Double Happiness: Xi'an native introduces Kiwi fiancee to his hometown | Speaking of China

8 Responses

  1. Lina
    Lina July 18, 2014 at 9:43 am | | Reply

    I’m curious how would Jo describe it with her own words 🙂 love to read those ‘first time’ stories 🙂

  2. Judith
    Judith July 18, 2014 at 1:48 pm | | Reply

    Very well written, it’s a great read! Glad to see that Jo blended in very well after the first cultural shock.

  3. ordinary malaysian
    ordinary malaysian July 18, 2014 at 4:40 pm | | Reply

    That was a wonderful story telling with a positive ending. I second Lina on Jo’s personal take of her experience in Xian.

  4. Kane Gu
    Kane Gu July 18, 2014 at 5:49 pm | | Reply

    Thanks guys for taking your time to read and comment on our story, and once again a special thanks to Jocelyn for posting this little piece on her blog 🙂
    I have been encouraging Jo to help me contribute to Jocelyn’s website and so far this task has been delegated to me, but I’m sure enough nagging might eventually do the trick ;p
    I’ve noticed there has been an increasing number of men coming to share their stories here with us and that certainly is a welcoming trend, it is stories like these that inspire us to cross the invisible social and cultural boundaries to truly appreciate one another for who they are.

  5. Sveta
    Sveta July 20, 2014 at 5:59 am | | Reply

    A very nice story and its pretty cool that the husband paid attention to what she was doing and feeling during this tough time.

  6. Lolai
    Lolai July 20, 2014 at 11:16 pm | | Reply

    I agree with the other commenters that this is a great story! I appreciate hearing it from your perspective, since I’m sure you must have also been a little nervous to introduce her to your hometown. I’m glad it went well!
    And the ending was perfect. 🙂

  7. Timo
    Timo July 22, 2014 at 2:56 pm | | Reply

    This reminded me so much of my first visit to Xi’an, the hometown of my wife.
    Even though the summer heat didn’t bother me too much I experienced similar torubles when trying to find clothes. Up till now I could never actually find anything which fits except shoes.
    The food was never an issue for me as my wife prepared already before many of the local cuisines at home 🙂

  8. Pat Poasa
    Pat Poasa June 21, 2016 at 12:46 pm | | Reply

    My friend Kane and wife Joe, bro what lovely story. You and Joe make a perfect couple, and bout the clothes its hard enough finding what you like in NZ. Good on you for taking Joe to your country. Arohanui.

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