It took some time, but I suppose it has to be done once in a lifetime. Getting married into a Chinese household...the first most important thing is to go and visit the girl's parents and get their permission. So this was the main reason I came to Yangzhou in Jiangsu Province.
Getting engaged in Chinese culture is quite an experience. Effectively I met the whole of my fiancee's family members and got permission (and questions asked) from each and every one of the senior members of the household. Not as nervous as I thought I would be. After all, it is a very serious lifetime decision. I had the honor of staying at my future in-laws home for a week, and had it timed perfectly because it was also Vicky's (my fiancee/wife/Laopo (老婆)) birthday on the 6th of April (me being a Capricorn and she an Aries - we are somehow a perfect match!).
There is plenty of eating and drinking (baizhou/strong homemade wine anyone?!) with the whole family for the full five days. So, yes, finally joined the wedlock club and can finally tell the world. A new life ahead!
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