2016年3月27日 星期日

Meet the Asian Woman Part 1


Meet the Asian Woman Part 1

Ni hao:

Have you ever seen a mixed couple (異國情侶yìguó qínglǚ)?
Why all the fuss about western men and Asian women (亞洲女性yàzhōu nǚxìng)?
Have you seen all those dating sites (交友網站jiāoyǒu wǎngzhàn) for men to meet Asian women?

Let’s uncover the mystery of the Asian woman.
Most Asian women fail to fit the stereotype (刻板印象kèbǎn yìnxiàng)of the submissive Asian woman (順從的亞洲女性shùncóng de yàzhōu nǚrén).
Asian women have minds of their own and goals and dreams.

Asians in general do tend to be family-oriented, as the stereotype suggests, but there’s still a generation gap (代溝dàigōu). Younger Taiwanese women enjoy freedoms their mothers never had, such as jetting off to Provence alone. Yet the family still tugs on her heart: She’d never miss Chinese New Year (春節Chūnjié) or Tomb Sweeping Day (清明節qīngmíng jié) at home.

Body-consciousness: We strive to fit into the smallest pair of jeans (牛仔褲niúzǎikù) possible. We weigh ourselves every day and avoid that pineapple cake (鳳梨酥fènglí sū) at the office. We ruthlessly compare ourselves to others, sometimes even eyebullying overweight women.

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That’s all about Asian women? Of course NOT!
That’s just part of it. We’ll be sharing more about Asian women with you in our next post!


Cheers,
SMART Mandarin

Katrina Lee