Epilogue: The Destiny to Marry in China | Speaking of China

6 Responses

  1. Xiaoheng
    Xiaoheng July 26, 2010 at 2:48 am | | Reply

    Hi Jocelyn,

    It is really nice to read your blog. Wish you all the best with your husband in the future. I feel to have the destiny to one country, but we will see. Look forward to your new schedule and post.

  2. Chris Waugh
    Chris Waugh July 26, 2010 at 4:50 am | | Reply

    6 years, congratulations!

    And I have to say I’m a little jealous. My wife and I didn’t get to pose for a photo in front of the seal. We didn’t even see such a set-up available. Instead we got roped into translating for an Indian-Korean couple, neither of whom could speak a word of Chinese…

    I’ve been intrigued by this ‘Memoirs of a Yangxifu’ series, and have often thought it looks like a book in progress. I will be really interested to see the finished product.

    I wish you and John all the best.

  3. Mimi
    Mimi July 26, 2010 at 4:28 pm | | Reply

    I’ve just discovered your blog after having lived in Beijing for several years. I’m enjoying your posts — but as a teacher, I’ve been terribly distracted by a recurring grammatical error that I hope you won’t make in future entries.

    Me, myself, and I: The pronoun “I” should be used when it is the subject of a verb, while “me” should be used when it is the object of a verb or a preposition. For example:

    Snoopy and I went to the store.
    My mother-in-law scolded Charlie Brown and me.
    “For my Chinese husband, John, and ME…”
    “I tried to tell her… how hard things were for John and ME.”

    (A good test is to replace I/me with she/her to check if it sounds right.)

    Thanks again for the insightful and entertaining posts!

  4. globalgal
    globalgal July 28, 2010 at 2:05 am | | Reply

    Seeing as how we were only going to be in China for a one year contract… just to see what it was like… and here we are nearly five years later, I’d say that living/working in China long-term might very well be our destiny!

    My favorite stories are when you describe visiting John’s family over the Spring Festival.

  5. vyara
    vyara November 12, 2010 at 8:41 pm | | Reply

    OH NOOO!!!!!!! its the end of the road!!! i must figure out how to read your essays in order to make the most of it, otherwise im screwed.

    people dont realise how comforting is to have somebody been there and done it, i cant even talk to my friends!!!

    thank you jocelyn.

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