It was in the Oct 30 edition. Big pile of crap. What annoyed me most about this article is that it was so full of nothing. They had tried to make it seem sensational with pictures of foreigners sitting outside bars with chinese girls taken with a blurry telephoto, or with people’s eyes fuzzed over even when they were posing for the picture, or obviiously set up pictures deisgned to ‘set the mood’ such as the one where a girl is taking off her shirt in a dimly-lit bathroom.
The article stated that there were three kinds of girls that approach foreigners in bars. The betel nut crew (would you say that is true?), prostitutes (what?) and those that speak great English (!).
I think Next must be getting desperate for ideas unless this was just an easy two-page filler.
So, what about betel nut girls that speak great English and do a bit of prostitution on the side.
Are they suggesting that girls who approach foreigners are somewhat dirty.
They ran a guide as to how Taiwanese girls could get a foreign boyfriend in the summer of 2001, if I remember correctly.
Among topics covered was that foreignern men were better equipped (No, let’s not discuss that), and that they would treat the girls better. Moreover, they would not look down on a girl who slept with them(?!?). Apart from that they had a bar guide. Where to meet foreigners, and what kind of foreigners they could get hooked up with in different bars (“45” students, room 18 rich expats, Roxy 99 English teachers, “Q” bar finance guys (was Q bar a place you went to for the girls???) etc.)
Friends told me that the hunting was good in the mentioned places in the weeks after the piece.
They should have re-run the old piece.
[quote=“Bassman”]So, what about betel nut girls that speak great English and do a bit of prostitution on the side.
Are they suggesting that girls who approach foreigners are somewhat dirty.[/quote]
That’s funny. No Taiwanese would ever harbor those convictions. Once I got into a traffic accident (very clearly not my fault), the police man treated my missus like shite, because she was with a foreigner.
Sorry, double post.
Pandering to racism… Next is going down hill, but I better take a look myself.
“Next” was never at the top of the hill…
Maybe on the content, but on the sales?
[quote=“Mr He”]Sorry, double post.
Pandering to racism… Next is going down hill, but I better take a look myself.[/quote]
Not really. They have offended all kinds of different people. Next is just giving drunk ex-pats-and the women who love them-equal opportunity.
Drunk expats aren’t their target clientele, I guess. They have some OK pieces once in awhile. I only read it because the missus buys it. She seems to regard it as entertainment, though.
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Off topic, your bugger.
I just read the piece. Not that bad, but most Taiwanese reading it will see her as a slut or what’s worse.
Again? One of the first ever issues of Next had this story. I know one of the ‘bar sluts’ interviewed in it. She was living in the US at the time of the article. They e-mailed her the questions. They took a photos of her and other models to be the girsl. They used foreign models for the guys. Then they made out as if the people ‘interviewed’ were the people in the photos etc. It was all shite.
[quote=“Bu Lai En”]Again? One of the first ever issues of Next had this story. I know one of the ‘bar sluts’ interviewed in it. She was living in the US at the time of the article. They e-mailed her the questions. They took a photos of her and other models to be the girsl. They used foreign models for the guys. Then they made out as if the people ‘interviewed’ were the people in the photos etc. It was all shite.
Yes, another step down for Taiwan journalism. Why can’t these guys live and learn from Fox News?
Has anyone out there French-kissed a woman chewing betelnut? Or woman kissed a chewing man?
My gut reaction is that it would be revolting, but maybe it is actually minty fresh…
There are plenty of willing blue truck drivers to try it out on I’m sure, if you are so inclined to test your curiousity.
My one ex used to chew betel nuts occasionally. It’s just like kissing someone who’s been munching on licorice. Of course, I only attempted after he had gotten rid of the nut, not in mid-chew session.
… and if Wolf suggests that to one of them, they are likely to run him down (I believe that homophobia here runs deep). Wolf would have to get up in the mountains, as aboriginal women are the only females chewing the nut.
I don’t know if this improves Next’s image in your eyes or not, but last week the Taipei Times reported that the current issue of Next contains a photo of A-Mei doing a karate kick in shorts so that one can look right up the leg of her shorts and see what the TT referred to as the sandbar and other terms that I wasn’t familiar with (the TT listed a string of them) but I had always known as the taint (as in taint ____, taint ____). But what do you expect from the TT reporting on Next magazine?
A-Mei’s delicious. I’ll have to get hold of a copy of that.
Next will last one more year. They are running out of stories.