Soldier Reunited with Wife at Airport, Chinese Reactions

The following was one of the top ten microblog posts on leading Chinese social network Sina Weibo yesterday. The name of the account is “Here in UK” and describes itself as a Chinese netizens in the UK who likes to share and comment on the most interesting things in the UK…

From Sina Weibo:

@英国那些事儿: A military husband stationed overseas reunited with his wife at the airport upon his return… The giggling faces of the two little girls is utterly adorable~~~

Two little girls giggle as a soldier kisses his wife after reuniting at the airport.

Comments from Sina Weibo:

张漩是头桥坡一哥:

A rather beautiful photo, and before reading the comments [拜拜]

Uyiz_:

That man who was with the soldier for ten years can only look at his back and silently masturbate.

Shh-Shit:

“Mom cheated on you and you don’t even know yet.”

東京摄影师ZZ:

The man says, after ten years away, my daughters are already so big.

葛2格格:

Coming back after five years as a soldier, his daughter is already three years old.

红白橙:

This soldier was stationed overseas for 10 years, and this is the first time he’s been home.

请大家记住我的ID:

Everyone stop talking shit/making fun of a very heartwarming thing, or else mainland netizens are again going to be criticized as having low/poor characters! [挖鼻屎]

慢Oo慢走:

Leaving the house in sandals, I think his wife has had an extramarital affair…

渭与秦:

The biggest difference between a girlfriend and a wife is that when you are far from home, a girlfriend will complain about you not having time to spend with her while a wife instead will worry about the various troubles and pressures of your work and life. A girlfriend is utterly inferior to a wife. Home is where your wife is.

杨开心yy:

Those two little girls are too cute. [哈哈][哈哈]

Note: The actual story of the photo. The soldier was not away for 10 years as mistaken by Chinese netizens, only 9 months.

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  • Markus Peg

    A story to put a smile on your face. Thanks China Smack for sharing this one. =]

  • Mark

    I feel like if you showed this to people in the States, UK, Australia, Canada they would all promote its warmth and love and people in China are talking about affairs and cheating marriages and the like. Well done, Chinese netizens.

    • Yes!

      Chinese, or should I say, mainlander Chinese, cynicism is deeply ingrained. Because, that’s what mostly happens if the wife and soldier were mainlanders!

      • Gordon Gogodancer

        from my experience they don’t know to be stationed abroad for 10 year to have that happening to them. A simple business trip will do. :D

        • Rick in China

          Man: “It’s just business entertainment”
          Woman: “OK. As long as you deposit your cheques in my account.”

      • bprichard

        As a cynic myself, I must say that the cynicism displayed by these commenters really warmed the cockles of my heart.

      • Insomnicide

        And how many mainland Chinese soldiers were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan?

        • Rick in China

          The morally correct amount?

          (This is potentially flame-bait)

      • Brian227

        You should see what goes on for real in military housing estates. The washing powder OMO used to be said to stand for ‘Old Man’s Out’.

        China’s net users are remarkably in tune with UK servicemen on this one.

    • Insomnicide

      Affairs are nothing new with military wives, talk to anyone’s who’s served in an army and they can tell you all about it.

      • Irvin

        Indeed, “wearing a green cap” as soldiers do when they go to war is a slang used by cantonese to say that the wife is cheating on the husband.

        • ScottLoar

          Not particularly Cantonese or soldiering. The original phrase is 戴綠頭巾 or “wear a green headband” and dates to the Yuan Dynasty. The colloquial phrase has changed with time to 戴綠帽子 but the meaning of cuckold still remains.

          • Insomnicide

            Doesn’t the term originate from the Tang dynasty because male brothel workers had to wearing green hats as a form of identification?

          • ScottLoar

            Fairly certain it was the Yuan practice (brothel workers and musicians) then carried over into the Ming but welcome correction.

    • Arendelle

      And yet you try to pick up the negative comments on your eyes only to compare people and judge what thousands of netizens think of by just 3 comments. Well done, Mark. Please don’t let my heartwarming feelings go away.

      • Rick in China

        We can only comment based on the information provided. That’s what, sort of…. frames, the discussion.

        • Arendelle

          Yes. That might be both the principle and limits of ciritical judgement but i doubt if the number of the samples are enough from one of the ten most popular microposts.

      • Mark

        I can only comment on what I read. I understand that may be what they are going for with the translations, and the sample size isn’t big enough, but it is still what I read and my thoughts based on that. I’m sorry if that bothers you.

