100% Married

As of yesterday, I am 100% married. I had been “half married” for a year. Honestly, I think it was great to do it this way. We had plenty of time to get used to the idea of being married. I’m usually for jumping into the deep end rather than slowly wading into the shallow end, but in this case I liked it.

My whole family is still here in Shanghai for another week, so expect light posting.


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. 新婚燕爾,恭喜小登科!

  2. Kexia, my enormous hangover and I wish you and SS all the best! It was a terrific wedding, and much fun was had by all.

  3. My deepest congratulations (I don´t know if this is correct in English). Ten thousand years of double happiness!

  4. ¡Enhorabuena!

  5. Picture!

  6. Don’t worry: marriage really is all it is cracked up to be. I guess I meant worry. Yeah, just worry.

    Seriously, congrats.

  7. Congratulations!

  8. Congrats John!

  9. ah pasden, another good one goes down! couldnt have happened to a nicer fellow.

    but yes, we would like some pictures.


  10. 贴些你家人的照片嘛,在中国各处玩时拍的

  11. 白头偕老!

  12. Congratulations to both of you!

  13. Congratulations, John!

    And… errr… yes, we DO want pictures.

  14. That’s really ace. Congratulations!

  15. 축하합니다!

  16. Congratulations!!

  17. Toutes nos félicitations !

    “Dans tous les cas mariez vous. Si vous tombez sur une bonne épouse, vous deviendrez un homme heureux. Si vous tombez sur une mauvaise, vous serez philosophe. Ce qui est une excellente chose pour l’homme. ”

  18. Congratulations!

    P I C T U R E S!!!!

  19. Congratulations!

  20. ambrose Says: June 11, 2007 at 9:55 am


  21. Be afraid, be very afraid

  22. Congrats man!

  23. Congratulations! :-)

  24. Tahniah!

  25. I am expecting a complete 红包 analysis in the next week or two. We want numbers!

  26. Congratulations!

  27. @John: Though somewhat said already – 白头到老!

    @Brandan: I hadn’t heard it with the “xie” before – is it more common?

  28. @ The Humanaught

    Learned it on Chinesepod.com. Lesson link here.

  29. Congratulations to you and SS. It was a church wedding, wasn’t it? Did you manage to combine it with Chinese customs in any way?

  30. Thanks for all the well wishing, everybody!

    I might give a few more details in the future (like how we tried to fuse Chinese and Western traditions), but I’m not going to post photos. I still like my private life to be private in many ways.

  31. congratulations and all the best. You will be fine fusing the only trouble I had was a few small things about bring up a child, you will find that out later.

  32. Roger in Texas Says: June 12, 2007 at 6:15 am

    Congratulations! I also agree we need pictures 🙂

  33. @Brendan: Checked with the wife. “Xie” is the more common. I learn something every day. Mao would be proud.

  34. Old hair, really old. You know from that Cpod lesson. 🙂 白头偕老!

  35. good work.

  36. congrats man! I have a Chinese fiance as well so any insights you have or funny stories are much appreciated!

  37. Huh, I don’t really care about seeing pictures or not, but recently this blog has discussed that you got married, that your family is visiting (and a request for things to do), your happiness about finding your personal favorite food in Shanghai, a funny conversation you had with your mom, etc… if your private life wants to stay private, why even write this blog?

  38. congratulations, john! it’s been a while, but i’ve been dropping by every so often.

  39. junming Says: June 13, 2007 at 3:03 pm

    Congrats, and wow, why did you have to get married on my birthday?
    All the best

  40. can us “friends” get a pic on the old email or somethin? hook us up man!

  41. FELICIDADES JOHN!! Congratulations! I´d love to see some pictures… 🙂

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