This week, my interview with writer Rachel DeWoskin just hit the presses at Asian Jewish Life! Many of you already know Rachel through her beloved memoir Foreign Babes in Beijing or her debut novel Repeat After Me (two of the quintessential books featuring foreign women who find love in China). Here’s the intro to the interview: [...]
As I transition back to living in the family home with my inlaws, brother-in-law, sister-in-law and niece in China, I went back through the archives and pulled a few classic posts related to my family in China. The Chinese Relatives Name Game. Now that I’m in China, no doubt I’ll continue to struggle with all [...]
Today is the infamous Black Friday in the US, the official start to the holiday shopping season. While I’m still transitioning over to China, I thought I’d pull a few posts from the archives for a little holiday gift inspiration. BTW, for anyone doing a little online Black Friday shopping interested in Asian and Asian-inspired [...]
As our departure for China fast approaches, thoughts of air travel, China and settling down occupy my mind.
While Western women overwhemingly step up to share their stories love found and love lost, some of the most memorable submissions came from Chinese men. As I continue to prepare for my move to China, I’m digging into the archives this Friday to share a few of my favorites. Let’s hear it for the boys! [...]
If you’re in a Chinese-Western cross-cultural relationship or marriage, how can you reflect that in your holiday meals?
“You should check out this website.” That’s what I’ve been telling a number of readers who send me Ask the Yangxifu questions — I refer them to some of the fantastic sites that I follow and admire. So I thought, maybe it’s time to do a brief post and spotlight some of my favorites? Western [...]
To my parents, my Chinese father-in-law was that “hard-to-buy-for” guy — which reminded me of how many of us struggle with cross-cultural gift giving.
A story of a European-Chinese couple fighting for their marriage and family, who needs your advice and support.
“Won’t you miss the holidays when you’re in China?” I couldn’t fault American friends for asking. It’s not just that John and I are moving back to China permanently. We’re also leaving the US on Thanksgiving Day, which means we’ll miss that holiday as well as Christmas, the king of them all. It’s true. Perhaps [...]