Ahi, how are you doing?
Beverything’s great. And you?
Asame here. Have you seen any new films recently?
Bno, I haven’t had a chance to. But I’ve been watching a Chinese TV series called Chinese-Style Divorce.
Aoh, really? I saw it two years ago. It’s worth seeing and it’s thought-provoking.
Byeah. I found it is so close to our life.
Ait reflects some of our difficulties in this ever-changing world.
Byou said it. You know, the divorce rate has been on the rise in recent years.
Awell, it’s said that a lot of young people favor getting married quickly which tend end quickly too.
BI know a couple who divorced a week after getting married.
Aoh, that’s too short-lived.
Bthat’s true. It’s said the short-lived marriage is typical of the post-80s generation.
AI can’t agree more. The only-child generation in China tends to know little about marriage.
Bdefinitely. They don’t take relationships and marriages very seriously.
Ain their mind, love is nothing but passion and marriage is over once the passion is gone.
BI think, as the saying goes as the saying goes haste makes waste, it is the same thing with marriage.
Aif you can choose, will you marry a foreigner or a Chinese?
Bwhy? Did tom pop the question?
Anot yet. But I wonder if I can get my parents’ consent.
Blet me guess, your parents want you to marry a Chinese man, right?
Ayou are right. It is giving me a real headache. I feel like I’m between a rock and a hard place.
BI used to have the same problem when I was with my ex.
Aoh, how did you deal with it?
BI just let it go and continued dating with my Korean boyfriend. But finally we broke up.
Aoh, it’s a pity. What was the matter?
Bsimple. We had personality clashes and there were too many cultural differences.
Bhe hoped to live in the Korean way and asked me to give up working and stay at home to take care of the family.
AOh, I see. In their culture women should put family first.
Byes, he said it would be batter for me and for the whole family. But I simply can not quit working.
Aso that’s why it’s hard to have a happy marriage with a foreigner.
Bnot really. There are many successful mixed marriage around us.