Handsome Men on UK Subway, Chinese Netizen Reactions

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From Sina Weibo:

@我的朋友是个呆B: The UK has a website that allows everyone to post photographs of heart-stirring young men encountered on the subway, including both ordinary people and celebrities encountered by chance, and the founder says this website has already helped many people find love. Here are several of the higher quality handsome men for everyone to appreciate.

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Comments from Sina Weibo:

m要考研的学霸:

The last photo, they’re a couple, right? [马到成功][马到成功][马到成功]

一小撮份子:

I’ve always wondered how the UK can have so many strange things and such bad food yet still produce so many handsome men. [思考]

亭子XD:

One could be made for China, the handsome men of various street vendors/food stalls.

追风少女田二心:

The last one has to be a couple. I’d be 100 kuai RMB. [doge]

梦里可是孤单只影Alan:

Subway of the Heavenly Kingdom: “What are you photographing?” “I’m photographing you, what are you going to do about it?” “Oh I’m pissed now.” Bang bang bang pow pow pow.

DyZebra:

Photo #9 is of a couple. [拜拜]

ilive:

The last one feels very gay.

壁花少女-_-:

[doge][doge][doge]

晴天小朱猪:

Looks like the last one is a pair of homos. [偷笑]

天蝉鸣过:

The two men in the last one are definitely a couple!!!

prprprprprha:

Last one is of a pair. [doge]

回忆专用小马甲:

Other people’s subway [not our own]. [拜拜]

高杰cc:

You sure the last one isn’t of a couple?

满腹无经纶:

For a similar Chinese microblog, visit @China_Crush, you’re welcome.

一梦三四年hr:

The last two are of a couple. [doge]

脚趾头缝缝:

When it comes to foreign men, as long as they aren’t too wrinkled and fat, they all look about the same.

抓捕野生智障:

Is “finding love” referring to the last photo?

篮球4Life:

This is a gay dating website. [可爱]

wanan24999:

The last one is filled with homoeroticism!

爱乐丁:

You had me [smitten] at the very first one. [拜拜]

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  • FYIADragoon

    Incoming ESLs boasting of their conquests of wretched village girls in…3…2…1…

    • namepen

      EFL teachers in Asian countries have a more ‘real’ experience of countries like China and Korea than tourists or wealthy professional types and so will obviously be a lot more critical.

      Just because they bad mouth certain aspects of your country of heritage you shouldn’t take it so personally.

      • FYIADragoon

        The fact that you immediately assume I’m Chinese when I’m not really doesn’t bode well for the foundations of your comments.

        • namepen

          I am indeed assuming that your heritage is East Asian because you are so butthurt about English teachers.

          However, I said nothing about you being Chinese. The fact that you couldn’t pick that up and that you referred to English teachers in China as “ESLs” hardly covers you in much glory either.

          • FYIADragoon

            I’m American. Sorry to disappoint.

          • namepen

            My condolences.

          • Alex Dương

            I think you shouldn’t be so quick to assume that people holding opinion X must be of ancestry Y.

          • namepen

            So he is a snob and not a racist…my bad!

          • FYIADragoon

            It’s alright. At least our country is still relevant.

          • Contra

            Oh and the UK is not? My God you’re bitter. Are you going to say we can’t speak English properly next?

          • namepen

            You are just jealous of all the wretched American village girls we get thanks to our accents!

          • WFH

            I guess the bad teeth help too…

          • Mihel

            Everybody is american these days.

      • Ken Morgan

        Do they? A person who went to China for ESL (no qualifications what so ever and on a tourist visa) just came back. For years he’s boast and rub our faces into how great his life was.

        Seemed to me he was living in an expat bubble.

        • namepen

          So having a great life in China = Expat bubble?

          Doesn’t that sort of imply that life in China isn’t so awesome outside the bubble?

          • Alex Dương

            Isn’t that obvious?

          • Ken Morgan

            Um does it need to be said?

            Hmm if my UK salary was suddenly 600% that of the average local person say £150,000 a year. I’m pretty sure my life would improve considerably.

        • Contratector

          To be a waijiao, you need a degree, a teaching qualification and a Z visa.

          • Ken Morgan

            I know I mentioned he went on tourist visas

      • Guest

        BS: They have no clue. They have no money and if being a drunk in a bar is an experience that is a poor understanding of a country. The professional types that you bag out own businesses, know the local law, interact with different local govt depts and businesses. Operate staff and offices across the country, keep up to date on the politics and business events in their sector and in China. They know a hell of a lot more about and have a hell of a more real “experience” than a drop kick out in the sticks teaching some brats.

        You have NO IDEA obviously what these “Proffesional Types” do…

        • ScottLoar

          Agreed.

          Many foreigners come to China for a year or two, sometimes by their own attraction to see something different, sometimes as service technicians or specialists for large foreign companies with plants and offices in China, but they don’t stay long, and riding hardbench to the hinterlands, screwing local girls and meeting the guys for rounds on weekends does not qualify one as knowledgeable or experienced.

          Almost anyone working in China and responsible for the P&L statement is also managing a local staff, resolving local problems, and is expected to know what’s going on politically, economically and socially because business does not like surprises.(I’ve even had to act in place of the local secretaries who lacked all knowledge of places suitable for a mixed group of Chinese and foreigners to have dinner, and ordered the dishes as well.) There’s an abyss of ignorance separating the two, Chinese and foreign, and the so-called “professional types” are expected to bridge then manage both sides. What’s my job? Herding donkeys uphill, which is more demanding than those on-line claiming “real experience”.

        • namepen

          If you own or work for a medium to large company, then my comment stands. If expat teachers live in a bubble, I can only imagine what sort of bubble a big business head/worker would inhabit.

          If you are some poxy bar owner, stop being such an egregious snob.

