Photo Essay: Celebrating 10 years of marriage to my husband! | Speaking of China

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  1. Susan
    Susan July 25, 2014 at 7:07 am | | Reply

    Congratulations on 10 years of happy marriage, may the next 10 be filled with as much love and life as the last ones.

  2. Ryan
    Ryan July 25, 2014 at 7:23 am | | Reply

    Jun & Joss,

    Happy 10th anniversary! We are so happy for you, and really enjoyed the pictures. Here’s hoping for many, many more.

    We saw your Uncle Bob last week, and he “told us about you” being in China and such 🙂

  3. Fred
    Fred July 25, 2014 at 7:23 am | | Reply

    Hi John and J.E.,

    Wow! I loved the photos. You should post more for us to enjoy. J.E., you are a knock-out in the red qipao. John, you are so handsome. I bet you get a lot of attention from the girls. Keep up the greatness, guys!!!!!!


  4. Marta
    Marta July 25, 2014 at 8:19 am | | Reply

    Wow, 10 years already! Congratulations!! Wish you many more happy years,to come!
    I loved the idea of choosing a photo for each year. My favourite is the one in the kitchen! And you look absolutely gorgeous in the qipao for the new year party!

  5. Rdm
    Rdm July 25, 2014 at 9:41 am | | Reply

    Congratulation John and Jocelyn. a decade is not a simple feat.

    Jocelyn has changed, and so has John.

  6. Nicki Chen
    Nicki Chen July 25, 2014 at 10:30 am | | Reply

    Congratulations on your anniversary. I love seeing a photo for each year. My favorites are the two wedding pictures.

    I have a special album for my grandchildren’s school photos, one for each year. It’s fun (and sometimes funny) to see how they change–more quickly, of course, than you and John.

  7. Luwang
    Luwang July 25, 2014 at 12:06 pm | | Reply

    Hi Jocelyn,
    I have been a regular reader of your blog and really like your various articles that highlight how its to be in a AMWW relationship.

    One more thing I guess most other readers of your blog also would want you to see you write is about you and John’s child. 🙂

    Good wishes!

  8. ordinary malaysian
    ordinary malaysian July 25, 2014 at 12:27 pm | | Reply


    That beautiful series of pictures tell us how happy you guys are!

    The one of you in bridal dress kissing your hubby on the lawn looks great!

    I think qipao fits you and you look gorgeous it.

    Congratulations again!

  9. Isabelle
    Isabelle July 25, 2014 at 5:20 pm | | Reply

    I echo Rdm, a decade is not a simple feat. Wish you much happiness and ever lasting love!

  10. Allison
    Allison July 25, 2014 at 5:42 pm | | Reply

    I see the love you share and hope one day you can share it with a child or children.

  11. Sara
    Sara July 25, 2014 at 5:59 pm | | Reply

    You look amazing in that red qipao! What a lovely post, I can’t wait to have my first anniversary next year 🙂 And I hope me and my husband will be as happy as you an John in these photos 10 years from now. Congratulations!

  12. Laura Alvarez
    Laura Alvarez July 25, 2014 at 6:45 pm | | Reply

    Congrats to both of you!
    Your love grows as your relationship does.

  13. Terry B
    Terry B July 25, 2014 at 7:42 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations on you 10 years together. Love and miss you both; it’s wonderful to see you both so happy.

  14. Charlotte
    Charlotte July 25, 2014 at 9:11 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations on ten years! Hope you two have a wonderful anniversary celebration. All the best to you and John!

  15. Maria
    Maria July 25, 2014 at 9:14 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations on your 10th anniversary! May you and John experience many more happy years together! Any special plans for this special time? All the best!

  16. SBC
    SBC July 25, 2014 at 9:36 pm | | Reply

    Such happy faces! I hope you both have a lovely life together. And I couldnt believe those pictures spanned 10 years! You both look as young as you did in 2004. Maybe thats the effect of true love. 🙂

  17. Marissa
    Marissa July 25, 2014 at 10:19 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations Jocelyn! What a great collection of photos that captures you and John’s happiness.

  18. Lina
    Lina July 26, 2014 at 12:06 am | | Reply

    Congratulations! Can’t believe it’s already 10 years 🙂 I feel so excited for you guys! I want to jump and shout my wishes to you 🙂 I hope everything will stay so good for you 🙂 and your photos are amazing, in every one of them you can see that happiness and love – perfect example that people can be happy together for many years 🙂 plus you look great and I hate you for that – why can’t you get older?! 🙂 what’s your secret? :>

  19. Lolai
    Lolai July 26, 2014 at 12:56 am | | Reply

    Wow, ten is a big number! Glad that you and John are so happy together.

