Chinese national Wang Guiying has waited a lifetime to find the man of her dreams! Born in southern Guizhou province and the child of a salt merchant.
After growing up seeing her uncles and other men beat their wives, Wang, now 107 years old, swore off marriage. Women, you see, didn’t have many rights at the time and were very low on social standing.. As time marched on, however, Wang has seen women’s lots change; this go-getter’s now on the prowl for a man.
Wang Guiying is worried she is becoming a burden to her aging nieces and nephews since breaking her leg when she was 102 and had to stop doing chores like washing her clothes.
"I'm already 107 and I still haven't got married," the Chongqing Commercial Times quoted her saying. "What will happen if I don't hurry up and find a husband?"
Local officials seem more than happy to help Wang search for a 100-year-old groom. They suggest her family scour homes for the elderly in search of Mr. Right. Good luck, Wang! Everything is possible!
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Marriage is made in Heaven.
A 37-YEAR-OLD labourer who married a woman almost three times his age, said their marriage was a happy one and there were no problems between them despite their age gap. Mohd Nor Musa who married 106-year-old Wook Kundur three years ago, said they first met when he rented a room in Wook’s house at Kuala Berang, Hulu Terengganu, and treated her like an adopted mother.
Wook, who was living alone at the time, suggested they marry to avoid the negative perception in the community and also because Mohd Nor could take better care of her.
Describing her husband as caring and gentlemanly, she said Mohd Nor always knew how to cheer her up. Mohd Nor said he did not feel embarrassed when his siblings visited him but felt proud to have an elderly wife.
Wook Kundur 106, Mohd Nor Musa 37
Their marriage was a happy one and there were no problems between them despite their age gap.
MORE UPDATE:Sept 2009
107-year-old wants 23rd hubby
KUALA BERANG: Afraid that her current husband might leave her after completing his drug rehabilitation programme, centenarian Mek Wok Kundor is looking to marry again - for the 23rd time.
The 107-year-old, who married Mohd Noor Che Musa, 37, in 2005, said they lived blissfully until he volunteered to treat his drug habit in Kuala Lumpur in July.
Tok Wook, as she is fondly known, now believes her husband might leave her after his programme ends and settle down in Kuala Lumpur besides marrying a woman younger than her.
“Lately, there is this kind of insecurity in me,” she said.
Tok Wook, who lives in Kampung Bukit TokBat here, said she planned to visit Mohd Noor on the second day of Hari Raya if her neighbours were willing to drive her to Kuala Lumpur.
“I want to express my feelings and tell him that I am lonely without him and if he reciprocates, I will wait for him without thinking of another marriage,” she added
She said she felt lonely without a companion during Ramadan.
“I am not searching for a man as handsome as our Prime Minister (Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak), but someone to accompany me in my twilight years,” she said.
“I realise that I am an aged woman. I don’t have the body nor am I a young woman who can attract anyone.
“My intention to remarry is to fill my forlornness and nothing more than that.”
She, however, declined to talk about her past marriages and the number of children she has.
All she said about her kids was that they were old and dependent on their children.
While she spent her last Hari Raya with Mohd Noor’s family in Bachok Kelantan, Tok Wook will celebrate it this year with her neighbours.
“I will wear a baju kurung that was given as gift by my husband in January,” she said.