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From: China 广东(guang dong) 广州(guang zhou ) @Grace172 Time : 2020-04-21 16:30:08 #15
@JohnAbbot. Wow, John! seems you are enjoying your retired life in the heaven on earth even though your age is far from retire. A comfortable big house with a huge garden by the sea, I can image how beautiful it is! Ecuador, A beautiful and peaceful country. Can you speak Spanish? Is it affected by the coronavirus? Is your wife still in China now? Has she been stranded there because the flights stop? Or she has already got back from China? I hope she and her Chinese family are safe and well during the outbreak of coronavirus. BTW, I am interested when you talk about her garden, chickens and pets. So happy that she and I have a same hobby.
"Time is like a sword".
NO NO NO. I look back my comment, Oop, sorry, I typed a wrong Chinese character. It should be 光阴似箭Time is like an arrow (one of the Chinese idioms) Sorry, my wrong Chinese character confused you and make you become a philosopher. 😂😂
I could not help but bursting into laughter when I read your second question. Especially when you said "For all I know my wife refers to me as Uncle when she is speaking to her friends in Chinese. So I am very curious." 😂😂😂 My husband was confused for this as well. To tell you the true, no even one Chinese woman calls her Chinese husband as Uncle. Not for the Chinese men. Well. I remember "My Uncle" was created on CLM forum long time ago when our Chinese women were talking each other about our western husbands or bfs. At the beginning it referred to American husbands or boy friends. Why? You must have seen the picture of "Uncle Same", the typical character of American man who points his finger to you and said "I want you! ". You have image now, right?! Haha. So, we talked to each other "How is your Uncle Same? " "My Uncle Same... " Later we skipped the name Same, just said My Uncle, You Uncle. And then more Chinese women joined us with their comments calling their western husbands or bfs as My Uncle no matter they were German or French or Canadian... Yes, it is a funny nick name, but I am not sure if it contains affectionate. 😂
“Where are you living now?“
Well, we are now living in a little cottage in suburbs of Orlando Florida. I enjoy it because I can raise chickens and ducks and grow vegetables and fruit trees. My Uncle 😂may not enjoy it so much, because it is quite far away from his work. And he thought that I spent much more time in taking care of animals and garden than being with him. He also complained that the chicken food I made was better than the food for him. I said "Once you lay eggs, I will cook you excellent food every day. "😂
'Do you plan to live your life out in the US or do you hope to return to China to live someday?"
No plan yet. Really not sure. I am enjoying living here now, but I don't know about the future. America? China? Or Australia (my daughter wanted) I don't know. Just enjoy today.
"Do you get back to visit China occasionally? Do you get to visit with your daughter occasionally?"
So sad that I've just got back to china to see my father and step mom two times during these years. Every time my husband allowed me only leave for two weeks. Even in such a short time, every day I must got his messages, it seems the animals would "be missing", the flowers would "die", the house would "get fiire", or something "trouble" would happen if I was not at home. That is why till now I haven't been to Australia to visit my daughter yet. But she had come to the US visited us two times.
Well, it really a great honor to get your warm invitation of blogging on CLM. Thank you so much for your compliment. Yes it may practice my English. I will think of it. But I don't know what should I write about. You know writing a story is different than writing a comment. Maybe you would like to give me some ideas? or I may blog on the blogs for guests if I have a story sometimes?
Thank you again. Take care!
Grace
From: Australia South Australia Adelaide @melcyan Time : 2020-04-22 13:05:05 #16

@JohnAbbot

@Grace172

I have an idea for a blog or forum thread for the two of you. I enjoyed reading the recent comments between the two of you. (I finally know what "uncle" means on CLM - thank you!)

 

Possible Blog Title : A conversation between Grace and John

 

The introduction part would just be a brief bio and setting the scene for the conversation. From then on it would be a verbal exchange exclusively between Grace and John in the comments section. Keep it as a 2 person conversation only but allow a parallel blog or thread for comments by others. I think it would be interesting.

 

If this type of blog works then it could be followed by other blog conversations between another female CLM member and another male CLM member.

 

Imagine being at a restaurant where the next table has a Western male and a Chinese female talking. They are friends. They have a genuine desire to understand the other's point of view. They are comparing their lives, successes, failures, what makes them happy, what makes them sad and what continues to puzzle them about the other's culture. They seek help from the other to understand their own partner better.

 

You try to eat your food without looking like you are listening intently. But you have to listen because their conversation is shining a light on your own life.

From: China 广东(guang dong) 清远(qing yuan ) @Yangyy0129 Time : 2020-04-22 22:12:54 #17

@Grace172 再次上来,很开心的看到John和Grace姐的回复。Grace姐是否记错我并不紧要,我来到CLM的时候,正大热着LoveF、Violaine、Nora126、Jennifercc42几位姐的贴子(当然还有Grace姐的),我还很记得QinL姐,chengcheng姐...就像追剧一样,我可是花了不少时间才追上进度的:D,跟姐一样,更喜欢看贴子及blog,看大家的故事,经历,建议,现在进行时的发展,真是有趣且解压的事!

