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The Ideal life of a Chinese man

Chinese food at a restaurant in Qingdao, Shandong, China

During a tour through the streets of Qingdao, China, in a comfortable van with twelve passengers on a sunny Saturday, our tour guide quoted a famous Chinese writer who said something like this:   “The ideal life of a Chinese man is having a US home, a Chinese cook, a Japanese wife, a French lover, an English salary, an Indian houseboy and a Philippine maid.”    I’ll share below the interpretation I was given. Despite the humorous flavor in this