          Expat teachers live as normal lower middle class people in China or Korea, therefore they get to see the country as a regular joe.

    • Contra

      What relevance does that have, except trolling?

    • WHITE GUY

      All the asian girls I know have white fever.

  • namepen

    The UK is overwhelmingly white, but it is interesting how every photo is of a white dude. Especially considering how much diversity there is in London.

    • skewwhiffy

      That’s not true, certainly not in London with its nearly 50% immigrant population.

      • namepen

        The UK isn’t London.

        Also non-British doesn’t mean non-White, there are indeed tons of immigrants in London and many of them are from the rest of the EU.

        Britain is very multicultural, but it has been a very recent phenomenon. Until 1998 the non-White population of the UK was lower than 10% now it is close to 15%. I would still say though that 85% is an overwhelming majority.

        • Contra

          But the pictures are of dudes on the London underground

        • Ken Morgan

          Heh you should tell that to the Chinese, white face = English speaking.

          The thing is you go to towns like Rochdale, Bolton or inner city Manchester and see the ethnic make up of the school children. Nary a white face amongst them. But this was the norm when I was at school 20 years ago too.

          • Boris

            Shit, you and I are around the same age!

        • skewwhiffy

          According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethnic_groups_in_London, about 40% of London is non-white, which correlates to my experience living here. In addition, London is the most relevant on this page about men on the subway: no other place in the UK has an underground train system.

    • Stefan

      Chinese girls dislike black, middle eastern, and Indian men.

      • deeps

        From my experience growing up in London, Chinese men and women are at the bottom of the dating pile for everyone except other Chinese people.

        • Stefan

          Don’t white guys like Asian (Chinese, Korean, Japanese) girls?

          • WHITE GUY

            From my experience, it is the other way around. Asian girls overwhelmingly have white fever.

          • Stefan

            So white guys just go along with the flow and don’t resist when Asian girls flirt with you?
            Does it happen a lot?

          • Vance

            We are helpless against the kind of weaponry those Asian girls bring down on us!! Resistance is futile!

          • Stefan

            What do they do?
            I’m not a white guy so I don’t know.

          • jaded

            seems like you’re clueless in general. Continuing your pseudo rhetorical but actually retarded questions

          • Zappa Frank

            Stefan, don’t reply to the troll..

          • Boris

            This thread was making me laugh. Why did you have to come in and stop it? :P

          • deeps

            British guys are not very interested in Chinese girls at home, for example when I was at university there was a large Chinese student population but it was rare to see Chinese girls with anyone other than Chinese guys. However when British men move to China things seem to change. Maybe its all the attention they get from the locals.

        • middle finger

          Srs do they have many Chinese or east Asians in uk? beside the tourists and international students?

          • deeps

            There are quite a lot of Chinese people now in the UK particularly in big cities and around universities. However they like to keep to themselves so many people in the UK consider them to be an invisible minority.

          • middle finger

            WEll seem they like to keep themselves it mean they are not into interracial relationship as well, they’re definitely not beggars for love like you said. And you seem butthurt that Chineses are not into black, Indians, …

        • WFH

          just another disgruntled village idiot who is getting owned by the Asians in London..

          • deeps

            I suggest you research what the word “Asians” means in London

          • DC

            I did….means “boss of deeps, who bends him over and gives it to him up the wazoo twice a day”

  • bujiebuke

    For what it’s worth, I think you’ll usually find people with a fair degree of disposable income that go to China. Therefore, they tend to be better dressed and more presentable than your average Amurican or European who “dun take no shiet from no one” type of person. What in the world would Cletus be doing in China anyways?

    • Mihel

      Idk about North America but sure as hell the average Europid doesn’t dress up to go on vacation.
      From experience, the only people who dress up are young japanese females with their frilly dresses, russian “girlfriends” of rich russian dudes that look like an antagonist from 007, arab ladies and their husbands with huge gold jewellery that adds a good 2-3kg to the weight of the outfit.

      • bujiebuke

        lol, I can tell you’ve been to places. Europeans seem to dress well without giving much effort. Maybe they’re just wearing whatever’s on sale from H&M. That’s just my 2 cents.

        • Mighty曹

          Europeans dress way better. Most Americans have no sense of fashion. And it varies between cities. SF is always more fashionable than LA but NY is still the best.

          • bujiebuke

            that reminds me I need to update my subscription to GQ…

          • Mighty曹

            Don’t forget Maxim and FHM too.

  • Zen my Ass

    A few weeks ago, a dude on the metro took a short video of my baby on the stroller. I don’t want to know what use has been made of it. That being said, I really wonder how you can film somebody’s baby right in front of his dad without asking for the permission, giving an explanation and such. I don’t like to be pictured or filmed, I would be really bothered if a stolen pic of me appeared on display on a website.

  • Person

    Wtf what website is this?

  • Okay

    I feel kinda bad I’ve been on the tube but no one wants my photo

  • JayJay

    Why netizens are commenting on whether the two in the last photo are gay?? Is it that interesting?

    • Mighty曹

      My first impression was that they’re twin brothers.

  • YourSupremeCommander

    Creppy dudes take pictures of other dudes on the train, thats UK for yall.

    • Contra

      No this normally never happens, and fact it would be considered possibly illegal and people wouldn’t stand for it. Then again what do you know?

  • Mihel

    Nobody is stopping people to post pictures of good looking men of colour if they so feel inclined.

    • Rika

      True. ~umm… white is a colour too, is it not? :3

  • Guest

    Why do you think they are pictures of ESL teachers? I don’t think the article suggests anything of the sort.

  • 42

    They all look the same….

    • Mihel

      Don’t be racist. The homosexual couple sets itself apart for the distinct lack of socks in conjunction with closed shoes.

