編按:今天要來看一個7年前來台灣當交換生、到與台灣男生相戀、結婚的美國女生安娜,她如何看待「異國婚姻」。安娜表示,她覺得自己能當上台灣媳婦很開心,也想在情人節跟大家分享她認識台灣老公的一段小故事......

我從溫斯康辛州來,在美國的中間北部
I am from Wisconsin, USA. It’s located in the North-Central United States.

2009年我在美國開始準備來台灣當交換學生
In 2009, I began my preparation to become an exchange student.

我在某某女中
I was aent to a female only high school.

那邊我有很多朋友們,很多同學很歡迎我,還有一個老師也很歡迎我
I had met a teacher and a lot of classmates who welcome me with open arms.

就愛台灣暖宅男!從美嫁來台的老外:不要看他的過去,重要是了解彼此

所以我那一年的生活真的很好
So that one-year exchange experience was amazing.

上大學的時候
When I was about to go to college.

我覺得可能要回來台灣,再次試試看生活會怎麼樣
I feel like I should come back to Taiwan again for a longer stay.

就愛台灣暖宅男!從美嫁來台的老外:不要看他的過去,重要是了解彼此

2012年回來台灣,我在這裡住一個房子
In 2012, I come back to Taiwan to live in an apartment

然後在那個房子我認識我老公,我以前是他的房客
and that’s where I met my husband, he was my property manager.

就愛台灣暖宅男!從美嫁來台的老外:不要看他的過去,重要是了解彼此

就愛台灣暖宅男!從美嫁來台的老外:不要看他的過去,重要是了解彼此

他很可愛!他很驚訝我會講中文
He was very cute. He was very surprised when he realized I could speak Mandarin.

有幾天我沒有辦法打開(我房間)那個門
One time, I was having some trouble with my door.

我就打電話給他妹妹說我沒有辦法開門
I called his sister to tell her that I couldn’t open the door.

她說:「喔,沒關係!我哥哥在那附近,我打電話給他」
She said her brother was nearby, so she called him for help.

他真的馬上來,真的蠻快的!感覺他也有一點興奮要來幫我
He really came within minutes. I felt like he was pretty excited about helping me.

他超可愛!我就要開門,然後他要轉給我看,就摸到我的手,然後慢慢的轉
He is really cute, when he was fixing my door, he accidently grabbed my hand...

就愛台灣暖宅男!從美嫁來台的老外:不要看他的過去,重要是了解彼此

很有感覺啊!
I thought it was pretty special!

後來他會一直回來修理東西
After that, he would keep coming back to “fix stuff”.

所以我就從那個時候開始喜歡他,然後有一點感覺他也喜歡我
So I think I started to like him, and I believe he felt the same way as well.