Saturday, September 19, 2009

廣州無美女

Disclaimer: No offense to Guangzhouites

我有一個朋友是保險經紀。他的一名客戶是中國廣州來的盲人按摩指導師。廣州佬雖然名義上是盲人,其實還看得到東西,只不過讀保單時需用放大鏡。他還對我和我的朋友說:馬來西亞的女生沒有中國的美。

甚麼話!馬來西亞超過二成的人口是華人,吉隆坡的華人比率更高。華人的祖先多半移民自中國南方。大家同源同宗,為何說這裏的女生不漂亮?

後來我有機會到廣州去,在那兒遇到一位大馬的工程師。他姓周,也即是和我同姓。當時中國通訊業蓬勃發展,跨國的電訊公司都聘請了許多外國人到那兒短期工作。我就是在這種情況下去中國的。不過,我在中國的時間很短。一些在中國工作較久的大馬人,都有了女朋友。甚至一名印裔大馬人,也有美女伴。那位姓周的工程師,已經在廣州三年,卻不幸的還是隻影孤身。他的解釋是:廣州無美女。

他說得沒錯。我在廣州期間,鮮少看到漂亮的女孩。按理說,廣州作為一個繁華的大都會,應該能夠吸引到很多打扮入時的女性才對。

廣州為何無美女,我到現在還不明白。


The City of Plain-looking Girls

A friend of mine was an insurance agent. He had a client who worked as the instructor for blind masseurs, and he hailed from Guangzhou, China. Despite officially blind, he actually could see. He just needed a magnifying glass when he read the insurance documents. He even told my friend and I that Malaysian girls were not as pretty as those in China.

Now that is funny. Over 20% of the people in this country are ethnic Chinese, whose grandparents or great grandparents migrated from Southern China. The proportion of ethnic Chinese is even higher in Kuala Lumpur, where the Guangzhou guy worked. Why did he say Malaysian girls were no match to those in China?

Not long after that, I had a chance to work in Guangzhou. There, I met a Malaysian engineer, who shared the same surname with me. China had the world’s largest number of cell phone subscribers, and mobile network were expanding fast. To cope with shortage of engineers, network vendors such as Ericsson and Nokia hired foreigners on temporary basis. That’s why I went to Guangzhou.

I didn’t work long in China, though. Many Malaysian engineers work for longer duration in the Middle Kingdom, and some of them already got Chinese girlfriends. Even an Indian Malaysian guy had a Chinese companion. Surprisingly, the engineer in Guangzhou, whom I mentioned earlier, was still lonely despite his 3-year stint in China. His explanation was: There are no beautiful girls in Guangzhou.

True to what he said, I hardly came across pretty women during my stay in Guangzhou. Common sense tells us that, as a prosperous city, Guangzhou should be able to attract many fashionable girls.

Until today, I still do not understand why pretty women were so lacking in Guangzhou.


Chinese beauties - in short supply in Guangzhou

27 comments:

  1. Hahaha :D Perhaps we are more attracted to someone who is native to us? :p

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  2. 广州no lengluis...苏州then got la :D

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  3. 其實係各花入各眼囉我覺得, 可能中國look唔係你杯茶囉.. 哈哈!!

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  4. tekkaus
    Conservative people are more attracted to someone who is native to them. But I must say that I am not a racist.

    annant
    Suzhou's lengluis may have migrated to Shanghai already. It's just like in KL, many lengluis are 'Ipoh mari'.

    SK
    我都係唐人,點話中國look唔係我杯茶?
    南京同山東省我都去過,果度靚女很多。

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  5. 神州从古至今,绝色龙女众多,若说无美女,是没有眼缘吧。。。呵呵。

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  6. All the chinese beauties are at Suzhou? =p

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  7. Grass
    o奧,我是遇見過很多中國美人,不過是在南京和山東。

    Shingo
    Not sure. I haven't been to Suzhou. But Nanjing, not far away, did have many pretty girls.

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  8. Maybe beauty criteria are different in Guangzhou (or in Southern China), therefor girls did not look good to you.

    Just thinking of a logical explanation!

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  9. Interesting post and observations, KS.

    I always thought Beijing has leggy and gorgeous girls as evidenced by the models that are invited over for the KL Fashion Week. They are coming over again to show off masterpieces by local designers this time around.

    I also observed that people on the streets in Hkg are not as attractive as those we see in Hkg movies and series. Could it be that makeup makes all the difference? That said, would the ladies in Guangzhou or anywhere else in the world have looked more attractive if they go through a make-over? But then again, beauty is really in the eye of the beholder. My two cents.

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  10. Zhu
    There are many Cantonese in Malaysia too. By right we should have similar standard.

    Happysurfer
    As mentioned in the post, Guangzhou is a prosperous city. The ladies there should have enough money to spend in cosmetics, skin care products and plastic surgery.

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  11. I think all the beautiful girls in Guangzhou have moved to other places like maybe, Shanghai or Beijing?

    Either that, or you and your friend have pretty high standards! : )

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  12. plain looking but genius perhaps?

    ps you're invited to comment on my post too =)

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  13. wow, first time see you write in both language :)

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  14. foongpc
    Not really high standard. I've seen many beautiful girls in a mid-sized city in Shandong Province.

    SJ
    Guys are not usually interested in genius girls lah...

    Already commented on your post.

    Kikey
    This is not the first time I write in 2 languages...

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  15. Yo Khengsiong, I'm real happy for you and all and Imma let you finish, but Antartica is biggest continent with the least pretty girls of ALL TIME

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  16. Maybe they been be exported to bigger city or oversea?

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  17. 哈哈。。。可能是你们没遇到吧?不过我觉得中国女孩的皮肤超好。你是不是想在中国找女朋友?^_^

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  18. Leon
    Guangzhou itself is a big city.

    花木兰
    中国北方的女孩皮肤较白皙。

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  19. 真是
    各花入各眼,
    如果大家眼光都一样,
    岂不是其他女人没人要了吗?
    他们都正确!

    哈哈~ 真巧!
    验证码为:
    matiali

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  20. 嘿嘿
    不见得。我爱法拉利但是买不起啊。

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  21. 买不起的意思是:
    不能做到吧?
    那么,
    喜欢美女,
    但也可以做不到的hor~

    哈哈哈~~~~~

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  22. What a controversial post! Well, I also think it's just what Zhu said. Standards are different.

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  23. Baoru
    My grandparents originated from Southern China too. Do you think I have different standard?

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