Double Happiness: From a UK Half-Marathon to a Romantic Dalian Proposal | Speaking of China

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  1. Nicki Chen
    Nicki Chen October 3, 2014 at 8:13 am | | Reply

    A beautiful, romantic story! You make a lovely couple.

  2. Sveta
    Sveta October 3, 2014 at 8:44 am | | Reply

    Wow, what a cool story. Good luck to both of you 🙂

  3. Constance - Foreign Sanctuary
    Constance - Foreign Sanctuary October 3, 2014 at 8:49 am | | Reply

    What a beautiful story!! It just goes to show that you can meet your true love at anytime!!

  4. Lee in the UK (Chinese Lee not English Lee)
    Lee in the UK (Chinese Lee not English Lee) October 3, 2014 at 10:48 pm | | Reply

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/03/sperm-donot-lawsuit-racism-eugenics-lesbian-couple-black-donor

    I can fully understand why Jocelyn wanted to run from her native Ohio or for that matter the USA. If this is representative of the US I will run for my dear life too…and for all the British-Chinese couples good luck getting the resident visa in the UK. Taking a lot of time…so leaving and going to Canada.

    1. R Zhao
      R Zhao October 6, 2014 at 5:09 pm | | Reply

      I read an article about this lawsuit yesterday and I’m still not sure what to think. I don’t believe it is representative of feelings in the US, necessarily. Being mixed race can be a challenge though, shouldn’t we admit that? My son is and I do realize he may face some hardships because of it. But he will also have certain benefits, such as knowing two countries and two languages.

      I guess I can understand being upset if I paid for a specific donor and was given something else due to someone’s error. If my husband and I wanted a mixed white-Chinese baby (representative of who we are as a couple) but we were accidentally given the sperm of a white or black donor, I would, quite frankly, be angry.

  5. Fred
    Fred October 4, 2014 at 12:19 am | | Reply

    Wow! What a great story. I wish them well.

  6. Timo
    Timo October 6, 2014 at 2:23 am | | Reply

    A wonderful story. You have to ask yourself then what would have happened if she had decided to go straight home to take a nice shower! THis is life and at every turn a new door opens 🙂

    This reminds me to write soonish myself about how I met my wife…

    1. Sarah
      Sarah October 6, 2014 at 11:52 am | | Reply

      Haha, Timo, I think that all the time, I almost did go straight home 🙂

  7. Jack
    Jack October 6, 2014 at 5:23 pm | | Reply

    Dalian !! We are very close from Dalian In winter,there is a Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin You can go to Harbin
    Have you been to Qingdao OR Yantai?

    1. Sarah
      Sarah October 10, 2014 at 10:21 pm | | Reply

      Hi Jack,
      I haven’t been to either Harbin, Qingdao or Yantai yet but they are all on my list for the future. We are currently based in south China. Such a big country, so little time!

  8. Sean
    Sean October 15, 2014 at 4:41 pm | | Reply

    I spent 6 years in Dalian finishing my bachelor and master degree.
    Fabulous city worthy of touring.

  9. TLAG
    TLAG October 19, 2014 at 2:42 am | | Reply

    What a smooth story!!! Wish you guys happy ever after!!!

    1. Sarah
      Sarah November 9, 2014 at 10:01 am | | Reply

      Thank you 🙂

  10. xiurune
    xiurune November 5, 2014 at 3:15 am | | Reply

    This is just the sweetest thing 🙂 Bookmarked her blog as well!

  11. Heide
    Heide November 7, 2014 at 11:30 pm | | Reply

    This is a great story Sarah and you two really are a lovely couple! Good to know that you are doing so well— that year in Nanjing really was something special! I wish you all the best for your future xx

    1. Sarah
      Sarah November 9, 2014 at 10:00 am | | Reply

      Hi Heide, I think you’re the first person I know to have read this and to have seen my blog! :-/
      Thanks for you comment 🙂 I hope you’re well xx

  12. Cat
    Cat December 8, 2014 at 12:32 pm | | Reply

    What a perfect story! Love seeing people from different cultures come together.

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