    • Contra

      Really? They all have distinct different features, so you’re obviously trolling because that’s what people often say about your kind. We know you’re an ethnic Chinese supremacist, but come on, that’s just sad trolling.

      • 42

        No seriously, they do all look the same, check again. They might be from one and the same inbred community.

        • Contratector

          No seriously, you’re an idiot, and it seems pretty racist.

          • 42

            You apparantly don’t know the definition of racist. If I have said something like, chinese guys look better than british guys, now that could be considered racist, however there is some truth in it.

            If I say, they all look the same and have the same features, there is no racial factor involved, as you don’t know the ethnic race of each and every one of those “gentlemens” or man-woman, what you want to call them. they might be spanish, portugese or italian for all you care.

          • Contratector

            Let me repeat myself

            They all have distinct different features, so you’re obviously trolling because that’s what people often say about your kind.

            So tell me, how do thy all look the same, if not by race. What are you even talking about then?

            The ethnic race of each one involved? They’re all white guys; nationality is irrelevant to race; two different things. You apparantly don’t know the definition of ‘racist’.

            “those “gentlemens” or man-woman, what you want to call them.”

            Again, what’s this about? Trolling again are you?

          • Zappa Frank

            no there is no racism involved, only plain idiocy. different hair colors, beard or not, muscle or slim, but hey, they look the same. Sir you are simply stupid and the last paragraph evidence it even more

          • jaded

            So if I said all those Chinese Japanese/Koreans all look the same, how would you feel about that? It wouldn’t bother you? Do you agree?

          • 42

            No because you mentioned Chinese, Japanese and Koreans, these are ethnic races, and that makes you a racist.

            I however just saying these “gentlemens” look all the same, I never once mentioned race. And to be honest, they do all look the same, their facial features, and their styles.

            Haha, you guys crack me up with your ignorance xD

          • Zappa Frank

            like before for the ‘parents certificate’ you are the one who proudly display an overwhelming ignorance. the funny part is that you pretend to make it pass for something normal.
            the part you wrote about races is just another proof.
            you are in the same league of the whites that call all Asians looking people “bruce lee”,does this make you proud?

          • 42

            You made one good point here. I have never heard an asian or chinese guy, when they pass by a random white guy on the streets saying, hey “Chuck Norris!”

            That shows the difference in class and respect between asians and caucasian people. Caucasian people or white people as you call them, have this shortcoming and bad merit to shout out racial slures or make fun of every other ethnic race other than theirs. Which is quite ridiculous if you ask me.

            If this wasnt so common practise by caucasian people and recognizable, then you wouldnt have been so upset ;-)

          • Zappa Frank

            have you at least understood what i said…no. no worries in the end you are here just for trolling.
            anyway they dont? when they see Black people and ask if they are Kobe Bryant or danzel Washington? about norris they simply dont know him. you are the same as them. an idiot that pretend to see the guys in the pictures as similar just for pleasure of trolling. still the difference among those guys is bigger than the one among most asians

          • jaded

            You said that they all looked the same, the implication= these whiteys
            all look the same. Which is yet another of your dumb comments. How could they all look the same. You would only say this if you’re being at least a little racist, or you’re completely disconnected with reality and your head is totally wedged up your arse

            My point was if I said all those Asians all look the same and labelled you lot as
            one entity that would be ignorant right? You’re comment is tantamount to the same thing wumao.

          • 42

            Actually when I said they all look the same I meant all of them have broad jaw lines, the forheads are big, touting lips, thick eye brows. maybe the person who selected these photos have a preference for such type of guys.

            But the funny thing is I managed to hit a nerve with my presumably simple comment. As you might be convinced yourself that these gentlemens have different unique features, but some might not think so, but you also now realise that people who say asians look alike are not paying attention aswell, as asians do not look alike, you just never payed close attention.

            Either way, you assumed wrong, these gentlemen probably have been chosen for their similar and distinctive features, so therefore I have legitimate reasons to say that they all look alike.

    • Germandude

      Hm. Blond haired, black haired, brown haired. Slim guys and at least one guy that looks like he has been visiting the gym regularly. Either your eyes suck or your IQ is as low as your name suggests. I go for the later one given your comment history.

      • 42

        look the same as in broad jaw lines, long face, the foreheads are big, touting lips, long nose, thick eye brows, very obviously they look alike. hair color means nothing, asians can color their hair blond aswell, that doesnt say anything about their facial features which usually are formed by genetics.

  • Contra

    CS posts the most popular shit on Chinese social networking. It’s possible therefore that (TO THEM) that only the crackers were worth talking about.

    • firebert5

      It’s also possible he was referring to “THEM” rather than to CS specifically. Just saying.

  • Contratector

    “I’ve always wondered how the UK can have so many strange things and such bad food yet still produce so many handsome men.”

    Define strange things, and look who’s talking.

    ‘Such bad food’… cheap shot, it’s not that bad at all, at least there’s no gutter oil. What would this person know about British food anyway? Oh right, hears’say and stereotypes = knowledge and facts in China.

    Nevertheless these things don’t affect how we can ‘produce so many handsome men’.

    I suppose it’s a positive, complementary statement, in a retarded kind of way.

    • Dan

      I never truly understood the bad food comment. Historically maybe, stodge and more stodge. The French had the right to mock a century or so ago, but now, really? Especially so China who have little history of culinary understanding of the Brits until recently. Besides, I’d take a greasy spoon over a fetus egg.

      • Alex Dương

        The French had the right to mock a century or so ago, but now, really?

        I was under the impression that British food only got “better” after a large influx of immigration from South Asia.

        • Teacher in China

          One of the best things to happen to British cuisine was the influx of people from curry-eating countries – there are amazing curry places in the UK now, even in the small towns.

