I’ve been gone for a few weeks, actually building up an income stream because this site doesn’t make money, and came back to a few comments from broke bois that made me chuckle.
Time for a new article.
Note: I know most of you will be pissed at this, but I don’t care since it’s the internet. In real life, I would simply smile, nod, and exit the conversation. However, if you send bitcoin to (3NUnqHtnUBRCaZtco237ywYL5noGdmTezk), I’ll tell you whatever you want to hear.
So, a common trend for foreigners these days is apparently to complain about how much Vietnam, and by extension – their life, sucks.
Does Vietnam have problems?
Sure, I guess. But the complaints people mention revolve around stuff that can be fixed with some effort and not about being short or ugly (can still be fixed with the same advice).
Here are some common complaints I’ve read in the comments and heard from fellow expats.
Vietnam is Expensive
Someone in the comments section actually wrote Vietnam is expensive unless you like soapy, street food noodles.
If you think a third world country like Vietnam is expensive, then you are broke and your opinion on, well, everything is irrelevant because all that matters in life is the amount of money you have in your bank account.
Anyone that tells you money doesn’t matter is one of the following:
- Has a weird guilt complex about having money.
- Equates time with money.
Try living in a Tier 1 or Tier 2 American city and tell me Vietnam is expensive.
Vietnam is not expensive.
- Villa in a gated community: $1,500/month
- Full-time live-in maid that will cook god Vietnamese food, clean up the condoms from your bedroom, and probably suck your wee-wee for an extra 100k VND: $800/month
- GrabCar/taxis: $500/month because you work online and don’t travel much (or buy a VinFast for $15,000 and drive yourself).
- Random expenses: $1000/month
That comes out to $3,800/month for a nice lifestyle. You can replace the live-in maid with a TaskBee one, cook/order food, and live in a smaller apartment/house to lower the expenses.
That lifestyle can easily be attained on a (US) middle class income of less than $70,000 while still saving money.
$70,000/year is not a lot of money for an American btw. You need bigger goals if you think that’s a lot of money.
The answer to this complaint is make more money… or STFU.
Vietnamese Girls Are Difficult
Another common complaint you read in comments and hear from guys is that Vietnamese women are difficult.
That’s fair enough – some girls can be a pain in the ass, I guess. I don’t have the patience to deal with that shit these days, so I next chicks that throw off red flags.
However, the answer to this complaint is make more money.
If you’re making a middle class income of $6k+/month, then you can easily bang 10 new whores a month @ $50/pop at a massage brothel.
If you’re not a fan of whores, then read up on PUA stuff and figure out how to treat women properly… and by properly I mean like whores. It’s not difficult and they’ll like you more for it.
Women also treat rich guys better because deep down in their hamster brain they know rich guys have more options than poor guys.
Rich, well-connected guys with high status also have access to hotter women as a rule.
Again, make more money – not even that much for Vietnam – or STFU.
Vietnamese Girls Don’t Like English Teachers and Backpackers
The most hilarious complaint I’ve read. I actually laughed out loud at it.
It’s true, though. Vietnamese women don’t like English teachers and they really hate backpackers. I can see the ears on Vietnamese girls perk up when I say I’m not an English teacher.
Now, English teachers make like $2k/month. To be fair, that isn’t all that bad for a low COL country like Vietnam.
But English teachers generally don’t display much wealth, so the money is meaningless because you can’t just show women your net worth.
Neo Maxim #4: Money is meaningless if you have nothing to show for it.
Full disclosure: I fall into this category myself, despite not being an English teacher, because the prostitutes I bang don’t care.
Anyway, the simple solution to this problem is to make more money so you don’t have to be an English teacher. Also, dress better if people mistake you for a backpacker.
If you have identified the problem, then fix it… or STFU.
Make More Money
You might have noticed a pattern – make more money.
Will money solve all the problems in your life?
Of course not. Money only solves all the problems 99% of guys complain about – mostly women problems – because, well, most guys don’t have much money.
That’s all there is to it.