Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Korean men make ideal partners?

So Rooster was surfing the Hallyu, right, and discovered this interesting piece from about a year ago. It's about how Japanese women have caught the 'Korean Wave' and are, among other things, into Korean men.

Single women in Japan go to great lengths to find themselves a Seoulmate. ;-)



That's
Japan, but how about Malaysian women? Are we so swept up by the Korean Wave that we actively look for a Korean hunk. I don't think we've reached that stage, but I might be wrong.

Korean blokes aren't such a bad deal, right? The dramas portray them as sensitive men who are not shy to shed a tear or two. Men who are chivalrous and polite; oozing masculinity. And don't you just admire their delicate manners and charm when they greet you? (I love the mini-bows they make).

Apart from that, I also understand that most Korean men have a great physique since Korea is such an image conscious nation. ;-)



Like the article (link above) succinctly puts it: Korean men are sensitive yet totally ripped!!

So Malaysian ladies, Japanese women actually pay good money for matchmaking services to find that perfect Korean partner, are you willing to do the same?

15 Comments:

Tan said...

I wouldn't mind having a Korean partner. I know of a few girls who love Korean men too.

rainbowlove88 said...

I wan! I wan! I wan! I wan bi oppa actually. hee hee hee

tina said...

of course I don't mind Korean man! silly ah, don't want?

Suria said...

Oi, what's wrong with Malaysian men-lar? So terror meh the Koreans?

Orchid said...

Do many Korean men speak English? Will there be a communication problem? I think if you want to widen your pool of Korean men, must learn how to speak Korean. :-)

Btw...i only recognize Bi in those pics. Who are the other guys?

rose said...

OMGH, you cannot recognize Se7en?????? HAH?

There is Won Bin & guy from Shinhwa oso.

rose said...

oh yah, I learn Korean already. "Saranghaeyo, saranghaeyo". enuf, kan? kan?

unf4me said...

hmmmm. there are always downsides to every male. In korea boys are treasures to the family and most are spoiled rotten by their mothers.. meaning they don't lift a finger at home. They tend to be willful wanting their way most of the time, they are polite, since manners are very important in korea. the reason why most are so buff is the madatory 2 year military service, where for once in their lives they aren't spoiled rotten by their mother's and have to take care of themselves. I personally think that there are good and bad to all asian men of all kinds whether korean, malaysian, chinese, japanese etc.. oh all the above is just from my personal perspective as a korean girl with a brother....by the way how are malaysian men?
ps. english is a required class in korea, but they are not fluent, usually korean's who are fluent are because they went to america to study or are korean american...

Liz said...

Hello again, unf4me :-)

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Korean men. So do your parents give in to your brother more than you?

You're correct, it's hard to generalize but here are some of my thoughts.

I come from a Chinese background and yeah, depending on the family, some really prefer boys (still, in this day and age!) and they get the preferential treatment. Thank goodness not in my family - the girls rule! Ha ha...

As for Malaysian men's manners, there are gems among the bad apples. They don't give you mini-bows but do little things like opening the door for you and such. However, there are those ah piahs or what you would call, ajoshis? who can walk straight into you, and keep on walking without an apology.

I don't have brothers who grew up together with me but if I there was one, I could probably kick his @$$ around.

Oh and the mandatory Korean military service seems like a good thing. At least the men learn to live in an environment where they aren't pampered and get to look so good ;-)

Orchid said...

unf4me: I am amazed how polite and well mannered Koreans are. I've always thought that...and am really impressed by that. Now you say manners are really important in Korea. :-)

unf4me said...

My dad is the worker bee and most all the ruling that goes on in my home is done by my mom. The whole relationship between korean mom's and sons is really interesting. for example, growing up i did all the cleaning while my brother did none, i even cleaned his room.. urgggg... :) yeah he definitely got special treatment.
Yeah manners are very important, we as the children are a direct reflection of out parents and if we don't act right to our elders its bad for out parents. korean ppl judge other korean ppl with a strick meter, if u forget to bow to someone new or older it's like your insulting them. If your a foreigner they let it go or if ur the same age or if ur the older person. yeah the bowing is ingrained in me, for someone reason my waist just automatically wants to bow went i meet someone, i'm sure some american's probabily think it's alittle wierd.
ps. the opening door thing, i find in general that is still a western thing that polite guys do more often, but it's cool that your find more malaysian men doing that, most korean men don't do the open door thing, except the ones on tv all seem to do it cause they know the girl love it :)..most guys will just go in before you and think nothing of it. my brother is better abt the opening door thing i try to train him without knowing like stand infront of the door and wait for him to open it..

oh and once again girls i love ur site and the ramen with bi's picture on it, i thought that was soo funny...

Orchid said...

unf4me, thanks for your comments. it is really rewarding to know that you enjoy reading our blog entries. =)

And you give us first hand knowledge of Korean culture and insights. That is invaluable. We hope you keep coming back.

Yeah, Bi's pic on the noodle packet is funny huh? I wonder if he knows they put his pic there! :-)

Liz said...

Heya unf4me,

Love your comments :-) Ha ha you "automatically" want to bow when you meet someone new? That's cute.

You know what? Weird as it may be to some Americans, I as a foreigner think it is a really beautiful cultural practice. :) :)
Keep at it ;)

Liz said...

Oops, guess what people, a well-meaning friend of mine gave me some advice recently.

The person (you know who you are) told me not to marry a Korean guy because they are "spoilt brats".

Anyone wants to defend themselves now? Hee hee....

Anonymous said...

I am a black woman in New York City and I have fallen in LOVE with a man from Seoul... OMG he is sensitive AND ripped like the above posts mentioned. YUMMY! I want a long-term relationship with this man!

 

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