Guest Post: A "Little" Something Red for My Chinese-American Groom | Speaking of China

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  1. R Zhao
    R Zhao July 31, 2015 at 8:03 am | | Reply

    I did not see THAT coming! My husband has wanted to do matching shirts before, but matching undies!?

    That book sounds very intriguing. Another one to put on my list.

    Great post Autumn!

    1. Autumn
      Autumn July 31, 2015 at 8:51 am | | Reply

      Thank you! So…do you wear matching shirts?

      Well, the book perhaps has some hyperbolic anecdotes, but it was fun reading. As Jocelyn pointed out to me, Academic Priscilla Weggars is currently researching Polly Bemis and might be refuting a few claims (like the poker game, and whether Polly would have been more of a concubine than a prostitute).

      http://webpages.uidaho.edu/aacc/research.htm

    2. R Zhao
      R Zhao August 1, 2015 at 7:30 am | | Reply

      @Autumn, Jocelyn
      In China, matching shirts are widely popular among couples (and sometimes among parents and their kids). I no longer judge people for this. . . I used to think it was way too cutesy, but now I just think it’s kinda cute. But I haven’t done it myself, though Ming has tried to talk me into it on a few occasions! Maybe if we could find “I’m with Stupid” t-shirts.

  2. marghini
    marghini July 31, 2015 at 4:47 pm | | Reply

    Ahahahah this is just hilarious!! Matching underwear could very well be the next level of matching outfits. Let’s watch out 😉

    Autumn, you are my biggest blogger-crush and I love your writing passionately. Just saying.

    1. Autumn
      Autumn August 1, 2015 at 6:10 am | | Reply

      Aww! Thanks, guys! You are all both very kind.

      Also, if your men do opt for the thong, Andy wants them to know there can be chaffing issues. 😉

  3. Ruth - China Elevator Stories
    Ruth - China Elevator Stories July 31, 2015 at 8:45 pm | | Reply

    Too funny. What a big wedding-surprise!

    1. Autumn
      Autumn August 1, 2015 at 6:12 am | | Reply

      Thank you, Ruth! It’s good to “see” you stop by!

  4. Holly Hollins
    Holly Hollins July 31, 2015 at 9:42 pm | | Reply

    that took a turn! lol! 😀 I was expecting something entirely different.

    1. Autumn
      Autumn August 1, 2015 at 6:13 am | | Reply

      Yeah, I’m tricky that way. It’s was a funny twist, though I didn’t include Andy’s whole speech about thong solidarity. 🙂

  5. Mary
    Mary July 31, 2015 at 10:25 pm | | Reply

    Yay!!!! I’m so happy to see you on here Autumn!! Next you’ll be on the cover of NY times, aha.

    I love this post (and all your posts, really). I was shocked about Andy’s little surprise for you at the end of this post, haha. A man must really love you if he’ll put on a thong for you!

    That book also sounds amazing–talk about inspirational! I’ll have to go hunt for it online.

    You’re awesome Autumn!

  6. Autumn
    Autumn August 1, 2015 at 6:14 am | | Reply

    Thank you so much, Mary! Sometimes my pieces feel “fluffy” compared to all the cool ex-pat info the rest of you have on your websites, and so I am glad you liked it.

  7. Traveller at heart
    Traveller at heart August 1, 2015 at 6:46 am | | Reply

    Lots of info regarding your small, Autumn. Don’t worry, it will come off my Christmas list, lol.

    I had a quick look at Rigby and Peller. They don’t do red thong. Limited edition?

  8. Marta
    Marta August 1, 2015 at 9:49 pm | | Reply

    Hilarious, hahaha. Autumn, you’re my idol!

    1. Autumn
      Autumn August 2, 2015 at 5:26 am | | Reply

      Thanks, guys! I never get over hearing that I made you laugh. 🙂

  9. Fal
    Fal August 3, 2015 at 8:12 am | | Reply

    Don’t know about in China, but you can definitely get matching underwear for couples in Korea.

    1. Autumn
      Autumn August 3, 2015 at 12:11 pm | | Reply

      Matching undies. Pretty hardcore. I have no idea where Andy got that thong. Or T-string. Or whatever those are called!

  10. Mabel Kwong
    Mabel Kwong August 3, 2015 at 11:34 am | | Reply

    Matching underwear at the wedding. Hilarious 😀 I hope it wasn’t hard for Andy to find one that suited him…thought it did sound like he wasn’t used to it. Then again, I never got why some people like to wear thongs.

    1. Autumn
      Autumn August 3, 2015 at 12:14 pm | | Reply

      No idea if finding the red thingie was hard! I think I didn’t want to ask. 🙂

      I am so with you on uncomfortable, though.

  11. Nicki Chen
    Nicki Chen August 3, 2015 at 11:52 am | | Reply

    Andy really has a sense of humor. I’ve never worn a thong, but I can imagine how uncomfortable it would be.

    Looking through my old wedding and honeymoon pictures, I was chagrined to see that my husband and I were wearing matching clothes on our honeymoon–his shirt and my dress. I wonder whose idea that was.

    1. Autumn
      Autumn August 3, 2015 at 12:10 pm | | Reply

      I have girlfriends who swear they’ve gotten used to wearing a thong and love them. (I’m not seeing it myself, though.)

      Probably his idea, right?

  12. Betty has a Panda
    Betty has a Panda August 3, 2015 at 8:47 pm | | Reply

    I really didn’t see that one coming! It must be true love if a guy wears a thong for you on his wedding day!

    1. Autumn
      Autumn August 8, 2015 at 9:35 pm | | Reply

      Andy is all about solidarity. 🙂

  13. Lani
    Lani August 8, 2015 at 4:58 pm | | Reply

    Hahhahahaah. You know what they say, a couple who thongs together, belongs together. Great story…was seriously wondering where Polly came in. Cheers!

    1. Autumn
      Autumn August 8, 2015 at 9:35 pm | | Reply

      “The family that thongs together belongs together?” That’s hilarious. (Also, I’m pretty sure you made that up.)

  14. James
    James August 10, 2015 at 4:26 pm | | Reply

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    Ashley August 10, 2015 at 4:27 pm | | Reply

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