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Gokon rule 102: know thyself

Posted on: February 21, 2009

The second step to your success in gokon is to know yourself.
In some gokon guides, they even recommend you to do a SWOT analysis on your profile. Rather than just thinking about who am I, think of your strenth, weakness, opportunity, and threat. Before attending gokon, think about how to sell your strength (i.e., karaoke talent, flipping long beautiful hair), how to improve your weakness (i.e., beauty salon, push up bras), work on opportunity (i.e., appropriate body touches), and conquer threat (i.e., not inviting your most flirtatious beautiful friend).

Note: Just a reminder the definition of “strength” and “weakness” vary depending on the gender. For example, a successful career, high salary, big apartment, fluency in english, academic record in the foreign countries, are considered strength in Japanese men but not necessary so in Japanese women. (Which is same in other countries too in some extent, as seein with the lawyer Miranda’s case in Sex and the City but more ovbiously so in Tokyo)

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1 Response to "Gokon rule 102: know thyself"

Hilarious!
Everything you write is so enjoyable and informative to us – the potential tokyo-boy-hunters.
Thanks for this blog!

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