Asian Girls and Science

While American girls seem to do better in English and History subjects in school and American boys tend to do better in Science and Math, it is not the case in Asia. Asian girls tend to do just as well in Science and Math as boys. In fact, when Asian girls come to the USA, they tend to do better than American boys most of the time. There is no real answer on why this is true, however experts have several theories on the topic.

Experts believe that because the Asian culture has a different school structure, it could be the reason Asian girls are better at these “boy” subjects. Children in Asia go to school longer throughout the day and more throughout the year than American students. Therefore, it can be concluded that this is a good reason the Asian girls and boys are more advanced.

However, other experts feel that the difference in success is due to the fact that Science and Math are taught to greater lengths in Asia. Where the children in America get a better rounded study curriculum that includes humanities and arts, the students of Asia don’t always get those opportunities. This doesn’t mean one is better than the other, but it does mean that often times the Asian girls and boys are more advanced in certain subjects and lack knowledge of humanities and arts.

Although there will never be a confirmed explanation, you can draw your own result from your own opinion of why Asian girls tend to beat out American boys and girls in Science and Math.

Date in Asia – Korea

Korea is a great place to date in Asia. There are many possibilities out there for western guys to find a good partner in the “Land of Morning Calm.” While Korea might be known as the “Land of Morning Calm”, it says nothing of the night time in cities like Seoul and Busan which are anything but calm. Nightlife in Korea is all about going out, drinking and having a good time; and, it is the perfect way to meet a girl.

When I first came to Seoul two years ago, I had a preconception that Korea would be very traditional and meeting Korean girls would be a bit of a problem. While sometimes that is the case, there are many more times the opportunity to find a date. Korean women are for the most part very open to meeting a western guy. They have been watching American TV their whole lives, and some have developed preference and curiosity for western males.

The one obvious drawback is the language. Growing up, I’m guessing not many western guys from Canada and the US had the opportunity to learn Korean and will not know any upon arriving in the country. This will narrow the field slightly, but fear not, there is good news.

Korea is growing fast, and so are the numbers of English speakers. Korean girls start learning English in elementary school and many of them have a firm grasp on the language by the time they are in their 20s. These women would love to get a chance to practice their English. Even if they are not interested in dating you, more times than not, a friend of theirs would like to.

Aside from the general women population having decent English skills, there are certain places in the city where English is very common and women going to these places are there because they like interacting with foreigners. It gets even better, women coming to these places typically speak fluently.

A third option for men wanting to date in Korea is a bit trickier, but will pay off loads in the long run is learning to speak Korean! This is a lock and will give Korean speaking foreigners instant access to the whole population. While it will take a few months to begin to get a handle on the language, it’s value cannot be overstated. Learning to speak the local language is very attractive to women!

Girl to Girl Tips for Travelling in Southeast Asia

Talk to most backpacker lads and they’ll generally agree that as long as they’ve got a supply of decent T-shirts and a stash of cash, they’re good to go. Not so for us girlies. While we’re just as intrepid as the boys, there are unfortunately a few extra things that we need to consider. Here are some tips I wish someone had told me, girl to girl, before heading to Southeast Asia. Here I bequeath my wisdom to you, fellow backpacking ladies!

Laundry services in Southeast Asia are often excellent but they’re ruthless; your clothes will be scrubbed and thrashed within an inch of their lives. Leave your best threads at home and stock up at markets (in Thailand) or shopping malls (in Malaysia) and put together a backpack-specific wardrobe. Clothes in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam tend to be more for locals than Westerners. Make the most of Bangkok while you’re there!

Most cosmetics in Asia will be packaged to look like the real thing, but they’re just low-quality copies of home brands. It’s difficult to find good quality make-up unless you go to retail outlets such as Boots in Thailand or a Revlon store in Cambodia.

If you’re on the pill, bring as much as you can from home. If you can only get a short supply, don’t panic – just bring the box and advice leaflet with you. Common brands such as Dianette are available over the counter under different names (Diane 35 or Sucee).

It’s difficult to find non-scented, lightweight moisturisers by makers such as Neutrogena or Simple. In Southeast Asia, old school cold creams and heavily scented whitening creams abound. If you’ve got sensitive skin, bring a supply of small throw-as-you-go bottles of your trusted products from home.

Fans of waxing take note: beauty salon experiences are very hit and miss. It’s impossible to buy waxing strips (I’ve spent eight months looking!) so unless you’re willing to take the risk with boiling wax and uncoordinated hands, switch to a decent brand of razor for your trip.

Sanitary towels are cheap and easy to find, but tampons are like gold dust in smaller towns. There’s no need to bring a supply from home, just stock up in major cities as you go.

Finally, my golden tip: underwear. (How I wish someone had warned me about this!) Asian ladies wear teeny tiny polyester bras and knickers, so if you’re anything above a 32-inch bra or hip size, bring at least three bras and lots of new cotton underwear from home. Hand wash any sexy look-at-me naughties or they’ll be lost/ruined/stolen before you know it!