        • Kai

          Technically, aren’t you commenting on what you’ve read and “people in the States, UK, Australia, Canada” knowing that the former is a small sample size and the latter is more what you want to believe and less what actually is? And then negatively judging “Chinese netizens” with such an unfair juxtaposition?

          There’s nothing strange in overestimating and thinking the best of oneself or one’s “own”, but I get the feeling you’re educated enough to know there’s less reality than prejudice in the statement you made. If you’re a long-time reader and commenter of cS, you also couldn’t possibly forget how foreigners poke fun or negatively spin photos that became popular with Chinese netizens because it showed some warm, endearing sentiment. For example, the post about an elderly couple at the arcade playing the claw.

          Some people are cynics or find humor in cynicism. We have plenty on cS. We have plenty in the West too. I can’t imagine anyone who would deny it. So why paint such a unflattering and ultimately unfair juxtaposition to put Chinese people down, for something that’s similarly common and popular in the very societies you mention?

          Not cool, man.

          • Mark

            Yeesh, tough crowd. I wasn’t commenting on ALL Chinese netizens, just the ones that made those comments. You can go to Youtube if you like and see videos of soldiers coming home…do you ever see comments there about affairs and sleeping around? I don’t think I ever have, once. Maybe they are there and I just missed them. That’s why I made that comment about the Western views of soldiers coming home.

            I am obviously painting with a broad brush but I don’t mean to imply every single Chinese netizen…as some of them said how cute and nice it was. But out of the ones that were translated there there are some bringing up this idea…just seems crazy. Wasn’t that the whole point of the article? I mean four out of the ten comments were about the wife having an affair. What type of message is cS trying to send with that? I feel like they are trying to send the message that I said, and now I’m being told me saying that message is not cool. I don’t get it.

            As someone who has lived in China for a while and is very happy here, I’m not taking the piss out of all Chinese netizens or people, just commenting on the story and comparing it to Youtube reactions and stuff like that. Maybe that’s an unfair comparison, I don’t know. My apologies if I offended you, certainly wasn’t my intention.

          • Kai

            You’re taking the implications of my response to heart while defending yourself and apologizing for whatever impression you unintentionally gave me. That, I think, is sincere and very cool of you.

            To be clear, I didn’t think you implied “every single Chinese netizen”, but I did think you were painting too broadly, which you admit. The real objection however is with the juxtaposition of an idealized “us” (Americans, British, Australians, Canadians) vs. “them” (Chinese) to suggests some sort of moral superiority and inferiority. I scoffed because I know too well that American, etc. netizens engage in the same sort of behavior all the time, whether out of cynical mean-spiritness or just irreverence. I pointed you to an example, and there are many more on cS as well as in reality.

            As another example, let’s turn this around. Are you so sure if given a photo of a truly analogous situation of a Chinese soldier being reunited with his wife at an airport after a lengthy deployment with two little girls snickering or giggling next to them that American, etc. netizens would overwhelmingly awww, shed a tear, and “all” refrain from cracking any variety of jokes?

            I’m asking this not to grill you but just to help you understand where I’m coming from when I responded to you initially. American netizens make dark humor internet memes out of stuff like this, if not immediately then reliably soon afterward. It’s also easy to be sensitive to a heartwarming moment involving one’s own, but what about when it involves some other nationality, ethnicity, race? Especially one that is associated with geopolitical and economic threats to one’s own?

            Don’t get me wrong, I can fully empathize with the knee-jerk reaction to disassociate and judge. I just don’t think it’s all that defensible. When you (and others) then defend with something like “I can only comment on what I read”, I can’t help but think “well, why can’t you comment on what you read after it is reconciled with what you know?”

            Just because I read some negative statistics about black people or racist comments by white people doesn’t mean I can throw out everything else I know about either identity to casually suggest some sort of moral superiority.

            So if you know Americans, etc. could reliably make jokes if the situation was reversed, then why make such a juxtaposition, right? Maybe you don’t know, but I felt you do know or would if you thought about it a little more.

            That said, I don’t think the point of the article was to say Chinese people have cynical comments while “people in the States, etc. would promote warmth and love”. I think the point of the article is safely “this was trending, and here’s a sample of the many comments, probably the most upvoted”. How representative this is should account for everything mentioned in the FAQ as well as what you know about voting behavior on Weibo (it’s much less than on the comment sections of news portal sites). The article showed cynical comments as a product of what comments were selected and translated, but you’d know there are issues with selection. You’d also have to ask how these comments reconcile with the fact that the original post itself positively remarking on how adorable and touching the scene was itself had to be way more popular than the comments translated in order to make it to the top of Weibo, right? So does the fact that this photo trended mean people in China “promote warmth and love”?

            cS didn’t “try to send” you the message you said. What you said is very much what you produced in your own head, factoring in or neglecting various other things you know or believe. You’re not being told you’re not cool for what we told you to say. You were being told you’re not cool for the interpretation and conclusions you reacted with because I don’t think they are fair to reality.

