“My husband Dan and I met in Shanghai and moved together into a spacious apartment with little furniture. That gave us lots of room to decorate our new home with our own ideas.
“Dan first ordered a large and soft carpet for our living room. The color was blue like the ocean. One day he bought a stuffed animal, a yellow duck, for no specific reason. Afterwards we always cuddled together with it on our carpet. Dan said he loved the colors of the yellow and the blue, like a duck swimming in the ocean.
“After living in that apartment for a few years, we decided to get married. When we were planning the ceremony, a crazy idea hit me – let`s use the duck as our ring tray! Then the duck could also witness our wedding! We bought another one to make a pair so we could put one ring on each and the duck wouldn`t feel lonely!
“Looking back on our experience, it was full of sweetness yet it took lots of effort to work out the difficulties. Because we are from totally different backgrounds. But each time we overcame the difficulties, our relationship became even tighter. So those difficulties were paradoxes, both challenging our patience and bonding our hearts! I once heard in a speech: “F. Scott Fitzgerald said the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. It`s about playing with par-a-dox (pair-of-DUCKS!)”.