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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.


A Chinese Computer Nerd Di

Computers can get you in trouble if you don’t know how to use them. 

A couple from Harbin decided to go to Hainan for a long weekend to thaw out during one particularly icy winter.

Because both had jobs, they had difficulty coordinating their travel schedules. It was decided that the husband would fly to Hainan on a Thursday, and his wife would follow him the next day.

Upon arriving as planned, the husband checked into the hotel. There he decided to open his laptop and send his wife an e-mail back in Haerbin.

However, he accidently left off one letter in her address and sent the e-mail without realizing his error. In Shanghai, a widow had just returned from her husband’s funeral.

He was a fine man of many years who had been ‘called home to glory’ following a heart attack.

The widow checked her e-mail, expecting messages from relatives and friends. However, upon reading the first message, she fainted and fell to the floor.

The widow’s son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read:

To: My Loving Wife

From: Your Departed Husband

Subject: I’ve Arrived!

Message: I’ve just arrived and have been checked in. I see that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then! Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was.

P.S. Sure is hot down here!

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Bill Belew

Daddy and Christian.

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  • Kai Weng says:

    Haerbin should be spelled as Harbin because the name of the city comes from Manchu rather than Mandarin.

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