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Popular culture

Asian dating? Read up on The Seventh Day

Whether you’re into Asian dating or just enjoy dating in general, you will need to come up with some interesting conversation topics. Depending on the type of girl you like, you might need to stimulate her intellect by discussing the latest books.

Young woman reading a book lying in a hammock

Well, we’ve got one for you: The Seventh Day by Yu Hua. You might remember Hua’s previous collection of short stories, Boy in the Twilight, about a dim-witted man who can barely remember his own name.

Hua’s latest work, The Seventh Day, offers a playful – sometimes dark and disturbing – look at modern China. The novel follows Yang Fei, a recently deceased 41-year-old man who has been instructed to attend his own funeral, which he ultimately skips.

Through the 213 pages, we see Fei meet other recently deceased individuals on his quest to find his father. Along his journey, we also get a glimpse of how his life was: incredible, sad, lonely, and so much more.

The book is a challenge for many readers because of its complex structure, but it also subtly touches on issues seen all to often in modern China: wanton greed in an increasingly consumerist society, social divides, and nepotism. However, it also shows China in all its glory: the kindness of its people, its beauty, and its culture.

If you’re an intellectual and into Asian dating, Hua’s latest book might be right up your alley. It will certainly make for some really interesting conversation!

Why Asian women might love Selfie

Lots of Asian women love American television, and now a brand new series on ABC might just give you something to break the ice with.  Selfie, starring Karen Gillan and John Cho, premiered on September 30.

Taking a selfie

You are probably wondering why this show might appeal to Asian women.  The premise is simple and lots of fun: it’s a modern take on the classic My Fair Lady, but instead of being set in England, it’s set in the United States and the main characters are an American girl and an Asian man.

It isn’t every day that you see an Asian male in the lead role of a comedy series on a major network.  Additionally, the show is pretty groundbreaking in the sense that its main focus is actually this interracial couple.  If you enjoy poking fun at today’s crazed obsession with selfies and social media, this show is for you.

The show’s pilot has been available online for about a month, but the show recently premiered in a primetime slot to mixed reviews.  While it is impossible to say how the show will end up doing, one thing is for certain: it’s a cute show with a unique twist.

The next time you’re chatting online with your special lady friend and the topic of American TV comes up, you’ve got a really great current topic to discuss.  Now, go watch that first episode if you haven’t already seen it!