            Anyway, I think if you consider these things, you’ll understand my objection and forgive me (and even Arendelle) for being a bit irked by the implications of your original comment.

          • Mark

            I just want to touch on one thing you said, but please know I did read everything you wrote and thanks for the reply.

            “The real objection however is with the juxtaposition of an idealized “us” (Americans, British, Australians, Canadians) vs. “them” (Chinese) to suggests some sort of moral superiority and inferiority.”

            I adamantly disagree with this and I think it is a massive jump to get there from what I said. I think that Western and Eastern culture are incredibly different, with one of them not being superior or inferior. Both have their plusses and their minuses, and their ways of thinking. As my job now is working with Chinese people who have trouble going to Western cultures and preparing them for that, I see it first hand at work every day. I never consider them inferior, never. I don’t know how you made that jump, but it seems like a really big one to make based on me saying “great job” to the netizens that voted up the top votes about being disloyal in marriage. I think, again, if you went to Youtube and looked for the top comments in soldiers coming home videos, four of the top ten would not be about cheating in marriage. I’m sure I could find some and translate them, but if you’re looking to translate the top ten, I have a hard time imaging they would be there.

            Thanks for the time responding to all of that, and again sorry if what I said made you feel I was saying Chinese people are inferior. That’s crazy to me that you somehow got that out of my post, but you interpreted it how you did, and I can’t change that, but I can apologize for how I made you feel.

          • Kai

            I understand your objection there and can only agree to disagree on whether or not it is a “massive” jump.

            From my perspective and experience on English language sites about China reporting on (often) controversial incidents in China, there are often comments subtly to explicitly made to argue some sort of moral superiority or inferiority as evidenced by a behavior of phenomenon involved. With this context in mind, I don’t think it is a “massive” jump at all. It is all too common.

            It’s all too common on the other side as well, on Chinese language sites that report on controversial incidents abroad. You get the same sort of judgmental comments where someone unfairly generalizes and suggests Chinese people are somehow better. cS commenters reliably point such comments out when they’re present in the translated comments posted.

            I argue this so you understand what predisposed me to interpret you in a certain way as opposed to concluding I have alien thought processes.

            Also, note that there is some significance in specifying “morally inferior”. Put another way, your comment is saying “American, etc. people would look at a positive picture and ‘all’ respond positively while Chinese people look at a positive picture and twist it into something negative. ‘Well done, Chinese netizens'”. The sarcasm of the last remark is clear. It’s a judgement of preference, of what you consider good or bad, indicating the former as more desirable than the latter, and thus a juxtaposition of moral superiority and inferiority in this matter.

            I think, again, if you went to Youtube and looked for the top comments
            in soldiers coming home videos, four of the top ten would not be about
            cheating in marriage.

            I point back to this:

            Are you so sure if given a photo of a truly analogous situation of a
            Chinese soldier being reunited with his wife at an airport after a
            lengthy deployment with two little girls snickering or giggling next to
            them that American, etc. netizens would overwhelmingly awww, shed a
            tear, and “all” refrain from cracking any variety of jokes?

            One thing I tried to touch upon in my previous comment is that I don’t always agree with the choice Fauna or other translators make when they choose to translate the top 10 most upvoted comments on Sina Weibo. The reason is because unlike a lot of news portal sites where they display the most upvoted comments more prominently in the comment section, Weibo doesn’t. When there is more exposure, you get way more votes and thus you can argue that the votes indicate the comments resonated with that many more people and are thus have a meaningful significance of representation. There’s a flip side to this but I won’t go into it now.

            On Weibo, the most upvoted comments are on a separate tab from the default displayed tab. As a result, when Chinese netizens look at the comments (of which there are often literally thousands across hundreds of pages on popular Weibo posts like these), they’re often only seeing the most recent comments. They might vote on a page or two of the most recent comments but rarely will anyone go through all hundreds of pages voting on each and every comment. Therefore, all you need is for a momentary surge of voters at one point in time to push a set of comments up into being “the most popular”.

            A lot of the most upvoted comments on Weibo only have a few dozen or maybe a hundred votes. This is qualitatively different than say a top comment on NetEase that might have thousands or over ten thousand upvotes.

            I’m not sure if you’re able to understand my point about statistics and methodology here based on your familiarity with Chinese social media sites. I’m ultimately trying to weaken your argument about how popular or representative these are simply because they were at the top of the “most popular” tab on a Weibo post’s comments section.

