I have a Chinese female friend that’s really pretty. She’s Shanghainese, skinny, fashionable, and she always look great –because she’s aware of it! Hence why her beauty is very obvious as well as confident. She’s been single for ages though, something I’ve always found a bit strange, but then again, I have assumed that she enjoys dating. When I saw her some weeks ago in Hong Kong, however, she opened up and confessed that she would really like to meet a man:
-Well I’m sure you’ve got plenty of guys lining up! I said, meaning every word of it.
-Nah, actually not that many. I mean, I know I am popular but it is hard to find a good man!
-Yeah I bet! I am happy I don’t have to search myself, I said.
-Well you would be popular here too if you were single.
-Hahahah, noooooo! I laughed. I’m way too tall for China!
-Well, yeah, that’s true. But I didn’t mean that you would be popular the way I am. But you have a good heart. I think men like that.
I didn’t really know how to reply to that (no girlfriend has ever said to me: “you might not be as beautiful as I am, but at least you have a good heart!”) so I just laughed.
We continued the discussion, finished our drinks and decided to leave. On our way out we walked through the bar and ended up on the street where I started waving for a taxi when my friend, who had been walking behind me, suddenly grabbed me:
-Hey, I just realized that you and I get a lot of attention! We are a good team! I am this exotic woman and you are this… laowai! For some reason it looks good… We should go out more often together!
-Yeah! I saw many guys looking at us! It must be exciting for them to see a western and a Chinese girl together!
-So will you go out with me more often? I really need to meet someone!
-Great! I think we are going to be a good team!
So there we go: the exotic beauty and the good-hearted laowai. Now I’m officially a… what is it they call it? Wing-woman? No, sorry, almost forgot: a good-hearted wing-woman!