Those of us who live overseas or were born elsewhere are called the Viet Kieu (Vietnamese Overseas).
We are seriously HOT commodities over there.
Obviously the girls have $ signs and passport signs in their eyes, but every single Viet Kieu guy that I met while traveling was infinitely cooler, better dressed, better looking, and more social than the local Viets. It wasn't necessarily true in every single place, for example, there was a club in Hanoi and a club in Saigon where nothing but rich, young Viet hipsters partied at that would have given the Hollywood talent a run for their money.
But even then, those places and those guys aren't overly social, preferring to stick to their social group and look money by spending a lot on table/bottle service.
But I digress.
I thought I was a hot commodity in Europe, but in Viet Nam, I was smoking hot. I'd be in a store and the store girls would be giggling and telling me how beautiful I was, talking to me, asking me questions, etc. Basically they were incredibly attracted to me, but of course, when I told them I was only staying for a few days, I disappointed quite a number of girls.
In some ways, the Viet Kieu kind of have a bad reputation for coming to Viet Nam, blowing off huge amounts of cash (compared to the avg local of course), and womanizing like there's no tomorrow.
Personally, I never played the passport/love/relationship card. I totally admit to being a Dog, but I'm not THAT kind of a dog. Despite that, and despite all the weird Communist prohibitions (no Viet girl can stay over at a guy's place past 11pm), I still hooked up with two Vietnamese girls based purely on physical attraction, no Verbal Game whatsoever on my part... just animalistic passion based purely on my looks and being a Viet Kieu.
Fun times. More details to come.