Letters to the Editor
Dear gou-rou group,
I am an important ex-pat living in Guangzhou. I just wanted to write to you to let you know how much gou-rou.com has helped with my professional life here in Guangdong. I only moved here recently and your magazine and website have helped me to make new friends, establish an adult society and to better understand myself as a human being.
Also I was delighted at your "Recipes for Spring" cookery section. I have been practising making all of the dishes you described - the tuna curry was a major hit in my apartment building, as was "Good Ol' Mama's Old-fashioned Home-Cooked Egg".
Thank you so much,
Leo. E, Guangzhou, China.
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Arabella, gou-rou.com editor in chief, Mauritius.
Dear The Gou-rou,
I just wanted to write to let you know how nostalgic your website makes me feel. I left China in 1945, and hadn't really thought about it much since that time. When I stumbled across your website the memories came flooding back. I can totally relate to your articles about life in China, it sounds exactly the same as it was back then. Thank you all.
J. Tithany, Louisiana.
Thanks, Mr Tithany, for your kind comments.
I would like to congratulate you on your sensitive and capable handling of the debate over the question of dog meat, in last month's issue. Your article induced in me a veritable swelter of emotions.
At first, I became very angry. My rage was as a towering column of ire, poised to crush all beneath it with its venom and outrage. My dander was, much as that of the legendary Aeneas at the fall of Troy, up.
Reading on, my irascibility diminished. I began to feel wistful and slightly light-headed. My pique was replaced by disconsolate meditation on the human condition. Some might say that to compare your journalists' prose stylings to the great Dostoevsky goes too far. I say, it does not go far enough! Why, only paragraphs later, my melancholy swoon was lifted from me by those mellifluous words on the subject of canine butchery and sent into a rapture of joy, bliss and further light-headedness!
In summary, I would like to cancel my subscription.
Harold Parr, Jiaodaokou
A.G., Kuala Lumpur