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Re: End of the road
« Reply #720 on: December 10, 2016, 07:21:32 PM »
Congratulations to you both.

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Re: End of the road
« Reply #721 on: January 06, 2017, 07:43:14 PM »
Fiona got to go home to Guangzhou for a couple of weeks.  She is thrilled with all the shopping and visiting she did. But most of all she said she filled up on all te Chinese food that she had been craving  for the last three years.

She got to get some professional photos made as well. I hope the look as good here after I resize them to fit.
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Re: End of the road
« Reply #722 on: January 06, 2017, 10:01:24 PM »
She also has her US citizenship, US passport and a 10 year Chinese VISA. 
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Re: End of the road
« Reply #723 on: January 22, 2017, 11:20:20 AM »
Ella and my son are getting along very well.
It's been a little over a year and my son and Ella are running through the paperwork mill in Guangzhou. Last update is the application has been approved and she is awaiting the arrival of her packet and interview date. She is here in the USA but will head back to China for her interview when her packet arrives. It's a joy to have her here. She is fun and she and Fiona are the best friends.  And I have never seen my son this happy in all his life. Fiona's sister is coming to visit for Chinese New Year and it's going to be a riot. Three Guangdong girls in the same house.  Fiona has also found a group of chinese women the gather for food and gossip exchange once a month. I love seeing them all together. You cant help but smile the whole time.
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Re: End of the road
« Reply #724 on: March 20, 2017, 11:36:08 PM »
Ella returned to China for 2 months, took care of some business, did her interview and was approved.
My son picked her up in Denver today.
Marriage is May 14th.

From application to VISA less than a year.

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Re: End of the road
« Reply #725 on: May 17, 2017, 07:44:52 PM »
Wedding is done. Time to breathe now.
Alll My lovely daughters came to colorado for the event.
44 years a bachelor and now a married man.
Ella's son flew in to walk her down the isle.
He paid a tribute to his new wife at the reception and did it in CHINESE !
ceremony https://youtu.be/u9QwHj1Onjc
Tribute https://youtu.be/NMGb3ymmgRY
Jerry's sisters  https://youtu.be/XBm2wqS_EqA
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Re: End of the road
« Reply #726 on: May 20, 2017, 09:48:05 AM »
Very nice!

I enjoyed the tributes, it was easy to see how touched Ella was with your son and his tribute in chinese.

Empressive, I been married to a chinese woman and have a chinese daughter for 7 years and still cant understand 1 freaking word of it.


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Re: End of the road
« Reply #727 on: May 24, 2017, 06:03:06 PM »
Since this web site is now blocked at work,  I don't check as frequently as much as before, however, that being said - Gerry I never seen the picture you posted in January with Fiona so a little late but great classic pictures.

Great May update and May I say thanks with sharing the pictures and videos.
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Re: End of the road
« Reply #728 on: May 30, 2017, 09:56:44 AM »
Hey Kenny, I have been immersed in Mandarin and Cantonese for about 20 years now and still have limited understanding. When I first went to China I started learning Mandarin, I quit studying when my then wife's English got better than my Chinese.
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