Photo Essay: On "Huangshan Honeymoon", my true story featured in "Dragonfruit" anthology | Speaking of China

23 Responses

  1. Constance - Foreign Sanctuary
    Constance - Foreign Sanctuary June 2, 2014 at 7:43 am | | Reply

    Congrats on getting your essay published in a book! It sounds like an interesting article and I can only speculate that it was his father’s dream to climb that mountain and when he heard you and John were going there, he couldn’t resist the opportunity. I guess I am going to have to buy (or win!) the book and find out if I am right!

  2. Nicki Chen
    Nicki Chen June 2, 2014 at 9:18 am | | Reply

    Your father-in-law looks a little worn out. How many mountains did you make him climb?

  3. Sveta
    Sveta June 2, 2014 at 11:53 am | | Reply

    Congrats and I have to admit that I love the pictures 😀 so beautiful and mysterious.

  4. chinaelevatorstories
    chinaelevatorstories June 2, 2014 at 3:52 pm | | Reply

    You’ve really raised my curiosity as to why your father-in-law came with you on your honeymoon (just as Constance, I would also have guessed it’s because he couldn’t resist the opportunity).

  5. Charlotte
    Charlotte June 2, 2014 at 9:05 pm | | Reply

    Can’t wait to read your story and all the others! Is it on Kindle?

  6. ordinary malaysian
    ordinary malaysian June 2, 2014 at 10:53 pm | | Reply

    Unusual by any count to have your father-in-law on one’s honeymoon! But I can understand why afterwards he must have come to see you differently and your relationship improved.

  7. Tracy Slater
    Tracy Slater June 4, 2014 at 2:23 pm | | Reply

    Jocelyn, I just love these photos of you and your father-in-law! He looks like a total sweetie and a total character all at once. When I read the pre-pub version of the anthology to do the blurb, your essay really touched me, since my Japanese father-in-law (“Shogun Sr.”) was such a big and important part of our lives in Osaka while he was still alive (and he was also a total sweetie and a total character!).

    Congratulations again on the essay. You are a great daughter-in-law, and I’m betting you’ll never regret having been so.

    All my best from Yokohama, where we just moved a few weeks ago!

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