  20. Allen
    Allen July 26, 2014 at 4:03 am | | Reply

    Nice blog entry! Congratulations.

  21. Sveta
    Sveta July 26, 2014 at 12:02 pm | | Reply

    Congrats 🙂 very beautiful pictures if I may say so and here’s hoping to many more years to come!

  22. Grace Buchele Mineta
    Grace Buchele Mineta July 26, 2014 at 5:18 pm | | Reply

    This made me smile so much! Congrats on 10 wonderful years! That’s so cool!

  23. chinaelevatorstories
    chinaelevatorstories July 27, 2014 at 2:38 am | | Reply

    Wow, time flies! Happy anniversary! And I agree, you look great in the Qipao – I always thought that photo was from your wedding.

  24. Bruce
    Bruce July 27, 2014 at 12:42 pm | | Reply

    Time really flies when you reach 30 yrs old . Yes being happy is the ultimate goal in life.

  25. Manny
    Manny July 28, 2014 at 2:01 am | | Reply

    Great pics, guys. Your husband has such a baby face in the 2004 pic. That is one trait I admire most about Asian men. They have such baby faces (no wrinkles and no facial hair). I can only wish that I have no facial hair and wrinkles.

  26. Rdm
    Rdm July 28, 2014 at 4:02 am | | Reply

    Trolling with subtle denigration as always –> Manny

    Complimenting with hidden agenda –> Manny

    Diverting any topics here to White guys Asian women issue –> Manny

    Instead of shutting his mouth, complimenting with denigratory remarks at someone else anniversary –> Manny

    And finally, …

    Offering his two sisters for Asian guys for senseless bang –> Manny

    Who would have thought that Manny is such a useless piece of trash trolling around in internet?

    Hey Manny, there are tons of Chinese men with White women, learn yourself in youku with Chinese text. You’ll be amazed how large the community is. If you’re so sincere seeing Chinese guy with white women, they are treasure for sure.

    1. Manny
      Manny July 29, 2014 at 2:02 pm | | Reply

      @ RDM

      You are so nasty and negative. I in fact admire the Asian boy with the baby face. I am not so interested in the subject of Chinese men with White girls. I come to this blog to learn a few things so that I can improve myself and my relationship with my gf. That is my simple goal. Don’t you have anything better to do than to be nasty? I once offered my 2 sisters as a joke. My sisters now both have boyfriends but did not have one back several years ago. How time flies, uh?

  27. David
    David July 29, 2014 at 1:08 am | | Reply




    Manny does not live in the real world. To this day he has not answered me why it is easy for a white male to chase Asian women in Hong Kong but impossible for an Asian male to chase a white female in Tuscaloosa, AL or Athens, GA, let alone Oxford, MS or Greenville, SC.

    1. Manny
      Manny July 29, 2014 at 2:08 pm | | Reply

      @ David.

      You are right that I have not answered why it was so easy for a white boy to chase and catch a China doll in China than it is for a Chinese man to catch a white girl in the Southern states. I do not have the answer to this question and this is the reason why I cannot answer you. Maybe it was not so easy for a white man to get a Chinese gf in China? I do not know if you recall, but when I was in H.K. and Shenzhen several years ago, I tried to get a China doll but failed. I had a lot of fun trying though. I was only successful here in the U.S. and we are still together.

  28. David
    David July 29, 2014 at 1:10 am | | Reply

    “Offering his two sisters for Asian guys for senseless bang ”

    May be he thinks he is living in the anti-bellum south…that is where they used to arrange such marriages..not anymorem but the white women from that part of the world are so indoctrinated that his sisters wont come near any Asian guy even if he “offers” them…you can have my word on it!

    1. Manny
      Manny July 29, 2014 at 2:12 pm | | Reply

      @ David
      Don’t bad mouth my 2 sisters. They are not prejudiced against Asians. I did not offer them to an Asian man for a senseless bang. I only asked them if they would try dating Asian and they said that if the chance comes, they will try. But now they have boyfriends so the opportunity now is foreclosed.

  29. Richard
    Richard July 31, 2014 at 4:37 am | | Reply

    I’m very happy for your 10th anniversary Jocelyn! You two are great together. Still enjoying your blog and hope all is well with you and your family there.

  30. asdf
    asdf August 7, 2014 at 6:05 am | | Reply

    long time reader, first time commenter. It is heart warming to read that you are both still very much in love after 10 years. You don’t know how lucky you are to have found each other so early, it means you have plenty time to share your lives!
    Here’s to many more years!

  31. Melanie Gao
    Melanie Gao September 13, 2014 at 6:27 am | | Reply

    Aw, I’m so happy for you! I love love the pictures from each year of your marriage. Here’s to many more pictures and years.

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