Well, why not?
My experience in China has taught me one thing; female foreign and Chinese male couplings are rare, in fact so rare, that when we meet others of our kind, I tend to go into awe mode as I realise there are people like us out there somewhere.
FWCM (Foreign Woman, Chinese Man) partnerships are in fact so uncommon, that in Chinese minds snagging a Laowai is like chancing upon Nessy while in the Loch. Therefore, a commonly used term to compliment a Chinese guy who has managed to conquer a foreigner’s heart is
which translates into
“Bringing honour to your country”,
while the opposite, a Chinese woman going out with a foreign man, is often scorned upon and titulated as traitor or worse especially on the Chinese internet (which catapults me into a feminist rage whenever I hear or read of such ignorant comments).
The reasons for FWCM couples being such a rarity and the difficulties that come with it are for another time. Suffice it to say that weddings of such a nature are not yet as common as they should be in our allegedly globalised world of Coca Cola, Apple and Wikipedia.
And that is why I am writing this blog, for you who possibly shares my experiences, or you who has never even been to China, or you who is curious about intercultural weddings.
I hope you enjoy this blog, feel free to send me feedback any time!
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