Featured in Beijing Today, Nominated for a Lotus Blossom Award

Speaking of China featured in Beijing Today
I'm featured in Beijing Today, and nominated for a Lotus Blossom Award this week.

A couple of quick things I wanted to share with you.

First, the weekly Beijing Today featured me in an article last Friday. I’m late to mention it — this week has been killer — but it’s a nice one and I appreciate the coverage (note, though, I need to ask for a few corrections. For the record, I’m 34 and that older man in one of those photos, he’s my husband’s godfather, not actual father). Here’s a snippet of the article, When an American Girl Meets a Chinese Man:

“Are Jewish women more likely to marry Chinese men? How my anti-Japanese Chinese husband changed his mind about Japan …”

These are among the topics from Jocelyn Eikenburg’s blog Speaking of China, a personal account of how an American woman found love in the Chinese countryside – and the things that happened next in the cross-cultural relationship.

She writes about how she met her husband, a Chinese man from rural Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province with the English name John, in 2002 at an online company in Hangzhou when working.

They met through a mutual friend’s arrangement. Eikenburg fell in love during the summer of that year after John took her out for her birthday.

Check out the full article.

Second, Speaking of China was nominated for a Lotus Blossom Award from My New Chinese Love. If you have a moment and you really dig this blog, show your support — vote for Speaking of China here. And thanks for reading. 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Featured in Beijing Today, Nominated for a Lotus Blossom Award

  • January 12, 2012 at 10:01 pm
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    I love the Beijing Today article!! Congratulations! Boy can I relate to that gruff tone of voice. That was the source of some early arguments, but now I know it’s normal. When you mentioned the to-have-children-or-not-to-have, I was reminded of Cheryl Tan’s memoir, A Tiger in the Kitchen (Voice, 2011). She writes about this topic throughout her book and has the same ideas as you. Her family in Singapore is a different story!

    Congratulations on being nominated for a Lotus Blossom Award. I just voted for you!

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  • January 12, 2012 at 11:45 pm
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    Congratulations on both the article and the nomination! I also just voted for you =) I hope the New Year and Chinese New Year brings amazing things your way. You deserve it!

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  • January 13, 2012 at 7:48 am
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    Congratulations! Very exciting. The article was a great read. I voted for you. 😀

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  • January 13, 2012 at 6:52 pm
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    One little question: What is the name of that cozy little vegetarian restaurant that enchanted you?

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    • January 14, 2012 at 7:35 pm
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      Thanks to all for the comments, and for your support! You guys rock. 🙂

      @W, sadly the restaurant no longer exists. It was Qingyi Vegetarian Restaurant (青衣元素素食餐厅). In its first incarnation, they had these plush velvet red sofas, perfect for couples to enjoy a dinner side by side. They moved to another location, but not as nice as the first. In 2009, I discovered they shut down entirely, a real let-down as the other place that has opened in Hangzhou, Shoukangyong (寿康永素食餐馆) is not nearly as good and has a serious roach problem (I had them crawling on my booth last time I went there — never again).

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