The Sands, and Teahouses, of Time | Speaking of China

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  1. Beth
    Beth October 4, 2010 at 8:34 pm | | Reply

    Aw, Yao. 🙁 He sounds really smooth, haha, with his jacket like one of those taiwanese soap opera stars (Mike He, haha). That’s China though, buildings get knocked down all the time and it seems like nothing is permanent… but tradition is and family is and China has strong ties like that.
    So what matters lasts. Even though you may not be with Mike He, errr, cool jacket guy anymore, you have a stable relationship with a really sweet, cute guy and that matters so much more!!!
    -Beth.

  2. George
    George October 4, 2010 at 6:58 am | | Reply

    Bubble tea of Taiwan is the best!

  3. Li Lan
    Li Lan October 4, 2010 at 2:52 pm | | Reply

    This is an outstanding piece of writing.

  4. Mish
    Mish October 5, 2010 at 12:45 am | | Reply

    why haven’t you written a book yet? you have such a way with words. and ugh, now i want bubble tea at 2:45AM.

  5. Nicki Chen
    Nicki Chen November 22, 2013 at 2:15 pm | | Reply

    I just clicked through to this post from the archives, last on your list, Jocelyn. Sometimes sad songs are the most beautiful. I loved this post with its lovely reminder of life’s impermanence. Very touching!

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