Posted by Wain (220.127.116.11) on December 04, 2006 at 04:39:21:
Hi, I found your posting from google by typing Toishan search, didn't realize there where so many people like me out there trying to find our "origin or roots". I am told by my grandparents that I too is a Toishanese, but according to my mother I was born in ShenZhen.
I'm pretty much considered an "ABC", for I have been in the U.S. since I was seven. Anyways, I am being told that GaoGong is not in Toishan.
The Proper english translation and spelling should be Jiu Jiang in Guangdong province.
Good Luck and I wish you all the best...
The following is an article that I found on the internet that we can relate to...
A Home Away from Home
Latest Updated by2005-05-08 15:22:01
December of 2004 was the first time that I had visited my motherland China. Sitting on the train from Kowloon to Guangzhou, I was filled with anticipation. I had been looking forward to the trip since the day I learned I would be able to finally set foot in China. I had heard many things about China, but until this trip I was never able to experience them.
Although my two-day excursion in the Guangdong province of China was not long enough to satiate my curiosity and interest in China, it was definitely enough to whet my appetite and increase my desire for a chance to live and pursue a career in China. My parents and I were fortunate to have the help of several kind officials from the Guangdong province of China. Prior to our arrival, they had already searched for and located our old home in Jiu Jiang. This was the home that the grandfather of my grandfather lived in. They not only found the house, but they also contacted two distant relatives of ours, who visited our old house with us.
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