Yesterday, a reader brought up an interesting and what I consider to be an under-discussed point not only in the escort world – but in the world at large. Many (actually most) whites and blacks cannot distinguish among yellow-skinned people. And that is to say…a significant percentage of guys who go to visit Asian women really can’t tell the difference among Chinese, Korean, Thai, Japanese or Philippine women. They all look more or less the same – at least as far as national origin goes.
But not so for Asians themselves. They can not only distinguish among nationalities – but also tend to stereotype and/or condescend to others of their own race – but of different origins. I’ll give you a perfect example: On two different occasions, I designed ads for Korean agencies both of whom frowned when they looked at the designs and said they looked “Chinese.” It wasn’t until I delved further (on the second occasion) that I found out that Koreans think they’re better than “Chinese” and that their saying an ad looked Chinese was equivalent to a black girl telling me my ad looked “whack.” In their parlance, “Chinese” equaled “whack” in a black girl’s world. The implication was clear. Koreans hold themselves above people from China…and that if a Korean told me my ad looked Chinese, they meant it looked like shit.
I find this curious as I for one cannot tell the difference between Koreans and Chinese. But a Korean sure can. It’s like night and day to them! To my credit, I can distinguish among Vietnamese, Philippines, and Thais. And I’m starting to recognize Japanese on sight. But still, the Chinese/Korean difference baffles me. I just can’t see it.
FYI…when it comes to this blog…every Asian girl on the sidebar is Korean with one exception. Can you tell who she is?It’s TAMI from HIYAKO. I was with the owner and Tami the day they met and marveled that the two struggled to communicate in their broken English to the point where I asked why they were conversing in my language. Was it on my account? And if it was, there was no need. The answer was (obviously)…that one speaks Korean and the other Chinese and the only common language they had between them was English.
To answer the next question (why are there so many Koreans on this blog?)…there was a time when I had several Chinese clients. But through random machinations of the business (like an agency stealing my big Chinese clients with lower prices many years back), I lost them all. Another reason would be that Chinese girls don’t take real pictures, a fact which eliminates them from this site. And the third reason is that compared to other Asian nationalities, the number of Koreans in New York’s escort world dwarfs the population of the others. In truth, there are only a handful of Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese and Philippine girls escorting in New York and as a result, easily 90% of the time you see an Asian ad, the girl will be either Korean or Chinese..and more likely to be Koran at that.
Why that is might have something to do with the affluence of the South Korean nation compared to others in the region. Affluence means mobility. And that means Koreans are more likely to seek their fortunes in the good old US of A than others from the same area. They have money to get here while others don’t…though that doesn’t account for why there are so few Japanese girls…as Japan has a high standard of living as well.
Anyway…I had a conversation with an American owner recently during which she lamented the number of black girls on one shift citing that there were too many. My answer to that was “don’t worry about the race, color or creed of the girls on shift. Worry about their physical attractiveness and service level.” And what I was saying was that in this day and age, a guy’s libido differentiates among all the racial and national differences less and less. Hot is hot…and not is not. And having an ugly white girl on shift rather than an attractive black girl just because you feel the balance is lopsided is pure folly. Good-looking is good-looking…and ugly is ugly in the 21st century’s escort world. Race is secondary. And that’s probably a good thing on balance. Korean? Japanese? Chinese or whatever? Who cares? Does the girl turn you on? That’s what matters.