Only in China, an event can’t do without perfect usherettes

| September 19th, 2011

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“Since when, usherette become an indispensable part of meetings in China?” New Weekly posted the question in its official weibo on the “hell training” of usherettes for the up-coming Central China Expo to be held at Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province.

Like any other international ceremonies and meetings host in China, the Central China Expo is considered to be a big window for guests from around the world to embrace Chinese culture. Thus, usherettes aka “Miss Politeness” “Greeting Girls” have to be carefully selected and go through so-called hell training just to be eligible for receiving our leaders and guests.

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(Usherettes training for the 2009 National Sports Meeting)

“nín hǎo, qǐng gēn wǒ lái (Hello, please follow me)” One of the most basic lines usherettes have to repeatedly practice as they bend 45 degree over while reaching out their right arms and wearing a standardized heartfelt smile – showing 8 teeth. In order to obtain the perfect manners and bearings, their training routine often includes ballet and folk dancing for overall posture, standing on heels with books on head for body stability, biting chopsticks for heartfelt smile, and knee binding or paper clasping for straight and close legs etc.

These young girls, mostly between the age of 17-22, spend more than 8 hours a day practicing standing elegantly, smiling and greeting, to best represent the image of the meeting/city and to impress the guests and the leaders. But except for our Chinese leaders as they have been used to our Chinese meeting etiquettes, can these efforts and their robotic beauty be appreciate by foreign guests?

I googled foreigners’ perception on this matter, and found this translated post where a foreigner named Alexander Brenner talked about his confusion on Chinese way of showing hospitality.

(Translated back to English)“Every time I see these omnipresent usherettes, I can’t help but think that isn’t this kind of disrespect to use these young ladies as displaying vases and make them stand and applaud to welcome guests (mostly males)? And isn’t it kind of wasting? Wouldn’t it be better for these females to do works that can generate actual benefits? Or can China maybe consider making regulations requiring the host to provide chairs and other learning materials so that they can sit down and do something meaningful when there is no guest coming? In short, this token of hospitality doesn’t work on someone like me who grow up in western culture, it actually has negative effects.”

On weibo, many netizens also expressed their disapproval on the obsession of perfecting usherettes. Selected from over 2500 comments on the New Weekly’s weibo entry:

@八运会:Chinese always like to exert ulmost effort on meaningless “face project”.

@常晅: The reason for bringing trivial stuffs into full play is that you get no saying at other places, your energy can only be used to make a fuss about every little things.

@小桃姑娘: Because this is the easiest part and requires no brain.

@大望:In fact, what attendees really care about is whether they can solve problems instead of how straight their can stand.

@petiteloulou : Using robots is more convenient!

So it is just another token of Chinese hospitality, or a perfect example of our obsession about “face” and formalism?

Other photos from the usherette training for the 6th Central China Expo.

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(Usherettes for 2011 Guangzhou Asian Games)

46 Comments | Leave a comment | Comment feed

  1. Laoshi says:

    I’m going to puke in my soup.

    • nonamemon says:

      Me thinks you like the low class cleaning ladies like those rich whiteys do.

      • Mark says:

        Wow congrats you have the best post of the day. Your prize is an all expense paid trip to Paris to clean Dominique Strauss-Kahn hotel room.

    • Mark says:

      Kim Jung il aka Korean Guy would say

      If you are in China chances are very good you are eating puke.

    • John says:

      More proof of the sleaze of Korea. Thanks for posting.

      “If you’re thinking of going overseas to teach English in South Korea, my first advice to you is DON’T.

      Don’t go! Pick a different country or find a job somewhere else.

      I estimate there is a 70% chance that if you go you will end up getting screwed over in your contract and actually end up losing money. Most people don’t last the first three months with a company. The ones who stay longer usually end up getting screwed over for even more money. “

  2. nonamemon says:

    Too bad these nice China girls will be fucking whiteys and end up marrying them assholes.

    • Mark says:

      Kim jong-il aka Korean Guy will say this:

      I doubt even a pathetic old white lecher will go that low after the usherettes have sucked so many greasy old chinaman cocks.