          • Alex Dương

            I think that’s great; Americans have clearly benefited from (and also harmed) numerous immigrant cuisines too. I just have a “come on, really?” reaction to someone who’s going to play up British food and trash Chinese food.

          • Vance

            Like the genuine Mexican food served at Taco Bell…

          • Alex Dương

            Definitely Exhibit A. I’m not a snob and won’t judge anyone for eating anywhere, but suffice to say, there is a world of difference between a legit al pastor taco and a cheesy gordita crunch.

          • Vance

            As a “disclaimer”, I actually love to eat Taco Bell food, but I know it has been slightly Americanized. The first time I had the experience of tacos made by Mexicans, I did not immediately know what they were!

          • Dan

            The whole point is that Britain has turned into a culinary melting pot, and that this in fact defines British cuisine now. So your “come on, really” is entirely elliptical. You should use historically indigenous cuisine, or some terminology along those lines if you really have such a distaste and urge to pan British food. But, the fact that you are concentrating your effort on disparaging those defending British cuisine from the snide remarks of Chinese commentators proves that you have little interest in really understanding the matter. In such a case, yes, British food is shit.

          • Alex Dương

            You and others aren’t just “defending British cuisine”; you’re simultaneously trashing Chinese cuisine. Hence, my “come on, really?” reaction.

            I have no interest or “urge to pan British food,” modern or “historically indigenous.” I do, however, have an interest in making it clear to anyone who wants to play up British food while trashing Chinese food that “historically indigenous” British food does not and never had a reputation for being world class.

          • Dan

            Well like everyone else has said, go tell that to michelin then. I was merely underscoring the hypocrisy of those belittling English food for being “poor quality” based upon flimsy anecdote presumably spanning from the French or some toff colonialists debased antics one hundred years ago. When I travelled through China some of the food was absolutely amazing, and some of it was the most disgusting, callous and sadistic (in preparation) food I have ever witnessed. But I don’t read things in black and white and would never belittle Chinese cuisine as a whole because of it. Unfortunately people like yourself like to believe everyone in UK wakes up to fried bread and finishes the day with nips and tatties, and refuse to acknowledge the actual facts about “world class” restaurants being based in London.

          • Alex Dương

            First you mocked me for having the “facile” belief that modern British food is only good because of South Asian immigrants. Now you straw man me by saying that I “believe everyone in UK wakes up to fried bread and finishes the day with nips and tatties.” Which is it?

            You brought up Michelin. Let’s talk about that. The U.K. has four two-to-three Michelin starred restaurants. Three of them serve French cuisine. The chef of the fourth spent ten years of his life working oddjobs so he could teach himself “the French classical repertoire.”

            As I said to one of your compatriots, isn’t it weird that seemingly the trick to amazing “historically indigenous” British cuisine is to spend ten years of your life learning how to cook the classic dishes of French cuisine?

            I never denied that the U.K. today has great restaurants. I never said it was a problem that the U.K. has fused numerous immigrant cuisines. But you are trying to play up British food while trashing Chinese food, and that just doesn’t work for multiple reasons, the most obvious of which is that since you are talking about “amalgamations,” any diss on Chinese food is a diss on British food.

          • Dan

            Your own link shows that UK indeed has four 3 star restaurants, but twenty (not four) 2 star restaurants and one hundred and thirty four 1 star restaurants. If you want to defend your argument by mis-claiming michelin by all reasons do, but I don’t buy your uptight animosity toward British food based upon mis-quotation. It actually bothers me little what michelin have to say, but it appears to irk you to the point that you keep falling back on it. Re-read your own link.

            I never claimed Chinese food was bad, either (nor did I trash it, really—but you can easily misquote me on that). I claimed I’d rather have one bad food to another (read it), which is, I presume, a culturally coded response. But, of course, you keep driving back the same response: amalgamation somehow equates to a lesser form (this is the 21st century of global cultural diaspora and you want to hold some kind of qualms against hybridity?); chefs were classically trained in the French tradition (so scratch off all French-inspired restaurants and chefs, no matter how ‘amalgamated’ or ‘hybridised’ around the world because, you know, it’s all French really); and that, now, your own conflicting criticisms cannot be brought into the argument (amalgamated and historical tradition). And, by the way, I meant facile because you appear to believe that Chinese food alone is somehow amalgamated predominantly in UK, rather than the former colonies. But OK. Once again, I didn’t trash Chinese food so that little elliptical trick has fallen flat. Dissing types of food in Chinese rather than its cuisine in toto is different.

            I do not care what you think of British food. I personally prefer lots of other national cuisines. But to hear people witter on based upon the same anecdote of poor quality needs to be corrected. If you can’t take the (non mis-quoted) michelin as an example, then whatever. Stick to your belief that we are all either living in some amalgamated and thus debased world of culinary mélange; or that the only thing good is French inspired.

            I apologise for calling you moron, but I was not being serious (you may get that tone or not). But cheese is but one product we make well.

          • Alex Dương

            Dan, you are repeatedly straw manning me to the point where you cannot even form a consistent argument anymore.

            1. You brought up Michelin, not me. If you don’t want to talk about it, that’s fine; but again, you brought it up. Not me.

            2. I have never said “amalgamation somehow equates to a lesser form.” Quite the opposite: I’ve said that as an American, I can’t judge any country for doing that because we do just that ourselves. All I’m saying is that you shouldn’t trash Chinese food because if your argument is that modern British food is a successful food of numerous immigrant cuisines, including Chinese, then any knock on Chinese food is a knock on British food.

            3. You mocked me for saying that British food only improved after an influx of South Asian immigration. Now you’re straw manning me and claiming that I said “Chinese food alone is somehow amalgamated predominantly in UK.” I understand you feel British food is unfairly maligned, but you don’t have to straw man me to make your arguments.

