Love (in China) in the Time of a Crisis | Speaking of China

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  1. Sveta
    Sveta February 27, 2012 at 3:34 am | | Reply

    My apologies for being a downer but I think so far love hasn’t helped me through crises. When I was dating my Korean ex, and each time I was upset or something, he pretty much dropped me off at my parents instead of staying by my side; when my Korean ex abandoned me the way he did, all my Korean friend ever said was good riddance and that he used me. When my grandfather was in the hospital, this event really did show me who was supportive and who was not, and unfortunately neither my friend nor Korean ex fit the bill. A friend who’s a girl did try to be there for me in her own way. When she’d text me, she always asks how he’s doing; she even attended my sister’s wedding with me when I didn’t have anyone else to go with.

  2. C.
    C. February 27, 2012 at 4:10 am | | Reply

    I’m sorry he didn’t get matched. For what little it’s worth, I know a few people in that boat with him. Maybe it’s because I’m an MD/MPH, but I can’t figure out why they require an internship to graduate if they only have spots for 50% of all applicants.

  3. ordinary malaysian
    ordinary malaysian February 27, 2012 at 4:46 am | | Reply

    It’s good that you have finally migrated your blog without further problems. As for John’s internship, keep faith and just as in all the crises you went through with John when you were having problems that you have related, there is hope. I read all four of the posts you mentioned and they were inspiring.

  4. ploppers
    ploppers February 27, 2012 at 10:36 am | | Reply

    I wish john luck, hope you 事事顺利!(everything goes well)

  5. cvaguy
    cvaguy February 27, 2012 at 4:45 pm | | Reply

    Wish everythings will go the way you want soon, for good. Remember the saying goes “As bitterness ends, sweetness comes”.

    You guys had quite a few dramas. Only strong minds will out last crises, that shows real characters.

  6. ploppers
    ploppers February 27, 2012 at 8:44 pm | | Reply

    @cvaguy “As bitterness ends, sweetness comes”. 苦尽甘来,哈哈。

  7. Susan Blumberg-Kason
    Susan Blumberg-Kason February 28, 2012 at 12:19 pm | | Reply

    I’m so sorry to hear about this, but you’re right–when you have a supportive partner at your side, it makes life a lot easier. (Sveta, I’m so sorry about your ex. I know how that feels and it’s very disheartening.) As with your website, I hope the match issue is only a temporary problem and gets resolved soon. I’m a firm believer that all things happen for a reason. Maybe that fabulous internship with a bridge to your future is just around the corner, but you wouldn’t know about it unless you first experienced this hardship. All the best of luck on John’s applications!!

  8. Bruce
    Bruce February 28, 2012 at 12:36 pm | | Reply

    If John is a U.S citizen, I think he will be getting his internship soon. Life works in strange ways and I know everything will be fine with him. Just be positive , think positive and love yourself and wife , everything will fine. I’ve been through alot so I know how it feels to struggle.

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