        Grace姐居然等到女儿18岁才考虑伴侣的事!第一次看到姐这么详细的说与你家大叔的故事(你对“大叔”的解说很到位呀:D),但真好!很是羡慕姐现在的生活呀,就是我向往的生活:有一个院子,可以种菜、养鸡,养猫、养狗。我还记得有姐妹说Grace姐有一个天仙般的女儿...真快呀,“光阴似箭”,现在女儿都毕业留澳工作了。

        我们这里的工作应该是逐渐恢复正常了,虽然大家出入都还戴着口罩,但业务逐渐繁忙起来,工作也随着很忙起来了。真希望早点恢复如常!但恐怕我们这里会一学期都不开学(也不一定,学校在调查家里的口罩是否足够孩子用了),今年的毕业生,特别是那些要准备或打算出国留学的孩子们,特别难过吧。想到这一切,总有一种不大真实的感觉,魔幻!这个世界咋就变成这样了?

From: China 浙江(zhe jiang) 杭州(hang zhou ) @JohnAbbot Time : 2020-04-23 13:24:15 #18

@Grace172 @melcyan @Yangyy0129

I have been thinking about my response to you, Grace, regarding both thoughts about your last comment but also about what you could blog about. Now melcyan has thrown out a suggestion that intrigues me but also seems to me might be frought with danger. For example I suspect that Grace's Uncle might not be too happy that Grace is spending her time in an ongoing discussion about their relationship with another male in a very public forum. And I know for certain that my very private wife would be very unhappy to have her part in our relationship being published in public.

However, the suggestion has planted a seed in my mind that I want to let grow for a day or two before I bring it forward for discussion. Meanwhile Grace, what say you to melcyan's suggestion? Please give me a day or two to also think about it and also to let my possible suggestion germinate in my mind. BTW, I hope you notice the gardening talk I am inserting here in your honour. 

YangYang, thanks for starting this thread. It has already brought us a great benefit in bringing Grace back into our lives.

I'll be back tomorrow with a more detailed response.

 

From: China 广西(guang xi) 防城港(fang cheng gang ) @xin73 Time : 2020-04-25 15:43:09 #19

Hi Jonh, I haven't logged into your website for many years. Although I haven't come here for a long time,but I always remember you and some bloggers.I really miss the days when I used to blog here.Time flies. I have been a member here for eight years.

I am grateful to CLM platform, let me meet some friends here, and more importantly, I met an English man here, we have kept in touch, for him, I turned down many men pursuing me.I spent eight years waiting for an unknown.My relationship with him is really it would take too long to tell that in full.Sometimes I feel funny for my persistence.

I sincerely wish you and your family safe on this unusual day,.All the best!

~~Xin73

From: China 广西(guang xi) 防城港(fang cheng gang ) @xin73 Time : 2020-04-25 16:01:34 #20

Hi Grace172,好几年没有音讯,特别想你了。我以前的微信不用,因为这些年发生了一些一言难尽的事情和变故,今天感到很无聊突然想去CLM看看,我也很久没来这里了,无意中看到你的评论,知道你现在生活得很开心和幸福,真心替你感到高兴和欣慰,祝愿你一直一直永远幸福下去。本来第一个给你留言结果发现发送错误,当时也正好写给John所以紧接着发给他了。失魂落魄也许把把约翰的名字也写错了。寥寥数语,有时间再长聊。

From: China 浙江(zhe jiang) 杭州(hang zhou ) @JohnAbbot Time : 2020-04-26 13:04:05 #21

@xin73 - Hello xin73. How nice to hear from you after so much time. Of course I can't forget some of the great blogs you wrote here on CLM. You were a great contributor. I am glad you have come back and checked in and hope you and Grace will both stick around for a while and give us the benefit if your thoughts and experiences.



Also, your blog is stil here and waiting for your next contribution, so feel free to log in to your blogging account and submit some more blogs. If you need any assistance getting restarted just let me know and I'll send you an email reminding you how to do that.



@Grace172 - as you stated I have been happy in my "retired life in the heaven on earth" for the most part, except for the facts that I am not "retired" by a long shot and my current home is some distance from heaven on earth. But it is a pleasant way and place to spend my time while working on CLM and a couple of other projects.



However, these last few days have been relatively trying and less than pleasant. You would think that things would be at least pretty calm and peaceful when you are in a lockdown and restricted from stepping outside your gate except when needing food or medicine. And they were pretty peaceful until a few days ago when we entered a period, with no end in sight, of "what can go wrong will go wrong".



During this time we have experienced a bunch of domestic problems. Any one of them would simply have been a hiccup, but as they have piled up they've begun to take up every hour of everyday just to deal with them. Or at least it feels that way. I am going to try to write a blog about in the next day or two as I am told you should "never let any disaster go to waste". 



Meanwhile, what about you?



Have you written your first blog yet?



Will you be sending it to me shortly in order to get you started?



I look forward to hearing from both of you ladies regarding upcoming blogs. (No pressure here.)(wasntme)


From: China 广西(guang xi) 防城港(fang cheng gang ) @xin73 Time : 2020-04-26 14:50:25 #22

Hi John, first of all say sorry, I wrote your name wrong yesterday. At the same time, thank you for responding to my comments.