          • Dan

            And you keep drawing around in circles.
            You have misquoted michelin and not addressed that.
            You have not addressed the fact that I did NOT knock Chinese food (why do you keep repeating this).
            You repeatedly call Aunt Sally without addressing anything.

            Believe what you will. But calling a straw man where there isn’t one is, you guessed it, a straw man. I put it to you sir.

          • Alex Dương

            Here’s your original comment:

            I never truly understood the bad food comment. Historically maybe, stodge and more stodge. The French had the right to mock a century or so ago, but now, really? Especially so China who have little history of culinary understanding of the Brits until recently. Besides, I’d take a greasy spoon over a fetus egg.

            You appear to grant that at least 100 years ago, French food was indisputably superior to British food. You then say that this is no longer true and that the Chinese “especially” don’t have the right to judge. Why? Like the French, the Chinese have their own independent culinary tradition. You finish with your preference of a “greasy spoon” over a “fetus egg.”

            You explain later on that your last comment just meant you preferred your own “bad food” to that of others. But hey, I never said “greasy spoon”-type cuisine was bad; you did. And if by “fetus egg” you are referring to “balut,” that’s not even Chinese.

            You bring up Michelin, say you don’t care, and now you bring it up again. OK. The U.K. has more 2-star Michelin restaurants than I claimed.

            You insist that you have not straw manned me. Very well then. Quote where I said something similar to “amalgamation somehow equates to a lesser form.” Quote where I said something similar to “Chinese food alone is somehow amalgamated predominantly in UK, rather than the former colonies.”

          • Dan

            At least 100 years ago, perhaps, British food could be deemed poor, yes. But it is also wrapped in a geopolitics of opinion (hence I use the French and not the Spanish; it is a historically held point on the French side – I thought it obvious why I used this reference). I accept the food my Nan ate during the war—and still does—was a stodgy and salty mess. Todays food is better both for improved opinion on dietary needs, diversity, and the rich melting pot idea as well.

            The Chinese don’t have a right to judge because they are not familiar with the tradition of 100 years ago. All they have to go on is contemporary evidence. This is my point. The French held the view then, and they continue it on now. The Chinese however rely instead on this anecdotal stereotype. I don’t know what else you could possibly read from that comment. Like they say, the problem is with the reader.

            Yes, to me greasy spoon is bad food. If I am misguided on the cultural origins of balut, I apologise, but I have seen it eaten when I visited. My point still stands if I replace with any other subjectively ‘bad’ food. I’ll raise you 皮蛋.

            I bring up michelin because you argued your case in response by using flimsy evidence whilst claiming “Let’s talk about that”. But, funnily enough, you then refused to talk about it when you were called out on false figures. Now you address it. Fine.

            In response to straw manning: “any diss on Chinese food is a diss on British food” (so does that not imply Chinese alone holds clout on the melting pot?). And I have stated your belief that it relates to a lesser form, as the basis of your retort that British food is not all that, is that “Three of them [michelin starred restaurants] serve French cuisine”. You bang on about the French to any reply of a British michelin star and seem to believe that some are not worthy of national heritage because the chefs were classically trained in the French style (you fail to indicate 1) what training has to do with what they are actually serving, and 2), that it is actually a very common trope for a chef to be trained in France in order to become ESTABLISHED). I concede in hindsight I have stretched this view further than you most likely intended it.

            Does that answer your points or not?

          • Alex Dương

            I’m not British; I’m not as aware of Anglo-French rivalries as you are. I thought you picked the French because they have an established, respected, and independent culinary tradition. You are saying you picked them only because of “geopolitical opinion” (i.e. intercountry rivalry)?

            You say the Chinese weren’t “familiar” with the tradition of 100 years ago. What, Sino-British relations are less than 100 years old? Please. The Chinese have had contacts with the British for over 150 years now. Of course Sino-British contacts have a younger history than Anglo-French contacts, but it remains that 100 years ago, the British were hardly alien to the Chinese, what with Hong Kong and the Shanghai concessions.

            > so does that not imply Chinese alone holds clout on the melting pot?

            No. Not only does that not imply what you claimed, it was also taken out of context: “since you are talking about “amalgamations,” any diss on Chinese food is a diss on British food.” If I wanted to imply that Chinese alone held clout, I would not have said “amalgamations” in the plural.

            > I concede in hindsight I have stretched this view further than you most likely intended it.

            Fine.

          • Dan

            You say the Chinese weren’t “familiar” with the tradition of 100 years ago. What, Sino-British relations are less than 100 years old? Please. The Chinese have had contacts with the British for over 150 years now. Of course Sino-British contacts have a younger history than Anglo-French contacts, but it remains that 100 years ago, the British were hardly alien to the Chinese, what with Hong Kong and the Shanghai concessions.

            – But the point is that it is not as orchestrated a response as the French. Do yourself a favour and look into French-British relations and how food centres upon this discourse. Is the Chinese response to British food so densely populous within the historical press and cultural imagination? If so, my comment is null.

          • Alex Dương

            OK, you changed from “not familiar” to “not as familiar.” Fine.

          • Dan

            There is also a difference between being familiar with the Brits and being familiar with their culinary tradition. I am bowing out now but have to stress or ask do you really believe the Chinese and French had an equally long relationship and rivalry with Britain? Now you see why I state the French have the historical privilege to mock, and they do. We are still known as “roast beef” to the French.

          • Alex Dương

            In the future, if you discuss with me (or really, anyone) on another issue, the only thing I ask is that you discuss in good faith. You seem to want to pick apart everything I say in isolation. The most recent example is this:

            I am bowing out now but have to stress or ask do you really believe the Chinese and French had an equally long relationship and rivalry with Britain?

