In the Mood for Summer Love (in China)

A bride and groom running through a green park in the summer
(photo by Fran Flores)

Programming note: from May 2 until May 13, I’ll be in the process of flying to and then settling down in China for the summer. During this time, I’ll be digging up some classic content from the archives, and sharing it with you in the form of theme-related posts. And don’t worry — I’ll be back on May 16. Promise! 😉


Okay, it may only be May — but in the Hangzhou region, where my Chinese husband’s family lives, summer is on like a renao Chinese wedding banquet.

For me, summer is a time of love. That’s when I first came to know and fall in love with my Chinese husband John. So if you’re in the mood for some romance, these entries just might get your heart fluttering:

John is My Chinese Boyfriend. That late summer night by the West Lake, when John and I fell in love to the sound of cicadas.

Of Lovely Bouquets and China Birthday Programs. Three lovely summer bouquets, and the thoughts of John’s “birthday program” tantalized me as I got closer to this Chinese man.

The Dog Days of My China Summer. This entry is my little Valentine to the dog John and I loved so much a few summers ago.

Have you ever had a memorable “summer love” experience in China?

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5 thoughts on “In the Mood for Summer Love (in China)

  • May 9, 2011 at 9:42 am

    You write very well. I enjoyed reading your posts. =o)

    And now I want to watch the movie, “In the Mood for Love.” I am such a nerd (point to self).

  • May 10, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Is speakingofchina blocked by the great net nanny ??? I need a proxy to access !!!!

    • May 11, 2011 at 11:41 pm

      @Eileen, Bryan, Irvin, thanks so much for the sweet comments!

      Bryan, Speakingofchina is not blocked. I am currently in china and just turned off my VPN to test — no problems accessing. I also pinged it to servers in Shanghai and Beijing, and both showed the website not blocked. You might want to check your Internet connection.

  • May 10, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Me and my girl met in Shanghai that summer and now we are married and live happily after. Three cheers for the sweet summer time!

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