www...I m pass being a por*no star...apparently without stripping I managed to charm him so much that he treated my friend who is the one we are promoting for her TV debut in China was treated like a queen when she went to see the final cut after I left Sofia..she called to find out what magic potion did I give him..that he has changed from a beast to a prince charming...all I told her was my MA in Asian films as a minor credit came in real useful when we discussed the merits of Russian films of the old school and Kurosawa films , his favorite..never thought my degree was that useful after all..so I m now a promo for his film to China and told him having read his palm and face that he will oneday achieve his dream which is to make Bulgarian films for Bulgarians which will make it to Hollywood...lol told him he has to take me to the Oscar if it happens...lol ..and to top it all he has agreed to do the promo with all the special effects with no extra charge, which is a great help since we are working on a tight budget ...nice to know I still have the femme fatale touch without stripping...lol and my freind thinks he is so smitten by me now that he will do anything..he is only 35 divorced and my friend thinks he is planning to marry me...lol
Hey, Bonnie, I visited Bulgaria and just loved the countryside. We drove from Sofia to Varna then into Turkey and back. I really didn't feel comfortable in Turkey, but Bulgaria, I liked very much, especially all those great historical little villages along the way, namely Plovdiv, so much history there! (A lot of history in Europe... PERIOD!! Lol)
Thanks Sharp for the welcome back..did not think anyone would miss a bossy old boot like me...
Yes I was taming alot of bossy musician types out in Sofia and working my charm on a macho Bulgarian director doing our promo film shoot..he was an old school type..trained Russian style..
Cub...your lesson will take a long time between Maayan and I..well I will be a sort of relief teacher since most of the time I WILL probably be on the road to obscure and unknown places in China with no electricity or any form of communication that we in the modern western world take for granted...so unless you could read smoke signals ala Chinese style..your lesson will be run by M. Maayan..from the Fareast..
WWW...you are released from line of duty till your old bones have recovered..but don't forget to take your regular dose of sardonic hormone ..yeah still barking orders after days fo being on my toes..Im exhausted too from Bulgarian operation ...
Cub39 write: OK, I've settled in comfortably, have my saki, pencil and notebook nearby. Fire away girls.
Cub..never heard of saki...but sake is the liquid rice wine made by Japanese..drunk warm...a heady intoxicating potion..
u don't need to memorise nor take notes...we oriental women provide memories that are surreal and need no prompting , they are etched so deeply in your psyche that once u have tasted it you will never forget and you will be completely mesmerised for the rest of your life...it is an inexplicable magic potion even we can't unravel..there is no antidote for this potion I m afraid...lol
Bonnie, I take it all back, no matter what thread you see it on.
what surrendering before u even start? that is quite out of your character www...I see u are in dire need of some courage hormone besides sardonic...Min..is right you have withered in my absence...lol ..even afraid of my invisible presence..lol have u been tinkering with your own machinery ..lol///the stepford male has arrived!!
Cub & www,
YOu will note that women from our part of the world which Maayan and I represent could be proud that our western education has given us a valid voice. One that is tempered from having seen , loved and married into different cultures nd races a voice of freedom borne out of oppression, a voice that represents the future of women who are not afraid to take the path less trodden and conquer all the demons that cross our paths...
..I m not Maayan and neither is she me, but we certainly have lots in common..welcome to our world which will be an eye-opener for all of you,...we have bothered to learn and speak and articulate in your language..so that you may know us for what we really are.this is the beginning of your lesson in Asian culture guys..u are in for a treat or trick..lol
Welcome Maayan and thanks for your compliments about my postings..I am sure we have lots in common as women who have chosen to marry outside of our race and our conservative social environment. It takes courage and perserverance to do that and also to have to face widowhood . The price of unconditional love knows no boundaries and hopefully we will grow that much stronger as women who dare to choose and live with the consequence of our choices.
Do you happen to be a Muslim from Malaysia judging from your name? If that is so, then I could see that you would have to go through far more social and family censure than me.
I however have chosen to carry on living away from my own country for the sake of my kids. Living away from one's own familiar environment and family support takes lots of training and could break alot of marriages..but surviving it strengthens that bond.
