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Happy Birthday 李承娥!

For those of you who don’t know yet, today is Gloria’s birthday.  (She doesn’t know that I’m posting this.)  A very wise friend reminded me that women are actually very simple. What they want most is sweetness.  So, here’s my attempt.

I’ve known 承娥 for 19 years now, and been married to her for 17.  She is really something.

We met in Keelung, Taiwan in 1995.  It didn’t take me long to figure out that this was someone that I wanted to be with.


We both enjoy Don Henley, and I’ve often thought of one of his songs “Not enough love in the world” as being a theme song for us at various times.  I’ve often teased her with a few lines from the song:

“I’m not easy to live with, I know that it’s true

You’re no picnic either, babe and that’s one of the things I loved about you”

Those of you who know Gloria on a personal level would have to agree with me that she is very frank about most things and doesn’t wear much of a mask on her emotions.  I really love this about her, because I never need to wonder where I stand with her.

So, with my apologies to native Chinese speakers, here’s my attempt at a poem for Gloria:










Karl (梅子)

Read more: Don Henley – Not Enough Love In The World Lyrics | MetroLyric

December 25, 2013 - 2:09 pm Juying - Happy Birthday, Gloria! You actually can get your birthday/ Christmas gifts before your kids get theirs. What a sweet husband! I agree with what Karl describe of you 100%. You are lucky to have each other for eternity. I'm glad that I'm able to read this poem. That is a very romantic poem especially the last two lines. You should translate it to English too. Happy birthday & Merry Christmas!

November 30, 2014 - 7:47 pm Julienne - 無意間看到梅子寫給你的詩,好感動!還特別叫亞當來看。好久沒聯絡,但是知道你一切都好,又是12月了,祝你生日快樂還有聖誕快樂!

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