Korean Girls Are Crazy Shy with Strangers, But I Got the Ultimate Wingman

12 Jun

I had an idea for a video: “What Korean girls think of foreigner guys.” So this past Saturday I went out to Coex to try to interview Korean girls about their thoughts on this. Here’s my initial tweet before I left:

I was planning on getting around 10-15 interviews. But after I tried close to 10 people, I realized quickly this wasn’t going to work. Even if I got 10% of people I asked to actually do the interview, that meant that I was going to have to ask at least 100 people to get my target number. And I wasn’t going to ask 100 people. Here’s the ensuing tweet:

I knew that Korean girls are ultra shy, but even more so when it comes to cameras. So I was prepared to be turned down. Whatever, right? Not like I was asking for their number or anything. It was just an interview. But man, it sucked a lot more than I thought. A lot of the Korean girls didn’t even say “no.” They just looked at me like a creep and walked away. Ouch!

But I’m not giving up. I’ve already made plans to go out again this Friday to try again. How is this time going to be any different you ask?

The Ultimate Wingman! 

I got an ultra cute and super friendly Korean female friend of mine to ask for me! That’s right: the ultimate wingman (brilliant, I know!). Even girls can’t resist the charm of cute girls. Readers of this blog know that cute girls are the solution to any problem I got! And for this one, I’ve got to fight fire with fire. I’m pretty confident this will work, and if it doesn’t, then that’s pretty much all I got. Cute girls FTW!


6 Responses to “Korean Girls Are Crazy Shy with Strangers, But I Got the Ultimate Wingman”

  1. Victor Yun June 12, 2012 at 11:34 AM #

    wingwomen i believe is the correct term. goodluck in round 2!

  2. Doug 陀愚 June 13, 2012 at 6:38 AM #

    I feel a Top Gun quote coming on: You can be my wingwoman any time!

  3. vwracer1 June 13, 2012 at 12:34 PM #

    My thought is, most people don’t care to stop whatever they are doing on someone else’s behalf, unless there is some type of return; with the exception being when there is a worthy cause which their participation will impact.
    Perhaps if your interview solicitation includes a plausable sounding ’cause’, more will consider stopping whatever they are doing long enough for the interview. The ’cause’ needn’t necessarily exist in reality. It’s just meant to be a speed bump for their thoughts, getting them to slow down long enough to do the interview.
    Good luck with all that!
    The Texassean

  4. Edward June 14, 2012 at 5:28 AM #

    Is this in response to the MBC video? Also curious, do you come off to Seoulites as foreign or do you carry a more local vibe?

    • Keith Kim June 15, 2012 at 8:57 AM #

      No, not at all response to MBC. And I’m not sure, but everyone tells me I’m 50/50 ^.^

  5. Corey Davis September 16, 2012 at 11:29 AM #

    Did you make the video or post about what Korean women think about foreign guys?

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