I Bought It for Love (or How My New Jacket Made My Mother-In-Law Smile) | Speaking of China

16 Responses

  1. Autumn
    Autumn February 1, 2016 at 6:54 am | | Reply

    Your mother-in-law is so sweet. And it was nice of you to understand how your choices reflect on her, especially in a small town setting.

    My in-laws don’t seem to care how we dress or look. But that might be a product of living in casual Hawaii. Or anonymously in a big city. Their greater concern is always saving money.

    Or maybe they don’t have to worry about how I look since I did not grow up in Hawaii and always am overdressed. 😉

  2. BAP Blogger
    BAP Blogger February 1, 2016 at 1:58 pm | | Reply

    Jocelyn, you are such a sweet person, and I think you have a great sense of cultural balance in values. No wonder your mother-in-law takes such good care of you.

  3. Marta
    Marta February 2, 2016 at 4:31 pm | | Reply

    That story is so aaaawwww! And the coat looks very nice on you.

    For the moment I haven’t been forced to buy new clothes for new year… traditions are totally lost on us, haha.

  4. Maria
    Maria February 2, 2016 at 10:06 pm | | Reply

    Nice color on you Joss–you should wear it more often! So glad Jun’s family takes such great care of you both–Happy New Year to you all!

  5. Charlotte
    Charlotte February 2, 2016 at 10:10 pm | | Reply

    That jacket looks wonderful on you! Glad you were able to find it and make her happy.

    Best wishes to you and your family for the coming year!

  6. Crystal Kushwaha
    Crystal Kushwaha February 3, 2016 at 6:58 pm | | Reply

    Aww, such a sweet story. The jacket really does look good on you.
    During Diwali, it is expected that we wear something new, and also that we buy something new for someone. This year we didn’t have the funds to do either, so my brother-in-law bought us new clothes. It was a really sweet gesture.
    Loved reading this!

  7. Constance - Foreign Sanctuary
    Constance - Foreign Sanctuary February 5, 2016 at 1:04 pm | | Reply

    My mother-in-law is very giving as well. I have already asked my husband to tell her not to buy too much stuff when we share our exciting news with her on Chinese New Year’s Eve!!

  8. Nicki Chen
    Nicki Chen February 5, 2016 at 2:14 pm | | Reply

    I love it too. Such a beautiful powder blue.

  9. Laura from Our Chinese Wedding
    Laura from Our Chinese Wedding February 26, 2016 at 4:47 pm | | Reply

    Oh that sounds so familiar – want to know my secret? I went to h&m and headed straight for the sales section – got a blazer for 70rmb and a nice shirt with lace for 30rmb – CNY outfit for just 100rmb haha. Of course hubs sweater and shirt were over 1000 and mil bought him shoes for thousands of rmb that turned out uncomfortable – I hope she learned her lesson – buying untested shoes what a waste – anyways I always giggle at how my hubs the one with the expensive wardrobe in our relationship 😉

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