            Just two replies above, I said

            Of course Sino-British contacts have a younger history than Anglo-French contacts

            It’s really quite annoying because you’ve repeatedly taken issue with something I’ve said, and then when I’ve clarified, you then take issue with my clarification, not realizing that your new point of contention contradicts something that I already said or that you already said.

          • ScottLoar

            And those South Asians, and those from Southeast Asia, Africa, the Caribbean brought their spices and a demand for their customary vegetables, all of which inspired a new generation of British chefs with ingredients and cooking styles unknown a generation before. And the British public took to it like a duck to water, because the food is, simply, good tasting and on the whole healthy.

        • Dan

          Perhaps so or perhaps not—your concentrating on a haven of “good food” solely from South Asia is facile—but is evolving and amalgamating cuisine reason then also to mock?

          • Alex Dương

            is evolving and amalgamating cuisine reason then also to mock?

            Of course not. Like I said, I’m American; we can’t judge ANY country for “amalgamating cuisine.” That’s pretty much all we do.

            I don’t have a problem with you playing up British cuisine. But trashing Chinese cuisine as a way to play up British cuisine backfires on you because by your own admission, Chinese cuisine, as one of many immigrant cuisines, has been “amalgamated” with modern British cuisine.

          • Dan

            Tell that to the world class cheese makers you moron.

          • Alex Dương

            Does it ever occur to you that by being so defensive about aspects of your nationality, you are essentially behaving the same way as Chinese netizens who you’d doubtless would criticize for doing the same thing?

          • mr.wiener

            Let’s keep this civil please.

          • FYIADragoon

            You know, I recently was informed that Shanghai itself is in the same boat as America. Its cuisine is borrowed and modified from the surrounding provinces. Just a fun fact.

      • jaded

        They seem to be proud of being ignorant.

    • Lazybearlars

      Agreed.

      How many michelin stars in the whole of China compared to say the UK.

      Any restaurant in China ever been ranked number 1 in the world and creating new and exciting cuisine?

      No, but the Fat Duck has.

      Oh well. Like you said, that person has never set foot in the UK let alone been able to judge the food.

      Then again, one of my friends from China went to the US for a tour of Boston, NY and Washington.

      Every single dinner is her eating….yep, Chinese food.

      I can’t imagine going to China and eating Pub style food every day.

      • Alex Dương

        You mention “The Fat Duck.” Which culinary tradition did Heston Blumenthal train in?

        • Lazybearlars

          Not sure why it’s relevant. His bio says that he self studied and learnt alot from a book on Science and Food merging into one.

          He created alot of new things himself, and was often one of the first chefs to use liquid nitrogen to create things.

          Not sure the service in ANY Chinese restaurant would allow them to be ranked in the top 5 in the world, let alone cutlery or atmosphere. Can you imagine someone judging it and seeing drunk middle aged guys with their guts hanging over their chinos with cheap leather belt peeing on the floor.

          Yes, it happened to me. I was in an expensive duck restaurant [about 500 a head or so] and the next ‘table’ had their child just urinate on the floor. I watched it come towards my leg as the grandparents cheered. If I wasn’t a new hand in China at that time I would have ripped into them.

          • Alex Dương

            Irrelevant, really? You’re trying to play up the British culinary tradition. Yet, the chef of the restaurant you mentioned as an example of top British cuisine valued French training. Why didn’t Blumenthal just train in the British tradition instead?

            Look, I’m American; we don’t have a world-class culinary tradition either. It’s not anything to be ashamed of.

          • Lazybearlars

            He self trained though.

            And 2 out of his 3 restaurants serve ‘olde’ style British food…

            He’s not serving up Sichuan food here.

            And which school did he go to? He was inspired by a visit to a restaurant whilst on holiday in France….I’m confused how you’re trying to spin this.

          • Alex Dương

            Come on. You’re reading the same bio I am: “Over the next ten years he worked in a “relatively undemanding series of jobs – credit controller, repo man’ during the day, so he could devote the evenings to teaching himself the French classical repertoire.

          • Lazybearlars

            And…

            “. It is located in a 15th-century former tavern and serves traditional seasonal cuisine and historic British dishes.”

            “Giles Coren, called it the best restaurant in the world. Blumenthal and his team worked with historians to help to develop the restaurant’s dishes which are inspired by historic British recipes.”

            “, it intends to serve superlative versions of classic British dishes and other nostalgic favourites.”

            So 3 of 4 restaurants serve British style food. Therefore how he ‘trained’ isn’t entirely relevant.

          • Alex Dương

            It is when you’re trying to play up the British culinary tradition. Why did Blumenthal work odd jobs during the day for ten years for the specific reason of having time at night to learn, quote, “the French classical repertoire” if it didn’t matter? So the trick to great British cuisine is to spend ten years of your life learning how to cook another cuisine?

          • Vance

            Maybe I will just stick to eating pizza. This just hardly seems worth the trouble.

          • Alex Dương

            Clearly there are top British restaurants and chefs. But come on, if he’s going to play up British food and trash Chinese food, he’s gotta explain why even his own example restaurant’s chef spent ten years learning French, not British, cuisine.

          • Vance

            I certainly would not agree with trashing Chinese food. I prefer it over much of the European food. I eat Chinese a couple times a week. Although, those are in Chinese restaurants in Midwestern America. I assume that, since it is cooked by Chinese people that the food is of genuine Chinese style. I just know that when I go to a potluck event among European born friends here, I usually starve. I just don’t like all the cheesy saucy gunk they put all over the food. But this all is my personal taste. I like a good old fashioned hamburger and french fries as well. You know what? Chinasmack is suddenly causing me to get hungry!

