I will leave here for a couple days

China
February 15, 2016 6:20am CST
Tomorrow I will leave for another city-234 km away from where I live -to visit my 85 year old uncle who is bedridden due to a cerebral accident.My grandparents had a family of three and my mum was the eldest of the family .Now My uncle is the only one alive among them . Happily, high-speed rail from our city to there was opened to traffic just Feb,8,2016,so it cuts 4 hours trip it used to be down to one hour now .
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@paigea (21558)
• Canada
20 Feb 16
I hope you had a good visit. That rail trip sounds great
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• China
20 Feb 16
Thank you! The high speed rail is really a wonder !
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@paigea (21558)
• Canada
20 Feb 16
@changjiangzhibin89 that is something we don't have here.
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@jaboUK (52687)
• United Kingdom
20 Feb 16
One hour is easy compared to the 4 it used to be. I hope your uncle wasn't too ill to enjoy your visit.
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• China
20 Feb 16
Thank you !He was so happy to see me.I sat at his bedside and had a small talk with him,which is something that he wants the most .
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@much2say (38130)
• United States
19 Feb 16
I see that you have already returned! It's very nice of you to visit your Uncle. A cerebral accident - I hope he will fully recover and soon! I hope all went well with your trip - and that all went smoothly with the high speed rail system.
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• China
20 Feb 16
Thank you !It was just two days trip.It will take time for my uncle to recover from it ,because he is in his 80s.It was the first I sampled the high speed rail ,it is wonderful!
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@much2say (38130)
• United States
20 Feb 16
@changjiangzhibin89 Well I hope your uncle can go on the high speed train to recovery ! I'm sure he was thrilled that you had come to visit him.
• China
21 Feb 16
@much2say Thank you!If possible ,I will go to there to visit him once a year.Now he feels lonely being confined to the bed and is crying out for chewing the fat with others .
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@JudyEv (115612)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Apr 16
I know this was posted some months ago but that sounds a very fast train trip. Did you enjoy travelling at such a high speed?
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• China
21 Apr 16
Yes,I enjoy it very much.It is sad that my uncle passed away on 20th ,March .
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@JudyEv (115612)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Apr 16
@changjiangzhibin89 I'm sorry to hear that you lost your uncle. Was he very old?
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• China
22 Apr 16
@JudyEv Thank you ! he was 86.
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• United States
18 Feb 16
You are so sweet to go visit your uncle, here in America, that is so rare and something we have lost over the years, to respect and care for our elders. Have a safe trip my friend, glad I saw this, otherwise I would start to worry like last time.
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• China
19 Feb 16
Thank you ! It was two days 'trip going there and back.I haven't seen my uncle for ages due to attending to my parents.The only consolation for me is that uncle's mind is still clear without the loss of speech ,though he has had hemiplegia.
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• China
20 Feb 16
@Carmelanirel2 Thank you !Sorry ! your sister got it too.Suffering from palsy of one side is really a nightmare.You seem to always have a busy schedule .
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• United States
20 Feb 16
@changjiangzhibin89 Mostly on weekends and I am here now because my son, who usually has the computer now, is spending the night at a friend's. However, I am tired, don't know how long I will be on tonight.
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@SIMPLYD (77451)
• Philippines
22 Feb 16
I am so amazed at your being so kind to all your uncles and aunties and to all your relatives . I hope he is still doing fine though bedridden already .
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• China
22 Feb 16
He is my mum's youngest bother and they haven't seen each other for ages due to both being carsick .It is sad they can ,t see each other forever owing to mum's passing away .His mind is still clear and doesn't lose the power of speech.
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@SIMPLYD (77451)
• Philippines
23 Feb 16
@changjiangzhibin89 How old is he ? It's so sad that they weren't able to see each other when your mom was still alive .
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• China
23 Feb 16
@SIMPLYD He is 85 now .This time I visited him,I showed him my mum's video.That was all I could do .
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@DianneN (71289)
• United States
31 Jan
How is your uncle? I wish you'd write more discussions. I love reading about your life in China.
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• China
31 Jan
Sadly ! My uncle passed away about one month after we visited him. I have not started that many posts here,because it is not a piece of cake for me to write a discussion in English.
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@DianneN (71289)
• United States
1 Feb
@changjiangzhibin89 I'm so sorry you lost the last of his generation, but I'm happy you visited him. Your English seems wonderful to me, and is 100% better than my Chinese.
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• China
2 Feb
@DianneN Thank you very much ! I teach myself English and think both English and Chinese are difficult languages to learn.
@bunnybon7 (34917)
• Holiday, Florida
18 Apr 17
hope you enjoyed the visit. sounds like a nice thing to visit the elders
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• China
18 Apr 17
Thank you ! Sadly my uncle passed away just a month after I visited him.
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@bunnybon7 (34917)
• Holiday, Florida
18 Apr 17
@changjiangzhibin89 aaww! well at least you know you did right to let him know you cared
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@mysdianait (64067)
• Italy
15 Feb 16
Oh that distance has certainly become easier for you now. Have a safe trip and we will hear all about your journey when you return
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• China
18 Feb 16
Thank you so much !I was heartbroken at the moment when saw my uncle getting hemiplegia and being confined to bed.
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@mysdianait (64067)
• Italy
18 Feb 16
@changjiangzhibin89 When friends and family have health problems it is indeed saddening. Welcome back!
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@DeborahDiane (19094)
• Laguna Woods, California
20 Feb 16
I wish we had high speed rail in the United States. Someday ...
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• China
20 Feb 16
I think it won't be too long before you have it .
@louievill (17616)
• Philippines
15 Feb 16
Godspeed my friend and best wishes to your family, yes and see ya soon.
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• China
18 Feb 16
Thank you very much ! I return to here again,nice to see you .
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@scheng1 (24815)
• Singapore
15 Feb 16
Can your uncle move around in wheelchair? It will make life more interesting if he can go out to meet friends or just to breathe in fresh air.
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• China
18 Feb 16
Sadly he hasn't recovered the use of his left arm and leg and has difficulty in using awheelchair at the moment .Thank you !
@garymarsh6 (13050)
• United Kingdom
21 Feb 16
It seems that China has upped a lot of the train services to high speed. I hope you have a pleasant trip to see your uncle and I hope he is not too poorly.