I have no doubt you are a strong and very intelligent woman and role model for others in the same predicament.
Let me assure you that as widows , there is much to look forward to in our kids and our own path ahead..I have just begun my new episode and it is far more exciting and enchanting than I ever dare imagine...strong grit makes strong pearls...the world is still a very charmed oyster for us..look forward to interesting tete-a-tete with you...
Just got in from Bulgaria..as expected , this is the umpteenth time I have to answer the annoying question from all these backward bigots at the immigration who would ask me each time I enter my resident country of domicile , as they look at this strange oriental woman with visas and stamps from Japan, US, France , China and now Bulgaria..and a passport with a right of abode stamp for UK the inevitable question in different tones of suspicion would be..'and madam how did you get this stamp ?' with a marked tinge of derision in their voice..so this time I chose to be upperty: 'HOw about I got it lying on my back thinking of The Great British empire while my colonial master was on top of me?' She was not smiling...I had my last word, 'I happen also to pay 40% tax to support the likes of you!'...lol
Prejudice and bigotry could be found constantly in all corners of the world but those that are most irritating are found at the immigration offices of the West...from US to UK..the freest countries in the world.. often out of experience I would choose never to stand behind a line that has too many Indians, Africans or dark skinned foreigners because 9 out of 10 times that line will be the most time consuming wait because their passports from the 'developing world' will be under closer scrutiny than a line with more whites and Europeans...a fact that stands out as the greatest evidence of racial discrimination...and as a WEstern educated Asian , just a shade lighter but I still get as much scrutiny ..and the price I have to pay for being a well travelled professional is humiliating questioning by people who barely understand their own constitution ..the hypocritical declaration to democracy , freedom and respect for all races and creed..
As a minority (I'm Black, American Indian, German, Irish & French, WOW what a mixture), I find it very difficult to date interracially. Not for myself personally but for others. Sadly, there are not many open to the idea. However, there are a lot of men open to dating Asian or Latino women but not other races as if other races are not attractive. I've dated men of various races. A person's race really doesn't matter much to me. I'm more attracted to the person inside, his interests and desires. Race is only part of his character which singly is not a deciding factor to date or not to date a person. I simply love clean cut men who are gentleman. Well, maybe not always a gentleman. He does need to know when to behave and when to be bad.
with in this interacial thought I am only looking for the man who is just a man no matter what skin he is in. and who cares not what skin I am in. just the love one shares for the other who. what color is love.
Cub "5w, what has one of these playgirls ever done to you to make you run"
First, I am scared of all females/women. I have two bossy sisters, bossy ex girlfriend, two bossy daughters, and three bossy granddaughters in training, -- and believe me, they don't need much training, especially the 3 year old.
Now, take a sexy playgirl, add demanding and bossy to the mix (genetic with females), maybe a little narsistic if you want real troubles, and you would never have any peace or sleep. After a month without sleep or peace, (or with too much bossy, demanding sex, depending on how you look at it) you may wish you had never heard of women and be ready to move to a deserted island. I have my boat almost ready. lol Better watch out what you wish for Cub.
Lol Cub, What my family means is why don't I look for love closer to home.
When I was 18 I went to the UK to be with my British boyfriend and I have traveled the world meeting lovely men along the way hehe. I guess I am a bit of an international playgirl..lol
Perhaps it's living where I do and the men that live here that makes me look further afield for love. I would never be satisfied with a man who has never traveled or experienced different cultures. I like a man who's interests are more than go to the bar every night out of boredom.
As for myself I describe my family as a mini United Nations, my son is part African and my daughter is part Turkish...me, well I am Welsh/English/French.
Cub wrote "Question becomes, how do you signal back to the white men that they are Ok also? How do destroy the concept of "once you go black, you never go back"?
I had my daughter after my son so I think that is a pretty good indicator that I don't go for one look or skin color.
My family never had a problem with my dating different ethnicities, just the comment was "why don't you date a nice Canadian fellow?" lol I like men from different cultures than my own that's all.
I have experienced racism when I dated a man of color -from his family... I was apparantly "too white"??? I was good enough to provide a home and food and love for his children when they were unwilling to, but was not good enough to marry when their son managed to get back on his feet...