My last post was about a day of unpleasant surprises. Well this past week we were SHOCKED by a most pleasant surprise.
Our head English teacher, Ms. Meow, is an adorable little person only a year older than me. She’s really cool, too. She took us to KTV and sang her heart out to some Shania Twain. Also at our school is a PE teacher who’s name is… well… actually we’re not sure, because he changed it. His Chinese name is Ding Laoshi. His English name is either Todd or Dean. We call him Ding Laoshi.
Anyway, we have noticed that Ms. Meow and Ding Laoshi hang out quite a bit. He came with us to KTV. They are regularly seen together at lunch. But as far as we knew, no dating was happening, so we took it upon ourselves to plan their future together. We talked about it many times. Kimmie didn’t know if it was culturally appropriate to suggest it to Ms. Meow, seeing as how they are colleagues, so instead we just talked about it to each other. We were so convinced of their happiness together that when Ms. Meow brought another “friend” with her to KTV who was talking to Ding Laoshi a little too much we started planning to take her out.
|The candy tin :)|
We couldn’t believe it! No one, even the Chinese teachers in the office, knew they were dating. I think some of them suspected though. Can you imagine a girl in the US keeping a secret from her WHOLE OFFICE of 90% women that she had been dating someone for 1+ year and she was getting married? Yeah, it wouldn’t happen.
So it turns out that Ms. Meow was way ahead of us. In fact, that night at our Fall Party for the teachers, we found out they had actually been married since August 15th. (We think?) They won’t have their big wedding celebrations until January, then it will OFFICIALLY be official.
What a happy surprise!!