In September 1999 -- my first month in China -- I had a huge crush on a guy.My heart melted at that first sight of his big sesame-oil brown eyes.
However, because of differences in cultural background and daily habits there are bound to be conflicting views in the relationship.
I have been in America for many years and have seen and heard many stories which underline the conflicting views and other unavoidable problems evident in relationships between Chinese women and American men.
He helped me buy a bicycle at the secondhand market and even gave me a ride there on the back of his black metal bike.
When I came down with the flu, he accompanied me to my therapy at the clinic and read to me from with me -- one of the weepiest chick flicks ever made -- and actually shed a few tears when it ended.
Both talk about their relationships with their Chinese significant others.