How to get married and move to China in 60 days
Adventure Articles - A Love Story
Issued on 2-12-2005
Yannick Cornet is
both a romantic and a bit of a philosopher. Which is probably no bad
thing because he has rather a lot on his plate just at the moment. In
the course of the next few weeks, he is both getting married and moving
to China. And he'll be recording all the preparations and the events on
his trusty N90 to post on his Lifeblog.
His Lifeblog is already going strong and offers clear evidence of his
philosophical side. One of his recent posting is called “Why Get
Married and Beyond”. It seeks to explain why, as someone who has
always been instinctively against the institution of marriage because
it is an institution, he is now taking the plunge.
Then his romantic side takes over. The real reason he's getting married
is quite simple. She's called Annika. Yannick leaves us in little doubt
about his feelings for her. All you fellow romantics should go to the
website and log on to his Lifeblog immediately. There won't be a dry
eye in the house.
To add to the romance, Yannick then adds a photo record of the place
where he proposed. Being a bit of an internationalist - he's a
Belgian-born French Canadian who now lives in Copenhagen – he
didn't go for just any old spot. He chose a romantic disused castle on
the island of Salina off the coast of Sicily.
The only blot on his romantic copybook is that the actual spot where he
popped the question – he shows it on his Lifeblog – was
beside a sign which says in large letters “Arrivederci”,
which of course means ‘Goodbye' in Italian.
Well, he is off to China. But happily, Annika will be going with him.
They get married on December 17 and Yannick starts work in Beijing on
January 16. He says they are both looking forward to it immensely.
“Annika was pushing to try to find a posting somewhere
else,” says Yannick, “because she has never lived outside
Denmark before and wanted to give it a try. I think she'll find China
But Yannick is an old China hand – he spent a year there when he
was a student. He's really excited about going back and getting to know
the country even better. And for him at least the language won't be a
problem. “I actually speak better Chinese than I do Danish, even
though I've been in Copenhagen for four years,” he admits.
“I guess the difference is that I really wanted to learn
We're sure Annika will forgive him.