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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:14 am
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what happened to the house in Houston he lived at when he was still playing for the rockets? Is it abandoned, is someone living there, did Yao sell it or does Yao still own it? Are there pictures of it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwYFGSZf28o


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:34 am
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ko_xinga wrote:
what happened to the house in Houston he lived at when he was still playing for the rockets? Is it abandoned, is someone living there, did Yao sell it or does Yao still own it? Are there pictures of it?


Well, NOT SURE WHETHER he had SUCCESSFULLY disposed of his house at Hunters Creek Village.

There was this news clippage sometimes in March 2012 about Yao Ming listed for sale a six-bedroom, 7.5-bath home at 430 Thamer Lane in Hunters Creek Village for US$3.99 million.

http://www.ultimatememorial.com/stories ... ek-village


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But I think he still keeps his first house at Windsor Park Lakes at Katy, where his Mom and Dad live when they go back and forth from Shanghai to Houston.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:15 am
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why do his parents go back and forth do they still have business in Houston


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:28 pm
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pryuen wrote:
ko_xinga wrote:
what happened to the house in Houston he lived at when he was still playing for the rockets? Is it abandoned, is someone living there, did Yao sell it or does Yao still own it? Are there pictures of it?


Well, NOT SURE WHETHER he had SUCCESSFULLY disposed of his house at Hunters Creek Village.

There was this news clippage sometimes in March 2012 about Yao Ming listed for sale a six-bedroom, 7.5-bath home at 430 Thamer Lane in Hunters Creek Village for US$3.99 million.



[color=darkred]But I think he still keeps his first house at Windsor Park Lakes at Katy, where his Mom and Dad live when they go back and forth from Shanghai to Houston.


so Yao had owned 2 houses in houston?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:12 pm
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temuchin wrote:
why do his parents go back and forth do they still have business in Houston


From what I learnt from the press/media, Yao's parents spent at least half a year there in Houston looking after the Yao Restaurant.

I suspect they might have got their Green Cards, and there is a certain requrement that one needs to physically be in USA, and cannot be in another country for more than 6 months for 5 consecutive years before applying to be citizens.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:52 pm
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you know if his daughter spends any time in the US


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:35 pm
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temuchin wrote:
you know if his daughter spends any time in the US


Well, Yao Ming did sometimes let his daughter Amy Yao Qinlei to be under his parents' custody in Houston while he and his wife stayed back in Shanghai.

Just like last year's Lunar Chinese New Year. Yao & Ye were in China, but Amy stayed with her grandparents in Houston.


pryuen wrote:


http://www.yaomingmania.com/forum/viewt ... 880#408880

Photo of Yao Ming's parents and Amy Yao Qinlei at the gala in Houston celebrating the Chinese Lantern Festival. The woman holding Amy is the new Chinese Consul General to Houston, Ms. Xu Erwen, who had just assumed her new post in Houston in early August 2011.



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pryuen wrote:
Geeeeeez, is this to focus on his studies and businesses that Yao Ming and Ye Li stay in Shanghai, but have his daughter stay in Houston with his parents???

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Chinese in Houston
celebrate Lantern Festival




Updated: 2012-02-06 10:33(Xinhua)

HOUSTON - A large number of overseas Chinese in Houston Sunday celebrated China's traditional Lantern Festival, one of the most important festivals to the Chinese people home and abroad

A variety of events were held by Chinese organizations in Houston to mark the festival, which falls on January 15 of China's lunar calendar.

It has been the ninth year since the Wong Family Benevolent Association of Houston began to hold its annual lantern festival gala, where an array of Chinese traditional customs could be appreciated, such as riddle-guessing, dragon dance, singing and dancing, and the must-have for lantern festival -- rice ball.

The most eye-catching at Sunday's gala were the parents of famous Chinese basketball star Yao Ming and his 20-month-old daughter Yao Qinlei. The trio took to the stage, where little Qinlei wished everyone a happy year of the Dragon.

Chinese Consul General in Houston Xu Erwen attended the celebration and wished all overseas Chinese in the city a happy new year.

Representatives of US Congresspersons Al Green and Sheila Jackson Lee also joined the event and sent best wishes to local Chinese in the Year of the Dragon.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:15 pm
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Poor kid is abandoned, while the parents party and live it up.

Yao is americanized, too much hip hop music.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:14 pm
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It is expensive to maintain such a large house in the US.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:13 pm
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it's much cheaper than elsewhere superjean stop writing craps


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