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Posted by Eric Chan on August 12, 2001 at 20:14:51:

In Reply to: Re: SUEY WAI LEUNG - TOISHAN, GUANGDONG posted by Rosa L on February 27, 2001 at 14:07:03:


My Parents' were from Toishan as well. My dad ame to Canada in 1967. I never been to Toishan or Asia, but I love to travel there someday. I heard
Toishan is pretty much empty in terms of population because so many have immigrated to better places for better living standard.

Can anybody tell me more about Toishan?

+ Eric

: Lisa,

: This is not really an answer to your question... I just wanted to say that I'm sorry about your father.
: My father (Louie Wing Don) was from Toishan and passed away 4 years ago, and I have vowed to visit Toishan
: someday, so it felt good to see your post. I had been assuming all this time that Toishan was just a
: small village, but it seems from the responses you've gotten that it's not. Good to know.

: The only tidbit I have to offer is this: One of my cousins (whom I don't speak with very often) went
: back to visit around ten years ago, and I remember my dad shaking his head and laughing at him,
: because my cousin was going to visit the village empty-handed. I guess if one is going to visit his/her
: home village, that person had better be prepared with plenty of gifts for the long lost relatives
: (according to Maxine Hong Kingston's Woman Warrior, you may suddenly have twice as many
: relatives as you would otherwise!). I'm not sure what kinds of gifts... anyone? Probably some money,
: but nothing like a new stereo system or anything. I hope.

: Rosa

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