I like CLM, but I'm sorry that I don't have time to write about the experience I want to write because I've been busy with my business and some unexpected things happened in recent years.Your encouragement makes me a little ready for action. I will consider whether to write a love story about me.

When I'm done that day, I'll let you know, okay?

Xin73

Wish you all the best!

From: Australia New South Wales Sydney @oldghost Time : 2020-04-27 21:32:35 #23

@yangyy0129:
" 我们这里的工作应该是逐渐恢复正常了,虽然大家出入都还戴着口罩,但业务逐渐繁忙起来,工作也随着很忙起来了"

Speaking with my First year University student in Shenyang, Liaoning - he tells me Dongbei has shut down again because, as the government says 'too many returning people from Russia carry the virus. 但是还有我的武汉汉口的学生已经三个星期前再开始到办公室上班。我们这里,悉尼市也越来越好了,恢复正常了;超市现在比较忙了。

From: China 广东(guang dong) 广州(guang zhou ) @Grace172 Time : 2020-04-30 11:47:01 #24
@melcyan
@Yangyy0129
@JohnAbbot
@xin73
I have been very busy these days. Many things happened. It is midnight, I have just read your comments to me. I feel warm by your kind words and good ideas. But I am too tired to think or write back after a hard long day. I will reply you all in a few days.
In the meantime, wish you all the best.
From: China 浙江(zhe jiang) 杭州(hang zhou ) @JohnAbbot Time : 2020-05-19 12:12:07 #25

@xin73 - I am awaiting with baited breath a love story about you. I'm sure that everyone here would love to read your story. 

@Grace172 - I don't see how you could fail by simply writing about your experiences as a Chinese woman learning to live or survive in the US, a completely new culture to you. Whatever you choose to focus on, if you do, we will all enjoy it I am sure.

As for myself, I tried writing a new blog about recent domestic crises goings on in the face of this "pandemic" but everything seems to be in flux. Change is trying to overwhelm us on a universal scale in these trying times, yet it is the small, personal domestic changes that cause the most angst.

A new minor crisis has arisen that is affecting me more than all the worldly problems combined. While it plays out and a conclusion is reached I can't complete my blog. When all is said and done many of you will scoff at my being so concerned about this one thing to the disregard of all others. But some of you will understand.

From: China 广东(guang dong) 清远(qing yuan ) @Yangyy0129 Time : 2020-05-23 18:51:38 #26
@Anonymous26758 谢谢你!还记得羊羊这个名字。我也记得Jenniffer,Jessieabc,她回四川做心脏手术,不知现在可好?

45岁之前,我一直还认为自己挺年轻的,45岁之后,对年龄的感觉就明显起来了。越来越觉得,能否继续找到伴侣,并不是那么重要的事,重要的是,珍惜身边的一切,特别是保重身体保持健康,陪伴女儿长大!
From: China 广东(guang dong) 清远(qing yuan ) @Yangyy0129 Time : 2020-05-23 19:03:00 #27


@oldghost 您的汉语非常好!我不大看新闻,也不知道现在现在各个国家现在怎么样了,希望还好吧。我武汉有好多同学,但他们都不谈隔离期间的事情,也不谈现在状况。期间我一一打电话给班上的女同学,都说,还好。。。应该都还好吧,她们家人、亲戚、同事,都没有受感染的,只是隔离过了几个月苦闷揪心的日子。

 

From: China 广东(guang dong) 清远(qing yuan ) @Yangyy0129 Time : 2020-05-23 19:36:10 #28


@Grace172姐好忙...这边,我女儿已去学校上了一周学了,真抓狂,午托不开,一天接送4次,我上班期间得抽空去接她,还得做午饭。上班也很忙——这是好事吧,忙意味着一切运转正常,真怕这个con-19,让事情一直都乱了套。在吃上面,感觉还是美国人比较简便,似乎中午都是吃个什么汉堡就搞定了。

      我是不大愿意码字,尤其不愿意在手机上打字。上周叫人重装了一下手提电脑,用起来顺手多了,原来运行速度慢得难以忍受。科技让一切更便利的同时,电子产品正在主宰着我们的生活。

        目前,除了女儿的学习,倒没有大的烦心事。她就是讨厌做作业:谁发明了作业;为什么要做作业;我讨厌做作业;你有没有办法让我喜欢做作业;不要让我听到作业两个字;你再说我一个字都不写....两人的家庭战争,都是源于”作业“两字。我也希望我有办法能让她不要那么讨厌做作业(最不喜欢语文,要写的字更多)。女儿就是喜欢玩,振振有词:小孩子哪有不喜欢玩的?玩就是小孩子最重要的事情!永远玩不够...姐的女儿这么优秀,从小怎么教育的?

        有个武汉的女同学,和丈夫儿子,几年前移民去了西雅图。年前她丈夫送父母回国,被困在武汉了不能回美国了,武汉解封了,但好象美国还没通航吧?

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