Why are they here? China is supposed to be my private playground! Seeing other white people here makes me less special. I must be better than them. They are doing China wrong while I am the real authentic laowai. Oh how I hate them! Go back so I can live out my China dream!
他们为什么要来中国? 中国本该是我的私人游乐场! 看到其他白人出现在这里 让我不再那么特殊了. 我必须比他们更出色才行. 他们在冤枉中国 而我是个货真价实的老外 .哦 我恨他们! 回去吧 这样我才能过上梦想中的中国生活!
I understand these people bro. I've biked across Yunnan. You stupid foreigners just don't get it bro. lives in Chaoyang district in Beijing
I know laowai's who lie about how long they've been here.
I lie to taxi drivers when I want to feel good about my Chinese. "You've only been here six months? Your Chinese is excellent!"
I often wonder if they're genuinely trying to make me feel good about trying to speak Chinese or if it's all some sort of collectively agreed-upon mockery an inside joke at my expense.
"I've got an idea everyone. Listen up. Next time a foreigner tries to talk to you no matter how pathetic his Mandarin is tell him he's doing a great job. Suckers!"
While catching a bus from a small town to Beijing last summer they were playing ads which basically said "Pander to foreigners tell them their shitty Chinese is good!"I was torn. I think it is good to encourage people to learn the lingo but I hate that it will make all you pretender bastard interlopers feel at home in what is clearly supposed to be my foreign ghetto.