• 30Jun

    but mine just happens to be a fraternal one.  Haha.

    The other day when I was talking to one of my friends (Rachel), we were talking about our birthdays.  Her’s is on July 19th and mine is on July 18th.  But then one of my other friends pointed out that it is kind of crazy that our birthdays were so close and our names were so close (I know I know… Rachel and LeighAnn… are a little different… keep reading smart guy).   Her Chinese name is Li Yan…. mine is Li An… and actually her Chinese name sounds a lot like my English name.  The “Y” in her name sounds a lot like the slurring that goes on in the middle of my English name… where as in my Chinese name it’s a pretty sharp Li followed by a more melodic Ann sound.  (Hopefully you can follow that).  It makes it rather complicated for me when we’re in the same place.

    But then it dawned on me… July 18th in the States is July 19th in China most of the day.  So I asked her what time she was born.  After asking her mom, she found out that she was at 12:45pm China time.  That converts to 9:45pm July 18th US time.  I was born at 8:59PM.  46 minutes difference and one letter in our name.  Sounds like twins to me!  46 minutes is enough time for us to be actual naturally born twins and then we probably had some of those parents that like to give their twins names that are close to each other just to throw everyone else off… like Mike and Ike or something.  Fun stuff!

    Here’s a picture of me and my twin!  (Yeah… she got all the height…)


    Nothing that exciting has happened lately.  A lot of rain but I guess that’s to be expected as the summer is sort of the rainy season here.  It’s a pretty comfortable rain though… temps stay in the high 60s low 70s.  Sometimes it can get really muggy right before or right after it rains, but it’s nothing unbearable.

    Hope all is well with you!  Say Hi!


    Posted by LupLup @ 1:38 am

5 Responses

  • 2Lup's Mom Says:


    Haha, “separated at birth”!!! That’s pretty amazing!

    Yeah, I know how it is when the sister gets all the height! Not fair!!!

  • Warren Says:

    Which one of you is the evil twin?

  • LupLup Says:

    Pretty sure I would be just because I’m the American… people here seem to think all the evil comes from America…

  • 2Lup's Mom Says:

    BTW, your twin has a neat handbag!

  • LupLup Says:

    yeah it’s cool! She got it as a gift from one of her patients (she’s a nurse). It’s handmade IN CHINA… haha.