Sunday, December 27, 2015

3 Reasons Why Many “Third World” People Are Not As Poor As You Think

If you look at the numbers, people living in the West are clearly richer: the per capita income clearly shows this. The median income in the U.S. Is much higher than, say, the median income in Honduras. On paper, people in the anglophone and Western European countries are richer. On paper this is indeed the case. But is this the whole story? I don't think so. What I have seen living abroad suggests to me that the average “third world” person is not as poor as you think. Consider these 3 points...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Finding a Good Woman on Date In Asia: Part II: Finding Your Good Woman

So you're actively avoiding the rotten apples of dateinasia.com (DiA) and all the trouble that entails. Now you want to directly find a good girl on there. Possible? Yes. Easy? No.

When it comes to dating sites, many guys ask a lot of questions that don't need to be asked. If you have to wonder about whether or not the girl showing cleavage and displaying a tattoo in her profile photo is a potentially good catch, then the problem is lack of common sense. When thinking about writing this article, I realized how much of it is really just common sense, which appears to be sorely lacking oftentimes. Common sense needs to be reiterated here. I will keep this post short and sweet and simple.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Finding Success at Home






No games. No bullshit.

That's the motto of my new friends-with-benefits relationship. I know, right? How can friends-with-benefits relationships even be possible in today's gynocentric and misandric culture that has spawned MGTOW? How could I possibly go back to dating or screwing women in my own country after swearing off them and altering my perception by traveling abroad for so many years? In such a toxic dating climate, how did a recent one-night stand turn into a booty call arrangement?

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Finding a Good Woman on Date In Asia: Part I: Tips, Tricks and Avoiding Bad Women

If you're new to online dating and foreign dating, DateinAsia.com can be a good place to start. I have been a member there for about two years, and I've learned a few things. For part I, I will share some tips, tricks, and advice on avoiding the scum at the bottom of the barrel. Part II will focus on directly searching for a good woman on Date in Asia.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

3 Things Chinese Culture Does That Everyone Should Do

China's culture can be frustrating at times. People push and shove instead of forming lines to wait. People spit and smoke everywhere. But Chinese culture also embraces some great ideas, ideas that every culture around the world could benefit from. Here are 3 things that Chinese culture does that every country should adopt...

Friday, September 18, 2015

Is China Freer Than The USA?

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China, the land of an oppressive totalitarian government where the people are definitely not free. Or are they? While I am not a fan of the Chinese government (or any governments for that matter, since they all commit terrible acts against people) I have seen enough good stuff in China to come back after my first year there. Could China really be freer than the U.S.? Here are a few things to consider...

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Attending Sporting Events in the U.S. Sucks!

By Andy

Attending sporting events, at least in the USA, has become such a mediocre experience. It has also become overpriced. I've noticed this happening during the last ten years or so. Last night I attended a baseball game, and I hadn't attended one in quite some time. Last night reaffirmed why, over the years I've been spending more of my free time doing other things like going for a long walk, taking photos of nature, and traveling. 


Monday, August 17, 2015

Announcing Masculinity 2.0! Relationship guidelines for men who want to be men, and the women who love them!


The following is an excerpt from my Masculinity 2.0: The new relationship guidelines for men who want to be men, and the women who love them!

[FROM THE INTRODUCTION]

Why I wrote this book
I wrote this book because my girlfriend said I should teach a course on how to satisfy a woman!
Now, I accept the possibility that those words may have been your standard boost-your-man's-ego-in-bed pillow talk that every man (hopefully) hears at some point. However, being the literalist I am, I took her suggestion to heart and asked her to explain why she thought it would be a good idea.

"Well," she said. "You have some very common sense ideas about men and women—how they interact, and how to maximize that interaction for intimacy and enjoyment of each other sexually and in other ways—that seem to have been overlooked/lost/not emphasized, even almost purposely squashed in our society today.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Teaching English Abroad


It's the old “easy way” to expatriation: teaching English as a foreign language abroad. More people than ever have gotten into TEFL jobs since the Great Recession / Great Depression II of 2008. And yet the field still has lots of opportunity available and is still growing. And for the average Joe, TEFL is probably still the most accessible route to expatriation. It's a relatively easy way to get a job with a middle class salary (depending on the country you go to) and temporary residence.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Expatriation Apocalypse! Guide for the Broke and Hopeless


Hi everyone, Ghost here. Today's post is brought to you by a donation from Ghost. Ah, sorry, wrong script. Anyway, I'm here to plug my new book "Expatriate Apocalypse! The Guide to Expatriation for the Broke and Hopeless". Hmm. Too blatant. Anyway, read my book now. Ghosts need to eat too. You can find it on Amazon in Kindle and Paperback formats at the links below:



Here's the idea: expatriation is becoming a more difficult game to play. I'm still trying to figure it all out myself, but I have figured a lot of things out. I'm very sympathetic to the plight of the young, broke, hopeless man who is stuck in Western society. That was my story, and it didn't start changing until I embraced expatriation. Expatriation Apocalypse! contains a lot of the knowledge and wisdom I've acquired since I started traveling two years ago. Here are three reasons you should read my book:

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 café 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