Me Love You Long Time

September 23, 2011

Chinese calligraphy for Double Happiness, a symbol used in Chinese weddings. image:

When I happened across this article the other day, I must admit that I was charmed and mildly amused. Judge for yourself. The title was, “In China, love letters with 7 year delay to tackle divorce rate.” I never thought in my lifetime I would see the words “China” and “love letters” in the same sentence. Let alone the word “divorce.”

By the end of the article, I was smiling ear-to-ear and once again proud to have found another reason to be of Chinese descent. In a nutshell, divorce rates in China have apparently doubled since 2004 and eternal problem solvers they are, the Chinese, and in this instant, Chinese newly weds have decided to post love letters in the mail to be received by their beloved 7 years after the wedding bliss. Take a minute to wrap your brain around that one. Ingenius? Absolutely! Adorable? Yessiree!

THE new Chinese secret? Stay tuned to find out. image: Peter Hellberg

I hope this is me in 7 years! photo:

This concept was so endearing to me because 1) I’m a newlywed  2) I grew up thinking all Chinese marriages were pre-arranged, and 3) I love ideas with a passion. This article made me giddy. And you know that raises the chi bar pretty high.

My beloved hubby, if you’re reading this, bring out that rose scented stationery you’ve been stashing away. Then, in seven years, let’s get dressed up for a special occasion and walk out to the mailbox together.

Read the full article here.

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