Despite descending from a country so massive, people with Chinese heritage still share a common culture and value system that rings true with many other Asian cultures.The importance of family, honor, and hard work are reflected in all aspects of life, including romantic relationships and dating.Earlier this year 24-year-old Melbourne-born Phoebe Lay found herself in Shanghai on a televised dating show called "One in a Hundred".
In fact, they'd printed a slogan on my name card "searching for an x-ray of love" - how cheesy!
I was one of three who still had their cards open, which gave him the option of using certain criterion to filter out girls. One of the hosts then tells him there's a girl who she thinks is a really suitable candidate but is just below his height requirement.
There were other questions too like, "What were your exes like: timid or outspoken and controlling?
"Most of the girls flipped their cards, which meant they were bowing out, but I'd already agreed to leave mine open, even thought I wasn't overly interested.
Rebecca started crying; meanwhile I'm still awkwardly standing in the background . My motivation for coming on the show was the free trip to Shanghai and the fear my mum might never speak to me again if I didn't take this opportunity to see the real world. She came to Australia when she was young, all on her own, and worked hard all her life.