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At last, some happy news

Postby pgdaddy1 » 09 Dec 2011, 01:30

A happy update on my situation, for anyone who may be interested. The mother of my first son (now five years old) has agreed to send him to an English tutor, so he can communicate with me better in the future. And she has even let me help find a tutor on Tealit. I'm paying her the extra every month to cover the tuition costs, and my goodness it's worth every dollar .....

So at last some happy news. Time really is a great healer, after all. I have one friend who was cut off completely by his Taiwanese ex when they separated, their daughter was three years old at the time I think, and he hasn't heard of her since. I am thinking how lucky I am, maybe I can't see either of my sons now, but there's a good chance that one day I will.

And advertising in Tealit has been a real eye-opener, by the way. I have had replies from teachers from English-speaking countries, with degrees, that couldn't even spell properly or put capital letters at the beginning of sentences ...... The kids of today, eh ?
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Re: At last, some happy news

Postby tommy525 » 09 Dec 2011, 01:44

IM sure a time will come when you two can be buds (you and your son). Just be there for him , he wont forget.
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Postby Mucha Man » 09 Dec 2011, 01:48

That is good to hear. Well done.
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Re: At last, some happy news

Postby the bear » 09 Dec 2011, 08:57

pgdaddy1 wrote:And advertising in Tealit has been a real eye-opener, by the way. I have had replies from teachers from English-speaking countries, with degrees, that couldn't even spell properly or put capital letters at the beginning of sentences ...... The kids of today, eh ?


That's what you get for advertising on Tealit. Advertise here and you'll get a teacher what knows proper speling. :cool:
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Re: At last, some happy news

Postby StuartCa » 09 Dec 2011, 09:12

Nice one PG, sounds like one of the ice queens may be thawing a bit. Hope it continues.
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Re: At last, some happy news

Postby Super Hans » 09 Dec 2011, 09:15

Aye, things are heading in the right direction. Maybe they'll gather momentum.
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Re: At last, some happy news

Postby dan2006 » 09 Dec 2011, 09:17

Congratulations on that.. I hope it will be a start of a relationship with him.

I have been following your story and have felt bad for you as I read it.

I hope everything works out :thumbsup:
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Re: At last, some happy news

Postby tash » 11 Dec 2011, 02:04

pgdaddy1 wrote:So at last some happy news.

Are you the guy who asked for legal advice about returning to Taiwan (you live somewhere in SE Asia) and we all attacked you, as I remember?

I'm glad to hear this. Keep the positive perspective, as you'll need it for the long run. I hope your kids get the best out of their dad in the future.
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Re: At last, some happy news

Postby pgdaddy1 » 13 Dec 2011, 11:44

Thanks guys. Gives me hope for the future.
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Re: At last, some happy news

Postby pgdaddy1 » 12 Aug 2012, 16:05

Some more happy news. Met up with my youngest and his mother in HK for 10 days. He's two and a half and talking so much. And going through his terrible two's in a big way ! Speaking to him has helped me improve my Mandarin no end, it's amazing that he understands pretty much everything I say in Mandarin. It was a magical time, splashing around together in the Gold Coast swimming pool, and the way he acted towards me- it's almost as if we hadn't been apart for a whole year. His mum tells me that since we parted he has been crying a lot saying "xiang baba". Things went pretty well with her as well, there may be a chance of reconciliation and living outside Taiwan together, which would probably be here in Malaysia. We will see what fate has in store .....
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