            Me asking you about what it means that the original post was in the Top 10 of the day is also meant to help you reconsider the fairness of concluding that Chinese netizens are negative vis a vis Americans, etc. “all” responding with warmth and love. Shouldn’t the fact that this Weibo post made the top 10 and that the content of the Weibo post itself is expresses “warmth and love” counterbalance the negative and far less upvoted comments to the Weibo post? If the votes for these negative comments suggest those Chinese netizens are also negative, shouldn’t the votes for the original post and its message of warmth and love suggest that THOSE Chinese netizens are also responding with “warmth and love”? If so, then why judge Chinese netizens with the less popular instead of the more popular?

            Again, I understand if you’re not as familiar with how Weibo or other Chinese sites work, but I think what I’ve said here should help you get an inkling of the myriad reasons of why I would naturally find your initial juxtaposition and judgement unfair.

            Cheers.

          • Mark

            Thanks for the feedback. Perhaps “all” was also a problem in my original wording. I didn’t expect nearly such a reply when I posted it. I don’t use Weibo all that often, though I do use Baidu a fair amount.

            We’ll just have to agree to disagree on this whole positive vs. negative thing. In my own personal opinion, I deal with more negativity in China on a daily basis than I have anywhere else in the world, so while I don’t think one is inferior or superior, it doesn’t come off as strange to me to point out the negativity in a picture that was posted as an innately beautiful photograph by the original poster.

            A funny comment that someone made a few weeks ago, and I don’t know how good your grasp of the Chinese language is, but the popular meme “no zuo no die” is rather comparable to the popular meme “YOLO”, except one is saying a statement that is positive or saying you DO something (you ONLY LIVE once!) while the other is more of a negative or a do NOT do something statement (don’t do anything dumb and you won’t die). I don’t know if I expressed myself clearly there and don’t want to start a whole other discussion, but this constant negativity over the past decade and stating things always in the negative is something that I don’t think is that uncommon.

            Again I’m talking broadly and understand both societies have numerous exceptions, but more just talking overall.

    • Chris Wagner

      Well, when this picture made its way around US image/social media sites, there were a fair share of bottom feeder comments talking about how nice it must be for a killer to go relax in his own country after murdering hundreds of Afghan children, etc.

      • donscarletti

        Personally, I would rather have people call me a killer than a cuckold.

        • Chris Wagner

          It gets a little old; whatever misgivings one may have about the wars, it’s a bit laughable to think that the average soldier over there even sees combat, let alone pilots CIA drones dropping Hellfires or goes on My Lai style massacres. Most of them are just building ****, maintaining ****, or patrolling ****.

    • mattman183

      Wow. You don’t get the internet. There would be trolling all over this photo in the comments section, including in the West.

  • Mark

    Also are we going to get a ChinaSmack story of the three kids in the countryside that beat that defenseless junior high student to death and urinated on his body? That’s the one I’m waiting for, really interested to see all those comments and what’s going on with that…

    • Dr Sun

      Only if its a big hit on chinese microblogs and someone translates it.

    • Insomnicide

      I hope we get an article on the recent mass murder in California.

      • Seconded. Obviously chinaSMACK doesn’t take requests, but as a UCSB alumni and former Isla Vista resident (lived on the same exact street and block where part of the incident took place), this story has shaken my world the past two days. I imagine the fact that half of the victims are of Chinese descent (not sure if Chinese-American or international students; news reports say the former but his manifesto says the latter) will affect how Chinese netizens perceive the incident, and probably not for the better (then again, the shooter himself was half-Chinese, a fact I haven’t seen reported much if at all in the mainstream press). That said, there are so many layers to this story, and I doubt international coverage has done a thorough job fully explaining it. There are so many disturbing underlying layers to the story, and it seems to me that most of it has been ignored by mainstream media coverage, at least online.

        • Markoff

          actually it should be very relatable to Chinese, country of losers sitting at home jerking to Japanese porn and blamin those few foreigners here for not getting laid, I would be interested in comments, so this, killing the bully and that fake Sphinx are all good idea

          • loki

            HEY!! NOW WAIT JUST ONE MINUTE!!! nothing wrong with jerking to some japo porno… lets just clear that little bit up right now!!

        • mr.wiener

          If it starts jumpin’ on the Chinese interwebs then it is on.
          Not sure what interest there is in it so far, here in Taiwan it was reported on a bit: half asian guy, famous[ish] dad, etc, but it seems to have been overtaken by other stories

      • lacompacida

        Is California in China ?

