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Re: hakka: Marrying Hakka Wife
Thank you for sharing this personal information about yourself and
congratulations. I wish you both every happiness.
And to you Yoon Ngan, I am still here in Beijing and will bemaking a trip down to
Dongguan next year to see the ancestral village. Thanks for all the information
about surnames, Keep it up.
(Kong Ket Wui or in pinyin Jiang Guowei)
"Teoh, Jonathan" wrote:
> My fellow Hakkas, I would like to share my experience in marrying a Hakka
> wife. Both my parent are Hakka of YongDing county, Fuk Kien province. I went
> back to my ancestor's area and marry my wife through my relatives'
> She arrived here about a year ago, and began to adapt to USA. She is
> learning English, driving and computer skills.
> At first, both of us have some adjustment to make, she could not even eat
> the cooking oil bought at kroger, and for a while we relied on Pork's oil.
> Eventually she adapt(and I also adapt) to the new life style.
> >From a cultural point of view, She reminds me many of the slangs that I have
> forgotten since my mom's last spoken and pick up many local Hakka cultural
> traits from her. She reinforces my Hakka heritage, and the best thing is we
> speak Hakka in my family, and that is the way it will be! It was a hassle
> for me to marry her as I travelled several times to China to straigthen the
> paperworks due to our inexperience and lack of info. But it is worth every
> penny of it.
> I would encourage the Hakka singles, marry a Hakka wife, if you are a
> culturally Hakka concious person. Well, you can marry a Hakka man too if you
> are a single women. Why not ? I do have experience now, if you want
> advices and tips, let me know and I will be glad to offer ideas and advices,
> even set up pen pals for you !
> Jonathan Teoh 423-229-6506
> Corporate Quality, Eastman Chemical Company
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