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Old 04-22-2010, 08:11 AM
 
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Not much asians here... everyone looks at me when i hang out in the south side...
As a lao wai zai Zhongguo (basically, foreigner in China), that's just the opposite of Zhongguo ren (Chinese) staring at this white guy as if he's a martian. Beyond potentially re-adjusting back to the US (and a much different region than my upbringing), I'm more concerned about how comfortable my fiancee would potentially be in San Antonio. FWIW, her English is very good, she works with a US multinational company, and she's traveled a lot in Asia, Europe, and some in Canada and the States. Any helpful insights will be appreciated.
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Old 04-22-2010, 05:54 PM
 
Location: South Texas
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As a lao wai zai Zhongguo (basically, foreigner in China), that's just the opposite of Zhongguo ren (Chinese) staring at this white guy as if he's a martian. Beyond potentially re-adjusting back to the US (and a much different region than my upbringing), I'm more concerned about how comfortable my fiancee would potentially be in San Antonio. FWIW, her English is very good, she works with a US multinational company, and she's traveled a lot in Asia, Europe, and some in Canada and the States. Any helpful insights will be appreciated.
It really depends on her background and where she has lived. SA does not have a large Asian population like Austin, Dallas, and especially Houston if that makes her more comfortable. If she is used to the larger and cosmopolitan city feel, it will take some adjusting.
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Old 04-22-2010, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Austin
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San Antonio needs an Asian meetup.
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Well, looks like they exist...which is good.
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Old 08-13-2010, 04:03 PM
 
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I sure miss Houston too. Born and raised there.. Now I'm in SA.. I like it here too but like you guys said.. I wanna be able to get me some authentic Chinese at 3am!!! Lol.. We need to all get together and bond at the hookah/Thai lounge.. I need some SA friends. My Houston friends are too far!
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:26 PM
 
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We should do a meet up.....send me a DM with your contact email and I will try to set up something
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Would love a meet up too. By the way check out the Confucius Institute that just opened at UTSA, all kinds of Chinese culture stuff going on there.
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:34 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Not much asians here...
everyone looks at me when i hang out in the south side...
A good punch line to this would have been for you to type a few lines down "Mind you, I'm not Asian, just very very good looking."
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Old 08-14-2010, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Mesa
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we need more authentic Asian people here. Because almost all of the Chinese food here sucks!
I really miss *good* Chinese food. I lived in San Francisco most of my life and the asian food selection is overwhelming there ( as the Mexican restaurant choices are here.) I asked a few asian friends where to go to get authentic Asian food, and they gave me a lot of suggestions. My problem with the Chinese food here is that it's fried too much; almost like "KFC meets Panda Express!"
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Old 08-14-2010, 03:57 PM
 
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Can't agree more.... I miss the real Asian Food
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