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Sweet Daughter Handwrites 3-Page Travel Guide for Parents Coming to Her Wedding in US

By Liu Rong (People's Daily Online)    04:24, July 23, 2015

Daughters usually are very sweet to their parents. Here is a great example: 25-year-old Chinese girl Che Liang showed her love and care to her parents through a three-page travel guide that she has handwritten to help them travel to the United States to attend her wedding.

The handwritten guide was posted on Weibo, a Chinese microblogging website that is similar to Twitter, by one of Che's friends. She referred to Che as a "Darling Daughter" in the post. 

"This darling daughter wrote a Travel Guide for Mommy and Daddy, listing all the possible problems they might encounter when boarding and changing a flight, with their solutions explained in detail. The guide is even bilingual!," said the friend with the user name "Nuo Shi Mei Nu" on Weibo. 

"The guide was all handwritten, making it much more heartwarming than those letters that are typed using a computer," wrote Nuo Shi Mei Nu. 

The guide has been estimated to be 2000-words long, with all the flight schedules, locations and telephone numbers marked clearly in colored ink. On its first page, the flight itinerary of Che’s parents is listed prominently in the center in both Chinese and English. They are scheduled to fly from Chongqing, Sichuan Province to Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, where they will board on a flight to Los Angeles, and then change to a flight going to their destination in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In addition to the itinerary, the guide also includes directions regarding filling out the disembarkation card, baggage claim and minor issues such as the use of eyeshade and the handling of skin-care products in bottles.

Che and her fiancé, whom she got to know through Facebook in 2009 when she was studying in Spain, will hold their wedding on August 8. While looking forward to their presence at her wedding, she has been worrying about their upcoming long journey to the United States.

"Both my dad and mom do not speak English, and this will be their first time coming to the United States, so I worry that when they take flights to come here, they will have a difficult time because of the language barrier, and that's why I've composed this guide," said Che.She listed 11 items as "matters of importance" in the guide, which cover all the things that should be taken care of on the journey, including departure, boarding, changing flights and arrival.

"Don't bring liquid stuff when packing, mom's skin-care products should be put in small jars," Che wrote as part of the "matters of importance" in her guide.

"It took me three days to write these matters of importance, which is the most important part of the guide," Che said.

On the third page of the guide are some English sentences that the parents might need to use on the way. "Both my parents are over 50 years old, it's definitely difficult for them to learn some English now, so I wrote six simple English dialogues for them to bring along, when necessary, they can just show the sentences to airport staff or policemen, and I'm sure they will get help right away," Che explained.

Che scanned the guide and sent it to her parents through email. Mrs Cao, Che's mother, was apparently very excited over her daughter's detailed travel guide. "Yeah, we've received and reviewed the travel guide, and we will print it out today, and follow everything in it," Mrs. Cao said.

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