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Review: Body Relax - Nina

Twp1032

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Not sure i get the hubub about the review itself. Nothing out of bounds and a not exactly a review that would make me want to put them at the top of the rotation. The completeness of the review does eliminate the need for me to hunt and peck thru other reviews or pursue back and forth pms.
 

Cedar Fog

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@Wayne1250, @capedude: Not an ad, no; I'm just a detail-oriented nerd who checks this board intermittently. If there's information *I* want when making a selection, I assume *other* people will find it useful, especially if it's quantifiable but not on the vendor's site (e.g., the full price list). There *are* posters hereabout who have expressed an interest in pure therapeutic massage.

@Twp1032, @Zzzzz: Thank you for the votes of confidence.

@kantuchdis: Yeah, three cities -- to which I'm centrally located, and which I had reason to visit over the past few months. Nothing weird in that. And... only three reviews? Oh right; there are few others I started composing but didn't finish within the one-month window -- because they are, as you sussed, excruciatingly detailed. :)

@Fluid: I included "putonghua" because that's how Nina responded when I asked "is that Mandarin?" after she answered a phone call during the foot-massage phase, and she resorted to her phone's translation app. Tourist-level foreign languages are a hobby of mine, and there are posters who've mentioned conversing in Korean with Korean providers. "Try a few phrases of the local tongue to show you care" is a tip for overseas tourists, so it should also work in this biz to add some empathy to the transaction. From experience, I can say that flirting is a lot less frustrating in parlors in Canada, where the ladies are native English speakers.
 

jakobsladder

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@Wayne1250, @capedude: Tourist-level foreign languages are a hobby of mine, and there are posters who've mentioned conversing in Korean with Korean providers. "Try a few phrases of the local tongue to show you care" is a tip for overseas tourists, so it should also work in this biz to add some empathy to the transaction.
Yeah, he's right in that. It's a great ice-breaker, and lets you stand out from the crowd in their world view.
You don't need to be Shakespeare, just a few appropriate phrases here and there.
My second wife was Chinese, and I can tell you that it is far more effective to talk dirty to a woman in her native language.
 

Fluid

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@Wayne1250, @capedude: Not an ad, no; I'm just a detail-oriented nerd who checks this board intermittently. If there's information *I* want when making a selection, I assume *other* people will find it useful, especially if it's quantifiable but not on the vendor's site (e.g., the full price list). There *are* posters hereabout who have expressed an interest in pure therapeutic massage.

@Twp1032, @Zzzzz: Thank you for the votes of confidence.

@kantuchdis: Yeah, three cities -- to which I'm centrally located, and which I had reason to visit over the past few months. Nothing weird in that. And... only three reviews? Oh right; there are few others I started composing but didn't finish within the one-month window -- because they are, as you sussed, excruciatingly detailed. :)

@Fluid: I included "putonghua" because that's how Nina responded when I asked "is that Mandarin?" after she answered a phone call during the foot-massage phase, and she resorted to her phone's translation app. Tourist-level foreign languages are a hobby of mine, and there are posters who've mentioned conversing in Korean with Korean providers. "Try a few phrases of the local tongue to show you care" is a tip for overseas tourists, so it should also work in this biz to add some empathy to the transaction. From experience, I can say that flirting is a lot less frustrating in parlors in Canada, where the ladies are native English speakers.
Oh, I had no problem with you using PuTongHua ('the common language' or 'the common tongue'). I am familiar. It is just not a term tossed about casually, especially on a Board where the primary focus is on T & A and HEs :)
 

Cedar Fog

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[Using their language] is a great ice-breaker, and lets you stand out from the crowd in their world view.
Thank you for verifying that. I like to think I'm not barking up the wrong tree, but the book-learning ultimately has to be tested against real people.

[PuTongHua] is just not a term tossed about casually, especially on a Board where the primary focus is on T & A and HEs
In this particular situation, my intent was "if you're trying to puzzle-out the provider's origin, here's a keyword that signals China." In a similar vein, I was at Golden Spa in Delaware this summer (no review), and the provider claimed to be Japanese -- when I started naming prefectures, she identified Okayama as home, and that's not one you pick randomly -- but then seemed unfamiliar with body-part words and fuzoku jargon.
 

jakobsladder

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I" In a similar vein, I was at Golden Spa in Delaware this summer (no review), and the provider claimed to be Japanese -- when I started naming prefectures, she identified Okayama as home, and that's not one you pick randomly -- but then seemed unfamiliar with body-part words and fuzoku jargon.
If I don't know whether they are Chinese or Korean, I try telling them that they look beautiful once they doffed their clothes. One version will get puzzlement, the other a thank you, and ethnicity solved.
It might be that your provider thought you would hold a Japanese woman in higher esteem, and wanted to be included.
I would think it a better tactic to ask her which prefecture rather that give her a drop-down menu to choose from.
 

fffinster

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Although this review contained some content suspicious of an "ad" - If it were an advertisement, I imagine OP would have gotten her name correct. Based on the information provided, he saw Lina. Lina is my ATF. I am so sad that she moved so far away.
 

Cedar Fog

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Based on the information provided, he saw Lina.
I plead accent and ambiguous consonant. When I asked, what she said might have been Lina or Mina or Nina. In my reviews, I already mark cup-size and age as uncertain, so I'll add that disclaimer to the name.

It's not like anybody wears nametags (or, as at Thai agogo bars, numbers) -- although at the fancy Korean spas in Midtown Manhattan, tipping is sometimes via an envelope at the front desk, marked with the masseuse's name. I think I'll start regularly communicating via written questions, so the provider can use her smartphone and Google Translate -- that worked for me once, and it seemed to de-stress the masseuse. She was glad to provide her name (wrote it on the spa's business card), but didn't initially understand my spoken question.
 

craigslust40

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I went here some time ago, saw a provider that matches this description, and it sounded to me like she identified herself as Nina. Perhaps she was Lina, but that's not how the name sounded when she said it.
 

yh33

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You said you couldn’t put out the rest of your reviews since they lacked the depth most necessary to your own self standards. Just keep in mind as a community any piece of intel is valuable intel, and any time you make a visit, a contribution on any particular element will help us all. Don’t stress everything so much, you’re doing a great job OP.
 
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