This was passed around the Hong Kong community a few weeks ago. Not because we all wanted to recommend our “foreign” friends to go so that they can get a free meal at the Mandarin (though that’s not a bad idea), but because there are so many things wrong with the ad on so many different levels. I will not go into details, but would just like to point out 2 things:
- Out of curiosity, I called to find out what their definition of “foreigners” is, and confirmed that it means Caucasian males.
- Upon further research, the reason why foreign men get to attend for free is because the event is sponsored by a German banker, who met his wife in one of these events and wanted to give “others” the same opportunity.
Also note that $4800HKD = $615USD. Seriously, only in Asia.