the people who own the chinese restaurant next to my mom’s place are extremely nice people who cooks incredibly terrible chinese food. I’m surprised the have customers when they make, quite possibly, the worse chicken wings in the city. well, not too surprised since a lunch dish with drink is only $4.50, but still, I wouldnt buy their food if they weren’t our neighbor and orders seafood in bulk for us.
she came from a small province in china where women are so rare the husband’s family has to pay $30,000 US Dollars to the wife’s family. 30k US Dollars? Of course my assumptions need to get checked, and often, but I thought like people in china like people in viet nam, makes $100 a month. That’s a 12 year salary! You would have to save 50% of your income over 24 years to be able to afford the reverse-dowry? So when her husband was of “marriage age,” his brother, who owns a nice restaurant in chinatown NYC, sent him 30K USD so he could get married. Which meant, most of the village boys who did not have outside help probably couldnt afford to find a wife unless they ventured into the city, and even then, village boys with little education and no money have a hard time because of the skewed male: female ratios throughout the nation.
The village had so few women, on the wedding date, all the moms in the village told her mom that she should have given birth to 4 daughters instead of one. she would have been set for life.
as problematic as this is. LMAOOOO. $120,000 for raising four decent looking daughters to maturity.