          • Alex Dương

            Eat well :)

          • Zappa Frank

            ‘I assume that, since it is cooked by Chinese people that the food is of genuine Chinese style’
            don’t know what you eat, but your assumption is wrong.

          • Vance

            Do they adapt it for American customers? I suspect there are chains or common distributors since most places have the “seafood delight” and General Tzo’s chicken, but they are genuine real Chinese speaking people who are cooking the stuff. I may get the chance to eat genuine no-doubt-about-it Chinese food made by a genuine no-doubt-about-it Mainland Chinese in the not to distant future, so I will be educated.

          • Zappa Frank

            none of the food I’ve eaten in any Chinese restaurant (that by the way, are always owned by Chinese, never seen a Chinese restaurant owned by germans, Brazilians and so on…) was similar to the food I’ve eaten in mainland china. For good or bad.

          • steviewah

            My parents used to own a restaurant here in Canada and we used to served westernized Chinese food to customers. When I was young I asked my mom ‘why is the food we eat different from was we sell’ and she just laughed. Not to say it’s bad food or anything, it is just different. So if you see something like chop suey or sour and sour chicken balls on the menu, most likely they don’t cook real Chinese food at that restuarant. Good way to find real ethnic Chinese food is to look at the sign, if it’s in all Chinese, they most likely serve the real deal.

          • Toasty

            “I assume that, since it is cooked by Chinese people that the food is of genuine Chinese style”

            Haha, oh dear. You have no Idea…… I also like Chinese food at home in the UK, but this has almost no resemblance to everyday food in actual China. Most new arrivals I speak to say the food is one of the biggest surprises and disappointments.

    • Vance

      I must confess that I prefer Asian food over much of the European food, but that is just personal taste. The Europeans seem to cream the bejesus out of a lot of their food with creamy sauces and gunk while the Asians tend to just throw it in the same pot. But that has nothing to do with quality, just me taste.

  • 宋易

    What’s with all the gay comments? And why did Fauna translate so many of them?

    • Mighty曹

      Shut up, fag.

      • 宋易

        :-( you hurt my feerings

        • Mighty曹

          Awwww…… sowy… *kiss*

  • Dan

    Creepy.

  • Mateusz82

    Like the Social Justice Warrior rage, about how “British =/= White!” Wonder if the same folks will be pissed when “Chinese” (or “Japanese”) assumed to mean “yellow”… or for that matter, how all of Asia is synonymous with yellow.

    People talk about “ethnic Chinese” … maybe this is about “ethnic British”.

  • deeps

    I live in London so yeah I find it a bit strange that all of these men are white considering the population is around 40-50% non-white and also given the fact that there are plenty of good looking men/women of black and south asian descent in the city. Furthermore, there are a large number of mixed race couples in the city. When I lived in China many people were astounded that the UK was not an all-white country as is often portrayed in their popular culture. I guess they will have a rude awakening when they do visit.

  • Vance

    I actually think that that most men in the UK are white, although I’ve never been there, so take it for what it is worth. Why do most of these articles here feature Chinese people all the time? Shouldn’t they be more balanced? HaHa!!

    • Boris

      Majority of the people in the UK are white. But when it comes to London, it is a very ethnically diverse city. Most of the photos are from London.

      I would expect a few more coloured guys probably from the original site if it is an English based site, but all the guys being white doesn’t surprise me since the post is from China about handsome guys in the UK tube system.

      • middle finger

        Well the site itself has mostly white guys pics as well

  • Claude

    No invasion of privacy there!! Maybe taken by some knob with Google glass?

  • Claude

    I don’t think the last pic is of a gay couple but preppie pals. I’ve noticed preppydom had made a comeback in fashion, sadly. So many people, so little imagination.

  • WFH

    UK males are oddly effeminate…

    • mr.wiener

      If we play this game I’m sure we can find girly men and dental care by meth types everywhere.
      But at the end of the day it is just measuring wallets, dicks, and attitudes…and you aren’t here to do that are you?

  • don mario

    “I’ve always wondered how the UK can have so many strange things and such bad food yet still produce so many handsome men. ”

    says a person from the country that eats eggs soaked in BOYS. PISS.

    hooray for dumb chinese stereotypes.. ALL BRITISH MEN ARE HANDSOME GENTLEMAN!!

    somebody needs to make a blog full of chavs, skinheads and obese people to show what the UK is really like.

    • middle finger

      Why are so mad ? That blog were made by british themself not chineses .And I don’t think that Chinese people in general think uk is the land of beautiful people. It’s mostly Russia, Ukraine, or Sweden for Europeans

      • don mario

        but what they do think is that uk is the land of HANDSOME GENTLEMANs. they literally think every man from the uk is a HANDSOME GENTLEMEN. and they are confused when the reality doesn’t add up to the stereotype.

        • middle finger

          Well base on the comments only one that said there are many handsome guys (not all or most) in uk even though they have bad food while others mostly talked about gay couple.

          • don mario

            i take it you are not english then…otherwise you would be well aware of this stereotype..

          • middle finger

            Srs I never know there is stereotype that British guys are handsome lol. As a Asian when people talk about beautiful whitegirls it’s mostly Russian or Sweden but then again every white person are same for us

          • don mario

            you said white girls… honestly i don’t know what girls asian guys are into. british girls are nothing special though, thats true. russian and east europe much higher quality, or latino. but as a british guy i can tell you i have been told that english guys are handsome gentlemen – by chinese girls at least a million times.

          • middle finger

            Well I think for the girls who told you that they probably say the same things to other white guys too. I think the stereotype about gentlemen is somewhat true, many people think that bristish are very polite people because of royal family but handsome? No.
            Edit: you’re seem mad that people think you’re handsome gentleman and called them dumb just because they gave you such compliment, it’s rude

          • don mario

            yea im sure they said it to other guys too, every other british guy they met… thats the entire point of a stereotype sherlock.

