Being a Chinese Wingman - 96 kilometers Jiayuguan -- Thu, Aug 4, 2005 My Chinese vocabulary is limited, which makes most traditional pick-up lines and openers worthless. It would be great to tell that cute chinese girl across the room that she has been running through my mind all night... but I just don't know how to say it.
So I am reduced to use one of the phrases I know well, one of the six questions that I am asked everyday. No its not "where are you from"; nor is it "how much do you make"; not even "do you have a boyfriend".
Nope, its usually started by a game between Fang Wen Guang and I guess how old a girl is and it is my job to ask "How old are you"? As long as the answer isn't 12 I unload the rest of my crappy chinese and then Fang Wen Guang comes in for the kill. And he's good at it...
In WuWei we picked up a couple of twins, cute ones at that. In Jiayuguan a girl we met outside a bar (who happened to be long-distance runner with a great smile) took us on the tour of the city the next morning. Now I'll leave the details to your imagination -- can't say too much Fang Wen Guang's got a girlfriend -- and we'll its just too much fun to keep you hanging. But I have learned you can even be a wing-man with a few words of Chinese and even more if you have a phrasebook... ;)