Some of you may have seen this before - I was reminded in Sheridan Prasso's The Asian Mystique (review pending). The concept basically is that there are western guys in Asia, particularly Japan, who are 'geeks' back home but become sexual lions once exposed to Asian women. White chicks will undoubtedly blame all of us for the zeroes-to-heroes phenomenon, but is it really so? Western men appreciate their Asian girlfriends and wives for a host of reasons, surely ego-stroking can't be at the top. And let's be honest - your typical ball-busting white chick turns into a kitten herself in the arms of the man of her dreams.
So what is this aversion to white men 'making it' in Asia? Could we all have been such geeks in the past? The author of the cartoon is himself a Canadian living in Japan (or was at the time). Was that his own story, or was that just the contempt with which he viewed his own peers?
The only constants are that people will always look askew at our relationships and for a white guy like me, white women may always be our Kryptonite. But then surely thay are also the only thing that poisons Asian women as well. Pop quiz - how many of you Asian girls out there have had close white female friends? How many of those friends are too quick to warn you against western guys? There has to be an element of jealousy in there somewhere.
Anyway I am deeply engossed in Prassa's book right now and it's pretty highbrow stuff. There'll be more to discuss when I've finished the book.