How to have an incredibly imperfect 10th wedding anniversary in Hangzhou (just like us) | Speaking of China

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  1. xl
    xl July 28, 2014 at 8:06 am | | Reply

    lol! I actually went to that restaurant a few months ago and remember the exact blond manager you’re referring to.
    Anyway, congratulations!!!

  2. lenore look
    lenore look July 28, 2014 at 8:23 am | | Reply

    Imperfect makes the BEST kind of stories, like this one! Just perfect! Congratulations, Joss and John! xxoo

  3. ordinary malaysian
    ordinary malaysian July 28, 2014 at 9:12 am | | Reply

    Haha.. I guess even the elements wanted to share in the joy of your 10th wedding anniversary with John though they could have had done it in a more polite way!

    Never mind, the trick was to enjoy whatever came your way. If it rained, let it rained…

    In the circumstance, I think, you and John did well to enjoy the yummy Thai dinner with friends in a lovely restaurant!

    That will be one anniversary you will look back to with fondness in due course of time (and never forget!) because of all the challenge nature threw at you!

    Good thing you refused to kowtow!

    Haha again…

  4. MM
    MM July 28, 2014 at 9:44 am | | Reply

    Well that’s one anniversary you’ll never forget 🙂

    Congratulations to both you and John !

  5. Nicki Chen
    Nicki Chen July 28, 2014 at 10:25 am | | Reply

    You have ten years of marriage and lots of love and support to celebrate. Your ability to smile through the rainstorms is one reason you reached the one decade mark. Best wishes for another ten.

  6. Laura Alvarez
    Laura Alvarez July 28, 2014 at 10:28 am | | Reply

    I love what people call ” imperfection”, that’s what create memories!
    I a sure you had a blast and those stones in your way made it a more memorable day!

    Congrats once again for those wonderful 10 years!

  7. Susan Blumberg-Kason
    Susan Blumberg-Kason July 28, 2014 at 11:16 am | | Reply

    I’m so sorry the weather was less than ideal, but it looks like you had such a wonderful dinner. I love your new glasses and your hair! One day you and Jun will look back at your 10th anniversary and will probably remember the rain, but you’ll also remember how worthwhile it was to risk the elements to celebrate your big day. Happy anniversary!

  8. Sara
    Sara July 28, 2014 at 8:29 pm | | Reply

    It will make for a great story to remember on your 20th anniversary 🙂

  9. Bruce
    Bruce July 28, 2014 at 10:01 pm | | Reply

    There is no such thing as a perfect person or perfect life or perfect anything!!!

  10. Lina
    Lina July 28, 2014 at 10:20 pm | | Reply

    I think the weather was like ‘they are such a perfect couple, let’s give them something not-perfect’ 🙂 but you had good time, you have each other and that’s what makes every day perfect 🙂 congratulations again! 🙂

  11. David
    David July 29, 2014 at 1:01 am | | Reply

    “The Assistant Manager on duty — a willowy blonde dressed in a perfectly-pressed suit jacket and pencil skirt — stared at us as we hurried across the lobby and up the stairs, and I couldn’t tell whether it was because we were that rare AMWF couple in China or because our shoes left little puddles behind us wherever we walked.”

    Seems even more weird than Singapore…at least in Singapore only receptionists at clinics serving expats happen to be blonde…dont they have enough Chinese trained to be managers. Believe me, I am very pro-foreign worker..but will a town such as Dillard, Georgia accept an Asian American manager let alone a foreign Asian manager although he might speak perfect English? I think not.

  12. chinaelevatorstories
    chinaelevatorstories July 29, 2014 at 3:27 am | | Reply

    Love your hair!

    Although it’s probably not what you expected, the rain will probably make this an even more memorable anniversary.

  13. Dumisani Dube
    Dumisani Dube July 29, 2014 at 2:09 pm | | Reply

    Talk about first world problems!

  14. namenotgiven
    namenotgiven July 30, 2014 at 9:45 am | | Reply

    Sorry to hear about the rain. Happy anniversary!

  15. Ri
    Ri July 30, 2014 at 7:43 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations! Well, the weather could have been better… but it could have been worse? ^^
    Certainly a memorable anniversary though, and makes a good story to tell. 🙂

  16. HadiSS
    HadiSS July 31, 2014 at 10:49 am | | Reply

    Congratulations! Don’t let the hot weather keep you from the joy!

  17. Sveta
    Sveta July 31, 2014 at 11:07 am | | Reply

    Congratulations on the wedding anniversary 🙂 Here’s hoping to many more to come 😀 I guess its also important to have a sense of humor when things go wrong, and rainy days often produce unexpected surprises.

  18. Taiwanxifu
    Taiwanxifu July 31, 2014 at 7:58 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations. Isn’t life imperfect and in a weird way isn’t that great? Sorry things didn’t work out as you planned but I’m sure you still had a memorable anniversary.

  19. Marta
    Marta August 1, 2014 at 6:19 pm | | Reply

    Well, if you got married on July 26th then I’m afraid you will always celebrate hot and humid anniversaries, at least the ones you celebrate in China 😀

    Wow, 10 years! Congratulations!

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