Rebirth and Revolution

Hi everyone,

I've decided to change my life. Throughout high school, when women showed me IOIs, I wouldn't know the proper way to react. As the son of Asian immigrants, I've had to learn American social conventions by watching others. Furthermore, as an aspiring writer, I was not only pessimistic during throughout high school but I welcomed negative thoughts, thinking that it was some sort of artistic fuel.

Needless to say, I found out, through a painful series of one-itises, that the teen movie conventions of 'misunderstood sensitive artist gets the hot chick' did not translate to real life. About half a year ago, I read the Game and decided to change my life in bits and pieces, but not until yesterday did my efforts yield definite signs of progress. I'd like to introduce myself to the community.

In my hometown, granola pretty much floats in the air. Throughout my childhood everybody said to me, 'Respect women,' so I respected women, and as we can imagine, my attitude didn't help in getting laid. Since I was born to two immigrant parents, I've had to learn even the most basic of social conventions by careful observation of others.

America can be daunting to first generation immigrants. I have thought several times that the paranoid reclusive lifestyle that my parents adopted would become my own. I wanted to blame my parents for my social handicaps but now I realize that they did the best they could, based on what they knew. However, realization is only the first step, and even today, saying 'what's up' or 'hows it going' or 'morning' to a random passerby still seems forced.

In Singapore (and several other Asian societies, I presume), quietness and obedience are virtues---the exact opposite to the American ideals of loudness and rebellion. In high school, although girls showed interest in my uniqueness (after all, skill in prose and art go against the Asian stereotype), and although I often received the watery---far-away look when I'd quote Shakespeare or the Tao Te Ching or say something 'profound,' I never reacted ideally.

The hottest girls inevitably lodged me into the LJBF category. Feminist doctrine was firmly lodged in my mind, and I thought that I would offend girls if I teased them or ordered them around.

Now I'm in my third year of college, and I have a friend who is aware of the Game. Over the past year (since I discovered Neil Strauss's book), I have reinvented myself bit by bit, starting with easy things like clothes, jewelry, and posture. I have read VAH and Magic Bullets. Right now I'm developing vocal projection and facial expressivity.

I've developed a much more positive attitude for life and am working to get published. To say that The Game is life-changing is a severe understatement. Not only does it show a way to getting laid by the best and the hottest, it illustrates that anything is possible with proper study, practice, and application. It has taught me that I can succeed at becoming a better person, a better lover, and a successful novelist in a sea of pessimistic and failed writers. One day, I hope to give back to the community that has already given me so much inspiration.

Cheers to everyone, especially to the people who've read this far.