A Postcard from Taiwan


“I’m from an island, Taiwan. 200 years ago, lots of Chinese moved to Taiwan. So our wedding custom is the same as China. Ancient females can’t choose their husband by themselves. And one path to decide their husband is ‘throw an embroidered ball.’ A rich man lets his daughter throw the ball from a tower. Then no matter who (man) catches it can marry with the lady. In the story the ball is always caught by the destiny man (who is poor, but he’ll become a great man). Then they will have a happy ending. Today, trusting ourselves is better than a ball absolutely. But I still think that is so romantic. =P”

Distance traveled: 6,435 miles

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