Have you had girlfriends before?
No I haven't. She is my firt girlfriend and I'm super happy with her.I was a little bit insecure in the beggining, it's so different from being togheter with a guy. It was just a lot of new things at the same time but no I feel more comfortable than I have felt in any of my previous relationships.
How did the two of you meet?
We met in Shanghai when I was working there as an Au Pair. We worked for the same organisation so when she was new I asked if she wanted to hang out. We didn't start dating for a couple of months, it was at a friends birthday party that we realiced that we were interested in each other.
How long have you been together?
We have been together for 5 months.
Have you two experienced any cultural claches?
No not yet. But we haven't been together in our home countries so the cultural claches that we have experienced is the chinese ones that we both think are a bit weird sometimes.
Do you two ever agrue?
Yes of course we do. But it is good for relationships to argue sometimes, it shows that you care about each other. When we do argue we usually make peace before going to bed so we're not still mad the next morning. We are both very understanding so sometimes we put our own temporary emotions a side so we can really listen to what the other one is saying and feeling.
Did you ever think about living in Sweden?
No not really. I have felt almost all my life that I didn't really want to live my whole life here in Sweden. Plus it is too cold for my girlfriend. She thinks the winter in Shanghai is cold so she would be freezing here.
What made you change your decision to not move to Colombia?
We thought about it for a while and we think, or know, that it is going to be a lot easier for both of us to start with. We both really like China and Shanghai plus it will be easier for us to find an apartmant and a job.
How do you feel about leaving your friends and family?
I feel a bit sad some days but I know that they suport me and my decision to move. And I know that I will see them again of course. I will still hopefully meet them every year but I do know that it is going to be hard. But I am going to live with family too, my girlfriend will be my new family.
How do you feel about leavnig you home country?
I am super exited to move but I am going to miss my hometown. My home is so beautiful but I know that I am not that happy living here. But I do get really sad somedays. It goes up and down.
What are your plans for the future?
I have no plans. I have some dreams and hopes but I have no idea what will happen.
For how long do you plan to stay in Shanghai?
We're not sure. I really love living there but I'm not sure if I want to live there my whole life. We will see what happens in the furute.
What are you most looking forward to moving?
Living with the woman I love in a city I love.
Have you set a date on the move yet?
I will probably go to Colombia the 8th of January to spend some time with her and her family befor we move to Shanghai.
The first picture taken of us :)