Thoughts on (Not) Living in Ho Chi Minh
Hey guys I have been in Ho Chi Minh City for about a month now and after maybe 10ish days my life started following a very predictable pattern. I really do like the city and think it has lots of potential, but sadly it just isn’t for me so I’ll be moving on.
I wake up and work for an hour, go get some food, and then come back and work. It is extremely hot here in the summer time and going anywhere in the day is pretty miserable. On top of that….. where would I go?
In most other cities I would roam a mall but there are no malls really. Or they are so small they would be fully roamed in 15 minutes.
Crossing the street to get a sandwich
Also there is not really any reason to roam malls here because girls don’t appear to have much interest in foreigners.
In One Month Saw No Hot Girls With Foreigners
That is no exaggeration, I saw some 6’s holding hands with white guys, and maybe one 7 but outside of that nothing. I see white guys all the time, I see hot girls all the time, never do I see the two together.
Every coffee shop I walk past I see a handful of girls I find quite attractive. The Vietnamese girls are the most attractive (to me) of any in Southeast Asia. However they also seem to have the least interest in foreigners and stick to their own kind.
I kind of knew this going in so didn’t have high hopes for my number handout strategy but it didn’t take long to realize that this just wasn’t going to work here. Too much effort for too small of a percentage chance.
If they had megamalls where I could kill some hours roaming in the AC I would have given it a real effort, but without I gave up really quickly.
My New Life Strat
So now I wait until the sun starts to go down and head out. I go get some dinner and then either head to Bui Vien for a ‘massage’ or to one of the great Ho Chi Minh City blowjob bars.
For the last 20 days my entire life has revolved around that schedule though I skip the massage or bj every third or fourth day. Is this better then a life in the West? Sure. But for Asia it ranks pretty low on my list.
Jspill tells me there is an amazing clubbing scene where you can safely and openly do drugs, everyone in the club is rolling on ecstasy, ketamine, the waiters can get it for you and there are hot PR girls you hire to party with you and snort K off their wrists.
But I’m not into that either. Not even into coffee, which is also big in Vietnam.
When you meet a girl on a dating site or out and about they can rarely speak English so there is nothing more than boring ‘how are you’ ‘did you take a dinner yet’ type convos. I am overall a pretty anti social person but I got so used to texting with Pinays over the years it feels weird.
As I mentioned I had one girl come over to my hotel and be super nervous. I tried to close but she was so nervous I guessed she was a virgin and later chat confirmed that.
We made out a bit but wouldn’t take off her clothes even kept her glasses on the whole time and I almost broke them ^^
‘Cuz u so man’
I even logged back on to Filipino Cupid and PinaLove to make some new friends for when I get back there soon. If you are looking for a good girlfriend that may become your wife then I think Vietnam could be a great place to find her (if you have patience with her English.)
Viet girls are hot and that is always a good start. But if you are like me and just want casual hook ups then you will either need to put in a lot of effort for a few rare times, lead girls on, or do like me and spend lots of time in the BJ bars.
There are worse fates I suppose. I’ll give living in Ho Chi Minh another shot at some point. I know there is great potential there and I just need to figure out how to realize it. I see far too many hot girls around and know there has to be a way to get to some of them.