As the year draws to a close, I’m taking a break during this holiday season to reflect on the past year — and gear up for 2012. In the meantime, I’d like to share with you the top five posts for the year — not just to give me a breather, but to revisit the best of 2011 by views (especially for all of you new readers out there).
- Are Jewish Women More Likely to Marry Chinese Men? This post first exploring the Jewish women-Chinese men connection got more of your attention than anything else in 2011. But if you love this one, you really should read my expanded version, an article for Asian Jewish Life titled “Chosen Women Choosing Chinese Men: A Tradition of Love?”
- On Discrimination and Marriage to a Chinese Man. When things fell apart for John and I in early November, I couldn’t help but write about it on this site. Thanks to everyone who commented or shared this — you all made me feel a little less alone during some tough times (which, sadly, haven’t ended quite yet).
- Marriage in China is Home, Car, Money? My take on one side of modern marriage in China really got you reading and talking about it.
- How My Anti-Japanese Husband Changed His Mind About Japan. The March 11 tsunami in Japan also ushered in a sea change for my husband, along with a wave of comments.
- I Love You, Just Not in Chinese. All these years, my Chinese husband had told me “I love you” in English but could never bring himself to say the same in Mandarin Chinese.
Happy holidays and Happy 2012 to all!
P.S.: Don’t forget to check out my Favorites page, with my own hand-picked list of the best posts on Speaking of China.