          • middle finger

            I meant they said it to other non-British white guys too. You know those girls with white fever. It’s not like Chinese people in general agree with them . It’s not because you’re British but you’re white

          • don mario

            ummm, no.

            other places have other stereotypes.. such as french – romantic. norway – tall. black – can rap, ect ect.

            for american i dunno… maybe someone else can chime in on that one. point being, chinese have lots of dumb stereotypes that they fully believe in.

          • gregblandino

            Open. Sometimes rich. But all Americans are open.

          • mr.wiener

            They must be disappointed when they meet Mormons then.

          • middle finger

            Lol whatever make you feel better but British are kinda unattractive to most people

          • don mario

            Are you a dumbass or what? I originally said that british are not great looking. My blood has barely any british in it anyway so i hardly need to say things to ‘ make me feel better’ . I am just reccounting my experiences with chinese girls which you keep Disputing. If you are neither a chinese girl nor a brit then what grounds do you really have to dispute my experience? You add nothing, you are even insulting chinese girls now.

          • middle finger

            Because that stereotype that Brit are handsome is even not exist. You’re delusion

          • don mario

            And what grounds do you have to call me delusional when you are neither a british guy nor a chinese girl? I am just repeating myself here. You are obviously just jealous because there are no positive stereotypes about you. it is quite sad and obvious.

          • middle finger

            OK at this point I would call you naive for believing what some Chinese girls ttold you and think it’s how Chinese people stereotype about Brits lol.
            Well there are some stereotypes about Chinese or Asian in general like smart, good at math, … and believe me most of us don’t even like it

          • don mario

            i think you are just jealous mate. you are asian, in china. no special treatment for you. white westerners from anywhere get considered handsome.. even when they are not. i can understand, that must suck for you but try not to be so emotional because you are really talking nonsense on this topic. you don’t even have a basic understanding of what a stereotype is. its not about being told that chinese believe this..

            its about a zillion chinese showing me time and time again that they believe it by the things they say. by your logic chinese are all scheming against me to fool me into believing that they have this stereotype… for what purpose? flattery?

            you are the one who has something to prove here as i have already pointed out, you are disputing what i say when you are neither a chinese girl nor a british guy. i have nothing to prove, this is even an article of chinese commenting on handsome british guys.. do you really think they would share such an article from poland? or turkey? both places have handsome young guys too. why are chinese not talking about them? because they don’t have the stereotype about them!

          • middle finger

            Actually I never want to be treat special in anywhere, maybe you like that attention but not me.
            It’s true that many Asian girls find white guys attractive, I’m not disagree with that. My point is some one told you handsome not because you’re Brit but because you’re white. Get it?
            And for “do you really think they would share such an article from poland? or turkey? ” because Polish or Turkish don’t have such blog like this?

          • don mario

            you come off as one butthurt individual..

            you seem to be offended that chinese girls said i was handsome.. well, i never actually said that. my point was what they thought of other british not me. for me they usually get angry and say i am not a gentleman..

            and that is pretty ignorant and racist…and yet another stereotype to say that polish and turkish people do not blog about handsome men.. you never learn do you?

          • middle finger

            OMG why would I offended? And then can you give me link to blog that about handsome polish or turkish guys on Subway please.
            P/s people crying racist on everything nowadays.

          • don mario

            Why would u be jealous? Because ypu are jealous? Because you cant get laid? Who knows. Your the one who seems to think mundane normal blogs dont exist in those countrys so u r the racist here

          • middle finger

            OMG why would I jealous if someone think you’re handsome and gentlemen? Haha. If it’s make me a racist then many people in this site are hitler

          • don mario

            i dont know why you are.. but you seem to be. consider it a mystery..

          • jaded

            the point is that it’s dumb and showing a lack of awareness and naivety.

          • middle finger

            I bet even white people can’t even the difference between them except the darker one like Italian or Spanish

          • jaded

            total rubbish not worthy of a reply. You just don’t get it.

          • jaded

            Thats ok I know they don’t teach geography in China and a lot of you are culturally ignorant about other countries. You lot seem to be proud of that. This is evidenced by your comment.

          • middle finger

            When I said they’re same not because of they look like each other like have same face, same size. OK? I meant we just can’t tell where are country they come from if we look at a white person except the darker one like spanish or Italian. I think white people can’t even tell the different between them. It’s same for Asians too

  • Mighty曹

    I’m sure this applies to both sex on any subway in any cities around the world and not just the UK.

  • Amused

    Hahaha, I like how you can’t see any of these dude’s teeth :D
    No, seriously, what’s the big deal? Just some dudes on a train. And apparently folks think the last dudes are from San Francisco. Meh?

  • Markoff

    you can’t see photos like this from Beijing because there would be wall of bodies in front of them in overcrowded subway way beyond its capacity

  • aclcla

    I guess their uber-3D faces makes them seem more attractive in China, but when you take more than a glance you can see they are just a bunch of average white dudes.
    Except the first one. What a total babe.

  • crimsonarmor

    This is wierd either the poster for this is a woman and taking pics of English men or he’s gay and taking pics of English men. Either way it’s actually considered rude, illegal and against the law to take and post pics of strangers without their consent. I remember when I was leaving Beijing to return home to England. As I walked through the airport looking at the shops waiting for my flight, a guy came up to me asking to take my pic, I politely refused and walked away quickly. Lets hope the men in China are being polite and appreciate a cool looking dude rather than posting the pic, showing to all their mates or quite possible performing a medievil folk dance when they are home alone.
    Any how guys and girls don’t do it, you wouldn’t like it if somebody took a pic of you without asking. Next thing you know your pics is being used on a dating website or even illegal activities.

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