        • No, but a little bit of China is in California.

        • PeterScriabin

          lacompacida: in addition to Matt’s comment, I think you may have momentarily forgotten the point of this website, which is to convey the opinion of Chinese onliners about trending topics. There’s no rule that the matters commented-upon have to have happened in China. The rule is that the topic has been a big deal to Chinese commenters (but not such as also to risk offending the Fascist state, of course).

        • donscarletti

          Depends, have they discovered any dashed lines on that part of the map yet? I think San Fransisco SAR (旧金山特别行政区) might be in that general area.

      • Markoff

        if you are interested why just not go to
        http://news.ifeng.com/
        http://news.163.com/
        and check comments by yourself?

    • lacompacida

      Is that a story in China ?

  • mr.wiener

    Palate clenser!
    I hope everyone gets to come home from the wars.

    • Irvin

      I hope no one does, then there’ll be no more wars.

      • vincent_t

        Absolutely. Because when all the soldiers die, the war addicted politicians, the greedy arms industries and the blood thirsty extremists would finally realize their sins and put this chaos to an end. Hmmm, makes perfect sense

  • lacompacida

    Chinese inferiority complex is showing in spades in the comments from Chinese.

    • what are you talking about?

      • mr.wiener

        Some of the bitchy comments translated from Chinese netezins just below the photo.

  • davilin

    Booooring these posts about “reactions”. Could you post real news about China instead of this reaction shit??

    • lacompacida

      These reactions show more about China than just news that you can read elsewhere.

    • Those “reactions” are literally the entire purpose of this website.

    • Irvin

      Here’s some news for you, this website is dedicated to translating the most popular news online in china, so if a bear shitting in the woods was popular in china you’ll see it here.

  • bang2tang

    How about “sphinx” scandal?

    • ScottLoar

      A replica of the sphinx was built in a remote place in China and Egypt objects. That’s the depth of the scandal. Maybe Egypt should object to the obelisk that is the Washington Monument, or America should object to Egypt’s appropriation of skyscrapers, or…

      But while I’m at it, most interesting is the conjecture that by looking at the dimensions of the sphinx body and head, comparing the aged weathering of the body which was covered in sand longer than the less-weathered head, and noting two lesser but similar figurines which were recarved, and the predominance of the lion in early Egyptian art, it seems the sphinx was originally the head and body of a crouching lion which head during later dynastic times was reworked into that of a pharaoh.

      • noodles76

        An obelisk is a generic structure/shape….the Sphinx is not what I would consider generic.

        That said….it’s pretty much a story about nothing.

        • Zappa Frank

          did Chinese recreated an entire Austrian village? and didn’t Americans recreated almost anything in las vegas? it’s very kitsch ..

          • ex-expat

            The way it’s done in Vegas is supposed to be kitsch. The Chinese copies such as the New York skyline and the twin towers in Tianjin, are not the same context and strike a nerve, for me at least. China has a reputation for copying everything which I think is a sore spot for many.

          • noodles76

            It is. As I said, it’s a story about nothing.

      • Zappa Frank

        the sphinx head apparently was made in a different stone than the body, harder, that should be why is better preserved

        • ScottLoar

          That’s not true, both are limestone but the head is carved from a harder layer of the same limestone formation. The pharaoh’s head was not carved separately then attached to the lion’s body. The stone has been reworked; again, look to the points in my argument.

          • Zappa Frank

            you are right, the rock is the same but different parts of the limestone have different resistance and the limestone of the head seems to be harder.

          • ScottLoar

            And, the limestone of the head was carved later, reworked.

          • Zappa Frank

            You talk about the theory that before was the head of a lion and that is the reason of the disproportion with the body?

          • ScottLoar

            Yes. The lion’s head was later carved into the head of a pharaoh and so the disproportion between the lion’s body and pharaoh’s head, which also accounts for the extreme weathering of the body (it being much older) compared to the head.

  • Markoff

    she looks surprisingly good for British…from behind
    anyway one less mercenary murderer abroad is always good news

    • ClausRasmussen

      Well… she’s actually not British. Even though “HereInUK” posted it, the picture is from the US: http://www.kvue.com/news/slideshows/260621691.html

    • Boris

      Like any place in the world there is gonna be buff chicks and mingers. I’ve seen more beautys in London than I have seen in my time in Korea and China. But I must say, I’ve seen more hot mums in China and Japan than in England. They really do let themselves go after they become mums…

  • 나비

    I don’t understand why the negative comments on the picture. When I saw the picture all I saw was a beautiful family reuniting and how excited and happy they must be in that moment. And what does wearing flip flops have to do with cheating?

