My heart melted at that first sight of his big sesame-oil brown eyes.
And I as I came to know him better, he didn't disappoint me.
Well, the first Valentine’s Day I actually got to celebrate, anyway.
for two years now, I have been experienced many firsts, but none of them compare to the first I experienced last week – my first Valentine’s Day.
He was Chinese, a man named Tian who grew up in Zhengzhou.
In September 1999 -- my first month in China -- I had a huge crush on a guy.
Is this the natural escalation of “foreigners behaving badly” in China?
A decade ago, my plans for coming to China included teaching for a year, two...maybe even three, before returning to the US to start my teaching career.
It is hard to believe that my first big day romance-wise happened in a country that I am not from and with a guy who is not Chinese.
But I think it just made the whole thing fun, cool and memorable.