Hainan Relatives Visit!

My father in law informed us on a short notice that hubby relatives are swinging by to our place for a visit. Well, a pleasant surprise as me and my helper rushed to put the house into one piece after the dinner warfare with the kids. Cleaning up the traces of food and putting the toys in place. I have never stepped into China before and no compelling reason to do so except to visit Taiwan again and catch up with my BFF Kailing. 

My FIL has been visiting Hainan on an annual basis and apparently there is a regularly place and group of relatives whom he go to. So much for finding the roots, I don’t even know which part of China does my ancestors lived! Showed them around the house, showing them photos and ended this short session with a group photo with my S100. I am at my barest moment with no makeup and putting on my favourite tee again. Maybe when the kids are bigger, we might just go to Hainan for a visit. A pity the kids know not a phrase of Hainanese. 

I found some info from Wikipedia on Hainan as I wrote:
the smallest province of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The name “Hainan” also refers to Hainan Island (海南岛, Hǎinán Dǎo), the main island of the province. Hainan is located in the South China Sea, separated from Guangdong‘s Leizhou Peninsula to the north by the shallow and narrowQiongzhou Strait.

For centuries Hainan Island was part of Guangdong Province, but in 1988 the island became part of the newly created Hainan Province (海南省, Hǎinán Shěng).
The province has an area of 33,920 square kilometres (13,100 sq mi) and is China’s southernmost province. Although it comprises some two hundred islands scattered among three archipelagos off the southern coast, 32,900 square kilometres (12,700 sq mi) (97%) of its land mass is Hainan Island, from which the province takes its name. The PRC government claims territories of the province extend to the southern Spratly IslandsParacel Islands, and other disputed marine territory.
Hainan Province is the largest Special Economic Zone laid out by Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in the late 1980s.
There are a total of eight major cities and ten counties in Hainan Province. Haikou on the northern coast of Hainan Island is the capital whilst Sanya is a well-known tourist destination on the south coast. The other major cities are WenchangQionghaiWanningWuzhishanDongfang and Danzhou. “


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Celestia Faith Chong

A blessed single mom of three kids, Celestia came from a humble background with a roller coaster life journey. Single-handedly, she overcame the challenging hurdles and strived for success.