How to Find a Chinese Bride


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She's Out of My League She’s Out of My League

Dear China Bride Blog,

I just finished watching a movie called She’s Out of  My League. In the movie a guy who is a 5 or a 6 gets the girl who is a 10. Do you think this is possible? I consider myself to be a 5, but if I shower and stuff I could probably be a 6.5 or possibly a 7. The problem is I always go for 10’s. What’s your advice?

Loveless in Lake Wobegon

Dear Loveless,

Dude, it’s a movie! However, you might want to read the following article…

How to Find a Chinese Bride

Step 1
Be serious. Chinese women do not like players either. Their culture is intensely marriage and family oriented.

Step 2
Be stable. You don’t have to be rich (although it helps), but most Chinese women want to know if you own a house…

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Advice for the Lovelorn – How to Find a Chinese Bride


Dear Longwei,

I just finished watching a movie called She’s Out of  My League. In the movie a guy who is a 5 or a 6 gets the girl who is a 10. Do you think this is possible? I consider myself to be a 5, but if I shower and stuff I could probably be a 6.5 or possibly a 7. The problem is I always go for 10’s. What’s your advice?

Loveless in Lake Wobegon

Can a 5 and a 10 find true love?
Can a 5 and a 10 find true love?

Dear Loveless,

Dude, it’s a movie! However, you might want to read the following article.

How to Find a Chinese Bride

One of the most common interracial pairings is Western man and Asian woman. Proof positive that opposites really do attract. If you are about to give up on finding Miss Right, perhaps it is time you went looking for Miss Wong! Here are a few pointers to help you in your search for marital bliss.

Step 1
Be serious. Chinese women do not like players either. Their culture is intensely marriage and family oriented.

Step 2
Be stable. You don’t have to be rich (although it helps), but most Chinese women want to know if you own a house and a car.

Step 3
Be willing to stretch a little. By this I mean you should be interested in Chinese culture and language. The good news is that the Internet makes it possible to become a scholar overnight. Well, not exactly, but close.

Even if you don’t speak a word of Mandarin and she speaks no English, translation software can help you communicate. Check out babelfish.com. Just remember the KISS principle, however. Keep It Short and Simple!

Step 4
Now that we’ve checked you out, it’s time to check her out! A quick Google search for “China Bride” or “Asian Dating” will yield a goldmine of results. Remember that most of these sites require a fee at some point. Do your research before you pull out the plastic.

Step 5
Be indirect. This is a tough one for us Americans. Naughty talk will come eventually, but don’t push it. Be very, very patient.

Step 6
Be ready to travel. China is a fantastic country. Even if you’re not ready to pop the question, you should at least take a look at her side of the world. And by the way, culture shock is a very, very real thing; you should carefully consider where you both will live once the knot is tied.

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A Bridge and a Wedding
Two Brides and a Bridge

He’s Back!


This post marks the beginning of my new blog with WordPress. I had another blog through my Hotmail account and have migrated some of those posts to here. The name of my former blog was “Rongwei in China.”

General Rongwei contemplates his next move...
On the Bund in Shanghai

Here is the evolution of my Chinese name:

Ron G. Hendricks –  begat Rong –  begat Rongwei (a.k.a. Wrong Way) – begat Long Wei which is Chinese for “Mighty Dragon” (or is that Fat Dragon?).

Emperor Ron
Burning Incense

A Change of Pace


Yeah, I know… been a long time since I’ve blogged. Some day I will write a book. A lot of things have transpired since my last entry. I am now in Guangzhou full time. I have started my own company and things look good. More later. 

I have sold the coffee bar. It was a tough decision to make, but finally I decided to let it go. Was able to get back the money I’d put into it, so guess I can say my first venture was a success. I learned a lot about doing business in China and had some fun in the process.

All for now….
Rongwei

Yangshuo


West Street (Xi Jie)
Call of the Open Road – Yangshuo

On Sunday, May 1st we found ourselves in Yangshuo. In a word, fantastic. Karst mountains pop up out of nowhere (take a look at the photo). Like waking up in a fairytale. When we got off the bus from Guilin we started walking in the right direction. Wrong. We learned later that the Bamboo House Hostel is just a short walk from the depot. When we reached the edge of town we spotted three other lost foreigners. Two from France and one from Germany. Forutunately, the young French girl speaks excellent Putonghua (Mandarin) and was able to negotiate a ride in a tricycle truck for only four times the going price. But then there were five of us and it was getting hot. After taking us over hill and dale and cutting through every back alley in Guangxi Province we finally arrived at our destination. A vacant lot. The driver couldn’t get his trike to haul our fat asses any further so we had to carry our suitcases to the hostel. Anyway, I cut the original price of 20 yuan down to 10 and ended up only paying twice the price.

After checking in, a cold shower and a nap we had supper at Cafe China on West Street. Now let me tell you about West Street. As far as I’m concerned it is the coolest street that I have found in China so far. Yes, still a little dirty, (a clean street by Chinese standards) but lined with cool shops and great bistros and bars. Foreign languages everywhere with people to match. Wonderful Chinese and Western food. Young backpackers, families, tour groups and tons of Chinese hoping to practice their English. We joined up with a group of travelers from, uh let’s see, Holland, Germany, Israel, Canada and one USAlien (yours truly). Most of us were teaching English either in China or Japan, but a few of us had real jobs and a few of us had no jobs. Oh, okay, professional tourists. Anyway, it was fun.

The next morning (closer to noon) we rented a couple of bikes and took the self-guided tour. Actually, we spotted a couple who had hired a guide for the day and we sneaked along behind them. They finally eluded us somewhere out in the middle of nowhere. But it was cool. No, actually it was getting hot. I spotted a river that had a few local boys bobbing in it and I dove in. I dove out again fairly quickly because the current was stronger than I thought. It was enough to cool down though.

The next day, for some reason, we got on bikes again. Now, let me just say that it is one thing to ride a bike the next day when you are young. It is quite another to ride a back the next day when you are, umm, chronologically challenged. I sat on one cheek, then the other, then I stood on the pedals and then I got off. We were with “the Yangshuo Gang” so I wasn’t able to lag “behind” for too long.

That’s all for now.