Double Happiness: "I Want To Be Your Slave For The Rest of My Life" | Speaking of China

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  1. David
    David August 2, 2013 at 9:22 am | | Reply

    Good to see she has a great family. But, based on global history and colonialism that was not a politically correct statement to make and at least it should be kept between themselves as it is very private…the rest of the world does not need to know. I dont think some elements in the US, particularly the Chinese Americans with their history in this country will take very kindly to that statement!

  2. Sara (Living a Dream in China)
    Sara (Living a Dream in China) August 2, 2013 at 9:36 am | | Reply

    What a great story of how you two met! I think it’s a great example of how you never know when you’re going to meet the love of your life.

  3. Sveta
    Sveta August 2, 2013 at 9:45 am | | Reply

    What a sweet story. Good luck to you guys

  4. Andi
    Andi August 2, 2013 at 1:21 pm | | Reply

    I wish them both a lifetime of happiness!

  5. Ashleigh Son
    Ashleigh Son August 2, 2013 at 1:48 pm | | Reply

    Aww! So romantic. I don’t think you need a big wedding to really be hopelessly in love.

  6. Blossom
    Blossom August 2, 2013 at 2:15 pm | | Reply

    That is the sweetest story! And what a handsome man you stumbled upon! Were you at all attracted to Chinese men prior to your trip? Or once there, did your view of Chinese men change at all? I am sure your children are completely beautiful! Really heart-warming story!

  7. Bruce
    Bruce August 2, 2013 at 2:50 pm | | Reply

    “I want to be your slave for the rest of my life.” This line is so funny to me . It will work for some women. Do you know that men don’t have to say that line and we’re still slaves to women? I think I’m a slave to my wife too. I do everything for her. OMG!

  8. Fred
    Fred August 2, 2013 at 4:33 pm | | Reply

    Wow! What a beautiful story! If he declared himself to be her slave for life, he certainly was supplicating. By Western standards, he would be considered degrading himself and supplicating to seek a woman’s love. But by Chinese standards, he was expressing his genuine intention of love her for life. I am so happy for them. I wish them the best. Keep up the great love.

  9. chinaelevatorstories
    chinaelevatorstories August 2, 2013 at 6:10 pm | | Reply

    It surely is an unconventional story. I wonder how it happened that she fell in love with him although at first she had no romantic feelings for him (like was it just due to the fact that she herself started considering a relationship with him or was it because of his actions/character/etc).

  10. ordinary malaysian
    ordinary malaysian August 2, 2013 at 7:36 pm | | Reply

    What a beautiful story, and romantic to boot, though you might not think so. I think 缘分 yuanfen (fate/destiny) had played its part to perfection, haha! You are such an handsome couple.

  11. Amber
    Amber August 3, 2013 at 5:51 pm | | Reply

    Unconventional and unromantic? Why was I crying my eyes out? what a beautiful love story. I have been in China for a year with no lover in site. So I love a good love story. Your love story gives me hope if not for me than for others.

  12. Daryl Pilkington
    Daryl Pilkington August 3, 2013 at 7:32 pm | | Reply

    “I Want To Be Your Slave For The Rest of My Life” is a charming, albiet clumsy way of saying I’ll be devoted to you. I’m sure as I learn Mandarin, I will make equally clumsy statements to my Laopo with geniune underlying intent. Thanks Jocelyn and Charlotte for publishing and not being fearful of being politically correct. I’ll admit I’m racist:- I prefer Asian women!

  13. forest
    forest August 3, 2013 at 7:59 pm | | Reply

    Lovely story. Interesting statement, but could be the truth 🙂

    My friend is a slave of his wife. He does what she says. Amazing.

  14. Charlotte
    Charlotte August 3, 2013 at 11:12 pm | | Reply

    Thanks for the comments, everyone!

    Certainly that’s not PC, and while I did consider leaving it out, I went with being authentic. It was not meant to be offensive at all, and we’ll just leave it at that.

    He was a good friend, but since my friend had a pretty strong crush on him, I kept my distance so as not to mess up her chances with him. Neither of us had any idea that he liked me, and once it was made known, I talked to her and she encouraged me to see what would happen. Getting to spend time with him one-on-one, something we’d never done before we started dating, the feelings came quite quickly once we left behind the rather boring topics such as English education and the oil industry!

  15. SBC
    SBC August 4, 2013 at 1:57 pm | | Reply

    What a moving story. 🙂 Life is unexpected at times. Wish you both a lifetime of happiness together. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Bruce
    Bruce August 4, 2013 at 8:35 pm | | Reply

    That’s why you have to know a person in order to take the next step. Also, your personalities have to be compatible for a marriage to work.

  17. Tim C
    Tim C August 7, 2013 at 6:36 pm | | Reply

    Beautiful story and very inspiring and hopeful for future guys and gals !

  18. Rob
    Rob August 18, 2013 at 8:34 pm | | Reply

    What a wonderful story. I am glad he finally got the courage to confess his love to you. It is just amazing where someone can find love. Hopefully, stories like this will happen more often now that we can all communicate easier. Congratulations to both of you again!

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