ling sisters

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Ok, so, my boyfriend's name was Ving, and he had a twin sister named Ling. Ving is a great guy, really kind and smart. However, Ving absolutely HATED his name, and that he would do nearly anything to change it. I asked him what he wanted to change it to, and he said, "Lee, like Bruce Lee or some shit." I didn't really like seeing Ving mad, so I thought "why not?", and offered to help him so that he could be happy. Ling overheard us and chimed in,"If you do that, father will disown you as (1/3)

our child. That name has been in our family line for generations.“ Ving never really liked to his sister though, and he still wanted to go through with it. The next day after school, I drove him to the town hall. After we arrived, he had gotten the name-change sheet and was writing down all his information on it when I saw his face change. I could tell he was extremely conflicted with his choice. He even started crying. He finally decided that he was gonna have to cancel his request. (2/3)

Ling looked relieved. The receptionist let us know that there would be a cancellation fee, and handed the fee waiver to her. Suddenly, A short, fat Asian man wearing traditional Chinese clothes busted into the room. Ving turned in awe and stared at the man, as tears rolled down his cheeks. "D-D-Dad?” With a huge smile on his face, the man ran up, hugged his son, and said, “Don’t stop. Be Lee, Ving. Hold on to that fee, Ling” (3/3)

I can’t believe you played me like this.

It turns out that Mei’s full name is Mei-Ling Zhou (though some sources say Mei-Lin) and is 31 years old.

My name is Mei-Li Zhou. My sister is Mei-Lin Zhou.

I just never thought I’d have a similar name to any character in western media, let alone this adorable woman!!