    • Surfeit

      Right?!

    • mr.wiener

      A reference to bound feet meaning purity perhaps? Who knows ,I’m not sure this is even a Chinese thing , it is just somebody being a dick. Some people get joy from others pain and pain from others joy.
      Pity them.

  • Surfeit

    How adorable! That guy was reunited with his mrs after serving his country and probably had some amazing rough and tumble sex, followed by intimate and passionate sex, and then she probably made him a sandwich. In the mean time some Chinese guys who, for all their want, could never get their dick near a white woman are making fun of him over the internet. Bless their cotton socks!

    • Pako-chan

      white women are easily bought even in asia…

      • ScottLoar

        Pako-chan,

        You talk from experience so I ask,

        1) Where are the markets for white women on sale? Or
        you mean casual sex with a white woman can be had on easy payment terms?

        2) White women, which would be those inclusive of
        almost 100 countries in over four continents. Tell me, how were the Belgians?Chileans? Andalusians? Compare those from Towoombah with those from Fremantle, yeah?

        3) Where can I learn more about this supposedly
        pedestrian knowledge without referring to your authority?

        4) Is it possible you may be wrong? Dare I suggest,
        your limited intellect has hit on only one of the ways to denigrate peoples and entire nations: a) ridicule the manliness of their men, b) impugn the virtue of their women, c) deny the goodness of their children. You still working on the other two? That includes you, Surfeit.

        • vincent_t

          ouuccchhh…dude, it hurts u?? take it easy, he might be just trolling

          • KamikaziPilot

            He likes to show off his “knowledge”, doesn’t know what a joke is, and makes sure everyone knows he can speak and read Chinese.

          • Surfeit

            He can read my ass. It says, I excrete what ScottLoar speaks.

          • ScottLoar

            In a forum about China you are easily impressed by someone speaking and reading Chinese? And showing some knowledge about – well, anything is in sharp contrast to the graffiti here.

          • KamikaziPilot

            Of course I’m not impressed, only ignorant people would be impressed with that. Still not sure why you insulted the OP, but I’m guessing you were just looking to start an argument, as usual.

          • ScottLoar

            Of course you were impressed which prompted you to mention so to another. Jealousy, resentment, envy – I don’t know, but it had made enough impression to prompt you to tell another.

            There are very few persons here whose comments I look forward to, just casually reading most others (I don’t recall ever commenting on your posts, they’re just ordinary), but occasionally a truly asinine comment without foresight like Surfeit’s (he posts whatever comes immediately into his head; he has as much self-reflection as a watermelon) does get me to ask “Just what the fuck are you saying?”.

          • Surfeit

            I had the foresight to know it would prompt a reaction from people who take stupid remarks on the internet too seriously.

            A stupid internet comment, about stupid internet comments. Hook, line, and sinker!

          • KamikaziPilot

            So any time I mention an observation I’m impressed? I don’t subscribe to that logic. “Jealousy, resentment, envy”? Only using your delusional logic would I be feeling that way.

            Well I actually never read your posts until you first responded to one of mine (maybe a week or 2 ago). Just going by memory I recall that for some deluded reason, you equated me saying there are legitimate, root causes of terrorism, with me justifying all terrorists acts committed throughout history. You then proceeded to list terrorist events throughout history, included some obscure ones as if to make yourself seem an expert. Your current post just follows your habit of 1) taking a little tidbit of information and somehow twisting it to suit your own agenda, which seems to be to start an argument just for the sake of boosting your fragile ego 2) listing as many obscure (for the average reader) bits of information to make you seem an expert 3) writing long winded responses to something that was obviously said in jest. I’m just calling it like I see it. I’ll let others see for themselves your blatant attempt to agitate them.

          • ScottLoar

            I suspected you wouldn’t understand “impressed”, thinking the word invariably means favourably impressed. Of course you were impressed otherwise you wouldn’t have noted it to another.

            I don’t ask you to read or comment on my posts. Even replying to you is a forced courtesy.

          • KamikaziPilot

            I’ve never responded to any of your posts without you responding first, I don’t read your posts any more than any other poster (actually maybe less), and I like to get an idea of the general personality of each poster as it only takes a little while to skim through posts. It’s becoming a chore for me to reply to you so I’ll leave on this note: As much as I hate to argue semantics and think it’s a desperate attempt to sound intelligent when you have nothing else to say, nothing I said was incorrect. I’d think if you’re arguing semantics you’d at least know the definition of the word(s) in question. From the Macmillan Dictionary:

            Impressed – admiring someone or something very much, especially because of an unusually good achievement, quality, or skill

            http://www.macmillandictionary.com/us/dictionary/american/impressed

          • Kai

            I believe ScottLoar insulted Surfeit because of:

            a) ridicule the manliness of their men,

            perhaps for this:

            In the mean time some Chinese guys who, for all their want, could never get their dick near a white woman are making fun of him over the internet. Bless their cotton socks!

