Covid Feuilleton #5

[Busan, 3/11/20] Speaking of displacement, I met many Vietnamese in South Korea in 2020. They had gone there to work, study or marry, with the last always between a Viet female and Korean male. One index of a society’s relative failure is the willingness of its women to marry foreigners, just to get the hell out, thus you have a steady stream of Thais, Filipinas and Vietnamese doing this, of course, but also Ukrainians, Romanians, Colombians and even Russians. Though willing, you must also have takers, so you must be reasonably attractive. Plus, your country must be somewhat familiar to your potential husband. These two factors eliminate most women from the farang sweepstake.

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