How my Chinese mother-in-law cured a mentally ill chicken | Speaking of China

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  1. Jim Kenny
    Jim Kenny August 11, 2009 at 12:57 pm | | Reply

    How’s this for ironic: my mentally ill mother-in-law cured a Chinese chicken. She did so because she cures all her prepared meats.

    I stop by to check in today. I’m glad the blog is alive and feeding those of us who are less culturally diverse.

    I’ll be back. Take care, jim kenny

  2. moonrat
    moonrat August 29, 2009 at 7:36 am | | Reply

    heehee. what’s amazing is that the chicken actually laid eggs at the end of all that…

  3. Michael Sheng
    Michael Sheng September 1, 2009 at 11:18 am | | Reply

    Hehe, Speaking of the chinese mother in laws, my czech wife could tell you few things about them. My mother has been introducing many chinese traditional elements or ways of life to her in a how shall we put it, ” forceful fashion” of course with the best intention that every chinese mother in law would have. First it was the chinese horoscope, to see if we are compatible as a couple, okay the female tiger and snake is not so ideal, then the fengshui when we moved into a new house after our wedding, the house has a southern exposure, approved! now is the acupuncture and herbal medicines, because my mom wants to be a grandmother soon and she thinks these chinese secret remedies could help my wife to become more “fertile”, so my job would be translating or even sometime filtering my mom’s wishes, then somehow purpose them to my wife in a more culturally acceptable way:) it hasn’t been easy as you can imagined, but we also had a lot of fun with those ” lost in translation” moments.

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