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9 Responses

  1. airen
    airen November 12, 2012 at 5:18 am | | Reply

    I can see genetic connection on that picture.

  2. askdsk
    askdsk November 12, 2012 at 8:49 am | | Reply

    I see two China – rural and urban.

  3. oegukeen
    oegukeen November 12, 2012 at 5:11 pm | | Reply

    It is great idea to write about this. How often do we get insight into marriages of people on the other side of the world.

    I can’t wait to meet my boyfriends parents and learn a bit about Korean marriages.

  4. Bruce
    Bruce November 12, 2012 at 8:00 pm | | Reply

    You have to step your feet into someone’s shoes in order to understand, learn and respect their marriage. Bystanders are the ones who will never ever understand sitting around just criticizing. You haven’t been there before;therefore, you know nothing. I’ve been there and done that.

  5. Anthony
    Anthony November 13, 2012 at 9:46 am | | Reply

    oegukeen, Koreans in general have very bad temper. I’ve watched quite a few Korean dramas with English subtitles and I’ve seen in many occasions where an angry woman slaps her daughter-in-law around or a man beats his son with a stick. In one drama about modeling (I think it’s called “Models”), a group of models both male and female were asked to kneel and the head of the modeling agency beat their butts with a stick. It’s odd that they show this kind of violence on TV. If you don’t believe me, go check it out.

  6. Bruce
    Bruce November 13, 2012 at 10:02 am | | Reply

    Stop watching tv and dramas. Go out there and find out for yourself.

  7. Manny
    Manny November 13, 2012 at 10:18 am | | Reply

    Great post, Jocelyn. I am learning more and more about the Chinese people. Soon I will be ready to date a Chinese girl with so much knowledge acquired from your site.

  8. Sveta
    Sveta November 13, 2012 at 4:38 pm | | Reply

    Hey Jocelyn, I hope you’ll feel better. I’ve read the entries previously and enjoyed seeing the cultural differences. Good job 🙂

  9. chinaelevatorstories
    chinaelevatorstories November 14, 2012 at 5:06 am | | Reply

    Scolding is love actually reminds me of my grandparents’ generation (I’m from Europe) – I guess you’d have to rename it “nagging is love” though. My grandma used to go on how my grandpa’s belly was too big and that therefore he should stop eating chocolate (no, not his diabetes was the reason she wanted him to stop eating chocolate). Now that he’s been gone for a few years, my mother half jokingly suggested she finds somebody else so she won’t have to feel so lonely, but my grandma insists that grandpa was the only guy she would ever look at.

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