            Surfeit says “some” but the mean-spirtedness of his comment should be evident. If it is mean-spirited for some Chinese netizens to take away from the soldier’s reunion by joking about how she must have cheated on him, it’s likewise mean-spirited to respond by elevating it to a racial level putting down Chinese men and their relation to white women. You can imagine notions and remarks like Surfeit’s feeding into and reinforcing the insecurities of that Virgin Killer in California. It’s immature and petty in its own right.

            That said, I think Scott overreacted to Pako-chan who was more or less saying (I think) those Chinese men in “all their want” could possibly invest in a Russian or Eastern European/former Soviet Bloc prostitute, which can be found throughout China serving Chinese men with curiosity and/or white fever that can’t be satisfied otherwise.

          • ScottLoar

            Kai, look to the comment, “white women are easily bought even in asia (sic)”, which is not the same as noting Russian or Eastern European/former Soviet Bloc prostitutes can be had.

          • Kai

            I just saw Pako’s explanation and your response. From my perspective, I felt it was an overreaction because I immediately understood Pako’s context. It’s fair that you may not have, that “white” didn’t immediately make you think of Russian prostitutes in China and that they accurately represent “white” in this specific context.

            While I think people who are familiar with modern China and have lived her would be aware of the Russian prostitutes phenomenon, I won’t fault you for not being aware or even for simply not immediately thinking that’s what Pako was referring to. It is after all clear that you interpreted him much more broadly by the indignant questions you responded to him with. There’s nothing wrong is a misunderstanding due to difference in context, as long as everyone is cool with explaining themselves and forgiving each other for not being telepathic in good faith.

          • ScottLoar

            Of course I know of Russian prostitutes in Shanghai. Again, he didn’t say Russian prostitutes, he said “white women”. I surely don’t gauge or imply that the mainland Chinese prostitutes seen in Malaysia and Singapore prove “Mainland Chinese women are easily bought”.

            But going on like this becomes 蝸牛角上爭什麼.

          • Surfeit

            Putting down [those] Chinese men in their relation to white women.

            I can see how all Chinese guys would be offended by this though. It was indeed petty and mean spirited. I knew it would offend, even with the twist of satire.

            You can imagine notions and remarks like Surfeit’s feeding into and reinforcing the insecurities of that Virgin Killer in California.

            Please, please, please, elaborate on this for me.

          • Kai

            Rodger was hella hung up on sex with a specific type of girl being a validation of his self-worth. His perception of rejection or inability to get those girls fueled his demented conception of his place in the world and underpinned much of the racist garbage he spouted about Asians and blacks and whatever.

            The guy was obviously disturbed (or the most ingenious hardcore troll of recent times) but there’s no escaping that the pressures and angsts he wrapped himself in were shaped by such immature notions as how female conquests along racial lines interacts with a male’s worth and thus ego. The guy jacuzzi’d himself in immature male sexual competitive claptrap similar to what you casually threw out, and that undeniably fed into him ultimately beta raging out.

            This isn’t to say people who casually toss around such notions are ultimately responsible for what he did, but it can’t be denied that such attitudes are not remotely mature or healthy, especially as shaping forces in a young man’s psychological and emotional growth. It played a role in fostering unrealistic (not to mention misogynistic and racist) expectations that frustrated him because he wasn’t able to live up to them.

            Rodger arguably put white pussy on the highest pedestal possible, and when he couldn’t get it, he didn’t want anyone else to, whether it was the alpha males or even his step brother. The shit Rodger said in his manifesto and throughout his online presence? All stuff you’d associate with obnoxious trolls. What’s frightening is that he wasn’t trolling. He actually believed this shit to a very deep part of his being, and it manifested itself in twisted ways.

            Would NOT making fun of the relative disadvantages a race of people have with appealing to the opposite sex of another race hurt anyone? I don’t think so. So why do it, right?

            Some people (like Rodger) should toughen up and shake it off, improve themselves or their game or whatever, but that still doesn’t change how utterly intellectually and morally profitless there is in one race of people putting down another in an insecurity so inherently evolutionarily ingrained in people as access to and acceptance by potential mates. Rodger isn’t the only lonely WoW-playin’ “supreme gentleman” virgin who has a chip on his shoulder furiously masturbating his calloused member seething in anger at why girls don’t like them and seem to go for jocks or whatever in the world. Imagine if somewhere along the line this mentally disturbed kid never got the idea that fucking or not fucking white girls defined him as a man because no one else suggested it does.

