Chapter 17: A Dream Of Life Without My Chinese Boyfriend | Speaking of China

6 Responses

  1. Gerald Schmidt
    Gerald Schmidt February 2, 2010 at 2:44 am | | Reply

    Aiya, the way you write makes me feel about the story like it’s a James Bond movie – and, mind you, I mean that in a good way.
    What I mean is, I’m grabbing the edge of my seat, emotionally, and the only thing keeping me from not wanting to “watch” is that I know the story doesn’t continue in the tone it has now, but moves towards a happy end.

  2. adam
    adam February 2, 2010 at 3:49 am | | Reply

    Thanks for your blog. I like this. I had this kind of feeling before.
    Well, I have to say we should learn sth. from that. It’s not good to review a sad story when you feel lonely or sad.

  3. Fabrizio
    Fabrizio February 2, 2010 at 6:35 am | | Reply

    I have really enjoyed following your blog. This post was particularly good, very heartfelt. It is a tough situation to find yourself in, I have also had similar feeling (Though not quite at the pre-marriage stage).

  4. Iknowwhatyoumean
    Iknowwhatyoumean May 2, 2011 at 8:33 am | | Reply

    This may sound really cheesy, but I feel like I am wording out the emotions in my life through this blog! Except, its me and not my bf who is leaving for graduate school in a few months. To a different country. And all this while I am wondering… will love be enough? I hope it is. Because I am quite sure that he is the one.

  5. Janin
    Janin July 8, 2013 at 3:48 pm | | Reply

    My (Chinese) boyfriend and I will be separated by a whole country and then some from this September on. It’ll be a long time until we’ll be able to see each other for more than a few weeks of holidays (he’ll be working his butt off to finance himself and his parents and I’ll be attending university back home). So yes, I fear the separation and the loneliness even though it’ll be me leaving and starting something new while he stays here and just works. But my trip home a month back has made me confident in one thing – I love him. I love him a lot, enough to know that we can endure this and not let our relationship break because of the distance.
    We made plans for visiting already. He’ll visit me during Christmas and New Year and next summer we’ll be travelling China together. It’s a long time until then, but I’m positive it’ll be okay.

    Also, I wanted to say thank you for this blog and your work on it! It’s a pleasure to read. My boyfriend and me both really like your blog and we often find things which we can talk about from our own perspectives then which makes understanding each other easier! So really, thank you!

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