Broken Mirror

Inside a Chinese Marriage

     Legend says that, when a child is born, a mirror is forged to reflect the new soul so care must be taken not to break the mirror for that would bring bad luck. Aurora Teo Mei Ling’s streak of bad luck ran seven times seven years.

     Losing her mother at two, Aurora, as a child, was made to feel unwanted and unworthy of love. As a young adult, she mistook lust for love and entered into relationships with men who abused her. Eventually, she married an immigrant from China and strove to be a traditional Chinese wife.


     Aurora shows us the secret world of Filipino Chinese marriages. In a culture where a woman’s silence in the face of abuse and maltreatment is viewed as a virtue because of self-sacrifice and submission, Aurora defies tradition as she breaks the code of silence and divulges secrets of a Chinese marriage.

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