          • Surfeit

            I’ve not seen his videos/manifesto/whatever so thanks for the insight.

            Aye, seems he was whacko alright. No banter where he’s involved.

            I certainly wasn’t spouting racial garbage of the same ilk though. No matter how sinister it seemed, it was taunting in essence. (Note that nobody has remarked how I joked about the woman making a sandwich for the guy.)

            I did know not everyone would see it like that, but that’s half the fun! The barmy kids always entertain.

          • KamikaziPilot

            Scott always overreacts. I doubt he actually legitimately cares for the people of China, it’s just to start something and is indicative of his argumentative nature. Kind of like when he accused me of supporting every terrorist act in history, based on a few sentences I said.

        • Surfeit

          Dude, I can think of a countless ways to denigrate people and nations. Tell me yours and I’ll give you a demonstration!

        • Pako-chan

          there’s a mass population of russian (plus others) prostitutes all over asia. maybe if you tried traveling the world’s red light district you wouldn’t question my knowledge…

          • ScottLoar

            You didn’t say Russian prostitutes. You said, “white women are easily bought even in asia (sic)”.

      • vincent_t

        Well, u dun hv to buy them. Some white women do have fellow fever too.

      • Surfeit

        Oh aye, there’s some nasty ass bitches over here for sure, but a woman like the one they call adulterer, naaaaa. You couldn’t buy her with all the rice in the world.

    • ScottLoar

      The “dick” is yourself for such a stupid comment.

      • Surfeit

        Excellent response! Have you got some more brilliant things to say? Keep it coming cock-jockey!

        • ScottLoar

          Cock-jockey?

          You are typical of what passes here.

          You have the attention span of a teenager, the factual
          retention of a Snickers bar, cannot digest the details of an argument much less organize one, use Wikipedia as your sole reference, cannot discriminate between belief and reasoned opinion, and litter remarks with capitals, exclamations,and “fuck” rather than persuasive argument. You write like Valley Girls talk, ungrammatical and barely literate,snarky but witless. Your remarks have as much detail as a twitter post or text message because those are the depth of your expression.

          You have too little experience of life, not even experience of what used to be the normal passages of adult life, cocooned as you are by entertainments, virtual realities and just too much stuff. Without independent or original thought you can only repeat popular hearsay rather than give time to investigate the facts of a matter. You then answer argument with ridicule and cliché, and treat rebuttals as trolling. Your knowledge is shallow, your intellect sophomoric.

          Do your homework. Understand the differences between “its” and “it’s”, “then” and “than”, “you’re” and “your”, “their”, “there” and “they’re”. Learn that the history of human experience is not a dichotomy of good and bad, black and white, no matter how easy that simplicity is to your understanding, and that greed is not the primary motivator of human affairs. Stop acting like you’ve earned “street creds” and authority by watching movies or sharing blog posts, and don’t reply to disagreement with attitude copped from county jail. Try to earn respect from those who disagree rather than scoring laughs for your buddies.

          • Surfeit

            HAHA! I’m not even going to read that. Thanks for your time Mr Serious Face!

  • David

    Loser

  • Wrong, cheating on military husbands is extremely common, enough to actually make it into mainstream thought.

  • Kai

    Hah, glad I’m not the only who didn’t get that one.

  • Kai

    LOL

  • d.g.summers

    Moderator:

    I understand why you censor my comments. I would too if I were you. : )

    But censorship of comments causes future remarks (taken out of context) confusions especially when ChinaSmack staff pontificates of the topic being censored. It makes you look silly.

    I thought I’d bring this inconsistency to your attention.

    • mr.wiener

      Your comments have not been censored, they where waiting approval.
      I slept in this morning, so sue me.

  • mr.wiener

    Sorry for the delay, after approving your 1st post I had to ride to the market in the rain and prep for tonight’s business.
    Patience is a virtue, you think we get paid for this?

  • Hank

    Chinese Nongs are the worst people. Dogs are the best people.

  • if you look this post up on weibo, you’d realize that most of the comments on the reposts are about how its a heartwarming & adorable picture. However this site chose to post the more cynical comments here. if you look closely you’d also realize that one of the original comments reads “穿拖鞋出门” which means “she’s wearing flip flops outside” (which is relatively rare in China). However the translation comes out as “Leaving the house in sandals, I think his wife has had an extramarital affair…” seriously guys?????

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