

    I meant no harm in my comments of the Chinese. My wife is Chinese. I was visiting my new relatives. I saw many standoffs on my visit and caused 5 accidents indirectly just going out for a walk. Everyone would look at me and not the road and would rear end the guy in front or, in the case of the dude on the bike, he looked at me and did not see the bus turning in front of him and lost his bike to the front and back wheels of the bus. He was tossed to the sidewalk with minor cuts. 3 were minor accidents and one a write off between a small car (his fault) and a truck with a good rear bumper. All were caused due to them looking at the foreigner …

  2. 3 March 2, 2007 at 8:55 am

    Hey, TGITV. Thanks for stopping by.

    I’m sure you meant no harm. I watched a couple of your other videos – including the dinner in which you’re visible. And I appreciate what you did for the slow-moving elderly woman.

    Like I wrote, I don’t think I’ve met an expat in China who HASN’T extrapohated at one time or another – including myself.

    But things like “No manners in China” and “nobody gives anybody a break” are the kind of thing I’m calling extrapohating – whether harm is intended or not.

  3. 4 March 3, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    I guess my blog is guilty too, huh?

  4. 6 March 8, 2007 at 12:42 pm


    After all of the travel problems you’ve had, you’d be entitled to.

  5. 7 April 26, 2007 at 10:47 pm

    ok, i’ve just read four different posts on four different blogs: complaining about china. complaining about foreigners in china. complaining about foreigners who complain in china. complaining about foreigners who don’t complain about china. now i’m just going to complain about all the complaining. which i guess would be the same as number 3.

    anyway, my complaint would have to be about foreigners who complain about china and then say “i have a chinese wife/girlfriend/husband/boyfriend,” as if that justifies it.

  6. 9
    July 27, 2007 at 1:31 am

    Many folks find China a really harsh place to live long-term. Patience can wear thin even whist tolerating these kinds of daily traffic jams, petty arguments, etc. Local Chinese often have a lot ‘longer fuse’ for social annoyances than foreigners, but most have no experience in societies which function in any other way. There’s no perfect society, but it’s human nature to make comparisons.

    In my experience in China, foreigners have been brought up to speak out about problem issues in hopes of some resolution. Chinese have learned to tolerate small issues if it helps avoid conflict/confrontation. It’s easy then to find foreigners in China complaining to each other when no one else will listen.

    Here’s my racial generalization: I also got to know many Korean, Vietnamese and other east-asian expats living in China, and for the most part they do tend to complain far less than westerners…I personally don’t think communism/CR/etc has much to do with it.

  7. 10 August 28, 2007 at 4:26 pm

    I think LB has said some pretty insightful things. I can’t really add much to it, except something my old Chinese teacher told me. When I asked why pedestrians, cars and bikes don’t always stop at traffic lights, she simply said: “Because everybody wants to be first”. This can be applied to everything, not just traffic. I’m Australian, and with a population about the size of Shanghai rattling around in such a big country, it’s very easy to be mediocre and still get by. I don’t know what it’s like to have to compete with millions of other people on a daily basis, but I’m pretty sure I’d let some of life’s niceties slide if it meant I could get more for myself and my family.
    The other thing is, I get pretty cranky when I’m tired. I know a lot of Chinese people that have to work 60+ hours a week to earn the amount of money I get in a day. I sometimes just think that people are working so hard, and are under so much pressure to look after their families that there’s just not enough room in their minds for anybody/anything else.

  8. 11
    Chinese gooseberry
    November 7, 2007 at 6:08 pm

    Extrapohating, great word! Thanks for braving the subject, and it’s interesting how you categorize
    different levels of racial rejection. I find myself extrapohating now and then, too, especially when I first
    came to New Zealand. There are good and bad people in every race, and then everyone has a bad day
    sometimes. When I catch myself extrapohating, I just try to remind myself the nice people I have met,
    that include my husband – all the more reason to try.

    Being a minority living in a culture with colossal differences from your own isn’t easy. Stereotypes about
    minorities are often hurtful but, occasionally, even bad things have a funny side to them. For example,
    I went to someone’s birthday dinner at a Chinese restaurant and was introduced to this woman sitting
    next to me, who got upset with the Chinese waitress intruding her space to serve a dish and turned to
    me to say that Chinese don’t say ‘excuse me’. I am Chinese. It took her a couple of seconds to realize
    the situation. Sometimes, you’ve got to see the humour in things.

  9. 12
    January 9, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    This all seems to be written by a know-it-all asshole using this blog as a place to show off his english vocabulary. You are more annoying than the redneck American in the traffic jam video.

  10. 13 February 17, 2008 at 4:23 am

    I’m interested in expat life in the Philippines, and so I’ve done a lot of research on it. I’m a bit amused at how similar it seems to be to life in China.

    It doesn’t take long to hear people who live in the Philippines, with much-loved Filipina wives, complaining about just about every aspect of life in the country. It particularly struck home with me that you told me people would say they have a right to complain because they have a Chinese wife.

    Well, are they happy with their Chinese wife? Are they most likely happier with her than they would be with a wife from their own country?

    If so, they shouldn’t be mad at China or Chinese. The same cultural forces that create the annoying traffic jams and problems with understanding store clerks create the charm of the oriental wife. You have one, you have the other.

    I’ve noticed that many expats forget that life in their own country is far from perfect. As far as I can tell, the main difference between the lazy Filipino worker and the lazy American worker is that the American worker costs more per hour than the Filipino does per day! I can name a lot of ways in which I don’t like life in the USA and it’s amusing to see expats having the same complaints, but feeling their complaints are special because the Philippines is backward and needs to shape up!

    I guess the bottom line is that I think it’s a little sad. People seem to go out of their ways to find fault with things, while forgetting what’s great about their lives. As their sexy wives show love for them in all the best ways, they complain about the traffic. And I tell them: Find joy in your life, for it’s the only one you’ll get.

    I hope that when I eventually move to the Philppines, I will have the wisdom to take my own advice. And the ability to choose a good wife.


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  1. March 1, 2007 at 1:59 pm


    The worst thing about China is listening to expats complain about China. Josh and Emily come up with a word for the phenomenon….

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