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This blog celebrates the beauty of Asian men by illustrating the depth and variety that is so often missed by those who make foolish statements like "All Asians look the same." It is primarily a photo blog, but I will also occasionally write comments related to Asian men and gay life as it relates to them.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Mix-It-Up Week, Day Four

In some of the recent comments left on the blog here, a couple people encouraged me to include more pictures of guys who were (how shall I say this?) .... er, "well-established." Meaning, guys who have lived long enough that they are not asked for I.D. when ordering drinks at a restaurant. Now, I hope people understand that I am not intending to promote the idea that ugly begins at 25 or anything of the sort. But, if finding fresh pictures of Asian models is a challenge (and it is), finding them of seasoned Asian models is even more of a challenge! This is simply due to the fact that the older a guy gets, the less a cameraman is going to follow him around. So, it is a scarcity of resources rather than an intentional slight that you may see in the age imbalance in photos on this site.

Having said that, I will definitely keep my eyes open for pictures (such as the one above, where I'm certain the gentlemen pictured are not a day over 23) of Asian guys who reflect a more mature beauty. And, if anyone has such pictures to share, please feel free to e-mail them to me (see address on sidebar).

P.S. - As a side note - While I do recognize the importance of not carelessly perpetuating stereotypes, there are two important things to keep in mind with a blog such as this:
- First, the vast majority of the pictures I will post on here will be of guys that I personally find to be attractive. I think that's a fair and logical way to run my site. So it will not always reflect a perfect balance between, slim and muscular, old and young, short and hung. My personal taste runs toward the guys with expressive eyes and beautiful smiles, so I don't always notice other things as quickly. Please don't assume, then, by my picture selection, that I am claiming that this site is the final authority concerning beauty in Asian men. However, I do think I can claim it is a good representation of Asian men who are beautiful.
- Second, one item I feel fairly strongly about is that part of beauty includes respect for one's self. A guy who takes care of his health and body, and who even excels in that regard, should not receive criticism for his efforts, nor should we assume that a muscular guy is well-developed for vain or shallow reasons. So again, while I will not be posting pictures of muscular men exclusively, it should not be surprising to my readers that they will appear frequently. That much dedication and good example of respecting one's body is generally deserving of far more praise than criticism (and too much criticism can quickly smack of jealousy!).
I hope those two items help to explain my thinking, and if you are not completely angry with me, click below to see more hot interracial pictures! (though if you are angry, feel free to tear me apart in the comments section...don't worry, I can take it!).


Anonymous said...

Keep posting as you have, nothing wrong with the guys you select to grace the pages of your blog. With your taste I would let you arrange my wedding and select the groom :)

Love your blog!!

Eukolos said...

Aren't you afraid I would try to seduce your groom during the wedding preparations? :-)

And thanks for the compliments! Glad you are enjoying the blog!

Tim said...

Isn't the bald guy in the second-to-last photo a gay porn star? (He looks suspiciously like Rik Jammer, who isn't Asian.)

And who is the couple in the final photo???????????????

Eukolos said...

It's not Rik Jammer...the guy is definitely Asian. And I can't say I remember where the last picture is from, sorry.