I do hope that you're not saying that all Asian states are "underdeveloped" or all Asians in the West are from a "low background"!vo said:. . . . an underdeveloped country or . . . low background . . . .
Bueno, enough of this. I had some insight and possible remedy based on the peculiarities of situations now seen not to be appertaining here. From what you've now written, it seems to me that the most useful advice yet posted is "BlahBlah"'s. May you have much success, "vo", in ridding yourself of your erstwhile friend, and may you never find yourself in such a situation again.