  3. Curren$y says:

    Sigh…you do what you have to do! Nothing comes without hard work!

    • Mark says:

      Kim jong-il aka Korean Guy will say this:

      Yes hard work does not even begin to describe the arduous and impossible process of taking China out of a Chinese.

      No amount of time, toothpaste, or mouth wash will ever erase the smell of greasy communist party sperm from these women’s foul mouths after working as usherettes for China’s leaders and their greasy party apparatchiks.

      TSB

      Woof woof!

  4. John says:

    Seriously, where would Korean women be without plastic surgery? Check out the video.

    KOREAN STARS Plastic surgery : before and after

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhUzKTdwTHc

  5. John says:

    This woman went to South Korea and they told her she needs plastic surgery. What a bunch of fucking scum. They just want to make money from her.

    Koreans have no sense of true beauty. They think beauty can be purchased from a surgeon. How fucking retarded.

    No wonder so many stars commit suicide in South Korea. They hate themselves because South Korean society keep telling them they’re ugly.

    It’s a disgusting problem in South Korea. Shame on them.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDlQ8Mnv0v0&feature=fvwp&NR=1

    • Mark says:

      Westerners are mystified about the China standard of beauty. The notion that western guys all go with ugly Chinese women shows the contrast.

      The usherettes, all tall, thin, pale, with small heads,and big ears look like Ungulates Cervidae. That’s right they look like Bambi’s older sister. Look if you want a herd of deer roaming around at ceremonial events why not go with the real thing?

  6. Korean's eat $hit says:

    korean_guy’s dad in action

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se0F-22jQbw

  7. Crystal says:

    Why assume at once that this is a negative thing? In this case why not to abolish the profession of waiters? They also hardly “generate an economic value”.

    • Mark says:

      The westerner would consider a waiter a worker. An usherette is an anachronism to the Western mind.

      The next step should be to bring back the palace eunuchs. Why stop there make it a hereditary caste position.

    • Mark says:

      Crystal

      You can all sleep well knowing that your leaders did not assume at once that this is a negative thing.

      Much deep thought and debate went into the idea that Chinese male officials should be surrounded by herds of deer like Chinese usherette women.

      Bucks need herds of Doe’s

      Woof woof!

  8. John Yao says:

    You guys are turds. Don’t you know Korean Guy / Mark are both Cracker trolls who are fat, balding and sitting in their mommy’s basement posting nonsense about China and Korea? His ugly trailer trash mom and crooked nose Jew boy dad had him locked up in the basement like that freak from Goonies.

    • Mark says:

      I can assure you that I’m not a cracker, fat, balding or in my moms basement. Nor is my mom trailer trash, and my father is not Jewish (as if that were a problem).

      I am and remain mans best friend.

      Woof woof!

      • Korean_guy3 says:

        your mom has a horde of nigger hunk waiting to fuck. boy

        • Mark says:

          My mom is also mans best friend. Seriously only a Chinese would think it an insult to imply that a group of black men would want to have sex with my mother.

          Your mom does not have a hoard of black men want to bang her cause she too ugly!!

          Woof woof!

  9. Huzhang says:

    This place has gone to shit.

    All korean_guys, associated impersonators and other fuckwits need to be permabanned.

    Guess that would just leave me.

  10. tomahawk says:

    Most of you writing stupid remarks have forgotten it is because of all these tiny little details that has made China come this far. You may laugh but you have forgotten Sarkosky called Hu Jin Tao to help Europe out of the ruts. America is in doldrums and have been owing everybody money of which China is the biggest creditor. Who do you think is the biggest economic superpower today? Keep laughing Mr Korean-guy cos I bet your fxxking mouth is worse than the puke everybody is talking about. You talked about condoms and population. In reality you are part Chinese because Koreans derived from the Chinese race. The reason why Koreans are lesser is because somewhere down the line nobody is screwing them. Get it? If it wasn’t for China being your country’s biggest trading partner, you’d have been squashed the crisis in 2008. Interestingly I am not even from mainland China.

  11. So Sad says:

    We have beautiful chinese lady robots.

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