In the chatroom generation twenty years ago, the first line of dialogue was often not "hi" but "asl". "asl" is age, sex and location, which means asking the other person's age, gender and where they are. When they heard that the other party was a 28-year-old Chinese girl from Europe, many boys couldn't wait to talk, and even immediately sent a few pictures of themselves to invite the other party; but when they heard that the other party was a boy from Asia, many people left immediately, The other party was left looking at the empty chat room. Omegle, who is chatting impromptuly with strangers these days, heard that Asian men are not very popular. Some Lian Deng netizens said that when they said it was a male from Hong Kong, the other party left immediately.
Many times, the first sentence of the other party asks "from where?", but coming from this metropolis that used to be rich in East and West is not attractive in the eyes of many people. In major European countries, based on political correctness, many people will not ask where they come from when they meet foreign faces. However, in social situations, especially those with many foreigners, many people will ask each other where they come from in the first sentence. Many people are unfamiliar with Asia. When you say you are from Hong Kong or Bangkok, the other person will often say "Oh, it's so cool!" and then go on to say something else. This doesn't mean that Shadow Making Hong Kong is "right", it's just that the other party can't think of anything related to this place, so just answer casually, don't think they think Victoria Harbour and Taiping Mountain are cool.
Occasionally encountering someone who has traveled to your hometown, or who can tell one or two places of interest, for foreigners, it is like encountering an old knowledge. There are more than 200 countries and countless cities in the world, why should they expect each other to know their hometown? After living in a foreign country for a long time, sometimes I encounter people who ask me where I came from, but I don’t bother to tell them, so I just answer the city where I live now. Because the answer is your hometown in Asia, the other party often asks ignorant questions, and will also ask where your family is and how often you go back. If the answer is from Berlin or Munich, the other party will treat you as where you are and won't ask too much. Even if you don't speak German well, Germans will treat you as living in the city you are talking about. Unlike in East Asian society, only people of the yellow race can say where they are from, otherwise people will often ask where you are from.