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BaronVonDarin

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BaronVonDarin

I have a long time friend in Hong kong. I met her when I was in the service. She was a Intern medic traveling abroad. She wrote me this note. I have been studying mandarin for a few months but my ability to read pictograms is not up to measure. Could someone tell me what she wrote. 

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I am not sure exactly I am working hard but I need more study. She just started acting a little different and usually she writes in English but she is throwing me for a loop. 

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“我们曾如此渴望命运的波澜,到最后才发现,人生最曼妙的风景,竟是内心的淡定和从容。我们曾如此期盼外界的认可,到最后才知道,世界是自己的,与他人毫无关系。”这一段被署名为杨绛《一百岁感言》的话,显得淡雅睿智。被多人传播,甚至还有媒体节选了相关词句,作为怀念杨绛先生的文章标题。

 

What I marked in bold is the text on your photo. The whole text is here.

It seems to be a quote from Yang Jiang. 

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NinjaTurtle

Baron,

I hope you are not looking at this maybe turning into a romance. If the two of you do not speak a common language, then it will not work out.

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Shelley

I wouldn't advise giving up on this being a romance, I have to disagree that a common language is needed for love to bloom. If you are learning Chinese and she already speaks English I don't see this being a problem. 

 

I think it might make for an interesting relationship but not an impossible one. Anyway you have been friends for a while from what you say so you know more about whats going than we do.

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BaronVonDarin

Well I have been diligent with my language for the last couple weeks. Study 3 hours a day and use audio at work. I am not looking for a romance but she did start getting jealous and acting different. I will be seeing her in march I just dont understand what's going on in her head and she knows I am not on that same line as her. My job is too dangerous for a family or romance. 

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Shelley
8 hours ago, BaronVonDarin said:

My job is too dangerous for a family or romance. 

 

First line of a spy novel? I suppose you can't tell us any more or you will have to kill us all:) This is not a how you end a post.:nono:P

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BaronVonDarin

Sorry. I am a detective for the saint cloud police department. Not over glorified like a spy lol. I was in the hospital for about 6 days from a broken rib that punctured my lung from work. I have a few friends in china and many all over the world from when I was in the service. I am really working on my mandarin and it is pretty easy. I do speak fluent russian lol but that doesnt help with my post. But when I was in the hospital my friend Gao Shan started acting jealous and overly concerned for my health. So well this is me and that is why I am here. 

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BaronVonDarin

She just keeps telling me I need a safer job and goes on about taking care of me. I am not blind I see she is feeling different but I just was not sure about her note. But you good people here answered my question and I thank you for that. 

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Karl Hungus
23 hours ago, BaronVonDarin said:

I am a detective for the saint cloud police department. Not over glorified like a spy lol.

thats what a spy would say

and also...

23 hours ago, BaronVonDarin said:

I do speak fluent russian

thats what a spy would say

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BaronVonDarin

Lol now you guys are just picking on me but thanks it's funny. I had spoke with Gao Shan last night. I put a little pressure on her and she admitted that she has feelings for me. So now I am in a tough spot and it may be my fault because I think she had received the wrong idea from a birthday gift I had sent her a couple weeks ago. Sigh.... she is a damn good woman in and out and i do not want to break her heart. I do have my own problems and I do not want to bring that into hers or anyone elses life. It's just simply complicated. But thank you all at this forum. The spy talk did make me laugh. I look back and see what you are talking about. I guess my writing voice is better suited for novels lol. 

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Shelley

Yes it was all in good humour, not often we get a spy on the forum or ........have we? :D

 

I hope it all works out for you.

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Dawei3

 

On 10/7/2018 at 4:32 PM, BaronVonDarin said:

d Gao Shan started acting jealous and overly concerned for my health.

 

On youtube, either Laowhy86 or Serpentza did a video on having a Chinese girlfriend.  The things you described are indicative of someone seeing you as a marriage partner, i.e., jealously and extra concern for your health and safety.  In addition, they also noted that casual dating is somewhat rare in China.  That dating is often seen as synonymous a prelude to marriage.  An older video of theirs talked about the problems a friend of theirs faced when he broke up with a girl who assumed he would marry her.  

 

That dating can be seen as serious is also reflected in "personal ads" in China.  A personal ad in China is actually a "marriage recruitment ad".  I think the characters are 正婚广告*.  Obviously, this is very different than in the West.  

 

* I wasn't sure about the 1st character.... others can correct me.... 

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