Thursday, June 11, 2015

12 Reasons Why Men Have A Better Dating and Social Life Abroad


You know, when we HAers (HappierAbroaders) spread our good news gospel that Western men and East Asian men (Taiwanese, Japanese, Korean, Singaporean) can have a better dating and social life overseas, we often hear the following one or two explanations from the mainstream crowd. These are cliches that attempt to invalidate our message and support their politically correct belief that people are the same everywhere:

1) You are a foreigner and have novelty appeal over a local, so they see you as a chance to practice their English and learn about your culture. Many also feel obligated to treat foreign visitors with hospitality too, so they try to be extra nice to foreigners so that they will have a good impression of their country. (e.g. white people in China and Taiwan usually get extra hospitality from locals)

2) They perceive some potential benefit from knowing you. If they are from a less developed country, they think you are rich and so your money gives you social value. Or they may be hoping to get a visa or green card to America or a more developed country, so they see you as a ticket to move abroad for a better life.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

3 Negative Social Truths In America You Aren't Allowed To Talk About

By Winston Wu



For some reason, virtually critics of America nowadays only talk about government tyranny, conspiracies, or economic problems and issues, as if those are the only things wrong with America and everything else is fine. But nothing could be further from the truth. When you walk around any US city or suburb, you will see many depressed looking guys with hopeless looks on their faces, as if they have nothing to live for and have been numbed down to not care or not feel anymore. It's a very sad sight to see.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Can You Count, Suckers? Can You Dig It?

By Andy

Lately, I've felt as though I've needed some extra motivation to accomplish things. I got that recently in the form of some Skype video chats with two foreign women, respectively. It's amazing how just seeing a person I've been keeping in contact with for quite a while since our last meeting in person can brighten my mood and renew hope for the next real life meeting. I also believe that what could help myself and like-minded individuals in completing our tasks, accomplishing our goals and traveling abroad without fear, is some inspiration. I recently saw a movie clip, and was moved by it so much that my wishful thinking took command and now, I feel as though The Happier Abroaders need the same kind of inspiration.




Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Cost of a Super Bowl Trip vs. The Cost of a Trip Abroad

By Andy


Which is better, a trip abroad or a trip to the Super Bowl?  Is it preferable to spend a week or two in a foreign land, meeting new people; or taking a trip to another part of the country with your buddies for a few days? Is attending the Super Bowl cheaper than traveling abroad? Which is the overall better experience? Officially, that is debatable.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Do It For Yourself

By Andy


The other day I recalled one of my trips abroad. It was just over a year ago, when I was out on a date, at a cafĂ© in Eastern Europe, having a pleasant conversation with a beautiful Slavic woman. In the middle of our lovely chat, out of nowhere, from across the table, she commented on my muscles. She said she liked muscles, and was so impressed by mine. Now, I’m not a bodybuilder nor do I have the body to compete in a competition or be a model, but I do work out on a regular basis, and look decent for someone who has spent the last few years erasing many more years full of bad habits and poor diet. 

Friday, January 9, 2015

Five Reasons Why the Gym Is NOT a Good Place for Dating

By Andy

By now you're probably aware that this is the time of year where the new year’s resolution gym-goers come out of the woodwork. If you're a regular gym-goer like I am, it's bad enough to have to search for a parking spot and wait your turn to use weights or machines during the month of January. What is worse is that regardless of what time of year it is, unless you're Mr. Olympia, you're probably not going to be getting any dates at the gym. That is one of the things I've noticed while frequenting the gym more often and switching gyms in different cities over the years, it is not a dating paradise. Simply put, gyms in the U.S. are not a good place for men to get dates.
  
Here are some reasons why: 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Traveling While Black Part 2


Why I waited so long
As I mentioned, the motivation for sharing this has been brewing, but there've been some other reasons why it's taken me this long to speak out.

1. I have a dear friend who has three daughters.
During my most recent six-month stay in China, I would often write private emails to my friends in the states letting them know everything (and more) that I'm sharing with you in this book and this chapter. Once, I even joked that I should write a book about dating overseas for Black men. One of my female friends half-jokingly, --but with a real exasperation at the underlying reality it hinted at--asked me not to write such a book encouraging mass exodus, as she wanted the pool of eligible and available Black men to be there for her daughters when they reach dating and marrying age. She didn't want me diminishing the pool by telling men what they could be experiencing overseas. (Seriously. I'm not kidding.) So, while I haven't forsaken my friend's daughters, I'm sure she'll understand that in the words of the great philosopher, Mr. Spock, "the needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few."


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Traveling While Black Part 1


C O M I N G B L A C K T O A S I A? Brother, You Have NO idea! 
A curious and observant nomad dispels some myths, allays some fears and corrects some misperceptions of what "traveling while Black" in Asia really means. Tales of Black Privilege in China (and Beyond)

From my Jamaican in China Blog (available in the free ebook "Guess Who's Coming to Dim Sum: The Jamaican in China Chronicles." Download free here: http://www.jamaicaninchina.com/jicpreview.html

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The Holiday Season is Contributing to the Destruction of the American Family


By Andy

Unless you've been stranded on a desert island or chose to be ignorant by only watching reality TV, you'll know that feminism and the family courts are and have been destroying the American family structure. What you may not know, or what doesn't really get discussed as much it should, is that the holiday season is also destroying the American family structure. It is well known that the holiday season in the U.S. is a depressing and stressful time. What is supposed to be a joyous and festive season of giving can easily be a period of disillusionment and resentment. There are many driving factors behind this season stirring up animosity between family members.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

5 Ways Your Life Will Be Transformed Abroad - The Greatest Self-Help Secret That America Doesn't Want You To Know!

By Winston Wu




Merry Christmas Everyone! I have a gift for you all. It is the GREATEST self-help secret that trumps all the claptrap in the self-help industry, which America does not want you to know about! It will TRANSFORM your life in five ways and help you to see the big picture of the Happier Abroad concept and solution. This is a shortened version of my new Magnus Opus that I'm working on, made to fit into a blog post or pamphlet. And for Christmas this year, it will be my gift to YOU!