It Was Arranged!

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Commercial Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

A story of a boy undesided about the arrangment.

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It was arranged! Chin Cho said the family system of Chinese Society contracts between two families without reference was to much to bear. All though it was the cornerstone of Confucius teaching, he wanted to escape the arranged marriage. Chin Cho  knew that the traditional civilization in China was continuously developing he developed a strong sense of superiority that went along with a powerful resistance to change, the changes in his mind that is.He wanted to marrie who he wanted, he didn’t want to be told who to marrie. Chin Cho was surrounded by many influences in his life since he was a child but he wanted to stay true to his filling .During a retreat to the East China Sea to help the relief efforts from a storm, he met a girl named Ping they were there for the same reason to help with the rebuilding from the devastation of the storm. There were many people in need of help, Chin Cho and Ping stayed with an elderly couple while they were helping with the rebuilding. They welcomed both chin Cho and Ping in to their home. The Eastern side was not that greatly populated that made the efforts much easyer.The couple they stayed with lived somewhat isolated but had a strong cultural pride they shared some of their story with them. Chin Cho realized he was listening to his story and saw himself for a brief moment. As the days passed, Chin Cho and Ping would tell of their own stories of their passed and why they were here and laugh about the stories of the elderly couple they had come to know. Chin Cho expressed to Ping his fillings about how he felt about arranged marriages Chin Cho was to be married to a girl from his village but refused to marry .Ping had come from a very small village not to far from Chin Cho’s village her family was poor and had herd of arranged marriages but she was not arranged to be married .Pings parents were very supportive of her desions and encouraged her individuality. It was going on the third week of rebuilding the East China sea side and both Chin Cho and Ping friendship grew stronger. With the relief crew having done all they could do it was almost time to say good bye but Chin Cho was realizing the filling he was having for Ping were something he had to address he wanted to tell her to come home with him but he did not know her fillings about him. Chin Cho began to realize the importance of family and happiness. Saying with his elders really got him thinking about the family he was to marrie and if she was anything like Ping, but he knew going back home was inevitable. So Chin Cho wrote Ping a letter telling her his filling for her .Chin Cho went home never knowing if Ping read the letter or how she felt but he knew he made the right desion to go home and marrie his soon to be wife.


Submitted: January 02, 2014

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