This is my second post, and I hope to god I'm putting it in the right spot so I don't tick anyone off. Decided after the occasional lurk in these forums to give it a try and join the community.
I've been using PUA techniques for about a year now, and I'm currently in Japan. A few mindset differences culture wise, but I'm looking for a general approach to this problem.
I am a University student here in Japan, and not an exchange student. I applied directly to the university, and was accepted into a sort of backdoor program that would make sure my Japanese is fluent enough to understand lectures. So my techniques are usually about the same in both Japanese and English which gives me a bit of an edge here. Negs can be made in any language, but I try to stick to English because of its positive and pursued image with the Japanese.
In my time living here, I've been able to meet CEO's and some of the higher class groups. Now, this is not only limited to girls. I've wanted to use my PUA skills to improve my social life, and be able to mingle with these types. However, the one issue I face is very simple.
I am a university student. Which means I'm saving up money, just to pay my university tuition as it comes.
Now, I have no problem with the short term game. However, I have girls who would invite me to join them on their trip to China (Almost like I can pick out a plane ticket from my wallet anytime like them), which opens them up for a neg from me. They laugh, and as I make it seem like I don't want to go (because I'm broke, but I don't say it lol), it increases my rapport with them, and they just want me to tag along even more. (How do I keep rapport just to say no in the end? I'm still working on this balance...)
Now, there's only so much you can refuse to go to certain events they go to (due to limitations of my wallet), before they give up on you. Now, usually I'd play my game in a way to get them to pay for me, but in Japanese culture, a favour is returned by two. So in the long run, unpaid dues may be worse for my image.
I want to know, how would any of you PUAs deal with the difference between lifestyle and money?
If there's anything wrong with my approach to this problem or my mindset, I am also open to advice!
Thanks a bunch!